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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Nothing could have saved this.
Has Gone, But Not Forgotten turned you off from other books in this genre?
Turned me off the author and the reader for sure.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Horrible prissy tight reading. Her rendering of male voices was cringeworthy.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I couldn't listen to it all the way through. Anger at myself for such a bad choice.
Any additional comments?
When I am only issued one credit per month and I make this kind of mistake, it makes me think about looking at different audiobook providers.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Margolin is beginning to show his potential in this third novel, published in 1993. It deals with an unlikely-but-frightening possibility: What if a monstrous serial killer managed to negotiate a pardon and total immunity from prosecution, in exchange for the lives of hostages who would otherwise die? Margolin explores the ramifications of such a scenario in this well-written audiobook. In fact, I recommend "Gone, but Not Forgotten" to any legal-thriller lover who doesn't mind the narration quality too much. This audiobook deserves a better narrator, like Barbara Rosenblat, for instance. Tanya Eby sounds like a Valley Girl, with little range of voices or accents. She might do well with romances; but "Gone, but Not Forgotten" deals with pretty serious concepts. The publishers made an appropriate decision to use a female actress for the narration; but I wish that they had hired a grown-up for the job. Bottom line: Story = 4 stars; Performance = 2 stars; Average = average.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful