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Jill

All time fave book series is Fear Street by R.L. Stine. I have read them all...I think.

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  • The Man in the Picture

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Paul Andsell, Jessica Rushton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty....

    Janice says: "Fun spine tingler"
    "So So"
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    Where does The Man in the Picture rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Towards the bottom


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man in the Picture?

    The twist at the end


    What three words best describe Paul Andsell and Jessica Rushton ’s performance?

    Sing song


    Who was the most memorable character of The Man in the Picture and why?

    Contessa


    Any additional comments?

    I found myself drifting while listening to this book. It seemed like there were a lot of times in would go into too much detail. I enjoyed this book. Both Readers have a British accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Supernaturals

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David L. Golemon
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (674)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (614)

    Seven years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy, and destroyed his career. Now, Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success, she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with it. But Summer Place has other plans....

    Michelle says: "The Audible equivalent of a SyFy movie."
    "Movie Worthy"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Supernaturals the most enjoyable?

    I love when a story line develops all along the way with the twist at the end. This novel delivered!!!


    What other book might you compare The Supernaturals to and why?

    I would compare this to "Rose Red" mini series. It is about a house with a disturbing past.


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time listening...He did such an amazing job bringing in the creepy factor with the entity


    If you could rename The Supernaturals, what would you call it?

    Halloween Special...LOL...Once you listen to the book you will get that comment.


    Any additional comments?

    This is def a must listen. I am going to look for more by this author. I loved it.

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  • Love Letters to the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ava Dellaira
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to the dead - to people like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse - though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating the choppy waters of new friendships, learning to live with her splintering family, falling in love for the first time, and, most important, trying to grieve for May.

    Jill says: "Dear Diary..."
    "Dear Diary..."
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    Would you listen to Love Letters to the Dead again? Why?

    Yes, If you like movies/shows such as "Mean Girls", "Clue less". This book reminds me of that type of genre


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Letters to the Dead?

    I like how you get to know the main character. I found myself cry at times because I really connected to her and felt her pain


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    I loved the animation she gave. Not only did she just read the words but she did a great job as getting the emotion as well.


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

    I did cry and get excited. I found myself cheering/laughing/crying for Laurel throughout the book


    Any additional comments?

    I love teenie booper shows. Saved By The Bell, Cosby Show, Popular, OTH, Dawson's Creek, 90210...This book seems to me to be this kind of show if it were made into one. Keep in mind it is written like you are reading her journal

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  • Party Games: A Fear Street Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By R.L. Stine
    • Narrated By Brittany Pressley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Her friends warn her not to go to Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island. But Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited. Brendan has a lot of party games planned. But one game no one planned intrudes on his party - the game of murder. As the guests start dying one by one, Rachel realizes to her horror that she and the other teenagers are trapped on the tiny island with someone who may want to kill them all.

    Jill says: "Twisted and Fun"
    "Twisted and Fun"
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    Where does Party Games rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle of the road. I love love love RL Stine. His Fear Street collection is the reason I started reading books. This one seemed flat compared to his other books. It is an easy listen and it does keep you interested. It just didn't seem to have the edge as his other Fear Street books


    Would you be willing to try another book from R.L. Stine? Why or why not?

    Absolutely...I love how they are twisted in their own way


    Which character – as performed by Brittany Pressley – was your favorite?

    The main character


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

    Haunted and Hunted Island


    Any additional comments?

    I love his books and would recommend this one. This one just wasn't one of my favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Run: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (413)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (381)

    Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected. A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state. Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold. Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace. Two days ago the killers began to mobilize. Yesterday all the power went out. Tonight....

    Paula says: "A Very Good Thriller!"
    "Exciting, memorable, intense"
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    What made the experience of listening to Run the most enjoyable?

    I am constantly on the edge of my seat


    What other book might you compare Run to and why?

