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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,346 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Stabenow, Dama Stabenow Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kate Shugak Novels Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781427211491
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The residents of Alaska's largest national park are stunned by the death of one of their oldest members, eighty-seven-year-old Old Sam Dementieff…Even private investigator Kate Shugak. Sam, a lifelong resident, dubbed the "father" of all of the Park rats—even though he had no children of his own—was especially close to Kate, his niece, but even she is surprised to discover that in his will he's left her everything, including a letter instructing her simply to, "find my father."

Easier said than done, since Sam's father is something of a mystery. An outsider, he disappeared shortly after learning about Sam's existence, taking with him a priceless tribal artifact, a Russian icon. And in the three days after Kate begins her search through Sam's background, she gets threatened—and worse.

The flashbacks from Sam's fascinating life, including scenes from major events in Alaska's colorful history, punctuate a gripping story in which Kate does her best to fulfill Sam's last wish without losing her own life to the people who are following her every move, though what they are searching for Kate doesn't even know.

In Dana Stabenow's breathtaking new novel, Though Not Dead, the eighteenth to feature Kate Shugak, Kate's search for the long-lost family secrets that have been interwoven with the epic history of an unforgiving land leads to an extraordinary treasure hunt with fatal consequences.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bayneeta | 2/12/2014

    " In this eighteenth book in the series, Stabenow continues to hold my interest and enthusiasm for Kate and Alaska. When Old Sam dies, he leaves Kate most of his estate and a surprising request, "Find my father." When Kate is hit in the head with a fireplace log, forced off the road in a blizzard, and an old woman is killed, Kate's not sure if the events are connected. Does this have to do with fulfilling Old Sam's request? Is a stolen Russian icon at the root of these attacks? And how on earth is Dashiell Hammet, author of The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man , connected to all this? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/6/2014

    " This is the third book that I have read in the series. I don't know how important it is to stick to the order. I think I missed one in between but I seem to have picked up what I have missed. I really like the character Kate Shugak, Alaskan cultural. I think that it is a fun new series for me to try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/22/2014

    " I have read all of this author's books about Kate Shugak. Love them. Enjoy the beautiful Alaska setting and the very colorful characters of the park. Each one seems to get better with a more complex story. Also her pet, a half dog/half wolf, is always a welcome addition to whatever Kate is up to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 1/10/2014

    " Really enjoyed learning about the history of Alaska and more about Kate's family history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/1/2014

    " Kate at her finest. Winter camping, moose stew, Alaskan history, and bad guys all in one. Nothing better for a hot east coast summer than a cold Alaskan mystery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis Thompson | 12/16/2013

    " From hot, muggy Tucson to The Park with Kate Shugak and Mutt. Another lively adventure with PI Sugak and the ongoing cast of characters in her series. Tightly written, beautifully descriptive, always a good read and nice mind trip to Alaska. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassie | 12/7/2013

    " Wasn't sure about this book when I first started it.....had me a little frustrated, but it didn't take long to get my attention and I ended up liking it a lot. Will have to read more Kate Shugak novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Egbert | 11/27/2013

    " I continue to love every book in this series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 11/19/2013

    " Highly entertaining, but definitely not one to read if you haven't already read a few others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 10/4/2013

    " Lots of back story on Alaskan history enriches this latest entry in the Kate Shugak series. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muriel Kudera | 8/14/2013

    " I found this mystery very engrossing though I thought the violence was a bit excessive. I enjoy Stabenow's descriptions of rural Alaska. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharron | 8/14/2013

    " One of her best. Non-stop excitement with lots of Alaska history thrown in for good measure. This is a series though that really must be read in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shuriu | 6/19/2013

    " James Chopin the elder had not been a demonstrative man. In that, he was well-matched with his wife. Jim had known little affection in his childhood, and he was self-aware enough to realize that it was probably why he had never married. (p. 247) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/11/2013

    " Good. Her books always make me want to go to the Park. And yet, it is very clear I would be treated as an Outsider. I want to go see the Park as Kate. I suppose that is what reading and imagination are for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doreen Kephart | 10/21/2012

    " Still love this series, but a little tired of Kate getting thumped in the head. My dog wants to be Mutt.! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pk Dennis | 9/8/2012

    " Really! When is the next book coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette Hague | 7/30/2012

    " Continued to enjoy this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/26/2012

    " The Kate Shugak series is always a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 9/21/2011

    " neat interweaving of history and current. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 8/30/2011

    " This is probably the best Kate Shugak yet. Interesting plot and more insight into the characters I've enjoyed through all of the other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew Danko | 8/15/2011

    " An enjoyable mystery with a little violence, but nothing fatal, more puzzle than mayhem. If D.S. keeps writing more Kate Shugak novels, I'll be ready to read them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 6/17/2011

    " Really interesting history of Alaska before and after statehood woven into the story, which included flashbacks of Old Sam's and Kates's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 6/16/2011

    " One of the best she's written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 6/8/2011

    " I listened to the audio of this book but really enjoyed it. I've always like Kate Shugak books and this latest one had an added dimension because of the flashback to Old Sam's early life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl S. | 6/7/2011

    " Probably the best mystery in this series so far, but not quite as much humor as usual. Hope Ms. Stabenow is working on #19. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 5/30/2011

    " I love this series and this one, with its blend of contemporary mystery and historical one is very good. Kate Shugak is a wonderful protagonist and even if her physical prowess in overpowering villains isn't entirely convincing, I'm happy to suspend disbelief. I love the Aunties. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 5/29/2011

    " Lots of back story on Alaskan history enriches this latest entry in the Kate Shugak series. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 5/25/2011

    " This was more a history tale than the nail biting cliff hangers we know as Dana Stabenow and Kate Shugak.
    I wonder if after writing other offerings if writing the Kate series is now less interesting for Dana. I guess we will have to wait for a new one to see how it goes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 5/17/2011

    " I continue to love every book in this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 5/14/2011

    " another enjoyable Kate Shugak adventure, many twists and turns and of course Mutt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 5/11/2011

    " I've read this whole series of Kate Shugak mysteries set in Alaska and always enjoy a new one; they have lots of action, quirky characters, romance,dead bodies,native culture and a great wolf companion for the heroine. What's not to like???!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 5/8/2011

    " Once again, Kate takes on the wild adventure to be
    found in Alaska. Always giving more and more
    intrigue and showing the beauty that country.
    Dana Stabenow is a gifted artist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 4/26/2011

    " I've been with this series from the beginning, discovered Stabenow while on an Alaskan cruise! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 4/25/2011

    " While I enjoy the Shugak series very much, I've always thought the first was the best. It certainly has some competition with this volume. "

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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.”