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The Things You Find in Rockpools

Narrated by: Mark Sanderlin
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (120 ratings)
Regular price: $24.95
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Publisher's Summary

A teenage girl disappears from a beach town at the height of summer. Two months later, a massive police search has failed to find her. And then 11-year-old Billy Wheatley steps in to solve the case.  

Billy's something of a child prodigy - or at least he thinks he is. He's also highly motivated, with his own reasons to want the police and coast guard off his beach.  

Using all of his particular ingenuity, Billy unravels the mystery. But what he discovers puts him in terrible danger. The person who took the girl is someone he knows, only too well. And when they learn Billy is onto them, they're going to need him dead....

The Things You Find in Rockpools is the outstanding new release from Amazon best-selling author Gregg Dunnett. Find out today why a quarter of a million readers fell for his books in 2017.

©2018 Gregg Dunnett (P)2018 Gregg Dunnett

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Disappointed

It took forever for the story to start and then everything was suddenly solved in a few sentences. Very disappointed. Almost didn't finish it.

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Suspenseful and Surprising

I was fascinated by Billy’s relationship with his father and the unique family dynamics. Highly encourage reading/listening to Gregg’s work. A fun time. Every time I thought I knew what happened, the story took an adventurous twist. Looking forward to his next work.

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A great mystery, I really enjoyed it!

This had some great twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting! I thought it was a great story, it definitely kept my interest!

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Boring for first 3 hours

I almost quit listening through out the first 3 hours. It was boring and and drug on. Finally it started getting interesting. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen next another twist surprised me. I was sure I had predicted “who dunnit”. I intended to return the book but it was just good enough. I’m not sure I would recommend this book but I liked the ending.

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Interesting

This book was a little slow at times but overall it kept me interested enough to finish it.

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Would make a good Lifetime movie

If you like CSI and other crime shows, you will enjoy this book. It’s got a good twisty plot but it doesn’t require too much thought. Overall, it was a good little mystery for my drive to and from work.

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  • KNeedel
  • Ochelata, Oklahoma
  • 01-19-19

Good book

Even though I had a hard time getting into this book at first, I eventually couldn’t stop listening. The most frustrating part is the narrator has a very young voice, which is because the book is written from a 11 year old point of view. I felt like I was listening to my 10 year old tell a story and at first it was just frustrating. If you can get past that, it’s really a good book and good story. Was really shocked by the ending.

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Loved it!

I like the way the narrator changes their voice for each different character. Great Story!!

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It's just "so-so"....

I wasn't very impressed by the writing, and found myself annoyed that I was being read to by someone who sounds like a 12 year old. I don't mean that to sound hateful, but it honestly did annoy me. I had a hard time staying on track with this one, and while I think it has an interesting story line, and a good twist to it, it just seemed sorta "blank" to me.

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  • LoriBee
  • Northern California
  • 10-06-18

Mediocre at best

I bought this because of all the outstanding reviews. I suppose it wasn't horrible, but definitely not worth all the raves. I'd call it mediocre at best. None of the characters are sympathetic, not even the main protagonist, the boy who goes through most of the book thinking his father is a murderer and is capable of murdering even him. And the revelation at the end about their past leaves you further scratching your head. I found the plotting of this book sloppy, the cops are all bungling idiots, the motives behind everything that everyone does in the book defy logic. So, I guess if you have low standards you might be entertained.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-24-18

narrator is annoying with mispronounced words.

story started off ok, but became a clichéd sexist load of rubbish. really disappointing and the narrator kept mispronouncing words like buoy and shone. I thought this was written by a British author so don't understand the American narrator choice.

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  • Meg
  • 02-11-19

Great book, poorly narrated

A fantastic story, lots of twists. Narration way too fast and interfered with the tension at times.

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  • Carla
  • 10-10-18

Brilliant

Really enjoyed though, though at first I thought I wasn’t going to like the narrator but it was brilliant. Kept me thinking

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  • Looby
  • 08-10-18

brilliant <br />

Loved it, ive never listened/read anything by this author and just thought id give it a go. Really enjoyed it well worth a listen, keeps you guessing for while too :)

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  • forester
  • 07-23-18

A real page turner

A plot which twists and turns, I loved it, couldn't put it down. Highly recommended

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  • Cathleen
  • 07-10-18

predictable

I found this s real drag. I kept waiting for a twist in the plot thatch wasn't expecting but it didn't happen....

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  • H Morris
  • 06-30-18

Lots of twists and turns right to the end

I was lucky enough to get a free audible version of this book and I’m so glad I did. The story was full of twists and turns and kept me enthralled to the end. It also kept me company on drives to and from a remote work place making the journey go much quicker!! A really good book definately worth the read.

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  • Bravemarbles
  • 06-16-18

Very enjoyable

Good story with a nice twist. Took a while to get used to the voice but when tuned in got to like Billy for all his nerdish quirkiness. This would make a good film as well, very visual etc. Interested to read more from this author.