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  • Dead People Suck

  • A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed
  • By: Laurie Kilmartin
  • Narrated by: Laurie Kilmartin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Death is not for the faint of heart, and sometimes the best way to cope is through humor. No one knows this better than comedian Laurie Kilmartin. She made headlines by live-tweeting her father's time in hospice and her grieving process after he passed and channeled her experience into a comedy special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad. Dead People Suck is her hilarious guide to surviving (sometimes) death, dying, and grief without losing your mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • you'll laugh and cry a lot

  • By Janet on 02-15-18

Funny and sad and brilliant and funny again

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I love the back and forth between live performance and narration. You will laugh out loud and if you are going through this when you read it then you will laugh through your tears.

  • Book Hits: Gripping Short Thrillers Collection

  • By: PT Reade
  • Narrated by: Jay Prichard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

If you like gripping mysteries, thrilling action, and suspense, you’ll love this pulse-pounding collection from acclaimed author P.T. Reade. Includes the books Night Runner, Marked for Death, Private Lie, and Taken Below. Discover murder, mystery, danger, and betrayal across Los Angeles, New Orleans, and deep below New York City in this exciting series of short thrillers that readers are calling "captivating" and a "must read".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Stories Filled Intrigue and Thrills

  • By DK on 03-15-18

Bite-sized Noir Done Right

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

If you like Mickey Spillane or other pulp-noir writers, you'll enjoy Book Hits. The stories are short but full of action and the narration style is paired well with the pace. If you want a fun ride, this is a great set.

** This audiobook was given by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

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  • The Bucktown Babies

  • Father Gunter, Demon Hunter, Book 1
  • By: Janine R Pestel
  • Narrated by: John H Fehskens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Johann Gunter, a former priest, whose sister has been taken by a demon, travels to a small farming community where there is an alarming outbreak of sudden infant death syndrome. Knowing this is the work of a demon, he prepares to fight the monster and, hopefully, save the town. Before he can finish his investigation, however, he finds out his cover has been blown, and an unlikely person steps up as an ally. First book in the Father Gunter, Demon Hunter series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Listen

  • By TinkerMel on 04-13-17

More Like This Please

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

I enjoyed The Bucktown Babies quite a bit.

The pace is quick, the story is good for an introduction, and the main character is engaging. It’s not frightening, per se, but it’s a fun ride.

I’ll be looking forward to reading more from Janine Pestel and about Father Gunter, Demon Hunter.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review

  • The Final Reconciliation

  • By: Todd Keisling
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Thirty years ago, a progressive rock band called The Yellow Kings began recording what would become their first and final album. Titled The Final Reconciliation, the album was expected to usher in a new renaissance of heavy metal, but it was shelved following a tragic concert that left all but one dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story inspired in the works of H.P. Lovecraft

  • By Lomeraniel on 04-15-17

love Love LOVE it !

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Todd Keisling’s The Final Reconciliation is a modern tale in the HP Lovecraft universe. The modern rock references are spot-on, the characters are believable, and the pace is perfect.

I want to visit Todd Keisling’s imaginative world again but the length of this particular story is about right.

Joe Hempel delivers a fantastic performance. He’s one of my new favorite narrators.

This is an A+

** full disclosure: although this audiobook was given to me by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom, I would have been happy to have bought it.

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  • Infected and Other Short Stories

  • By: Janine R. Pestel
  • Narrated by: Lucie Starling
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

This book features four short stories of horror, occult, and the paranormal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dead Things Mikey, Dead Things

  • By Spooky Mike on 02-14-18

It's not Walking Dead, it's Twilight Zone

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

The cover art is a bit misleading.

If you don’t expect to be particularly thrilled or chilled you’ll enjoy these four short stories by Janine Restel. Any of them would fit into the original Twilight Zone series nicely.

The first two stories: “Infected,” and “Harry,” have a definite Richard Matheson feel to them. “The Servants,” has more of a Ray Bradbury vibe.

My favorite of the four is the final one, “The Visit,” which reminded me of early Stephen King. It’s a bit sentimental but in a good way.

Based on this selection I’m interested in reading more from Janine Pestel.

The narrator, Lucie Starling, did a good job with the different characters. I agree with other reviewers that the overall audio production was less professional and more semi-pro, which is to be expected with self-published works.

