• Stripped Bare

  • Kate Fox, Book 1
  • By: Shannon Baker
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (714 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this riveting novel from award-winning author Shannon Baker, a Nebraska county sheriff’s wife investigates a murder - and her husband is the prime suspect.

When Kate Fox receives a late-night phone call, her seemingly perfect life on the Nebraska prairie shatters in an instant. Eldon, shirt-tail relative and owner of one of the largest cattle ranches in Grand County, has been killed. Kate's husband, Ted, the Grand County sheriff, has been shot and may never walk again. And worst of all, Ted is the prime suspect in Eldon’s murder.

Desperate to clear Ted's name, Kate throws herself headlong into the hunt for the real killer. When she finds herself the victim of several mysterious “accidents”, she knows she’s running out of time. If she doesn’t find out who killed Eldon soon, she - or someone else in town - may be the next to turn up dead.

But a shocking confession throws everything into doubt, and as Kate keeps digging, she unearths unfathomable secrets - the kind worth killing for.

©2021 Shannon Baker (P)2021 Podium Audio

Critic Reviews

"With Stripped Bare, Shannon Baker offers readers a protagonist and a place they will love coming back to visit book after book." (William Kent Krueger, New York Times best-selling author)

"Baker serves up a ballsy heroine, a colorful backdrop, and a surprising ending." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Devotees of Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series and fans of Judy Clemens are sure to appreciate this title." (Library Journal Pick of the Month)

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A bit boring

Found myself just daydreaming instead of listening. Story could not capture my attention. Like white noise machine

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just meh

Started out ok but characters were not likable, story was repetitive and I found the ending to be anticlimactic.

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Enjoyable

Good storyline, with a well-placed twist at the end. My only issue with it was the reader's performance at the very beginning. It sounded more like she was reading it for the very first time. The pauses and voices did not quite match. beyond that, finishing the story, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to book 2.

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Shannon Baker.

I very much enjoyed this book. Was well read by Megan Tusing. Great story line. Steady pace with happens all the way to the end. No dull spots. This will be a favorite author & story for me. Can’t wait to listen to the next story.

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Great story!

This is a great book! The characters are well rounded and the storyline was really clear. I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series!

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Better than expected

This was better than I expected. already got the second one to go right into.

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Had the potential to be good!

I love when an author weaves a way of life into a story which Baker did well. But there were a number of plot lines that were left unresolved or just did not make sense. Kate has a lot of inner dialogue throughout the book but the narrator did not do a good job of distinguishing it from spoken dialogue. Also, as a book that is laying the groundwork for a strong female character, I do not understand why she stood by and never spoke up in so many situations. Why never confront Ted? Why go along with Roxy? It’s all the makings of a pushover.

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After thought

Everything with the possibly being pregnant was just annoying. Seemed amateurish the way the character would randomly address the possibility.

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Hard to not keep going back

Struggled to finish. I would go through several chapters and had to keep going back.

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Yet another weak narrator

No idea whether it’s a good story. Could not even get through listening to the first chapter. Seriously. Audible needs to do a better job of auditioning and vetting its readers. My fourth grade teacher did a far superior job of reading novels aloud than the last few I’ve run across.

I usually just delete/return books with lousy narrators, and then carry on without comment. NO MORE. I’m going to review them from now on because the number of truly untalented readers seems to be increasing. Three stars max since I have no way of knowing whether the story is good.

If audible can’t figure out how to select narrators, maybe authors with low reviews will put pressure on them.