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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,057
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,070

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Rivetting

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Truly amazing. I was on the edge of my seat from the start. Even though the events are mildly predictable, this is a perfect thing for this story. It's predictable in the way that you're lead by the suspense, fearing what you know will come, with just enough twists to lull you into a false sense of safety before things actually happen. Absolutely worth the listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Annihilation

  • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,619
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,271
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,271

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, bad narrator

  • By Julian P. on 01-26-16

Can't get through it with this narration

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I'm not one for leaving negative reviews, in fact, I try very hard not to, but the narration in this is so awful that I couldn't make it out of the first chapter. I do not wish to insult the narrator - I truly hope that this was just a bad stylistic choice for this particular novel and not her regular way- but the weird inflections, odd mispronunciations and emphasis on incorrect syllables, not to mention the overall odd, loping, gate of her speech honestly reminds me of the pained way my grandmother used to speak after her stroke, when she really wanted to convey the idea but just couldn't get her mouth to enunciate the words the way she wanted without speaking very slowly and thinking her way through every single syllable of the words she was saying. As for what I heard of the story, -which, I also feel terrible leaving a review of something I haven't finished, but I felt the poor quality needed to be known regardless- maybe it's just the narration casting a negative hue over the writing, but the writing style smacks of someone trying to make every character sound haughty and pompous. While yes, they are all supposed to be well educated, highly intelligent characters, they just come off as old money, wanna-be, blue-bloods. That aside, even the first chapter is full of well painted scenes, beautiful descriptions, and a fantastic sense of suspense that I loved. I truly cannot express my disappointment with this. I plan to try to get the kindle version and read it myself in hopes that this story will redeem itself as the book goes on; I really did love the premise of this and was very excited to read/hear it, but I just can't get through it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • John Dies at the End

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,920

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-12

Beautiful head trip

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

This is a ride you have to take. Very worth the slightly haunting paradigm shift it causes.

  • Hidden Wisdom

  • A Guide to Western Inner Traditions
  • By: Richard Smoley, Jay Kinney
  • Narrated by: Ethan Sawyer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

The co-editors of Gnosis magazine explore the many esoteric traditions that Western culture has to offer. While terms from Eastern spiritual practices such as Zen, mantra, and karma have become part of our daily lexicon, the traditions of Western spirituality have been largely unexplored by people searching for non-mainstream routes to spiritual experience. But for those who identify with Western culture, Western religious traditions have their own wisdom teachings that are more suitable to their needs and expectations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had to give it 5 Stars

  • By Barbara on 03-17-14

Wonderfully informative and unbiased

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

Reviewed: 09-01-15

Fantastic audio quality, information presented with a great deal of support and knowledge of where dither information can be found, all while maintaining an unbiased tone and encouraging belief with a healthy backing of skepticism and trust in one's own personal b.s. meter.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful