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A Grave Matter Audiobook

A Grave Matter: Lady Darby Mystery, Book 3

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Returning to her childhood home, Lady Kiera Darby hopes her beloved brother Trevor and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once more thrust into the cold grasp of death. While Kiera knows that aiding in another inquiry will only further tarnish her reputation, her knowledge of anatomy could make the difference in solving the case. But agreeing to investigate means Kiera must deal with the complicated emotions aroused in her by inquiry agent Sebastian Gage. When Gage arrives, he reveals that the incident at the Abbey was not the first - some fiend is digging up old bones and holding them for ransom. Now they must catch the grave robber… before another victim winds up six feet under.

©2014 Anna Aycock (P)2014 Tantor

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    Zee Rutland Town, VT, United States 11-28-14
    Zee Rutland Town, VT, United States 11-28-14 Member Since 2005

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    "Narration Throw Me for Loop"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Grave Matter to be better than the print version?

    No. But the audio version is convenient during my drive to work and back.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lady Darby is a bundle of contradictions. I only wish she wouldn't "retell" her entire backstory every couple chapters.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Heather Wilds’s performances?

    No. Heather Wilds needs some major work. Where do I start? Her sense of a sentence is "off" -- the pacing stops and starts in the wrong places. She needs less monotone and more delivery. She's good at Scots and other dialects, but the voice she uses for Lady Darby or exposition is awful. She puts the emphasis on the wrong words so much that I find myself re-narrating aloud in the car -- in essence, fixing her work. I just wonder if anyone else is noticing? Listening to these parts of the book is like fingernails on a chalkboard.


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    Linda Harold 02-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Continues to grow"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, They characters are strong, true, human. She has not fultered from her base established in the 1st book. give you background, interesting true facts about the area and the times.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, though I could guess what was coming next but have not on several occasions. She know how to build her story


    Have you listened to any of Heather Wilds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, She is steadfast in her attention to the details of the characters and story line


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

    My reaction was to want to set in my car and continue through the whole book. I have gone to the park and set just to continue listening to this story.


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    Lemuel G. 11-27-15
    Lemuel G. 11-27-15
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    "Wonderful demonstration of how an abusive relationship interferes with new ones"

    I love these books. Great stories, character and narrator. Hoping for more soon. Hope you enjoy them

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    Gracy100m 11-13-15
    Gracy100m 11-13-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Strong female lead"
    Would you listen to A Grave Matter again? Why?

    No, the story was too slow. I prefer more historical tie ins.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The main character showed interesting and complicated insights. I found the pace to slow.


    Have you listened to any of Heather Wilds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I enjoy Ms. Wilds's performances a great deal. She is excellent in all her readings. She deserves the highest marks.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Please, no


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    Megan Salinas, CA, United States 11-08-15
    Megan Salinas, CA, United States 11-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pronunciation errors"

    Ok, I love the characters of Lady Darby and Gage. The mystery is well plotted and I will finish up the series. But good grief the word is pronounced "SKELetal" not "skeLATal" Drove me crazy.

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    Anne MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 10-19-15
    Anne MURFREESBORO, TN, United States 10-19-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Very readable!"

    This third in the series of the Lady Darby mysteries is very readable, although I favored the first two stories more.
    Those enjoying a will written romantic thrillers will find of this story to their liking.

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    Kristie M. 09-29-15
    Kristie M. 09-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent"

    excellent as always! loved the story and the narration. I rwally enjoyed the historical facts at the end of the book.

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    S.J. 07-27-15
    S.J. 07-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A new favorite series"

    Having discovered the Lady Darby series last year, it's come to rank among some of my favorites. This, the third book, is no exception. Not only is there another intriguing mystery but Kiera and Gage team up again. They are one of my favorite couples and their humorous and at time aggravating connection really shines in this book.

    Heather Wilds does a great job with accents and voices, though I find her normal reading voice dips a tad close to droning. Not in any way bad, I just feel the dialogue aspects are better.

    A fun listen and I look forward to the fourth book in audio format.

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    B. Prestemon Arroyo Grande 06-08-15
    B. Prestemon Arroyo Grande 06-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "The imagery is better then watching TV"

    I can't wait for the next book to be available on Audible, I'm so addicted.

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    Jess G 05-06-15
    Jess G 05-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very engaging."
    What made the experience of listening to A Grave Matter the most enjoyable?

    Good story, Good narration. Good mystery. Unusual back story for Keira. Good character development.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Grave Matter?

    The developing relationship between the main characters.


    What about Heather Wilds’s performance did you like?

    Did a credible Gage as well and Keira.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Keira telling Gage about her past.


    Any additional comments?

    The whole series is excellent in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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