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  • Lake Nutaq

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 6
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Running from his own demons, Shane Ryan ends up in a cozy little cabin in New Hampshire waiting out a snowstorm. Despite the idyllic setting of ice frosted trees and snow covered lawns, Shane's peaceful hideout is suddenly plunged into chaos. A Micmac ghost army, led by Broken Nose, goes on a rampage of torture and murder. Shane may be a ghostbusting expert, but without his fighting gear, his chances are slim in winning the battle against a supernatural horde.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Torture ruins everything

  • By Meep on 09-06-17

Another amazing chapter in the story!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Again, this book was amazing! I love following Shane Ryan’s story as he fights the evil dead that plague the northeast. In this story, Shane fibds himself trapped in a snowstorm, only to find himself shut into a cabin near the Lake Nutaq. Once again, strange forces are fostering the most handouts of dead souls, in this case, a revenge seeking Chief named Btoken Nose and his tribe. With the help of Shane’s friend and partner Frank, abd Franks new ghostly find; The Englishman, the peaceful lake retreat fast becomes a ghostly battleground. This book is a hauntingly good follow up to the Berkeley Street Series!

  • The Embalmer

  • A Steve Jobz Thriller, Volume 1
  • By: Vincent Zandri
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

You might think that a guy with the name of Steve Jobz would be one lucky man. That he'd be rich and have the world at his fingertips. But instead, Jobz is barely making ends meet at the New York State Department of Unemployment Insurance Fraud. A former cop who was forced to retire early after shooting a young man of color during a convenience store holdup, Jobz has since resigned himself to wasting away his days in a four-by-four cubicle inside an office space that's more boring than watching the paint dry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Enjoyable Detective Thriller

  • By Brian on 09-15-17

A creepy serial killer!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

Where does The Embalmer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I've read probably thousands and this one is up there in one of my favorite crime books now!

What other book might you compare The Embalmer to and why?

I would compare it to Konraths Jack Daniels series. It has the grit of hardened detectives with the Greyson's addition of a psychopathic and dangerous serial killer.

Which scene was your favorite?

I always love the opening scenes of books, they give a broad statement as to what I will be reading. In this case the witness who found the dead lady while he was jogging in the park was my favorite. The fact that he touched her and was honest enough to consider asking her out on a date not knowing she was dead set the stage for a great book.

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

The whole book did! Knowing these things like unemployment scans are real. I think the one thing that moved me was when the man came home to his morbidly obese wife. The feelings of sadness and disgust was very real.

  • The Lady on the Rooftops

  • By: Francis CoCo
  • Narrated by: Kevin Iggens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Angus Gregory is 14 years old when he moves to Fairhope, Wisconsin, with his family. The first thing to strike him, when he moves to the small town, are the Missing posters of the boy from the college. The second thing is the lady on the rooftops. Only Angus can see her - but she's there - dressed in a black cloak, her eyes focused straight ahead as she walks hurriedly across the rooftops of the buildings downtown.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily Worth It

  • By Big Cheese on 08-28-17

Surprisingly great read!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

Would you listen to The Lady on the Rooftops again? Why?

I received this book for free as a trade for an honest review. Yes I would read this book again! At the beginning and was unsure, but this book turned out to be a creepy book that I will definitely read more than once.

What did you like best about this story?

I received this book for free as a trade for an honest review. Yes I would read this book again! At the beginning and was unsure, but this book turned out to be a creepy book that I will definitely read more than once.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Iggens – was your favorite?

My favorite character is angus Gregory. I feel for him being a kid who had to move away from what was familiar to him and go along with his mom to a town that had strict rules and scares.?

Who was the most memorable character of The Lady on the Rooftops and why?

I'd have to say angus again. His story left a mark as the changes he faced.

Any additional comments?

This was a great read! The narrator performed wonderfully in my opinion!!

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  • Wretchedness

  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

A peculiar tablet unearthed in a Middle Eastern ossuary provokes madness in those who encounter it. One by one, people come under the tablet's sway and are subjected to horrific visions and dreams. In time, the tablet's true purpose becomes clear: It is the harbinger of an eons-dead god whose reemergence will steep the world in terror and suffering. Having put the pieces together, two men race against the clock and attempt to disrupt the terrifying work of an ancient cult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even creepier

  • By Porkchop1 on 11-13-17

Another Great Ibsen horror!!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

What did you love best about Wretchedness?

I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
I'm a huge Ibsen fan! What I loved best about this title is the obscure story it told. Not your typical ghost story or possession by ancient artifact!

Who was your favorite character and why?

While I liked all the carachters, I think the older woman, Renee (so) was my favorite. While she was descending into madness from the curse of the tablet, she was honest, while a bit psychotic, from the beginning.

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

Jane Urey is a wonderful narrator! I have read several Ibsen titles that he narrated, and he breathes a life and individuality to each carachter that the printed method just doesn't offer!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

An Ancient Evil That Should Have Been Left Buried.

