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JAY

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published

    • UNABRIDGED (61 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Neil Gaiman (preface), and others
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Jonathan Cowley, Erik Davies
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (208)

    The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

    Kang, D. says: "Fabulous!"
    "GOTTA LOVE THOSE VAMPIRES..."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Vampire Archives the most enjoyable?

    Most of these stories are REALLY OLD. I love the old vampires... vile odors, dust, crumbling stuff...some of these stories were very creepy, all were fabulous.

    I see some complaints that it is kind of the "same old stories", sorry, if that's how you look at it. For me, it's a collection of classic literature, I love Poe, Lee, Doyle, James...so this is perfect for me.

    I didn't like the few modern ones. For me, modern vampire stories come across as amusing or just stupid. Thankfully, there's only a few here.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I was very happy with all the narrators, each seemed appropriate for the story to me. I liked that each story was prefaced with a little info and each narrator was named.

    Simon Vance did quite a few, I think he's got the best vampire narration, his almost whisper voice, perfect pauses...for my taste, he's a very frightening narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Great for fans of old traditional horror. Wonderful for a stormy night, with a candelabra and a glass of red....Oh, "I don't drink...wine."

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Stranger Beside Me: The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (250)

    Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends. Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast.

    La Becket says: "Embarrassingly terrible narration"
    "disapointing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who likes "Romance / Murder" stuff.


    What could Ann Rule have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing. It seems like she held back. These crimes were creepy and horrible, her version is like reading a grocery list.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I found it droll, hard to pay attention.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Stranger Beside Me?

    Most of the crap about the author. Seems like it should have been titled, "ME, beside the stranger".


    Any additional comments?

    I love serial killer books. This was recommended as Rule's best. For me, it fell very short as a serial killer story and I won't invest time or money on this author again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (958)
    Story
    (970)

    Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th-century England.

    Rachel Kapila says: "Flo Gibson Reads You Stories"
    "Lovely St Valentine's Gift"
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    Any additional comments?

    Thank You Audible !! I loved it. Flo Gibson's voice is perfect for this classic. She's got just the right attitude for the "old biddies" in this book.
    Ya Gotta Love The Classics !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5231)
    Performance
    (4717)
    Story
    (4806)

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    "The Reason I Joined Audible"
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    If you could sum up The Fellowship of the Ring in three words, what would they be?

    It's About Time !!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tolkien


    What three words best describe Rob Inglis’s voice?

    JUST NOT TOLKIEN


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

    The whole Tolkien world is just amazing, deep, silly, wonderful...Something to learn every time you read them.


    Any additional comments?

    I waited a long time for Audible to have this available in the U S, Thank You !! I've been into Tolkien since 1968. Although inaccurate, I found the movies outstanding, I really love the Audible dramatizations.
    I'm halfway through this and I'm getting used to Bob Inglis, BUT I just have to say I am not happy with this narration...The Hobbits sound older than Gandalf...Frodo sounds more creaky and older than Bilbo...Why do all the reviewers love this guy???
    I am a fan, so I will have them all, and I'll listen to them as frequently as I've read the books, But...I must say, this voice is just not what I expected. He's not irritating or boring, I just feel his character voices are a little "off", and now just halfway through this volume, they begin to all sound alike.
    I'm now waiting for Silmarillion and I'm praying for a different voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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