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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 817
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 763

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

THIS BOOK IS TOO LONG.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I ONLY READ 7H 31MIIN. AND I THREW IN THE TOWEL. IT IS TO REPETATIVE AND I THINK COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT SHORTER. I DON'T KNOW HE ENDING BUT I DON'T THINK EVEN A GOOD ENDING CAN SAVE THIS ONE. I DON'T LIKE THE STORY PLOT OR THE WORDINESS OF THE BOOK. I WANT MY CREDIT BCK!

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,943

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

THIS BOOK WAS TOO LONG, AND MELODRAMATIC

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

THE STORY WENT ON AND ON. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SHORTER. I WAS ENJOYING IT FOR A WHILE BUT--WHERE WAS IT GOING? ON AND ON AND ON.THEN THE MELODRAMATIC ENDING LEFT ME FLAT. IT COULD BE ONE OF THOSE LIFETIME MOVIES THAT STARTS OFF GOOD AND IN THE END I WONDER WHY I WASTED MY TIME. THE PERFORMANCE WAS GOOD AND THE ONLY CHARACTER IN THE BOOK I REALLY LIKED WAS AUNT CHARLOTTE.

DEFINATELY NOT FOR MEN! (AND NOT FOR ALL OF US WOMEN EITHER.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,745

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No big surprises in this book.

  • By A. Brewster on 07-10-18

SOMETIMES I DON'T THINK KING USES AN OUTLINE

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

THIS BOOK WAS TOO LONG.

I DID NOT FINISH IT. I COULD SEE WHERE IT WAS GOING THO....NOWHERE.

SOMETIMES I THINK KING WRITES WITHOUT AN OUTLINE--IN OTHER WORDS HE JUST WRITES AND DOES NOT HAVE A ENDING PLANNED FOR THE BOOK. OTHER TIMES HE MUST HAVE HAD AND OUTLINE OR ENDING AND THOSE BOOKS ARE GREAT. I WILL RETURN THIS BOOK AS IT IS JUST LIKE "IT" WHICH HAD GREAT CHARACTER STUDIES BUT A VERY STUPID ENDING.

I SHOULD HAVEKNOWN WHEN THE BOOK WAS 18 HOURS. IT MITE BE A GREAT BOOK FOR SOME PEOPLE. NOT ME!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • To Serve Man

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
  • By: Damon Knight, Rod Serling
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Blair Underwood
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Alien emissaries show mankind how to end the misery of war, plague and famine... but at what price?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Twist (Even If You See It Coming)

  • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 05-21-14

THE TITLE SAYS A LOT.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

YOU DON'T REALIZED HOW MUCHTHE TITLE GIVES AWAY THE STORY UNTIL YOU FIND OUT AT THE VERY END. I LOVE TWILIGHT ZONE AND THIS EPISODE WAS AMONG MY FAVES!

  • Hocus-Pocus and Frisby

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas (Dramatized)
  • By: Rod Serling
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Shelley Berman, full cast
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Experience this new, fully dramatized radio adaptation of "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" from The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, starring Shelley Berman and hosted by Stacy Keach!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great yarn.

  • By Mike T. on 02-24-17

I LOVED THE STORY

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

IF YOU LIKE THE TWILIGHT ZONE YOU WILL LOVE THS STORY. I SAW THIS ON TV.THE BOOK IS JUST AS GOOD. IT IS A SHORT READ BUT THE STORY IS ONLY HALF AN HOUR (REALLY LESS BECAUSE OF ALL THE COMMERCIALS). I LIKED IT.

  • Disclosure

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: John Lithgow
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

A brutal struggle in the cutthroat computer industry...a shattering psychological game of cat and mouse...a shocking accusation that threatens to derail a brilliant career...Michael Crichton is at his galvanizing best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Cynthia on 01-07-12

THIS NEEDED TO BE UNABRIDGED

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

WHAT RUINED THIS FOR ME I KNEW BEFORE I READ IT. I WANTED THE UNABRIDGED VERSION AND THEY NEVER OFFERED IT, FINALLY BOUGHT THE ABRIDGED AND IT WAS OK BUT I RELLY WANTED THE WHOLE BOOK, JUST LIKE I WOUULD LIKE "IF YOU RELLY LOVED ME" BY ANN RULE. BUT THAT BOOK IS ONLY OFFERED IN ABRIDGED. I WON'T BUY ABRIDGED AGAIN (EXEPT IN CASES LIKE LES MISERABLES" WHICH IS THE ONLY ABRIDGED BOOK I EVER PURPOSLY BOUGHT.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,610

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

THIS WAS WIERD STORY

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

THE STORY STARTED OUT FUNNY, BUT THE BOOK WAS TOO LONG. IT GOT TEDIOUS. IT WAS A CUTE IDEA FOR A STORY THO. KIND OF A STRANGE STORY. BUT THE TITLE SAYS WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

  • A Dog's Way Home

  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella, distraught at the separation, doesn't plan to wait. With 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A lesson in perseverance

  • By Shoe Lover on 06-07-17

READER RUINED THE BOOK FOR ME

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I GOT THIS BOOK BECAUSE MY SIG.OTHER LOVES DOGS....BIG ONES. HE ENJOYED IT BUT COMMENTED HE THOUGHT IT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. I THINK THE WAY THE READER READ THE BOOK MADE IT FEEL THAT WAY. SHE WAS SO SLOW AND DIDN'T SOUND "NATURAL". SHE SEEMED TO BE READING TO CHILDREN. I DID NOT FINISH THE BOOK BUT MIKE DID.HE LIKED THE BOOK EXCEPT THE REDER PUT A NEGATIVE EDGE ON IT FOR HIM.SO I GAVE THE STORY A GOOD REVIEW BUT THE OTHER TWO CATEGORIES GOT LOWER MARKS.

  • Poison

  • A Novel
  • By: Galt Niederhoffer
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 105

Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat, and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the modern family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Portland - a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t get into the story because of the narration

  • By Pisces on 11-30-17

BOOK WAY TOO LONG.

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD BOOK. BUT IT WAS OVERDONE. AND IT GOT SILLY IMHO TOO. LATELY I HAVE NOT PICKED OUT A GOOD BOOK. BUT I WON'T RETURN IT BECAUSE I READ THE WHOLE BOOK AND THERE WAS SOME ENTERTAINMENT VALUE.

  • The Breakdown

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,200

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside - the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I tore through it within a few days

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 10-02-17

ENTERTAINING BUT DIDN'T LIKE THE WAY IT WRAPPED UP

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

WHAT I WANT TO SAY WILL SPOIL THE STORY. SO I WON'T. IT WAS PRETTY GOOD UNTIL THE LAST FEW CHAPTERS WHEN IT WAS BEING WRAPPED UP. THE AUTHOR WROTE A GOOD BOOK BUT THE ENDING WAS A COP OUT.

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