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Lee

Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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  • 14 reviews
  • 39 ratings
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  • The Monstrumologist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Yancey
    • Narrated By Steven Boyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (160)

    Dr. Warthrop is a scientist who tracks and studies real-life monsters. Assisted by his 12-year-old apprentice, Will Henry, Dr. Warthrop discovers a pod of Anthropophagi and launches a hunt to destroy the foul beasts.

    Kristin M. Slonski says: "Excellent naration brought the horror to life"
    "Excellent !"
    Overall

    If you love "all things Lovecraftian", than this will do for you. It has that Lovecraft feel, very imaginative and satisfying. I hope to see more from this writer. Narrator, also, was excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book of Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Glenn Cooper
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (237)

    Former FBI Special Agent Will Piper solved and survived the "Doomsday Killer" case, and his reward was a forced early retirement. But the shattering truths he learned about the government's most covert operations won't let him rest and now he's on the trail of a mysterious volume that's been lost for six centuries.

    Brian says: "Must Read!"
    "Completely gripped me."
    Overall

    One of the best audible books I've listened to, out of hundreds.
    I found this audiobook just surfing around the audible site. I'd never heard of this author before. I found a gem.
    The author is a wordmaster and a master of ideas. The story is very fresh and original
    and it completely gripped me.
    The narration is perfect. Clear and concise, the narrator mastered his voices and accents.
    The characters are well defined and interesting.
    Definitely, I would listen to the first book first, and then this one.
    If you like the first one, you will enjoy this one too. They are cut from the same mold and part of the same fantastic mythos.

    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Shivers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Jackson Bennett
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Robert Jackson Bennett makes a stunning debut with this deliciously dark tale sure to hold readers in its menacing thrall. The grinding poverty brought on by the Great Depression is nowhere more apparent than in the untold thousands looking for work along America’s railroad system. But one man haunting the rail camps has been moved by an entirely different brand of desperation: revenge.

    Jason G. Cons says: "From the Cormac McCarthy Playbook"
    "Absolutely Great"
    Overall

    This author has an absolutely first rate imagination and the ability to put it to words.
    One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to, and my audible library is hundreds of audiobooks.
    Narrator is perfect.
    This one gets the highest grade I can give it,
    A+++ !!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Magnetic Mansion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Forrest Haskell
    • Narrated By Forrest Haskell
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Jack Heikel buys an old abondoned mansion and, after moving in, stumbles on an enormous vault hidden in a secret room in his basement. After using a torch to get access to the vault, he discovers four million dollars in cash, along with the journal records of illegal rackets in Chicago and Detroit in the late 1930s.

    Meep says: "This book stinks"
    "Super Loud sudden noises..why ?"
    Overall

    This story would have been a 3 or even a 4. About halfway through the story, the author suddenly felt that very loud sudden horse screams, dog growls, and people shrieking was what was needed. He was wrong. The book was very decent, and suddenly, the Listener gets inundated with very uncomfortable noises every fifteen minutes. No thanks. I did something I never do, I quit listening and will not resume this story. I love horror fiction, but this is just plain discomfort for no reason.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Going Under: Quantum Gravity, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Justina Robson
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Ever since the Quantum Bomb of 2015 things have been different; the dimensions have fused and suddenly our world is accessible to elves, demons, ghosts and elementals and their worlds are open to us. Things have been different for Special Agent Lila Black too: tortured and magic-scarred by elves, rebuilt by humans into a half-robot, part-AI, nuclear-fueled walking arsenal, and carrying the essence of a dead elfin necromancer in her chest, sometimes she has trouble figuring out who she is.

    Lee says: "Excellent"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    Of all the stories I've read of the fairy-elf-fantasy genre, this author beats everyone except for maybe Lord Dunsany.
    She follows the rather thin standard story line that this genre is always about, use of magic to right wrongs, destroy the bad guys, kill the trolls, etc, but her way is far more complex and elegant and holds your attention. Everything works and you stay entertained.
    Additionally, she brings science in: our heroine is the 6 billion dollar woman, if you remember that TV series. If you don't, never mind.
    I will automatically buy every audiobook this author puts out, which is the highest thing I can say about it. I have about 300 audible audiobooks, and there are only a very few that I will purchase like that.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Terminal Freeze

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (852)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (297)

    In this riveting new thriller, Lincoln Child weaves together a stunning Arctic landscape, a terrifying mythic creature, and a pervasive mood of chaos and fear. With Terminal Freeze, Child demonstrates why he has become a major best-selling author, and why his novels electrify and enthrall so many.

    Lee says: "a gourment meal for us lovers of horror fiction"
    "a gourment meal for us lovers of horror fiction"
    Overall

    Lincoln Child always delivers. A great story taking place in an arctic environment, which always adds gothic overtones, you can't beat that.
    The Reader is excellent, too.
    I listened to it overnight in less than 20 hours. In the wee hours, I had to turn it off because when you get sleepy you start to miss the story. So I turned it off, even though I did not have the will to, by myself. I think it was about 4am.
    If you are a horror fan, or a fan of Douglas Preston and Child's "Penderghast" stories, you will love this one, too.
    Audible has a good number of their audiobooks. Unfortunately a good number of them are 'abridged', which I will not buy. No one should buy abridged audiobooks. Why only get 'parts and pieces of the story?

