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  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,047
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,011

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • May have to quit this one.

  • By Lady J on 02-16-18

Loved every minute of it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

I always expect greatness from any King book and this one was just that. Amazing story and fantastic narration. Marin Ireland brought the characters to life in a brilliant way. Loved it!

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Crash & Burn

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,323
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,042

Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!

  • By Kerry on 02-06-15

Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I love to finish books but after 3 hours of listening to this book, I just couldn't continue. The storyline is extremely boring and although there might be some suspense or twist later in the book, I think in 3 hours some suspense or hook should be expected. The narration didn't help. It was too over dramatized without the storyline asking for it. Anyway, I may come back to this one when I have nothing to do but for now i can't finish it.

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,888
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,867

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good New Series

  • By Lia on 05-11-17

Will definitely read the sequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-16

Great detective story with fantastic characters. I'll be looking forward to the next one; hopefully soon.

  • The Keeper of Lost Causes

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,882

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic New Scandinavian Series!!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 09-12-12

Great story - horrible narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-16

I would recommend the paper book. The unnecessary accents that the narrator adds to the characters makes listening to the book almost unbearable. I thought about not finishing the book many times mainly because of the narration

  • End of Watch

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,924

In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of a great Trilogy

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-09-16

The only bad thing is that it ended! Loved it!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-16

What did you love best about End of Watch?

I've been a fan since Mr. Mercedes. Love all of the characters and as sad as it is, this book was an amazing ending to the trilogy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of End of Watch?

One thing I love about Stephen King books is that they are fantastic from front to end. There are highlights but I wouldn't take one moment over another

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

He is by far my favorite narrator. I could listen to him forever. He does an amazing job with all the characters.

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

King books have it all: humor, sadness, anger (much of that), frustration, disgust, and love

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Stolen Ones

  • By: Richard Montanari
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 228

Luther Wade grew up in Cold River, a warehouse for the criminally insane. Two decades ago the hospital closed it doors forever, but Luther never left. He wanders the catacombs beneath the city, channeling the violent dreams of Eduard Kross, Europe's most prolific serial killer of the 20th century. A two-year-old girl is found wandering the streets of Philadelphia in the middle of the night by detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano. She does not speak, but she may hold the key to solving a string of murders committed in and around Priory Park.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book-would have been better with Scott Brick

  • By shelley on 05-19-14

Balzano and Byrne continue to be great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-15

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. I found this storyline to be different, which kept me interested throughout

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

His narration was flawless. He brought the different characters to live, which is one of the reasons I prefer audiobooks over books.

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,443

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

King does it again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-15

What did you love best about Finders Keepers?

I love that it was a sequel to Mr. Mercedes, which was an amazing book. I loved everything about it.

Which scene was your favorite?

the finale

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

What would you do if you found a treasure?

Any additional comments?

I think that King and Patton are a match made in heaven. I love King's masterful writing and Patton's flawless narration. I was sad when it was over. I hope he's currently writing his next book.

  • Night Sins

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 833

A peaceful Minnesota town, where crime is something that just doesn’t happen, is about to face its worst nightmare. A young boy disappears. There are no witnesses, no clues — only a note, cleverly taunting, casually cruel. Has a cold-blooded kidnapper struck? Or is this the reawakening of a long-quiet serial killer?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Stick to the storyline

  • By Gaily Utzinger on 12-14-15

Could do with a little less

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-15

Any additional comments?

I find some of Tami Hoag's books excellent such as her series with Detective Lisa and Kovak as well as the Oak Knoll Series. Loved those and would love to see more of those. I don't particularly like the overly romantic ones. This one was a bit more on the romance side. I liked the story and the narration but would've preferred to see the female character be stronger and not fall right away for the "strong" male character, forgetting all about her own.I'm by no means a prude and I don't mind romance and sex as long as the plot remains the highlight. When I read a thriller or suspense novel I want suspense rather than listening to 3 minutes of every particular second of sexual exploration. As fun as that sounds, after the characters do it for the third time, it gets kind of boring. I find myself fast-forwarding through that.

  • Skewed

  • By: Anne McAneny
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,063

No birth announcement could top the headlines from the day Janie and Jack Perkins entered the world. As twins born to a mother in a coma - courtesy of a bullet from their father - the sensational story of their birth never quite died down. While Jack still craves the flash of a camera, Janie seeks sanctuary behind the lens - as a crime scene photographer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative and well-crafted

  • By Pamela on 04-08-15

Refreshing new story line

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-15

I really liked the book. The story line was something new and refreshing in the suspense and thriller genre. Would definitely read another book by this author

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,231

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and Classic King

  • By David Shear on 11-12-14

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Revival to be better than the print version?

I always like the audio edition better because it gives me the opportunity to finish it much faster because I get to listen to it in the car and on my walks.

What other book might you compare Revival to and why?

It's similar to many King books in that it is a wonderfully written story about every day people with every day issues but there is something very evil lurking underneath. It's a story about choices we make and people we associate with. Sometimes, the less we know, the better.

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

He's a great narrator. His voice fits the characters very well.

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

Is death really the end?

Any additional comments?

Stephen King is a master at describing complete evil while talking about a beautiful sunrise. He proves that you don't have to involve a lot of gory detail to write horror. No one else can do it quite like he can. I hope he's already working on his next book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful