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

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

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.
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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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    Brenda ROOSEVELT, UT, United States 11-19-12
    Brenda ROOSEVELT, UT, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "lisa gardner is a great author"

    Like detective stories and Lisa Gardner is one of the most entertaining detective authors I have read.

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    Marybelle 11-05-12
    Marybelle 11-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A must read"
    What did you love best about Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel?

    If you love the series you will enjoy this novel


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    D.D. Warren she is always such a multi-layered character


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    D.D Warren


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    acorley84 Elkins, WV 09-29-12
    acorley84 Elkins, WV 09-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "She Does it Again!!"
    Where does Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've only listened to two audio books and both were by Lisa Gardner so I would have to rank them both the same and consider them equally brilliant!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have to say that Danielle is the most memorable character that has stuck with me many months after listening to this book.


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

    Again, I've only listened to one other audio book so I really don't have a lot of experience for which to rate.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was particularly interesting to see where Danielle fit in with this whole story and how it kept coming back to her but yet it didn't seem to have any thing to do with her. Her desire to help and try to help sort out the issues was one thing that kept me listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, this was a great book and the narrator's and author has done a wonderful job!

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    Adriana Milwaukee, WI, United States 09-26-12
    Adriana Milwaukee, WI, United States 09-26-12
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    This was a great story, fast paced, holds your attention all the way through! All the characters come together nicely!

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    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 08-21-12
    Amazon Customer East Hartford, CT, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2012

    I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.

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    "Fair, not great, not bad"

    A decent listen, narration was a little too dramatic at times. Takes only minor suspension of reality to enjoy and not pick apart the story. I did find myself saying oh come on, but not overmuch. I have istened to other stories in the series and find them to be pretty much the same. Enjoyable, but not great mysteries or thrillers just good light listens that don't take any effort.

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    Just mississauga, Ontario, Canada 08-19-12
    Just mississauga, Ontario, Canada 08-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved every one of her books"

    I started with the fifth and sixth in the series not knowing it was a series. I just bought the other four and just finished them all. Six books in a row, and sorry it is over. I will have to download more of her books. They have murder, mystery, twists, family, love, they have it all.

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    Nanny Yetz Denver, Colorado 08-03-12
    Nanny Yetz Denver, Colorado 08-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    What did you like best about Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel? What did you like least?

    This was beautifully written and narrated until the end. It just took a dive into some supercilious haywire. Downright insulting


    What was most disappointing about Lisa Gardner’s story?

    The wierdness.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Three different narrators, each wonderful. Too bad the story went into some science fiction mumbo jumbo that they had to read along.


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    Cecilia Hudson, FL 34667 United States 07-30-12
    Cecilia Hudson, FL 34667 United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Thourghly enjoyed this book. Great entertainment!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I can't get enough of detective DD Warren. I love Lisa Gardner books and Kirstin Potter does a magnificient job with the character.


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    alexandra 04-06-12
    alexandra 04-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    What made the experience of listening to Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel the most enjoyable?

    It really gets you to the edge of your seat. Great read best of best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The thrill


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Danielle


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All of it


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it

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    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 11-17-11
    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 11-17-11 Member Since 2011
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    "COULDN'T STOP READING"

    I couldn't stop reading even for food! This book had me guessing & on the edge of my seat the whole way through. Very good!

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