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  • Skeletons in the Attic

  • A Marketville Mystery, Volume 1
  • By: Judy Penz Sheluk
  • Narrated by: Claira Jordyn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Calamity (Callie) Barnstable isn't surprised to learn she's the sole beneficiary of her late father's estate, though she is shocked to discover she has inherited a house in the town of Marketville - a house she didn't know existed. However, there are conditions attached to Callie's inheritance: she must move to Marketville, live in the house, and solve her mother's murder. Callie's not keen on dredging up a 30-year-old mystery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Narrator makes the Book worthwhile

  • By cosmitron on 08-03-18

Excellent Mystery! Great Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This story is very good mystery, the twists keep coming. It would make a good movie.

I like how the main character isn't an idiot and thinks her way through her choices, like people actually would. Well, most people. All of the characters in the story do a good job of keeping you guessing as to 'who done it', who to trust and who not to trust. The ending/reveal seemed a little less than what I expected considering the buildup. I was expecting a seriously shocking revelation, but overall it was a good story.

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  • Lit

  • The Alt Apocalypse, Book 2
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

In Lit, Abrahams tells the story of a couple on a camping trip to the Angeles National Forest, a Los Angeles firefighter, a lonely fry cook, and a group of college students who struggle to escape and survive in Southern California after an unprecedented outbreak of wild and urban fires. Can they escape the flames? Will they become heroes or run from danger? What will it take to end a fiery hell on earth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting premise

  • By KS on 07-22-18

Not really an apocalyptic story

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

The story and narration were good but the story wasn't really about surviving or dealing with an apocalyptic situation. It seemed more like a story of surviving a localized natural disaster; forest fire gone wild. The situation wasn't global, so it didn't seem apocalyptic. Otherwise, the story was good. I am familiar with Kevin Pierce's narrations and he did well. I will eventually check out the first book in the series.

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  • Deadlocked Dollhouse

  • Locked House Hauntings, Book 1
  • By: Mixi J Applebottom
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Mark's always been a bit insecure as a father; his own childhood sucked. He's been terrified he will ruin his perfect daughters. So he buys them presents and hopes he won't screw them up. They certainly won't forget this dollhouse. He doesn't know how to stop it, and all he wanted to do was be a good father. He was worried they'd grow up to hate him; now he's worried they won't grow up at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story!!!

  • By D. Sturgeon on 06-29-18

Joe Hempel gets 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Joe Hempel is a great ghost story narrator and I always jump on his books, but I couldn't get into this story. The premise of a cursed dollhouse was slightly interesting but the character decisions and dialogue seemed a little off or under done. I didn't finish the story, I got about 75% through it. I am still looking forward to Hempel's next narration.


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  • Mortom

  • By: Erik Therme
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Andy Crowl barely knew his recently deceased cousin, Craig Moore, so he’s especially surprised to be named as the sole beneficiary in Craig’s will. Not that there’s much to inherit: just an empty bank account and a run-down house. Once Andy arrives in the town of Mortom, however, he’s drawn into his puzzle-obsessed cousin’s true legacy: a twisted and ominous treasure hunt. Beckoned by macabre clues of dead rats and cemetery keys, Andy jumps into the game, hoping to discover untold wealth. But unsavory secrets - and unanswered questions about Craig’s untimely demise - arise at every turn....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarrely Good!

  • By shelley on 06-22-18

Interesting Story.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I am familiar with Christopher Lane as a narrator and immediately liked him on another book. So when I saw this book was available with him as the narrator, I jumped on it.

I am new to Erik Therme's books and I like this story. It has a way of irritating you in a good way to want to know what's going on. The story is a good mystery.

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  • Troubleshooters: The Longest Joke Ever Told

  • By: Ian Thomas Healy
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Patrella
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse. Such is the credo of the modern mercenary in the economic downturn of the late 2040s. Three such antiheroes are brought together by a billionaire for a unique search-and-retrieval mission. If they succeed, they'll walk away free and clear with a big fat payday. But if they fail... Well, things will go badly for them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Troubleshooters

  • By MANI on 06-19-18

Fun Fast Story.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I will uave to agree with other positive reviews. This book was pretty good. I liked it. The narrator did a great job. He doesn't sound like a 1950s news casted like reviews may say. He's fun, just gets into the story.

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  • Sick House

  • By: Jeff Strand
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

It doesn't seem like the perfect house, but screw it, it's good enough to rent for a year. Unfortunately for Boyd, Adeline, and their two young daughters, it's immediately clear they chose the wrong place. The nightmare begins with violent coughs and headaches. Food starts to rot almost as soon as they take it inside. A pet tarantula goes missing. Some family members begin to exhibit creepy behavior. Then the ghosts arrive, and all hell breaks loose....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You don't want to move into this house...

  • By Carole Wooten on 07-04-18

Well, if Hempel is narrating a ghost story.....

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD ONE!

This book isn't a hardcore horror story, but it has some pretty cringe worthy scenes involving eyeballs, a tarantula,, and axes. There were a few sarcastic laugh out loud moments too. The story premise was interesting and of course Hempel did great!


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  • Brownstone

  • The Jack Elliot Series, Book 1
  • By: Dean Kutzler
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Jack Elliot - a journalist, living in Montréal - returns to his hometown of New York City to pay respects to his dying uncle. Jack soon learns foul play is at hand when he finally gets to visit dear Uncle Terry. The poor man has had a severe stroke, and, is struggling to talk to his favorite nephew. Or, at least, that, is what Jack thinks. Uncle Terry wasn't struggling to talk to Jack, and, what happens next, sends Jack spiraling down a web of mystery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jack and the Bene Elohim

  • By Spooky Mike on 03-13-17

The story seemed interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

It took me a while to get into the story. I like the narrator, he is fine but I don't think he is the best for portraying a younger guy. I didn't finish the book prior to this review, but I'll go back and listen because the story is interesting. Again, the narrator wasn't bad at all, just not good for the story.


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  • Prodigal

  • Dead Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Judy K. Walker
  • Narrated by: Alex Knox
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Adam Rutledge is haunted by his childhood. The drifter never forgot how helpless he felt when his best friend was abducted, and his hometown never forgot his involvement. But when a strange dream sends him back to Cold Springs, he realizes that another child has gone missing and he has no choice but to help. Adam knows that to prevent history from repeating itself, he'll need to dive deep into the darkness of his own upbringing. When his efforts unleash dreams and visions he's spent decades burying, he's unsure if his sanity will survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A story with many layers.

  • By cosmitron on 06-10-18

Interesting Story

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Good story and interesting. Like others have said, this a good thriller with a dash of supernatural. I'll look for the next book. The narrator did a great job.


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  • Missing

  • Mason Black, Book 1
  • By: Adam Nicholls
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

After handing in his detective badge, Mason Black now lives a stable life as a private investigator. But when the bodies of two children are discovered with messages written in blood, the pattern of a familiar killer emerges. Now, the Carter twins are missing, and only Mason can help. With his unique knowledge of the killer, he has an advantage over the San Francisco Police Department. While his marriage falls apart, he must choose between repairing his life and opening doors that were meant to stay closed. The Lullaby Killer is on the hunt, and Mason Black is always a step behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light, fast and a cliffhanger!

  • By shelley on 05-29-18

Wait What!?!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

First off, I want to say the narrator was great. With that said, the story premise is interesting and at times brutal, but I am only halfway through the book and there are too many, um, issues. Without giving away spoliers, the main character is an ex-cop now P.I. helping the police track down a serial killer of children. Again, I'm only halfway through the book and I'm stuck on two things; the PI finds the vehicle used by the killer but doesn't provide the location to the police or the police choose not to pursue, the killer keeps using the vehicle. Wait what #1. Then the PI finds out the killer's name and mother's address and does not tell the police. Wait what #2. These sre just two of the issues that mess up an interesting story. Ok, finishing the book to see what happens.


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  • When Tomorrow Calls

  • Complete Boxed Set: Books 1-3
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Roshina Ratnam
  • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The complete set of the When Tomorrow Calls series is now available on audiobook, including Why You Were Taken, How We Found You, and What Have We Done. Experience JT Lawrence's chilling vision of the all-too-near future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sci-fi Adventure

  • By cosmitron on 05-26-18

Good Story! Unique

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I really liked this story because it has an interesting take on future society. I also liked the location of the story, not many thriller books I've listened to take place in South Africa. This story would make a good Netflix series. The narrator did really well too!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful