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  • How to Carry Bigfoot Home

  • By: Chris Tarry
  • Narrated by: Eric Fritzius
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The thirteen stories in Chris Tarry’s richly imagined debut, How To Carry Bigfoot Home, lay bare the insurmountable forces that determine who we are and who we become. From an out-of-work dragon-slaying father in “Here Be Dragons” to a family arguing aboard a rocket ship in “Topics in Advanced Rocketry,” the stories use fantastic settings, blazing wit, and imaginative circumstances to explore very human truths. The stories work to reconcile the public self with the private heart. To contemplate the monsters we carry home and lay bare for the ones we love the most. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun and dark collection

  • By bannedlibrary on 08-31-18

A fun and dark collection

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I will admit, when I saw the cover I was a bit wary thinking this might be a collection of children's stories. Whoa was I wrong. A fun collection of adult horror, I ran through this book in one sitting and am going through it again. From dark to darkly funny, each story complements the others with thoughts of parentage, loss, love, and general adult misgivings. This audio will have you through that shift or exercise in no time.

1 of 1 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 3,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,115

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

Dark

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-16

A few boys on an island dealing with a viral madness. Dark and engaging, I finished this one in a day.

  • The Casquette Girls: A Novel

  • The Casquette Girls, Book 1
  • By: Alys Arden
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Revised edition: This edition of The Casquette Girls includes editorial revisions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rich in Louisiana Lore

  • By The Audiobookworm on 07-15-16

Good fun, great New Orleans feel

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-16

A fun and quick read that is full of vampires, witches, and New Orleans goodness without pandering with the usual voodoo mess.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,610

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

For the fans

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-16

A great memoir including most of the principal voices of the classic movie. A true love letter with great stories and heartfelt joy.

  • We Don't Need Roads

  • The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy
  • By: Caseen Gaines
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a hit. For the first time ever, the story of how these two young filmmakers struck lightning is being told by those who witnessed it. We Don't Need Roads includes original interviews with Zemeckis, Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and over 50 others who contributed to one of the most popular and profitable film trilogies of all time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for fans - good for others.

  • By Pete Johns on 06-25-15

great history of a great movie

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-16

a fun and exhaustive history of one of my favorite movies. it's also a very good look at not only the creation of a movie, but how a story can evolve.

  • When the Women Come Out to Dance (Unabridged Stories)

  • By: Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by: Taye Diggs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

In this collection of new and recently published short fiction, Elmore Leonard demonstrates the superb characterizations, dead-on dialogue, vivid atmosphere, and driving plotting that have made him a household name. And once more this master of crime illustrates that the line between the law and the lawbreakers is not as firm as we might think.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Elmore

  • By John Mertus on 01-21-04

the best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-16

Elmore Leonard was the master of crime fiction and this book of short stories proves it.

  • The Drop

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog bac.k…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soooooo great

  • By Candace Russell on 12-15-16

solid crime story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-16

A good story of life in a little community where everyone knows everyone but not all their secrets.

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  • The Chimes

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,075
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,351
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6,345

A haunting tale set on New Year's Eve, The Chimes tells the story of a poor porter named Trotty Veck who has become disheartened by the state of the world, until he is shown a series of fantastical visions that convince him of the good of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Version of "The Chimes" on Audible!

  • By Gillian on 12-14-15

showing it's age

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Dickens is a master at what he does, but what he does is starting to show its age. listen for the language or just skip.

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  • Free: Sherlock Holmes- The First Great Detective

  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Thomas A. Shippey
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,217

We are familiar with Sherlock Holmes's methodology—using clues, facts, evidence, and reason to solve the case. Here, go inside the world of the 19th century and see what circumstances paved the way for such a hero. Then, turn to some of Sherlock's most exciting cases.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Slim on 03-04-16

easy insightful lesson

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

The speaker is clear and knowledgeable. The information about Sherlock is well rounded and interesting.