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Touch & Go Audiobook
Touch & Go
Written by: 
Lisa Gardner
Narrated by: 
Elisabeth Rodgers
Touch & Go Audiobook

Touch & Go: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

This is my family: Vanished without a trace....

Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life.

This is what I know: Pain has a flavor....

When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted, with only a pile of their cell phones and electronic devices remaining. No witnesses, no ransom demands, no motive. Just a perfect little family, gone.

This is what I fear: The worst is yet to come....

Tessa knows better than anyone that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes’ innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices. Who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family? And how far would such a person be willing to go?

This is the truth: Love, safety, family . . . it’s all touch and go.

©2012 Lisa Gardner (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    CK 03-12-13
    CK 03-12-13
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    "Keeps your attention until the very end!"
    If you could sum up Touch & Go in three words, what would they be?

    Made me think.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All characters were unique. N


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Great pace, but being a native New Englander, the accent drove me crazy. Not an authentic Boston accent....admittedly a hard accent to replicate but it would be better not to try!


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

    There is a point of forgiveness. In spite of everythg past, the present situation is much more real and demanding of compassion.


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    Serina Lowell, MA, United States 03-11-13
    Serina Lowell, MA, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Wore my headphones for an entire weekend!"

    This is my first Lisa Gardner novel and it won't be my last. Being from Boston, I loved all of the local references and the story (although I figured out the "who done it" rather early), it kept me second guessing myself to the end. I liked that!

    The narrator was great when speaking in the "Libby or Ashlynn" role. Her male voices not so great (I can imagine that is difficult to pull off). Her Boston accent is terrible especially in the Tessa Leone role. Being from Boston, I am a harsh critic of fake accents!

    If you want a suspense fiction that will keep you captivated to the end, Touch and Go is for you!

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    MADDY Monterey, TN, United States 03-11-13
    MADDY Monterey, TN, United States 03-11-13
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    "Mystery, suspense, drama"

    This book kept me guessing and wondering throughout. The narrator was especially good, in that she didn't interfere in any way that took away from the story. I listened for over 14 hours, and it kept me wanting more all the way. Even though the premise was a stretch of the imagination, it was an exciting story. Only the ending was a bit more far-fetched. But I guess it was in keeping with the story itself. Overall, I would definitely recommend this to all lovers of mystery and suspense.

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    dodie 03-11-13
    dodie 03-11-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Good story"
    If you could sum up Touch & Go in three words, what would they be?

    Kept me interested.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The wife. She finally found herself after she gave up on her life.


    Any additional comments?

    A good story. Nice to know what happened to Tessa.

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    Kathy Biloxi, MS, United States 03-11-13
    Kathy Biloxi, MS, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not the best Lisa Gardner but not bad either."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was good enough to keep me engaged on a long trip, which is all I ask from my audio books. The story moved quickly and the plot wasn't so complicated I would get confused if I zoned out while listening (which tends to happen when I'm driving).


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine, other than occasionally the male voices seemed a little weird. Too macho sounding.


    Was Touch & Go worth the listening time?

    Yes


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    cydney 03-11-13
    cydney 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Drawn out"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    If I would have had more credits to get something different, I wouldn't have finished this book. It just felt very drawn out and overly wordy. Slow moving. I just really didn't care for it. I'm not sure if it was the book in its entirety that I didn't like or if it was the characters. I thought two of the main characters were really annoying and I found myself not really caring what happened to them as the book progressed.


    Did Elisabeth Rodgers do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. She did a good job.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I thought it was just ok.

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    Pauline Beverly, MA, United States 03-09-13
    Pauline Beverly, MA, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "great ending! Never saw it coming!"
    What did you love best about Touch & Go?

    The plot and the variety of characters


    Any additional comments?

    The same character's feelings were repeated over and over, to the point of distraction. I am not sure how many times I needed t hear about the main character's initial feelings about her husband, background, or feelings about her child.

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    Susan Winter Western New York 03-09-13
    Susan Winter Western New York 03-09-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Listen"
    Any additional comments?

    I found the premise gripping and compelling. I got a bit confused with some of the characters in regards to the husband's business... but probably my own fault, trying to listen while doing other things. I enjoyed the presence of the character from her earlier book "Love You More" - she had intrigued me and I hope she shows up in future books. Recommend it!

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    Zach 03-08-13
    Zach 03-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "GREAT!!"

    This book was fantastic! I'm going to have to read her other books, It will keep you on your toes the entire time.

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    Frank Schimpf 03-07-13

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    "I know...all 5's? YES!"
    Would you listen to Touch & Go again? Why?

    Probably in a year or so. I'm not much for re-listening until I forget most of the details.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. The story moved along at a quick pace, and the switching between story characters kept me alert during the reading.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    Very well read


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I listen on the commute on a train


    Any additional comments?

    First... I don't like this new format for writing a review. That's for Audible.

    My wife suggested that I listen to a Lisa Gardner book several years ago. Since then, I have been a very hard core fan. I listen to everything that she releases.

    I've listened to most of her books that are available up here and I have to say that I think that this is one of her best ever! 5,5,5,5,5!!

    About 85% through this book, I said to myself.....OK I know what's going to happen.

    I listen while I commute on a train to Philadelphia during the week and in my car on the weekends.

    Tonight on the train, I got to the end of the book and said...Aha. I know what's going to happen. OK...Yea...a bit disappointing cause I figured it out.

    I pull into my driveway after getting off the train, and I'm listening to what I think is the epilog and all of a sudden....WHAM!!!!!! WHAT???? OH COOL!!!

    Lisa.. I hope you see this. I love you!!!! You are a genius. How do you come up with these great story lines???? Great finish!!!!!

    What a great book!!!!

    Frank

    P.S.
    My wife is 3rd in line to get the book at our local library and she's dying to get her hands on it after my babbling...

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