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  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,532

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

Utterly and Astoundingly Magnificent!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

The best way to experience the craftsmanship and brilliance that is Neil Gaiman, is to have Neil Gaiman read it to you. I do not believe this would have been as magical had it not.

Thank You Mr. Gaiman, and as you inscribed my copy of Neverwhere, I still Dream, now and forever, because of you.

  • The World’s Most Haunted House

  • The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street
  • By: William J. Hall
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1974. A crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers gathered. National media reported jumping furniture, floating refrigerators, and attacking entities. Decades after the publicity quieted, more than 40 hours of never-before-released interviews with police officers, firefighters, and others tell the story as it actually unfolded.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Misguiding title but still an interesting subject

  • By Robin on 06-16-17

Stephen R. Thorne knocks it out of the park!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

I have had the pleasure of listening to (6) other books narrated by Master of His Craft, Stephen R Thorne, this one being the magical number 7.

I really cannot give this man enough praise for his work. He is astoundingly well spoken, with a voice that is an absolute joy to listen to, no matter the subject content.

I can honestly say that I would be seriously tempted to listen to his narration of a purely technical specifications manual if it so existed.

The book was well written, layed out, and expertly executed, a must read for anyone curious about the validity of the paranormal.

  • What the Hell Did I Just Read

  • A Novel of Cosmic Horror
  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,450

While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John, and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth they - like you - would be better off not knowing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please fix the audio

  • By Chris Bell on 10-03-17

David Wong Does it Again!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING ADDITION TO THE "JOHN DIES AT THE END SERIES"!!!! DAVID WONG'S UNIQUE SENSE OF DARK HUMOR IS INSANELY HYSTERICAL!!! STEPHEN R THORNE RETURNS TO THE CHARACTERS HE BREATHED AUDIBLE LIFE INTO AND SETTLES IN TO A WELL DESERVED HOMECOMING!!! WRITER AND NARRATOR MAKE AN UNBEATABLE PAIR!!!

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  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,911

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insufferable characters and disjointed themes

  • By BadAndy on 04-10-17

David Wong knocks it out of the Park!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

I can think of no better voice for this fantasticaly​ hilarious narrative of dark humor, over the top science fiction action, and social commentary combining the worst facets (and eventual evolution of) Twitter, SnapChap, Marco Polo Facebook, and YouTube into a single social media nightmare; than Ms. Romano

Absolutely superb narration of a wonderfully executed and original work of prose that will capture the imagination AND create awareness as to the dangers of the future of social media immersion.

Five Stars all around.

  • Weaveworld

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986

Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world - and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror - a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ah, but what price Wonderland?

  • By Jason on 04-09-16

Songs of Praise for Clive Barker and Simon Vance

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

A masterful piece of storytelling as no other could write such magnificent visions of delight and chilling horror woven into a world that refuses to disappoint.

Clive Barker has Woven a world of pure and intense magic imagined in way that leaves one profoundly changed forever.

Simon Vance brings this masterful tale to life in a way that defies the boundaries of imagination and reality. As Vance, in his beautiful sense of emotion and ability to transform the written word into pure magic, gently takes the readers hand, the veil of the real and the imagined blur completely and you are swept away in a flood of magic, of light, of darkness, and Raptures, that will leave you breathless and craving more.

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  • The Scarlet Gospels

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 633

The Scarlet Gospels takes listeners back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry D'Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes, faces off against his formidable and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker devotees have been waiting for The Scarlet Gospels with baited breath for years, and it's everything they've begged for and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Guys, I have a great idea for character voices...

  • By Jim Fenner on 06-03-15

Irresistibly Intriguing and a Fantastic Read!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

Clive Barker at his Glorious Best! Well Rounded and Absolutely Terrifyingly Complete. Masterful Storytelling at its Best

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