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  • Terror on the Tundra

  • By: J. Esker Miller
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

A single pair of shipwrecked Viking war dogs evolved into terrifying Apex Predators that ravaged the island unchallenged. Eventually, the breakup of Arctic ice floated a few of the beasts to the North Slope of Alaska. There, they faced the valiant townspeople of Chintikook Village. Along with a boyish paleontologist and the local schoolteacher, the humans teamed up to battle the attacking creatures they called Super Wolves. It’s an adventure that pits the fangs and claws of giant devil dogs against the wits and bravery of a small group of townspeople who don’t know how to give up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very believable supernatural thriller

  • By Kayceen on 07-19-18

Unique and Horrifying

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I love a unique horror story and Viking war dogs evolving into Apex Predators does the trick for me! 'Terror on the Tundra' was an action-packed story with compelling characters and satisfying twists. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys outside-of-the-box horror genre content and isn't sensitive to animal attacks! Ward Paxton delivers a pretty good narrative performance.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Matters

  • By: John Kaniecki
  • Narrated by: Samuel E. Hoke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

A collection of three stories by John Kaniecki: "Heretic", "Johnny Can't Run", and "The Psychology of Lady Jane Perkins". Religion and truth battle for control in a future society underground on Earth. In the not-so-far-off future a group of Nazis have been exiled to a distant planet. An engineering student is swept away in love by one Lady Jane Perkins, but what does the young man see in this homeless psychiatric patient?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Stories

  • By Big Cheese on 11-11-18

Solid Stories

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I can't say that any of the three stories in 'Dark Matters' are my new favorite stories, but they were each enjoyable enough to keep me listening and entertained. They don't seem to be connected by any theme, but are each set squarely in the horror genre and were satisfying to finish. Narration by Samuel E. Hoke made the stories even better.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Auctioneer

  • Valancourt 20th Century Classics
  • By: Joan Samson
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In the isolated farming community of Harlowe, New Hampshire, John Moore and his wife, Mim, work the land that has been in his family for generations. But from the moment the charismatic Perly Dinsmore arrives in town and starts soliciting donations for his auctions, things begin slowly and insidiously to change in Harlowe. As the auctioneer carries out his terrible, inscrutable plan, the Moores and their neighbors will find themselves gradually but inexorably stripped of their freedom, their possessions, and perhaps even their lives.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Auctioneer

  • By Deedra on 09-29-18

HELL YES OMG

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

'The Auctioneer' grabbed me by my eardrums and wouldn't let me go; I listened to almost this entire book in one day! It has a slow burn type Stephen King feel to it (but no paranormal happenings) that is incredibly satisfying, and truly horrifying. This book is almost an experiment in human nature: how far are people willing to be pushed by authority?

I would recommend this book to any friends who enjoy a slow burn horror but I do have to say that I hated the ending. So WARNING this book is fantastic and the ending is a huge let down. Still worth listening, though.

Matt Godfrey is always an incredible narrator and he does not disappoint here!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Once Upon a Reality: Twisted Spins on the Classics

  • By: Erin Lee, Alana Greig
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Marz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

What happens when fairy tales get real? Things are about to get real - and twisted - by two very different authors. Twisted tales based loosely on the classics. Can you face reality? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fractured fairy tales for adults.

  • By cosmitron on 03-22-18

Bizarre

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

'Once Upon a Reality' has a truly fascinating concept! I think the book could have really benefited from having a good editor as there were parts that just didn't work at all. Overall, it was fun but I don't think I could suggest a friend use a credit on it. It just wasn't executed as well as it could have been! Narration by Tiffany Marz was fine, though.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mountain King

  • Resurrected Horrors, Book 1
  • By: George Ernsberger
  • Narrated by: F.C. McAllister
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

For Ben and Annie, the long weekend in the Catskills is an escape from the heat and noise of New York City. A time to connect with friends, heal their marriage, and breathe fresh mountain air. Then, a sudden storm unleashes a slithering nightmare. Thousands of venomous serpents trap the vacationers, crawling through cracks in the old cottages, sinking fangs into anyone who moves, bringing convulsions and death. Now, the survivors devise a desperate plan to escape. But something is watching them with cold, inhuman eyes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Snakes on a plane? How about all around?

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-15-18

More Sex Than Horror

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I was really excited to read 'The Mountain King' because of Stephen King's winning recommendation! I was very surprised to find that this book is not "pure, chilling terror," but mostly sexual encounters and fantasies between a small group of wealthy people. There were literal hours and hours of interpersonal happenings (that I found intensely boring) before there was action of any kind. And once you did get to the action, the action was not very... exciting.

Overall, I think this book really missed the mark. I have no idea why Stephen King liked it!

That said, the narration was an improvement on the boring story.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold Trail

  • The Sean Kruger Series, Volume 4
  • By: J.C. Fields
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

With the help of his friend, JR Diminski, retired FBI profiler Sean Kruger rescues a female graduate student after she is kidnapped from the university campus where he teaches. He finds the abduction too familiar. From 1999 through 2002 six female college students vanished, without a trace, from four different college campuses across the country. As the lead FBI investigator on those now cold cases, his failure to find the women and the person responsible still haunts him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Russian connection

  • By Ivy Moore on 08-27-18

Pretty Good Thriller

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

'The Cold Trail' started out on a really strong note for me; I love a murder mystery! However, about halfway through, this story spun out into some weird territory that I found to be far less compelling than just hunting the murderer. There's subterfuge, conniving, conspiracy and lies to go along with the kidnapping of young women. The story becomes convoluted and it felt like the author was attempting to make the plot more interesting and complex than it was. That said, it was a pretty good murder/mystery thriller and Paul J McSorley did a fantastic job of bringing this story to life. If not for McSorley, I would have enjoyed this far less.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Our Walls

  • Behind Our Walls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Chad A. Clark
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Ortese
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

The world has fallen to ash. Governments have collapsed, police and armies no longer exist and the people of the world have been left behind to fend for themselves in the midst of escalating violence and nuclear fallout. One community of survivors find each other, come together, and try to rebuild, to start over. Confronting the threats from without and within, they do everything necessary to find the only thing left, the most scarce resource of all. Hope.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A different take on end of the World scenario.

  • By cosmitron on 06-21-18

Apocalypse Thriller

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

The world is unrecognizable; civilization as we know it is over. But there are no zombies, no skin melting diseases, no otherworldly threats, just your good old fashioned terrible people to contend with! A few groups of people band together over the idea that there is 'safety in numbers' and find themselves working on setting up a new society for themselves. This story follows this group as they form a hierarchy and attempt to rebuild. This is story about people - how they handle death and loss, how they handle violence and new rules. I prefer my apocalypse stories to have villains that are more compelling than just 'bad guys with guns' as we have those people in our civilization already. That's a personal preference though, if you don't require spookiness in your apocalypse story then you very well may enjoy this one! Rebecca Ortese does a good job with narration.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tormented

  • By: Lee Mountford
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Adrian James is running from his past with nothing left to live for. At rock bottom, with a blade to his wrist, a mysterious stranger intervenes and offers him a chance at salvation. Adrian accepts, and he enters Arlington Asylum of his own free will. Once inside, however, he soon learns that he will never escape. And worse, there are strange experiments taking place here, and a secretive medicine is being administered, one that causes certain…changes…in the patients.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • American Horror Story Asylum meets HP Lovecraft

  • By Antonio Marchena-Roldan on 08-15-18

Twisted Asylum

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

'Tormented' is a fun mix of 'American Horror Story' and the mutated likes of the 'The Thing' in that our characters find themselves trapped inside an old asylum under the care of the odd and oppressive staff where they face unimaginable horrors from the depths of hell. Lee Mountford does a fabulous job of weaving a bizarre and horrifying tale - I couldn't put this one down! The characters are interesting and the story compelling; Hannibal Hills always delivers a fantastic narrative performance and he does not disappoint here. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a truly gruesome and gory horror story.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • There Was a Crooked Man, He Flipped a Crooked House

  • By: David Erik Nelson
  • Narrated by: David Sadzin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

"Downtrodden architect Glenn Washington and his none-too-bright sidekick Lennie help a crooked real estate baron flip houses in downtrodden Detroit. A house comes up that is too good to gut for parts. Too good to be true. Waaaay too good. Thing is, nothing leads where it should - go through the front door, step out the door on the back porch. Best library ever. And why are the cops nosing around? Non-Euclidian architectural petty-crime adventure, and all that implies." (Adrian Simmons, writing for Black Gate magazine) 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very fun listen. Well crafted short

  • By Jason on 08-06-18

Absolutely Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This short book successfully surprised me at every single turn. I kept thinking "oh, I know what's next" and I couldn't have been more wrong, which has got to be the most highly desired element of horror - being genuinely surprised by the plot. 'There Was a Crooked Man, He Flipped a Crooked House,' is a truly unique and bizarre tale around a 'haunted house' that is unlike any other. The characters in this story felt fully fleshed out, diverse and satisfyingly likeable and hate-able, respectively. With some good doses of real life thrown in (of the racist and mentally challenged variety) this short book felt real to me and I can't quite tell if that's because Nelson did such an incredible job of writing a short, tight, compelling story, or if the houses simply has it's hooks in me too....

David Sadzin is a stand out talent in this one - he delivers a performance that I won't soon forget and added an extra layer of awesome to this tale. I would recommend this story to absolutely anyone who enjoys the horror/mystery genre - this is an excellent one! 10/10

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Video Night: A Novel of Alien Horror

  • By: Adam Cesare
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

Who better to repel a body-snatching alien invasion than a group of teenage horror nerds? Billy and Tom are best friends, but each knows that at the end of the school year they'll be moving in different directions. But why not go out with a bang and throw one last video night? They can invite some girls over, order a pizza, then maybe try and fight the alien infection that's taken hold over their suburban town. It's The Breakfast Club meets The Night of the Creeps in this slime-drenched '80s horror romp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 80's Creature Feature FUN!

  • By Char's Horror Corner on 03-29-18

Almost Too Much Fun

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

'Video Night' is like an 80's horror comedy kick to the face and I loved every single second of it. This creature feature style story follows Billy and Tom who enjoy a weekly 'video night' where they typically enjoy a horror film. This week, though, they each have a date with them and the night is going to go a whole different way. It also serves as a warning against congesting unknown drugs... but that's another story! Matt Godfrey delivers a truly fabulous performance in this one, because of him I could barely put it down. I couldn't have enjoyed this book any more and I couldn't recommend it more highly - if you are a fan of horror in any capacity, you should check this out.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful