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Allison

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  • They Thirst

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (120)

    It looked like another ordinary day in Los Angeles. Then night came...Evil as old as the centuries has descended upon the City of Angels - it comes as a kiss from the terrifying but seductive immortals. Slowly at first, then by the legions, the ravenous undead choke Los Angeles with bloodthirsty determination - and the hordes of monstrous victims steadily mount each night.

    Kenneth says: "Not McCammon's best"
    "Oldie but Goody - Fantastic Book!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Would definitely recommend this book. Great characters from Robert McCammon and as always a fabulous job of narration by Ray Porter makes this book a very worthwhile listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This kind of epic vampire horror is not the current rage as now vampires are more of a girlish fantasy. This book reinforces my love for the horror genre. McCammon brings together a wide cast of characters, both good and bad, and puts them through hell.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    Andy Palatazin was an awesome character and while Ray Porter made the entire cast great; he was my favorite.


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

    At times this book made me laugh, cringe and above all else kept me listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry that it took me this long to finally listen to this book. I’m a huge horror fan but there are so many new reads that don't measure up that I am happy I found this 80’s horror which is now one of my favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunting with Gods: The Merlin Prophecy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By M. K. Hume
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    A talented healer, Merlin has traveled extensively, becoming a trusted advisor to rulers and kings the world over. But when Merlin finds his way back to Britain, he comes under the attention of the brutal war leader Uther Pendragon. Uther wants Merlin to use his powers for evil to help him conquer women and kingdoms alike, but when Merlin protests, the insatiable Uther threatens to eliminate anyone close to him, and thousands of lives are at risk.

    Allison says: "Story stays with you after the book is over"
    "Story stays with you after the book is over"
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    Would you listen to Hunting with Gods again? Why?

    Yes I would listen again; the travels, the trials and triumphs of the group made for an amazing journey. Such a compelling story that made the reader feel as if they were on the journey.


    What other book might you compare Hunting with Gods to and why?

    I would compare this to Company of Liars because it contains the same sort of journey of trials and hardships.


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

    Steven Crossley is a master of narration and he gives you the emotion of each character that you could not get from just reading.


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

    Not anything especially moving but it flowed so well that you did not want the story to end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep, Dark: An Exclusive Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    Before Baltimore cop Joe Ledger goes up against two competing groups of geneticists looking to continue the master-race program in The Dragon Factory, he must battle another foe using human test subjects for his sinister plans.

    Sandi Gordon says: "Engaging!"
    "Over the top"
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    What would have made Deep, Dark better?

    A better more original storyline. The characters were one dimensional and the story was very trite.


    What could Jonathan Maberry have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Come up with a more original plot.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Ray Porter is always great but this trite story did not do him justice.


    What character would you cut from Deep, Dark?

    all were uninteresting.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (872)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (626)

    A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless. Presented unabridged and read by the author.

    Jaimie says: "A good book and narration"
    "Better the second time around!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Needful Things the most enjoyable?

    Stephen King is the pinnacle of horror writers. I read this book years ago and now listening to Mr. King when he narrates it makes it that much better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Norris Ridgewick was my favorite; he succumbed Gaunt's poison but managed to redeem himself in a big way.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen King – was your favorite?

    Aunt Evvie was my favorite although just about every character was spot on.


    If you could rename Needful Things, what would you call it?

    Name is perfect - would not change it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Harriet Ann Jacobs
    • Narrated By Jean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    One of the first personal narratives written by an ex-slave, this is also one of the few written by a woman. Harriet Jacobs (1813-97) was enslaved, along with her family, in North Carolina under a ruthless master who sexually harassed her. After several failed escape attempts, and several years of hiding, she finally made her way North to freedom, where she was eventually reunited with her children. The book was published in 1861.

    Beverly E. Van Citters says: "Incredible Journey"
    "Not Very Believable"
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    What disappointed you about Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself?

    The story seemed very unreal and the dialect and writing totally not plausible.


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

    This book did not appear to be written in the era that it claims.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narration was very poor; it seemed as if she was reading a grocery list. No feeling or emotion based on the subject matter.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Expected more.


    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Colorado Kid: A Hard Case Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (247)

    No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself.

    Dammschippee says: "Gotcha!"
    "Fantastic Way to Pass the Day"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Colorado Kid the most enjoyable?

    Stephen King's work is always great but the narration made this over the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Colorado Kid?

    Story was so seamless that every part was memorable.


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

    His narration was so realistic that it made me feel as if I were sitting in the office with them listening to him tell the story.


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

    No extreme reaction; just enjoyment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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