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  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,031

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

very good! rich storytelling and narration. gripping from start to finish! You want to listen to this one!

  • The Changeling

  • A Novel
  • By: Victor LaValle
  • Narrated by: Victor LaValle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

When Apollo Kagwa's father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word improbabilia. Now Apollo is a father himself - and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo's old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fractured Fairytale

  • By Diane on 08-07-17

great writing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Everything about this production sings! great narration, beautiful story, brilliant social commentary, this book has it all!

  • Mapping the Interior

  • By: Stephen Graham Jones
  • Narrated by: Eric G Dove
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Walking through his own house at night, a 15-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway. Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long-gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation. When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful!

  • By Elsa on 02-10-18

wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

loved it! one of the best stories I have read in a really long time! buy it now!

  • The Water Knife

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,635

In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg breaker, assassin, and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel "cuts" water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet while the poor get nothing but dust.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The fight for water in a drought fueled apocalypse

  • By Lore on 09-24-15

So glad I got this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-18

so good! Buy this and enjoy it, but take it as a warning. This could happen.

  • The Homecoming

  • By: Alan Russell
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 662

Seven years ago, young Stella Pierce vanished from the face of the earth. Now her grieving, broken family - along with Detective Orson Cheever, who never stopped working her case - is stunned by her mysterious return. The now-teenage girl claims to have spent her missing years in the company of Travelers - extraterrestrial nomads - voyaging through space. Despite her family's effort to keep Stella's incredible tale secret, the story becomes a national sensation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Weak Offering

  • By Casey on 06-14-17

Good!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

surprising and so touching. enjoyed it very much. fast and fun read for vacation or relaxing.

  • Burnt Offerings

  • Valancourt 20th Century Classics
  • By: Robert Marasco
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,454

Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it's an offer that's too good to refuse. There's only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals. But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to emerge from her room, and it soon becomes clear that something weird and terrifying is happening in the house.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunted house story more creepy than horrific

  • By Calliope on 05-03-17

fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Great ghost story. wonderful build up, terrific writing and plotting. You can definitely see its influence on King' s The Shining

  • Coronado

  • Unabridged Stories
  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

A small southern town gives birth to a dangerous man with a broken heart and a high-powered rifle...A young girl, caught up in an inner-city gang war, crosses the line from victim to avenger...An innocent man is hunted by government agents for an unspecified crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing stories

  • By Elsa on 10-22-17

amazing stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-17

these stories were so good, they'll stay with you long after you're done listening! g

  • Secondhand Spirits

  • A Witchcraft Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,647
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,508

Lily Ivory hopes for a normal life when she opens Aunt Cora's Closet. With her magical knack for vintage fashion - she can sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry - her store becomes a big hit. But when a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area, Lily may be the only one who can unravel the crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Witches and fashion - what's not to like!

  • By Sherry on 07-23-12

good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-17

good, fast, and very fun. well written and perfect vacation reading. look forward to more.

  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,251

Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Not F**king Rocket Science

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-22-13

fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-17

great pacing, deep protag, good plotting. quick read that leaves you wanting more. buy today!

  • Prince of Thieves

  • A Novel
  • By: Chuck Hogan
  • Narrated by: Donnie Wahlberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Charlestown, a blue-collar Boston neighborhood, produces more bank robbers and armored car thieves than any other square mile in the world. In this gripping thriller, Claire Keesey, the branch manager for a Boston bank, is taken hostage during a robbery. She is released, but Doug MacRay, the brains behind the tough, tight-knit crew of thieves, can't get her out of his mind. Tracking her down without his mask and gun, Doug introduces himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Brenda on 01-13-11

gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-17

gripping read. tight plot, compelling characters, great setting, and couldn't put down suspence! read it!