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  • Into the Drowning Deep

  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 730

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy. Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Excellent book by Mira Grant

  • By SharonNM on 04-13-18

Grant's Best Yet!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I really enjoyed this novel. The concept was fairly original, and the characters well-developed for the genre. I've read Mira Grant's other books, although I haven't read the final book in either series. I tend to savor the last book in a series, unless it's so good that I can't help myself. I have seen a marked improvement in her writing as time goes on. This one was excellent, and it kept me listening. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I did not find any part too "preachy" on the topic of marine life conservation. Instead, I though she simply did her research to make this cast of characters seem more real. The story is full of various scientists who specialize in marine biology, so it course these people would have strong feelings on the subject. I found the parts that dealt with explaining then biology of both real and imagined sea creatures to be very informative. The "Sirens" are terrifying and vicious, the tech was awesome, and the characters realistic and even flawed in some respects. If you enjoy a really good monster story, or simply dabble in horror, you will most likely enjoy this latest tale from Mira Grant. Although the story was fairly well wrapped up, there are enough unanswered questions to fuel a sequel or even a prequel, here's hoping!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hour Before the Dark

  • By: Douglas Clegg
  • Narrated by: A.T. Chandler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51

There are rules to every game. You must never play the Dark Game after sunset - it becomes real then. It takes you over... The Hour Before Dark is a riveting gothic suspense novel of supernatural horror from best-selling and award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg - author of The Children's Hour and Halloween Man. When his father is murdered in one of the most vicious killings of recent years, Nemo Raglan must return to the New England island he thought he'd escaped for good...and the shadowy home called Hawthorn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weirdly Written Pacing Throws Off Story

  • By Mitch on 03-03-17

Great story, original!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

This book was full of mystery and suspense, as well as a healthy bit of horror. The Dark Game is something children play in the hour before sunset. This game allows them to touch another world, one created by the dark, mystical, and powerful emotional pain, fury, and hatred which the players of the game hold inside. It magnifies their emotions and feelings as well as their creativity. Nobody has more creativity than a child, they're also naive and innocent. They can be manipulated while playing the game, it leaves them very suggestible....


I enjoyed this book, it kept me engaged and hanging on to see what really happened all those years ago, and who murdered mr Ragland. Check it out, great story, and excellent narration!

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,292

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull for a S.K. book.

  • By raybaker23 on 02-01-19

New SK is always good SK!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I am so glad I got this title. I'm a huge fan of King, and I love that he's still putting out the hits! This is a story with several moving parts, and many fleshed out characters. The story starts out as a wrongfully accused yarn where the evidence contradicts itself, and right before you decide he was guilty, something else will come out to make you second guess. In addition to being a fan of horror, I also absolutely love true crime, and fictional/nonfunctional mysteries, so I found myself really enjoying that aspect.

The second half of the story takes a more definitive turn in the direction of the supernatural, and it feels like the beginning of a new book! King builds up these characters in the first half, and you really get a sense of who they are. After getting to know them, he takes you along on an adventure with some of these characters. This may seem at first to be a familiar story, but the 2nd half is all horror all King, and more than alright!

If you are a fan of SK, get this good. if you are a fan of mysteries, get this book, if you liked the Finders Keepers trilogy, then get this book, and if you dont fall into one of these categories, I STILL recommend it!

I paid for this book with my own money/credit!

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  • A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-blooded Murder

  • By: Gregg Olsen, Rebecca Morris, Linda Castillo - foreward
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Thirty-year-old Barbara Weaver was content to live as the Amish have for centuries - without modern convenience - but her husband, Eli, wanted a life beyond horses and buggies. Soon he gave in to the temptation of technology and found ways to go Online and meet women. When Barbara was found dead, shot in the chest at close range, all eyes were on Eli... and his mistress, a conservative Mennonite named Barb Raber. Barb drove Eli to appointments in her car. She gave him everything he asked for: a laptop, rides to his favorite fishing and hunting spots, and sex.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid True Crime novel

  • By justin on 06-05-18

Solid True Crime novel

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I had known about this tragic murder from a TV show, so I expected to enjoy Olsen's storytelling and learn more details of the case. The book did not disappoint. as I expected. I'd love to see Gregg's entire catalogue on audible, and someday we might just have that.

