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  • Dying to Get Married

  • The Courtship and Murder of Julie Miller Bulloch
  • By: Ellen Harris
  • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Dying to Get Married is a modern day morality tale of the perversion of an American dream. Julie Miller was a successful executive, who, through a newspaper ad, met who she thought was "Mr. Right". Little did she know that he had a violent past and a predisposition for bizarre sexual rituals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting story that pulls in St. Louis & murder

  • By Heidi S Moore on 01-17-19

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

An interesting account of yet another narcissistic murderer. Clear timeline of events and well written. Will keep you on the edge of your seat.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Demon Haunted: True Stories from the John Zaffis Vault

  • By: John Zaffis, Rosemary Ellen Guiley
  • Narrated by: Brian J. Cano
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

Leading paranormal experts John Zaffis and Rosemary Ellen Guiley plumb the depths of bizarre phenomena involving demonic spirits, the restless dead, demon boxes, dybbukim, Djinn, 9/11 World Trade Center disaster relics, and more. They explore haunted homes and landscapes teeming with spirits and entities who pester and terrorize both people and animals and defiantly refuse to let go.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Atrocious Narrator

  • By Kerri Simkins on 10-03-18

Almost Silly!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

It isn't that I don't believe 'paranormal' events happen, but the material in this book was almost too much! Kind of like listening to a campfire story with the narrator doing voices for the women as well, ala' Monty Python.

  • The Empath's Survival Guide

  • Life Strategies for Sensitive People
  • By: Judith Orloff
  • Narrated by: Pam Tierney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

"Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain," says Dr. Judith Orloff. "But for empaths, it goes much further. We actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have." The Empath's Survival Guide is an invaluable resource for empaths who want to develop coping skills in a high-stimulus world while embracing their gifts of intuition, compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great info.. Bad narration.

  • By AmazonCustomer on 06-11-17

Not What I Needed

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

it's a bit too New Age for me. I was trying for a bit more practical advice.

  • Lust Killer

  • By: Ann Rule, Andy Stack
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

When young women begin mysteriously disappearing in Oregon, Police Lieutenant James Stovall leads a relentless search for a killer. With little evidence available, and the public screaming for answers, he must find a remorseless, brutal killer whose identity will shock them all....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book on Brudos!

  • By Ms.Bliss on 01-06-18

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Engaging yet DEEP. Delves into the background and mind of the killer. It made me feel empathy for this horrible man.

  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • By: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,180

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Robert on 08-28-11

Broad text on sociopathy.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Sound more like a college text book. I thought this would show more case histories than theory.
It's interesting if you are a student of sociology perhaps.

  • Roadwork

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: G. Valmont Thomas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

Barton Dawes' unremarkable but comfortable existence suddenly takes a turn for the worst. A new highway extension is being built right over the laundry plant where he works - and right over his home. Dawes isn't the sort of man who will take an insult of this magnitude lying down. His steadfast determination to fight the inevitable course of progress drives his wife and friends away while he tries to face down the uncaring bureaucracy that has destroyed his life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator; awful book

  • By Petra47 on 07-24-16

Slow Burning Suspense

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

First, I thought I wasn't going to like this story very much. it was a bit slow to start but once it got rolling from about the middle on to the conclusion, you learned to care for the characters and the story always kept you wondering until the end how things would work out.This ended up being another fine story by Stephen King as Richard Bachman.

  • Whoever Fights Monsters

  • My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
  • By: Robert K. Ressler, Tom Shachtman
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081

Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned from them how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us - and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he has tracked down some of the nation's most brutal murderers. Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for America's most dangerous psychopaths. It is a terrifying journey you will not forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murderino checking in

  • By Sarah R Bongiovanni on 06-16-17

was this supposed to be more about the author?

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

overall I think the book was interesting, it had some historical value, but I also think that the way it was written or should I say read, could have been improved if so much was not written about the author himself. somehow I felt like there were times when the author spent more time talking about his exploits things that he had done then about the early days of the FBI and the serial killers which was what I was interested about in a historical basis. I enjoyed most of it. I just think a little bit less about how great the author was while serving if in the FBI would have been a little bit more appealing to me anyway

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Surrounded by Madness

  • A Memoir of Mental Illness and Family Secrets
  • By: Rachel Pruchno PhD
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

"What was the likelihood my adopted daughter would have my father's hazel eyes and my mother's mental illness?" In this fiercely candid memoir, Dr. Pruchno, a scientist widely acclaimed for her research on mental illness and families, shows how mental illness threatened to destroy her own family. Not once, but twice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • surprisingly good!

  • By yelena on 11-06-18

surprisingly good!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

It was as if
my story with my daughter had been told. Very well written and the delivery of narration was a bit robotic at first, was also quite good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,487

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Off the track

  • By James Ray on 06-28-18

another un-disappointing novel from Mr. King

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

As usual, this was another great story. The only thing I would change is the narrator's reading of Holly. I don't quite understand why he portrayed her with such a halting voice but overall, this was an enjoyable listen!

1 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Four Rooms, Upstairs

  • A Psychotherapist's Journey Into and Beyond Her Mother's Mental Illness
  • By: Linda Appleman Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Four Rooms, Upstairs - a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award - is the story of Linda Appleman Shapiro, an immigrant daughter who grew up on the top floor of a small home in 1940s Brooklyn, and struggled to understand her mentally ill mother. For years Linda tried to ignore the phases when her mother was "not herself." As the youngest child and only girl, Linda spent many days at home alone with her mother, watching her battle memories of loss and despair, unable to cope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it was like reading about my life.

  • By yelena on 03-08-18

it was like reading about my life.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Eventhough the author and I are years apart...I was born 1958, the story was so much like what I had experienced that is was as if someone took a snapshot of my early life! Great story and very good narration.