• Bone by Bone

  • A Psychological Thriller So Compelling, You Won't Be Able to Stop Listening
  • By: Sanjida Kay
  • Narrated by: Gillian Burke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-04-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

Regular price: $15.48

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Publisher's Summary

Laura loves her daughter more than anything in the world. But nine-year-old Autumn is being bullied. Laura feels helpless. When Autumn fails to return home from school one day, Laura goes looking for her. She finds a crowd of older children taunting her little girl.

In the heat of the moment, Laura makes a terrible choice. A choice that will have devastating consequences for her and her daughter....

©2016 Sanjida Kay (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

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Not a Psychological Thriller

This story was so long winded and the out come was what was obvious the whole time. Terrible ending!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

Painfully slow with far to much on individual thoughts and emotions and trivial details, frustrating.

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NOT a Psychological Thriller

I do not know why this is labeled as a "Psychological Thriller" as it's not. It's a story about a child and adult bullying a woman and her child. There is no "thriller" aspect to this book. I finished the book but was disappointed, expecting more of a thriller, or edge-of-your-seat type of story but it was all quite predictable. Read at your own risk.

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Ok

The story started off good and ended good but the middle was very slow and kind of drawn out

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Exceptional!

Worth the read! Hard to not listen to all day long. Great narration! Strongly recommend!

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Blech!

And estrogen infused short story self-indulgently dragged out by the author into this awful Tome
I wish I had my time and money back

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Gripping story

Loved the book well written and narrated. Very enjoyable, the narrator made me feel on the edge of my seat.

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Eager for details

Very much enjoyed. Had a hard time putting down the earphones. Just the right level of suspense to be able to stay engaged while multitasking at work. Would read more by author. Narrator was perfect. Loved the accent.

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My First Audible Book

What made the experience of listening to Bone by Bone the most enjoyable?

I really liked the narrator.She was easy to listen to and conveyed the drama without shouting.

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

Yes,by drawing out the different reactions to the episode of pushing the boy.

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

She made the mother seem very reasonable even as she overreacted by pushing the boy.

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

How far would you go........to protect your child?

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed this book very much!

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  • Kay
  • 11-04-16

Can't finish it..

I am sure the story is okay and it's written well, but the inconsistent accents for all the characters is driving me insane!!! Random South African / queen's English / Bristolian. Horrific!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Cath
  • 10-26-16

Breathtaking

I was gripped from the beginning to the end. I found that I was on the edge of my seat in some parts. Sympathetic in others. Wonderfully written and narrated. Highly recommended.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Weliza
  • 03-16-17

Far fetched story and very unconvincing.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The vocabulary of the 9 year old was too old for a child. The characters overall did not come across as convincing and were shallow.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Quite ridiculous and silly that things would go that far.

Could you see Bone by Bone being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

As I said above, the characters and situations were very shallow and black and white. I especially found the father of the bully overdrawn and we never really found out why he behaved like he did.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Deeji9
  • 04-09-17

Long time getting started

I felt myself become increasingly frustrated at the wimpishness of this mother and how many chapters had to be listened to before any action took place. I gave up on it twice but eventually got through it. Weak storyline, minus a twist and too long. Not recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • CMH
  • 03-28-17

Unsure if I like this book or not

I felt really uncomfortable listening to Bone by Bone.
I wanted the main character to do what I consider the right thing, and go to the police at the start of the issues.
Nevertheless I stayed with it and ultimately feel that is a few hours of my life I won't get back.
Saving grace is the excellent narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Lucy
  • 03-07-17

Predictable

I struggled to finish this. The main characters were irritating, and I actually hoped they would all die horribly. I had to finish it to see if there was a twist or something. Anything. sadly not.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Jay
  • 10-20-16

Boring boring boring

Narrator was terrible. Story is dull, characters are frustrating and numerous instances where a little more research by the author would have been useful.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Data
  • 04-04-17

So compelling, you won't be able to stay awake..

What would have made Bone by Bone better?

Better story and credible characters,

Has Bone by Bone put you off other books in this genre?

No.

Have you listened to any of Gillian Burke’s other performances? How does this one compare?

The narrator was very good, she tried her best with very thin material.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance. The Mother was irritating beyond belief and was just so one dimensional. By time the absurd story reached its conclusion I was rooting for the supposed 'baddie'.

The way the Mother and everyone around her reacted to a minor incident was so over the top it lacked any credibility. There was very little that I would describe as thrilling moments even the grand finale was a damp squib.

Any additional comments?

Avoid!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • A. Alderson
  • 03-23-17

Bone by bone

Have read better books
Not enamoured found it difficult to concentrate on the story had to keep going back

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • T Harrington
  • 11-03-16

excellent

really good book, easy to listen to, hard to put down, very good narration. brilliant story line

5 of 7 people found this review helpful