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Grave Suspicion Audiobook

Grave Suspicion

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Publisher's Summary

Sam Hawthorne has lived a nomadic life, wandering through small Midwestern towns for the past two decades. He is known among the people he meets as an oddity and a troublemaker. He has a secret, however; one that has given him the chance to help dozens of people over the years. But that secret has also created a trail, and now someone with violent intentions has begun to follow it.

Forced to run for his life, Sam returns to his hometown for the first time since the death of his family. There, Roger Sandbrook - old family friend and local history professor - welcomes him in and gives him aid. Sam quickly learns that he isn't the only one with secrets, however, and that Roger just might be the only person who can help him.

From the tired small towns of the Midwest to the streets of historic Salem, Sam's journey will carry him through painful memories and across centuries of forgotten history. But ask the questions stack up, will he also find the answers he needs?

©2015 Aaron Mahnke (P)2015 Aaron Mahnke

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    Gin 09/05/2016
    Gin 09/05/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "excellent!"

    the only thing that could have made it better would have been AM reading it himself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gingepie United Kingdom 06/04/2017
    Gingepie United Kingdom 06/04/2017

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    "Not bad, not great."

    Narrated well, but the story didn't engage me that much. If it is the start of a series featuring the same characters, if definitely give the sequel a look.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Tate Bredenkamp
    Lincoln, NE
    20/11/16
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    "Longtime Lore Listener, Sorely Disappointed"

    Aaron Mahnke's Lore podcast is brilliant. Thoughtful, fascinating, and truly robust in it's content. This was quite the opposite. Written almost like a film script, the style was too simplified with only the occasional literary description to brighten up and otherwise tedious plot. But worse than that was the narration. West seems to be rushing through every word, and the characters' vocal expression often seemed inappropriate or inconsistent. I'm hoping this was not his best work. Was so looking forward to several hours of the great storytelling I enjoy in Mahnke's podcast, but alas, couldn't wait for this tale to end. Better luck next time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eleanor E.
    13/10/16
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    "A fun, if unpolished, read."

    Despite a charming and refreshingly emotional main character in Sam Hawthorne, this story suffers from dialogue that's not always natural or convincing, and noticeably repetitive word choice. I was drawn in by the mystery, but the resolution was incomplete, with a sequel hook that felt more frustrating than promising. Also, frankly, there was a disturbing lack of women in the story, and one of the two prominent women was characterized as a blabbermouth and caused trouble for Sam.

    This sounds like I'm ragging on the book more than I actually intended. I did enjoy it! But the things I liked are a bit harder to pinpoint than the problems I had. Looking back, the whole story just seemed like it needed some more thorough editing and maybe some rewrites. I did absolutely love the metaphysical fun that happened, and I was intrigued by Roger's history and biology 'lessons'.

    As for the actual performance, I was entirely thrown off by Terence West's reading. His cadences were bizarre, with dramatic pauses in inappropriate moments and emphasis placed on confusing words. Near the beginning, there were even a few moments where it was really obvious that they cut in the middle of a sentence, as if Mr West did two different reads and they needed to splice them together. It took me forever to get used to, and even then I was occasionally taken out of the experience by unusual moments, like how he frequently failed to give proper pause between description and dialogue. He did a good job with Sam's more emotional moments, but for the bad guys? His 'growly', menacing voice was embarrassing to hear, and not at all evocative of the intended feelings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • K.C.S. Gunn
    25/11/15
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    "Aaron Mahnke proves he is the king of story telling"

    Absolutely loved the story. Can't wait for the sequel! If you enjoy stories that refer to American history (especially the Salem witch trials), you'll enjoy this story.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    01/05/17
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    "Suspenseful and exciting !!"

    Love it!! Enjoyed the narration by Terence West. Great job. Intriguing plot with unexpected turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    05/04/17
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    "Good Story, Bad Narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, I only listened to one chapter and couldn't stand the narration, so I finished the book by reading it in the Kindle app.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good character development.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If Aaron Mahnke narrated it himself.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Logan, Utah USA
    30/03/17
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    "Enjoyable read with constant action"

    The author tosses you right into the action almost before you get to know the main character, but that's only for the first few scenes. I plan on re-reading this again soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    06/03/17
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    "I couldn't stop listening!"

    I love a good story and this was great! I couldnt wait to get to work just so i could continue listening to this book. i highly recommend it😊

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • heidi sallows
    04/02/17
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    "He's my new favorite ..."

    The story is gripping, I liked the historical tones and the ending leaves room for a series... Love this guys work... Love his pod casts... If you like suspense and 'scary' content... Get it. ⭐️

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brian Kearbey
    20/01/17
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    "Very good suspense story."

    Loved the whole book, it was full of suspense. the author nailed this story fully.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kristin Waller
    02/11/16
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    "Refreshing"

    I found the story well written and just the right amount of fantasy and science. My only gripe would be that book 2 is not available on audible yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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