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  • West of Eden

  • By: Harry Harrison
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Sixty-five million years ago, a disastrous cataclysm eliminated three quarters of all life on Earth. Overnight, the age of dinosaurs ended. The age of mammals had begun. But what if history had happened differently? What if the reptiles had survived to evolve into intelligent life? In West of Eden, best-selling author Harry Harrison has created a rich, dramatic saga of a world where the descendants of the dinosaurs struggled with a clan of humans in a battle for survival.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is flat and monotonous.

  • By Sande on 06-28-17

Very cool alt history

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I was coming off of abandoning Far-seer which just didn’t captivate at all.

Then I found this gem which lured me in. So in love with the world created here.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,510

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
  • Will Patton great - story so so

  • By Randall on 06-19-18

Addicting

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Grotesque, beautiful and real. Don’t download this unless you want to be sucked in and mesmerized.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • 30 Days of Night

  • By: Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, R. S. Belcher (adaptation)
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Mark Boyett, Kevin T. Collins, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,255

An all-new, full-cast dramatization of the classic graphic novel. The isolated town of Barrow, Alaska, is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only Barrow's husband-and-wife sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. . By the time the sun rises, will they pay the ultimate price - or worse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Dan on 11-06-17

Uff. Really bad.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Terrible unoriginal story line. Compared to the Narrow Caves which is beautiful and terrifying, this was a disaster.

1920’s style overacting with garbage dialogue that even had the “why are you picking up that object and pointing it” lazy exposition.

Confusing at times, boring, and lazy.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Narrow Caves

  • By: S. Craig Zahler
  • Narrated by: Wyatt Russell, Lili Simmons, Vincent D’Onofrio, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

In Florida, 1983, two college students meet at a yard party and do not hit it off. Walter and Ruby have no reason to reprise this antagonistic encounter, but something strange and almost primordial burgeons within each of them. Their thoughts and dreams turn toward each other, and in very little time, they find themselves in an intense and unique relationship. What lies at the bottom of their strange connection is unearthed when Walter joins Ruby on a holiday trip to her home in upstate New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Ear Movie Experience in Horror

  • By Jamie on 05-18-17

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Terrifying. Intense. Moments of beauty and moments of abject horror. I adore this. Best audio drama ever.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Reading

  • Tales from Beyond the Pale: Season 4
  • By: Glenn McQuaid, April Snellings
  • Narrated by: Barbara Crampton, Martha Harmon Pardee, Leon Vitali, and others
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Spirits and secrets spin out of control during a séance at the turn of the century.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gross and boring

  • By Ian on 05-29-18

Gross and boring

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Just becAuse you kill a baby doesn’t make it good horror. Disgusting and stupid.
I hated it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monster 1983

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Ivar Leon Menger, Anette Strohmeyer, Raimon Weber
  • Narrated by: Marc Warren, Callum Blue, Anastasia Griffith, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 296

Oregon, summer 1983. A series of mysterious deaths shakes the coastal town of Harmony Bay from its peaceful sleep. Shortly after the death of his wife, Sheriff Cody is called upon to investigate numerous murders which all exhibit strange puncture wounds. Cody and his team expect the murders are committed by a serial killer, but it soon becomes clear something more sinister lurks behind this idyllic town, which becomes his worst nightmare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth a credit

  • By Timothy C. Branan on 11-02-16

Wow.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Well structured, easy to follow.
Suspenseful.
Unbelievably accurate 80s dialogue. Nothing is anachronistic (compared to stranger things for example)
Edge of your seat awesome!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood on Satan's Claw

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Mark Morris - adapter, Piers Haggard, Robert Wynne-Simmons
  • Narrated by: Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Thomas Turgoose, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Seventeenth-century England, and a plough uncovers a grisly skull in the furrows of a farmer's field. The skull disappears, but its malefic influence begins to work in insidious ways upon the nearby village of Hexbridge. First, the cows stop milking and the fruit turns rotten on the trees. Then, an insolent ungodliness takes hold of the local children, mysterious fur patches appear on limbs and people start disappearing.... Something evil is stirring in the woods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was great but

  • By Squiggs on 01-16-18

Almost great

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

The Northern English Accent gives it a great feel.

The quality of production top notch.

There was suspense but could have been really horrifying if the identity of the evil was kept a mystery longer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hex

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,074

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened, or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Story...Odd Narrator

  • By Mr. Richard Smith on 08-08-16

Maybe it's me?

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes. The elements that worked well were very effective. I enjoy seeing a work that could have been great in addition to great works.

What could Thomas Olde Heuvelt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I'm not sure. I suspect that his version was a bit easier to read for a native Dutch reader.... The translator's decision to set the story in America but to erase any Dutch character to the tale and force ordinary suburban life upon us, for me hurt the story.

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

Was able to become each character. Even the women.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

It could be me! There are so many people who love it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,801
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,806

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One Listener's *Meh* is Another's Listener's *Wow*

  • By Mel on 01-01-15

Beutiful and horrifying

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Stephen King (who i took seriously late in life as I'm 30 now) lures you in with vivid melancholy and memory not unlike Garrison Keillor but from agonizingly lonely Edward Hopper landscape emerge the horrors of Lovecraft.
But they aren't simply the unspeakable horrors that Lovecraft described and you force yourself to respect. The reader is driven mad and truly fears and hopes the unspeakable collective nightmare not to be true. God please let it not be true.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful