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Devil's Elbow Audiobook

Devil's Elbow: A Harbor Secret, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Harbor Springs, an idyllic resort town in northern Michigan, has always drawn visitors. However, hundreds of years before it was known for sailboats, cottages, and fudge, it was known for its hunting, fishing, and tribal conflict.

Kylie Branson thought she was getting a quiet day at the Good Hart Beach with her boyfriend, Jason, and dog, Cupcake, until a fawn ventures down to the water for a drink. When Cupcake takes off after the fawn, Kylie and Jason chase her to the ravine of Devil's Elbow, where they discover what appears to be human remains. Intrigued by the DNA results and the types of bones left behind, Kylie delves into the history of the area and soon uncovers a secret that has been kept for hundreds of years, discovered, and then hidden again. Could the Native American sign at the bend warning of an evil spirit be more than a legend? Could there be a deeper meaning behind the local ghost stories, reported sounds of a drum, voices after dark, and even apparitions? Follow Kylie as she learns about the history behind the treacherous curve in the Tunnel of Trees known as Devil's Elbow.

©2016 Kristie Dickinson (P)2017 Kristie Dickinson

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    Jan 02-23-17
    Jan 02-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Past meets Present"

    Both the author and narrator were new to me. I loved how this book had multiple stories woven into one. The tragic love story based on Indian myth, the poem as a basis for legend, and the current love story. The author and narrator are extremely talented. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry B 05-10-17
    Kerry B 05-10-17
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    "Great Read"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoy how the story flowed from past and present.


    Any additional comments?

    Being familiar with the Harbor Springs area, I was especially drawn into the story with the interesting historical and present day perspectives. I found myself caring deeply about the main characters and could not put the book down. I highly recommend this book!

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    Dobie Maxwell 05-03-17
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    ":"Devil's Elbow: Bends My Ear!"
    Where does Devil's Elbow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have to admit I wasn't sure if I was going to like it at first, but it soon grabbed me and I now rank it right up there with the best I have heard. It took me into a whole other world, and isn't that what good entertainment is supposed to do?

    I felt like I came to know and more importantly care about the characters and my attention was held throughout the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought the author captured the essence of what Native American life might have been like and I found it very believable and listenable. I know she had a lot of work invested in doing research, and it paid off in my opinion. It kept my interest.

    They were people from a different time and culture facing human situations - something everyone can relate to from any generation. Well done.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I thought the battle scenes really painted a picture as did Onadesh accidentally killing Little Fawn with the arrow. Very poignant and it grabbed my attention. I thought the actress who read the story was very well placed also. She did an excellent and effective performance.


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

    I think I already used it in my title for this review. :)


    Any additional comments?

    I have read other books by Miss Dickinson and I find her to be an unbelievably talented, diligent and prolific author. Her details and research are evident in all her work, and if I see a title by her I know I won't get cheated on content and entertainment value. The lady does her homework so the reader can escape into the story no matter what it is.

    As I saidI really didn't know what to expect from the early chapters of this particular story, but it did win me over shortly thereafter and I really enjoyed it all the way through. In this age of short attention spans that's not easy to do. I commend her well written story line.

    I also enjoyed how she tied in the characters from the modern generation (and her first book in the series) so it had continuity for me as a reader and fan. I know how much work goes into a project like this, and I commend Miss Dickinson for not only tackling such an impressive workload but delivering another fresh interesting product.

    I'm already waiting for the next one! I know already I won't be disappointed.

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    Loves to Read 03-22-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Enjoyable Listen"

    I was given a copy of this audio book so that I could listen and then provide an honest review. If you love learning about Native American Lore, you will most likely enjoy this book. The back story provided enough of a mystery to keep my interest. The narrator, however, has a very slow cadence. Sometimes when listening to dialogue, I felt very aware that I was being read to. I did not feel as though the narrator gave me the opportunity to 'feel' the characters. Credit worthy listen.

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    Jenniferk sc 03-18-17
    Jenniferk sc 03-18-17 Member Since 2010

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    "A tame mystery"
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    A bit formulaic and predictable. I could see the potential of this book and just wish it was reached. The present characters were not very interesting. The best part of the book was the Little Fawn indian flashbacks. The flashbacks themselves were somewhat annoying since the present action just didn't flow already. This could have been better with a different narrator, possibly. . I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    rhonda walker 03-02-17
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    "Two stories being told at the same time"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think I would have enjoyed it more if it was just the Indian story being told with more detail. I don't think it was necessary to bring the more recent story of the discovery into it.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Like I said, just stick with the Indian love story but expand on it. I didn't really care about what was going on in the modern times but I did enjoy the Indian love story.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She was ok. I wasn't crazy about her male voice but I'm sure that is difficult to do.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I don't think I would


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the
    author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dawnatarr 02-28-17
    Dawnatarr 02-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A good Native American legend brought to life."

    It's funny how past and present come together some times. This book is absorbing to listen to as the narrator brings the characters to the forefront of this tale. I received a free copy, but voluntarily left a honest review.

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    anonymous 02-27-17
    anonymous 02-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Really wanted to like this book, but...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Maybe to a younger group of people. Seems like it was written for teens.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Little Fawn. She seemed to be more believable to be a real person than the other characters.


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

    I think I would have rather read the book myself.


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

    It was a so so story. No reaction to book.


    Any additional comments?


    The story would have been more exciting if there were no flashbacks. If the modern part of the story had been left out, it would have been a better story. The modern part of the story was very unbelievable, with the characters spending most of their time pinching their lips and doing things that had nothing to do with the story. The story also had way too many adjectives describing things and repeating them over and over. This is the first book I have read from this author, so I'm not sure what age it is geared toward. If this story was for teens, then I can highly recommend it. but for seasoned readers, not so much.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the narrator, Author or publisher.

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    Vickie 02-26-17
    Vickie 02-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Predictable romance"

    This book is basically two stories being told at the same time. An old Indian romance and a more contemporary romance. Although the book was very predictable a nonetheless enjoyed it. I was voluntarily provided this review copy by the author publisher or narrator

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    john blanck 02-25-17
    john blanck 02-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "the best book in the series"

    This book was a great way to tell a historical event , mystery, romance and mild action all rolled in one to keep the interest and attention of the reader. it definitely kept my interested and wondering what would happen next.

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