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Cincinnati, OH, United States
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  • The Handyman

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2500+ books & this was the ONLY one gave me creeps

  • By coreybeth on 11-25-17

2500+ books & this was the ONLY one gave me creeps

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

Seriously. I have 2500+ audible books in my library (just ask my husband LOL). My genre is horror, suspense, paranormal etc. I have never, not once, had to turn a book off at night. Until the handyman. I don't know why but I passed on the title a few times. It just seemed like a stalkerish book. I'm glad I was wrong! Sam, his brother & parents buy a "kit" for an Aframe as a vacation home. The man they purchased the lot from, Frank, they also hire to build it. Frank creeps the boys out and is a peculiar man. He skips town, steals their things and due to his shoddy workmanship cause a horrible accident. Sam grows up but blames his families misfortunes on Frank. He begins an investigation and finds some disturbing things about "Frank". He travels back to his old Aframe vacation home where it all began. and actually runs into a ghost hunting reality show filming an episode. He gives them information about the his house, the house across the street, and the man who lived there. He discovers that everyone who has ever hired Frank ends up dead, injured or missing! He and two of the writers of the show try to track down frank. He learns about a mysterious religion in Vietnam where apparently Frank started his downward spiral into the occult and insanity! I'm hoping there's a part 2. I had to turn the book off last night. My whole family was asleep while I stayed up to clean. The creepy ghosts and characters and the situations in the book made my imagination run wild. I just finished it.......In broad daylight......as should you! Don't hesitate unless you don't want to be scared! First book ever. Not even It scared me. This one did!!!

46 of 50 people found this review helpful

  • Ghoul

  • By: Brian Keene
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

There is something in the local cemetery that comes out at night. Something that is unearthing corpses and killing people. It’s the summer of 1984 and Timmy and his friends are looking forward to no school, comic books, and adventure. But instead they will be fighting for their lives. The ghoul has smelled their blood and it is after them.But that’s not the only monster they will face this summer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love a good monster book!

  • By coreybeth on 11-04-17

I love a good monster book!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

Great book! If you like monsters, ghouls and vampires where THEY are the main character instead of an accessory then this is the book for you! It's set in the late 80's early 90's and I LOVED LOVED LOVED that! I feel like the three main protagonists are familiar (as well as their families, neighborhood bullies and demon dog they have to get past each day) and I can't figure out which book they remind me of....fun none the less. Timmy, Doug and Barry. Three childhood/neighborhood 12 year old friends. Timmy has loving parents, overweight Doug has dysfunctional mother & awol father and Barry has abusive/drunk graveyard caretaker father. The three boys play in the cemetery and unbeknownst to them a ghoul has secretly been released. It comes out at night and wreaks havoc on all who ventures in its path. People get killed.......but.........the ghoul has a human helper! Great fun and an awesome throwback to true horror. I LOVED it!!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

Best book I've read in a long while!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Wow! Awesome story....VERY character driven. The "monster" is subtle and you're on pins & needles wondering whether it will in deed finally gain control. It's a generational saga and EVERY character is well developed & believable! Spooky parts peppered throughout but the "family" is definitely the main character in this story! I don't want to spoil the fun but I'm confused with a few parts. The creatures are born looking like creatures & quickly change to humans yet one grand daughter creature was thrown into the river lovingly never to be spoken of again. why not keep her too? It starts in the early 1900's in Alabama.and follows the generations through the years. I like how the deceased family members are still spoken of. Alot of times it's as if they had never been in the story at all. Overall it is a GREAT story! I'm not even finished yet. Back to Eleanor and the Casky clan.............

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Store

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 201

In a small Arizona town, a man counts his blessings: a loving wife, two teenage daughters, and a job that allows him to work at home. Then "The Store" announces plans to open a local outlet, which will surely finish off the small downtown shops. His concerns grow when "The Store's" builders ignore all the town's zoning laws during its construction. Then dead animals are found on "The Store's" grounds. Inside, customers are hounded by obnoxious sales people, and strange products appear on the shelves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Intense and surprisingly different...

