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  • Wretchedness

  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

A peculiar tablet unearthed in a Middle Eastern ossuary provokes madness in those who encounter it. One by one, people come under the tablet's sway and are subjected to horrific visions and dreams. In time, the tablet's true purpose becomes clear: It is the harbinger of an eons-dead god whose reemergence will steep the world in terror and suffering. Having put the pieces together, two men race against the clock and attempt to disrupt the terrifying work of an ancient cult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even creepier

  • By Porkchop1 on 11-13-17

Even creepier

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Exorcist meets...I don't know what but holy jesus this book kept me up. I had to turn it OFF and keep a nitelite going for days after.

Beware of old ladies and freaky mysterious artifacts.

The narrator is beyond compare...adds to the fright.

AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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  • The Sick House

  • The Ulrich Files, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 263

Dr. Siegfried Klein has vanished on a mysterious pilgrimage to an abandoned infirmary in the ghost-town of Moonville. The locals in the surrounding areas are tight-lipped, hostile to outsiders. Local legend has it that the old Sick House is packed with spirits, none of them friendly, and that to set foot in it is to enter Hell itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grossly Enjoyable Reading

  • By Sandra L. Almo on 04-28-16

Thanks Ambrose, for the sleepless nights!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Creeping and atmospheric, dark and oddly sarcastic at times. Like no other occult thriller, with fully-developed, loveable and unlikeable characters. The narrator MAKES this book. Even for those who scoff at the supernatural - it will make that neck hair come to attention.

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  • Guts

  • The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster
  • By: Kristen Johnston
  • Narrated by: Kristen Johnston
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142

The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should win awards for best audiobook performance

  • By Ohjohnny on 03-19-12

Raw and Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

You don't have to be a fan to love this book.

Kristen's cautionary tale of excess is riveting and unique in a saturated genre. She delivers some of the best audiobook narration ever - that voice!

Loved it.

AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • Tales of the Forgotten

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Book 2
  • By: W. J. Lundy
  • Narrated by: Eric Vincent
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

The world is at war with the Primal Virus. Military forces across the globe have been recalled to defend the homelands as the virus spreads and decimates populations. Out on patrol and assigned to a remote base in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Brad Thompson's unit was abandoned and left behind, alone and without contact. They survived and have built a refuge, but now they are forgotten. No contact with their families or commands. Brad makes a tough decision to leave the safety of his compound to try and make contact with the States, desperate to find rescue for his men.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • love the story not the storytelling

  • By T. Walker on 02-28-15

An astonishing gem-narration is perfect

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

If you could sum up Tales of the Forgotten in three words, what would they be?

Take a knee

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tales of the Forgotten?

Creeping isolation permeates - hard to choose.

Which scene was your favorite?

All the road scenes

If you could rename Tales of the Forgotten, what would you call it?

No need to rename, they were forgotten

Any additional comments?

This one blows the mold. No long political dissertations, no blowhard religious cults. It is pure action and suspense, from start to finish. But with believable, not over the top characters. They are US soldiers, stationed in Afghanistan, so they are equipped and know their weapons but there is no certainty to the outcome at any point. They are not really ever safe. Lots of hide and seek, in urban and rural areas. The primals, aka zombies, are fierce and at times, terrifying, and you will not get a nice explanation gift wrapped as to how they come to be. I LOVED it and cannot wait for another one in this series. Narration is exceptional, it is one of the best i have purchased all around.

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,519

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Outstanding, epic, sarcastic, scary, moving, fun

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

Reviewed: 05-01-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The narrator brings all the characters to life. He is an amazing vocal talent, switching voices, dialects and genders seemlessly. Also, the story is original and packed with action, mysteries, hilarious family dynamics (check out the parents!). You will love Owen in very short order. More than your average accountant.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Monster Hunter International?

Hard to say, it has so many twists and turns. It has some suprisingly moving moments, that I was not expecting.

What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

All of it. It is flawless and fun to listen to!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It's a family business.....

Any additional comments?

I have ordered the entire series, based on how much I enjoyed the first. The gradual unfolding of plot and character make this special. The author truly reels you in and the surprises never end. Enjoy!

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