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Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel Audiobook

Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

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Publisher's Summary

He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide.

On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father—and possible suspect—now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There’s more to this case than meets the eye.

Danielle Burton is a survivor, a dedicated nurse whose passion is to help children at a locked-down pediatric psych ward. But she remains haunted by a family tragedy that shattered her life nearly 25 years ago. The dark anniversary is approaching, and when D. D. Warren and her partner show up at the facility, Danielle immediately realizes: It has started again.

A devoted mother, Victoria Oliver has a hard time remembering what normalcy is like. But she will do anything to ensure that her troubled son has some semblance of a childhood. She will love him no matter what. Nurture him. Keep him safe. Protect him. Even when the threat comes from within her own house.

In New York Times best-selling author Lisa Gardner’s most compelling work of suspense to date, the lives of these three women unfold and connect in unexpected ways, as sins from the past emerge—and stunning secrets reveal just how tightly blood ties can bind. Sometimes the most devastating crimes are the ones closest to home.

©2010 Lisa Gardner (P)2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Gardner never sensationalizes her story, and the book ends with a resolution that is creatively and emotionally appropriate. An excellent novel." (Booklist)

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    Pocket Empire Auckland 03-24-11
    Pocket Empire Auckland 03-24-11 Listener Since 2004
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    "Excellent for all the right reasons"

    I've listened to so many audio books over the years and this one in particular stands out. Lisa Gardner's short, clipped sentences work very well in audio format. The story moves at a cracking pace with just the right amount of detail. The other vital component is the excellent narrators, particularly the main voice who has a delivery that is crisp, wry and absolutely perfect. One of the best I've listened to.

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    Julie 09-18-10
    Julie 09-18-10 Member Since 2009
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    "so worthwhile"

    I agree with one reviewer that it is hard to read about sad circumstances which involve children, but this book is so worth listening to, and WOW the readers are just exceptional. "thumbs up for Lisa Gardner"

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lysa 09-12-16
    Lysa 09-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Never disapponts"
    What did you love best about Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel?

    I love the way Gardner tells all sides to her stories through her characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Timely subject matter


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    Florida Mom 08-26-16
    Florida Mom 08-26-16

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    "I got pulled right in!"

    I don't write reviews often,but this was a must. Lisa Gardner took me into an area I'm really not familiar with, mental illnesses. She wrote in a way where I clearly understood, with so many twists, and really interesting characters. I was hooked and in suspense through the whole book. I really liked Detective Dee Dee Warren much more in this book. She was just as cocky and brass as always, but her character didn't take over the entire story this time. This story constantly kept me wanting for more, and couldn't put the listen down for long except for when I had too. Great Narrators, and a truly great story all around.

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    "Could not stop listening!!!"

    This book was a great book!!! Could not stop listening!!! Storyline was great!!! Suprising twists and thrillers!!!! Cannot wait to read other books!

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    Tamara Girodie 07-04-16 Member Since 2016

    Just a college student wanting to read more... Crime novel aficionado :) My favorite crime audio novelist: Lisa Gardner all the way!

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    "Another Bone-Chilling and Heart-Warming Tale"

    The narrators were fantastic and the novel even more so. It was creepy and captivating but also glowing with love. This will for sure be added to my favorites along with another novel by Lisa Gardner: Catch Me

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    Martha Healy 06-09-16

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    "Thoroughly enjoyed"

    Narration style like The Girl On the Train (3 women, 3 voices) and done well. It was a good story. and can't ask for more.

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    Sueann Harnden 05-24-16
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    "Love!!! kept me on my toes. "

    The narrator was fabulous definitely a favorite. Lisa Gardner is my new favorite author.

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    Kathleen 04-26-16
    Kathleen 04-26-16

    I am so grateful for the service you provide. I have lived my life not reading for entertainment. I have several vision problems. All better

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    "This story is not for the Faint of Heart"
    Where does Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a very powerful and terribly sad book. I think normally I would have returned the book but I have a history caring for children like those in the story. I stuck it out till the crazy end.


    What other book might you compare Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel to and why?

    I have never read a book that covered this topic so intensely. I became angry with the detective's accusatory way with the nurse who was clearly a devoted worker in a fiercely difficult job. The detective seemed be in awe of her own big offensive ego.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The book has a number of narrators, with similar voices, at times it was hard to keep track of who was speaking.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You will not want to have kids if you see this film.


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    Keal2008 04-25-16
    Keal2008 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love it!"

    Entertaining and well told. It kept my interest from start to finish. I can't wait for the next.

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