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  • Cujo

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125

Cujo is a 200-pound Saint Bernard, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. One day Cujo chases a rabbit into a cave inhabited by sick bats. What happens to Cujo, how he becomes a horrifying vortex inescapably drawing in all the people around him, makes for one of the most heart-stopping novels Stephen King has ever written.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad narrator ruined a good book

  • By Tina B on 09-24-17

Children's book?

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Does the narrator think this is a children's book? The way she reads it brings to mind a librarian, dressed as a witch, reading books to children around Halloween. I can actually picture her holding the book so we can follow along and see the pictures. The story is great. Horrible but great. It doesn't deserve this stage narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Insomnia

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Eli Wallach
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293

Since his wife died, Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping. Each night he wakes up a bit earlier until he's barely sleeping at all. During his late-night walks, he observes some strange things going on in Derry, Maine. He sees colored ribbons streaming from people's heads, two strange little men wandering around town after dark, and more. He begins to suspect that these visions are something more than hallucinations brought on by lack of sleep.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • sound effects ruined it

  • By jennifer on 04-24-16

It's a book, not a recital.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

I enjoyed the story and I enjoyed the narrator, what I didn't enjoy was the music in-between chapters. It threatened to drown out the narrator in places and it took me out of the story.

  • Don't Scream

  • By: Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

In a remote, heavily wooded area near the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Rachel Lorant died on her birthday. But she didn't die alone. That night, her four sorority sisters make a solemn, trembling pledge. They will never reveal what has just happened in those woods - ever. Instead, they will take their terrible secret to their graves.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Who cares?

  • By Tara on 11-14-14

Who cares?

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

Reviewed: 11-14-14

The story idea was weak, but okay. The twist felt like an afterthought that had to be pieced into the already finished product.

The characters were unlikable. Most characters have at least one redeeming quality and those are the characters you're not supposed to like. I just couldn't care what happened to these people. When the time came for character transformations, they were so unrealistic and unsubstantial, I couldn't really be made to believe that the changes actually happened, let alone stuck long term.

This story and its characters were such a waste of time that when I woke up after nodding off halfway though, I didn't feel I missed enough substance during my three hour nap to warrant backtracking.

I was sorely tempted to return this book.

P.S. Dear author,

I've hardly ever heard the happy birthday song sung in any way OTHER than accapella so how is THAT supposed to be what's mournful about it?

Also, if your epilogue is needed to explain and tie together THAT much of your story, you need another rewrite before publishing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Horror Stories

  • Twenty Six Scary Tales
  • By: Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

This collection features a menagerie of horror stories. Some are scary. Some are disturbing. Some are funny. Meet werewolves, vampires, zombies, psychopaths, aliens, cannibals, ghosts, and various things that go bump in the night. Previously published in dozens of anthologies and magazines, some of these tales are mild, but some are extreme. Let the reader beware...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IS A PIECE OF A@@, WORTH PRISON?, HELL YA!

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-10-16

Summary fails

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

Reviewed: 07-25-13

I'll tell you what the summary fails to....all these stories are about cannibalism in some way. Not scary...disgusting. I'm trying out authors I've never listened to before and this one I will never listen to again. I gave these stories 4 hours and they NEVER got better. This was the worst book I've ever purchased. No more Jack Kilborn for me.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fiction Writing Demystified

  • Techniques That Will Make You a More Successful Writer
  • By: Thomas B. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Thibeault
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

At last, a how-to book that explains the nuts-and-bolts of writing solid, entertaining, commercial fiction, written by someone who's been there. Practical, filled with examples and no-nonsense, take-'em-to-the-bank nuggets, Fiction Writing Demystified shows how the imperatives of effective storytelling translate readily to narrative fiction, genre or literary, screenwriting, even to nonfiction, poetry, sermons, or business documents - techniques that will make anyone's writing come alive!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book - don't pay attention to weird reviews

  • By amity_chief on 08-22-14

Helpful information

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

There is a lot of useful information in this book. I ended up buying the kindle edition as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • A Plague Upon Your Family

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 2
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,560

The Talbots are evacuating their home amidst a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours the landscape in search of food, which just so happens to be noninfected humans. The Talbots have escaped Little Turtle, but to what end? On the run, they find themselves encountering a far vaster evil than the one that has already beset them. As they travel across the countryside they soon learn that there are more than just zombies to be fearful of....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent sequel

  • By Theodore on 11-24-12

Prologue 1 ... Prologue 2 ... Prologue 3 ...

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

Still an interesting enough story but my goodness, just how many prologues does one book need?

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

  • By: Mignon Fogarty
  • Narrated by: Mignon Fogarty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar - but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Olya on 05-19-15

Useful tidbits

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

I enjoy these book and appreciate relearning all that I forgot. This book is similar to the other so be thoughtful in your purchase.

  • Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing

  • By: Mignon Fogarty
  • Narrated by: Mignon Fogarty
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

In Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing, Mignon Fogarty, the woman behind the popular Grammar Girl podcast, tackles some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. From "lay vs. lie" and "affect vs. effect" to split infinitives and run-on sentences, the Grammar Girl offers clear explanations and effective memory tricks to help listeners write (or say) it right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great podcast gets booked!

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-07-07

Informative

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

Full of helpful tips that she makes easy to remember. Would recommend to anyone wanting to brush up.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Writing

  • A Memoir of the Craft
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,690

The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who needs a print edition when King reads King?

  • By Cather on 11-18-05

Loved that Stephen King narrated this himself

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

This is an inspiring book made even more inspiring by the fact that Stephen King took the time to narrate this himself.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,018

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 08-29-16

Classic enhanced

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

This story is a classic that everyone should read or listen to. Anne Hathaway enhances the story with her pleasant voice.