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  • Lullaby

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 696

New York Times best-selling author of Fight Club, which was adapted into a major motion picture, Chuck Palahniuk offers a haunting tale. Winner of the Northwest Booksellers Association Award, Palahniuk is one of the rare literary geniuses who has been able to bridge the gap between a cult following and commercial success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Palahniuk's New Hit

  • By RockyToTheMoon on 01-12-05

Curiously Addictive

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This is one crazy book. I loved it. From start to finish, the author provides us with a rich and compelling storyline. Odd and mystical and fun and soulful and sad and confusing and brilliant. Loved the characters and all the “class action lawsuit” flimflams along the way. The story is so unique and fascinating, I couldn’t help but love it. You will too.

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,262
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,659

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent vocal performance

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

Creepy. Disturbing. Perfection.

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Stephen King calls it his scariest work, and not without good reason. It was inspired, in part, by some true events and revolted him so much he threw it in a drawer and did not intend to publish it. However, commitments resurrected the manuscript, and thank God. The movie (which is also brilliant), pales in comparison to this wickedly chilling tale. Each word is painstakingly chosen and each sentences expertly crafted to lite you helplessly deeper into the terror of Pet Sematary. Michael C. Hall kills in his narration. He is so good it’s scary. And his Down East dialect is as pure and convincing as a weathered lobsterman.

My husband and I live in Florida, but we love Maine and try to visit yearly. This year, we stayed in Belfast, and on a misty rainy Wednesday (our only dreary day in a string of sunny blue sky days) we took a little car ride to Bangor. We found Stephen King’s glorious house - you can drive right up - and toured the town. We even found, quite by accident, the Thomas Hill Standpipe which was the inspiration for the Derry Standpipe in King’s marathon novel “IT.” Adjacent to it was a small field with a bench where King wrote much of his story. It was quite a thrill to walk in the same footsteps King had actually walked and breathe the same air... to see the same scenery and to be in a place of such masterful creation. We also visited Mount Hope Cemetery, where the actual Pet Sematary movie scenes were filmed. On this misty damp summer day, Mount Hope was more stunning and beautiful and eerie than on any clear day. It’s an enormous hilly ancient cemetery which rivals the splendor of Bonaventure in Savannah. Some feat. And it’s a definite Must See if you’re ever in Bangor.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,328

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing From Stephen King

  • By Myles on 11-02-18

The Evolution Of (a) King

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I’m fascinated by the depths of creative talent in Stephen King’s work. He never disappoints. Prior to ordering this audiobook, I noticed quite a few poor reviews, and was confused. I just couldn’t imagine anyone not liking a Stephen King novel, so I HAD to purchase it, to see what could possibly be missing. The truth of the matter is, NOTHING is missing! The Outsider is rich and spooky and an intense brilliant novel. Probably one of King’s best. I found it thrilling throughout - at times uncomfortably so. Which is a perfect scenario for a horror story. The storylines and plots in this book are so well conceived and blended that you get entirely lost in the work to the point of being there, in the actual story. The narration is flawless. To those who were disappointed in this work, the only thing I can say is... not every story is going to end with a bucket of pig’s blood. Exercise your minds and follow the evolution of this master as he takes you deeper into what horror is truly about. King is only getting better. This book is proof. Amazing.

0 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,533
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,536

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

WOW! CREEPY AF!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

This book is everything you want in a creepy story. The characters are raw and the plot lines are like a bowl of spaghetti that comb out perfectly at the end. The ghost’s image is frightening, but it’s Stephen Lang’s narration that sends the audiobook to next level horror. Lang is brilliant and at the tippy top of his creepy Southern Preacher game. The long slow enunciations and crisp consonants as punctuation will send literal chills up your spine. This is such a great horrible book. Listen to it!

  • A Killer's Mind

  • Zoe Bentley Mystery
  • By: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked me from the beginning...

  • By shelley on 08-05-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

A really good thriller I picked up from Kindle Unlimited. Believable and tense. Methodical and enjoyable. Good characterization and well paced. Loved the dot dot dot ending. Read it.

  • When Never Comes

  • By: Barbara Davis
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

 As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow - until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn’t the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde become public, a media circus ensues, and Christy-Lynn runs again. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story about healing and new starts in life

  • By Virginia Kilmer on 08-18-18

Such a sweet story!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I loved this book from start to finish. I loved the characters - each fleshed out well and true. I loved the thread of hope throughout the story and Christ Lynn’s coming of age. There was softness where there could have been resentment. Love where there could have been selfishness. It’s a great lesson on doing right and being fearless. Thoroughly enjoyable and wise.

  • The Friend

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 371

On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben. She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit - someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good psychological suspense

  • By Candice on 03-25-18

Love the ending!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

The narration was hurried and staccato throughout most of this book - especially in the beginning. I slowed it down, but then it dragged. The story itself was okay. Nothing breathtaking. It kind of meandered and I got distracted a lot and had to refocus. Not sure if that was the book’s fault or mine. The best part, by far, was the end. Just desserts.

  • I Am Watching You

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,039
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,039

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy Thriller With Depth

  • By Sara on 07-15-18

Nope

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

This book is endless and took forever to move. It was not suspenseful. It was not believable. It was not interesting. It lumbered on and on and bored me so much I put it down more than I picked it up. So, really, it was my fault it took almost four weeks to finish. Had I known things didn’t start happening until chapter 46, I would have skipped ahead because everything in between was just dopey, superfluous, and paranoid. To say the plot is thin is an understatement; and the end was removed from the rest of the book so it made no sense. Glad this was a Kindle Unlimited book and I didn’t pay extra for it.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Child

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

Susie did something that she knows she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption, to keep her infidelity secret from her family. Louise, Susie's daughter, feels the effects of that decision echoing down through the years - her mother has always been difficult, too strict with her but not strict enough with her sister, Grace, who is wild and out of control. And Danny, Susie's husband, adores her but has always sensed something wrong at the heart of their marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it WAY more than I thought I would

  • By ~Portia on 07-25-18

Overwhelmingly Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

It is almost an aside for how lovingly and gruelingly emotional the content of this book is. Mainly, it’s a lesson in the human spirit and the avenues and mountains it can conquer. The writing is brilliant, to be sure, but it is the triumph and serenity of forgiveness that is the real core of the book’s message. I cannot say with mortal words what a gift this writing truly is. You’ll just have to see for yourself. Read it. Enjoy it. Learn from it.

  • Providence

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 727

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed. Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off...until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This story went nowhere. Dully. Pointlessly.

  • By George on 07-04-18

Six Stars

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

The extra star is for the moment you realize why Eggs is called Eggs. Thanks Caroline.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful