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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,755

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Mohannad Ahmed on 03-10-18

A fun and interesting story

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

This was a very cool book with lots of interesting scenes and characters. It took a little while to build steam, but once it got going, it was quite a ride. I liked the tie-ins with the previous book; they were a nice nod to continuity, but wouldn't confuse someone who read this book first.

  • Four Past Midnight

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Woods, Tim Sample, Willem Dafoe, and others
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320

Four chiller novellas set to keep listeners awake long after bedtime. One Past Midnight: "The Langoliers" takes a red-eye flight from LA to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only 11 passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn't. Something's waiting for them, you see.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Sound, Great Stories

  • By Natalie on 02-25-17

Decent stories but plagued by low volume

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

With the possible exception of Secret Window, Secret Garden, these are all pretty engaging, with even some unique ideas here and there. The one flaw common to all of them is the flaw common to almost all Stephen King stories - he will say a thing, then say it again a slightly different way, and perhaps again a third way if the mood strikes him. It's especially noticeable in audiobook form, and it gets tiresome. If you can put up with that, these are some good stories about some strange things going on, with only a little of the "telling the same dang story Stephen King always tells" going on. One other problem, especially with the first story, was volume - Willem Dafoe would drop very low when the narrative seemed to call for it, and that made it impossible to listen to on my phone without outside amplification (speakers or headphones). Hopefully, they will go back and boost the signal somewhat.

  • The Evolution of Eve: My Hot Pregnant Lover

  • Pregnancy Romance Series
  • By: Justine Holloway
  • Narrated by: Shawna Crawley
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

Fantasies do come true! His fantasy was to make love to a pregnant girl. It was something that he had kept to himself for years and he had never tried to follow through on it. It would be rather weird for him to ask a girl who was pregnant by another man for sex. She had other issues. She was pregnant, without a man and badly in need of some satisfaction. What would happen when their two worlds collide? In "The Evolution of Eve", the author weaves a fantastic tale, exploring how two people can come together and fulfill their wishes in the direst of circumstances.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No pregnant belly, poor writing, flat reading

  • By Zachary on 01-09-19

No pregnant belly, poor writing, flat reading

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

The dialogue in this was stiff and unnatural, and the rest of the prose wasn't a lot better. The sex scene wasn't very creative or believable. The reader didn't seem very into the story, making no effort to differentiate the voices or read the words with any investment. Worst of all, we get a pregnant porn, supposedly written by a former pregnant woman, with ZERO attention paid to the woman's pregnant belly. In fact, the word "belly" never appears once - it is like the female lead has a gap from her hips to just below her breasts. Very frustrating; very poor.

  • Pregnant and Cheating

  • By: Gabriella Vitale
  • Narrated by: Ida Dunham
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Even though she was seven months pregnant at the time, Cheryl happily consented to having sex with another man. Call her what you like. A slut. A pig. A whore. She doesn't care what you call her. It was something she wanted to do, so she did it. She screwed someone other than her husband while carrying his child.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not really pregnant erotica, but decent porno

  • By Zachary on 01-08-19

Not really pregnant erotica, but decent porno

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

This was a pretty decent porno story, especially with the reader's sultry voice and engagement. It was a bit short for the price. it only gets three stars because the girl's pregnancy isn't presented erotically; neither character is excited by the girl's pregnant figure or derives pleasure from exploring it during sex. On the other hand, at least it's not mentioned once and forgotten as in so much other "pregnancy" erotica - the characters interact a few times with the girl's pregnant belly, and her breasts are also involved. Like I said, not bad, just not pregnancy erotica.

  • Doctor Who: Classic TV Adventures Collection One

  • Seven full-cast BBC TV soundtracks
  • By: Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis, Malcolm Hulke, and others
  • Narrated by: Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 71

Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker star as the Doctor in these seven narrated full-cast TV soundtracks of classic Doctor Who TV serials. The stories are 'The Tomb of the Cybermen' (narrated by Frazer Hines); 'Doctor Who and the Silurians' (narrated by Caroline John); 'The Sea Devils' (narrated by Katy Manning); 'The Curse of Peladon' (narrated by Katy Manning); 'The Monster of Peladon' (narrated by Elisabeth Sladen); 'The Pirate Planet' (narrated by John Leeson); and 'Destiny of the Daleks' (narrated by Lalla Ward).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent "read"

