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  • December Park

  • By: Ronald Malfi
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

In the fall of 1993, the quiet suburb of Harting Farms is shocked when children begin to vanish, and one is found dead near December Park - a great, sweeping expanse that is sunken below the streets and surrounded on three sides by vast woodlands, a place children believe is haunted. Newspapers call the abductor the Piper because he has come to lead children away, while kids whisper darker names for him in the school halls. Angelo Mazzone and his friends discover a link to the dead girl and take up the search for the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this one. Written and narrated very well.

  • By Bill on 12-13-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

Not what I expected. Kept me guessing until the end. You won't be disappointed. Wow

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost World

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,080

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. But there are rumors that something has survived.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than the movie

  • By Frederik on 08-21-12

I listen through the entire thing. Wish I hadn't.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

Its definitely not his best. A slow and tedious listen/read. I should have returned it.

  • The Body Keeps the Score

  • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
  • By: Bessel Van der Kolk MD
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,747
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,700

In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neuro feedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There's a Reason for the High Ratings

  • By Paul F. on 03-17-15

For clinical practitioners

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

If you are in the field of Mental health, then this might be for you.

  • Book of Shadows

  • By: Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Homicide detective Adam Garrett is already a rising star in the Boston police department when he and his cynical partner, Carl Landauer, catch a horrifying case that could make their careers: the ritualistic murder of a wealthy college girl that appears to have satanic elements.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want it to end

  • By Bree Salyer on 09-08-17

Excellent!!! This book is a fantastic ride!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

I absolutely love this book! Listened straight through. Narration was spot on. Won't be disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Serial Killer Files

  • The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World’s Most Terrifying Murderers
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 382

Hollywood's make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can't hold a candle to real-life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made me feel sick, yet I didn't want it to end

  • By Neuron on 02-07-17

Repetitive

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

Repeated the same information over, over and over. Didn't even change wording of repeated information.

  • How to Fall in Love with Anyone

  • Essays
  • By: Mandy Len Catron
  • Narrated by: Mandy Len Catron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

What really makes love last? Does love ever work the way we say it does in movies and books and Facebook posts? Or does obsessing over those love stories hurt our real-life relationships? When her parents divorced after a 28 year marriage and her own 10-year relationship ended, those were the questions that Mandy Len Catron wanted to answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, it seems more possible.

  • By Mississippi Earth Ox on 08-27-17

For the most part, frustrating and exhausting

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

To fall in love with anyone...Don't read this. Author's narrating didn't help. Struggled to finish.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blister

  • By: Jeff Strand
  • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

They call her Blister. She's a hideously disfigured 23-year-old woman, living in a shed next to her father's house, hidden away from the world. Jason Tray is a successful cartoonist, banished to his agent's lakeside cabin for a few days of mandatory rest and relaxation. One night, while hanging out with a couple of the locals at a dive bar, he takes them up on their offer to go "see Blister," having no idea what they're talking about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Character Driven, Warm and Fuzzy, Funny, Scary

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-10-16

Another amazing story!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Where do his idras come from? Excellent characters and narration. You cannot go wrong here!

  • Dweller

  • By: Jeff Strand
  • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

When Toby Floren was eight years old, he discovered a monster living in the woods behind his house. A ghastly, frightening creature with claws, fangs, and a taste for human flesh. As he ran out of the forest, screaming, Toby felt that he'd been lucky to escape with his life. Years later, Toby finds comfort with the creature. It's his own special secret - something that nobody else in the world knows about. Somebody to talk to. Somebody to confide in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't even...

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-16-17

Very, very good! Great surprise. I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

Was skeptical at first and wasn't sure what to expect. The author had perfect progression in this story. Narration was spot on. Not your typical "Monster" story. You will always love family, though you may not always like what they do and that love can go a long way in excusing many deeds, even horrific ones.... You'll understand what I mean at the end.
Worth the credit or the price. I'll be looking for more by this author. Love surprises like this one. Listened in one sitting.

  • Offbeat

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot, R.C. Bray, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

In the aptly titled Offbeat, Richard Matheson, a modern master of strange fiction, offers 13 excursions into the unsettling and bizarre. In these stories you will encounter a major league pitcher with a horrific secret for his astonishing success; an ordinary man who wakes to find himself in a silent, empty world; a death row prisoner with an extraordinary explanation for his innocence; and a novelist whose fictional creations transcend the printed page.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fine Selection of Twisted Short Stories

  • By Ms. Christian C. on 04-05-17

Excellent! Something for everyone's tastes.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

I loved these stories. These shorts have perfect narration. Reminiscent of Twilight Zone tales. Great!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Evan Smoak, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,011

Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the original, moaned over the second!

  • By John on 01-24-17

Great series!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

I really am growing to love this series. The first book was great so I was afraid the second may not stand up to the first. I was not disappointed! Great characters, awesome storyline and a narrator that is spot on. Well worth the credit or the price. You will not be disappointed, either.