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  • The Road Out of Hell

  • Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
  • By: Anthony Flacco, Jerry Clark
  • Narrated by: Anthony Flacco
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

From 1926 to 1928, Gordon Stewart Northcott committed at least 20 murders on a chicken ranch outside of Los Angeles. His nephew, Sanford Clark, was held captive there from the age of 13 to 15, and was the sole surviving victim of the killing spree. Here, acclaimed crime writer Anthony Flacco - using never-before-heard information from Sanford’s son Jerry Clark - tells the real story behind the case that riveted the nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaker

  • By Jerrilynn on 09-09-14

Shocking and heartbreaking. Very well written.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

This book epitomizes the abuse mentality and why victims of abuse don't come forward. This book was heartbreaking. What a remarkable man to come as far as he did in every aspect. He left a positive mark on the world and should serve to give everyone hope.

This book was very graphic, but done in as sensitive manner as possible. And it was a surprisingly good story.

  • An Easy Death

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

After the assassination of FDR in the 1930s, the US collapses and is picked off by the UK, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. Gunnie Lizbeth Rose tries to piece out a life, running security on runs from Texoma across the border to Mexico, where work and prospects are stronger. When two Russian magicians come looking for a man named Alex Karkarov, they hire Lizbeth, but there are problems: The man they're looking for is dead, but he has a daughter they now need to find, as an ever-growing set of sorcerers and gunnies do not want them to succeed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Pinky on 10-09-18

Sookie Stackhouse with a different name!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

This character is just Sookie Stackhouse with a different name and set in a different genre. Typical Charlaine Harris. I was hoping for more, but didn't get it.

Charlaine Harris has a formula that works for her books and this one is no different. As far as stories go, I wasn't enthralled. It's worth the read, but keep your expectations low.

The narrator did a good job, but her voice didn't fit the character at all. She's supposed to be 20ish and the narrator sounds older.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Video Night: A Novel of Alien Horror

  • By: Adam Cesare
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

Who better to repel a body-snatching alien invasion than a group of teenage horror nerds? Billy and Tom are best friends, but each knows that at the end of the school year they'll be moving in different directions. But why not go out with a bang and throw one last video night? They can invite some girls over, order a pizza, then maybe try and fight the alien infection that's taken hold over their suburban town. It's The Breakfast Club meets The Night of the Creeps in this slime-drenched '80s horror romp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 80's Creature Feature FUN!

  • By Char's Horror Corner on 03-29-18

If you likeTales from the Crypt this is for you!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Please don't let the 3 stars stop you for listening to this book. If you like '80's genre horror, this book is for you.

This book is exactly like Tales from the Crypt or Fright Night. I'm not sure what I was hoping for, but if '80's Friday night fright is what you are looking for this is definitely it. Kind of like a B+ movie. Think Elvira and not Stephen King.

I finished it so that certainly says something. The description clearly said that it's about aliens, but I must have skimmed over that because I was hoping for something... different. LOL It's totally about aliens.

It's worth the read. The narrator was great. The story telling was fantastic. I just wasn't into the alien part. Which is dumb, because the book is about aliens. I would definitely read something else that Adam Cesare wrote, though. I would also definitely listen to something that Matt Godfrey narrated.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,889

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual style

  • By Veronica on 09-22-18

Disappointing! And the narrator was a challenge.

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

I had high hopes for this book and it sat in my wish list for a while. It should have stayed there. There are a couple of things I think could have made this book much better, if not good. The book was way too long and filled with so much that editing should have gotten rid of. It could have easily been 8 hours and that would have made it much more enjoyable and in my opinion, better. The author described the same things over and over again very descriptively and unnecessarily. We get it. We're not dumb. Save some for nuance. I almost feel like this book wasn't intended for an adult audience.

I wanted to love this book. It was just really slow and predictable and the narrator was like nails on a chalk board. I finished the book so that says something. I feel like I wasted a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sick House

  • By: Jeff Strand
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

It doesn't seem like the perfect house, but screw it, it's good enough to rent for a year. Unfortunately for Boyd, Adeline, and their two young daughters, it's immediately clear they chose the wrong place. The nightmare begins with violent coughs and headaches. Food starts to rot almost as soon as they take it inside. A pet tarantula goes missing. Some family members begin to exhibit creepy behavior. Then the ghosts arrive, and all hell breaks loose....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deliciously dark!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-06-18

Started off great... then it fizzled.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

POLTERGEIST! The movie. That's what this reminded me of. Only if Poltergeist was a B movie, though. Not the original.

The book started off great with characters I really liked and a premise that made it believable and a plot that made sense. Then it got stupid. Totally unbelievable and I no longer even wanted the characters to live. Especially the dumb daughter that let her tarantula out. Note to parents - Not a good pet for a kid.

The first half of the book was a really nice family that you rooted for. The second half of the book just got ridiculous and totally unrealistic and random. I can't recommend this.



  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Hank Green
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads Online. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense media spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grape jelly in the void

  • By Marissa on 09-27-18

Great for millennial's. Not so much everyone else!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

If you liked Where the Hell is Tesla? then I think you'll like this book. Having said that I really like Rob Dircks writing so much more than Hank Green. Sorry Hank.

