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  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,634
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,189

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really tried to like it

  • By Candy M Tuttle on 08-28-18

Absolutely awful recording

1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-15

Any additional comments?

Why spend so much money on a cast like this only to make a terrible recording? I couldn't keep up with the story line because I couldn't understand half of the dialogue. Between the actors' screams, shrieks, and heavy breathing while I had no idea what was happening and the long, odd pauses, I had to give up. Glad I didn't pay for this one.

18 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Ashes

  • Ashes Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ilsa J. Bick
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,022

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Readable Story About the End of the World

  • By Aser Tolentino on 09-25-12

Unbearable Narrator

3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-12

Would you try another book from Ilsa J. Bick and/or Katherine Kellgren?

I am only two hours into this book, and I almost can't listen anymore. There is a fine line between drama and melodrama, and Katherine Kellgren crosses it at absolutely every opportunity. I'm astonished she has been nominated for so many Audies. Her shrieking affects me like fingernails on a chalk board, which is a shame because I am particularly intrigued by postapocalyptic fiction. If Kellgren narrates the sequel, I'll have to remember to just get the book from my library.

40 of 48 people found this review helpful