Audio: Alone in the Wild by Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong @tplummer76 @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted February 11, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 18 Comments

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Audio: Alone in the Wild by Kelley Armstrong @KelleyArmstrong @tplummer76 @MacmillanAudio  #LoveAudiobooksWatcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong
Narrator: Therese Plummer
Series: Rockton #5
Published by MacMillan on February 4, 2020
Genres: Mystery
Length: 10 hours, 32 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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Every season in Rockton seems to bring a new challenge. At least that's what Detective Casey Duncan has felt since she decided to call this place home. Between all the secretive residents, the sometimes-hostile settlers outside, and the surrounding wilderness, there's always something to worry about.

While on a much needed camping vacation with her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, Casey hears a baby crying in the woods. The sound leads them to a tragic scene: a woman buried under the snow, murdered, a baby still alive in her arms.

A town that doesn’t let anyone in under the age of 18, Rockton must take care of its youngest resident yet while solving another murder and finding out where the baby came from - and whether she's better off where she is.

I continue to love the  Rockton series.  I would not try to read this as a standalone. The characters grow and change throughout the series. But mostly, each book is so good I would hate to miss any!  I highly recommend them.

This remote wilderness town is in a beautiful, primitive place.  Rockton  is more set up and has more things than the others in the area.  There are lone hunters,  two groups who used to live in Rockton, hostiles, and a violent trading group. Each murder brings Eric and Casey into contact with the others as they search out the killer.  I worry about those contacts.

I enjoy this world full of unique, well-developed characters.  Each time we learn more about them and how things are handled in the settlement.  Alone in the Wild is primarily time with Eric and Casey. Their relationship as a couple has strengthened, and they are facing some new issues as a couple. Issues which are brought forward by the current case.

We do get a bit more insight into April. The others like Will, Jen, Diana, Isabelle, Mathis and Phil are barely involved with the case taking Eric and Casey out to the other people in the area. Jacob is out of the area on a trip.

There are heart-wrenching emotions with loss, forgiveness, and bitter jealousies.  The groups have quite the attitude differences between the young and the old, with changes inching forward, violence barely under the surface.  While they solve a case, I felt the story was Eric and Casey and the decisions they are considering for their futures.


I am a huge fan of Therese Plummer who is the narrator of this series.  I am so thrilled to listen to her performance.  The voices, both male and female, seem distinct to me. I recognize many character voices now.  I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.

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About Therese Plummer

Therese Plummer is an actor and voice over artist living and working in New York City. Favorite roles to date include TV: Rose Nerrick, The Good Wife, Andy in Law and Order SVU. Stage: Celebrity Row; New York Theatre Workshop, Under Tillage, The Irish Repertory Theatre. Off-off Broadway credits include The Vagina Monologues, Suzanne in Twilight of the Gold’s and Madeline in the Award Winning Samuel French Short play The Sweet Room. Comedy Credits include Improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and Stand-up at Caroline’s Comedy Club. Therese also performed her one woman show, Ribbons Undone, at the Here Arts Center.

Therese records audio books for, Recorded Books and Talking Books, Inc. As an adolescent counselor, Therese spent five years utilizing Drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings before moving to New York. She shares a passion of creating, helping and entertaining and feels incredibly lucky to do all three.

About Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could
write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a
story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls
and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. Today, she continues to
spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked
away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern
Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

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Posted February 11, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 18 Comments

18 responses to “Audio: Alone in the Wild by Kelley Armstrong

  1. I’ve got book four to read and then, woohoo, I can move on to this one. Love seeing your five star. I’ll have to try these on audio at some point.

  2. I just love an author that creates such unique characters in a story, really grabs my attention and makes the story stand out more. So happy to see such a high rating for this one.

    Great review.

  3. Lorna

    I have not read this author although I did watch all of Bitten when it was on tv and liked that. I also just bought the first two books in her Cainsville series and I’m looking forward to those. This does sound intriguing too. Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. I am currently reading book 2 and so far I really enjoy it :). It’s a great series. And that’s great to hear the characters will continue to grow throughout the series. I am reading these in ebook format, but that’s good to know the narration is well done too.