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D. Sturgeon

Rushville, IN
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  • Crystal Bones and Gossamer Wings

  • A Novella of Mystery and Horror
  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

A box full of newspaper clippings, photographs, and tiny bones found under a dying woman’s bed leads to the discovery of the existence of an unusual group of children. Kept apart, these children grew up believing their fathers were the wealthy mortal men who had wed their pregnant mothers. One of these children was named Crystal; she was raised by a scientist who was obsessed with the secret of winged flight. Her mother died during one of his tests, and Crystal was sent to a foster home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crystal Bones and Gossamer Wings review

  • By Mark Mackey on 03-26-19

Strange tale

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

I'm not sure exactly how to describe this short story other than to say that it's a strange one. I definitely enjoyed it though.

  • Cloven

  • By: Kady Monroe
  • Narrated by: Neil White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

When Mackenzie Stuart moves to an isolated island off the coast of the Scottish Outer Hebrides, he hoped Starcrest would be a good place for him to recover from the psychological repercussions of a painful divorce. However, one day he glimpses what he assumes is a naked toddler in the woods. Fearing for the child, he follows, only to find it has vanished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By D. Sturgeon on 03-22-19

Great Story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-19

This is a very well written and narrated tale with a pleasantly unexpected twist at the end.

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  • Black Acres

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

There's no place like home.... Kim and Julian Taylor are in the market for their first home, and a visit to the secluded Beacon estate finds them enamored. It's a peculiar home, rather large and in need of some renovations. The price is right, however, and after a tour, they snap the house up without hesitation. The man who sells them the house has one last detail to share before they sign on the dotted line. The previous owners of the home disappeared under mysterious circumstances nearly eight years ago and have recently been declared dead in absentia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy story!

  • By D. Sturgeon on 03-22-19

Creepy story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-19

This is a very original take on the classic haunted house tale that you cannot help but to enjoy.

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  • The Turning

  • The Forsaken Series
  • By: Phil Price
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

 

He had escaped the horrors of the last few months. He started a new life with his new family. His life was returning to normal, his scars healing. Until they found him. After his loved ones were taken to their world...to their horrors. Now, Jake must follow, hoping it's not too late. But will he reach them in time...before they are turned against him?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jake Travels Again

  • By willee on 03-10-19

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This isn't your ordinary vampire tale. The writing and narration combine flawlessly to totally immerse the listener into the lands that the characters traverse. I wasn't fortunate enough to be able to review book 1, but that didn't seem to detract from the ability to thoroughly enjoy book 2.

  • A Year in the Borderlands

  • By: Kevin Candela
  • Narrated by: Gary Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

A seven percent grasp of the infinite. The universe may be limitless, but our senses are not. Just as the human eye sees but a small percentage of the cosmic wave spectrum, in the same way, most of us are only able to perceive a similar sliver of what we brazenly term “reality”, even with the use of all five of our scientifically acknowledged senses. This month-by-month account of people-supernatural relations spans its own sci-fi/fantasy/horror/comedy spectrum, touring the weird side of the cosmos while leaving the passengers comfy and unscathed in their listening chairs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sci fi Mix

  • By Radar on 03-22-19

Excellent collection

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-19

This is a wonderful collection of Twilight Zone style tales that will thoroughly entertain you.

  • Dark Warlock

  • Arcane Inc., Book 3
  • By: Sean Stone
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Six hundred thirty-seven. That’s the number of children who have been taken in the last 30 years. All taken by one person. He never leaves any evidence. He never leaves witnesses. He leaves only a name: Mr. Panomie. And Panomie is far from human. Eddie is hired to solve the case and bring about an end to Panomie's machinations. He delves into a world in which magical creatures are in charge. But Eddie has problems of his own.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The warlock returns!

  • By Michael Parker on 03-03-19

Fantastic Series!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

This is an extremely entertaining series. Both the writing and narration are flawless. I'm going to buy the paperback version for a friend.

  • Warlock Wanted

  • Arcane Inc., Book 2
  • By: Sean Stone
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Eddie Lancaster is in trouble. One month ago he killed Killian Myers, and now Inspector Richards is after him. Luckily, Richards has no evidence. But that's not all Eddie has to worry about. People are going missing from Mote Park. The circumstances point to the supernatural, and Eddie is hired to investigate and resolve the matter. He soon discovers that what's going in in Mote Park is far more sinister than a simple kidnapping.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Our favorite Warlock returns for more

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-03-18

Better than the 1st!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

If you've listened to the first book then you already know that this is a great story. If you haven't, then you really should. Not because you can't follow this without doing so, but because it's so very entertaining.

  • Warlock for Hire

  • Arcane Inc., Book 1
  • By: Sean Stone
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Just any warlock. Oh no, I'm a warlock for hire. Need magical assistance? I'm your guy. Whatever you need: spells, cures, or potions - I can provide. For a price. My life gets a tad more difficult when one particular customer comes knocking. Enter Ashley Sheridan. She's sexy, mysterious, and in a whole lot of trouble. I should have turned her away, but I just can't resist a good mystery. So I poked my nose where it doesn't belong and landed myself in trouble with a malignant seer. I have to do as he says or people are going to die. I'm not really known for cooperation, so I'll just have to find a way to kill him, before he kills the people I care about.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Everything ties together neatly at the end

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 02-15-18

Excellent Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

The writing and narration are both impeccable in this sometimes humorous tale. Any lover of fantasy will thoroughly enjoy this one.

  • Cat Me If You Can

  • The Hissing Booth Chronicles, Book 0
  • By: Gemma Thorne
  • Narrated by: Lynn Norris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The world ends not with a bang but a hiss. Since the Rise of Magic, soothsayer Journi McCutcheon has faced supernatural sycophants, dated zealous zombies, and battled possessed pediatricians, but when an eccentric client hires her to investigate haunted pickles, her day goes from weird to worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny story

  • By Cleocutie on 03-21-19

Haunted Pickle!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

Any book that starts with a haunted pickle just has to be great and this one definitely is. The author and narrator both do their individual jobs with perfection. I highly recommend this quirky tale!

  • Nate & Clare: 3 Book Series

  • By: Kwen Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 32 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Nate, an Albuquerque, NM, homicide detective struggles to balance his professional life with his personal life. Clare, his smart, intelligent, and pretty wife struggles to put up with him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Derek J. Hollis on 03-23-19

Excellent Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

This crime series is like no other that I've ever experienced. Both the writing and narration are flawless. The ending was both a surprise and a disappointment. The disappointing part was the fact that it was over. I'll leave it to you to discover the surprising part.

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