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  • Wicked Bugs

  • The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects
  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 275

In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes - creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bunch of little articles

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-01-11

Loved This

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

What made the experience of listening to Wicked Bugs the most enjoyable?

Every chapter gave interesting stories about notable bugs. I loved hearing out they were discovered and what ailments/catastrophes they caused.

  • Madame Tussaud

  • A Novel of the French Revolution
  • By: Michelle Moran
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American ambassador Thomas Jefferson to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie's museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, and word even arrives that the royals themselves are coming to see their likenesses....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening to this book

  • By James B. Donahue on 01-06-12

A Fictionalized Biography

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

If you could sum up Madame Tussaud in three words, what would they be?

Movie Version Needed

Any additional comments?

I would love to see they make this into a movie. While this novel is based on the true life story of her, they added some embellishments and fictional characters. As long as the reader knows this is a 100% accurate and takes this as a fictionalized biography, I think they will enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • V for Vendetta

  • By: Alan Moore
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013

Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future in which freedom has been surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime which rose to power by exploiting the people's worst fears and most damning weaknesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visceral Vindictive Vicarious Vicissitudes?

  • By John on 09-06-08

A Novelization Worth Listening To

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

Would you listen to V for Vendetta again? Why?

No reason other than I didn't think I would pick up anything new a second time.

Any additional comments?

This is a novelization of the screenplay of the graphic novel/comic books. It follows very closely with the movie. It was done well, though.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rite

  • The Making of a Modern Exorcist
  • By: Matt Baglio
  • Narrated by: Matt Baglio
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

The Rite describes the reality of demonic possession. It also traces the history of exorcism and and treats related topics such as satanic cults and black masses. Since Fr. Thomas was a skeptic and the author is a fact-seeking journalist, this book is more compelling even than the previous best-seller on this topic, The Exorcist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By VH on 01-06-11

Found this interesting and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I thought it was pretty interesting and entertaining. Not all about religion as much as the rites of exorcism.

  • The Books of Blood, Volume 1

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Dick Hill, Peter Berkrot, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 379

Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist. This first volume contains the short stories : "The Book of Blood," "The Midnight Meat Train," "The Yattering and Jack," "Sex, Death, and Starshine," and "In the Hills, the Cities,"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone's a Book of Blood

  • By Steven Savile on 05-09-13

Didn't Feel Like A Horror Book

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Sure. It wasn't that bad, just not anything I would consider scary.

Any additional comments?

I plan to listen to the other volumes, just not till they go on sale.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,864

At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Required reading

  • By Katherine on 09-19-12

Gothic Mysteries at their Best

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Where does Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

middle of the pack

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cthulhu

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed listening to these stories. Not sure how much more I'll read from him but all in all, this is a good selection of his works.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 621

New York Times best-selling author of Fight Club, which was adapted into a major motion picture, Chuck Palahniuk offers a haunting tale. Winner of the Northwest Booksellers Association Award, Palahniuk is one of the rare literary geniuses who has been able to bridge the gap between a cult following and commercial success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Palahniuk's New Hit

  • By RockyToTheMoon on 01-12-05

I mentally punish myself with CP's books.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Any additional comments?

Why do I do this to myself? I love the concept of the books that Chuck writes but when I actually get to the point of reading them, they either are beyond grotesque or just plain ludicrous. I have a very strong stomach but some of stories are just beyond gross. This book actually is not grotesque and barely ludicrous. It could have ended way before it did and that was my main complaint. I guess that is why I keep reading his works. There has got to be a happy medium met one time, to the point where I can enjoy his creativeness.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mermaids Singing

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Graham Roberts
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 678

The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The First of a Superior Series

  • By Nancy J on 04-08-13

Not bad for the first of the series

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Any additional comments?

Tony Hill is introduced in this book and then several others follow. I didn't know this at the time. I might read more later of this series but I wasn't blown away enough to crave the next installment.

  • The Lost Gate

  • Mithermages, Book 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,626

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself"....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Card doing what he does best.

  • By joshua on 01-05-11

Not bad, though I am not into this genre.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I loved the mythology of it all.

Do you think The Lost Gate needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Um...in the title is says book 1, so I do believe there is already at least one to follow.

Any additional comments?

I didn't know he wrote the Ender series. I chose this book on a whim and enjoyed it, though I'm not in a hurry to read anymore of the series.

  • Whodunnit?: Murder in Mystery Manor

  • By: Anthony Zuiker
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,081

Ten excited guests arrive at the Westlake Estate, expecting a lavish retreat. They are the winners of a sweepstakes to "Live Like a Billionaire for a Week." But what was supposed to be a promising escape soon turns into a horrific nightmare. Within hours of arrival, the guests sit down for an extravagant dinner. When they pull their party poppers as instructed, a loud chorus of bangs resounds, followed by earsplitting screams as the guest seated at the head of the table bursts into flames and slumps to the floor.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Felt Cheated

  • By Karen on 09-30-13

Didn't think I would like this as much as I did.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Any additional comments?

I'm not sure if these are based on the tv show or if the tv show is based on this. I've not seen the show but I enjoyed the books.