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Ellen traystman

oakdale, ct United States
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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,783

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By erin george on 10-03-18

Not one of King’s best

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

This had a good premise but the execution was flat. And boring. I have been a King fan since Carrie and I think he’s lost it. Seems like the Dark Tower took it all out of him. This is just not good, not scary, not creepy. Just boring . Too bad.

19 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Most Likely to Die

  • By: Lisa Jackson, Wendy Corsi Staub, Beverly Barton
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

It's been twenty years since the night Jake Marcott was brutally murdered at St. Elizabeth High School. It's a night that shattered the lives of Lindsay Farrell, Kirsten Daniels, and Rachel Alsace. It's a night they'll never forget. A killer will make sure of that....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • corny

  • By Karen on 04-13-16

Decent story terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

This narrator was so very annoying. It was difficult to pay attention to the actual story because of the narrator. I should have read the book instead. Don’t waste your credit on this one.

  • All by Myself, Alone

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 554

Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship - the Queen Charlotte. Onboard she meets 86-year-old Lady Emily Haywood - "Lady Em", as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace that she intends to leave to the Smithsonian after the cruise. Three days out to sea, Lady Em is found dead - and the necklace is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By Debra Cobb on 04-16-17

Clark is not once she once was

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

This was boring, and short. I liked a lot of Clark's books, but in recent years, she's lost it unfortunately. It's sad. I like Jan maxwell, but even she couldn't save this story.

  • The Lakeshore Evil

  • By: K.C. Harper
  • Narrated by: Bill Johnston
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

The small town of Lakeshore was always quiet until the tourist season hit in the winter. That was the only reason for media attention...until now. Ten-year-old Katie Elkton was a sweet child, in spite of the mental and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. One fateful day, Katie was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in the basement with almost all of her bones broken. Her parents disappeared. Some said accident. Some cried foul play.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth it

  • By Ellen traystman on 09-11-15

Not worth it

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

The story was weak and the narrator was not good . I'm sat through it on principle but it was tough to get through.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Black Rain: 15 Dark Tales

  • By: J.R. Rain
  • Narrated by: Susan Susan Koch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

Fifteen dark tales by USA Today best-selling author J.R. Rain. "Vampire Nights": Samantha Moon meets someone unexpected on a late-night trip to Denny's, someone who seems to know all her secrets and has all the answers. "Book Burning": Two brothers find themselves on a late-night mission to burn a legendary book of supposed dark powers. "The Silo": The land is dying and crops are failing. The city of Wheatopia is in the middle of the worst drought in recent memory - that is, until a city slicker and his too-thin wife arrive in town.... Plus 12 more!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother

  • By Ellen traystman on 08-02-15

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

So so stories but the narration was awful!!
Not worth listening to
Save your money


  • Needful Things

  • The Last Castle Rock Story
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606

A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless. Presented unabridged and read by the author.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but why the music?

  • By Andrew on 10-25-11

great story, terrible narration by King

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

King is a terrible narrator. His vocal characterizations are awful. He attempts to sound like a protestant hell-fire and brimstone preacher, but instead sounds like someone with a bad Italian dialect. I stuck with it only because I read the book years ago and enjoyed the story. I wish he would stop narrating his own work; he detracts from the story in a big way. I listen to audiobooks constantly, and he is one of the worst narrators I have ever heard.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful