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  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179

In this dark psychological thriller, Olivia Taylor believes she has suffered the worst life can throw at her after the breakup of her marriage. Full of hope, she starts a new life with her nine-year-old daughter, Ellie, only to find the worst is yet to come. Meeting Michael Crossman is the beginning of an unspeakable nightmare for Olivia, and her world slowly unravels. It is only through the retelling of her story that we piece together what has led her to become a mere shadow of the woman she once was.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emding falls short<br />

  • By Traybell on 10-19-16

mainly long romance

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I found this book to be boring. It is mainly a ridiculous long love story with lots of sex scenes. The woman who is the main character has no self worth or confidence. I figured out the supposedly shocking ending quite soon into the book and to me it seemed quite obvious. Read the whole book hoping for a twist I wasn't expecting only to be dissatisfied by the end and unsurprisingly it was the twist I was expecting.

  • Fight the MonSter

  • By: Jodi Bricker, Doug Dandridge, Jason Kristopher, and others
  • Narrated by: John Solo, Rayna Cole, Nick J. Russo, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

A ruthless killer shows a real hunger for fame. Struggling through the wilderness, an infected man tries to lead zombies away from his family. Hell hath no fury like a woman murdered. Civil War soldiers discover the secrets of a Southern swamp. Can Christmas magic survive the zombie apocalypse? A ship of the dead hunts the living on the high seas. Dinner in a diner takes on divine import. A 200-year-old vampire has a little surprise waiting for his next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In regards to all the stories here

  • By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 01-14-16

These are not good stories.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I enjoyed maybe 1 or 2 of the short (very) short stories. Very rare I rate a book this low but for the price it was not worth it. I listened to this book and the audio was good.

  • Tortured Dreams

  • The Dreams & Reality Series
  • By: Hadena James
  • Narrated by: Christy Lynn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain's door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people's futures. She has survived attacks by two different serial killers and devoted her life to studying the darker side of human history. A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims. She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Prepare to suspend your disbelief

  • By Jeremy Tischer on 08-17-15

Book isn't bad but audio is!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

The book was not bad and ai would have enjoyed but the lady they have narrating it seems to end each and every sentence over emphasizing the last word. That makes it sound really odd and I have to say as a avid audible listener (1 or 2 books every 2 to 3 days) that I am extremely dissatisfied and disappointed in the narration of this book. made 8t very hard to follow story line.

  • Burnt Offerings

  • Valancourt 20th Century Classics
  • By: Robert Marasco
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,608

Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it's an offer that's too good to refuse. There's only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals. But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to emerge from her room, and it soon becomes clear that something weird and terrifying is happening in the house.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunted house story more creepy than horrific

  • By Calliope on 05-03-17

Very predictable and a bit monotonous

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Okay so I understand this is a very popular book that many have enjoyed. I found it very predictable and also somewhat monotonous. not my faveorite book at all but tgen again not the worst. A couple looking to get out of the city find a advertisement for a beautiful huge house out by the ocean. Ater they figure out they really can afford to stay in this mansion with resort like property and they move in for the summer strange things start to happen to the family.

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  • The Grave Tender

  • By: Eliza Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Homer V. Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

At 10 years old, Hadley Dixon's life changed forever. Since those few tragic weeks, she's tried to keep the past buried, but old bones have a way of rising up. Grown now, Hadley can't hide any longer. Haunted by a boy who never made it home, a woman who sings in moonlight and dances in flames, and the strange, scarred recluse who watches it all from the shadow of the pines, the time has come for Hadley to pay for her sins.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange Narration and Audio Problems

