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Robin Beltrami

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  • In the Tall Grass

  • By: Stephen King, Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,071

In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth the money.

  • By Ana E on 03-25-19

Just like his ole man?

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Son and father kept me glued in one place til it was done. Loved every second!

1 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Lamb

  • The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,099

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blasphemus or righteous?

  • By Timothy on 08-19-08

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Loved it!!!! I listen to this over and over and it never gets old. Superb.

  • The World’s Most Haunted House

  • The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street
  • By: William J. Hall
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1974. A crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers gathered. National media reported jumping furniture, floating refrigerators, and attacking entities. Decades after the publicity quieted, more than 40 hours of never-before-released interviews with police officers, firefighters, and others tell the story as it actually unfolded.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Misguiding title but still an interesting subject

  • By Robin on 06-16-17

Superb!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

Would you listen to The World’s Most Haunted House again? Why?

I've already listened twice, and read in hardcopy three times!

What did you like best about this story?

The dark journalism kept me on the edge of my seat!

What does Stephen R. Thorne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He didn't. Plainly, the narrator didn't capture the scary edge to this book.

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

Both, but mostly it gave me the chills horror lovers crave.

Any additional comments?

If you haven't read William J Hall, you've really missed out! He's scary because he gets to the hard facts of a story in a fine journalistic way others don't. I couldn't put it down. Even better in hardcopy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deliverance

  • By: James Dickey
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,641

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "A river runs through it..."

  • By karen on 11-01-13

How did I miss this?

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

Heard about the movie all my life but so glad I got the book first!!!

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

  • Stories
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,803

A master storyteller at his best - the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan. "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HE'S A CUP OF COFFEE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-10-15

Waste of time and money

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

Reviewed: 11-27-15

Awful. And the end of the book was already released!!! The fireworks story. Shame on you Steve

  • Straight Talk, No Chaser

  • How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man
  • By: Steve Harvey
  • Narrated by: Steve Harvey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

In the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey gave millions of women around the globe insight into what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In his new book, he zeros in on what motivates men and provides tips on how women can use that knowledge to get more of what they need out of their relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is exactly what is says it is!

  • By Brent on 06-04-12

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

Women everywhere should set this on their bedside table and read it daily even if they aren't in a relationship. It's powerful medicine to remind you YOU MATTER

  • Let the Drum Speak

  • By: Linda Lay Shuler
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The epic story of a world before Columbus - and a woman bound by a sacred legacy that will live for all time...She is called Antelope, the daughter of Kwani - She Who Remembers. Possessed of the same mystical powers that made her mother beloved and feared, Antelope takes her infant daughter and follows her wandering mate to the fabled city of the Great Sun. Here, her beauty arouses the lust of the city’s supreme ruler - a man who will become her most terrible enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • captivating series

  • By Seaside Or reader-marshall on 04-11-16

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

My mom and I read She Who Remembers many years ago. We were thlrilled. This last in a trilogy was the best. FIVE STARS

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • She Who Remembers

  • By: Linda Lay Shuler
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

In an ancient time of fear and superstition, she stood apart because of her unusual blue eyes. In a land of great stone cities and trackless wilderness, she sought her own unique path. But it was with the clan that accepted her - and in the heart of the magic man who saved her - that she found her ultimate destiny. Her name was Kwani. But legend would call her She Who Remembers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • She Who Remembers

  • By Sara E Ballew on 07-20-15

Even better than the hardcopy book.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

What did you love best about She Who Remembers?

She brings Kokopelli to life.

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


She gets the character's 'voice'.

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

When Kokopelli left her.

Any additional comments?

very very good. I just wish audible would get someone to do 'Child of the Morning'.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,136

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

A disappointment

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

Reviewed: 09-29-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Really a disappointment after the Shining. Of course the Shining was a classic. I got tired of the alcohol emphasis although I liked the heroine very much. This didn't seem like a King book at all; maybe Koontz but not as long. I really didn't like this book and listened to it for three days so as not to lose vital facts, but everything was overemphasized and just not very interesting. Really, really disappointing.

If you’ve listened to books by Stephen King before, how does this one compare?

The reader was excellent but the story was deeply lacking.

Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

Rose the Hat

Do you think Doctor Sleep needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Lord, no. It would just be another alky book.

Any additional comments?

Nobody can hit a home run every time, not even Stephen King.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful