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Shirley

Lead Hill, AR, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 18 reviews
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  • 278 titles in library
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  • The Secret of Crickley Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By James Herbert
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (106)

    There is an old, empty house in Devil's Cleave, a deep gorge that leads from the high moors down to the harbour village of Hollow Bay. The house is Crickley Hall and it's large and grim, somehow foreboding. It's rumoured to be haunted. It's thought to hold a secret. Despite some reservations, the Caleighs move in, searching for respite in this beautiful part of North Devon, seeking peace and perhaps to come to terms with what's happened to them as a family. But all is not well with the house....

    Hope says: "The SECRETS of Crickley Hall"
    "Entertaining..spooky...Sad"
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    If you could sum up The Secret of Crickley Hall in three words, what would they be?

    The book is well written. I don't normally like the british accent when listening to a book but this one good listen. I did not have trouble understanding what was being said. The history of the house is sad..the story pulls at your heart strings for the children.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (785)
    Performance
    (718)
    Story
    (724)

    "Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

    Ian says: "Kind of Undersells Book 2"
    "Finally Told from a Sole Suvivor Perspective"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story the most enjoyable?

    The narrator, he actually came across how I would see the main character coming across in real life.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this story because it told it from the point of view of the loner. If such a thing were to ever happen there will more loners out there than "groups" . The book seemed very realistic to me if such a zombie apocolypse would happen. This is exactly what we would have to go through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ouija

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Melzer
    • Narrated By Charles Hinckley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    High school senior Billy Tanner only wants one thing: Valerie Pigeon. Unfortunately, Valerie is dating the one guy who has tormented Billy since grade school: Rick Monroe. When his grandmother gives him a Ouija board for his 18th birthday, Billy finds himself communing with an entity known as Sam, who slowly gives him the confidence and strength to not only talk to Valerie, but to face his bullies, transforming him into a whole new person.

    Shirley says: "Nice and short!"
    "Nice and short!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would! It is a easy listen, and this one is good for a start to finish if you have a couple of hours to devote to it. I left the book I was listening to and listened to this one while I cleaned the house. It started, told a story, and ended. When it was over, house work was done!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The swingset on they playground.


    Any additional comments?

    This book gets into it quickly and keeps with it to it's satisfying end. I would not use a credit on this one, not for a 2 hour book, these little short ones, I just usually just buy these, they dont' cost alot. Save your credit for the more expensive books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Chill

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeff Gunhus
    • Narrated By James Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Jack Tremont moves his family to the quiet mountains of Western Maryland hoping to leave behind a troubled past and restart his life. Instead, he finds himself caught up in a nightmare when his daughter Sarah is targeted by Nate Huckley, a mysterious and horrifying stranger driven by a dark power that will stop at nothing to possess Sarah. When Sarah goes missing, suspicion falls on Jack and he must uncover the secrets of the small mountain town of Prescott City and face the evil secret hidden there.

    Kim Venatries says: ""The Place Where Nightmares are Born""
    "Bllaaahhh"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This might not be a fair review cause I just cannot get through this book! I finally quit 1/3 of the way in. The narration is horrible, maybe if Scott Brick read this book it might be different.


    What could Jeff Gunhus have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not read it.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe at a later time I will force myself to listen to it again, but save your credit and just read this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell Hollow

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Ronald Kelly
    • Narrated By J. Rodney Turner
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    From out of a shadowy backwoods hollow echoes a dark threat from the past, nearly a century lost and forgotten. The rural town of Harmony, Tennessee, possessed a disturbing secret; a secret so ancient that most of its residents were completely unaware of it. Even the last survivors of a vigilante raid long ago have filed the tragic events of that autumn night away, totally unaware of the evil that remains, dormant, but forever patient, among the tall pines and thick-leaved kudzu of a place known only as Hell Hollow.

    Tabitha says: "AMAZING Southern-fried, coming-of-age horror tale"
    "Interesting Story"
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    Where does Hell Hollow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a good listen. The narrator did a good enough job with everyones voice. I can't say it was my favorite but it was not the worst I've listened to either.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hell Hollow?

    The ending! I mean Really????


    If you could take any character from Hell Hollow out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Grandpa. For the age of the man, he has a lot of stamina, and I love how he worked through getting to have a relationship with his grandson.


    Any additional comments?

    Not going to give out and spoilers but the there is a alot of promise with a story such as this, but I feel it fell a little short. Parts of the book seem to flow, while other parts felt like they were just stuck in there as a little extra.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Haunted

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michaelbrent Collings
    • Narrated By Paula Slade
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    They have the beginnings of a perfect family. A husband, a wife, a baby on the way. But something will stop them from being happy as they move into their new house: the power of the undead that roam the halls of their home. The demons that have come to claim them. The darkness that seeks to destroy them.

    Michaela M. Nelson says: "New Owners Beware"
    "Didn't See This One Coming"
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    Would you listen to The Haunted again? Why?