I think this book would be great for the millennial crowd. However, I am not that crowd. It's quirky and fun and new. So much of it has to do with social media and it was a little difficult for me to connect with that. It's very specific to it's demographic. If you're good with that I think you'll probably enjoy this.

The premise is really cool and the description does a great job of explaining it. I wasn't crazy about the ending, though. For me it didn't go anywhere. It had a lot of potential, but didn't get there.

The main character is mostly pretty likable and so is pretty much everyone in the book. And there were some unpredictable parts that I really liked. Then the book seemed to get a little amateurish for me. It had a lot of potential, but didn't quite get there. I was bummed.

It's worth the read and I think the millennial crowd will like it. Sorry to keep saying that, but I guess I feel pretty strongly about it. For me the book was pretty specific to that demographic.

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  • Endurance

  • By: Jack Kilborn
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 667
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 662

The bed and breakfast was hidden in the hills of West Virginia. Wary guests wondered how it could stay in business at such a creepy, remote location. Especially with its bizarre, presidential decor and eccentric proprietor. When the event hotel for the national Iron Woman triathlon accidentally overbooked, competitor Maria was forced to stay at the Rushmore. But after checking into her room, she quickly realized she wasn't alone. First her suitcase wasn't where she put it. Then her cell phone was moved. Finally, she heard an odd creaking under the bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.......GREAT BOOK!!!

  • By Terri on 04-13-11

Do not waste a credit!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I don't mind gore at all. However, this book was filled with gratuitous gore and tons of it. So.... if you're into that then you may like this.

The book was completely predictable. Some of the characters were kind of interesting, but the author went with several people's stories instead of just going with one main character. That didn't work for me.

This book was literally the equivalent of a D movie. Not even a B movie. It was like that movie Wrong Turn only turning the pages (so to speak) was the wrong turn.

It was about an incestuous family with bad blood that kidnaps people for blood transfusions to try to reproduce their own bloodlines. It was so predictable it was almost comical. I found myself thinking Oh there is just no way the author is going to go there and BOOM! That's exactly where the author went. This is one of the dumbest books I have ever read.

Additionally, the narrator interchanged voices incorrectly in several spots and it was really distracting.

On a positive note I did finish listening to the whole thing. That says a lot. On a negative note I regretted it.

  • Dusty's Diary

  • By: Bobby Adair
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 307

I played all those cool video games. I watched all those movies. I even read the books. In most of 'em, the hero shoots the bad guys, drives a sweet car, never gets hungry, and always seems to get laid by the end. Yeah. Whatever. I gotta be straight with you about why I wrote this journal, and it comes down to one thing, the apocalypse kinda sucks. It doesn’t meet my expectations at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Samantha Lowe on 08-14-18

I'm going to ask for a refund!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I tried. I listened to two, entire hours of this book. It's all that I can bear. Let me sum it up for you.

Oldish guy. He thinks he's much smarter than he is. Obsessed with porn and finding someone to have sex with. Thinks everyone else is dumb. Thinks he's much cooler than he is. Thinks he's totally clever. He's not. Zero redeeming qualities.

I just couldn't keep listening. I kept thinking that there would be more to this character than there is. Sadly, I think there is a demographic for this book, but as a hardcore AUD fan, this book fell really short of my expectations. It actually just kind of fell completely flat and I would love to get the 2 hours of my life back.

Additionally, you don't pronounce cannula like cannoli. Phonetically it's CAN-YOU-LAH.I just can't unhear it. Does no one listen to the books after they are recorded and check for these kinds of mistakes? UGH!

I really don't like leaving unsavory reviews, but this book seemed like it was for lower IQ, doomsday preppers with very low expectations. I'm sorry Bobby Adair. I think you can do a lot better.

  • The Anomaly

  • By: Michael Rutger
  • Narrated by: Brandon Williams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 684

If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore - a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts, but beloved by conspiracy theorists. Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book of 2018

  • By Jeffrey veals on 07-04-18

Worth the credit, but I didn't love it.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This story was missing a lot of meat for me. It just fell flat and was kind of a hollow story. I finished it and the narrator was good. Didn't love him, but he was pretty good and I would listen to him again.

Adventurer, kind of like was Ghost Adventurers is to TV, was looking for a lost cave. Found it. Then it just got predictable and a little annoying for me. I finished the book and that says something, but I was left feeling meh. I may try something else from Michael Rutger, but for me this was a miss. Absolutely nothing in this book stood out for me.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Resort

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

Opulent doesn't begin to describe the Arizona getaway where Lowell Thurman, his wife Rachel, and their three young sons have come for one glorious week. Everything at The Reata is perfect - although Rachel is a bit unnerved by the openly lustful gaze of one of the gardeners, something she doesn't mention to Lowell. Nor does he tell her about the frightening sensation he has in the pool of hands clutching at him, trying to pull him under.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good haunted hotel book.

  • By Anonymous User on 08-16-18

This book went no where!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

There was no end to this book. You had a beginning and then a middle. It didn't really wrap up or anything. I really don't know what I just read. It really went no where., :-( I either love or hate Bentley Little's books. This ones was not my cup of tea. It was just more of the same chapter after chapter with literally no ending. I'll read Bentley Little again down the line, but this book could have been 6 hours long with an ending and could have been quite good.