  • By Iluv2knit on 08-15-17

this is the STUPIDEST most RIDICULOUS book ever

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

I have 1798 books in my audible library. This is the WORST!!!!!!!! Gross, ridiculous and unnecessary. Good grief. This would NEVER happen. From an interview where a 17 year old girl had to undress and be fondled..........an employee being tortured for stealing a candybar.........tricking a father into having sex with a daughter........murdering an employee as punishment,......branding employees with a hot cattle prod with stores emblem. Do yourself a favor and pass. Bentley dude you are a sick individual. I love your books but bluck just bluck.

9 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkening

  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Laura Copland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

"Where has everyone gone?" That's the question 15-year-old Annabelle 'Birdy' Finch is asking. As a 100-year storm descends on Los Angeles, Birdy's not the only one looking for answers to the city's vanishing population. A wheelchair-bound Army veteran watches the world from his apartment window, and what he sees terrifies him. An LA detective has two missing patrol cops, a bloody crime scene, but no bodies. A desperate mother will stop at nothing in her search to find her missing daughter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lazy writing

  • By D. A. Miller Jr. on 12-04-17

Finished this in one Day! GREAT book!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

Holy Cow. I loved this one. Vampires are true monsters here! I read a few reviews that said it was predictable but I had to say I didn't find the story predictable at all. It was truly spooky and delightfully scary. I won't ruined how the vampires end up coming to the U.S. but I'll start with what happens when they're here. A few dead bodies go missing from a plane crash, homeless people start to vanish, L.A. is preparing for a HUGE storm and everyone assumes the missing people are prepping for the upcoming storm. Birdy is a 15 year old parkour protege and being raised by her mother who works two jobs. (I don't know what happened here the author really played up the parkour in the beginning but Birdy never really used it escaping from the vampires I was just waiting for her to do some phenomenal leaps & tricks to escape her imminent doom at the last minute but just one minor scene and that was the end of it) Tyrese is a war vet who has lost both his legs and his wife and hasn't left his apartment in two years. He spends his time in his wheelchair by the window.............not a creepy old man its just his view to the outside world. Birdy's mom is attacked at the gas station she works at and disappears. The police come to her apartment and in order to stave off foster care she says Tyrese is her uncle. Eventually the vampires make it to their building. They call the police and Collins who was investigating Birdy's mother's disappearance/involvement in the murders at the gas station initially thinks Tyrese killed a human.....until he sees her face! Collins/Tyrese/Birdy and a homeless woman named Janine try to make it out of the city before the vampires get them. They're everywhere and have been quietly taking over the city while everyone preps for the storm. They eventually make it to Las Vegas but not everyone survives. I won't give away the ending. I loved this one and I'm hoping Paul Antony Jones turns it into a series. I'd love to find out what happens to the survivors and those that were changed!!!! More please!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Roanoke Vanishing

  • The Vanishing Series, Volume 1
  • By: Auburn Seal
  • Narrated by: Caprisha Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Avery Lane is driven to discover the fate of the 117 missing colonists of Roanoke. When she encounters a mysterious group called the Descendants, who are determined to keep the colony's secret hidden, Avery must choose between her obsession for the past and her own survival. Will solving this mystery cost her everything? Is there more to this secret than what is buried at Roanoke? Haunted by visions of the past, she must find answers before the Descendants stop her and forever banish the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fictional Answer to a Historical Question

  • By Hubert Williams on 07-03-14

bad narrator good story (hard T's impor-TanT)

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

I just couldn't get past the narrator. Aggravated the heck out of me. She is a Martha Stewart over pronouncing "T"s in imporTanT LiTTle etc. If the narrated did it all the time I would assume that's just how she speaks but she doesn't She gets carried away and speaks like the rest of us not how she thinks she SHOULD be speaking. Hated it. not Hay Ted it lol If you can get past it & aren't overly sensitive as I am it's a descent story. Grad student doing a thesis on Roanoke. Her theory is that the colonist knew each other and came to American to avoid being prosecuted for being separatists from the church in England. People who have things to hide try to thwart her investigation / thesis. I liked how historical facts were intertwined with fiction and I also like the two person / two time periods story line. Both characters well developed tho Avery the student overreacts WAY too much. Different narrator I'll get part 2 same narrator - NEVER!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Making Amends

