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  • 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 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

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.

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  • Behind Our Walls

  • Behind Our Walls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Chad A. Clark
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Ortese
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 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.

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  • Tormented

  • By: Lee Mountford
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

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.

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  • 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

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  • 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 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

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.

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  • Metal Magic

  • By: Brian Barr
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

A metal guitarist is gifted with a guitar grimoire, which he inherited from his late father's library. With careful reading, practice, and commitment, this strange occult book could make him the greatest musician in the world...if the magic works in his favor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bang your head, shred your axe, and cast a spell

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-09-18

Weird and Fun

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Brian Barr has a very specific brand of horror that I really enjoy. A bizarre plot, a metal musician attempts to use an occult book to make himself the greatest musician in the world, 'Metal Magic,' is both fun and totally weird. If you like your short form horror with a big dose of comedy, then 'Metal Magic' and Brain Barr generally are both for you! Rick Gregory always delivers a fantastic performance 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

  • Planet of the Dead

  • By: Thomas S. Flowers
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

News reports speak of mass panic and violence spreading across the globe. Negligent leaders hide behind misinformation. But in an age of paranoia and suspicion, who can say what is true anymore? Struggling to survive against a sweeping epidemic that has engulfed the planet, survivors will have to make hard choices in a world that no longer makes sense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie goodness.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 04-25-18

Creepy Zombie Story

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Thomas S. Flowers has never not delivered weirdness for me when I pick up a story of his. You can always count on him for that and 'Planet of the Dead' is no exception! A somewhat typical zombie tale with that Thomas S. Flowers spin on it, this story is a satisfying listen. It's not the most unique zombie tale I've ever consumed, but it is narrated by Rick Gregory which makes it well worth the listen. If you're a zombie story fanatic, you shouldn't miss this one!

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

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Mahogany Ship

  • Sam Reilly, Book 2
  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 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

On the 18th of February, 1812, the Emily Rose became shipwrecked on the southern coast of Australia. The survivors are forced to walk nearly 1,000 miles through the unexplored land to reach the only settlement, Sydney Cove. Nearly 200 miles inland, they come across the remains of a monstrous ship, far bigger than anything the British Navy had ever constructed. Through basic communication achieved with the natives, they learned that the ship had been there for a very long time...Maybe 1,000 years?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure down under

  • By cosmitron on 04-04-18

Mystery From Oz

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

'The Mahogany Ship' was a successful second book in the Sam Reilly series. This story is an Indiana Jones type historical thriller in that the action taking place in present day is very closely tied to what happened one hundred years ago in the same location. A complicated and juicy mystery, 'The Mahogany Ship' is a satisfying Clive Cussler type novel that delivers lots of action, compelling characters and treasures you will want to see uncovered. David Gilmore brings the story to life and gives a 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

  • Treadmill

  • By: Warren Adler
  • Narrated by: Eric Bryan Moore
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Jack Cooper is an unhappy man - mind, body, and spirit. In the blink of an eye, he has lost his longstanding job to the economy, his mother to illness, and his wife to her secret lover. Beaten, broken, and crippled by tragedy, he withdraws into total isolation, narrowing his life down to the simplest of routines in order to block out the pain. His day begins with a strenuous workout at the Bethesda Health Club, his personal oasis where his mind and body can be free, and ends in his tiny apartment, where he escapes from reality with his books until he can lose himself in sleep.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life is filled with mystery.

  • By cosmitron on 04-11-18

100% Thrilling and Amusing

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

When I started 'Treadmill' I really did not know what to expect. Turns out, that expectation was correct! This story follows very depressed Jack Cooper who is attempting to put himself back together after losing literally everything he cares for in life. At the Bethesda Health Club, he comes across a character who changes everything for him. Next thing he knows, Jack's caught up in a web of lies, a cover up, a murder and more. Now it's up to him to sort all of this out, or perhaps he'll be the next body on the slab. This was a strange horror/mystery/thriller/comedy (in my opinion) that didn't stop being satisfying throughout. Eric Bryan Moore gives an absolutely fantastic narrative performance. I would recommend this story to anyone who's looking for something off the beaten path.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Method

  • By: Duncan Ralston
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

After a prolonged illness, Frank and Linda's marriage has begun to fray at the edges. When old friends tell them about an "unconventional therapy retreat" called The Method, they jump at the chance to attend. One last attempt to stay true to their wedding vows. Till death do they part. Dr. Kaspar's Lone Loon Lodge is a secluded resort deep in the Montana wilderness. The staff is friendly. The other couple joining them is intense. But when one of the guests is murdered events quickly spiral out of control, leaving Linda and Frank unable to trust anyone but each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning: do not listen to this book at night.

  • By cosmitron on 04-21-18

Good Lord.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Note to self: don't get married, have a problems and end up at a retreat in the woods. 'The Method' was an exhilarating and terrifying story about a couple experiencing martial problems who decide to try out a suggestion from their friends. They soon learn that that was an enormous mistake, as they are running and fighting for their lives. This story was fun from top to bottom, I could barely put it down. It has a satisfying conclusion and Rick Gregory never disappoints with his fantastic narration. I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone who enjoys the horror genre, it's a really unique and thrilling one!

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful