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  • Full Dark, No Stars

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,655

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie, honest, frightening!

  • By 9S on 01-15-11

As SK says, ordinary people, extraordinary circumstances

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

I don’t read the very scary books. Eerie, uncomfortable, I will do because SK writes in a way I love and I always find well worth the creeps. I like his style. These are four disturbing stories that are well told and read. submitted by account sharer, sbw.

  • Ten Below Zero

  • By: Whitney Barbetti
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

"In here," he said, pushing on the skin above my heart, "you're 10 below zero. And you're closer to death than I am." My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don't remember. I don't want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I'm in the corner. Watching them live. I'm indifferent to everything, everyone. The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-14-18

WOW! WOW! WOW!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

I mostly listen to audiobooks daily while traveling for work. I usually find an author I enjoy and stick with him or her. Since I’ve run out of books by the authors I enjoy (until the next releases) I decided to branch out a little from my normal, crime, who-done-it suspense genres and I was intrigued by the description when I came across this book. I was a little skeptical but decided to buy it anyway and I am so glad I did! I was hooked immediately! So much so that I couldn’t wait to get back in the car to continue listening. Since the story got started immediately, I was afraid there was going to be a lot of fluff and filler but not the case. Great from beginning to end and totally worth the purchase. I think I loved it so much more because I could relate to the main character which I think most people will at some degree. The narrator, Natasha Soudek was perfect! There are times while listening to books, that I find myself getting annoyed by the narrator. Natasha was great. I was able to distinguish between all characters, male and female, and was lost in the story, not hung up on the narration. If you’re teetering on whether to get his book, do it. All around awesomeness!!

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  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,782

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Incredible performance, fascinating tale, and for both reasons, could not put this one down

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

This was such a great book. First Stephen King for me because I don't like the scary stuff. This was long and captivating through and through. I highly recommend it. The performance is a HUGE draw. Perfectly performed.

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,813
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,759

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Amazing to hear this story told.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

So glad I chose to listen to this rather than read it. I am a slow reader and would have given up and missed this beautiful and inspiring story. I learned a lot about my own life in the listening. Truly lovely.