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Gone the Next Audiobook

Gone the Next

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Roy Ballard, freelance videographer with a knack for catching insurance cheats. He's working a routine case, complete with hours of tedious surveillance, when he sees something that shakes him to the core. There, with the subject, is a little blond girl wearing a pink top and denim shorts - the same outfit worn by Tracy Turner, a six-year-old abducted the day before. When the police are skeptical of Ballard's report - and with his history, who can blame them? - it's the beginning of the most important case of his life.

©2012 Ben Rehder (P)2013 Ben Rehder

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    Kandi P. Nashville, TN 06-30-14
    Kandi P. Nashville, TN 06-30-14
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    "Creepy Fun right from the start!"
    If you could sum up Gone the Next in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, unpredictable, sarcastic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone the Next?

    Learning about Roy's background - how his lost child gave him a personal stake in finding the little girl.


    What about Johnny Peppers’s performance did you like?

    I liked the pacing of the narration.


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

    I laughed at times at some of Roy's comebacks. He obviously has a need waiting to be fulfilled.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 07-20-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 07-20-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Nice start to a series!"

    Insurance fraud photographer Roy Ballard had his young daughter kidnapped when she was with him years ago, so although it is not a part of his business he becomes interested when another young girl is kidnapped. He works on the case despite police telling him to stop. Along the way he convinces waitress Mia Madison to join him in his business. Author Ben Rehder uses a lot of witty dialog in his fast paced novels. Narration is excellent.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Venatries 05-31-16 Member Since 2013

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "Here One Minute..."
    What made the experience of listening to Gone the Next the most enjoyable?

    The protagonist was awesome. Very engaging main character.


    What about Johnny Peppers’s performance did you like?

    It didn't sound like a performance. His reading blended so well with the story it was like a movie in my head.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a note that there are two story lines going on here. Past and present. I think Mr. Rehder does a good job signaling but just be aware.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-15-16
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not for me"

    It's not fair for me to give this book a review. I simply can't read books about vulnerable children.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nathalie Saint-Marc, QC, Canada 11-19-16
    Nathalie Saint-Marc, QC, Canada 11-19-16 Member Since 2010

    Driving to and from work has never been so enjoyable. Traffic jams are welcome...!

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    "Narration makes all the difference"

    Story often difficult to follow because of the narrator's lack of pauses between key events, and the use of only one voice throughout. It would also have been a lot less tedious a listen if narrator would have used different voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. McGovern Las Vegas 07-10-17
    J. McGovern Las Vegas 07-10-17 Member Since 2006
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    "Entertaining and fun to listen to."
    If you could sum up Gone the Next in three words, what would they be?

    A fun suspense and mystery novel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think the character development was good. I personally appreciate humor and there is plenty in this book to enjoy. The characters are believable.


    Which character – as performed by Johnny Peppers – was your favorite?

    The main character of course was the best. I enjoyed his narration and his voice reminds me a little of Hank Azaria, which is a complement. The difference in this and other books I've read, is that Johnny Peppers read the book vs other people, like RC Bray, who performs the characters in the book. So in Peppers narration - by only reading, sometimes there was confusion as to who was saying what.


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

    I thought the ending was particularly good.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good and exciting book to listen to, very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AJ 05-28-17
    AJ 05-28-17
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    "Love the voice of Johnny Peppers."

    The story and characters held my interest. The voice of Johnny Peppers contributed to the main character Roy Ballard. His delivery in many areas of the story were priceless. I enjoyed listening to him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kerstin H San Francisco, USA 03-16-17
    Kerstin H San Francisco, USA 03-16-17 Member Since 2015

    Kerstin

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    "Great listening"

    Great listening, definitely kept me from falling asleep behind the wheel stuck in commuter traffic ! Witty and at times hilarious dialog.
    Suspense throughout the whole book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 01-26-17 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

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    "GONE THE NEXT"
    Where does Gone the Next rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    😟😟😟😟😟


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author's humor!


    Which character – as performed by Johnny Peppers – was your favorite?

    THE DETECTIVE OF COURSE!!


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

    No, I tried, but couldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    The book has great humor, but needs more imagination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pam & Pugs :0) Prescott, AZ 01-21-17
    Pam & Pugs :0) Prescott, AZ 01-21-17
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    "Horrible Reading Voice"

    Gave up by chapter 4, narrator lacks expression and phrasing. Monotone voice sound computer generated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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