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  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,882
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,177

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

Awesome Novel

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

I was excited to see these characters back and really appreciate the way in which King utilized them. As with every King novel, it's impossible not to get engrossed!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Indian Hill

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,624

Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position. Growing up in suburban Boston, Michael enjoys the trials and tribulations that all adolescents go through, from the seemingly tyrannical mother, to girl problems, to run-ins with the law. From there he escapes to college out in Colorado with his best friend, Paul, where they begin to forge new relationships with those around them. It is one girl in particular that has caught Michael's eye, and he alternately pines for her and laments ever meeting her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Get through this one because the next two are good

  • By DCinMI on 06-12-13

Very intriguing novel

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

Reviewed: 06-12-15

It took me a moment to get into this one, and I also had to adapt to the style of the performer. Once I committed, I was hooked. I will definitely check out the rest of this series.

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,680

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this style of King!!!

  • By Joyce on 07-07-14

Incredible novel

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

Very detailed and the character development was perfect, it was easy to imagine how any of them looked and their mannerisms. The performance was great and I am looking forward to listening to the next book between the two.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,107

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A festival of personality disorders

  • By Paula Dee on 04-20-15

Unexpectedly Great

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

Not my typical genre, but very entertaining. The author did a great job of making the reader play a guessing game throughout.

  • Hell House

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,264

For over 20 years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity.

But now, a new investigation has been launched, bringing four strangers to Belasco House in search of the ultimate secrets of life and death. A wealthy publisher, brooding over his impending death, has paid a physicist and two mediums to establish the facts of life after death once and for all. For one night, they will investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townsfolk refer to it as the Hell House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Got scary?

  • By Lesley on 06-17-08

Very well written and performed.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

Matheson did a great job of creating believable characters and maintaining an interesting and well-paced storyline. I will definitely check out his other works

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sleep Disorder

  • By: Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

For a very long time, Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee have followed their separate paths of line-crossing, gut-wrenching, no holds-barred storytelling. Now, those roads have drawn close and merged for a collection of five collaborative stories guaranteed to shock, amuse, disgust, and bring lovers of extreme fiction back for more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • EAT MY (CAT) UNTILL I'M CROSS EYED

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-30-16

Good to see these guys team up.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-14

I read pretty much everything these two put out, so this was an interesting one for me. Thought the narration could've been a little better, but definitely worth listening to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Damned

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued 13-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a marijuana overdose—and the next thing she knows, she’s in Hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As a new Chuck Palahniuk reader, I liked it a lot!

  • By William R. on 01-18-12

Palahniuk delivers in fashion

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

Reviewed: 06-19-14

Because his writing style is very unique, it was nice to hear this narrated. Each of his novels have a different feel to them and sometimes it takes me a few chapters to get his technique. This was a very vulgar novel and grossly entertaining. If you're a fan, it's a must read/ listen.

  • Horror Stories

  • Twenty Six Scary Tales
  • By: Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

This collection features a menagerie of horror stories. Some are scary. Some are disturbing. Some are funny. Meet werewolves, vampires, zombies, psychopaths, aliens, cannibals, ghosts, and various things that go bump in the night. Previously published in dozens of anthologies and magazines, some of these tales are mild, but some are extreme. Let the reader beware...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IS A PIECE OF A@@, WORTH PRISON?, HELL YA!

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-10-16

Pretty Damn Good

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

Reviewed: 06-19-14

I am a big fan of this author and these stories do not dissapoint. Seriously original ideas, and if you aren't sure you want to jump into the Jack Kilborn world, just read or listen to a few of these short stories and you might just be inclined to take that leap.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Factotum

  • By: Charles Bukowski
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Third Bukowski book

  • By Kyle Milligan on 05-23-16

Not My Cup of Tea

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

Reviewed: 06-19-14

Couldn't handle the narration, it was just irritating to listen to the narrators voice. I like Bukowski, but this books narration made it impossible to listen to. Couldn't get through this one.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • The Traveling Vampire Show

  • By: Richard Laymon
  • Narrated by: Bob Barnes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

It's a hot August morning in 1963. All over the rural town of Grandville—tacked to power poles and trees, taped to store windows—flyers have appeared announcing the one night only performance of The Traveling Vampire Show. The promised highlight of the show is the gorgeous Valeria, the only living vampire in captivity. For three local teenagers, two boys and a girl, this is a show they can't miss, but they find much more than they expected!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • "Breasts"

  • By Eivind on 01-30-11

One of my Favorites of all time.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-14

I constantly tell people to read this novel. It was fun listening to it, for a change. Seriously great story. Great characters and surprisingly heartfelt.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful