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  • Cabal

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

Cabal is the story of Boone, a tortured soul haunted by the conviction that he has committed atrocious crimes. In a necropolis in the wilds of Canada, he seeks refuge and finds the last great creatures of the world - the shape-shifters known as the Nightbreed. They are possessed of unearthly powers-and so is Boone. In the hunt for Boone, they too will be hunted. Now only the courage of this strange human can save them from extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Monsters. Mostly.

  • By Dave on 11-03-15

Revisiting Midian with Chet Williamson

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

The book was great and now that I've heard Chet Williamson narrate it it"s become a go to for my evening walks.

  • The Scarecrow: A Supernatural Thriller (Solom Book 1)

  • By: Scott Nicholson
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

When Katy Logan moves her troubled teen daughter Jett to the Appalachian community of Solom, she envisions a peaceful rural lifestyle on her new husband's farm. But there's more to Solom than she ever imagined. Gordon Smith's first wife Rebecca died under mysterious circumstances, and Katy believes her spirit is still in the house. Gordon's great-grandfather was a horseback preacher who vanished while on a mission one wintry night, and local lore holds that he returns from time to time seeking vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We take care of our own in Solom..

  • By jami on 08-12-15

Very well done

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

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

I would recommend this audiobook. The story was great and the narrator delivered an entertaining performance.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The preacher at the end. Good twist at the end.

Which character – as performed by Teri Schnaubelt – was your favorite?

Teri's portrayal of Jet was really great. She became the character.

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

Dark figures stir in the little town of Solom. Know them by their fruits!

  • The Lost Level

  • By: Brian Keene
  • Narrated by: Earl Hall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

When modern-day occultist Aaron Pace discovers the secrets of inter-dimensional travel via a mystical pathway called The Labyrinth, he wastes no time in exploring a multitude of strange new worlds and alternate realities. But then, Aaron finds himself trapped in the most bizarre dimension of all - a place where dinosaurs coexist with giant robots, where cowboys fight reptilian lizard people, and where even the grass can kill you. This is a world populated by the missing and the disappeared, a world where myth is reality and where the extinct is reborn.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was terrible.

  • By steven on 06-28-17

Great book but not as great in audio

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

What did you like best about The Lost Level? What did you like least?

I'm a big fan of this book. It's a mixture of scifi/sword and sorcery/adventure.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Level?

I really enjoyed the giant fight and the fight in the slug temple.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator had weird pauses in the sentences almost like listening to a Charlie Brown cartoon. There were no changes to the voices of the characters. There was not a lot of emotion in the performance. The narrator may be more suited to technical books.

Was The Lost Level worth the listening time?

I didn't finish it. I was already familiar with the story and just wanted something for my evening walk.

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