He provides lurid and fascinating details taken from Barb Raber's recorded jail calls. She thought she could dupe the police by speaking in Penn Dutch, but of course law enforcement had their own fluent officer! As I said, you learn a lot more about the relationship between not just Eli and Barb, but also with several other girls in his "stable". Most heartwrenching, you hear Barbara Weaver's own words in the form of her diary. The cycle of abuse and specifically spousal abuse, is the same whether in the suburbs of middle America or in the secluded world of the Andrew Weaver Amish.

The narrator was excellent as always, although I'd like to see a little more diversity in her voices. I give a 4 star rating because the book was great, but Olsen sets his own bar pretty high. if you love true crime then get this book, I expect you'll enjoy this one. As is the the case in many crimes of this nature, the real truth is left to some conjecture. Rest assured, the perpetrators are punished, but imo the punishment does not fit the heartless, brutal crime.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Video Night: A Novel of Alien Horror

  • By: Adam Cesare
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

Who better to repel a body-snatching alien invasion than a group of teenage horror nerds? Billy and Tom are best friends, but each knows that at the end of the school year they'll be moving in different directions. But why not go out with a bang and throw one last video night? They can invite some girls over, order a pizza, then maybe try and fight the alien infection that's taken hold over their suburban town. It's The Breakfast Club meets The Night of the Creeps in this slime-drenched '80s horror romp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 80's Creature Feature FUN!

  • By Char's Horror Corner on 03-29-18

Not exactly what I'd hoped for..

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I'll admit it, I'm a real sucker for 80's and early 90's pop culture and nostalgia. I got all the kitschy references to body-snatchers, and a few others, but if I'm being honest, it all felt a little forced.

In the end, I felt like the publishers had a meeting and said, "Gosh! we need to take advantage of the 80's pop culture fad brought on by "RP1" as the kids call it, and oh yes, dont forget "IT" by he who's name shall not be mentioned " and the result of that meeting was that some poor schmuck who was told to spit out an "original" tale that has 80's nostalgia weaved throughout" The problem, I think, is that the so-called schmuck was only 22yo and wasnt even born during the decade. Hell, he/she probably never even heard of Joy Division.

I won't say the book is not worth the credit...entirely. There are some cool parts that showed some original horror. I think that this could have been a great book if they had just set it in the present day, or some other more recent time. The fact that they describe this book as a "the Breakfast Club meets Night of the Creeps" If you're going to claim to the world that your story is of the same caliber as BC, NotC, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, etc., then you have some large. and sometimes grotesque shoes to fill! IMHO not only did they miss the mark, they hit mark's 10yo sister!!

Give it a chance, but know that it is nowhere near what the hype would have you believe. If you like my review, click the Helpful button! If not, you know what to do...

  • Predator: If It Bleeds

  • By: Bryan Thomas Schmidt - editor, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

An anthology celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Predator franchise, If It Bleeds includes 17 brand new, never-before-seen or heard stories featuring the Predators throughout space and time. Based entirely on the original films, novels, and comics, Predator: If It Bleeds reveals the Predators stalking prey in 12th-century Japan, ninth-century Viking Norway, World War I, Vietnam, the Civil War, Hurricane Katrina, and the modern day, as well as across the far reaches of future space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Stories involving Ya-ucha (Predator)

  • By justin on 03-26-18

Fun Stories involving Ya-ucha (Predator)

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I enjoyed almost every story. I am generally not a fan of short story collections, but this one was irresistible. We get to see Stone wall Jackson face these perfect hunters! Each story feels like a real historical antidote documenting the human encounters with this relentless foe.

I elect to keep my review short so I don't let any spoilers slip! If you are a fan of the Predator world of movies, books, and the occasional bloodbath, then this is the book for you. It's also convenient that each chapter starts a new story.

5 of 5 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 3,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,111

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

Haunting, Disgusting, Addicting...

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Nick Cutter is my favorite new author. I've read all three audible titles that he has out, and I love all three. Each novel has a high re-readability quotient. Yes, I made that term up, but it really is a thing!

Although this story doesn't have a ton of characters, and it mainly focuses on the scouts, I felt like I knew each one personally. I found myself feeling sad when one of them would come down with the...umm affliction. I feel like the characters all behaved in a believable manner considering the immensely terrifying and increasingly disgusting events they faced.

