Already Gone

  • by John Rector
  • Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner
  • 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jake Reese is a writing teacher at an American university. He lives in a small brick Tudor close to campus with his art-buyer wife, Diane. His life is quiet - ordinary even. And he likes it that way. But it wasn’t always quiet. Jake’s distant past was a life on the streets, inflicting damage and suffering on more people than he can count. And now someone from his past, it seems, has come looking for him.
A raw, gripping thriller about the price paid for past sins, John Rector’s third novel is a live wire that crackles with the intensity of a man with nothing left to lose. When two men attack Jake in a parking lot and cut off his finger, he tries to dismiss it as an unlucky case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But when events take a more sinister turn, and Diane goes missing, Jake knows he can no longer hide from the truth. As he embarks on a mission to find his wife, he realizes his dark past is refusing to stay buried and that his future is about to unfold in ways he could never have imagined.
With a taut and brooding style, Rector paints a formidable portrait of a reformed man’s slow descent into a life he thought he had walked away from forever. As the intensity becomes almost unbearable, the pace quickens and the suspense applies an unrelenting, vice-like grip, as Already Gone hurtles toward its ultimate, explosive climax.

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My time is already gone!

I've come to expect great things from Audible books, and "Already Gone" sounded like the kind of book I'd like - intrigue, action and suspense. But what I got was an inane and unbelievable case of 1-dimensional characters. And now my time is "already gone" and I'll never get it back.

I'm used to books like those from Daniel Silva, Vince Flynn, even David Baldacci - books with characters that evolve and plots that have subtlety. "Already Gone" had neither of these.

The main character is naive beyond belief, and repeatedly acts like a complete doofus. I kept hoping that he'd do something that showed a modicum of intelligence or clear thinking but it never came.

I could go on, but why bother, I've already wasted too much time on this book. My only hope is that I can prevent others from wasting their money and time.

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- T.D.

Most Clueless Main Character Ever

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The plot had the potential to be a good story but was ruined by the fact that the main character was a complete idiot. He was totally dependent on every other character in the story to bail him out of his troubles. I kept waiting for the lightbulb to go on but it never did. Dissapointing.

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- Deborah L. Badt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio