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  • The Darkwater Bride

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,564
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,410
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13,368

Late Victorian London. When James Miller, the most respectable of Scottish businessmen, is pulled, dead, from the Thames, his daughter is drawn into an investigation which reveals a whole world of secrets and corruption. Alongside local detective Culley, Catriona’s search for her father’s killer leads all the way to the tragic truth behind the ghostly legend of The Darkwater Bride and the power of her deadly kiss. The Darkwater Bride combines the genres of the Victorian mystery thriller with the equally classic Victorian mode of the ghostly tale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • spooky audio drama / sex & violence crime fiction

  • By Paul on 04-07-19

kept my interest

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

Had a difficult time with the heroine's naivete in sharp contrast to her demanding nature

  • Stop Walking on Eggshells

  • Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder
  • By: Randi Kreger, Paul T. Mason
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel you are "walking on eggshells" to avoid the next confrontation? Here's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Occasionally A Book Is Like an Epiphany. 2nd Ed Is

  • By Stephen on 09-08-12

HOLY *EXPLETIVE* !

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

I'm NOT CRAZY! BPD exists! VALIDATION and paths toward recovery lay within.. HOLY *EXPLETIVE*! Yes!

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,730

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
  • Will Patton great - story so so

  • By Randall on 06-19-18

Thoroughly enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Great story, Excellent performance! Maybe the familiarity of the Patton-reads-King from the Mr Mercedes series colors my judgement, but I truly enjoyed this.

0 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260

Being an empath has its advantages. Nineteen-year-old Harley Merlin can sense people’s emotions, among other things. It’s how she snagged her first job pinpointing cheaters at a casino. But she has no clue where she got these freakish powers because she spent her childhood jumping from home to home in the foster system, and her father left her with nothing more than a cryptic note. Then she crosses paths with a terrifyingly real monster. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Torn

  • By Marlie bailey on 02-01-19

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Mediocre with a chance of improvement

Enjoyed this because it was not a taxing read, but 2 hurdles I ran across:

1. Although the reader tries to differentiate between characters by using different voices, the male voices were too whiny to take seriously. I'm sorry, but the men just sounded like spoiled teenagers, and it was distracting.

2. Ok, so all magical fantasy stories will henceforth be compared to the Harry Potter series. There are going to be parallels (orphaned magical person ✅, blood magic allowing communication with beasts ✅, magical dimension protected from human awareness ✅, biological substance pressed to a metal object to retrieve the secret message hidden inside ✅, etc) but these parallels don't need to be a shot at the HP series. Don't refer to "wands" as children's stories yet use an "espirit" as a magical amplifier. Call 'em wizards, warlocks, witches, whatever... regional differences in the vernacular shouldn't be an issue. Got it... this isn't HP. Nor is it LOTR. Magical continuity between books/series can be a good thing. Don't diminish them.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Joyland

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,649

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great Stephen King crime/mystery

  • By Mark on 07-11-13

Another homage to 60s-70s themeparks. meh.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

It was ok. Or, rather, it had potential to be ok.

Too many charcters had bit parts so i didn't care to identify their names at all... making the climax truly anti-climactic.

  • Time's Convert

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,555

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting and disappointing narration

  • By LKF on 09-19-18

SMH

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Pass.

Couldn't continue because I rolled my eyes so hard they got stuck... in hindsight, viewing my regret.

I've read all other books in this series and truly only enjoyed the first, A Discovery of Witches. This one felt so stretched for content.

  • Wicked

  • The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,619
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,001
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,051

Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's not easy being green

  • By Kathleen on 07-30-08

Tried so hard to get into it. Failed.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

The musical must be a hit because of the music and visual appeal, because the story is completely lackluster.

Essentially a soap opera that wants to be magical, but never quite makes it. I didn't care about the characters or the numerous attempts at social commentary.

I thought listening to the book would increase my interest - i really wanted to like it, wanted to explore the fantasy stories from another point of view - but it lacked everything necessary to be interesting.

Fairly certain I sported a frown of distaste every time i listened, wondering why I continued... Hoping... Hoping for improvement... Frowning more as I realize I just didn't like this story.

If you're looking for magic, adventure and characters to love, go elsewhere.

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,931
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,937

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Get to the point already!

  • By Roberto Flores on 01-10-15

Something happened

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Was intrigued but skeptical. Better than i expected, but not his best. Worth the credit.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,042

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Infuriating

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Stepford wife psychology. Disappointingly Appalling. Outdated thought process with victim mentality. How is this "thrilling" ?

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy

  • Hogwarts for Muggles
  • By: William Irwin, Gregory Bassham
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 239

Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected.

  • By Barzins on 11-14-15

College course on Harry Potter

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Some editing issues - need time between chapters /theories, but the content was definitely fantastic