Give this one a try if you like good horror. I am a huge King fan, and I know it's cliche to compare a new author to his highness, Nick Cutter is the closest thing to Stephen King in comparison with the other new horror writers that I'm aware of.

Most importantly, this truly is an original tale! I realize there have been lots of creepy crawly books and movies out there, but this story, the characters, the 'worms', everything was completely original and horrifying. I'm writing this review after my 3rd read/listen, so I can say with authority that this one is highly re-readable and just excellent!

Narration was spot on. Mr. Brill has a great voice and I couldn't imagine anyone else reading each role. I will add him to my list of great narrators.

Keep them coming Nick!

  • All-American Murder

  • The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row
  • By: James Patterson, Alex Abramovich
  • Narrated by: Peter Coleman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

He was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later a Super Bowl veteran. He was a star tight end on the league-dominant New England Patriots, who extended his contract for a record $40 million. Aaron Hernandez's every move as a professional athlete played out in the headlines, yet he led a secret life-one that ended in a maximum security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly, I had to stop listening...

  • By T. Migliaccio on 01-25-18

Informative...if you've been living under a rock!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

This was my FIRST and LAST attempt at Patterson. This was literally a collection of news quotes and interviews strung together into a narrative. There is almost nothing new to be learned here and absolutely nothing you couldn't obtain by spending an afternoon at the Google machine.

I am a voracious reader, and I favor horror and true crime. It doesn't take much to file a FOI and obtain the court records, but this is a sad example of a NYT "top 10" author capitalizing on a tragic and violent story. The victims (including Hernandez's wife and baby) were not given the honor of a back story. You would think an author with the resources of JP would dig up some really interesting facts, antidotes, or something...but no.

Don't waste your time, you WILL end up returning it so save yourself those 7.5 odd hours reading it, being disappointed like I was for not taking the prior reviewer's advice, then waiting in a queue to return the credit. Get the newest M. William Phelps book! He is a way better author and underrated

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • If Looks Could Kill

  • By: M. William Phelps
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Big and brash, Jeff Zack didn't hide his rough lifestyle. And when he died, it was in plain sight: executed in the parking lot of a BJ's Wholesale Club in Akron, Ohio, by a motorcycle-riding assassin dressed in black.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • overall another great true crime yarn by Phelps

  • By justin on 11-11-16

overall another great true crime yarn by Phelps

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

This book a was a quintessential true crime. it had twists and turns; mystery, sex and great investigative reporting. As always, J. Charles was excellent! I love his narration for this genre.

if u love true crime give this one a try. I am positive yo you'll enjoy it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Entering Hades

  • The Double Life of a Serial Killer
  • By: John Leake
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

While serving a life sentence for the murder of a young girl, Jack Unterweger wrote seven books, saw his critically acclaimed autobiography made into a film, and became a cause celebre among influential Austrian literati who successfully campaigned for his release. Riding high on the fame, he arrived in Los Angeles where he nurtured his career as a journalist. Then, one by one, Hollywood prostitutes started turning up dead. Unterweger covered the story. There was a reason why his reporting of the crimes seemed so vivid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally something New!

  • By justin on 10-31-16

Finally something New!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

I've read every true crime book ever written. ...OK that's probably not true, but sometimes I feel that way... especially when it comes to Audible! That is why I was so excited by John Leake's excellent tale about the "career" of serial killer, and fascinating sadist Jack Unterweger. He is the Austrian Bundy in every way that matters. The author tells an enthralling and sometimes heart-pounding true crime yarn about a charismatic murderer who manages to gain the support of Austria's MVPs to the point that they petition the government to release him despite his life sentence that for murdering a woman brutally.

So, they let him out and... go figure, he goes on a prostitute-killing rampage. Leaks tells of the fame and fortune Unterweger enjoys as a celebrated author and "reformed man". He has most of them fooled... but there is a dogged investigation that finally gets into his trail.

Another aspect that I loved was learning how different the justice system is in Austria. The fact that the defendant can participate in cross-examination blew my sensible American mind, nevertheless it made for GREAT theatre!

The narrator did a great job with all the European accents and with both male and female voices. As a huge Audiobook fan and even bigger true crime junkie, I absolutely loved this book and I'd highly recommend it to any fan of the genre. Now I have to start looking for my next True Crime mystery! Enjoy!

12 of 12 people found this review helpful