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  • Satan's Plea

  • By: Nelson Lowhim
  • Narrated by: Mark Lindgren
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

The battle between good and evil, God and Satan.A fight older than time. But is everything we know about this struggle just a matter of propaganda? Satan, Lucifer, the Devil, Shaytan sure thinks so. In this letter he tries to convince the human race, you, of his intentions. They are pure. Everything that was blamed on him was done as a smokescreen to cover more sinister motives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really nice short story

  • By Ian Sosa on 03-26-17

Just could not get into it

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

There's a lot of biblical references although I am pretty sure Christians would consider this story to be blasphemy. The demon narrator has a gravelly voice so he's hard to understand in places and it seems like he is just ranting about various things.

Some people might find this quick one hour listen fun and enjoyable, but it just wasn't for me.

I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Be Frank with Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,282

Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 stars -- more resolution would give it 5

  • By Kelly on 02-02-16

Good story if you like character driven stories

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

I got this on Audible's $5 sale recently. It's a bit slow in places and the characters aren't as well developed as I'd have liked. I liked the character of Frank, a quirky little boy obsessed with fashion and classic movies. It was okay for the price I paid but not as good as other books with quirky characters that I've read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Winter People

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer McMahon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,427

West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, 19-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Structure is confusing at first but good tale

  • By RUKiddingMee on 03-05-14

Worth the money/credit

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I picked this up during the $5 sale recently. I have never listened to this author before but the book had decent reviews.

The first chapter is a little off, the narrator might have been still trying to find the right tone to the story but stick with it, it gets better.

By the third chapter I was hooked. If I didn't need to break for work I would have listened straight through instead of three days.

I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a good mystery/suspense with supernatural elements.

  • Black Acres

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

There's no place like home.... Kim and Julian Taylor are in the market for their first home, and a visit to the secluded Beacon estate finds them enamored. It's a peculiar home, rather large and in need of some renovations. The price is right, however, and after a tour, they snap the house up without hesitation. The man who sells them the house has one last detail to share before they sign on the dotted line. The previous owners of the home disappeared under mysterious circumstances nearly eight years ago and have recently been declared dead in absentia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy story!

  • By D. Sturgeon on 03-22-19

Great to hear the series all at once

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

I have had In Absentia in my wishlist for a few months now but I just couldn't bear to pull the trigger on it because it was a short listen.

I am a fan of Ambrose Ibsen, just about all of his books I've enjoyed. This book did not disappoint. If you like creepy haunted house stories with something lurking in the shadows (there's always something lurking), you can't go wrong with Ambrose Ibsen. The violence, foul language and graphic gory images are kept to a minimum which is one of the things I really like about his writing. I feel like I can enjoy listening to his books over dinner and not risk getting sick to my stomach.

He writes great imagery and the setting becomes just as much of a character as the people are in the story. I was not a fan of the husband in this story. He was too realistic to a few men I've met and until the last quarter of the book he wasn't the main focus of the story. It was his wife who was seeing and hearing things and possibly going mad and all he did was dismiss her fears with rational explanations.

The end of the book left my scratching my head, I thought it could've ended a little better but up until the last couple of sentences I was hooked.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review from Auidobook Boom.

  • Cryptofauna

  • By: Patrick Canning
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Working as a janitor at an insane asylum in rural Idaho has Jim in the dumps. One night, his attempted suicide is rudely interrupted by one of the residents, and he's recruited to play a game called Cryptofauna. The bizarre contest of worldwide mischief and meddling might actually help the blue custodian discover a reason to live, if he can survive the deadly trials that await.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Radar on 02-18-19

Fast paced and a lot of fun

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook.

I wasn't sure if I'd like this book or not when I selected it on Audiobook Boom but it turned out to really surprise me. It's a mix of fantasy and action all mixed together in a nonsensical game called "Cryptofauna".

The main character, Jim, is selected to be the newest recruit in this game and isn't really given much in the way of instruction. He's just kind of pushed or thrown into one situation after another throughout the book and as he goes through the process of learning this game he picks up companions, each with their own special quirks, including a painter who hates the color blue.

There was a lot of humor and a lot of feel good moments in this story. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in
fun, fast paced fantasy stories.

