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Touch & Go Audiobook

Touch & Go: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

This is my family: Vanished without a trace....

Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life.

This is what I know: Pain has a flavor....

When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted, with only a pile of their cell phones and electronic devices remaining. No witnesses, no ransom demands, no motive. Just a perfect little family, gone.

This is what I fear: The worst is yet to come....

Tessa knows better than anyone that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes’ innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices. Who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family? And how far would such a person be willing to go?

This is the truth: Love, safety, family . . . it’s all touch and go.

©2012 Lisa Gardner (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Heather L. Koranteng Jersey City, NJ 03-28-13
    Heather L. Koranteng Jersey City, NJ 03-28-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Touch & Go to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version of this, but did of the last few Lisa Gardner books- and I definitely enjoyed it as much as the print.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's well paced and fast moving. Interesting characters, a lot going on with plot, but still possible to follow. The only thing that got a little old was the POV from the wife. No spoilers, but she seems to spend a lot of time talking about how handsome her husband is, and it’s kind of funny, but gets a bit tired. In every other way though it’s an interesting story.


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

    I had not listened to any of her other performances. It was well done overall, but in some cases the Boston/ New England accent was a bit overdone, and there was one characters voice, Nick, that was just awful. Like a screeching witch, it’s like ran out of ways to differentiate the male voices and just went with the most extreme thing she could muster.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

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    Roba chandler, AZ, United States 03-27-13
    Roba chandler, AZ, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2009
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    "very good read"
    Would you listen to Touch & Go again? Why?

    yes, lots going on and I felt the need to listen to it again to see what I could have missed


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Touch & Go?

    unpredicted ending


    Any additional comments?

    One of the most catching books I have ever read

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    Mom x 4 Atlanta, GA 03-25-13
    Mom x 4 Atlanta, GA 03-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great mystery - wonderful narration."
    What did you love best about Touch & Go?

    Unusual story - hard to predict.


    What other book might you compare Touch & Go to and why?

    Sherlock Holmes mysteries - unexpected twists - and then thinking about it later to see if it all fit.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    Good pitch, clear, separated characters nicely.


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

    Had many "oh my" moments.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend audible version.

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    Amazon Customer Sturgis, SD, United States 03-25-13
    Amazon Customer Sturgis, SD, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Gruesome Kidnapping"
    Would you listen to Touch & Go again? Why?

    No. The mystery is entertaining, but once you've read the book, all the detail of their lives and the kidnapping would make for slow reading.


    Would you recommend Touch & Go to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably. It does have some interesting twists.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    She made it very easy to identify each of the characters.


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

    No.


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    cheekymonkey Santa Cruz, CA 03-25-13
    cheekymonkey Santa Cruz, CA 03-25-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Started a little slow for me but good overall"
    Would you listen to Touch & Go again? Why?

    I was getting a little impatient waiting for something interesting to happen but by the second half of the book, it started getting more interesting. It was definitely in later in the book. She is a good writer and can get away with more dialogue. I've obviously been spoiled by more suspenseful books. It did not disappoint after all.


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    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 03-24-13
    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Very unconventional plot"
    Where does Touch & Go rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is always a difficult question because I've listened to so many over the years. The plot line here is unique and the narration is well done; I'll list it in the top fifty.


    What other book might you compare Touch & Go to and why?

    I'd probably compare it to early Harlan Coben because of the plot twists, but unlike Harlan Coben's books, I guessed where this plot was going. It was well executed, though, so I don't want to disrespect the author or the effect.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    She created an audible personality for each of the characters. I was never "lost" as to which character was speaking.


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

    It definitely kept me interested and following along with the story. I certainly didn't laugh or cry, but I wanted to throttle a couple of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, an excellent novel - just not a GREAT one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 03-24-13
    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Another good book"
    Any additional comments?

    I do love all her books . Had great Suspense , enjoyed the listen.

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    caitlyn Davis, CA, United States 03-24-13
    caitlyn Davis, CA, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Kept me up!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the whole Denby family. I love it in a book when you can both hate characters and also have compassion or connect to them. I felt that way about Justin and Libby, which kept things interesting.


    Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

    She did a great job with everyone, but probably Libby.


    Any additional comments?

    Some people said they guessed the twist at the end, but I didn't. There were clues, but it kept you wondering the whole time. I thought it was well done.

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    Em 03-23-13
    Em 03-23-13
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    "Formulaic crime drama"

    This book was a slog through every cliche, standard crime formula, the woman-police-trying-to-balance-a-family tack, the rich-family-who-didn't-really-have-it-all tack, the gruff-but-good-at-heart ... oh, I can't even write all of them, or I'll have just re-written the book. Suffice to say it was a predictable cookie cutter book that combines all the standard character composites, cliches and language of every other crime drama you've ever read. No surprises. Every "discovery" explained and overexplained. Not a dead horse remains unbeaten by the finale.

    The narration was fine, though heavy-handed with the Boston accents. But even very good narration could not have made a dent in the clunker of a plot or the pastel wash hotel watercoloresque character development.

    I have zero patience for unimaginative writing. Nothing to recommend here.

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    jacklyn United States 03-22-13
    jacklyn United States 03-22-13

    i am addicted to audio books. I always have one on in my car, or on my i-pod when I'm cleaning or shopping. I always have loved to read

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    "Great book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Touch & Go to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version, so I'm not sure. I enjoy listening to my books as I travel in my job, and while I do my chores. It is a great way to keep up with my favorite authors


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending, though I had it figured out about 3/4 through the book.


    Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

    Probably Ashlin. I admired her spunk.


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

    I did get hooked on it in a couple of places and carried it in to the house and just sat and listened.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like this author to write more mysteries, and less romance. She is very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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