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  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,570

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

Great Sequil

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Ever wondered what happened to Danny and his mom from The Shining. Here it is with some old and new characters. Plots within subplots. Danny’s nightmares and their effect on his life. The anger that he got from his dad. A great read and good at bringing it all together at the end. Will Patton was a great choice to narrate this novel. Thanks to Stephen King for finishing the story.


  • The Book of Lost Things

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,598

High in his attic bedroom, 12-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company.But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: "Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For Those Who Enjoy Playing with Fairytales

  • By alison on 01-06-13

Written by a wonderful storyteller

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

This is a story of David who journeys through his childhood with joys and loss, and love and anger. He wonders into a magic land where all is not as it seems. Where fairytales as we know them end in much darker ways. There are knights and dark creatures. The book is filled with stories. Will David learn from these stories, will David find his way home.

  • Practical Magic

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,639

When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers - and as their own powers begin to surface - the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book, Weird Narration

  • By Jane on 10-26-17

Great read

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Alice Hoffman takes you to a world of sisters raised by older aunts who are strange enough that the town fears they are witches. The trials of the sister growing up with the stigma. Their loving aunts. One sister runs away from the aunts and her sister but when trouble arrives she returns to her sister and ultimately her aunts. I loved the movie and also loved the book.

  • The Demon Crown

  • A Sigma Force Novel
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

A construction project beneath the National Mall reveals a dark secret dating back to the Civil War, something buried by a cabal of scientists, led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian Institution. It is a cache of bones, preserved in amber, protecting a wonder like no other, the very secret of life after death. But such a prize is guarded by a horror out of the ancient past, a horror that still lives in the marrow of those bones - and is now free again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of his best, made worse by narrator

  • By Jon Canfield on 02-08-18

His best yet

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

James Rollins SIGMA books are my favorite genre to listen on Audio books. Christopher Baskous is the perfect narrator adding to the excitement and intrigue of the story. The culprit is a prehistoric wasp buried in amber. As always Rollins interweaves fact with fiction. He introduces us to the history of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution and The man for which it is named. The intrigue also involves Alexander Graham Bell. Two members of Sigma Force are targeted by an enemy who wants to return his country into control of the world. As always there is a scientific basis for the story, adventure, life and death action and the interaction of the wonderful members is Sigma Force. Thank you for another enjoyable listen

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,852

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

Page turner

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

His best yet? Scared plot, sociopathic characters, real human feeling. Hard to put does. Twisting plot. What more can you ask for

  • Ride the Storm

  • By: Karen Chance
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 21 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Ever since being stuck with the job of pythia, the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up to the lifetime's worth of training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the fabled pythian court. Catch up to the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It's been a trial by fire that has left her more than a little burned. But now she realizes that all that was just the warm up for the real race.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Never-Ending Slog!!

  • By Michalena on 12-05-17

Action Packed

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Cassie was given painful insights about her relationship with Mircha which helped her save her life. We learned more about Pritkin. The ultimate battle took place with characters from many generations involbed. Loved it

  • Only the Stones Survive

  • By: Morgan Llywelyn
  • Narrated by: Michael Healy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

For centuries the Túatha Dé Danann lived in peace on an island where time flowed more slowly and the seasons were gentle - until that peace was shattered by the arrival of invaders. The Gaels, the Children of Milesios, came looking for easy riches and conquest, following the story of an island to the west where their every desire could be granted. They had not anticipated that it would already be home to others, and against the advice of their druids, they began to exterminate the Túatha Dé Danann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Her best yet

  • By Martin J Dunleavy on 11-03-17

Less building of characters

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I was so excited to hear this story of ancient Ireland but Llwelyn’s usual magic gift of story telling was missing in this book

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  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,016

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

As a Nurse Practioner who grew up, lived and worked in 3 of the 4 corners of Ohio I can remember my reaction to moving to Dayton, Ohio where I thought most people had a southern accent. My experience with "hillbilly" people was working in health clinics in inner city Cleveland where people sought care for their children in the fall and winter and returned to Kentucky in the spring and summer. The famines were poor and their children scored poorly on the child development scale not because they were inferior but because they were not stimulated by their parents in ways to stimulate their development. In NW Ohio I grew up in a mixed environment of successful farmers, white and blue collar Caucasian families with migrant workers who picked the vegetables for the canaries. In SW Ohio in 1981 I saw much of what was described in this book. I did home visits in Middletown. The evidence of racial and economic bigotry was much more noticeable than in Cleveland which their much larger mix of nationality. Such different societies in one state. This book tries to explain some of the social influences that drive the lower income population is Kentucky/Ohio. It is worth reading

  • Shadow Rites

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 10
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022

Slaying vampires is child's play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans' supernatural players is another story.... Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her door. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep. A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit...undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Urban Fantasy series

  • By omnireader on 04-08-16

Who doesn't like Bacon?

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

The witches and the vampires to meet on New Orleans with Jane and her company in charge of Leo's security. Add to that witch blood magic that is taking control of vampires, a clan leader found chain for over two years and Angie Jane's Goddaughter finding something black inside Jane that if removed will kill her. Can Jane and Leo survive?

  • Marked in Flesh

  • A Novel of the Others, Book 4
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn see the new, closer companionship as beneficial - both personally and practically.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my top favorite series of all time

  • By Danielle A on 06-07-16

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

As always Ann Bishop pulls you on from the very beginning. It becomes all out war between the Human First and Last and the terra indigene but the humans have underestimated the power of the others. Meg Corbin the Cassandra sangue and Hope anther Cassandra sangue attempt to warn the terra indigene but will they be in time. The relationship of Meg and Simon continues to evolve. The Lakeside Courtyard needs to decide if they will help the Lakeside human.