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  • Don't Look Back

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,093

Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she’s long dreamed of - a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strong characters in a weak story

  • By WWaltonG on 05-04-16

We get it already.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

The book started out strong and suspenseful but by the time the halfway point came through, I was over it. I never thought it would be possible to have too many plot twist in a story line, but this book proved me wrong. It reminded me of being in school with an assignment to write a thousand word essay. It seemed like the author just kept throwing things in there to stretch it out as much as possible. With each chapter I found myself saying, “Come onnn, we get it already”. After all the (way too many) twist and turns, the ending was blandly predictable and I was glad it was FINALLY over.

  • The Haunting of Blackwood House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 829

Could you survive a week in a haunted house? Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with seances, scam mediums and talk of ghostly presences. When Mara finally left her family's home, she vowed she would never allow superstition or false religion into her life again. Now she's ready to start over with her fiance, Neil, in a world based on rationality and facts. But her past isn't ready to let her go just yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What's with the accent going in and out?

  • By st965 on 11-02-16

Such obnoxious characters

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

The main characters were beyond obnoxious and the total plot line was a bore. It's also very evident that this is based in Britain, yet the narrator read it in an American accent.

  • Murder at the Manor

  • Libby Sarjeant Mystery
  • By: Lesley Cookman
  • Narrated by: Deryn Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Steeple Martin sleuth Libby Sarjeant and her partner Ben are hosting a writers’ weekend reunion at Ben’s family home, The Manor, when a body is discovered in the grounds. Even though Scotland Yard is on the case, Libby feels impelled to investigate a murder on her home patch. Their enquiries take Libby and her psychic investigator friend Fran Castle to historic Dorset, where they uncover a complex web of writers’ jealousies that has further tragic consequences before Libby uses all her wiles to get at the truth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Snore

  • By BeaBee on 06-07-17

Snore

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Fourteen hours of nothing more than two bitties being "nosy nellies". Not to mention the narrator narrating one of the main characters in a high-shrill voice. I was constantly having to turn down the volume and the turn it back up again. The story line was anti climatic and I found myself quite often drifting off to plan future events or planning what I was going to make for dinner instead of listening to the story. Total snooze-fest, until the ear-splitting voice of the main character came back in

  • The Haunted

  • By: Michaelbrent Collings
  • Narrated by: Paula Slade
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 73

They have the beginnings of a perfect family. A husband, a wife, a baby on the way. But something will stop them from being happy as they move into their new house: the power of the undead that roam the halls of their home. The demons that have come to claim them. The darkness that seeks to destroy them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Paranormal Snoozer

  • By Thomas Cook on 11-26-14

Heard it all before

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

First, the narrator made a clicking sound when she talked, I compare it to the sound people with dentures make when they themselves are talking. Her narration all together just didn't do it for me. I don't feel she was the right one for this job. As for the story line, meh. The beginning of the book spent WAY too much time on internal monologue with the characters. At one point I said out loud to myself, "Alright, I get it" with a roll of my eyes. I'm also pretty sure the author took bits a pieces from popular horror stories and weaved them all together. Think; Rosemary's Baby, Beetlejuice, The House on Haunted Hill, etc.
At no point was there a plot twist and the whole story line was predictable. The only reason I listened to this book the whole way through was because I paid for it. I kept wishing for it to be over already.

  • Ghosts: The Ghost Stories Of Noel Hynd, Book 1

  • By: Noel Hynd
  • Narrated by: Time Winters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Nantucket Island. Quiet. Peaceful. Idyllic. For Oscar-winning actress Annette Carlson, it is the perfect refuge from a demanding career. For brilliant burned-out cop Tim Brooks, it's a chance to get away from the crime-ridden streets of the big city. And for Reverend George Osaro, ghost hunter, it is about to become a place of unspeakable terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I needed!

  • By Jeri on 04-20-15

Meh

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

The book started off annoying me due to the narrator's voice. He sounds almost robotic, exactly like how a computer from the early 2000's would read text. The plot line was a common one and the ending was predictable and anti-climatic.

  • Shady Cross

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,463

In one hand small-time crook Stokes holds a backpack stuffed with someone else's money--$350,000 of it. In the other hand, Stokes has a cell phone, which he found with the money. On the line a little girl he doesn't know asks, "Daddy? Are you coming to get me? They say if you give them the money, they'll let you take me home."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced, very entertaining

  • By shelley on 03-14-15

It's like how people in horror movies always run up the stairs

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

Although I enjoyed the personality of the main character, some of the plot lines were just plan dumb. Like the people that always run up the stairs in horror movies, to "get away" from the chainsaw wielding psychopath, I found myself exasperated when there such a simple solution to the problem and the character took the most difficult and drawn out way. I felt like the storyline was way too focused on how the character just goes in circles and circles to accomplish what he came to do. It was immensely aggravating.

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,069

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting but brutal

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 12-09-12

To spend a day in this author's head....

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

Wow. The storylines and character personalities in the book are so dark but oh-so captivating. To spend a day in the author's head who be a captivating wonder. You get so involved in the twisted lives the characters lead that you find yourself wondering if your the one with the unsettling personality trait. Never saw the plot line coming and found myself quite often sitting in my car thinking "I'll keep listening just five more minutes".

  • Night of the Living Deed

  • By: E.J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,134

Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Happy I Found E.J. Copperman

  • By Zeny on 11-17-13

Meh

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

About thirty minutes into listening to the book I had to hit pause so I could check and make sure it wasn't a children's book, and to see if Paula Poundstone was the narrator. Don't get me wrong, I love Paula Poundstone and her sarcastic New York/Fargo-esque accent but I wouldn't want her narrating a horror themed murder mystery. I'm still not sure if the writing was childish or the narrator made it seem childish. I made it through the book but that was only because I forced myself. It turned out to be a total bore and anticlimactic; leaving me with no interest in anything else the author or the narrator may have to offer.

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  • Bone Dust White

  • By: Karin Salvalaggio
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 741

Someone is knocking at the door to Grace Adams' house, and he won't stop. Grace thinks she knows who it is, but when she goes to her second floor window for a look she sees a woman she doesn't recognize. The woman isn't alone for long before a man emerges from the dark of the surrounding woods, stabs her, and leaves her for dead. Trying to help, Grace goes to the woman and is shocked to find that it's her mother Leanne - a woman who abandoned her 11 years before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You can do better

  • By Jim T on 04-28-15

Wait for it, it'll get better

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

Storyline is good but never ended up being too exciting and there's never any type of exciting plot twist. Overall, just an average mystery

  • The Woods

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,335

Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Coben's worst I've read

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 05-27-08

Surprisingly good!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

At first I wasn't too sure if I'd enjoy this book. Mostly because the narrator initially came off as sounding very William Shatner-ish with his delivering. But, the story quickly sucked me in and I enjoyed it.