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Marie

Venice, FL, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 30 reviews
  • 89 ratings
  • 178 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • Bedbugs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (313)

    FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee. Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fantastic narration! Good, creepy story."
    "A big disappointment"
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    I found this book to be really boring. It just seemed to repeat itself over and over. We realized that the main character saw bed bugs, but please....they kept repeating that for the next three hours of the book. The author could have gotten into the creepy part of the story much earlier. The best part of the book was the last thirty minutes. I wish they could have extended that part of the story. But no....it was a big snore fest.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • They Use to Exist

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Drac Von Stoller
    • Narrated By Dan Absalonson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    It was the summer of 1963 and three friends Mark, Dan and Steve who loved to sail the deepest oceans shared the same dream, they all wanted to find the lost ship called the SS Triton that was said to have disappeared somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle in 1933 carrying over twenty million dollars in gold coins. After weeks of preparation with media attention the three friends were ready to set sail and have their pictures put on the front covers of all the major newspapers when they came back with the sunken treasure.

    a_certain_regard says: "Like an audio episode of "The Twilight Zone""
    "Waste of Nine minutes"
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    The narrating was really bad and the story lack any thrill at all. A waster of a credit and nine minutes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (6766)
    Performance
    (6275)
    Story
    (6294)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Stephen King is back"
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    I was really happy to finally listen to the old time Stephen King. I have not liked his last two non horror books. This one gets back to the Stephen King I grew up with and loved. A good horror novel. Thanks for writing one for the horror fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Colony

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By F.G. Cottam
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (303)

    For over a century, the New Hope Island vanishing has tantalized the world. How did 150 people disappear from a lonely Hebridean island, leaving no trace and no clues? Media magnate Alexander McIntyre decides to solve the mystery, and gathers a team of experts to mount an expedition to the island. He hopes running the story as a rolling exclusive will revive the fortunes of his flagship news-stand title. He hopes to find conclusive answers to questions that have teased a curious world for decades. And he wants his own secret theory triumphantly vindicated.

    Amanda says: "Solid atmospheric horror"
    "Disappointed"
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    I was bored from the beginning. I thought it would get better, but no. I listened until the last hour and a half and couldn't take wasting my time anymore. It was not exciting, not a thriller. It just basically talked about the lives of the people going on this expedition. Really never got into the mystery of how the people disappeared. Maybe, it got into that the last hour of the book, but I couldn't wait that long for some excitement. Don't waste your time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11542)
    Performance
    (10487)
    Story
    (10509)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "A Good Read"
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    This book kept my attention from the very begining until the end. A good twist on a sci fi story. Exciting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joyland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3166)
    Performance
    (2927)
    Story
    (2928)

    Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

    Cozy Reader says: "The sweest and creepiest coming of age story!"
    "A bit disappointed"
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    I thought for a Stephen King book, this one was a bit sappy. A coming to adulthood book, lost loves, a crippled boy etc. It really never got exciting. I was pretty much bored. I really wish King would go back to his later writings. More thrill and gore that catches you at the begining and never lets you go until the very end.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27614)
    Performance
    (21414)
    Story
    (21622)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Somewhat enjoyable"
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    I didn't find the third and final book of the Hunger Game series as enjoyable and exciting as the first two. It had a slow start and the overall rebellion was a bit boring and lacking any excitement as the other two books. It did get better towards the end. Unfortunately, you have to listen to the rest to get to the good parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30015)
    Performance
    (23125)
    Story
    (23299)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Another go read"
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    Enjoyed this book as much as The Hunger Games. Now on to the third book in the series.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35278)
    Performance
    (26325)
    Story
    (26702)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "A good read"
    Overall
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    I really enjoyed this. A great cast of characters. It was hard to stop listening. I can't wait for the movie to come out in March.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Full Dark, No Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2339)
    Performance
    (1091)
    Story
    (1088)

    "I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

    Parusski says: "Eerie, honest, frightening!"
    "A good listen"
    Overall

    I enjoyed all the stories that were told in this book. Good thrillers, that keep you thinking until the very end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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