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It’s been four years since young Stephen Moorehouse spent his first summer at his Uncle Phillip Kahle’s mansion overlooking Lake Superior in Michigan’s untamed Upper Peninsula. Stephen’s kidnapper, the murderous Paulie Deluca, has broken out of prison. Will he come for Stephen again?

The beautiful scream-queen, Barbara Jenkins, pays an unexpected visit to Cliffside Manor. Why is Phillip being so secretive about her visit, and why did she bring enough luggage to stay six months?

Phillip’s friend and movie financier, Cyrus Bonaventure, disappears after a wedding in Florida. Laid up with a badly sprained ankle, Phillip sends Stephen to investigate. A series of clues takes Stephen from Florida to Los Angeles and then to a small desert town where he makes a startling discovery.

Phillip creates a monarch butterfly sanctuary with a huge granite memorial stone to honor Britt Adolphson’s memory. When a mysterious woman dressed all in black, her face covered in a veil, appears at this memorial, visitors are upset and frightened. Why is she there? Why does she stand like a statue, not speaking, scaring the children? Something needs to be done.

Several dramatic plot lines weave together in The Monarch Graveyard to create another thrilling mystery by James R. Nelson.

©2019 James R. Nelson (P)2020 James R. Nelson

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Slow build up but comes together well

Various characters with their own storylines intermingle and these sub stories build up to complete the puzzle of the overall plot very well.

The narration was really good. The variety of voices, the intonation, and tempo of the performance were all blended masterfully in the various scenes building up the suspense as required. Matt really has a gift and it is a pleasure listening to him.

Note: this book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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Moorehouse is at it again!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Another really good installment in the Stephen Moorehouse mysteries. I've really enjoyed these books. All of the books are set many years in the past and it's a fun diversion from the stories of today. The plots are intertwined enough to keep them interesting, but stand alone enough that they could be read/listened to on their own. A solid addition to the set.

Once again Matthew brings the characters to life with ease and confidence. I've come to compare other narrators to Matthew.

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Excellent

Many plots are given and to figure out. The narration voice was good and clear, and added to this adventure, the authors books are full of plots, interesting characters and readers always want more. Given audio for my voluntary review

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Interesting

Another Stephen Moorehouse is in the bag. I enjoyed this one and the way the author tries things together. The references to the past book is great. Narration was on point!

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The Monarch Graveyard

The Monarch Graveyard title had several well developed characters . At times though it seemed that there were too many twists to the story with all these characters. The settings were very descriptive and it is clear that the author is well acquainted with the Upper Peninsula . I enjoyed listening to this book and would recommend it to others.

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 06-01-20

wonderful

what a wonderful audiobook well written by James R Nelson and narrated by Matthew E Berry xxxxxx

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  • Helen
  • 05-15-20

amazing book

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I Enjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too
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  • Norma Miles
  • 04-24-20

Let me hold on real tight.

The Monarch Graveyard can only be called a slow action thriller as so much happens, but in a leisurely way. Without again rehearsing the story outline, a!ready fully covered in the synopsis, this is numerous threads of several people, all of whom weave together at the end. And the main emphasis is on the characters themselves and their interactions with others. Delihgtful.

Narration by Matthew E Berry is also very good. The timbre of his voice is pleasant to hear, he reads with perfect pacing for the content of the story and has fine modulation which brings texture to the listening experience. He also give individual voice to the characters, further bringing them naturally to life. A nice performance.

Although there are other books which also include some of the same characters, nothing is lost by not having previously read any of them although, for anyone who has done so will surely welcome their return. The protagonists are like real people with their quirks and hopes. My thanks to the rights holder of the Monarch Graveyard, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. A pleasant and enjoyable read, and recommended.

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  • deafmick
  • 04-22-20

This audio book is very good got to give it 5 out of 5 😊