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The Neighbor Audiobook

The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From a master of suspense comes a chilling new novel that explores the dangers lurking closer than you think. Because even in the perfect family, you never know what is going on behind closed doors.

This is what happened...

It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy: a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect.

In the last six hours...

But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses - a snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create. On the surface, Jason and Sandra Jones are like any other hardworking young couple raising a four-year-old child. But it is just under the surface that things grew murky.

Of the world as I knew it...

With the clock ticking on the life of a missing woman and the media firestorm building, Jason Jones seems more intent on destroying evidence and isolating his daughter than on searching for his beloved wife. Is the perfect husband trying to hide his guilt, or just trying to hide? And will the only witness to the crime be the killer's next victim?

©2009 Lisa Gardner; (P)2009 Random House

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    Jane 07-17-12
    Jane 07-17-12
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    "chilling"

    Fantastic book. As usual, there are many twists . Need to read Say Goodbye first, to understand one of the main characters.
    I was not a fan of mysteries, until I discovered Lisa Gardner .. now I am addicted to her books.

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    Patti Dotson FAYETTEVILLE, NC, United States 07-07-12
    Patti Dotson FAYETTEVILLE, NC, United States 07-07-12
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    "Great twist and turns! Couldn't stop listening!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Neighbor the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed all of the "who did its" ....you never knew what part each person played until the end. The narration was great. If you enjoy suspenseful , plot thickening books you will love this. Those who wrote about the wife's infidelity and so forth. This is fiction...if you want predictable happy tales listen to a regency romance. Hey it's nothing you haven't heard about on NCIS or Law and Order before, or the news for that matter.

    Great book, I really enjoyed it...now I'm downloading the next one in the series. I started at the first one and I'm just going down the list. Can't wait to listen to the next one!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Neighbor?

    The ending. How all of the peices of the puzzle came together


    Have you listened to any of the narrators???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I wasn't sure about 3 narrators at first, but they really helped you relate and follow who was speaking.


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

    I was wanting to fast forward to the end so I could see who did what, I was so into it!


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    Betsy brooklyn, NY 07-04-12
    Betsy brooklyn, NY 07-04-12 Member Since 2017

    I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

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    "Thank goodness I followed your critic's advice!"

    I am a "serial reader." That means start with #1 and so not skip any in a series.A review of Gardner's D.D. Warren series suggested that one should listen to Say Goodbye ( not in the series) before reading The Neighbor. I would have felt cheated if I had not done that...I hate when references are made to a prior story that I missed reading.This book is better if the background is there from Say Goodbye. I will finish out the series and hope there are no other books "missing."

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    Seana Albuquerque, NM, United States 06-19-12
    Seana Albuquerque, NM, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2017

    I like Science Fiction, Post Apocalypse, mysteries, and good romance. If you can mix it all in together, I am one happy camper.

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    "Good Story, Excellent Narration!"
    Would you listen to The Neighbor again? Why?

    Yes. This was an amazing story with such twists and turns that I'm certain I missed things.


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

    Yes. This is a well crafted story and you really don't know what's going to happen until it happens.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the narration. Having different voices for different characters really added to the richness of the story.

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    Brooke Smyrna, GA, United States 03-09-12
    Brooke Smyrna, GA, United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Not as suspenseful as her others"
    Would you try another book from Lisa Gardner and/or the narrators?

    Yes


    Has The Neighbor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Perspective


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't think it was her best, but I will continue to listen to more.

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    Joann United States 03-01-12
    Joann United States 03-01-12
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    "Could not stop listening"
    Where does The Neighbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #1 This was extremely good to listen to at work. Just like listening to radio. Voices were very easy to listen to, could have done without some of the language.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot and the ending.


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

    Yes


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    Rainiac 02-21-12
    Rainiac 02-21-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Unthrilling Stressed Out Story"

    I listened to the 1st download completely, it was a potentially interesting story, but it was dull and devoid of any humor what-so-ever, that might have helped this completely unthrilling but stress filled story. A woman goes missing her husband of course is the primary suspect true to life there, there is a sex offender in the neighborhood, who becomes a target of violence that could have gotten interesting but he was 19 and had a 14 year old girlfriend who he had sex with and he has been completely on the trait and narrow after serving an entire prison sentence. The sex offenders probably had the most interesting inner dialog, they use three different narrators so you know which person is telling each part of the tale as they switch around. It didn't help it was still a drone to me. THEN the cops find out that the suspect husband has 4 million dollars in the bank, finally something intreguing, unfortunately it moved into the incredibly impossible bin at the end where they hadn't made me feel an obligation to suspend reality that much. There is so much dialog that is slow and made me want to turn it off. Then the story would throw in an interesting clue or deviation and I had to listen for another long boring series of conversations. So I skipped to the last two hours, I had missed nothing and got the wrap up. This one wouldn't be bad abridged.

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    Pamela Sonoma, CA, United States 02-16-12
    Pamela Sonoma, CA, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Suspenseful, smartly written. Her best yet!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Neighbor to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print edition.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jason, for his fortitude, his depth, his ability to keep secrets. D.D. Warren, however, has started to annoy me as a character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not sure, but telling would mean giving away too much to a reader before s/he should know things.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a suspenseful and very smartly written book. I like when authors bring back characters from their earlier works, and it was done expertly here. Although if you didn't read the earlier work, that doesn't hamper your enjoyment of this story. Lisa Gardner has hit on a formula that works with great characters, and while I have grown tired of James Patterson's formulaic feeling books, each of Gardner's efforts feels fresh and interesting. This listen will keep you on the treadmill longer, entertain you on a long car trip, or make falling asleep a little difficult at night. Highly recommended.

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    Nan PALMDALE, CA, United States 01-23-12
    Nan PALMDALE, CA, United States 01-23-12
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    "Glad I read it for free!"
    Would you try another book from Lisa Gardner and/or the narrators?

    Probably not. It had alot of build up to have the ending come crashing down. There were characters that were brought in that made no sense in the book. I just kept waiting for it to be explained and it just fizzled.


    Has The Neighbor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I like the suspense realm but this book just wasn't.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    The narrator was the only reason I continued to read this book. It was very well read and she did keep my attention. The narrator has a great voice. Sometimes I can't even listen to the book because of the dull voice or too soothing a quality of the narrator, but this was good.


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

    Only the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I think Lisa Gardner should read her own books to see if they make any sense, or else this may have just been a deadline book that she just threw together!

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    willpwr 11-30-11
    willpwr 11-30-11 Listener Since 2004
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    "A great listen that keeps your interest."

    I found that this was a great book and an easy listen. I listen to books as I drive so I prefer something that isn't too complicated and the reader must be very good. I thought this book was very interesting and the readers were excellent. The plot was intriguing and I was always wondering what was going to happen next and what was the real story of the main characters. All in all a very good book.

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