Any additional comments?

While I am legally blind and biased as I only read audiobooks I feel that the author and the narrator provide a wonderful combination and delivery of a story that I will read more than once!

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  • Asylum

  • The Afterlife Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 580

College professor Stephen Barlow needs cash. Badly. He puts his skepticism aside and signs on to a paranormal research organization in the hopes of scoring a fat bonus. Enter Chaythe Asylum: a long-shuttered and controversial institution where patients were allegedly subjected to unethical experiments. Stephen deems the old building, closed in 1989 after a series of grisly murders, as good a place as any to explore the possibility of the supernatural, and arranges to take a tour with his students. But it turns out that the asylum is not as abandoned as it seems. There is something sinister in the building.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Asylum

  • By Zoe on 08-18-17

Another great read!!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Asylum to be better than the print version?

I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am legally blind and cannot read the printed work. That being said, the life the narrator brings to the audio version would make me a listener even if I could see!

Which character – as performed by Joe Hempel – was your favorite?

I truly liked Professor Barlow. He was a professor down on his luck and he was the witness of a major crisis in the death of the student by hit and run. The character was real in the sense that he had true feelings and he wasn't the typical stuffy college prof. He couldn't stand his office mate and he interacted with people like a normal guy. He wasn't afraid to tell a lie to suit his needs.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Some things are best left alone.

Any additional comments?

I am a huge fan of Ibsen! This new series did not disappoint! The characters were very realistic, the plot flowed easily for me, and the narrator brought life to the book! I can not wait for the next installment!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Breakwater

  • The Mer Chronicles
  • By: Errin Stevens
  • Narrated by: Sean Posvistak
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The sirens of Griffins Bay are in trouble, and the recent slew of royal suicides looks to be the least of their worries. For one, unless a blood relative of the queen shows up, no one's around to staff the monarchy. Well, except for a whack-job bureaucrat and he seriously won't do. Worse is the community unrest threatening siren society, a problem caused by too many humans in the pool, which means Simon and his off-limit girlfriend will have to run and hide if they want to make more of their flirtation....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Breakwater

  • By ZOE R on 11-05-17

I'm not into fantasy books but.....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-17

I was given this book upon request and I am volunteering this review. I have to admit, I do not care for a lot of fantasy titles . However, this book has captivated me and caught my interest ! Being the second book in the series, you really need to read the first one in order to catch the story. These are not standalone novels . But I instantly fell in love with this series! I fell in love with the characters immediately and am looking forward to continuing the journey with them! The book was performed wonderfully by the narrator , giving the characters life and individuality! I would recommend this title and a series to all of my friends who love fantasy novels!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Memory of Water

  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: J. Austin Moran II
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Slade Harris will do anything for a story, including murdering the woman he loves. Slade doesn't think twice about jumping out of a plane or conducting disastrous love affairs to gather material for his work, but his self-indulgent life is catching up with him. Stumbling through his late 30s hopeless and a little drunk, Slade has a dazzling, dangerous idea which will change his life forever. It's going to be Slade's ultimate story...and all he's hoping for is to survive it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Memory of Water

  • By mani on 08-05-17

wonderful read!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-17

I was given this book upon request and I'm volunteering in review. This book was absolutely amazing! It kept me guessing from beginning until the end (well ! I'm thoroughly intrigued with Slade! This book is a psychological roller coaster that keeps you on the edge of your seat ! And everything to the wonderful Paxton idea but the author, the plot of the river wonderfully by the narrator! The book I read often takes me days to finish, but I read this book in one sitting! A true page Turner from end to end!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Iniquitous

  • By: Craig R. Key
  • Narrated by: Diane Lehman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Alcoholic Private Investigator, Drew Schweitzer, is hired to aid the police in a Missing Persons case by the parents of a terminally ill little girl, Abby Deirdre, who disappeared from the hospital a month earlier. Unsure if the child is still alive, the Pi finds himself in a race against time to find her before her condition worsens or at least find the people who took her. With every new discovery, it seems that Abby's disappearance may be linked to something worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery turned Paranormal

  • By Big Cheese on 08-08-17

Unexpected great read!!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Where does Iniquitous rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is up in my list of good reads! I've read thousands of books it has to be in the top 50.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was PI Drew. I loved his story, and although he was a run down alcoholic ex-cop, the telling of his journey to who he is currently is a story in itself! He suffered great loss and I feel it made him more personable despite his problems with the drink and suicidal ideation.

Which character – as performed by Diane Lehman – was your favorite?

Again, Drew was my favorite. Although the reader was female, she put through the gruff and blatant emotion of the grizzled PI

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

While it did not make me laugh or cry, I was greatly saddened by the story of Drew where he lost his wife and young child to postpartum depression. Additionally, I had a strong reaction to the children being taken who had terminal illnesses.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I read it in its entirety in one sitting!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful