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coreybeth

Cincinnati, OH, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (575)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (532)

    The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised shelters. But the Walkers are multiplying. Dogged by their feral hunger for flesh and crippled by fear, Lilly relies on the protection of good Samaritans by seeking refuge in a walled-in town once known as Woodbury, Georgia. But Lilly begins to suspect that all is not as it seems....

    coreybeth says: "Buy it NOW awesome series!! More please!"
    "Buy it NOW awesome series!! More please!"
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    Awesome series. There were a few zombie twists/scenes that were unexpected and nothing was really cliche. Characters were believable. I swear I'm still laughing at the exchange between Sara & her stoner boyfriend in the back of the pickup truck. "Dude you totally farted and it was girl fart" I'm telling you Fred Berman could be on a stage somewhere. He's good!

    I mean I swear I listen to alot of books and this is the first one where the material, the scene setup & the presenter made me laugh outloud!

    I actually liked both of the books in the series and was pleasantly surprised by that. I LOVE the way the authors set up a chapter so you know what's going to happen but you do NOT know the outcome. Talk about suspense! LOVE it!!!

    If you're a walking dead, zombie, apocalypse or syfy fan you HAVE to get these books. I just wish there were more!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (287)

    Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee - whose thoughts Todd can hear, too, whether he wants to or not -stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden - a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

    Howard says: "Really interesting world but seriously messed up"
    "run chase catch escape run chase catch......repeat"
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    This is a great concept. I thought it would be a little ridiculous but the way the author presented the "reading other people's thoughts" was actually clever & not at all predictable. The only problem I had with it was the monotony of the whole running, chasing, catching and escaping. I mean really? Two really bad guys & they catch the kids (main characters Todd & Viola) at least three times each. Todd is not able to kill them so they tie them up or injure them and keep running. REPEAT. Bad guys chase, catch the kids, the kids can't kill them and they get away only to be caught later on. it gets REALLY REALLY old. narrator awesome as ever.

    I read the free prequel first and I'm glad I did. The story starts with the prequel. A girl named Viola on a scouting/settling ship with her parents to a "new world". She was raised on a ship. They crash. Book one.........Todd lives on New world where every man can read the thoughts of other men. They can also hear animals. Todd has an annoying dog, though loyal, named Manchee. We learn his parents are dead & he was being raised by Ben & Kilian (though I don't know if Kilian is Ben's lover, brother, son or what). Todd is the last boy in his town called printisstown. At 13 boys become "Men" and stop talking to other boys so he as no friends. One day he catches "silence" in the swamp after being attacked by maniacal priest Erin for not being home doing chores. He tries to make it home without anyone in the town knowing he heard (or didn't hear) something. Whole town of crazy, mean men. NO women. We learn they were all killed by the "Spackle". the alien race that are a primitive humanoid species. Ben /Kilian go crazy upon learning of the silence in the swamp & chaos ensues. They get a backpack with provisions give Todd a knife and his mothers journal telling him he is in great danger & to leave now. There's another settlement. He has been lied to his whole life. Prentisstown is not the only settlement on New World. He reluctantly leaves and that's when all Hell breaks loose. he finds the silence............a girl named Viola. Turns out you cannot hear women's thoughts on the planet. Just men. For whatever reason during the initial war with the Spackle that killed all the women on the planet - the silence germ that the spackle released killed all the women & made the men capable of everyone reading their minds. OR so he's been told..........The whole town turns on Ben & Kiliean & begin to chase Todd who saves Viola from Erin, the evil priest. Viola & Todd search for the new settlement and learn allot more than they bargained for. Definitely worth the credit but I swear if the second book doesn't stop this continuous, monotonous run/capture sequence I'm going to ask for a credit back for book 2. But I'll give it a chance!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kyrathaba Rising: Kyrathaba Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By William Bryan Miller
    • Narrated By Christine Padovan
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    One hundred and seventy years from now, aliens decimate Earth. A relative handful of humans survive, hidden in deep subterranean enclaves that offer some protection from surface radiation. Although the main attack is now seven years in the past, one alien ship remains in orbit, and the conquerors are not content merely to let humanity lick its wounds...

    Boris S says: "Excellent story and narration!"
    "Narrator SINGS last word EVERY sentence ruined it"
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    I honestly couldn't get past the first chapter. WHO is this narrator. Yuck. Just listen to the sample good grief. I should have. I relied on the past reviews. BIG mistake. She sings the last word / draws it out......of EVERY single sentence. It gets old. If she did it for one character I could handle it - but no. She drags out/ sings the last word for every character. It is not only annoying but distracting as he77. I'm actually requesting my credit back - it is that bad!

    1 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Violet Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Everson
    • Narrated By Chris Roman
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    The small town near the Everglades was supposed to offer Rachel and her son a fresh start. Instead it offered the start of a nightmare, when an unknown breed of flies migrated through the area, leaving painful bites in their wake. The media warned people to stay inside until the swarm passed. But the flies didn't leave. And then the radios and TVs went silent. That's when the spiders came.

    coreybeth says: "where the he11 is this narrator from?"
    "where the he11 is this narrator from?"
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    descent story about four kids on a deserted Florida Key for weekend romp when government experiment ruins it. Spiders & flies. Follows someone back to the mainland where they devour their human hosts etc. So So story & worth the credit but be warned this is one weird narrator. Any "an" that sounds like Hand comes out ain so Hand is Haind, Sand is Saind, Plan is Plain Ran is Rain where the heck does he come from? This WEIRD pronunciation quirk is heavy & throughout the book. Drove me nuts! Bottom line, descent horror novel if you can stand a quirkly weird narration!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • And After: Until the End of the World, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sarah Lyons Fleming
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (60)

    Cassie Forrest could almost believe life at Kingdom Come Farm is perfect, with Adrian and her friends at her side and spring on the way. The spring thaw also means millions of defrosting zombies, however, and if the past year has taught her anything, it's that life in this new world is highly imperfect. When Safe Zones throughout the country begin to disappear and the zombies at the fences grow in number, Cassie clings to the hope that if she has the people she loves most, it will be all right.

    Connie says: "What will the 3rd book be like?"
    "All for killing main character when it makes sense"
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    All for killing main character when it makes sense..............This one doesn't. Some times it makes sense to kill off a main character so the others can come to the forefront and grow. In the last book we spent the entire thing longing for certain people & struggling to get to them. . All is well for awhile but there is not a happy ending. There were 5 other main characters that the author could have killed off that would have left a huge hole in Cassie's heart and changed how she grows & acts. The one killed off made no sense. I stopped listening. The narrator is awesome as usual.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Get the Hell Out: The Ella Hunt Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jared Peterson
    • Narrated By Roni Gallimore
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    An audiobook that follows a young girl's story of getting caught up in the evil web of Satan via the Ouija board and learns what happens when you open yourself up to evil. While fleeing the indiscretions of her father, Ella and her mother move to a small mountain town. Keeping their old life a secret, they soon discover this town has secrets of its own.

    Kenna says: "Great potential"
    "I have 1200 audio books BY FAR WORST narrator ever"
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    OMG this lady needs to find another career. I would do a better job and trust me when I say that is saying allot. I would not even like her reading children's books. She's THAT BAD. No emotions, dull, monotone and I swear I checked twice to make certain I wasn't listening in slow mo. Nope just the worlds worst narrator. Seriously 1200+ audio books (no tv for me I listen to books) and I can honestly say this lady was the absolute worst! The author turned me off from the beginning as well. He spends a huge amount of time telling people not to give away the book, download extra copies, if you want to give it to someone purchase another copy blah blah blah. What little bit that I listened to wasn't bottom of the barrel just so so. Husband does the unthinkable, wife & daughter move away to small mountain town for a fresh start. Every word out of the mother's mouth to her 15 year old daughter is honey, sweetie, sweetheart, baby and munchkin......yes she calls her 15 year old munchkin. No wonder she plays with a ouja board lol. Don't wast your time. You'll be cringing. The printed copy may be worth it but audio................NO!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Son of Rosemary: The Sequel to Rosemary's Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ira Levin
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The modern master of suspense Ira Levin returns to the horror of his 1967 groundbreaking novel Rosemary's Baby with this darkly comic sequel set at the dawn of the millennium. Thirty-three years ago, Rosemary gave birth to the Devil's child while under the control of the satanic cult of witches. Now the year is 1999, and humanity dreads the approaching 21st century, desperately in search of a savior for this troubled world.

    coreybeth says: "Wow what a disappointment - lazy writing"
    "Wow what a disappointment - lazy writing"
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    I LOVED Rosemary's baby, Book & even the movie. I was so excited when I saw the sequel coming to audible. I had just finished Dr. Sleep (king) and I guess I was hoping this sequel would be just as good..............uh NO. I can't really tell you why it was so bad without giving away the ending & pretty much the entire premise of BOTH books. Lets just say the author turns the entire book Rosemary's Baby & Son of Rosemary into the biggest, annoying "no no" that any author can do. Lazy. Not only did he ruin Son of Rosemary but the first book as well Good Grief. Great writing but horrible horrible ending that ruined both books. Levin could have gone in so many other directions. The narration was wonderful, the book fast paced & as always he did a great job with the characters. Just lost his imagination in the end.................I think I'd rather watch an episode of "Dallas" lol.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Elements of the Undead: Books One - Three

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By William Esmont
    • Narrated By Stephanie Bentley
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    For a while, it seemed as if the good times would never end, that mankind had truly become masters of our own universe, gods in our own right. Little did we know, our time was almost up. No one knows where it started. No one knows why. By the time the scientists figured out what was happening, it was already too late. Most of humanity perished in the first few weeks, stricken down by a fast-moving infection, only to rise up as a zombie with an insatiable hunger for human flesh.

