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The Skeleton Takes a Bow: A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 2 | [Leigh Perry]

The Skeleton Takes a Bow: A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 2

After years of hiding in the Thackery family house, Sid the skeleton is delighted to finally have his moment in the spotlight. He's starring in a high school production of Hamlet. Well, not so much starring in as being a prop. At least part of him has a part - he's using his head to play Yorick of "Alas, poor Yorick" fame. Every day, Georgia Thackery's daughter, Madison, who's also in the play, brings in his skull, and every night, she takes him home...
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And the best performance as a skull goes to...

After years of hiding in the Thackery family house, Sid the skeleton is delighted to finally have his moment in the spotlight. He's starring in a high school production of Hamlet. Well, not so much starring in as being a prop. At least part of him has a part - he's using his head to play Yorick of "Alas, poor Yorick" fame. Every day, Georgia Thackery's daughter, Madison, who's also in the play, brings in his skull, and every night, she takes him home....

Until one night when he's accidentally left at school - and hears the sounds of someone being murdered. But the next day, there's no body and no one seems to be missing.

Sid is not a numbskull - he knows what he heard. Georgia thinks he imagined it - until a week later when a body is found. Now Georgia and Sid will both need to keep their heads as they stick their necks out and play sleuth to catch the conscience of a killer....

©2014 Toni L.P. Kelner (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Linda 10-16-14
    Linda 10-16-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Humerous, Relaxing "Cozy""

    I liked the first book in this series enough to buy the second one when it became available on Audible.

    What makes this series unique for me is that one of the main characters is a skeleton named Sid who walks, talks, and has a Facebook page, but doesn't eat or breathe. The other main characters are regular human beings who accept Sid as normal part of their lives.

    The plotting of the first book seemed more intricate and enjoyable to me. Even so, I like the main characters and the humor and liked this book. If there is a third book in the series I will read it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    wookie's mom 04-22-15 Member Since 2012

    Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!

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    "LOVE THIS SERIES"

    This series is a fun romp as seen through the eyes of a skeleton. It is cleverly written full of mystery and fun. It is not a "deep" read which is something we all need once in a while. I hope you give it a chance next time you need a lite read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paige Matthews somewhere, USA 02-20-15
    Paige Matthews somewhere, USA 02-20-15 Member Since 2015

    bookworm

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    "Another great story!"

    I really enjoyed this story, as well as the first one. I'm hoping there are more to come. The narrator was perfect.

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    Robin A. Patrick 02-02-15

    curled up with a book

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    "Fun and made me want to keep reading."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend it. I never thought I would read a book where one of the characters is a skeleton but it was entertaining. I liked it that the writer didn't need to make up ways that explained how a skeleton could walk and talk. Somehow she wrote it so you just accepted it. I found characters that I could like and that's always important to me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor and the connection between the characters.


    What does Katina Kalin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I realized half way in that I just accepted Sid's voice just like the human characters! The cadence of his voice was steady and perfect for who he was. All the characters were well read and appropriate. You could hear the age and gender differences and they were right on.


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

    Funny bone friends till end!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Young 01-26-15
    Pat Young 01-26-15

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    "better then the first."
    Where does The Skeleton Takes a Bow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really like the first but this was much better. I hope the third will be coming soon.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Different, they didn't have a body but had just went on Sid's word a lone.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Sid break'the door in.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mandre86 Davenport, IA USA 12-31-14
    mandre86 Davenport, IA USA 12-31-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great listen"

    I am enjoying this series, love the concept and it makes you laugh at Sid and his predicaments. If you are looking for an easy listen this is the one

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    lynda 12-10-14
    lynda 12-10-14
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    "Fun"

    Pity there are only 2 in this series. Makes you wish you could have a "pet" skeleton.
    Thoroughly enjoyed this light hearted book. Just picturing what was happening made me laugh. If you want something nice and light but gets you wondering who did it get this book.

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    asassyvic Indiana 10-22-14
    asassyvic Indiana 10-22-14

    asassyvic

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    "A new meaning for 'A Skeleton in the Closet'"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I found this book well written and very funny.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Skeleton Takes a Bow?

    When Sid breaks into the cabin to rescue Madison.


    What about Katina Kalin’s performance did you like?

    I gave Katina Kalin 5 stars because she does an outstanding narration, has a lovely voice and catches even the most subtle of innuendo's. A very skilled narrator.


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

    A Skeleton worth knowing


    Any additional comments?

    A great story with lots of humor and moves along at a good pace. A real attention keeper and original concept.

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    "Great, Lighthearted Fun."

    This is the second book in the skeleton mystery stories. Very, very tongue in cheek in its concepts, but very enjoyable as a murder mystery novel.

    This is just the right kind of lighthearted novel that you may wish to read if you are a murder mystery fan. It is not overly taxing but it is not by any means a simplistic tail. You will enjoy it immensely just as a relaxing read especially, if you have just finished a big novel and still wish to read but do not want to bog yourself down in A complex narratives.

    I would however, advise that you read the books in order, so this is book 2, you really need to read book 1. Even though it will not be a great challenge to read them out of sequence, you will receive all the backstory if you read them in order.

    Enjoy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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