    I would. Now that I know the ending, I would pay more attention to some of the little details.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The realization for Cap at the end. I just wanted to cry for the man.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book. It is suspenseful, scarey at times, and it did keep me wanting to listen to it. There are a few places where it lulled but overall a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cades Cove

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Aiden James
    • Narrated By Tim Budas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Buried deep in a ravine in the picturesque Smoky Mountains is a very dark secret. David Hobbs, vacationing with his wife Miriam, inadvertently stumbles upon a small cloth "keepsake" bag and a broken tooth. A human tooth. Miriam begs David to hand the bag and tooth over to park officials, but he ignores his wife's pleas and secretly keeps the "harmless" items.

    Becky says: "Just didn't work for me"
    "Good Story"
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    Did Tim Budas do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Overall narration was good, but his handling of the female characters is a little off. He portrayed David's daughter with a english accent, but did not with any of the other characters. How does a little girl who lives in CO get a english accent when no one else in the family does?


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the overall premise of the book, without giving out any spoilers, the leading up the ending felt a little rushed, and the actual ending left it like there should be a book 2. The book kept me interested, even though the little girl has a english accent, and the wife at times really irritated me with how she was handling the haunting. She just keeps saying do this and it will go away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rushed: Rushed, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Harmon
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When Eric catches sight of Creek Bend, Wisconsin's most famous missing person, his mundane morning of running errands rapidly erupts into a chaotic search for mysterious, hidden places scattered throughout his own hometown. Along the way, he'll have to deal with strange monsters, a murderous cowboy, and a curiously intimidating man in a pink shirt

    Shirley says: "Love It!"
    "Love It!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would not without having said friend read/listen to Rushed (book 1). Having said that, I would highly recommend these books! They are not heavy on the horror aspect but they are a really fun listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric, just the way he handles all the obsticles he is faced with through out the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but the whole story line just kept my attention, and I can't say that about all the books I listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    In my own personal opinion, these books do not disappoint.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gerald Brittle
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (449)

    If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

    eric says: "WARNING!: THIS IS BASED ON REAL CASES,TERRIFYING!"
    "Entertaining, if you're into the Paranormal"
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    If you could sum up The Demonologist in three words, what would they be?

    Creepy, Provoking, Enlightening


    What does Todd Haberkorn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The way he vocalized the thoughts of the Warren's, the way he told the story. I liked it.


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book many many many years ago, when I saw it here I had to have it and listen to it. Was not disappointed. I started reading the Warrens' work when I was a teenager back in the early 80's and have been fascinated with ever since. It was very sad when Ed passed away back in 2006 but we each must move on. This is a couple I could have sat down and talked with for hours. Not everyone believes in the paranormal, and for those that don't well they don't, I am not one to push what I believe onto anyone else. I have always believed in it and will continue to listen to stories and read books on the subject.

    If your are ghost paranoid then this book is not for you if you wish to sleep peacefully again, but if you can listen to it with a detached sense of mind then it is a great listen, if you don't believe in the paranormal at all I would keep on moving to the next book cause the whole book will be an eye roll for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Homing

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John Saul
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Karen Spellman is leaving Los Angeles behind, packing up her life and her daughters, and returning to her hometown to marry her high school sweetheart. In the countryside of her childhood, she is looking forward to a fresh start. But her life quickly turns dark and a malevolent force beyond her control threatens to take her daughters from her and ruin her dreams of a new life. Little does anyone know that an evil thought to be long dead has only been lying in wait, quietly anticipating the day when it will finally be able to satisfy its vengeful desires.

    Shirley says: "Predictable"
    "Predictable"
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    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The idea was very interesting. I can absolutely see big industry testing like this and the average person would have no idea it is happening.


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    How she was able to portray the male characters voices.


    Do you think The Homing needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, it was strange enough with adding a follow up to it


    Any additional comments?

    It is your typical John Saul book, centers around teenagers and kids. It is an alright listen, there were parts where my mind started to wonder and I would have to rewind. Typical single mom, single dad, meet and combine families in the beginning. Lots of teenage angst.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Untcigahunk: The Complete Little Brothers

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Rick Hautala
    • Narrated By Bob Dunsworth
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    It has been five years since Kip Howard saw his mother killed horribly by a blur of "little brown things."Five years of nightmares and a terror of dark places. Five years of struggling to overcome what must have been just his imagination... But the "untcigahunk," the Indian word for "little brothers," are no one's imagination. Hideous forest creatures who feed every five years on human flesh, the little brothers are about to emerge from underground once again.

    coreybeth says: "Wow AWESOME. Scary Suspensful & just plain fun"
    "Interesting Enough"
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    Would you listen to Untcigahunk again? Why?

    If there was nothing else to listen to, I would. It was a good story the first time around, but not good enough for me to listen to again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Untcigahunk?

    When Kip stopped being the victim and stood up to his older brother. I mean really!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't turn off the Lights!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Very interesting idea for this book. There were parts where I reallly just wanted to slap the main character silly and tell him to get over himself, but overall a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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