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Glynis

Oak Park, IL, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 14 reviews
  • 26 ratings
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  • Heart-Shaped Box

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (1939)
    Performance
    (836)
    Story
    (836)

    Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

    Lesley says: "Yikes! Five stars for fright"
    "Why did I believe the great reviews?"
    Overall

    Oh Audible community, how could you mislead me like this? The first two hours of this audiobook was disconnected from what actually began to happen with the heart shaped box! At times I wondered if this story was accidentally fused with another story. I found this audiobook did not flow correctly. The reader was pretty good so that was not the problem. Boo.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Steve Harvey
    • Narrated By Steve Harvey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (358)

    In the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey gave millions of women around the globe insight into what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In his new book, he zeros in on what motivates men and provides tips on how women can use that knowledge to get more of what they need out of their relationships.

    Yolanda says: "Felt like I finally got the talk from my father I"
    "Great Talk! Women especially..read this"
    Overall

    Straight Talk No Chaser should be a manual for young to older women! It gives strong insight into the male psyche without indecipherable words and jargon. I am 49 now, if I had this information in my 20's, I would have been a better person for it! There is something for everyone; men too. This is a great use of a credit

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Hit Man

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Robert Forster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1350)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (414)

    Keller possesses all the qualities of a professional killer. He's cool, confident, reclusive, icy, and ruthlessly efficient. But this seasoned hit man is also prone to self-doubt as he finds himself caught in the clutches of a mid-life crisis.

    Barbara A. Russell says: "Surprisingly Terrific"
    "Good Listen...not great, but good"
    Overall

    This book actually gives you all the elements you would want from a book entitled "Hit Man". You have a professional hit man, realistic situations and even morbid humor. I listened twice because I enjoyed it. It is not long, 7 hrs, 44 minutes, so that might be a turn off to some for the credit, but if I recall correctly, the price is real gentle if you opt to pay. I would give the book a 3-1/2 but did not have that option. The reader is excellent.

    0 of 0 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
    (2246)
    Performance
    (1001)
    Story
    (999)

    "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!"
    "Great. Dark"
    Overall

    Stephen King wanted a visceral and emotional response from Full Dark. No Stars and he got it from me. It kept me glued to one spot for most of the tales as if I was at the cinema. I just completed the end of this book and have to tell you to get ready for the ride. If you're squeamish, keep it moving; buy another audiobook. For those who know Stephen King's true niche is "horror"; you're going to enjoy this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Club Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (3837)
    Performance
    (1985)
    Story
    (1976)

    In this entry from Anthony Award winner Charlaine Harris' New York Times best-selling series, the gorgeous and feisty telepath hits the road to find her missing boyfriend, who may have run off with his former lover - a notorious vamp.

    Pamela M says: "Simply Fantastic"
    "Great Book! Too Short!"
    Overall

    As usual, this Sookie Stackhouse series book does not disappoint. The narration is spot on, in fact, she is one of the best narrators I've ever heard. Couple talent with a good plot and you've got a great story. Don't want to say too much and spoil the experience...it is worth the read. Wish it was longer for the credit!!! In fact, I gave it only 4 stars because.....it really should be lengthier!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seize the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabajka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (767)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (323)

    Moonlight Bay: a safe, secluded small town that is at its most picturesque in the gentle nighttimes that inspired its name. But now, somewhere in the night, children are disappearing. Christopher Snow believes that the children are still alive. He is convinced the disappearances have everything to do with the catastrophic effects of secret research conducted deep within Fort Wyvern. To keep those secrets, violent and powerful forces are willing to conceal even the most heinous crimes.

    Kim says: "WOWWWW!!!"
    "Oh No!!! Read this review first!!"
    Overall

    Love Dean Koontz. Read this novel years ago and enjoyed it. Figured I'd listen as I work from home to keep me entertained....It's not the content, it's the narration. The voice drones on and on almost with no inflection or mood changes or character changes. Come on, at least lighten your deep voice to reflect the young man's age! I have not completed listening and have stopped to write this review. I will finish one day but have bought two other audiobooks within 72 hours to compensate for my lost credit. Sigh......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2334)
    Performance
    (1251)
    Story
    (1240)

    Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recognizes that something is troubling him and has for a long time. In 1961, when Harry was 12, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered with no one ever accused of the crime.

    Dan says: "Bosch's past revealed"
    "My introduction to Harry Bosch was...okay"
    Overall

    I always read the reviews before I use my precious credit. There were so many raves about this Harry Bosch character that I threw my lot in and purchased the book. I think for a newcomer to this series, probably reading from introduction or 1st book would be best. It took me two months to complete, not because I am illiterate, but because you have to sort out who's who, etc., to the point that I lost interest, came back, lost interest. From the middle to the conclusion, it was not such a bad listen, but not creditworthy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (7242)
    Performance
    (3798)
    Story
    (3830)

    Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

    Pamela says: "That Vampire Said ...."
    "Great Listen!"
    Overall

    I am a vampire lore fan; love the movies from the first silent vampire film to every movie and quite a few different books that are out there. With that being said, I think this audiobook is a great listen for vampire fans that can stand laughter infused in the storyline. If you can't, this is not the book for you. If you are a True Blood fan, then reading (listening) to this series, where I assume Sookie Stackhouse originated, is a blast. Extremely well narrated, you are in for a treat. I only gave it 4 stars because it was short for an unabridged novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4907)
    Performance
    (1615)
    Story
    (1605)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "Snooze fest"
    Overall

    I am a great fan of Stephen King. This was not a good book. I used my credit for this audiobook on the glowing reviews of readers and am now wondering if "the ballot box was stuffed". This has to be one of the most boring, uninspiring books written by Stephen King. It took me 3 weeks to get through the first 2 hours because I did not look forward to the next chapters. Purchase at your own risk!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hide

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1049)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (527)

    It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day - the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried.

    Chuck says: "Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "Before you use your credit, read this!"
    Overall

    I know you don't know me, but I need you to trust me. Hide is engaging from the start, from the introduction of the main characters to the build up to the surprising end, this book keeps a steady pace. If there were a 3-1/2 star rating, this book would get it. I didn't rate it higher because while "steady" is good, to be able to say "exhilarating" or "exciting", or "I couldn't wait to get back to this book", are what 4 and 5 stars are made of. Hide wouldn't be a waste of a credit, but just know you will get a little better than mediocre.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sh-t My Dad Says

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1990)
    Performance
    (1041)
    Story
    (1047)

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

    Michael says: "Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
    "Funny Funny Funny!"
    Overall

    If you like to laugh, and expletives don't make you flinch, you are in for a treat!!!
    Definitely adult humor and should not be played in front of children! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth a listen!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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