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You Don't Want to Know Audiobook

You Don't Want to Know

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In Ava’s dreams, her son, Noah, looks just the way she remembers him: a sweet two-year-old in rolled-up jeans and a red sweatshirt. When Ava wakes, the agonizing truth hits her all over again. Noah went missing two years ago, and his body has never been found. Almost everyone, including Ava’s semi-estranged husband, Wyatt, assumes the boy drowned after falling off the dock near their Church Island home.

Ava has spent most of the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, shattered by grief and unable to recall the details of Noah’s disappearance. Now she’s back at Neptune’s Gate, the family estate she once intended to restore to its former grandeur. Slowly, her strength is returning. But as Ava’s mind comes back into focus, her suspicions grow. Despite their apparent concern, Ava can’t shake the feeling that her family and her psychologist know more than they’re saying. But are they really worried for her well-being - or anxious about what she might discover?

Unwilling to trust those around her, Ava secretly visits a hypnotist to try and restore her memories. But the strange visions and night terrors keep getting worse. Ava is sure she’s heard Noah crying in the nursery, and glimpsed him walking near the dock. Is she losing her mind, or is Noah still alive? Ava won’t stop until she gets answers, but the truth is more dangerous than she can imagine. And the price may be more than she ever thought to pay….

©2012 Lisa Jackson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Martha A. Murray New Orleans LA 06-15-13
    Martha A. Murray New Orleans LA 06-15-13
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    "Too Bizarre to Make Sense"

    Noah age 2 has been missing for two years. Ava his mother has never given up hope even after a stay in a mental hospital. Everyone thinks she is a certifiable nut case. As the story unfolds we learn the secrets this family is keeping. Each is more bizarre than the next.

    Just when you think you have figured it out, the author throws you a curve. The story becomes so bizarre as to be unbelievable. The ending doesn't make much sense.

    Another thing I had a hard time with was the hardcore cussing. The cursing would make a rapper blush. It is not necessary to spice up dialogue with G**D*** & F******C***** and much worse.

    I would not recommend the book.

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    Lois Dawes, WV, United States 04-15-13
    Lois Dawes, WV, United States 04-15-13
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    "WOW!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great listen! Just when I thought I had it all figured out....I was wrong.


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    cindy lees summit, MO, United States 04-15-13
    cindy lees summit, MO, United States 04-15-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Kept me guessing until the end!"
    Would you listen to You Don't Want to Know again? Why?

    Yes! I did not want to turn it off!


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

    Yes, it kept me guessing until the end. It was full of suspense!


    Which character – as performed by Christina Traister – was your favorite?

    The main character, Ava


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

    Yes!


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    Tim Soddy Daisy, TN, United States 03-15-13
    Tim Soddy Daisy, TN, United States 03-15-13
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    "Such a great book"
    Would you listen to You Don't Want to Know again? Why?

    If I didn't have a book to read-I would listen to this again-especially looking for more clues now that I know.


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

    had me guessing throughout


    What does Christina Traister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    voices of others-helps to have a visual


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

    -you don't want to know-


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    ~AudioBookaHolic~ 03-14-13 Member Since 2011

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    "My First Lisa Jackson Novel, 2 thumbs UP!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to You Don't Want to Know the most enjoyable?

    A GREAT Narrator And a GOOD Story!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    it was different from what I normally listen to. the story was intriguing and held my interest !!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    was when Ava almost threw Jewel ann over the second railing....


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

    YES! I really liked all the twists & turns in the story!!


    Any additional comments?

    I REALLY Enjoyed .....my first L.Jackson novel am on my Second one Now!!

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    Jean Oneida,, IL, United States 01-21-13
    Jean Oneida,, IL, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2005
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    "A great thriller"

    I've read several of Lisa Jackson's books...and this is as good or better than others. However, the narrator was very distracting. She never seemed to get the *flow* of the story, and seemed to struggle with the voice changes and the overall feeling of the story. I will listen to other books by Lisa Jackson, but not with this reader. She needs more coaching or maybe a director.

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    Claudia 01-13-13
    Claudia 01-13-13
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    "Enjoyable Listen. Lots of Twists."

    If you are looking for a book with lots of twists and turns, this is your book. A little bit slow at first but picks up midway through. Kind of a cross between a romantic novel and a who done it mystery. I must admit the main character drove me a little bit crazy. Ava is supposed to be a strong willed business women. Some called her a tyrant and/or a 'bit**". Her son Noah is taken or drowned when he is two and this is where the book begins. I am a mother and grandmother and I can only imagine what Ava would be feeling, but she turns into a weak, sappy, blithering mess. A bit too whiny for me. That aside, the book is a good read and definitely worth the purchase.

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    April Gloucester, MA, United States 01-06-13
    April Gloucester, MA, United States 01-06-13
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    "A Good Listen"

    The book was entertaining enough and I would continue listening past my commute to and from work...but (without giving any of the story away) I feel that the ending maybe wasn't thought through well enough... could have been stronger or just different.

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    jacklyn United States 12-22-12
    jacklyn United States 12-22-12

    i am addicted to audio books. I always have one on in my car, or on my i-pod when I'm cleaning or shopping. I always have loved to read

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    "Jackson not up to par"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I love this author, but this is not her best book. Plot to involved


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I would say that the book is not one I would purchase again


    What does Christina Traister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The reader is okay. I could listen to it and do other things


    Did You Don't Want to Know inspire you to do anything?

    no


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    dodie 12-05-12
    dodie 12-05-12 Member Since 2011

    dodie05

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    "A good story"
    Where does You Don't Want to Know rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked that my attention was kept during the whole reading of the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reader was very convincing especially when she heard Noah crying.


    What about Christina Traister’s performance did you like?

    Her emotion.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The ending wasn't quite what I thought.


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