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The B0lt

New Hampshire, USA | Listener Since 2007

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  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (496)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (334)

    After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.

    Bonnie says: "Found"
    "Great Book!"
    Overall

    It's been awhile since I've been moved to write a review. Several listens lately have been rather dull. A couple I just couldn't finish. Perhaps I'll give them another shot later. This book, however, keep my attention. The writing was crisp and entertaining. The narrator, a bit overzealous at times, but very easy to listen to. Some would probably say the story was predictable, but it was still a good story.

    Enjoy!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2839)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (753)

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "Very poor ending."
    Overall

    When you invest 21 hours in a story, you hope for a good one. I very much enjoyed the story, until the last 30 minutes. I feel the author, who posses a beautiful descriptive quality, cut the story short and left me saying "Huh? What happened (to) ...".

    Big let down. I cannot recommend this book as a result.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Old Time Radio Shows: Radio Classics

    • ORIGINAL (19 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nostalgia Ventures
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Nostalgia Ventures brings back the golden age of radio with this unprecedented collection of radio's classic shows. From comedy to mystery, Westerns to detective stories, science fiction to variety, this collection has it all! Join Fibber McGee as he opens his hall closet full of junk. Stroll down Allen's Alley with Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa. Guess "who done it" along with detectives Richard Diamond and Boston Blackie. Thrill to the deep-space adventures of X Minus One.

    The B0lt says: "Good Old Fun!"
    "Good Old Fun!"
    Overall

    Although I'm only 37, I have to say that listening to these radio shows is a real hoot! I actually wound up purchasing a couple of full sets from an online dealer. They are wonderful to listen to rather than TV or for long rides in the car. It's amazing how well the writers were (Aldrich Family/Great Gildersleeve) in those days. Even today, if you slow down and just listen, you'll likely feel as though you are there with them. Highly recommended.

    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Tick Tock

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (132)

    A strange doll is left on Tommy Phan's front steps, stranger than anyone could ever imagine. Later he hears an odd popping sound and is intrigued to find it coming to life. Tommy pursues the thing as it scrambles away, and then is pursued by it as it evolves from a terrifying and vicious manikin into a larger, more formidable opponent bent on killing him. What in the world is this thing and why is it after him?

    gslindner says: "Quintessential Dean Koontz"
    "Very entertaining!"
    Overall

    Dean Koontz shows his humor and wonderful sense of imagination in this entertaining, well read book. Great from start to finish.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Haunted

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Marc Cashman, Erik Davies, and others
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (252)

    Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: 23 of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter, sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined "Writers' Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months", and who are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of "real life" that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them.

    Dominique says: "True Horror -- Not for the faint of heart, stomach"
    "Awesome!"
    Overall

    This author is sick, twisted, extremely funny and disturbing all at the same time! I enjoyed this book very much. It isn't for the faint-hearted in terms of overt sexuality and other wonderfully lude subject matter.

    The narrators complimented the story very well. I won't give too much away, but olderly-sounding women discussing oral gratification makes me giggle ... Loudly!

    A dark, wonderfully awful tale of how rotten humans can be!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Odd: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3380)
    Performance
    (1053)
    Story
    (1072)

    He's the most unlikely hero you'll ever meet, an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there's so much more to any of us than meets the eye, and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead, it's something that just happened.

    Sittingduck says: "Detailed Koontz"
    "Still Odd!"
    Overall

    I listened to this book directly after Odd Thomas and must admit, I now need a break from dear 'ole Odd!

    The book was good, but I didn't find it as enthrawling as the first. The next book in the series (Brother Odd) I've elected to listen to at a later date. Hopefully it will be okay.

    I guess I'm ready for a horror from Dean. Or maybe I'm just not in love with Odd!!! Maybe *I* am Odd!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Thomas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    Overall
    (4369)
    Performance
    (1842)
    Story
    (1859)

    "The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

    Denise says: "No Doubting Thomas"
    "Odd, indeed!"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this audiobook. Dean Koontz is a very talented author who brings his characters to the forefront with ease, allowing the reader/listener to really get to know them. Interested ending, too!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heart-Shaped Box

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (1955)
    Performance
    (853)
    Story
    (853)

    Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

    Lesley says: "Yikes! Five stars for fright"
    "Great Ghost Story."
    Overall

    I'd never heard of Joe Hill before, but upon learning he was Stephen King's son, was intrigued to see if the gift is in the genes. It is! This is a great ghost story, but also a great story of relationships and what people will do to keep the important ones intact.

    A good listen and a wonderful first novel for Joe Hill. I look forward to reading him for years to come!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 20th Century Ghosts

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (193)

    Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon on an afternoon in 1945...Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town.

    Kasey says: "Wonderful and recommended"
    "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree!"
    Overall

    Like father, like son. This collection of short stories is sick, twisted, funny and sometimes even sad all tied up in a wonderfully entertaining audiobook!

    I wish Joe Hill the best and will be waiting for his next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The World's Finest Mystery & Crime Stories, Vol. 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ed Gorman
    • Narrated By The Funny Cide Team
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    This collection of the best crime and mystery short fiction of 1999, gathered from around the globe and including more award-winners and stories than any other comparable volume, fills the void for those with a hunger for the best international mystery and suspense stories.

    The B0lt says: "So-So"
    "So-So"
    Overall

    The first story is the best by far. I'm almost done listening to this book -- some stories I had to skip due to just not being able to get past the narrators. Others were just not my style. But there were a couple of good stories. All-in-all, just a so-so compilation in my humble opinion.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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