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Download A Grave Denied: A Kate Shugak Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Stabenow Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN:
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Everyone knew Len Dreyer, a handyman for hire in the Park near Niniltna, Alaska, but no one knew anything else about him. Even Kate Shugak, who was planning to ask him to help build a small second cabin on her property, knew him. But she, the Park's unofficial P.I., seems to have known less about him than anyone.

When Len Dreyer's body is discovered, frozen solid, in the path of a receding glacier with a hole from a shotgun blast in his chest, no one even noticed that he was missing for months. Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin asks Kate to help him dig into Dreyer's background, in the hope of finding some motive for his murder. She takes the case, mindful of the need for gainful employment as she copes with her responsibility for Johnny, the teenage boy in her care and a constant reminder of his father, her dead lover. Little does she imagine that by trying to provide for him she just might put him right in the path of danger.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edie Stur | 2/20/2014

    " First time reading this author. Was decent read but didn't hold my interest like some authors. Will try to read her again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/15/2014

    " Number 13 in a series of Alaskan mysteries starring Kate Shugak. I have read others in the series and enjoy the depiction of the far north, the wilderness, people, and strong themes. The books may be better read in order, though each stands alone well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 alansplace | 2/12/2014

    " Wow, what an ending to a great story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri Vigil | 2/10/2014

    " The continuing layers of roles that Kate takes on to challenge her already challenged life may or maynot be realistic but it works for me in the fiction world and keeps me wanting to continue reading the series. I really do enjoy these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 2/3/2014

    " What can I say another great Kate Shugak Mystery. Love them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita Jean | 1/30/2014

    " I especially liked the advice that Kate gave to Johnny. "A lot of people aren't lucky enough to find that one thing they are good at. But if you do, I think you should do it. Practice it. Make a living at it, if you can. Make a difference, if you can. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/29/2014

    " I have read this book before but liked it enough to listen to it again. Kate Shugak is such a great character. She stands up for what she believes and the rights of everyone. I would like to have some of her courage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl S. | 1/20/2014

    " My favorite Kate Shugak "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 1/15/2014

    " I really like Kate Shugak stories and this one did not disappoint. I had read the book that was written after this one, so this one actually answered a few questions that I had when reading the other book. I enjoyed the relationships she has with everyone in the community. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 12/17/2013

    " One of the best in the Kate Shugak series that I've read. Lots of personal interactions as well as a very interesting mystery. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbarawiley | 12/8/2013

    " This is a series set in Alaska about an investigator who happens to be a native woman. Lots of colorful characters, Alaska culture and a bit of native politics. Read the series from the beginning and you will be hooked! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/11/2013

    " This was the first Kate Shugak novel I had read. It hooked me. I am very glad someone told me about this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 10/19/2013

    " Another good escape to the north country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 9/28/2013

    " One of my favorite series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 7/7/2013

    " Once again, a great tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 2/18/2013

    " I liked that Stabnow is starting to tell these stories from other points of view, rather than just Kate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/15/2012

    " Love the Kate Shugak novels! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lkowalczyk | 6/24/2012

    " Another awesome series. Start with #1... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maura | 2/8/2012

    " OK mystery but the author uses the same old formula every time. The Alaska location however is always interesting to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne Becker | 12/14/2011

    " I love this series of mysteries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K | 12/3/2011

    " Too much Kate And her potential romance with Jim Chopin and too little mystery solving. I found other Kate Shugak stories much more satisfying than this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 10/11/2011

    " heart warming ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 7/26/2011

    " Just what I've come to expect from this series - in a good way. I especially liked the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 5/23/2011

    " This series was recommended by a friend and while I was intrigued by the Alaska location I thought it might be too outdoorsy and full of nature for me. Luckily, this was not the case. I really enjoyed the book, the main character and the supporting players. I'll read some more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 5/6/2011

    " This series was recommended by a friend and while I was intrigued by the Alaska location I thought it might be too outdoorsy and full of nature for me. Luckily, this was not the case. I really enjoyed the book, the main character and the supporting players. I'll read some more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/5/2011

    " I have read this book before but liked it enough to listen to it again. Kate Shugak is such a great character. She stands up for what she believes and the rights of everyone. I would like to have some of her courage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 8/12/2010

    " You can always depend on a Kate Shugak novel for a good mystery with the flavor of Alaska, but I thought this one was even better than most with well-drawn characters and red herrings galore! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenajo | 8/5/2010

    " In the beginning, I really enjoyed the story, but the constant criticizing to political conservatives and Christians ruined it for me. I finally had to put the book down. I will not read anything else by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 7/20/2010

    " Good mystery, I liked the Alaskan setting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 5/25/2010

    " What can I say another great Kate Shugak Mystery. Love them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 3/31/2010

    " One of the best in the Kate Shugak series that I've read. Lots of personal interactions as well as a very interesting mystery. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/5/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Kate Shugak; after a man is found in a glacier dead of a shotgun blast, Kate and others search for the killer. In the meantime she starts to fall for Chopper Jim and gets her cabin burned to the ground
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eunira | 8/21/2009

    " I love Dana Stabenow - I get into her books very quickly and Kate is a great character! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 7/16/2009

    " I really like Kate Shugak stories and this one did not disappoint. I had read the book that was written after this one, so this one actually answered a few questions that I had when reading the other book. I enjoyed the relationships she has with everyone in the community. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carriedaway | 7/9/2009

    " Dana Stabenow is one of the very, very few authors I read that has killed off multiple characters that I actually like without causing me to abandon her series. In fact, she may be the only one.

    Nice twist in this book particularly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 5/5/2009

    " This was the first Kate Shugak novel I had read. It hooked me. I am very glad someone told me about this book. "

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About the Author
Author Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on seventy-five-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first science fiction novel, Second Star, sank without a trace but has since been resurrected as an e-book. Her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar Award, and her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”