    76 of 84 people found this review helpful
  • Desperation

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Kathy Bates
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (136)

    There's a place along Interstate 50 that some call the loneliest place on Earth. It's known as Desperation, Nevada. It's not a very nice place to live. It's an even worse place to die. Let the battle against evil begin.

    Swad says: "Good"
    "This producer should be shot"
    Overall

    This production deserves a 4 to 5. However, I have a major problem with the director or whomever allows the teeth-biting, horrible, sound effects that occur about 3 times per hour, usually to signal a new chapter.
    This wall of noise is so loud and obnoxious, I had to reach up and pull my earbuds out, the quickest way to cut sound.
    This electronic noise was so loud it was painful, and my hearing isn't that good.
    I have about 300 audible books, and this will be the second one that I will probably call Audible and ask for my money back.
    And to all of you producers out there who allow this kind of thing, and there are far too many of you.....make sure that if you put in music or some kind of sound , it is music and not noise, and don't make it louder than the voices being read.
    The SOUND OR MUSIC SHOULD ADD TO THE BOOK, NOT YANK THE READER AWAY FROM IT.
    By the way, the story is excellent, and the Reader is fantastic.

    22 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • The Resurrectionist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jack O'Connell
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Sweeney is a druggist by trade; Danny, his son, is in a persistent coma, the victim of an accident. Hoping for a miracle, they have come to the Peck Clinic, a fortress-like haven in a post-industrial city overrun by gangs. Doctors there claim to have resurrected two patients who were similarly lost in the void.

    Andrew says: "Perfect in every way."
    "absolutely different"
    Overall

    As a lover of "imaginative" fiction, which includes horror, sci fi, fantasy for the last 40 plus years, I found this book to be completely different than anything I've read.
    It has a wonderful Gothic constant feeling, but not taking place in any universe that that feeling would or should occur.
    I was up all night listening to it. There is not one single turn or curve or event that you can predict what is going to happen.
    The author was perfect in his rendition of his ideas and the Reader excellently chosen.
    The author is a deep, clear thinker, and his "theories" that makes up the foundation of this story are well thought out and delivered.
    I have a small list of authors whose works I will buy immediately without review, and this author is one.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Twilight

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By William Gay
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    When Kenneth and Corrie Tyler become suspicious of the town undertaker, they attempt to discover the truth. But what they find is far worse than they had feared.

    In his third novel, award-winning author William Gay is sure to astound listeners with his dark themes and memorable characters.

    Lee says: "Excellent !!!"
    "Excellent !!!"
    Overall

    I have been a lover of fiction since 1961, I was age 10. I especially love what I call "imaginative fiction", which could be a thriller, or horror, or any story where there are no boundaries, the author's imagination is the only limit.
    This story is one of these, extremely well written. I will use a stereotypical word, "gripped". This story gripped me.
    It takes alot to do that for me, as I am jaded. The author and the narrator are absolutely excellent and I give them both a
    "10".

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Darker Than Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Lutz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (116)

    Ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn is still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career, but a new case presents a chance to salvage his reputation. A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has begun terrorizing the citizens of New York City. With the body count climbing, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign of terror. But in the city of New York, any one of eight million faces could be that of a killer - or his next target.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Twist"
    "Very good story, BUT....."
    Overall

    I really like John Lutz, and this is an excellent story.
    The problem is, most authors seem to know very little about firearms, and yet firearms are in so many stories, and are given "weight" by descriptive techniques designed to help the suspense and flow of the story.
    So, it would seem to me that an author would want to know the basics of firearms, via reality, not Hollywood.
    Mr. Lutz mentions in this story, more than once, about "purchasing a silencer through the mail.". That is one of the least-knowledgeable concepts I've ever run across, in a land of hollywood idiocy where people hold guns sideways and guns never runs out of ammo.
    To buy a silencer [actually they are 'suppressors', not 'silencers'. 'Silencer' is an out-dated term and was never factually correct], one has to live in a state that allows ownership.
    You have to buy one through a class 3 firearms dealer and then you have to be approved through the local sherriff's agency and by the BATFE, after you have filled out all the proper forms and submitted a photo and fingerprint card to the BATFE.
    Mr. Lutz also mentioned that the silencer "had no serial number". All suppressors MUST have serial numbers. Upon receiving your suppressor, you are given a "tax stamp', that is, a piece of paper, a receipt, with all the information about the suppressor on it, plus your information, plus the address where the suppressor is stored. You cannot take it out of state.
    When you go out to shoot with it, you MUST have your paperwork with you.
    My best friend is a Class 3 firearms dealer.
    --Twobar

    0 of 11 people found this review helpful

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