Overall I’d give the collection a B-.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast

  • Drop Dead Gorgeous

  • By: Donald Allen Kirch
  • Narrated by: Kathryn LaPlante
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The man couldn't help himself. His captor was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her powerful eyes held his attention and made him forget that she had him confined in a basement; his hands and feet bound with duct tape. After getting past the terror and discomfort, he reasoned that there was nothing to worry about. He would be missed. He had loved ones who would call the police. All he had to do was wait. Letting this woman tell him a story was as good a stall as any.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Misery, Frankenstein and Blow Jobs

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-01-16

If Tales from the Crypt was X-rated

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

If you like pulp horror, revenge, and some body-modification horror, this is for you.

Drop Dead Gorgeous takes a fairly classic horror plot and spices it up into not your average horror story. I enjoyed it as a change of pace from most of the audio horror novellas.

One issue I had was the length. I didn’t feel particular affection for any of the characters so I found the third quarter was a bit of a slog. If I cared about a character I wouldn’t have minded the extra length.

That said I’d like to hear another from Donald Allen Kirch, I like his style.

** This audiobook was given by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

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  • Odds and Endings

  • Fiction Short and Otherwise
  • By: Joe DeRouen
  • Narrated by: Don Colasurd Jr.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise is Joe DeRouen's first short story collection, and contains 13 all-new tales of magic, murder, and mystery. The compilation includes one novella and 11 short stories, one of which takes place in the Small Things universe and involves some of your favorite characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tales from the ...

  • By Spooky Mike on 11-22-16

Good Stuff

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

This is a good collection of stories and I enjoyed it quite a lot. I thought that perhaps since I had not read the other Joe DeRouen stories in this universe that I'd be a little lost but that was not the case. It has an early Stephen King feel to it.

The narrator was good, his friendly voice lulled my right in. The editing was a little tight - it would have benefited from longer pauses between paragraphs and sections.

All in all I recommend it without reservation.

** This audiobook was given by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

  • The Birthday Dinosaur

  • By: Alison Larkin
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

The night before his fifth birthday, a young boy who can't wait to grow up receives a visit from The Birthday Dinosaur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Birthday Story Ever

  • By Michael on 07-22-14

My 7 year old daughter loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

Except for the fact that she kept saying "it's a birthday DRAGON, not a DINOSAUR," (based on the cover art and descriptions) my daughter was delighted by this little tale which we listened to the night before her 7th birthday.

** This audiobook was given by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

  • Stiff Things

  • The Splatterporn Anthology
  • By: Brian Rosenberger, Kristopher Triana, Tanker Ray, and others
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

When Comet Press put out the call for submissions for Stiff Things, we said we were ready to ratchet up the eroticism and visceral intensity with hardcore stories that penetrate new depths of psychosexual horror. But we weren't as ready as we thought we were for the extreme stuff that came flooding in on waves of blood and other bodily fluids we won't mention here. Not that we're complaining. In other words, we got what we wished for...and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Disturbing Stuff

  • By Simone K on 01-25-17

Fun if you like a little sick in your life...

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

I was warned that this was going to be very disturbing but it wasn't too gnarly.

Most of the stories were good. They are pretty typical horror anthology topics presented in an "extreme" fashion.

The narration was excellent, and i'm not just saying that because this audiobook was given by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

Overall: If you understand this isn't Stephen King or Dean Koontz, you'll gave a good time.

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  • The Con Season

  • A Novel of Survival Horror
  • By: Adam Cesare
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Horror movie starlet Clarissa Lee is beautiful, internationally known, and completely broke. To cap off years of questionable financial and personal decisions, Clarissa accepts an invitation to participate in a "fully immersive" fan convention. She arrives at an off-season summer camp and finds what was supposed to be a quick buck has become a real-life slasher movie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A hilariously twisted take on Fan Cons.

  • By Steve H. Caldwell on 10-31-16

Another Great Ride by Cesare and Hempel

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

I like horror novels and novellas but the genre is full of… well, let’s say the quality is hit and miss.

Adam Cesare’s The Con Season: A Novel of Survival Horror is another hit by Cesare and narrator Joe Hempel. The story is fast paced without while still allowing character development. The characters themselves are engaging. The central conceit is fantastic and while there is violence appropriate to the genre it’s not just a splatterfest.

This is a good story, well told, and darn near perfectly presented.

5 Stars

** full disclosure: although this audiobook was given to me by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom, I would have been happy to have bought it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful