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  • Hell House

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,187

For over 20 years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity.

But now, a new investigation has been launched, bringing four strangers to Belasco House in search of the ultimate secrets of life and death. A wealthy publisher, brooding over his impending death, has paid a physicist and two mediums to establish the facts of life after death once and for all. For one night, they will investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townsfolk refer to it as the Hell House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Got scary?

  • By Lesley on 06-17-08

Another classic from Matheson

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Horrific haunting you’ll want to read every Halloween or in this case listen to narrated by the brilliant Ray Porter

  • The Turn of the Screw

  • By: Henry James
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,177

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but Mightn't be the Best on Audible

  • By Gillian on 03-16-16

Old timey ghost story

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

A young governess hot bachelor and house of hauntings with two wee children mucking about. I’m afraid I’ve read far to much horror to consider this a fright and the mystery of what’s happen I’m ashamed to admit alludes me. Emma Thompson is incredible though so there is always that.

  • The Troop

  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,933

Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfre. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There’s Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well-liked and easygoing; then there’s Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there - which makes Scoutmaster Tim’s job a little easier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Messed Up Gruesome Horror

  • By Kim Venatries on 03-13-14

Cronenberg camp out.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

Very descriptive on the gross out madness of hunger and satisfying that hunger. Camp fire story for the fearful of camping.

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  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,539

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Wibbley wobbled timey wimey hey HEY hey !

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

This is an incredible narration. I've never heard masculine and Feminine articulated so perfectly by a single person. Time traveling erotica with a great care to history.

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  • The Simpsons

  • An Uncensored, Unauthorized History
  • By: John Ortved
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

John Ortved's oral history is the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of the television phenomenon known as The Simpsons, as told by many of the people who produce it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great Content, Awful Reading

  • By JH Easton on 03-13-11

Seedy under belly of the Simpsons.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

I was expecting such a hilarious subject matter to be so glib. It's interesting enough to find that the life of a sitcom writer is hell on earth but so much of the industry being mean and cruel was quite the bummer. When it does get into the jokes of the show it often repeats itself. Yes yes we all know George Bush Hates the Simpsons. Further more the narrator mis pronounces several names. I'd say fanatics only but fanatics all ready know this stuff.

  • Stories of Your Life and Others

  • By: Ted Chiang
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Todd McLaren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827

Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change-the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens-while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. In the amazing and much-lauded title story (the basis for the 2016 movie Arrival), a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her knowledge of alien languages and non-linear memory recollection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing collection of short stories

  • By Carolina on 09-15-14

More like story of our lives eh? Eh?

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

It's a group of short stories about critical thinking as told by two lovely narrators. Each touching on various themes all involving Math. I never thought Math could be so touching!

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,875

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You To All Who Recommended This!

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-26-16

Twitter is a nasty place

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

I have not heard of any of the scandals with in this analysis nor did any of them seem deserving of the shaming so it was all just kinda frivolous to me.

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  • A Monster Calls

  • Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd
  • By: Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,488
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,328

As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming.... This monster, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good "one-timer" for all ages

  • By TVNerd95 on 09-10-16

When and where a monster walks.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Fantastic performance of a tale not many will want to hear. Personally I'd give this an annual listen.

  • Fantasy Life

  • The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It
  • By: Matthew Berry
  • Narrated by: Matthew Berry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 408

In Fantasy Life, Berry celebrates every aspect of the fantasy sports world. Brilliant trash talk. Unbelievable trophies. Insane draft day locations. Shake-your-head-in-disbelief punishments. Ingenious attempts at cheating. And surprisingly uplifting stories that remind us why we play these games in the first place.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun but repetitive

  • By T. Myers on 01-09-14

Tales from Fantasy fanatics

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

I've been in a keeper fantasy football league for over 10 years so was surprised at how much of this I couldn't relate to. I had no idea fantasy sports had a cult fanatic mentality amongst other players. Glory, shame, mean spirited, obsessive and every vile thing in between. On occasion some virtuous yet tragic stories are shared.

I did enjoy Mathew Berry's passion and unconditional love of sports. His own personal story was always interesting and often full of heart.

  • Flowers for Algernon

  • By: Daniel Keyes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,212

Charlie Gordon knows that he isn't very bright. At 32, he mops floors in a bakery and earns just enough to get by. Three evenings a week, he studies at a center for mentally challenged adults. But all of this is about to change for Charlie. As part of a daring experiment, doctors are going to perform surgery on Charlie's brain. They hope the operation and special medication will increase his intelligence, just as it has for the laboratory mouse, Algernon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Walk with a Swagger

  • By Tim on 05-30-14

How did I miss out on this!?

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

I never saw the movie or read the book growing up. People have held it in such high regard and now I'll be doing the same.

Jeff Woodrow is the Michael Jordan of first person narration. This particular work is 95-96 Bulls Clutch time Michael Jordan. Superb.

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