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Philadelphia, Pa, 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 938
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 878

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
  • Little is back!

  • By JuniorLo on 02-08-18

Spooky <br />

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This was one messed up story, and I mean that in a good way. Bentley Little never fails to deliver a good scary story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Widow's Point

  • By: Richard Chizmar, Billy Chizmar
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Longtime residents of Harper's Cove believe that something is wrong with the Widow's Point Lighthouse. Some say it's cursed. Others claim it's haunted. Originally built in 1838, three workers were killed during the lighthouse's construction including one who mysteriously plunged to his death from the catwalk. That tragic accident was never explained, and it was just the beginning of the terror. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fineally a decent ghost story

  • By Cherokee on 06-16-18

Fineally a decent ghost story

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

love it! I was positive no one knew how to write a ghost story , or haunted house tale anymore but Chimar peovwd me wrong. The narrator and the minite by minute mental breakdown of the MC is perfectly creepy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Path to Pride with Lance Bass and Nikki Levy

  • By: Lance Bass, Nikki Levy
  • Narrated by: Lance Bass, Nikki Levy, Frank DeCaro, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Celebrate Pride with Lance Bass and Nikki Levy in this live storytelling special from Audible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational and Funny

  • By Daniel Cascaddan on 06-12-18

Nice little bit of pride

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

It was interesting to hear so called famous people's coming out stories. I know it was a Pride Month special but I think it would have been better for National Coming Out day.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Listener

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,302

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

Very exciting story

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Loved it! Great premise and execution. Well done sir. Each new book by Robert McCammon is better than the last. The Listener is no exception.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,279

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

Pendergast is back and as badass as always!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

It was so nice to see A.E. Pendergast return to the FBI agent that first caught my eye in Relic. The last few books have left me empty and wanting, tired of the endless re-animation of his brother, the peril of Constance Green, the never-ending story of his found sons....Don't get me wrong, I love Preston and Child and have read everything they have written, but I especially adored Pendergast and their last 2 or 3 novels did not do him justice. Enter "City of Endless Night". I almost didn't buy this book because the last so disappointed me. But when I read it was the Pendergast of old, teamed up with DeGosta to solve a real crime I had to get it. And I was not disappointed. While still an extraordinary man and agent, Pendergast was for once almost human and vulnerable. No amazing even if confounding escapes or solutions to the crime. He had to work for both, to live and to solve who the killer was. Though that reveal was slightly annoying, because there was no real reason it was who it was, and there were no hints to suggest it. Kind of a cheat in my book but I won't quibble. The book was enjoyable and exciting. Recommended.

  • Glimpse

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was 16. Still grieving for the boy’s father who died in Iraq. Alone, discarded by her family, with only the damaged members of her narcotics anonymous meetings as friends. Them, and the voices in her head. One morning, on the way to a much-needed job interview, she borrows reading glasses to review her resume.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh......

  • By Loves to Listen on 04-04-18

Maberry proves he is still the best

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Let me start by saying I usually love Jonathan Maberry, or to be more exact, I loved him before all the Zombie books. All the Joe Ledger books were good, but the Zombie crap got old fast for me. I craved the writing he did when he wrote Ghost Road Blues and the Pine Deep Trilogy. Now there were some awesome ghost stories!But he moved from the lovely, spooky world of Pine Deep and went Zombie. I got through half of the series and gave up. I missed the "scariest town in America."
Actually, I missed the imagination that created Pine Deep.
So when "Glimpse was announced, I hesitated to pre-order it and actually considered not buying it at all.But I read the blurbs and it sounded promising so I plunked down my money and gave Mr. Maberry another try. Boy am I glad I did!
Glimpse is everything you could want in a thriller. A leading character that I fell in love with, cracks and all. I want more Rain Thomas, she is one kick-ass chick! Dr. Nine;Jesus what a scary dude!He is the boogie man, a demon, death and maybe the devil, all rolled into one and he scared the crap out of me. I think I met him in a nightmare or two over the years.
There were times I laughed out loud, not unusual for a Jonathan Maberry book, as long as your sense of humor is slightly twisted like mine is.
The heart of this book was about how far someone will go for someone they love, even when they've given them and that love up. But it's so much more than that. It's the tale of the thin line between worlds, the fleeting but vital aspect of time and how easy it is to lose seconds without knowing it until there are no more seconds left. It's a tale of forgiveness, giving it to others and allowing it for yourself.
Maberry makes you wonder if the monsters of our nightmares are actually in our sleep or walking beside us when we are awake. I wish I could give this book 100 stars! I was on the edge of my seat through all of it, and hated to have to pause to do real life stuff. Rain was out there, and she was alone with the boogie man right behind her! I was supposed to sleep knowing that???
Highly, highly recommended!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Chalk Man

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Tudor
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482

In 1986, Eddie and his friend are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be the same.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sufficiently interesting and fast paced

  • By Aquakittie on 01-16-18

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Not a bad little mystery. A few holes, a few predictable plot twist, but an enjoyable read.

  • Annihilation

  • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,019
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,020

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Ruined it for me.

  • By K. Louise Seal on 03-18-16

Say what now?

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Terrible. No Idea What THIS Was About Even After DEVOTING THE Entire 6 PLUS Hrs To Listen To it. Save YOUR Time AND money.

  • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,369

One of the genre's favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent short story

  • By Lore on 01-10-18

delightful

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

very pleasant little tail, second of the series I've listened to interested in the rest

  • Beneath the Skin

  • The Sam Hunter Case Files
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490

Sam Hunter is a bit of an animal. He's a former Twin Cities cop who lost his badge because of excessive force. Abusive husbands, child molesters, and other lowlifes wound up looking like they'd been mauled by a dog...or a wolf. Now Sam's a low-rent PI in Philadelphia. He takes the kinds of cases no one wants. His clients are usually on the fringes of society. The kind who are prey for all manner of predators - human and otherwise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably would be better if they were longer

  • By selkie86 on 02-10-17

A lot of fun.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Really enjoyed this group of stories. I have been a fan of Mayberry since ghost Road Blues and would love for him to go back to Pine Bluff. since I'm not a big zombie fan this is a refreshing break with a good old-fashioned monster tail highly recommended