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  • Blue Lights, Bitter Roots: a short horror story

  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Millions of threads so thin as to be invisible, so vaporous as to be ductile, drift through the classroom, emitting a chill and leaving a sense of unease. Hidden deep in their cloaks, the Blue Lights analyze the odors that cling to the individual cells of every child, from the top of each little head to the bottom of their ticklish feet and every dark secret place in between, from their gathering brains to their blood-soaked spleens. One girl feels dizzy; one boy throws up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By D. Sturgeon on 09-18-18

Fantasy or Reality

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Set during the influenza epidemic of WW1, this horror story walks a fine line between gritty reality and nightmarish fantasy.You are left wondering what is real and what is fantasy . And which is worst?

  • Kiss of Quicksilver

  • A Short Horror Story
  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Freddy Moyano
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Evil rules the mean streets in many guises, waiting in the shadows along the crumbled edges of the mega-cities, where murder is the only crime that leaves a trace for lesser violent acts are simply not reported. Children, the elderly, the slightly and severely damaged make up the homeless. The weak and the helpless are deemed beyond salvation and beneath contempt by all but the strongest and the cruelest who see them as a source of sustenance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kiss of Quicksilver

  • By ZOE R on 08-22-18

Realistic Horror

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Kiss of Quicksilver is a realistic, not supernatural, horror story. It is very well written, very gritty. This one is worthy of literary awards. Also, Dona Fox has a knack for picking the perfect narrator to deliver each story.

  • The Girl with Atypical Eyes

  • A Short Horror Story
  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Barbara Nevins Taylor
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Life played its horrible games with the girl. As she grew up she devised clever places to hide - inside and outside of her mind. She was tricked by her own illusions; she was caught in traps of her own creation. It began with a kidnapping, a locked room, and the broken doll that was more than a plaything…and always, in the shadows, the dangerous painting from her past waited, threatening to expose her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very dark, but great!

  • By Geoff on 09-15-18

Eerie and Unsettling

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

With this little piece of horror Dona Fox should be crowned the Queen of Creepy. Barbara Taylor has the perfect voice to narrate this eerie and unsettling story.

  • In Memory, Yet Crystal Clear

  • By: JZ Murdock
  • Narrated by: Tom Remick
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

This is a story where a world famous surgeon helps his missing son's best friend, only to find that his actions lead to monumental changes in the United States as well around the world and all in ways he could never have foreseen and might regret for the rest of his life. If only he could. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Karen Tipton on 09-10-18

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

This hour long science fiction story presents a well thought out and intriguing future. I don’t think the narrator’s bland performance did justice to the author’s words and ideas.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Damocles

  • By: S. G. Redling
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 846

When Earth is rocked by evidence that extraterrestrials may have seeded human DNA throughout the universe, a one-way expedition into deep space is mounted to uncover the truth. What linguist Meg Dupris and her crewmates aboard the Earth ship Damocles discover on Didet - a planet bathed in the near-eternal daylight of seven suns - is a humanoid race with a different language, a different look, and a surprisingly similar society. But here, it’s the "Earthers" who are the extraterrestrial invaders, and it’s up to Meg - a woman haunted by tragedy and obsessed with the power of communication - to find the key to establishing trust between the natives and the newcomers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What did I tell you about that pie!?

  • By Brian on 06-05-13

Enjoyable audiobook

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I can’t remember enjoying listening to another audiobook as much as I did Damocles. Good characters,
great story, and the perfect narrator.

  • Tilt-a-Whirl

  • John Ceepak, Book 1
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,810

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the reader makes this book

  • By L. Haight on 08-30-07

Well designed mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Best mystery I have heard in a while. Well written characters and a well developed mystery. It was easy to believe that the narrator really was the character telling the story

  • Where a Spaceship Goes to Die

  • An Antigravel Short Story
  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: Luke Rounda
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

When a scavenger captain offers her an unusual job in the middle of nowhere, Delphine accepts and tags along. But will she manage to get the treasure they're looking for when she has to operate a seadrone all by herself? When the treasure is buried in a spaceship graveyard two miles under water? And when the challenges she faces go beyond her wildest fears? This story was inspired by Point Nemo, a place located as far away from land as possible where spaceships go to die. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This really needs to become a full length novel!

  • By jstep on 08-30-18

Imaginative short sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

This is a very well written short science fiction story. The ideas and main characters are interesting enough to be developed into a much longer story. The narrator has an excellent voice range.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • BEMs: Bug Eyed Monsters: Book Four, the New Frontiers Series

  • By: Jack L Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The mysterious species called Flickers are thought to have a base in the outer solar system. A task force is sent to find out. Living in the Kuiper Zone, the Flicker want nothing more than to be left alone. But the solar system belongs to humans. Can the two coexist? Or will history repeat and contact lead to war, as has so often happened in humanity's past?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outside my normal genre

  • By Jan M on 08-22-18

Flickers and BEMs

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Each additional entry in the New Frontiers Series improves on the prior ones. The relationship with the Flicker society and the confrontation with the BEMs moves the series more into the science fiction category than just the near future action/adventure of the previous installments. Tom Lennon gives his usual strong but not overstated narration.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Black Shadows Under a Blood Moon

  • A Horror Short Story
  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: JD Kelly
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

One by one, cities have been falling to a terrorist attack. No one can stop the terrorists or figure out where the next attack will take place. All that is known is when the attacks start, the strange gas the terrorists use turns the moon a blood red, and black shadows of men and women are seen, slinking among the buildings. Yet, somehow, not a single survivor has managed to provide a solid description of the people attacking their towns. Most contribute this to the mysterious gas that seems to put the residence into a temporary psychotic state, but what if it’s something more than that? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ever dance with a shadow in the bloody moonlight?

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-24-18

Mystery, foreboding, horror

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

An excellent combination of mystery and foreboding, this Roma Gray story builds to a horrific climax. JD Kelly gives his usual excellent narration. If you enjoy this, try Roma Gray’s Celebration of Horror.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crawl Space

  • A Short Horror Story
  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Caroline Downs
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Claustrophobic, disturbing, and creepy. A lost girl is kidnapped and held for years by a dangerous man. Her doll takes the brunt of his abuse in place of the girl. Then the man is killed in a bloody and brutal attack. Now she must protect her own child from the jealous, intrusive, and sometimes vicious toy. Who will survive when they enter the crawl space under the house?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly Creepy

  • By peacemaker on 08-13-18

Creepy

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This entertaining short story has a creepiness factor of 10. The narrator does an excellent job adding to the eerie atmosphere.