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  • Candles Burning

  • By: Tabitha King, Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

When her daddy is tortured and murdered by two women with no discernible motivation, Calley and her mother find themselves caught up in inexplicable events that exile them to Pensacola Beach. There, another woman awaits their presence, a woman who knows what Calley is and who seeks to control her. For Calley is no ordinary little girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pay Attention!!

  • By Dan's Gal Sal on 03-21-07

I loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-17

Holiday weekend listen. It was fun . A story grows into a place that breathes.

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,658

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

What a treat and great story telling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-17

Few audio books keeps you suspended in the writer's world. This was the best book I've enjoyed for years. I hoped it would never end. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to venture into a world that maintains a balance of mystery and narrative that delights the reader from start to finish. Check it out.

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,074
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,034

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical King novel.

  • By Mimi-OV on 09-13-18

A winner. The story line made to majic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-17

Story line odd. But they made it work. Characters are believable . Hope they keep writing together. I'm sure Dad loved seeing this beauty, grow with someone he obvious adores. The Stand was my second love to read. 3 reads, at 17 yrs old. 1000 pages of excellence. Mark Twain my first. But S. Beauties blends character's that makes you escape and works smoothly. I wonder if anyone else could have made it work, more a labor of love. And It works, paces are smooth, and stays interesting. Seeing a photo of dad and son. There's magic to be made. Hope to hear their magic again and again. This is a talented interesting work. Give it a read,or listen. Marin Ireland also reads you into this pandemic world. A short story collaboration without saying who wrote what stories. Sounds like a dream read. Oh yes, Owen you come from good stalk. Keep us up with your talent. Like Dad and bro.

5 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Kill Society

  • A Sandman Slim Novel
  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950

Sandman Slim has been to Heaven and Hell and many places in between, but now he finds himself in an unknown land: the far, far edge of the Tenebrae, the desolate home of the lost dead. Making his way inland with nothing but his unerring instinct for trouble to guide him, he collides with a caravan of the damned on a mysterious crusade, led by the ruthless Magistrate. Alone and with no clue how to get back home, he throws in with this brutal bunch made up of human souls, Hellion deserters, rogue angels - and Father Traven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars as usual

  • By Think about this on 06-15-17

Dante inferno

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-17

Another trip to hell to get to heaven. I enjoyed the trip.
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  • The Chosen

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,330

Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier's fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla. Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor's life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A FINGER-LICKING BANQUET FOR ALL BDB FANS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-07-17

The Very Best in Story Telling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-17

I am listening to this wonderful collection backwards. Incredible indeed. Nothing else like it. The writing style is really filled with a style. Rich, passionate, captivating STYLE!!!! It does take you there where most story lovers can only hope to be taken !!!

  • Little Heaven

  • A Novel
  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 954

From electrifying horror author Nick Cutter comes a haunting new novel, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and Stephen King's It, in which a trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman for a deceptively simple task: check in on her nephew, who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement called Little Heaven. Shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visceral Effectiveness

  • By Michael on 02-07-17

Scary listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-17

I don't usually listen to horror books but I got into this one. Up alnight!!!!

  • Nightfall

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

Uttered by the abusive father of a nine-year-old girl, that phrase ended Jack’s career as a police negotiator and has been haunting him ever since. Now that he is a struggling private detective, those words return with a vengeance when he inherits a mansion - and some terrifying information. Apparently Jack’s soul was sold at birth, and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday just weeks away. It’s a hard pill to swallow, given that Jack doesn’t believe in hell (heaven, either).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Decent narrator, crap story.

  • By Steve on 04-25-12

I really like this character

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Just starting and feel like I want to know everything about Jack NIghengale. Look forward to reading and audio. Also audio done very well. Check it out. I'm loving it.

  • Dead City, Book 1

  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

One drug saved the world. Now, the same drug threatens to destroy it. Ian Keys's rocket career took him to the top of pharma giant Hemisphere - creator of Necrophage, the drug that paused the outbreak and allowed the infected to live among us as normal. Ian's new position gives him access to secrets. To information the company doesn't want others to know. And now, an anonymous insider has begun feeding him ominous hints. Ian can't say what's wrong at Hemisphere, exactly - only that something is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Closet Philosopher on 06-09-17

Zombies and much more

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Good listen. I will be waiting for number 2. Mystery political and Scott Brick is a winning combo.

  • Monster

  • A Novel
  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,259

Meet Monster. Meet Judy. Two humans who don't like each other much, but together must fight dragons, fire-breathing felines, trolls, Inuit walrus dogs, and a crazy cat lady - for the future of the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Ride!

  • By Michael on 08-04-11

Another experience only Martinez can give

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Fun, scary with laughter. Look forward to his next work. Original and can listen more than once.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Evan Smoak, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,466

Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book is awful!

  • By sekaly on 01-23-17

Great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-17

Kept me interested throughout the book. Enjoyed the book from start to finish. Scott Brick gives the read life.