    Mike Naka says: "started strong but left me seriously disappointed"
    "OK zombie story"
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    Tufo he is not BUT it isn't horrible either. I don't feel the need to return it. It needs a little more zombie action/fighting. It is mostly about the humans & their struggles/relationships. The characters are likable & their actions believable. No dumb blonds (I'm blond I can say that) going up to a zombie asking if they need some lipstick! So So story, nothing special. Narrator did a really good job. Bottom line, if out of zombie books to listen to buy it. If one of your favorites is coming out in a day or two - save your credit it for it!

    1 of 1 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
    (5918)
    Performance
    (5519)
    Story
    (5522)

    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!!!"
    "Listed in wrong genre............horror it is not"
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    I like my coffee black, my house clean, my daughter strong and my Stephen King with a touch of horror/paranormal. Mr. Mercedes was not. Great police procedural, great narration but definitely NOT horror. Bad guy runs down group of job seekers, cop retires never able to find the killer and haunted with the mystery of how he got the 2nd key of the stolen mercedes he used. Mr mercedes contacts the now retired cop who watches tv all day and contemplates eating his gun. A game of cat and mouse ensues between the cop, his friend & lawn boy, new girlfriend (who happens to be the sister of the owner of the stolen infamous mercedes) and eventually the cousin of the sisters who is mentally unstable. Great character development, just enough detail to make the story interesting without bogging us down and realistic events. Why 4 stars? It is not horror. If it wasn't a good read I'd return it. You won't be disappointed in the story - you will be disappointed, if like me you shop in the "horror" & "paranormal" sections, that there are no ghosts, ghouls, monsters. Not even a premonition!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Unaware

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1739)
    Performance
    (1574)
    Story
    (1580)

    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

    El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

    Keith says: "Earth Unaware is a must listen for Ender fans"
    "omg over acting, too much filler and amateurish..."
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    I thought Scott Brick (yes some think he is a narrator-GOD - me? dislike him immensely) over "acted" but whoever voices victor good grief. I heard peanuts teachers! OSC drags out everything. My gosh if he were describing eating an apple it would take him three chapters. Useless filler. He spent WAY too much time on Victor. Ship? What alien ship. It seemed like he skimmed over it. The story, the character development, and even the dialogue seemed amateurish. Yep, I'll pass on this one.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The First Bird, Episode 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Greig Beck
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (64)

    Matt Kearns and the remnants of the scientific team return to a ravaged America. Modern medicine has failed to halt the spread of the flesh-consuming parasite, and humans have been forced to hide, even from one another. The infected roam the cities and suburbs of a ruined nation. But the devastating effects on human physiology are only the beginning. Something has been let loose, something that the team were not prepared for - human nature itself.

    Kim Venatries says: "One Cliche Too Many; But Still a Good Listen"
    "Dumb scientists, weird pronunciations.....pass ugh"
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    The scientists made it out of the lost world but the mite outbreak back in the real world has escalated. Militia, crazy zealots and people with their skin falling off are abundant. I had to give up after chapter three. The last straw.....They are trying to get the possible CURE back to the CDC in an armored truck with a flame thrower on top. They've been attacked by zealots & one scientist & one army guy killed. The leader is stalking them. So what do they do? See a little girl with boils on her in the middle of the street holding a dead cat. When her boils burst aka bloom the mite eggs will be thrown in the air for blocks, get in your lungs and eat you from the inside out. NO cure. Can't help the girl. She will either bloom (the boils are close to blooming) or the mob that's chasing her will kill her and them. What do they do? Stop! If she blooms in their "tank" they'll die instantly but that's ok. Carla, the CDC scientist that could save the world decides they have to bring this ticking time bomb into the tank with them. Head military guy argues against it & the crazy mob shoots him. One little girl who is contagious and about to die/kill everyone for blocks is far more important than getting the cure to save millions to the CDC. Dumb Dumb Dumb. Would never happen. Kill blooms, Carla the scientist who insisted on stopping and CDC wiz kid who can save the world is holding her shoulders & now infected. Head military guys, only one left, is dead, tank on fire and now they're on foot. Girl is dead. Audio turned off ............

    The narrator has weird pronunciations that are driving me insane. Debris is Deb-ri and figure is fig-ur - those are the worse and abundant throughout

    Books one & two had flaws but was a descent listen. I can't continue with book #3. Characters would simply NOT act like that & good grief someone tell this narrator how to pronounce his words.

    Next................

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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