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  • The Terror

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
  • Length: 28 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322

The men onboard HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very good then, NOT

  • By Randall on 07-24-18

Great until the End

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

I really was enjoying the book and just felt like the last chapters where from an entirely different book.

28 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Passenger 23

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 398

With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • BIZARR-O!

  • By Bus Driver on 12-27-15

Good Overall Read

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

My big question is why was the very fist chapter never explained? it's like it belonged to a different book. He never went back to it. Other than that it was a pretty good book, kept me wondering. Presentation was good.

  • FantasticLand

  • A Novel
  • By: Mike Bockoven
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469

Since the 1970s, FantasticLand has been the theme park where "Fun is Guaranteed!" But when a hurricane ravages the Florida coast and isolates the park, the employees find it anything but fun. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror. Photos soon emerge online of heads on spikes outside of rides and viscera and human bones littering the gift shops, breaking records for hits, views, likes, clicks, and shares.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd...But awesome

  • By T.J. on 11-12-17

So happy I stumbled onto this

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

This was a great book, now one of my favorites. I love the style and the story. Everything was so unique. I will be reading more from this author.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Kink

  • A Tale of Extreme Horror
  • By: The Barns Brothers, Crowley Barns
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 15

Cassie knew exactly what she was looking for when she trawled the world of mobile dating to find the perfect man for an afternoon of rough, kinky fantasy. She only did this once a year, and this time it was going to be extra special. But, there was just one problem... Rich thinks he's hit the jackpot when he meets a hot older woman on a dating app. She's gorgeous and doesn't want any long term commitments, just an afternoon of no-strings-attached kinky fun - what could be better? But can he be man enough to tie her up and play the role of aggressor?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No Good

  • By Franchesca Saldann on 01-07-19

Feel like I wasted the credit

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

I was really into the story at first but it just totally went flat for me after a few chapters. I made myself finish it since I used a credit on it. Also, The voice the narrator did for Cassie really took away from the story. Instead of an attractive young woman, all I envisioned was Norman Bate's mother.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Elementals

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,277

After a bizarre and disturbing incident at the funeral of matriarch Marian Savage, the McCray and Savage families look forward to a restful and relaxing summer at Beldame, on Alabama's Gulf Coast, where three Victorian houses loom over the shimmering beach. Two of the houses are habitable, while the third is slowly and mysteriously being buried beneath an enormous dune of blindingly white sand. But though long uninhabited, the third house is not empty. Inside, something deadly lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Haunted House Book - and that's rare!

  • By Uber Femme on 06-28-18

Great Narrator but wish there had been more story

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael McDowell? Why or why not?

absolutely, best narrator I have encountered so far. Handled accents wonderfully.

Any additional comments?

I loved the imagery and the characters but felt there just wasn't much of a horror story there. I felt like there really could have been so much more. I was disappointed. Toward the end I just wanted to be done with it so I could start a different book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Troop

  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,235

Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfre. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There’s Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well-liked and easygoing; then there’s Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there - which makes Scoutmaster Tim’s job a little easier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mild spoilers

  • By Jess B on 02-15-18

different but a little sluggish

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

I liked the concept and unique premise but it got stale for me toward the middle. Didn't hold me like most books do. Seemed there was grossness just for grossness same it didn't really add to the creepiness or story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hex

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,117

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened, or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Story...Odd Narrator

  • By Mr. Richard Smith on 08-08-16

Original and engaging but strange hurried ending

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Harding’s performances?

Depending on the book. His woman and teen voices where high pitched and sometimes very irritating.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

yes

Any additional comments?

I was really into this book. It has such an original plot with a modernism that makes it feel so real. I couldn't wait to listen again and found myself actually feeling creeped out at times which is tough for a book to do for me. Till the last 3 chapters I really felt it was the best book I had ever read. Then the ending was a strange and contradictory happening. It made no sense in regards to the entire rest of the book.It didn't feel like it was even written by someone who had read the book up to that point.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful