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  • Malefic

  • House of Souls, Book 2
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

The move into 889 Morgan Road was supposed to be a fresh start for Joseph Dubois and his family. What they got instead was a nightmare. At night, guttural noises issue from behind the walls, and the family reports seeing a terrifying figure wandering the premises. Desperately seeking someone with experience in supernatural matters, Joseph calls upon his uncle, Marcel. Retired surgeon Marcel Dubois has a special gift: The ability to communicate with his dead wife. Harnessing this gift allows him to plumb the depths of the afterlife and to confront the paranormal. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Buy the Cheap House in a Nice Neighborhood

  • By Spooky Mike on 11-13-18

Can't wait for the next one!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Ambrose Ibsen (writer) and Joe Hempel (narrator) have done it again! Great ghost story. This is the sequel to House of Long Shadows. I am a fan of both Ibsen and Hempel. Ibsen is a great writer of ghost stories with a twist and Hempel always does a great job of delivering the stories.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Codex: A Jake Crowley Adventure

  • Jake Crowley Adventures, Book 1
  • By: David Wood, Alan Baxter
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

When Jake Crowley rescues Rose Black from assailants on the streets of London, the two find themselves embroiled in a mystery that could cost them their lives. People are dying, and all the victims have one thing in common with Rose: a birthmark in the shape of an eagle. From beneath the streets of London, to castle dungeons, to the heart of Christendom and beyond, Jake and Rose must race to stay alive as they seek to unlock the secrets of the Blood Codex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good writer and a very capable Narrator

  • By cosmitron on 02-15-18

Dane Maddock Fan Liked Jake Crowley

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I'm a David Wood fan, I love the Dane Maddock (and of course Bones) books. I got into this story too. I'll listen to the next book. Like Kafer in the Maddock narration, Waters does a great job with this book. Crowley is a different character than Maddock but Maddock fans will like these.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 3

  • By: Scott Smith, Nathan Ballingrud, Brian Hodge, and others
  • Narrated by: Angel Leigh McCoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

It was a killer year for horror fiction of the harder kind. Authors, editors, and publishers presented readers with some startling works of horrific imagination, stories graphic in the extreme yet with subtleties suggesting larger meanings, tales that explore humanity by plumbing depths of soulless inhumanity and, in some cases, outright depravity. The stories here represent the best of them, disturbing tales that dig deep and take you into the dark heart of horror itself, unrelenting and unapologetic.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT ASSORTMENT!

  • By G C on 09-25-18

Some good ones.

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I'm a fan of horror amongst other genres. I am familiar with this team, I listened to volume 1 and it was good. In This volume, the stories Burnt and Letter from Hell were interesting and of course, sinister.

I will say that those who don't like or can't handle hard core or deeply sinister horror shouldn't listen to or read this book.

With that said, some.of the stories seemed to stretch or reach for the hardcore horror aspect in that they just seemed pointless. I won't say which, I'll let you decide.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Life Is Beta

  • Tech Thriller and Horror Short Stories
  • By: Ha-yong Bak
  • Narrated by: Mortis Media
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Ha-yong's virally popular Internet sensations bridge science fiction with reality in these terrifying stories. Modern day cannibals, shadowy techno cults, urban mysteries, and savage murders - this horror story collection is so real that it will leave you questioning the dark plots and motives behind the everyday people and events in your own life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Creepy!

  • By YSB on 09-30-18

Definitely and Delightfully Sinister!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

These stories are definitely for the horror lover! The narrator, does a great job of the 'camp fire creepy story' narration. I don't like to give out spoilers in my reviews. Just give it a listen, or read!


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  • Solomon Key

  • A Dane Maddock Adventure (Dane Maddock Adventures, Volume 10)
  • By: David Wood
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The legacy of a kidnapped African warrior turned pirate sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on a collision course with a deadly organization that will stop at nothing to claim the greatest treasure in history. But more than riches are at stake. Enemies old and new and even old friends stand in Maddock's way in a struggle to control the mysterious power unlocked by the Solomon Key.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun read

  • By cosmitron on 10-13-18

Another Fast Paced Adventure!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I am a fan of the Dane Maddock series and Jeffery Kafer is the perfect narrator for these stories. This book does not disappoint! David Wood delivers with this adventure faction story.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Absolution Island

  • The Salvation State, Book 2
  • By: Marcus Damanda
  • Narrated by: Jessica McEvoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

The chase is over. For Rebecca, Daniel, and the rest of the Forgottens of Second Salvations, there is only one choice: Get with the program or die. But there's a spy lurking somewhere within the cabins of Angel Island, someone with contacts in the outside world. Ruth Black is determined to find out who it is before the world learns the truth about her - and about the special punishment ministry of her husband, the Reverend Matthew. Rebecca and Daniel are not destined to remain forgotten very long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Riveting!

  • By Nicole on 07-25-18

Huge fan of Damanda and McEvoy, but...

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I am a fan of Marcus Damanda and Jessica McEvoy (nosleeppodcast) and I listened to the first book of this series, it is original and interesting in its subject matter. But, the narration is a little too slow in speed, at least for an entire book.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Berkley Street Series Books 1 - 9

  • Haunted House and Ghost Stories Collection
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 66 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Shane Ryan is returning to his hometown of Nashua and the childhood memories that have haunted him throughout his adult life. The sinister demon lurking behind his family home threatens to spill over and destroy all he holds near and dear...spurring Shane on a journey that will challenge everything he knows about himself and the world. This audiobook set contains all nine of the thrilling supernatural novels in this best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing series for just one credit!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 09-03-18

Pretty interesting ghost story.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I'm a fan of Ron Ripley's ghost stories. Bowers does a good narrative. I'm starting the next book in the series.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Molters

  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 14

A group of friends encounter deadly creatures in Europe, and their pleasant vacation quickly turns into terror as they frantically struggle to stay alive. Soon they make a horrific discovery in the depths of an abandoned military base that could lead to the end of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Different Take in the Apocalyptic Genre

  • By Spooky Mike on 10-16-18

Kind of a goofy horror story

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

The characters were somewhat goofy in their dialogue and decisions. The story wasn't too bad and neither was the narration.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Distance

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

The human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don’t answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity. On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again!

  • By Sandra on 09-02-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I am a fan of Jeremy Robinson and Jeffrey Kafer. Now I am also a fan of Heather Costa. This story was excellent. I'm not going to give away any spoilers. Just listen!



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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Jade Ihara Adventures: Omnibus Edition

  • By: David Wood, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Three complete novels from the best-selling Jade Ihara Adventures series by David Wood and Sean Ellis! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Indiana Jones style adventure

  • By David Hope on 10-30-18

Great Fast Paced Stories!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I'm not even to the third book and I am confident to leave me review. These books are great fast paced stories that incorporate historical facts or places into the fictional story. Kafer is the perfect narrator.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.