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Circle of Bones Audiobook

Circle of Bones

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Publisher's Summary

Former marine Maggie Riley has just set sail for the Caribbean, ready for a little R&R on her 40-foot boat before starting a work assignment in Dominica.

Then Cole Thatcher appears. Sexy, naked - and possibly nuts - Cole turns out to be an archaeologist searching for the wreckage from a World War II submarine that may hold millions in gold coins and classified documents from a powerful inner circle of the secret society Skull and Bones. Maggie has enough skeletons to deal with, but when she learns her own past may intersect the Bonesmen’s, joining Cole in the hunt for the sub may be the only course to uncover a hidden truth.

©2013 Christine Kling (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    "Narrator hits the wrong note"
    What did you love best about Circle of Bones?

    I like the story very much


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

    The plot was tense at times, and, this being a new author to me, I couldn't be sure the good guys and gals would survive to the final page.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

    Sadly, just about anyone. The narrator started off with far too much tension so that suspense didn't have a chance to build. Her odd intonation didn't help, either.


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

    No extreme reaction.


    Any additional comments?

    The second book in this series is also narrated by the same individual so I won't be purchasing it as an audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Grote Florida 08-15-17
    C. Grote Florida 08-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't get through the first chapter"

    I am sure the story is great - but just could not listen to the mechanical/robot-like narration. It was like listening to MapQuest/GPS trying to read me a story. Would definitely try another book/series from this author, as long as there was a different narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Henrico, VA, United States 06-27-17
    Dawn Henrico, VA, United States 06-27-17
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    "Such a Disappointment!"

    Full disclosure: I listened to 5 hours and couldn't go on.

    I am a huge fan of Ms. Kling's Saychelle Sullivan series - huge - and expected this to be on par. The description of this book appealed to me for a long road trip; I thought my husband would enjoy the diving for sunken treasure. Five hours in, there was NO diving. The ONLY thing that happened in those 5 hours was a rising body count; and, boy howdy, did it rise! Plot development was further slowed by constantly switching back and forth between past and present, which added nothing to our understanding of just what the heck was going on. I am still asking myself if this is the same Christine Kling.

    The main reason I quit after 5 hours (during a 6+-hour road trip) was this: Angela Dawe gave me a headache. As my husband described it, she was reading in all caps. I may have been able to get through the story had it not been the physically painful delivery.

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    Born Tired 01-08-17
    Born Tired 01-08-17
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    "Can't stand the narration"

    I got this book via "Kindle Unlimited with Narration." I can never seem to get thru a book by this narrator. She has some very annoying distracting habits, usually in the narrative. Ending sentences her voice wavers and rises oddly & perhaps even her accent. It just distracts me too much trying too figure it out. Additionally, her character voices sound so much the same, regardless which book she reads. I find myself groaning when I realize it's her. Once again a book I can't get into.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Tisbert 10-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great treasure hunt and mystery"

    I liked how the two different story lines came together. A missing french submarine and a Caribbean island sailor with a mysterious lover.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather B Bean 09-12-16
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    "fun read"

    it took a bit to get into but worth it. very exciting ending and good set up for the next book

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    rester725 07-04-16
    rester725 07-04-16 Member Since 2015

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    Would you listen to Circle of Bones again? Why?

    OH, YES!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    THE NARRATOR OF THE STORY.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    VERY GOOD! WOULD LISTEN TO ANYTHING SHE PERFORMED.


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

    SUSPENSEFUL FROM BEGINNING TO END. FAMILY SAILING VACATION GOES TERRBLY WRONG! SHIPWRECKED, BETRAYAL, MURDER!


    Any additional comments?

    COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN FROM BEGINNING TO END IT KEEPS YOU ATTENTION RIGHT UP TO THE LAST PAGE!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Granger, TX United States 06-24-16
    Amazon Customer Granger, TX United States 06-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Kling weaves a sea tail well."

    well written novel of the Caribbean, sunken treasure, history of the sub Surcouf, spicy love scene and high drama.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ALN 03-31-16
    ALN 03-31-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Great story, but the narrator..."

    Fascinating story, yet it was difficult to get past the narrator. Her style is almost identical to my GPS tone - quite mechanical and intense. Too intense from the beginning. The only time she changes tone is when she changes accents. Worth the effort to continue, however. Don't let her voice stop you from purchasing :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-20-15
    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-20-15 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Entertaining Adventure Book Under 10 bucks"

    Good solid effort. Interesting, holds reader's interest the whole way. Believable characters, excellent setting, fairly predictable plot, though well-done.

    The time/POV shifts in the story were occasionally hard to follow. One paragraph would follow another (not a chapter break), but the action was days later. Or the same day, different locale.
    I didn't like the ending. Contrived cliffhanger, the kind intended to force you to read the next in the series to find out how the hero or heroine gets out of an impossible situation. However, as the next book is only $7.34 so not such a big issue this time.

    All in all the book was an entertaining adventure book without excessive gore or sex scenes.

    Angela Dawe did a really good job with the delivery of the story. Some people didn't like her narration but I have to disagree I liked her reading.

    7 of 14 people found this review helpful

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