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Alone Audiobook

Alone

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Publisher's Summary

As a sniper with the elite Massachusetts State Police SWAT Team, Bobby Dodge saved a woman and her young son by shooting her armed husband. But vicious rumors begin to circulate the next morning when Bobby loses his gun and his privileges. It turns out the dead man was the son of a prominent Boston judge and had accused his wife of poisoning their son. Facing awkward stares and a crippling wrongful death lawsuit, Bobby begins his own investigation into the fateful shooting, and a fight to reclaim the life he holds dear. As the trail takes him into a twisted minefield of sordid wealth and family secrets, he is learning that nothing, and no one, is what they seem.

©2004 Lisa Gardner, Inc.; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A twisted, effective psychological thriller." (Booklist)
"Gardner keeps readers spellbound, not just by her plot but by the beautifully realized character of Massachusetts police sniper Bobby Dodge." (Publishers Weekly)

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    dev118241lov 08-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Hit!!!!"

    I started with Fear Not which was absolutely awesome! This book was equally awesome! Except the narrator sucked could barely tell the difference between characters. If the story was not good I would have stopped listening. Once you get past the monotone voice (if you can) the book is a great listen finished it in 2 days!!!

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    Renya Dahlonega, GA 07-28-16
    Renya Dahlonega, GA 07-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Exciting Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Alone to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because of the Inflection, articulation, enunciation of the narrator. It adds to the characters and shows their personality thru the narrator's creative ability to alter their voice to sound different for each character.


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

    Yes, it kept me on the edge of my seat.


    Any additional comments?

    I read the book version of this a long time ago when it first came out. I love the author and having it in audio is thrilling. I would recommend any books from Lisa Gardner. (and no I am not related nor paid to provide this input.

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    Mequasah tigard, OR, United States 07-06-16
    Mequasah tigard, OR, United States 07-06-16 Member Since 2011
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    "If you love Lisa Gardner do not listen"
    What did you like best about Alone? What did you like least?

    I think Lisa had a good idea for her plot but her narrator choice was terrible! Made me diss-like Bobby Dodge.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The Narrator Also Bobby was not written in a very masculine form. I think Lisa might be better at writing her female characters


    Was Alone worth the listening time?

    no, saddly


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    Charlotte 06-06-16
    Charlotte 06-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "OH! The Voice!!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book itself was a another good one by Lisa, however the narration was absolutely terrible! If you continue to have men as the main focus maybe have a man do the voice! Her attempt of a mans voice was horrible and made me turn the audio off several times.
    I suggest you READ the book don't listen it it, it ruined it for me.


    What didn’t you like about Anna Fields’s performance?

    Terrible, use a man to do a mans voice and the accents were so off it was a horrible performance.


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    A. Clinton Lawrenceville, GA 06-04-16
    A. Clinton Lawrenceville, GA 06-04-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Good story!
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    realized I had already listened to the story, but it was enjoyable the second time around.

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    B Alexo 05-17-16
    B Alexo 05-17-16
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    "Terrible Narration"

    Book was actually not bad but thus is without a doubt the worst performance I've ever heard. The accents were comical and switching between sexes was just painful. Hopefully the person has gotten better over time.

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    Ginger Ward 05-08-16
    Ginger Ward 05-08-16
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    "Anna Fields in over her head."

    This is another hit for Lisa Gardner! With so many twists and turns, she will keep you guessing right up to the end...and beyond.
    Anna Fields however, was in over her head. Her portrayal of Bobby Dodge and some of the other male characters were horrible. Bobby Dodge sounded like a dime store thug. He sounded nothing like intelligent and gentle professional that he was supposed to be. The voice Ms. Fields chose for him reminded me of some uneducated petty thief or maybe a member of a mob family. He did not sound at all like a respected professional sniper for the state police.
    This was very disappointing. The only thing that made listening worthwhile was the story itself. It was just too good to stop listening based on the poor job by the reader. I hope in the future novels someone better is chosen to represent Lisa Gardner's books. I still recommend this book regardless.

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    Lauren S. 05-04-16
    Lauren S. 05-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "multifaceted, thought provoking & different"

    narrator did a fantastic job, especially with the new England & southern dialects. masterful & organized. amazing how characters can endure so much hurt & life complications artfully carved out in the pages of the story and still function in the world. this fictional tale could easily be factual in so many lives under different yet still complicated circumstances. the sense of this reality was often apparent in the writing. that itself is what makes a good suspense, thriller, crime novel what it is. great first book in the series, will continue on .

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    Shenandoah 05-02-16
    Shenandoah 05-02-16 Member Since 2017
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    "got bored never finished"
    What disappointed you about Alone?

    never grabbed me wish it had a few more pulling parts in the middle


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    Morgan Hill 04-27-16
    Morgan Hill 04-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "cringe worthy must listen"

    Cringe worthy story you have to listen to the end. DON'T START LISTENING TO THIS BOOK!!

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