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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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    lisa b 03-14-13
    lisa b 03-14-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Don't do it"
    What was most disappointing about Lisa Gardner’s story?

    Simplistic, flat, annoying characters with no redeeming qualities. Terrible writing. Painful to listen to.


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    rebecca mt. pleasant, SC, United States 03-12-13
    rebecca mt. pleasant, SC, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Great listen!"
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    This is an exciting book that will make you want to do anything to keep listening to it. I haven't finished, but I'm sure it will be a good ending.

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    Kay Tucson, AZ, United States 03-12-13
    Kay Tucson, AZ, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Only Okay"

    This is the first Lisa Gardner book I have read so I guess I expected more than I got from it. It was interesting at first, then I got REALLY tired of the "poor me" whining of the wife and just wanted to fast forward when she started talking about her "miserable life." Enough already! The plot was predictable - had it figured out about half way through. I probably won't read another Lisa Gardner book for a while, if ever.

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    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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