  • By: Melinda Clayton
  • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

On a beautiful fall evening, in the middle of a game of hide-and-seek, five-year-old Bobby Clark is kidnapped by his estranged father, a shiftless man with a history of domestic violence and drug abuse. Bobby's twin brother Ricky watches, terrified, from his hiding place behind the bougainvillea, while mother Tabby, who also struggles with addiction, lies inebriated on the living room floor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Making Amends

  • By med c on 08-05-16

Emotional Roller Coaster in a good way!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

I read this a while ago but am just now getting around to writing a review....I went back & reread it and I'm glad I did. It was as good the 2nd time around. A mom, addict has twins. Bobby and Ricky. Bobby is abducted by his father and Ricky is left with his alcoholic mother who clearly thinks of him as son #2 and instead of being at least a little happy that she still has Ricky can only be consumed with her grief of losing son #1 Bobby. Fast forward 25 years and Bobby is arrested for murdering his father. Tabby (the mom) & son #2, Ricky, go to the police station only to discover he has escaped. So who is Tabby making amends to? Bobby for not being able to save him or Ricky for making him feel unloved and that wished he was abducted instead of Bobby. The ending is quite the shocker! The secondary characters are given a huge role in the book and I found myself caught up in their lives/story. Tabby's boss & best friend is struggling with her husband's dementia while trying to help Tabby. Overall a great read!!! I was gifted this book for fair review.

  • The Children of Darkness

  • The Seekers, Book 1
  • By: David Litwack
  • Narrated by: Erin deWard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

A thousand years ago the Darkness came - a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For 10 centuries they have kept the madness at bay with "temple magic," and by eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything. Childhood friends Orah and Nathaniel have always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for more from life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just for Adults

  • By Mindjacked on 07-24-16

nice take on dystopian genre

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

set thousands of years in the future when technology & selfishness of mankind almost brought an end to it all...........it's a nice take on the genre. Divergent meets treasure hunting 101. Three friends refuse to go along with the norm & question authority. They search & find the answers to what is really going on. Cute when they find relics from the past. I didn't think the characters were very likable but some authors strive for that. Narrator good but took a little getting used to she would speed up / slow down continuously.

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  • Place of Fear

  • By: Ken Pelham
  • Narrated by: Mark Kamish
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Deep in the rainforest of Guatemala, a missing scientist, long given up for dead, languishes in a lightless prison cell. Fueled by a powerful, unknown narcotic, his senses are on fire; he can feel them expanding far beyond human bounds, even as the drug tears at his sanity. Upon learning that his friend is alive, Carson Grant mounts a frenzied rescue before the appointed time of execution.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Finally made it end.

  • By Matthew on 12-09-16

Crichton meets Indiana Jones!!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Little bit of exploration, Little bit of science, little bit of supernatural and allot of fun. Nice. I wish the found tribe was a little for "savage" and less "godlike". Makes you wonder what is in the unexplored far corners of the earth and something like this might actually sort of kind of happen! Great read. Great characters, story unraveled at a good pace and kept me intrigued.

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  • Catch Me If You Can

  • By: Miss Mae
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel, Dave Mallow, J.W. Terry, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Are all rules broken when it comes to playing a game? Washed ashore a South Carolina beach, Lois Steinberg learns her shelter, an old plantation house, was scheduled to host a "Catch Me" game convention. When the cook is the first one found murdered, the game environment instantly morphs into a terrifying evening reminiscent of "And Then There Were None".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Catch me if you can

  • By MANI on 11-26-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Nice one! Great characters (even the dog has his own unique personality). Set for a Who done it dinner but a hurricane ruins it. That pretend mystery? It really happens. I was on the edge of my seat. The narration was really good but some of the sound effects I thought were distracting. Nice but distracting. Still an awesome read!

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