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Sara's Game

Narrated by: Erin Spencer
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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Summary

Two years ago, Sara's husband left for the gym one morning...and never came back. His car was found. He wasn't. Unbelievably, the police report said, "no foul play suspected." There were a few sightings over the following months, but little else.

Now, on the last day before summer break, her three children have gone missing from their schools, all at the same time.

And the note under her windshield wiper asks one foreboding question: Are you ready to play the game?

©2012 Ernie Lindsey (P)2013 Ernie Lindsey

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  • Natalie
  • CHORLEY, United Kingdom
  • 02-02-14

How far will a mother go for her children?

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes I enjoyed this book. It made boring motorway driving much more interesting.

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This was an enjoyable book, which starts with a normal single mum of 2. Her husband has previously vanished years earlier and she has given up hope of finding him.
She has a great job as an executive working for a computer games company and while she is at work, her children are kidnapped.
The kidnappers made certain demands of her to play a 'game' and this book follows the story of what she goes through to try to get her children back. She stops at nothing to get them back and finds an inner strength she did not know that she had. She finds out what happened to her husband in the process.
It is a book which was heart breaking in places, as I am a mother myself. I could feel her pain. It is true, that given the option, you would put yourself in danger at the prospect of finding your children.

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brilliant book ...... enjoyed every minute of it.

Where does Sara's Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In my top 5

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sara's Game?

All were memorable as I am a mother & it pulled on my heart strings.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the first challenge that faced Sara & the waay she dealt with it.

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

Yes I did as being a mother & the feeling if it were me having to save my children's lives.

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An exciting & gripping thriller which you will want to listen to it all in one fail swoop. A very good audible book. Well worth my credit.

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New

Never reads books takes me to long but loved this have even downloaded one or two more

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Suspicions

Excellent easy listening, would recommend. Kept me guessing. Are you ready to play your game

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Good story

I’d worked out the answer about half way though but still a good story. Worth while story.

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  • MaryBTX
  • 10-09-19

Nope

I tried. I really did. But the story line coupled with the awful narration was just too much. Perhaps with a different narrator I could’ve finished the story. She’s very staccato. As it is though, I got thru the middle of chapter 7 and then threw up my hands in disgust.

Your kids are missing and you don’t immediately call the police? You’re more concerned about the principals feelings, rather than freaking out that your children have been abducted?

Generally speaking the writing is like that of a middle school student trying to write like a “grown up”. As an example, who refers to their employer by the proper name.... with every reference? I mean EVERY reference. You don’t drive to “company name”, you drive to “work” or to “the office”. It’s just little things like that which made the story seem juvenile.

Bottom line, don’t bother with this one. Unless what I’ve said above is appealing to you.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-09-17

SARAS GAME was an excellent book .

I was on the edge of my seat reading this book. I would recommend this book. I was upset about the one dective. Very upset!

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  • Kassandra
  • 26-11-15

Great story line

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Great story. Second book wasn't as good, but this one is a must read.

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  • kaking
  • 18-08-15

mind twizzler

This grabs ya from the get go and doesn't let up. I had fun guessing who the bad guy was and what he wanted.

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  • Bobby D.
  • 29-01-15

Loved every minute of it.

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This was even better than I expected. I loved the story and the characters. I cannot wait to either read or listen to the next book in the series. So far I have loved every book Ernie Lindsey has written. My friends you need to start reading some of these independent authors. Finding this these hidden gems of the book world has truly changed my life.

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  • Alexis
  • 16-11-19

Slow

In middle of chapter 5 and still no progression! Moving on to a more capturing read.

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  • Pamela Lee Orner
  • 08-11-19

First audiobook

my first experience with an audiobook but I did not like the narrator. Not sure I'll cintinue.

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  • Steve Denver
  • 06-11-19

very interesting plot

I did like this story. the plot was great and I think that the characters were well developed. I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Danny frantjeskos
  • 07-10-19

Thrilling!

A bit confusing if you miss anything. But it's a great plot and definitely keeps your attention and craving to listen. On to the next book of the series.

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  • Sarah E Dunn
  • 01-10-19

Subpar narration

This book had the potential to be a good read, however, The narration did not do it any justice. Given that the story was about a mother whose children had been abducted and their lives threatened and she subsequently had to “play the game“ In order to get her kids back, the intonation in the mother’s voice given by the narrator fell flat. Specifically, the narration for the mother conveyed more of a lighthearted curiosity and interest with regard to solving the somewhat frustrating clues, and completely failed to convey the panic, fear and despair that a real mother in this situation would really express. She was made to sound way too level headed and compliant and lacked any true emotion. The Voice and subsequent intonation also given to the “abductor” made him sound like a feeble old man reading a story to his grandkids, and was creepy in a gross “dirty old man” way rather than in a terrifying way - it wasn’t the least bit scary, nor did it really invoke any particular intrigue or resulting emotions. As a result, the story felt dishonest and just downright strange, so much so that I was unable to listen to the entire book is a result.