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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Alone and The Killing Hour comes a thriller that goes from heartbreaking to heartstopping in the blink of an eye.…When someone you love vanishes without a trace, how far would you go to get them back?

For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it’s the beginning of his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch of Oregon highway, engine running, purse on the driver’s seat. And his estranged wife, Rainie Conner, gone, leaving no clue to her fate. 

Did one of the ghosts from Rainie’s troubled past finally catch up with her? Or could her disappearance be the result of one of the cases they’d been working - a particularly vicious double homicide or the possible abuse of a deeply disturbed child Rainie took too close to heart?  

Together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, Pierce is battling the local authorities, racing against time, and frantically searching for answers to all the questions he’s been afraid to ask. One man knows what happened that night. Adopting the alias of a killer caught eighty years before, he has already contacted the press. His terms are clear: he wants money, he wants power, he wants celebrity. And if he doesn’t get what he wants, Rainie will be gone for good. Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, it’s still not enough. 

As the clock winds down on a terrifying deadline, Pierce plunges headlong into the most desperate hunt of his life, into the shattering search for a killer, a lethal truth, and for the love of his life, who may forever be...gone. 

©2006 Lisa Gardner (P)2006 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"Gardner keeps the suspense cranked high." (Booklist)

"Gardner is hot to plot." (Kirkus Reviews

"A terrifying woman-in-jeopardy plot....Sympathetic characters, a strong sense of place and terrific plotting distinguish Gardner's new thriller." (Publishers Weekly)  

What listeners say about Gone

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In defense of Anna Fields!

There are some reviews here that are so far off the mark in connection with the Narrator I wonder if they refer to a different version! Anna Fields was one of the best narrators around. She had a rich contralto voice, a wonderful touch with irony, gave all her characters real depth, with nuanced performances of women, and some of the best voices for men I've heard, and her performances of children are fantastic. Your heart breaks for Dougie in this story. I look for books narrated by her all the time on Audible. She is sorely missed. If you like good mystery/suspense story this is worth a credit, ignore the 'poor narrator' reviews.

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2 credits !!!!

Why is this book 2 credits?.... It is only a 10hour unabridged title. Not worth it.

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Two-star narration

I honestly can't tell you what I think of the content of the book, b/c for the entire listen, I was distracted by the narration. The narrator's voice is simply harsh and unpleasant -- that is, her "normal" reading voice. And then there are her male voices -- simply atrocious. She sounds like grade school kids trying to sound like men. Interestingly, the only sound she did well (eerily on-target)was a mechanical voice.

I hate to be so negative, but I had to force myself to listen to this book since I didn't want to waste the credit. The story earns 3 stars, best I can recall.

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Good listen

Pretty darn good little mystery-thriller -- Gardner is usually a good bet for a good "read" . Also Anna Fields does a wonderful job of narration but it's a little creepy listening to her read the part about a basement flooding (just too sad)

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Hard to listen to

Since I already paid for it at some time in the future I intend to finish it. I only made it about an hr into the story before I found myself another book, Anna Fields just kills the whole story. Her voice doesn't change depending on who is speaking so I keep finding myself lost on what character is saying what. Some how a character from the west coast has a southern accent.

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Anna Fields is Great! Use 1.25x Speed

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Better editing as it was way too long. This author is not my fave, but Anna recorded it so I purchased it.

Would you be willing to try another book from Lisa Gardner? Why or why not?

Absolutely not for me as she may have terror &/or chills in her stories. I have the Killing Hour and it has terror in it, but it was excellent! Our hero Mack was in it and he was so cute: "did I mention?"

What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

I am a long time fan of the late great Ms Anna. Her southern voices and children's voices are great. If you like romance, then see Susan E. Phillips series that Ms Anna recorded. Nothing better, which is why I ended up buying this author's work just to have more of Anna's recordings. Note: Ms Fields perished in her own home in a flash flood so this story will resonate in your mind.

Was Gone worth the listening time?

no, way too long and the dialogue for Quincy and Rainey was boring for me. Good outline/story but needed better editing to keep one's interest.

Any additional comments?

I purchase Alone and it was a better story. The ending was a WOW!

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Good Book, good story, recommend

This is my second Lisa Gardner book, I enjoyed it. The story was interesting and i never expected the ending. The narrator is ok but didn't do the child voice so well. I would recommend this book if you like suspense.

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Exciting

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if they're into thrillers. Lisa Gardner is always good.

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

Yes. It's not your typical story. This is not a feel good easy to listen to book. You have to actually pay attention. You have to think.

What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

Love her.....all her stuff...always have. I hate knowing she will never be able to do new ones. Thanks Anna :)

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

No. Too long.

Any additional comments?

Gardner always writes great stories. They are funny, sad, dark, exciting..in a word complicated. You never know just how it's gonna end. She doesnt always leave you feeling happy. I like happy, that's why it did not get 5 stars.

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GREAT BOOK

REALLY GOOD BOOK-----
But should of read them in order.
You dont HAVE to read them in order BUT I really wish I would of.... I loved her books and would of probably loved them more had I read them in order.

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Boring

Sorry but his book was so boring and hard to keep my interest. The readers voices were awful.

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