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las vegas, NV, United States
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  • The Resort

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • dark humor<br />

  • By david on 07-28-18

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.

  • The Dealer of Hope: Adrian's March, Part One

  • Adrian's Undead Diary, Book 9
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107

Adrian forgave himself. The undead have been banished and he's accepted the love of friends, family, and some strangers. He's started a better life. Bastion grows day after day as pilgrims come to put down roots near the vaunted Trinity. Crops are growing, babies are being born, supplies are being salvaged, restful dreams are being had, and there's even talk that the government is surfacing to reform. All his problems should be getting better now, right? But some battles start after the last shot is fired. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Listen

  • By Josh Green on 07-27-18

If you haven't yet....you MUST start this series!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I never thought I would get another AUD book, but here it is. YES!!!! The book is 7 1/2 hours long and it felt like maybe three. Boo hiss! It didn't go anywhere for me, though :-( I had to double check my audible download to make sure I didn't miss anything. It kind of felt like it was just filling time. I'm sure that's because it's "part 1" of Adrian's March and "part 2" is coming.

I AM grateful it was released now instead of making us wait for part 2 and releasing a bigger book or however that works. So THANK YOU for that! Sincerely. I enjoyed the story, but now I'm left completely unsettled about some of the people and their loyalties. I don't like being unsettled. I like knowing that Adrian has all it handled. I like Adrian being head honcho. I like when he controls everything. It appeals to my OCD :-) .

So... I definitely recommend the book. It's probably my least favorite of all of them, though. READ IT ANYWAY and judge for yourself! Do NOT take my word for it. Hopefully the 2nd part will be out soon and it will all come together and I can calm down :-) .

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sandman Slim

  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,928

When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown - to Hell - where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Hallie on 04-24-12

If you like Harry Dresden you'll love Sandman Slim

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I accidentally came across this book as a recommendation at the bottom of the Audible page. I really liked it. It reminded me a lot of the Dresden Files. Stark has a bit less of a conscience as Harry Dresden and the book was a little more depressing..... but it also had a lot of sarcastic comedy which I appreciated. It seems to me the book was written as a 1st book in a series and the author new there would be more. But.. I'm up for book #2. It was a quick listen too.

  • Walking Alone

  • Short Stories
  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Peter Berkrot, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

From the mind of the man Stephen King calls "a master of the macabre", comes a brilliant new collection of no-punches-pulled horror stories, some never-before-collected and many originals that have never been published anywhere before. Bentley Little can take the innocuous, twist it around, and write a story that will change your way of thinking. Walking Alone: Short Stories is a shining example of his talent to scare you, creep you out, and make you shudder. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I just can't!

  • By Kelleefornia on 06-04-18

I just can't!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I tried. I'm returning this book. I've listened to two hours of it and I can't listen to another second. Bentley Little is just hit or miss for me. This one is a big miss. It's just weird. Not even good weird, but like half a thought weird. It doesn't make me think about fascinating things I haven't thought before or scare me at all. It makes me think that there really must be more to that story, but there isn't. It reminds me of reading a short story from the 6th grade. It goes nowhere. I'm sorry. I feel awful, but it's just not that good. None of the stories so far are worth the listen for me. And the narrator... I thought before it was that particular book, but I"m not a fan of the narrator either. :-( Again.. I feel bad. It's just not his best work for me at all. Or even acceptable work quite frankly. This should have have stayed unpublished.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,527
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,440

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Informative!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Let's set political views and proclivities aside for a moment. Business leaders and managers of both big and small companies could benefit greatly from some of the lessons in this book about leadership. Great leadership. Mediocre leadership. Poor leadership. There are reference points on all of these to be found here. That alone makes it worth the read.

What I learned about the government and the FBI and how both operate were so beneficial. I had no clue about why some things happen the way they do. I have such a better understanding of why certain things happen the way they do and also the ORG chart of the government. Fascinating.

After reading this book I have more confidence in my government than I have ever had before. I also went on to the FBI website and checked out their job openings. I feel truly blessed to know that an organization of such integrity is looking out for the American people against bully's and people meaning to do harm for their own greed and personal gain. It feels amazing to me to know that there are men out there with such integrity and values.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Strange Tales: A Collection of Horror Stories

  • By: Michael Bray
  • Narrated by: Tristan Josiah
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Within Strange Tales you will find 22 weirdly twisted stories. Some will frighten, others will shock, but all will stay with you long after the final sentence has finished. If you love the Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Tales From the Crypt, or Tales from the Darkside then feel free to come closer and begin. Who knows what you might find?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome shorty stories

  • By LIA on 02-18-18

I'm returning it!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

I feel bad for authors when I return a book. I feel bad now. This isn't a BAD book. It's just not up to snuff with what I'm used to. Stephen King, Bentley Little, etc. I like horror that makes you think and sneaks up on you. This... not so much. I've only listened to the first 4 stories, but I am returning this book, because I just can't read anymore. And although the narrator isn't bad, he's not good for this particular book. For me anyway.

