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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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    M. Hartman Orlando, FL United States 03-21-13
    M. Hartman Orlando, FL United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2007
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    "A Good Story & Listen"

    Found this to be a great story that kept my interest. The test for me is finding myself looking forward to when I can listen, instead of just listening when I have time. This book passed the test easily. I also enjoyed the reader. Nothing is more distracting to a story than having it not read well; in this case it was very well done.

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    Greg Wichita, KS, United States 03-20-13
    Greg Wichita, KS, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Different...........but in a good way"

    The character development was quick and good. As things move along you can kinda see what was coming. At the point of epic development I felt that it was a little unbelievable, but I can see why that was by the end of the book. The ending did wrap things up nice and tighty.

    Moved along quickly and somewhat entertaining - I enjoyed Lisa Gardners book "Gone Girl" so I had hoped this one would be as fun.

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    Donna/BookTiger United States 03-18-13
    Donna/BookTiger United States 03-18-13
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    "Edge of my seat"

    Throughout the story I enjoyed the twists and turns LG took me through as I could not figure out until the end who had done it. Yes I had guessed it was this one or that one, but then something else would turn up and overturn my guess. I love DD Warren and Tessa Leone. DD is just the right amount of tough and "kind of" female (haha). Tessa just the right amount of compassion, quiet fortitude, and a toughness no one expects.

    Each detail of the kidnapping in this story is very well sounded out. You don't have to wonder about anything happening. It is hard to stop the recording to go on to other tasks because you are so entangled in, "Wait, what is happening next/now/what just happened"!

    Exhausting is the best way to explain how you feel once your done. But also exhilarated too. My heart was racing because it was waiting for who, who, who and also because it was revealed and I knew it had to be. Glad it was finally over, but trying to catch my breath.


    Great book to read/listen to. Don't pass it up!!!

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    Jill 03-18-13
    Jill 03-18-13
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    "Just ok....."
    What did you like best about Touch & Go? What did you like least?

    The story was fairly entertaining, but I had the ending figured out (more or less) about halfway through the book. I prefer a bit less predictability.


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

    If you're looking for an "easy" read that doesn't require much thinking, this is your kind of book.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I upped the speed to 1.25 for the majority of the story as I thought the narrator spoke too slowly.


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

    no.


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    Suzanne R. Sequeira Maui, HI 03-18-13
    Suzanne R. Sequeira Maui, HI 03-18-13

    names not susan

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    "A "page turner""
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to someone who likes suspense. It keeps you guessing all the way to the end.


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

    This was a definite page turner. I couldn't get enough. It was suspenseful from beginning to end.


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

    My favorite character was the daughter, Ashlyn.


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

    I usually listen on my walk but I started also listening while cooking dinner and doing the dishes too.


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    Candice Roper WEST HAVEN, CT, US 03-18-13
    Candice Roper WEST HAVEN, CT, US 03-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Very rarely does a book stun me!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Touch & Go to be better than the print version?

    This was an excellent suspense novel and thriller. More than once I literally caught myself with my mouth hanging wide open at the turn the story took. A great read all around!

    I won't even comment on the plot - you'll have to listen yourself!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Libby Denbe - I always root for the underdog. She gets control of her life in the end.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    Her Boston accent. Very good!


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Great read! 5-stars all the way!

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    Amazon Customer binghamton ny 03-18-13
    Amazon Customer binghamton ny 03-18-13 Member Since 2013

    love to read

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    "Lisa Gardner out does her self!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, The characters are well done and it keeps you on your toes with the various character roles being read and played out at the same time.


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

    When Tessa has the gun to Chris Lopez' head, and then realizes what is really going on!


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

    no, but I plan too!


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

    When Ashlyn Miscarries and Lilly realizes how out of it she has been!


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    deedee 03-18-13
    deedee 03-18-13
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    "Not Gardner's Best"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. The plot was painfully obvious and is just frustrating to listen to...so much so that you start thinking the characters are idiots for not figuring out who the bad guy(s) is/are fast enough. I liked the D.D. Warren series from Gardner, so I decided to try this one, but it was way too lifetime-movie-ish. It's all about motherhood/having kids/good-for-nothing-men and much less about the actual mystery or investigatory procedures.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A huge snooze and so predictable. I really tried to race through the last half of the book trying to get the whole thing over with.


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

    Yes. The performance was decent.


    Could you see Touch & Go being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes--a Lifetime movie.


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    Alvina United States 03-15-13
    Alvina United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Boring until the last few chapters."
    What disappointed you about Touch & Go?

    Very long and drawn out.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am a huge fan of "Lisa Gardner" but I think I will give her books a miss for a while. I got Spoiled with the first few, "Hide", "Alone" "The Next Victim" "Say Goodbye" Unbelievable, Touch & Go" Seem very Jaded by comparison.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Lenoir, NC, United States 03-15-13
    Donna Lenoir, NC, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Reading is my greatest pleasure and I read for entertainment. Mystery, suspense and romance are my picks.

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    "I was a nervous wreck from the first page"

    What a great book. It caught me up in the story on the first page and I was obsessed with finishing it. There were so many twists and turns to the plot that you just weren't able to guess what the outcome was going to be. Not until the last page did I have my answers! I am an avid reader and have read Lisa Gardner in the past but she has outdone herself with this one. People who read a lot are hard to surprise but she got me good with Touch & Go. If you want a read that you can't bear to pause, then give this one a try.

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