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Julie Garrett

Gallipolis Ohio
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  • The Black Cat - Unabridged

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

"The Black Cat" tells an unforgettable tale of obsession, murder...and revenge! Poe's narrator, who admits to horribly mistreating the eponymous house pet, is forced to deal with the bizarre and unexplainable repercussions of his own vicious cruelty.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good reading of a classic

  • By Jo B. on 09-15-18

Short but Creepy

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This is one of Poe's best in my opinion and having it read out loud really brings out the CREEPY. Kevin does an amazing job with this story. I highly recommend this book.

  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Fort Raphael Publishing Company Edition)

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The Murders in the Rue Morgue was first published in 1841 in Graham's Magazine and is the first of three stories to center around Dupin, who here explains his theory of "ratiocination", where a precise, logical, and unemotional examination of the facts will lead to the solution of a mystery...no matter how bizarre the conclusion.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really brought to life

  • By Julie Garrett on 09-11-18

Really brought to life

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I so enjoyed listening to Poe being read to me. Kevin Theis did such a great job describing and bringing this story to life. Poe's books were written to read to you and Kevin absolutely nailed it. I highly recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a Transylvanian

  • A Story of Sex, Drugs and Rocky Horror
  • By: Kevin Theis, Ron Fox
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102

Confessions of a Transylvanian is a one-of-a-kind, backstage look at the greatest cult movie phenomenon of all time - the live Rocky Horror Picture Show - told by those who lived it. The highest-rated Rocky Horror book on the market, Confessions is a moving snapshot of life in a Rocky Horror cast that captures the grit, language and teenage angst of a group of fishnet-clad performers as they explore a world where the only rule was: Don't dream it. Be it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narrator makes this book entertaining.

  • By cosmitron on 05-16-18

So hilarious

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Ok...now this book had me laughing so hard my family thought I lost my mind sitting on the couch with my headphones on laughing so hard I was crying. I could listen to this story over and over again and laugh every time. Kevin does a wonderful job with the narrative. This is my number one recommend book this year. You have to listen to this story.

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • By: Washington Irving
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

This is an audio-enhanced version of Washington Irving's classic tale of horror and suspense, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - complete with sound effects and a musical soundtrack. It relates the story of Ichabod Crane, the lanky Tarrytown schoolmaster who is vying for the hand of the local beauty Katrina Van Tassel, along with local strongman and bully Brom Bones. After attending a party at the Van Tassels' one fall night, Crane learns of the legend of the mysterious and spectral Headless Horseman, who rides by night and terrorizes those who dare to travel Tarrytown by night. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sly, savvy, scary

  • By IndiaC on 09-07-18

This story is so much better hearing it

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I have always loved this story. Hearing it being read by Kevin is the best. He makes you really feel all the scary feels. This will be playing on my Alexa all of during October for the Halloween season. I absolutely recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Island of Doctor Moreau - Unabridged

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

This is an audio enhanced version - with music and sound effects - of a book long hailed as one of the great science fiction classics, H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau. It tells the story of Edward Prendick, a shipwreck survivor who is brought to an uncharted island where he encounters Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist bent on experimenting with human/animal hybrids. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Island of Dr Moreau

  • By Deedra on 08-28-18

Really enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Wow I really loved hearing this story. Kevin Theis truly brought this story to life. I actually had a few moments of fear and chills. When you listen to this book you feel as if you're right there. Kevin did an extraordinary job making me feel all the feels.
I highly recommend this book

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Split-Second Lifetime

  • By: Denise Kahn
  • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

On a business trip from the US to Paris, Jebby meets Dodi on a flight. Jebby is an ethnomusicologist, and Dodi is an international photographer. They are immediately attracted to each other, but from the very first moment Dodi triggers what seems like past life memories for Jebby of a poignant and passionate time they shared together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Split second lifetime

  • By Zoe on 05-15-17

Really enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

Any additional comments?

I suggest you listen to this when you can really sit and listen. Some of it at the beginning can get confusing but it does all come together nicely. I really enjoyed learning so much about music. The author did a really good job developing the characters. The narrator did a great job. The story was very enjoyable. I highly recommend this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mystery on the Bayou

  • Amelia Moore Detective Series, Book 6
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

While at the beach, Amelia is approached by a woman who is concerned about the son she gave up for adoption 16 years ago. Millie has been having nightmares that make her fear he is in danger. She petitioned the court to view the sealed records but was refused. Will Amelia and Rick be able to convince the courts to help them? If her son is in danger, will they get there in time?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Search for missing son linked to murder!

  • By LilMissMolly on 11-18-16

Great Mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this story. The narrator did a an excellent job telling the story. This is nice clean mystery filled read. The characters are very interesting an developed nicely. The story has some great twists an turns that will keep you guessing. There is romance also but it is a kept clean and sweet so it's good for any age to read. If your looking for a mystery filled romance with some pretty good action scenes then this is the book for you. I highly recommend this book for everybody.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Theta

  • Omega Series, Book 2
  • By: Lizzy Ford
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

The mind of Alessandra, the Oracle of Delphi, is under the control of the Supreme Magistrate, a brilliant politician determined to use her goddess-like powers to conquer deities and humans alike. With her thoughts and powers compromised, she begins to question her ability to stop the apocalyptic future revealed to her in cryptic visions - and who her enemy really is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a ride!

  • By Lilly Bell on 09-11-18

I loved this story

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

Any additional comments?

I am a huge fan of Greek Mythology and Lizzy Ford. This story pick up where Omega ended so I would highly suggest reading Omega before reading Theta. This is a fast paced and at times intense read. The narrator did an amazing job with the voices and pace of the read. All of the characters are well developed and add to the story. If you're looking for a book that can take you into the world of Greek Mythology and on a great adventure then this is the book for you. I highly recommend this book

  • The Alliance of Isian

  • The Isian Series, Book 2
  • By: Serena Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

War is coming and all the kingdoms must choose a side. Isian decides to make an alliance with their long-time enemies in order to defeat a common enemy. So Isian sends a proposal, offering their daughter to the prince, in order to ensure an alliance. Princess Gabrielle and her new husband, Prince Alec must learn to work together and trust each other in order to triumph in the approaching war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good sequel.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-29-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

Any additional comments?

This is a very enjoyable story. Romance, some mystery, magic and mythical creatures. What else can ya ask for? The narrator did a fantastic job with the characters. This story holds your attention all the way to the end. If you're looking for a book to take you away to a far away place with filled magic and mythical creatures then this is the book for you. I highly recommend this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Lost Love

  • Amelia Moore Detective, Book 5
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Julie Anderson feels a need to find the man she fell deeply in love with during her youth. When Julie went off to college to become a lawyer, she lost contact with her high school sweetheart. She now wants to know what became of Joey, and why he stopped writing to her. This is an assignment that intrigues Amelia. The thought of finding a long-lost love seems quite romantic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Such a sweet story!

  • By Leslie F. on 07-27-16

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would an I already have. This was a fun book to listen to. Full of mystery an 2nd chance love...who wouldn't wanna read about that??

What other book might you compare Her Lost Love to and why?

If fits right in with the other 4 books in the series

What does Diane Lehman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings the story such life. All the characters were very well voiced.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

there were some laugh out loud scenes

Any additional comments?

If you love a good mystery an 2nd chance love stories then this is book you're looking for. It is a fun, action-filled mystery with clean romance. I highly recommend this book