The Monsters We Make: A Novel

Written by:
Kali White
Narrated by:
Mia Barron

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2020
8 hours 50 minutes
It's August 1984, and paperboy Christopher Stewart has gone missing.

Hours later, twelve-year-old Sammy Cox hurries home from his own paper route, red-faced and out of breath, hiding a terrible secret.

Crystal, Sammy's seventeen-year-old sister, is worried by the disappearance but she also sees an opportunity: the Stewart case has echoes of an earlier unsolved disappearance of another boy, one town over. Crystal senses the makings of an award-winning essay, one that could win her a scholarship—and a ticket out of their small Iowa town.

Officer Dale Goodkind can't believe his bad luck: another town and another paperboy kidnapping. But this time he vows that it won't go unsolved. As the abductions set in motion an unpredictable chain of violent, devastating events touching each life in unexpected ways, Dale is forced to face his own demons.

Told through interwoven perspectives—and based on the real-life Des Moines Register paperboy kidnappings in the early 1980s—The Monsters We Make deftly explores the effects of one crime exposing another and the secrets people keep hidden from friends, families, and, sometimes, even themselves.
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kind of a worn theme

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Robert Z.

Well read, & written. Keeps u guessing who done it

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Catherine K.

It was just ok.

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Laura T.

This one started slow, but wow didn’t keep me listening. The narrator was excellent and the story was so engrossing and realistic! Absolute recommend!

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It was good. Wished they had found the kidnapper of the two boys though

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KarenLynn M.

I an not a fan of YA narrator POV books. This book was probably better than my rating. Just not my cup of tea. I remember the Johnny Gosch case. Sad. Altogether a nice novel. I enjoyed the detectives POV. I recommend this book for a younger crowd.

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Tina G.

Very well written and narrated. I defiantly enjoyed the book.

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Talita A.

Good story, good narrator, good action. I enjoyed it

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A dark but intriguing listen. narration was great too

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Robbie L.

All around good.

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Michael Hayes

A very relevant topic. I gave it 4 stars because it was a good story and I got invested in the characters. It was a little slow and plodding at times to me. Others may not think so though.

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Good Bfhbhhn

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