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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,000
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17,010

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

Blah, this ain't scary...

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Why are there always stupid, non-believers as lead characters in horror stories? Does this typical character make the story scarier or is it just simpler for the writer?

  • From Russia with Claws

  • By: Jacey Conrad, Gia Corona
  • Narrated by: Natasha Volkov
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 403

When alpha female Galina Sudenko agreed to attend her distant cousin's birthday party, she wasn't counting on meeting the devastatingly handsome and powerful rom alpha Andrey Lupesco or having her sexy times with him interrupted by the murder of her idiot brother-in-law, Sergei. But such is life when your father is one of the most powerful werewolves within Seattle's supernatural Russian organized crime syndicate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical Molly Harper

  • By M. M. Robinson on 08-19-15

Eh... not for me.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I Struggled to finish this and will not go through the torture to listen to book 2. I found the plot to be trite. The sex was excessive and just stuck in to take up space. There is at least one 40 minute chapter of sex. The narrator's voice sounded childish which made the sex sequences creepy.

  • Murder's a Witch

  • Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Danielle Garrett
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

Holly Boldt has a secret.... Well, technically, she has lots of them. After a scandal uproots her entire life, she is forced to relocate to a halfway house for displaced paranormals. It's her last shot for a fresh start. But keeping secrets isn't easy in a town that goes through gossip faster than tissue paper, even for a powerful witch. When a grisly murder rocks the small town of Beechwood Harbor, Holly finds herself unwillingly entangled in the investigation. With everyone watching, Holly must solve the case before she's forced to abandon her new-found home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For Molly Harper Fans

  • By Maggie May on 02-05-18

It's okay.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I am a fan of Amanda Ronconi. She is the reason I was able to listen to this boring story.

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  • God Touched

  • The Demon Accords, Book 1
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,516

Chris Gordon is a rookie with the NYPD - one with a secret. In his spare time Chris is an exorcist without equal, with a gift from God. But when he saves a beatiful girl from a demonic attack, he discovers there is more to fear than just demons. Finding himself surrounded by vampires and were-weasels and facing a giant short-faced bear, Chris struggles to stay alive, all while protecting his deadly new girlfriend. And then there's her overprotective vampire mother!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Urban Fantasy Where Good Kicks *%# and I Loved It

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-19-17

Yeah, too immature

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

Story is immature and not enough action. I have no connection to the characters. Not enough substance to care about reading book 2.

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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,974

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

A true sci-fi story for zombie fans

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

There is a lot of science in the story. The plot is the science behind this zombie apocalypse. Is it feasible, yeah however I'm not a brain surgeon.

  • Easy Pickings

  • A Jane Yellowrock/Walker Papers Crossover
  • By: Faith Hunter, C. E. Murphy
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

Welcome to the crossover event fans have been waiting for: Joanne Walker and Jane Yellowrock meet in a world not quite like either of their own, where they must find and defeat the magic that brought them there - or they just might find themselves...easy pickings!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and lots of laughs

  • By Bonnie on 09-15-14

A little disappointed...

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

The Joan character's timing is off, long awkward pauses. There are flaws in the storyline that are at odds to the character Jane

  • Where the Wild Things Bite

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,872

Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from midflight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow...while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 07-29-16

Does not disappoint...

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

I missed the witty repartee of the characters created by Molly Harper. This story does not disappoint.

  • Midnight Crossroad

  • A Novel of Midnight Texas
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064

From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It' s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Now a TV Show?

  • By Julie on 06-23-16

Slow in the beginning...

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

however the story and the performance keeps me listening. I am not disappointed. The mystery develops well and there are no plot holes. The emotions of the characters transfers well from the story and through the narration. Mr. Snuggles is a hoot.

  • The Undead, Part 10

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 299

After cutting through fences in the safari park and an epic battle between a gorilla and a lion, Howie and his group make it back to the fort. Day 14 culminates with a vicious battle during a storm so huge it changes the landscape around them, leaving Nick with no choice but to tackle the doctor and his men alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists and Turns Galore!

  • By Tess on 11-16-18

Totally Satisfied...

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

After reading book 9, I was anxious to read book 10. Thank you Audible for not living me hanging too long.

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  • The Undead

  • Part 9
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Dave finds an unconscious Howie and carries him into the residential streets for safety. The others have been separated and are searching for each other. Nick falls asleep and misses the pick up.

We meet Lilly and Billy, a brother and sister who are led by their ineffectual father into a series of devastating situations which results in Billy being taken by two men and Lilly witnessing the murder of her father. Lilly tracks her brother and meets up with Nick who, not being able to find his group, agrees to help her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just gets better and better

  • By Scott on 05-08-17

Oh no, where is part 10?

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

I don't know what to do now. Should I wait for part 10 to come out in Audible or go on to read the Kindle version? I miss Howie and the Living Army already. What to do?

If you like zombies and a story with a great mix of gore, tragedy, and comedy, this series is for you. If you enjoy narrators who can make the characters come alive, Dan Morgan is excellent. This book will have you looking forward to your morning commute.

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