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  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • By: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,956
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,946

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.

Overall
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 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

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 2,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848

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 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

"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.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,068

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing From Stephen King

  • By Myles on 11-02-18

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.

  • The Demon of Brownsville Road

  • A Pittsburgh Family's Battle with Evil in Their Home
  • By: Bob Cranmer, Erica Manfred
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 142

As a young boy, Bob had been drawn to the property, and, just when the family decided to move back to Brentwood, it went up for sale. Without a second thought, they purchased the house that Bob had always dreamed of owning. But the family soon began experiencing strange phenomena - objects moving on their own, ghostly footsteps, unsettling moaning sounds - that gradually increased in violence, escalating to physical assaults and, most disturbingly, bleeding walls.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Off topic and self-aggrandizing

  • By Aaron on 10-03-14

The story was well told .

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Ran a bit long in a few places but it did keep my interest.Pleasant .

  • Perfect Husband

  • The True Story of the Trusting Bride Who Discovered Her Husband Was a Coldblooded Killer
  • By: Gary Provost
  • Narrated by: Arthur Flavell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

As seen on A Current Affair - the shocking story of Florida's most bizarre multiple murder case. As Lisa and Kosta Fotopoulos lay sleeping in their home, a burglar broke in and shot Lisa at point-blank range in the head. Miraculously, she survived to learn the sobering truth about her would-be assassin - and about her sociopathic husband's deadly agenda.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Big Fat Greek Nightmare

  • By 6catz on 12-02-16

Needs a better narrator.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

The story was well told however the narration was a bit dry. Intersting true crime.

  • People of the Lie, Volume 2

  • The Hope for Healing Human Evil
  • By: M. Scott Peck
  • Narrated by: M. Scott Peck
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Dr. M. Scott Peck has inspired millions by combining the deepest insights of psychiatry with those of religion. In this second of a three volume audio series based on his best-selling book People of the Lie, Dr. Peck once again integrates religious teaching with the science of psychology as he offers hope for healing one of society's most persistent failings: human evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Carmen on 11-05-12

informative and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

Peck does a great job explaining the link between the supernatural and the mind.