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Monday, February 21, 2011

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Alone


TITLE: Alone
SERIES: Book #1 of the Detective D.D. Warren Series
AUTHOR: Lisa Gardner
NARRATOR: Anna Fields
PUBLISHER: Books on Tape
DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 27, 2006
FORMAT: Unabridged WMA Audiobook (10 hours, 10 minutes)
GENRE: Suspense, Mystery, Thriller
ISBN:
9781415921937

SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS:
 

Alone . . . Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff unfold through the scope of his sniper rifle. Just across the street, in wealthy Back Bay, Boston, an armed man has barricaded himself with his wife and child. The man’s finger tightens on the trigger and Dodge has only a split second to react . . . and forever pay the consequences. 

Alone . . . that’s where the nightmare began for cool, beautiful, and dangerously sexy Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years ago, she was buried underground during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has just been killed. Her father-in-law, the powerful Judge Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son’s death . . . and for the series of unexplained illnesses that have sent her own young son repeatedly to the hospital. 

Alone . . . a madman survived solitary confinement in a maximum security prison where he’d done hard time for the most sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a free man, invisible, anonymous . . . and filled with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them together is a moment of violence—but what connects them is a passion far deeper and much more dangerous. For a killer is loose who’s woven such an intricate web of evil that no one is above suspicion, no one is beyond harm, and no one will see death coming until it has them cornered, helpless, and alone. 

MY REVIEW:

This is a new author for me, and it is also a book that is first in a series.

I had initially planned to give this one 3.5 stars. For me, the beginning of the book read too much like a police tactical how-to manual…way too much detail and my attention span was beginning to wane. But the action-packed ending upped my rating to 3.75. There are some disturbing issues in the book, so be forewarned.

The narrator, Anna Fields, did a good job.

I plan to read more of this series.

MY RATING: 3.75 stars!

This book qualifies as:
#9 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge
#6 for my 2011 Audio Book Challenge
#6 for my 2011 "Whisper Stories in My Ear" Challenge
#3 for my 1st in a Series Challenge 2011

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