  • By David Hiles on 10-07-17

A delightful blast from the past

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

This was a great collection of stories - I only wish there were more of them. Listening to them and to the old actors reminiscing makes me want to go back in time and experience them all live the way kids did when these first came out.
The conceit of adding a descriptive narrator to the original sound track is brilliant - it makes it feel like an old time radio show, and it's a wonderful way to experience these visual stories through a non-visual means (it also spares the listener the old, hokey special effects)

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  • The Last Unicorn

  • By: Peter S. Beagle
  • Narrated by: Peter S. Beagle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

A unicorn, a haphazard wizard, and a spunky scullery woman journey to the dreaded kingdom of Haggaard, an evil ruler who, with the help of a bull-shaped demon, imprisons all the unicorns of the world. This is one of the great fantasy novels of the 20th century. Since its publication in 1968 it has never been out of print, with six million-plus copies sold around the world, and it has been translated into more than 20 languages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite movie on the page

  • By Lucy on 04-05-14

A wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

This is a great story only slightly marred by the narrator's inability to do different voices for different characters and by someone's decision to begin each chapter with over a minute of guitar music. The characters are excellent, especially the unicorn, and the story is wonderful and sad and a cautionary tale about wishes (both magic and mundane) and desires and overweening greed and how happiness is not so easy as wanting a thing and then attaining it. I'm sure it has inspired many others and I hope it will inspire many more.

  • Demon

  • Gaean Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: John Varley
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Titan, Wizard, and Demon have enthralled a generation of readers with adventure, humor, horror, and dazzling imagination. Now, in the epic conclusion of John Varley's masterpiece, the satellite-sized Gaea has gone completely insane. She has trapped humans in her mind. She has transformed her love of old movies into monstrous realities. She is Marilyn Monroe. She is King Kong. And she must be destroyed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And Now for Our FEATURE PRESENTATION

  • By Doug D. Eigsti on 03-07-13

still good, but more fantasy than SciFi

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Titan and Wizard were both SciFi; nothing in them happened that couldn't be explained by hyper-advanced versions of existing tech. Demon, the last book in the trilogy, is very different; it still pays lip-service to SciFi, but a lot of magical things happen (e.g. Cirocco's powers of endurance, Monroe's durability, etc) without even the vague excuse of "tech so advanced...". This may be off-putting to SciFi fans, and it does erode the stakes somewhat now we have no way of guessing what is or isn't possible, but it never got so silly as to be story-breaking, and as long as people could for-real, no-backsies die, the stakes never dropped to zero; it has a great plot and good characters, and it has some cool ideas that MIGHT be possible, just as SciFi should - the idea of an entirely organic film festival (complete with living cameras that eat silver nitrate to make film) is especially intriguing IMO. Also, there are some exciting set-pieces. If you liked the first two, and you can tolerate a drop in realism, I think you will find this a fitting end to the series. Plus, we finally get to meet Oceanis, which is one of my favorite parts 😉

  • Rest Stop

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
  • By: Steve Nubie
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

In books, films, and television shows that explore alien invasion of the planet Earth, the aliens are either very good or very bad. When a massive alien invasion of Earth takes place, the whole world reacts in ways both expected and unexpected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love these little episodes...and the message

  • By Kytrena vedder on 04-14-17

A waste of time

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

This was very unsatisfactory, though I will say the sound design and acting were quite good.

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  • Acceptance

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown - navigating new terrain and new challenges - the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In the final installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound - or terrifying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and compelling but what was that?

  • By Laura A. Sedor on 10-14-15

A confusing and disappointing hot mess

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This book is very well narrated. That's the best I can say about it. It answers questions that didn't need answering and answers them poorly. It transforms Area X from an original and thought-provoking enigma to a tired sci-fi cliche, and an inconsistent one at that. There is also once again too much focus on human problems and interpersonal drama, which is well-written but still feels tedious in a story about a mysterious zone of alien influence. Finally, the narrative seems to unravel, incorporating more and more irrelevant weirdness like Widbee's mouse and a defunct real estate agent, before finally petering out with no real closure. I can't even recommend reading it to harvest it for good ideas, because it brings no new ones to the table and corrupts many of the ones it started with.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,412

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

An engaging story and a fascinating world

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Neil Gaiman's voice is wonderful to hear to, and the stories he reads here are a delight to listen to. The characters are interesting, the plot is engaging, and the Neverwhere world itself is richly developed and fascinating. I'd never heard the second story bundled in this copy, but it turned out to be a lot of fun and a welcome return to London Below. In the introduction, the author hints of a new story in the works set in the same universe as these two. I don't know if that is still a thing (no telling exactly when he recorded the intro) but I hope so.