  • Trailer Park Wives

  • The Double-Wide Edition - Bigger, Better, Wider
  • By: Denise Gwen
  • Narrated by: Lindsey Corey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Samantha Jacobs, who's still busy in Hazard, selling OxyContin, gets worried when Dwayne takes off on his own. What she finds when she goes looking for him sends her on a new kind of journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The train just keeps wrecking

  • By Spooky Mike on 07-13-18

If you like soap opera like stories

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

The author writes very detailed characters and descriptions. You get a sense these people are based on people she knows. I am not a big fan of this story mainly because I like my chick lit to be light and fun, this story is not that.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook

  • Trailer Park Wives

  • The Single-Wide Edition
  • By: Denise Gwen
  • Narrated by: Lindsey Corey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Why, oh why, did Anne Marie Whitehall take her own life, swallowing away her pain and her grief with a handful of Nembutal capsules and a bottle of Merlot? Does Samantha Jacobs, the red-haired vixen grinding away on a pole at the Revue know? Or perhaps Deena Cook, harried mother of four and a regular visitor at Children's Services?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trailer Park Train Wreck

  • By Spooky Mike on 07-03-18

Couldn't get past chapter four

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Take this review with a grain of salt since I couldn't listen to the entire book. I found the part I listened to to be unrealistic in small ways that kept bringing me out of the story. It was extremely detailed and I could picture the locations very well but small things like the friend died on Saturday and by the day of her funeral her trailer is already moved out of the trailer park.
So basically the friend died and her husband immediately decided to move the trailer rather than deal with his grief and all the preparations of the funeral.

Two small children almost get hit by a truck in the middle of the road, their mom just sits and cries while the children continue to stand in the middle of the road, it's only when the little boy knocks on the car door does the mother pick him up and put him inside the car. By the time the story got to the confrontation with the irresponsible babysitter, I had enough.

  • Lost Solace

  • By: Karl Drinkwater
  • Narrated by: Marisha Tapera
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Opal is on a mission. She's been seeking something her whole life. Something she is willing to die for. And she thinks it might be on a Lost Ship. Opal has stolen Clarissa, an experimental, AI-controlled spaceship, from the military. Together they have tracked down a Lost Ship in a lonely nebula far from colonized space. The Lost Ship is falling into the gravity well of a neutron star and will soon be truly lost...forever. Legends say the ships harbor death, but there's no time for indecision. Opal gears up to board it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smart Sci-Fi!

  • By Michael Hicks on 02-09-19

It left me wanting more

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I don't listen to a lot of sci fi books, for me they are "a change of pace" from my usual fare of horror thrillers or light comedies. This was my first time listening to anything by Karl Drinkwater and I can honestly say I really enjoyed it.

The story really only has two characters, the main character and her AI companion who is looking out for her best interest. When the main character, Opal, encounters danger on a lost ship, her AI companion, Clarissa, is the voice in her ear telling her what or who is chasing after her.

The narrator does a great job and the story is well written although the ending left me hanging. I'm hopeful there's going to be a sequel so I can see what happens next.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • The Dark Sacrifice: A Horror Novel

  • By: Jay Bower
  • Narrated by: Jack Clancy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

East St. Louis deputy Patrick O’Shea is tired of living in the line of fire. So when he gets a chance to transfer to his wife’s small hometown, he doesn’t hesitate to load up the moving van. But his family’s bags are barely unpacked before their newfound peace and quiet shatters in a surge of demonic voices. The deputy has faced his fair share of evil, but nothing quite like this. Normally the first into the fray, he worries they’ve unearthed a force not even his special training and inner-city experience can combat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmm

  • By Anonymous User on 02-01-19

Worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

This book is a good suspense story. It's not for everyone, especially if you don't like stories about children being chosen for sacrifice. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

  • Intraterrestrial

  • By: Nicholas Conley
  • Narrated by: Daniel James Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Adam Helios is a bully magnet without many friends. When he starts hearing a voice that claims to come from the stars, he fears he’s losing his mind, so he withdraws even further. On the way home from a meeting at the school, he and his parents are involved in a horrible car crash. With his skull cracked open, Adam’s consciousness is abducted by the alien who has been speaking to him for months. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but

  • By Keith LaDue on 12-24-18

It's a different kind of sci fi story

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I had a hard time getting into this story, the premise sounded interesting but I just couldn't get immersed into the story, it just wasn't for me. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful