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Gone Audiobook

Gone: Gone Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Macy Mercer only wants a little independence. Eager to prove herself grown up, she goes to a dark, secluded park. She's supposed to meet the boy of her dreams who she met online. But the cute 15-year-old was a fantasy, his pictures fake. She finds herself face to face with Chester Woodran, a man capable of murder.

Distraught over his own missing daughter, Chester insists that Macy replace his lost girl. He locks Macy up, withholds food, and roughs her up, demanding that she call him dad. Under duress from his constant threats and mind games, her hold on reality starts to slip. Clinging to her memories is the only way of holding onto her true identity, not believing that she is Chester's daughter. Otherwise she may never see her family again.

©2014 Stacy Claflin (P)2015 Stacy Claflin

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    Kindle Customer 04-13-17
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    "Wrong narrator"

    They ruined the story with this narrator. It was flat and characterless. Emotionless. Boring. It had no depth.
    He is best suited to reading scripture and offering prayer on Sunday morning.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sbdc 03-18-17
    Sbdc 03-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Awful"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    What could Stacy Claflin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The plot is ridiculous. Maybe 15 year olds were like this in the 1940s but I doubt it. In fact there were no realistic characters in this


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dave Wright?

    Anyone. Worst narrator I have ever heard. And why in the world did a man narrate this when the main character is a young girl? Especially a man who either reads in a monotone or uses a nasal whine when speaking as a female.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely horrible

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Soelver Denmark 04-04-15
    Anita Soelver Denmark 04-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Any parents worst nightmare"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, good story, although pretty dark. I would clearly tell them up front, that the story isn't resolved in any way in this book. It's the first of a series. I'm not a fan of the narration, but then again, I'm very picky when it comes to audio books, and I'm sure others would enjoy that aspect more than I did. The story was good, and for those who prefer audio over reading, I would definitely recommend this book to them.


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

    In some places, yes. There are some parts that goes of on tangents, that doesn't make that much sense to me right now, but perhaps it'll make sense when I finish the series. Other parts could easily have been left out, like a kidnapped girl, worrying about make-up and such. I feel pretty sure, that only a totally superficial girl would worry about that when being held against her will - and even that would be a stretch to believe. Survival drift would rise to the top, and push every other thing far down on the list.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was awful in places. Sounds just like when I turn on text-to-speech on my Mac or Kindle. And it's weird, because the dialogue parts were mostly good. I don't know why it sounds so bad for all the other stuff. It sounds strangely like words were read separately, and then combined by a computer afterwords, depending on how they appear on the page. Also there were at least once, where a word was repeated. Unfortunately I can't remember where, or I would have told the author.A few places where the toning of the dialogue feels all wrong and so on.I will continue this series on Kindle, not in audio.


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

    No. The story never goes deep into the feelings in this first book. More telling, than showing on that part, which distances the listener/reader from the emotions that the family is going through.


    Any additional comments?

    This story could have been a lot better with a better narrator. I will not be listening to any other books that has this narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy P 10-24-17
    Judy P 10-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Whose gone?"

    Actually frightened me but plan to finish all books no matter what. Gone 2 next.

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    Yaneth Rignack 08-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great narration!!"

    I absolutely loved the narration! He had me IN THE STORY. His special effects and change of voices were perfect. 💕👍🏼☺️

    The book was captivating and suspenseful, and I can't wait to start the next one of the series 😊

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L'Omar's Mom 06-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, rough narration"
    Would you try another book from Stacy Claflin and/or Dave Wright?

    Stacy Claflin probably. Not with Dave Wright's narration. The story is well written and imaginative, giving some insight into each character, including the antagonist's in a fresh, inventive way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the fleshing out of the characters into full-fledged human beings - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Their behaviors continued to belie their motives frequently, just as in real life; however, at times it almost descends into preachiness, with the characters doing predictably stupid things and then either repenting as the grim and dire situations force them to confront themselves, or doing other predictably stupid things to cover up or justify.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dave Wright’s performances?

    I am not buying the sequels to this book BECAUSE of the narration. While I rather liked the quality of Mr. Wright's voice, it sounded to me as if he were reading the book for the very first time, dangling words at odd places - like from a teleprompter that flashed them on the screen after the main thought was............... through.This broke up the story too often, so that the narration became the focus instead of the story. Audio books that are done right have the quality of a story being told rather than just a book being read aloud.


    Do you think Gone needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Gone does indeed need a follow-up book. It is presented that way to begin with and the story does not conclude in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to read the sequel if there was only one, but 3 books of this is a bit much for me. Perhaps it's because of the narration, perhaps the characters have already grown tiresome for me...in any event, I would get it if the narration were of better quality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sue williams 03-14-17
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    "If only I'd known."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book.


    What other book might you compare Gone to and why?

    To Die For (audio). Both are mystery-suspense type stories about a missing child.


    What aspect of Dave Wright’s performance would you have changed?

    Most of it. At times he emphasizes the wrong syllable of words. Frequently he reads it as if a person who doesn't understand English well is listening to him.....such as; I DO NOT LIKE THE WAY HE READ IT.


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

    The plight of the kidnapped girl when she was first punished.
    The end frustrated me.


    Any additional comments?

    If I'd have known it was a 3 part story I would have made the other 2 books available on my reader.

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    Amazon Customer 02-10-17
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    "Readaholic!"

    Amazing book and story; narrator wasn't the best, but ok...I'm hooked already! I can't wait to start book 2.

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    Mel 01-07-17
    Mel 01-07-17
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    "Made the Hard-to-Please Happy!"

    Really difficult to find a book that grabs me in the first chapter or two. I return a lot of ones I try to listen to. Not this one! I'm ready for the next in the series! I can't wait!

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    Tina D 12-16-16
    Tina D 12-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not be any worse..."

    Getting a refund....story and narrator are just terrible. If I could choose zero stars I would.


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  • Phil Bradshaw
    7/22/16
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    "Disappointing !"

    This book does not have a conclusion .... You have to get the next book to maybe find out what happens ... What a con ! The narration is amateurish and annoying , lots of inaccuracy in the story line . What a waste of time

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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