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  • The Moonlit Mind: A Tale of Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (109)

    Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine — with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his silent dog, Harley, to call his friend. He is always on the move, never lingering in any one place long enough to risk being discovered. Still, there are certain places he returns to. In the midst of the tumultuous city, they are havens of solitude: like the hushed environs of St. Mary Salome Cemetery, a place where Crispin can feel at peace — safe, at least for a while, from the fearsome memories that plague him... and seep into his darkest nightmares.

    Michael says: "Knootz-lite"
    "whoa! That was short!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Definitely left me wanting more but still wrapped up the story. Very interesting and as someone described it as "Koontz-lite".


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A bit shocked and wanted a sequel or for it to continue!


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was good. Liked... nothing I could pinpoint of disliking!


    Do you think The Moonlit Mind needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes! I feel they could expand on the story... it's never over till the fat lady sings right?


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4177)
    Performance
    (3903)
    Story
    (3917)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "I really couldn't get into it... :("
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I felt it started off great... but I just really couldn't get into it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Hopefully I will try this book later. LOVED King's "Joyland" and follow up to The Shining, "Dr. Sleep"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Relentless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (690)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (156)

    Best-selling novelist Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children's book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed "Spooky," and a non-collie named Lassie, who's all but part of the family. So Cubby knows he shouldn't let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him.

    Derek B. says: "I cant sleep!"
    "Interesting read!"
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    Would you listen to Relentless again? Why?

    Yes, probably, maybe


    What other book might you compare Relentless to and why?

    Typical enjoyable Dean Koontz read :)


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

    Love the twists at the end and the relationship between Cubby and Penny :)


    Any additional comments?

    These are the kind of books I like from Kootnz. Some action, some heartfelt moments, some laughs... and always a weird twist!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gerald Brittle
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (433)

    If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

    eric says: "WARNING!: THIS IS BASED ON REAL CASES,TERRIFYING!"
    "If you like this kind of thing... you'll love it!"
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    Would you listen to The Demonologist again? Why?

    Yes, to have my friends listen too!


    What about Todd Haberkorn’s performance did you like?

    Very good at the voices. I could easily decipher who was who.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    So many I don't know where to start but the ones that stand out in my mind are facts and stories about Ouija boards! Also the stories of real encounters are mind blowing.


    Any additional comments?

    Any avid supernatural enthusiast will be entertained by this audiobook. Accounts of how Ed and Lorraine met, their artistic talent, and their claim to fame. Listen during the day! ;)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spelling It Like It Is

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tori Spelling
    • Narrated By Tori Spelling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    Tori Spelling is the first to admit that the "reality" behind her popular television show, Tori & Dean, isn't always real. Not even Star magazine could invent the true chaos that happens behind the scenes. Luckily, Tori is famously honest and self-deprecatingly funny when it comes to her personal life - she's always "Spelling it like it is". Tori here shares her stories, her biggest challenges, and more with the usual humor, candor, and down-to-earth charm that her fans love.

    kathleen says: "Disappointed"
    "I laughed, I cried..."
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    Where does Spelling It Like It Is rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Maybe I'm bias because I LOVE Tori Spelling but this book was a real testament to her life. She comes across as just a real down to earth gal! And boy does she work her butt off. The insights to "a day in the life of Tori" were very interesting to me - I'm always fascinated by how the other half lives :) Her stories just makes me want to tweet/text her and say "Wanna be best friends?!?" Love the fact that she narrates the book as well.


    What other book might you compare Spelling It Like It Is to and why?

    Tori's other books are very entertaining!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Although it wasn't a happy story, the pregnancy with Finn was a favorite. Also the move to Malibu :)


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

    Tori - Puntastic!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (6498)
    Performance
    (6025)
    Story
    (6048)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "What a ride!"
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    Would you listen to Doctor Sleep again? Why?

    Even if you were unaware of the Shining story this is such a great read. With all the ups downs twists turns King doesn't fail to shock and awe. Sometimes I find King books too long or drawn out but this book had me on the edge of my seat quite a few times. Superbly graphic and details plus great tie ins with all the fiction avenues!


    What other book might you compare Doctor Sleep to and why?

    Possibly a Dean Koontz but conversations are improved with King


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

    Will Patton does an excellent job of making you "feel"


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

    I was wowed a few times! Made me laugh, made me paranoid and kept me interested!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    Overall
    (1036)
    Performance
    (940)
    Story
    (935)

    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

    Jay says: "A Beautiful Story"
    "Heart warming and wrenching"
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    If you could sum up Wonder in three words, what would they be?

    A fantastic story that most adults can relate to their childhood - weren't we all teased one way or another? But the perspective and attitude is inspiring in this book. A great listen with fantastic performances :)


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The personality really comes out and voice changes help loads as there are many characters.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David Wong
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (974)
    Performance
    (920)
    Story
    (928)

    Warning: You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. This is not a metaphor. You will dismiss this as ridiculous fearmongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fearmongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection - the creature secretes a chemical into the brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That’s just as well, since the “cure” involves learning what a chain saw tastes like. You can’t feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Velvet Jesus Painting, My Jimmies Are Rustled"
    "Hilarious!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Love the style of writing from David Wong... like talking to a good friend :)
    Incredible imagination with this story and, in my opinion, too short!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John, of course. Typical wise-cracking sidekick :)


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

    No, not yet


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

    yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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