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Saulnierville, NS, Canada
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  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,267

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

WOW!!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Great storyline and along with the narrator, one can't help but be enveloped into the story, even until the last word is spoken!!! Definitely a must read.

  • Princess Ben

  • Being a Wholly Truthful Account of her Various Discoveries and Misadventures
  • By: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  • Narrated by: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Benevolence is not your typical princess and Princess Ben is certainly not your typical fairy tale. With her parents lost to unknown assassins, Princess Ben ends up under the thumb of the conniving Queen Sophia, who is intent on marrying her off to the first available "specimen of imbecilic manhood." Starved and miserable, locked in the castle's highest tower, Ben stumbles upon a mysterious enchanted room. So begins her secret education in the magical arts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the most entertaining books in ages

  • By Lois on 11-05-17

EXCELLANT!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

A good story of a royal child grwoing into adulthood and learning from her mistakes.

  • Not Young, Still Restless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeanne Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeanne Cooper
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The long-awaited memoir from one of daytime television's most celebrated and beloved actresses.

Three or four days a week, Jeanne Cooper drives from her Hollywood Hills home to the job she's held for more than three decades: bringing life to the character of Katherine Chancellor, the outspoken, powerful, and insanely wealthy force of nature who, along with Jeanne herself, has become a legend in the world of daytime television and its number-one show, The Young and the Restless. Now, for the first time, her fans will get to know the woman behind the iconic character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grand Dame of soaps

  • By Harry R. on 01-07-15

Beautifully written, full of love and devotion.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

This story is so full of memories both past and present. I can only imagine the hardships and joys that were briefly spoken and this reader would have loved to be but just a small segment in the life of Me. Copper. I hope that some of her family members continue her legacy and write more of the IR experiences with her.

  • Shadow of Night

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,574

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended, however....

  • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

All I Can Say Is.....FANTASTIC!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-13

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

If someone enjoys history, traveling, vampires, and witches, along with twisted tales, then this book is for them. The interplay of past, present, and perhaps futures is beautifully woven into this sequel and I hope that Ms. Harkness as well as the narrator Ms. Ikeda work together to produce a third in this series. Well written and spoken. Both the author and narrator produced a fabulous work with all characters as well as plot are well defined.

What did you like best about this story?

The intertwining of present and past, with each character and animal having their distinctive place in the plot.

What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

Ms. Ikeda seemed more relaxed in narrating this second book; more relaxed with each character, and I look forward to hearing her narrate again. She speaks pleasantly, and with distinction so that each character is noted for his or her character in the plot. Even the animals are clearly brought to "life."

Any additional comments?

I look forward to a sequel in this series, and hope the new publication is well advertised so that I, and others can enjoy the pleasure of the continuing story as well as listening to Ms. Ikeda's narration.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,476

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

FANTASTIC!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-13

Would you consider the audio edition of A Discovery of Witches to be better than the print version?

A Discovery of Witches drew the reader/listeners attention almost immediately. The flow of writing with describing the surroundings made one feel one was there experiencing every sight and sound. I'm looking forward to listening to the second in this series. Reading the hard copy would also be a great experience, however, listening to the narrator I felt brought one closer to the true emotions of each character.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No one particular character was my favorite, each has their own unique qualities in relationship to the whole story. But then, who could resist the charms and secrets of Mathew, the vampire.

Have you listened to any of Jennifer Ikeda’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first experience with Ms. Ikeda's performances and look forward to reading or listening to others in the near future.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Each chapter had its "unique" qualities. However, as the relationship between Mathew and Diana grows, its interesting to see how the other characters begin to relate to each other; either in opposition or in concert.

Any additional comments?

I hated to turn this story off each day/evening, and I couldn't wait to get back to it to see how the relationships build and die and intermingle with each other. I felt this particular author has a great flare for detail and isn't afraid to write what she feels and experiences. LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,553
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,219

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much more than I expected

  • By Renato on 09-05-08

OUTSTANDING storyline, and very well written.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

What did you love best about The Shack?

After the first few chapters, one can't help but be drawn into this story. The author as well as the people who edited this book have a great way with words, descriptions, and even a

Who was your favorite character and why?

None, all were equally important and were well woven together to bring a sense of unity.

Have you listened to any of Roger Mueller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not listen to any of the others, but yes, I do plan on listening to others as I progress through my reading and listening experiences.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I totally agree, in fact, I read the book first and then purchased the audio of it, and was equally interested. Once one gets through the first two or three chapters, you are drawn into the plot, and can't help yourself, but to keep reading, reading, and reading, to see how the plot is completed.

Any additional comments?

I purchased two additional hard copies of this book, and gave it some friends, and both loved it as well, and they have since passed there copies along to family members, and friends. It's a crime that this story has not been made into a movie especially now with the special effects technology. This would be a sell out showing everytime!!!

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  • Stiff

  • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,319

For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darn funny if you're open to the idea.

  • By Matthew on 03-15-04

Extremely informative and a delight to listen too!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-11

What did you love best about Stiff?

The story line as well as the narrator researched the subject matter, and this was a delightful story to listen too. The narrator has a nack for putting the emphasis on areas that were meant to be lighthearted. Overall I would give this an A+ and would love to read as well as listen to other novels by this author. Loved it!!!

This is a subject matter that many individuals don't want to talk about or deal with, however, the way the subject matter was introduced makes one want to learn more about what happens to the human body once one is deceased.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Which character – as performed by Shelly Frasier – was your favorite?

N/A

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The personalization of how the novel was written.

Any additional comments?

Great author, I look forward to reading as well as listening to other novel that she has written.