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  • The Talisman

  • By: Stephen King, Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 28 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,266

On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had no idea.....

  • By Nate_D on 03-26-14

Never read a King book I didnt like, until now

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I have read many of Stephen Kings books and loved every single one, until this one. Yes, Im as shocked as I am disappointed. I felt it was overwritten with a weak story. I cant recommend this book. This one just didnt do it for me.

  • 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 1,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185

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

could this really happen in real life??

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Fantastic read, I really enjoyed this book. It tells the story of a group of people, primarily young adults and teens who get stranded in Fantastic Land after a flood event. They were stranded for weeks and survival instincts kicked in, including some really crazy stuff. The story is told through series a interviews from the people stranded in Fantastic Land. I found this a very effective way of telling the story. This books forces the reader to ask, could this happen in real life? I found the narrator to be pleasant and effective.

  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,208

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everybody

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 09-24-18

nothing special

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I didn't care for this story and felt it lacked depth, nothing really special or interesting ever happens. I really didn't care for the narrator, he made everyone sound like a cartoon. By the end of the book, I found the narrator was actually distracting. I really thought the story would get better, sadly it did not. I wish I could get my time back. I can't recommend this book.

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  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,737

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • finally a good book

  • By aletha on 05-17-16

l wish I would have stopped and asked for a refund

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

I didn't enjoy this book and felt the storyline was far too weak. There were side stories that did nothing to advance the story or keep you interested. I wish I would have stopped listening and returned to book. I really cant recommend this book.

  • The Fourth Monkey

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,183

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Knives And Killer Humor

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-17

One of those books you wont want to put down

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

I really enjoyed this book, it's nicely written and held my attention from the start to finish. Definalty one of those you won't want to put down. Be warned there are some pretty graphic stuff here, the serial killer character is pretty extreme, loved it!
I found the vernacular of the serial killer character and his family to be pretty unrealistic. People just don't talk like that, and I found that to be pretty annoying. I did like the story so much I was willing to ignore it, maybe the author really wanted to highlight the eccentricity of the characters.

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,157

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

lacked realism

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I know this book has a lot of positive reviews, I just had a little trouble believing the storyline. I just felt that so many aspects of this were just not very realistic.

  • Women's Murder Club Box Set, Volume 2

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815

While Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano prepares to prosecute the toughest trial of her life, the city is in the grip of a chilling crime spree. Children of well-to-do families are being abducted. But the kidnappings are followed by devastating silence -no demand for ransom. Working frantically with her new partner, Lindsay Boxer struggles to find the connection that will help them make sense of these horrific crimes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH PATTERSON

  • By PATRICIA on 02-24-12

full of action

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

This is my first experience reading a book series and enjoyed the concept and will certainly consider reading more. I enjoyed the character familiarity, especially since typically so much time is spent laying out the foundation of the books cast and characters to the reader. In a book series, the author can regain that time spent. This book was full of stories, from start to finish there were 2 separate storylines running simultaneously. One about a court trial proceedings, the other about the investigative detective storyline. I enjoyed this, it kept you interested and wanted to read more.

I didn't like that the book chapter references didn't match the narrator's chapter reference. In other words, the narrator would say chapter 3 and the audible reach chapter 9.

Overall I enjoyed this box set and beleive I will buy and reach more.

  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,759

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

action, suspense and mystery from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Wow, what a great story, so full of action, suspense and mystery from start to finish. I finished this book quickly simply because I couldn't put it down. The ending can make or break a good read and this one doesn't let you down. I can highly recommend this book!

  • You're Next

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,211

Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This guy is really cheesy

  • By Randall on 08-03-16

definitely held my attention

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

The story is well written and definitely held my attention. I enjoyed the narrator and believe he contributes to my enjoying the book. On occasion, the storyline lost some credibility when I seriously thought I would do something completely different if I were in the situation.

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  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,781

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best I've read by Stephen King.

  • By Joseph on 11-06-08

riviting

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I enjoyed the story very much, I often couldn't stop listening. I do enjoy when Steve King narrates his books. I could have done without the use of the "N" word.