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Kippoe

Kipp Poe Speicher

Canton, Ohio | Member Since 2010

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  • The Woods Are Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Richard Laymon
    • Narrated By Bob Dunsworth
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Neala and her friend Sherri only wanted to do a little hiking through the woods. Little did they know they would soon be shackled to a dead tree, waiting for Them to arrive. The Dills family thought the small hotel in the quiet town seemed quaint and harmless enough. Until they, too, found themselves shackled to trees in the middle of the night, while They approached, hungry for human flesh....

    Nicholas says: "Amateur Hour"
    "Nothing but a bunch of Animals"
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    What did you like best about The Woods Are Dark? What did you like least?

    Richard Laymon has a style all of his own, if you are offended by violence and sex stay away. The book is a quick listen and filled with the sex and violence


    If you’ve listened to books by Richard Laymon before, how does this one compare?

    My first book I have listened too


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

    A nice variation of voices


    Was The Woods Are Dark worth the listening time?

    Yes it was Richard was a master of Splatter Punk


    Any additional comments?

    It's sick and wild if you are into it go for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Three Early Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By J.D. Salinger
    • Narrated By Mike Dennis
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    A young and ambitious writer named Jerome David Salinger set his goals very high very early in his career. He almost desperately wished to publish his early stories in The New Yorker magazine, the pinnacle, he felt, of America’s literary world. But such was not to be for several long years and the length of one long world war. But other magazines were quick to recognize a new talent, a fresh voice at a time when the world verged on madness....

    Trish says: "Wistful, deep stories of early Catcher in The Rye"
    "The Art of Conversation and observation"
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    Where does Three Early Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In my top five of re listening to


    What did you like best about this story?

    Salinger ability to draw the reader in with his details and conversation verbaly and conversations only in the characters head.


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

    Yes I have and he is becoming one of my favorite performers. He has a way to distinguish each of the characters voices without being distracting, and also captures the dialect of the region the story is taking place


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

    Yes and then listen to again one I will return to I'm sure.


    Any additional comments?

    A collection of very short stories that will leave you to pounder them long after you listen to them. A perfect addition to my library.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Killing Kind

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By M. William Phelps
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    The lush, green hills that mark the border of North and South Carolina are home to a close-knit community. When the savaged remains of high-spirited Heather Catterton and sweet-natured Randi Saldana were found and a local man was linked to their murders, residents were forced to face an evil in their midst. The killer was one of their own….

    Kippoe says: "Manipulated to Death"
    "Manipulated to Death"
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    If you could sum up The Killing Kind in three words, what would they be?

    sick perverted human


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Spot on for True Crime


    What does J. Charles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A very authoritative voice brings the crimes and sick notions to life


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

    It would of been nice to but at times you have to reflect on the monstrosities this person committed.


    Any additional comments?

    M. Williams Phelps does it again, a terrifying look into the deaths of some friends all within a little group of drugs, sex, and violence.

    He peels back the layers of this dark and violent crime exposing a dangerous manipulator pushing people and then just snuffing out their lives.

    I also enjoyed the insight from John Kelly and the background M. Williams Phelps includes of what he went through trying to bring this story a story you will never forget.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Serial Killers Abridged

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By RJ Parker
    • Narrated By Don Kline
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Eighty thousand words, 100 serial killers, 100 short stories - but thousands of victims. I've selected at random 100 from A to Z. For many beginner true-crime fans, this will give you just enough taste to each story that, if you want to find out more about a particular serial killer, you can search for related books.

    Kippoe says: "Murder and Blood Lust to the max"
    "Murder and Blood Lust to the max"
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    What made the experience of listening to Serial Killers Abridged the most enjoyable?

    The fountain of content, and the short chapters each providing another crazed killer


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Plenty for anyone exploring the darkness of humanity


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many locations of lives coming to an end


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

    The end of humanity


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a treasure of depravity. This book is a must for anyone who likes to read True Crime and the darkest side of the subject.

    The book gives you plenty of detail upon each the Serial Killers including dates, victims,and the outcome of each case. The word count on each case is perfect for short spurt reading that is if you can put it down without going into the next case. No wasted fluff in the writing just right to the facts.

    As a bonus you also get an extra writeup from JJ Slate contributing to the 101 Serial Killer so you get a taste of her very impressive style of writing, I'm already becoming a fan of hers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharecropper Hell

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jim Thompson
    • Narrated By Mike Dennis
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Nineteen-year-old Tommy Carver desperately wants to make something of himself, but he's got some mighty tall odds stacked against him - a brutal sharecropper father, a secret love affair with his wealthy landowner's daughter, a step-mother devoid of maternal instincts, and even his own short-tempered, prideful ways. The odds only get worse when Tommy is fingered for murder in this shocking, twisting tale that explores sex, American Indian rituals, simmering race politics in mid-20th century Oklahoma and, of course, crime.

    Trish says: "A good historical read"
    "Not A Fathers Day story"
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    Would you listen to Sharecropper Hell again? Why?

    Yes it's a prime example of one of our greatest Pulp writers of out time. Along with an outstanding reading of the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The build up of coming doom


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

    A nice pace and very well difference in voices of the characters. Very engrossing really captures the feel.


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

    His returning home.


    Any additional comments?

    Jim Thompson is a must read for any anyone who loves the pulps of yesteryear. This story has a simple story line that reflects struggles we are experiencing with the Fracking going on now.

    Along with oil rights and some steamy hot scenes in the back of cars that used to have seats to have fun in, and the darkness inside the character that takes you down paths you may fear to go.

    Not as good as Killer Inside Me but well worth a read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rick Cantelli, P.I.: Rick Cantelli, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bernard Lee DeLeo, RJ Parker Publishing, Inc
    • Narrated By David Gilmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Ex Seal Rick Cantelli and CIA Counterintelligence Agent Lois Madigan form Madigan & Cantelli Security and Investigations. After twenty successful years, Rick's old high school girlfriend shows up to turn their world upside down. Suddenly, they're back killing bad guys, facing down mobsters, and escorting movie stars. They were a deadly team in their CIA years, and they prove they're just as deadly now.

    Kippoe says: "Never To Old To Rock"
    "Never To Old To Rock"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is fast moving plenty of action and steamy situations


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rick has it all women falling all over him


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

    Perfect narration for the character.


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

    The book follows a story line but at times each chapter sometimes were different cases that all that rolled into one story


    Any additional comments?

    A fun read with some great characters I cant wait to start reading book 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pulp Icons: Erle Stanley Gardner and His Pulp Magazine Characters

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Marks
    • Narrated By James C. Lewis
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This is the only in-depth look at the over 600 pulp short stories and novelettes published by famed mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner, who would go on to write the highly successful Perry Mason series. Gardner broke into the pulp magazine market in the 1920s and wrote continuously for them until the pulps folded during the second World War.

    Kippoe says: "A fascinating look into one an amazing writer"
    "A fascinating look into one an amazing writer"
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    Where does Pulp Icons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A short listen but a must and warning it will result into looking for more books to read.


    What other book might you compare Pulp Icons to and why?

    The Blood "N" Thunder Guide To Pulp Fiction


    What about James C. Lewis’s performance did you like?

    Spoken clearly nice tone for the material


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

    Intrigued to find more books written by Erle Stanley Gardner


    Any additional comments?

    A must have in any Pulp collectors library

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If I Can't Have You:: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Gregg Olsen, Rebecca Morris
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington, Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (145)

    The tragic story of Susan Powell and her murdered boys, Charlie and Braden, is the only case that rivals the Jon Benet Ramsey saga in the annals of true crime. When the pretty, blonde Utah mother went missing in December of 2009 the media was swept up in the story - with lenses and microphones trained on Susan's husband, Josh. He said he had no idea what happened to his young wife, and that he and the boys had been camping in the middle of a snowstorm.

    Kippoe says: "The Coward and the Angels"
    "The Coward and the Angels"
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    If you could sum up If I Can't Have You: in three words, what would they be?

    Disturbing, Criminal,Unthinkable. A crime against humanity an unforgivable act.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I really enjoyed Kevin's very factual voice sort of like the old Dragnet show but not as dry.


    What does Laural Merlington and Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed the Laural reading the alternative pieces such as the emails and letters. Kevin brings a excellent voice for delivery facts.


    If you could give If I Can't Have You: a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Guilt and Betrayal.


    Any additional comments?

    A few years ago I read Ann Rules take on the case included in her Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors Crime Cases Volume 16. This book here is a needed improvement over that other fine book.

    With new updates on the case and a seedier perspective on the case will be enjoyed by anyone new or old to the case.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Case: John Harding, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Bernard Lee DeLeo
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Hard Case begins in a back alley warehouse in East Oakland, CA, where Harding fights for money, and to keep his skills honed, coupled with the fact he likes it. Harding does odd jobs with the only guy he trusts implicitly, his handler and manager, Tommy Sands. They bodyguard, escort tourists around the Bay Area, and do bail bond, skip trace work for a lawyer named Tess Connagher.

    Paul Shrier says: "Episodic, but full of fun and action"
    "Hard Hitting fun"
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    Would you listen to Hard Case again? Why?

    A great start to the series and yes i would return to listening to again. Can't wait to read more from the series.


    What other book might you compare Hard Case to and why?

    Hard Case is a thrill ride and no exceptions to being nice and sugar coated if I had to compare it Lee Child comes to mind


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

    Kevin pulled off each of the character very well and gives a great voice to John Harding


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

    I didn't want to pause the story and when I would have to a was anxious to return to listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I recently purchased a big name authors James Patterson new book and was a bit board by the predictable characters and pace and stopped listening to jump into this book and glad that I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Serial Killers Case Files

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By RJ Parker
    • Narrated By Don Kline
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    The horror genre is tremendously indebted to serial killers. Something about their twisted psychology and abhorrent acts have turned folks like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, David Berkowitz, and Andrei Chikatilo, to name a few, into household names and media figures. In Serial Killer Case Files, true crime author RJ Parker offers several cases that deal with the names above and also shine a light on killers that are not as present in popular culture but whose bloody actions are worse than any horror movie out there.

    Kippoe says: "Straight Facts of Serial Lillers"
    "Straight Facts of Serial Lillers"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Anyone interested in a collection of facts about Serial Killers this is worth a listen


    What other book might you compare Serial Killers Case Files to and why?

    Serial Killer Anthology because it is a collection of other True Crime writers along with RJ Parker


    What about Don Kline’s performance did you like?

    His performance was very appropriate for the context being somewhat clinical and fact driven. Impressed with his ability to pull off the foreign names


    If you could give Serial Killers Case Files a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Encyclopedia of Death Serial Killers


    Any additional comments?

    Just the facts kind of True Crime writing, some books give you a bunch of fluff and human despair. This True Crime book gives you just the plain facts and a starting point if you want to research further for many cases explained in this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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