Audiobook Review: The Grave Digger

Hello, fellow readers! Wishing you the happiest of Tuesdays!

Today I’m bringing you a middle grade ARC review of Rebecca Bischoff’s The Grave Digger. Let’s dig in!

  • Title: The Grave Digger
  • ISBN: 1948705524
  • Publisher: OrangeSky Audio
  • Publication Date: April 25, 2021
  • Narrator: Mark Sanderlin
  • Genre: Children’s Fiction

Rebecca Bischoff spins a tale of family and loss in The Grave digger. Young Cap Cooper is an inventor by day and a grave robber by night. His mother has many medical bills and bodies for dissection being a good price. Along with his father and other shady characters, Cap spends his night digging up those who won’t be missed – or at least the government won’t care. But his whole life changes when one of the corpses comes back to life at his touch.

I’ve always been fascinated by this period of grave robbing and the underground sale of bodies to medical schools. Bischoff did a good job with this subject. It was normally those with lower social standing and few or no relatives that made their way to the dissection tables of universities. Bischoff touches on this quite often throughout the book.


I also found the narration by Mark Sanderlin enjoyable. Sometimes narrators for children’s fiction can be a bit grating, but Sanderlin delivered an entertaining performance.

If you enjoy not-too-scary middle grade books, such as Small Spaces, you may enjoy The Grave Digger.

I received a copy of this audiobook for free via NetGalley and am leaving this review voluntarily

I hope you have a lovely week, fellow readers. Happy Reading!!


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