  • By Katherine on 12-18-17

Thought Provoking , Engaging, A Must Read

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

I read and listen to a lot of audiobooks usually finishing a book between every one to three days at most and I can tell this book is one that will stay fresh in my memory for a long time. I do believe a lot people didn't care for this book much saying it is "too dark", unfortunately life can be dark, very dark. This book is about a family and their past with what I believe is to be as happy of a ending as could be unlike real life. Now there are some dark scary topics in this book from rape to abuse but I think it is well written and loved the surprise twist, (I often have most plots figured out well in advance) although I had figured some of it out I definitely didn't guess all of it. I read this through in one day, listening to it on audiobook, I have a bad bug and was laying in bed most of the time so I fully expected to drift off to sleep like I do with so many books no matter the genre. My favorite genres being horror and also mystery. I didn't fall asleep listening to this book and that is great, instead it kept me engaged in the story the whole time. I wasn't going to get this book because of some of the negative reviews but in the end I got it, I hope you will give it a read and decide for yourself if you also liked it. Oh as a added note although there are some bad things that happen I did appreciate the lack of bad language, sex scenes, and also that even though there is rape etc it isn't descriptive for those type of scenes. Yet you still are right there as it is all happening.

  • Life Expectancy

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New life for Koontz

  • By MarDin on 09-05-05

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There were some parts that seemed a little "wordy" and I started to feel a little repetition but I definitely would recommend as a worthwhile read. I listen to audio books at night or when not feeling to fall asleep and that was not happening with this book! The audio version is well done.

  • The Face

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 700

He's Hollywood's most dazzling star, who is worshiped by millions and hated by one twisted soul. His existence is under siege as a series of terrifying, enigmatic "messages" breaches the security systems of his Bel Air estate. The boxes arrive mysteriously, one by one, at Channing Manheim's compound. Manheim's security chief, ex-cop Ethan Truman, is used to looking beneath the surface of things. But until he entered the orbit of a Hollywood icon, he had no idea just how slippery reality could be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Peggie on 01-29-05

Great Book highly recommend

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

This book is why I fell in love with Koontz. I recently decided to start reading Koontz books from the date published rereading ones already read years ago and enjoying the ones I missed. This is a great book and although I thought I had it figured it out was surprised at times. Can not really add much else others have not or that isn't in description other than I enjoyed this and I am extremely glad I decided to go back to his beginning works.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,532

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

worth reading definitely recommended

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

I was unsure about this book but it came up as recommended and was free with kindle so I decided to try it and am extremely glad I did. It was worth reading and has good narration as I listened to on audible. It is a mystery that unfolds as one of the rescued retells what happened to the FBI agents interviewing her. I am a avid horror and mystery fan. Give this book a try. probably will appeal more to women then men in my opinion but could definitely be wrong. The story is about girls being kidnapped and being help hostage in a huge indoor garden and all about their lives and what goes on.

  • In a Cottage in a Wood

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Helen Keeley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 881

Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve's hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below. Two weeks later, as Neve's wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap - a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with a Light On!

  • By David on 09-24-17

Great writing good mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Enjoyed the book and the audible narration. This is the first book I have read by this author and although I did enjoy it very much I was a little dissapointed there was not more to it or the mystery. I did figure out what was to come and who the bad guys were fairly fast and fairly easily so that was dissapointing. It was a easy relaxing read after my usual horror and suspense novels. Did seem a little like a typical woman's book.

  • Break You

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

Somehow, Luther Kite has found them. Following the events of Desert Places and Locked Doors, Andy Thomas and Violet King are hiding out in the wilds of northern Canada, where Violet has a four-month-old son and a burgeoning romance with Andy. On a cold, rainy night at their cabin in the woods, the promise of an idyllic life that seems just around the corner is shattered when a man from their past, a monster of pure malevolence, returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I felt like a SUCKER. More S&M than thriller.

  • By HistoryBoy on 08-05-15

Great third book in this series.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

So the tables get turned in this 3rd book of the Luther Kite series. It was much shorter than I expected although it says it is a novella and the price reflects that. This was clearly my fault for not reading the full description. I still highly enjoyed and found it worth reading. I especially liked the ending. Not sure where the bad reviews are coming from especially the ones stating this is not his typical writing for this series or that it us not a thriller because it is. And I even read one that said it was just a love story and that it is not except to describe relationships and where the characters are in life.