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Good As Gone Audiobook

Good As Gone

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Publisher's Summary

Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic - but Anna, Julie's mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter.

Propulsive and suspenseful, Good as Gone will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and keep listeners guessing until the final minutes.

©2016 Amy Gentry (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-10-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-10-16 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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    "Worse than a waste of time"

    Great narration! The story has too many characters and fails to notify the listener who is speaking or being spoken to. This novel is really a mess.

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    maggiemoo2121 10-05-16
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    "Awful"

    I can't express how disappointed I was. I had a long drive and was so excited about this book, judging by how raving the reviews were.

    The only reason it got one star (that and I cannot give it zero) was the narrator. She did a lovely job and wasn't annoying like some.

    Storyline had no twist. I waited all day to find the "thriller" part of the story, and there was none. I cannot believe this was compared with Gone Girl and Girl On The Train. Those books were LIGHTYEARS better than this garbage.

    I won't spoil it because I hate it when people do that, but let me just say as the story unfolds and details are revealed, the offense of the author was astounding. I have half a mind to write her personally and express my distain.

    76 of 82 people found this review helpful
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    R. L. Ketcham Las Vegas 08-26-16
    R. L. Ketcham Las Vegas 08-26-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Very disappointing read"
    What disappointed you about Good As Gone?

    This is a very hard book to follow. The author jumps around so much it is hard to follow. To add to the confusion, the author writes one half of the story in reverse order changing the main character's name several times. This flipping is done with little pause and no other indication by the narrator.You are just forced to catch up


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    lmb5 11-01-16
    lmb5 11-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another "read if you love Gone Girl" let down"

    This was so unimaginative, hard to follow - not in a gripping way, in a cluttered and too many characters way - that I kept waiting for it to just end. When it did end, it was one of the biggest let downs I've read in a very long time.

    52 of 57 people found this review helpful
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    Yikes 08-24-16
    Yikes 08-24-16

    Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)

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    "Lots of potential but ...."

    It fell flat. I wanted to dive into the story and it started out pretty good. Then it turned bizarro and I had a tough time forcing myself to finish it. The narration was good but I rated it average because I don't like a narrator to actually shout when the character is shouting - just a "me" thing perhaps?

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    HS 11-10-16
    HS 11-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Quick (Mildy) Satisfying Listen"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I really wanted to love this book. I am a sterotypical fan of "Gone Girl", Luckeist Girl Alive, Etc, and I have o say that this book does not hold a torch. It reminded me very much of Lisa Lutz' The Passanger; although the ending felt rushed and a lot of loos ends weren't tied up.


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

    The disappearance of Julie and the shifting prespectives. You need to suspend belief for some of the story in able to enjoy because it is quite unrealistic. It's loosley based on the abduction of Elizabeth Smart


    What three words best describe Karen Peakes’s performance?

    animated, easy to listen to, kept me engaged


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    unlikely considering all of the similar books in this genre.


    Any additional comments?

    I prefer Luckiest Girl Alive or The Passanger to this book. Again, quick read, but no real substance or character development.

    25 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    AA 12-18-16
    AA 12-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Disturbing and disgusting not in an entertaining way"

    Why do people write this kind of crap? I think it started as a great book and was very intriguing but as it unfolded the sick, twisted and demonic things depicted were not even entertaining they were disgusting. I think this kind of a book encourages sick pedophiles to mimic what they read. Wish I could give this 0 stars

    50 of 61 people found this review helpful
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    MarisaReads 10-25-16
    MarisaReads 10-25-16 Member Since 2012

    I try to write reviews that really would have helped me before I chose the book, and I vote for those that do!

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    "Engaging Story, Great Listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Good As Gone to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Good As Gone?

    When Julie shows up at the door of the family home after being missing for years- is it really her?


    Have you listened to any of Karen Peakes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to "Black-Eyed Susans" and "Intrusion", both narrated by Karen Peakes. Her performance in this book was just as great as in the others I've listened to.


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

    My reactions included empathy, tension, surprise, anger... I identified particularly with the main character, the mother. I empathized with all of the characters in different ways.


    Any additional comments?

    Pay close attention to the different timelines. The story does jump from present-tense to past-tense, telling the story of Julie's past, and what happened to her after her abduction. The different points of view from the sister and husband were interesting. I really liked "Good as Gone" and would highly recommend it.

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    Kathleen 03-11-17
    Kathleen 03-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Confusing"

    I might have enjoyed reading this book but as an audiobook it was just too disjointed.. The time frame keeps changing as well as the names of some of the characters. I found it difficult to concentrate on the story and was often lost and needing to backtrack. The narrator has a pleasant voice and does well as the main character but she didn't help me keep the story straight. I usually listen to a book in a couple of days but this one has gone on forever and is beginning to feel like torture. Sort of like a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces. I have 34 minutes left so the end is in sight - hallelujah.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Ryder 01-24-17
    M. Ryder 01-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good as Gone? Yes, returned it. Much improved!"

    this story started out OK, but stopped making sense and basically seemed contrived and slightly incoherent. The story was scattered, and as for the ending, it was super flat and was preceeded by a really bizarre, over-the-top scene between the parents by the side of the road. Only positive aspect of the book was the narration. Definitely plan to return this audiobook, despite it being the daily deal for Just $2.99.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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