    I haven't read many books but this reminds me a lot of how I feel when I watch "The Walking Dead" TV series


    Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

    I really like the main character Jack. When he first spoke in a ladies voice it was a bit weird.


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

    I am so jumpy listening to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book plays like a movie in my head. I can really visualize this book. I find myself sitting in a parking lot just so I can listen to this book. If you like the TV series "The Walking Dead" I am pretty sure you will like this book. This is my first one by this author. I am nervous about getting another one. I am afraid it won't measure up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scare Me

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Parker
    • Narrated By Rupert Holliday-Evans
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    When did you last Google yourself? Wealthy businessman, Will Frost, gets woken in the middle of the night by an anonymous caller, asking him exactly this. When Will goes online, he finds a website has been set up in his name, showing photographs of the inside of his home, along with photographs of six houses he has never seen before. In the first of these strange houses, a gruesome murder has already taken place. Will is then told that his own family is in mortal danger.

    Jill says: "Slow Goer"
    "Slow Goer"
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    If you could sum up Scare Me in three words, what would they be?

    Twisted, slow, gruesome


    Would you be willing to try another book from Richard Parker? Why or why not?

    I am not sure.


    Which character – as performed by Rupert Holliday-Evans – was your favorite?

    I don't know if I had a favorite. I would almost say the villain in this one


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No not really


    Any additional comments?

    I had to restart this book several times. I got distracted easily while I was listening to it. It took about an hour to finally get interested. Even then I was still having to rewind parts. This book is like a tank slow and steady

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Midsummer Night's Scream

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By R.L. Stine
    • Narrated By Brittany Pressley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    It was a horror movie that turned into real horror - three young actors lost their lives while the camera rolled. Production stopped, and people claimed that the movie was cursed. Sixty years later, new actors are venturing onto the haunted set. In a desperate attempt to revive their failing studio, Claire's dad has green-lit a remake of Mayhem Manor - and Claire and her friends are dying to be involved.

    Jill says: "Easy Listen"
    "Easy Listen"
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    If you could sum up A Midsummer Night's Scream in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, Entertaining, and holding


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

    I way to read the book while driving


    Any additional comments?

    Just like R. L. Stine. His books jump right in and stay entertaining. I love reading and listening to his books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By R. L. Stine (editor)
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Fred Berman, Rachel Butera, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    In this collection of 13 fabulously chilling stories from 13 true masters of suspense, including five New York Times best sellers and a number of Edgar Award nominees, all edited by none other than R. L. Stine, nothing is what it seems. From cannibalistic children, to an unwitting date with a vampire, to a crush on a boy who just might be a werewolf, no scary stone is left unturned. A must-have for all fans of the genre!

    Jill says: "Its cute"
    "Its cute"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror the most enjoyable?

    I am a huge fan of R.L. Stine and his style of writing. These mini series were cute and and passed the time.


    Would you recommend Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror to your friends? Why or why not?

    I think so. Althought not my favorite R.L. Stine book the stories were entertaining and easy to keep up with


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    There is a variety of narrators


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

    I was in the middle of the road.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book to pass the time by. I don't think this is his best work but it is still entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Happened to Cass McBride?

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Gail Giles
    • Narrated By Andy Karl, Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    What happened to Cass McBride? That's the question everyone is asking - her father, who finds her gone and her room violated; Ben Grey, the detective who catches the case; even Cass herself, who awakens from a drugged sleep with a walkie-talkie taped to her hand in a cold, dark...coffin?

    Kathy says: "Outstanding in every way!"
    "Loved this book"
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    If you could sum up What Happened to Cass McBride? in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, Interesting, Easy


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it switced between the characters point of view


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Cass--She was so real and spoke in typical teenager language


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I am not a book reader or listener. I have a hard time finding books. My all time favorite writer is R.L. Stine Fear Street Series. This was a very nice change of pace. This book took off from the start and kept it interesting the whole time. It was easy to listen to. However, there are cuss words in it for those that are word sensitive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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