Monday, May 13, 2019

The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon



As an Audible Member, each month members (like myself) are able to chose two FREE Audible Original audio productions from a select number of Audible Originals of their choosing. The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon was one of the selection I chose from this month's offerings. 

Listening time for The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon is 6 hours, 24 minutes. Below is my honest, unbiased review of The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon.

Lee Bacon is a new to me author. The Mystery of Alice falls into the young adult genre. I enjoyed the way in which The Mystery of Alice was told through a series of video chats taken with the main character's (Emily Poe) cell phone. It was like listening to someone's video diary and such a 21st century way of telling a story... It also was a great way to help propel the story forward and to create tension, suspense, and mystery!! 

Overall, I really enjoyed The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon. It wasn't perfect though. I think the biggest issue for me is that I felt like the kids involved in this story should have been 16 or 17 years old, verses 13 years old to make the story itself a bit more realistic/believable overall. 

The following is a plot summary for The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon from Goodreads:
Thirteen-year-old Emily Poe has been given the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to attend the exclusive Audyn School in Manhattan. But to win the scholarship, she has to pass a test like nothing she’s ever experienced before: a nearly bare room, a set of strange clues, a locked door. Plus, a mysterious organization—the Leopold Foundation—is watching her every move.
But the real test has just begun. Despite the strange circumstances—in a new house, at a new school—Emily instantly bonds with fellow scholarship winner Alice Wray.
And then Alice goes missing.
Chronicling every surprising twist and turn of her search through her own private video diary, Emily sets out to find the truth behind Alice’s disappearance. Soon, she’s drawn deep into the inner circle of the Audyn School’s elite, the Nobility, who each have secrets of their own. As clues and lies mount, Emily must sort truth from fiction to solve The Mystery of Alice before it’s too late.
I am giving The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

2 comments:

  1. I wonder if 13 year olds act older these days. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. I think kids today are a bit more sophisticated in today's world.

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