I DO think this book would be enjoyable for teenagers and maybe young adults that haven't been exposed to truly seasoned authors (not sure if that's the right metaphor). This book is a bit amateurish for me and I just can't keep listening. I don't think the author is terrible and I do think he has potential. I just think that (for me) he has a ways to go before his writing catches up to the caliber of story that I'm used to. I do NOT mean for that to be discouraging. It was simply a VERY predictable read for me.

If you thought Twilight was well written, you'll probably really enjoy these stories. And I hope you do :-)

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Mailman

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

Once upon a time, waiting for the mail was filled with warm anticipation. But the suicide of the local mailman has left the residents of this tiny Arizona town shell-shocked. Nothing this bad has ever happened here. And now, there's a new mail carrier in town, one who's delivering lethal letters stuffed with icy fear. Nothing - not even the most outstanding citizens or the most secret weaknesses - is safe from the sinister power of this malicious mailman....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I would like to cancel my mail

  • By Spooky Mike on 04-14-18

I've never read anything like this! I recommend it

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

THIS was a whole new concept in horror. I was pretty impressed. Bentley Little is twisted. I don't even know who to compare him to. This book was clever and very original.

I expected the mailman to just be some run of the mill psychopath killer or something. No! This book was MUCH more than that. I really enjoyed it. Just twisted enough to make you very uncomfortable without going to far like I feel he does in some of his books. It left me unsettled. Which for me.. I kind of enjoyed :-)

Definitely worth the read. If you have read Bentley Little before and liked him, but wasn't crazy about how far he goes, you'll really enjoy this book. He goes just far enough to scare you and like I mentioned before, the concept is brand new and unlike anything I have read before.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Safest Lies

  • By: Megan Miranda
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,595

Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of suspicion, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn't set foot outside their front door in 17 years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker's baby growing inside her - Kelsey. Kelsey knows she's supposed to keep a low profile and stay off the grid for their protection, but that plan is shattered when her dramatic car accident and rescue by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker sparks media coverage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Paced/Action Packed!

  • By Chanda Leigh Combs on 07-13-17

Good book for a teen or young adult.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

This book was easy to listen to, but left me feeling like I had just read something along the lines of Twilight. NOT for anything supernatural, just for the age group. Definitely NOT what I would consider an adult novel. If you're younger, you'll probably enjoy it.

  • An Ill Wind

  • Tales from the World of Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume Five
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

Retired, divorced banker, and now hot air balloon pilot Tim Feely doesn't know the world is being eaten alive by zombies. It's early in the morning, and the first of the undead are only now appearing on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Right in Tim's town, in fact. So when he takes Julie and Lucas up into the air for their first hot air balloon ride, before the news reports start, and before the car accidents and looting begins, he has no idea just how crazy the ride will be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique story

  • By Christopher MacDonald on 07-01-18

Way too short! hehe

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I suck at writing reviews. I'll give it a shot. This was one of my favorite stories from the series. It ended way too soon. Yah.. I get it. Novella. I would have loved another hour, though. The personal, family relationship and references to different characters in the AUD series sealed it for me. I love that. It's like becoming reacquainted with an old friend or something. I was a bit stymied by the last part, though. It brought you up to ten/15 years ish after the outbreak and it kind of came out of no where for me. I was wondering if the audio book skipped or something? I'm still confused about that, but... still want more and isn't that what it's all about? Definitely worth the purchase price, if you are a fan. And even if you haven't read the AUD series, this can kind of stand alone as well I think. This wouldn't be a bad place to start to dip your feet into the AUD series and see if it's for you :-) .

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Bazell
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Stephanie Wolfe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 491

It's hard to find work as a doctor when using your real name will get you killed. So hard that when a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, aka Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Brown has no real choice but to say yes. Even if it means that an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers-not to mention the occasional lake monster-are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Lot Like Cotton Candy

  • By Dr. on 02-24-12

DUMB!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Why DUMB as a review title? Because when I reviewed Josh Bazell's first book I loved it and I named my review SMART! Because I thought it was. This book insulted my intelligence, though. Don't waste your credit or your time. From his gratuitous use of profanity and vulgarity, to its overabundant use of clinical terms. Just stop already. It doesn't make the author or the characters sound smarter or more interesting. It just bores you to the point of annoyance and disappointment, because you had such high hopes for his follow up novel.

The narration was good, but not great. If you can't talk like someone, please don't try. Oh... and did I mention that I would prefer not to have an author's political views shoved down my throat? Whether I agree with them or not.

I'm bummed. I was so excited about this book and it was a gigantic let down.