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  • Gwendy's Button Box

  • Includes Bonus Story "The Music Room"
  • By: Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
  • Narrated by: Maggie Siff
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zigzag up the cliffside. At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. One day a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great collaboration

  • By Marcus on 06-01-17

Gwendy IS a cute name...

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Short, eery and mysterious. Reminiscent of Needful Things, The Monkey's Paw and Button Button by Richard Matheson.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Assassin's Fate

  • Book III of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 39 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,416
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,413

More than 20 years ago, the first epic fantasy novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Now New York Times best-selling author Robin Hobb brings to a momentous close the third trilogy featuring these beloved characters in a novel of unsurpassed artistry that is sure to endure as one of the great masterworks of the genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching

  • By Diane on 05-14-17

Heart wrenching

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

This was lovely pain. I listened at 2.0 double speed in helpless suspense and anxiety. I will never forget these characters and this world. Thank you Robin for making me laugh, rage, cry and care so much that it hurt. A satisfying unforseen end to a great series.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke told me to write this but I would have anyway

  • By Peter B. on 01-10-16

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

The twists of "Gone Girl", the trippy alternate realities of PKD, and the body hopping chaos of Anne Rice's "Tales of the Body Theif and also a possible tragedy and or triumph of true love (True love of The Princess Pride sort).

Bravo!

Also, the author read narration is great as well.

I'm also listening to "The Stone Man" by this author which is good so far.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Everville: The Second Book of 'the Art'

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

On the borderland between this world and the world of Quiddity, the sea of our dreams, sits Everville. For years, it has lived in ignorance of the gleaming shore on which it lies. But its ignorance is not bliss. Opening the door between worlds, Clive Barker delivers his characters into the heart of the human mystery; into a place of revelation, where the forces that have shaped our past - and are ready to destroy our future - are at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wish barker would get off his ass & write book 3

  • By Charles E. on 07-23-17

Yessss... Thank you Audible!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

So, seriously, I read this a long long time ago and I'm SO happy that audible didn't forget about book 2! *Fan girl scream*

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Great & Secret Show

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 429

In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America. In this New York Times best-seller, Barker unveils one of the most ambitious imaginative landscapes in modern fiction, creating a new vocabulary for the age-old battle between good and evil. Carrying its readers from the first stirring of consciousness to a vision of the end of the world, The Great and Secret Show is a breathtaking journey in the company of a master storyteller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrific Dark Fantasy

  • By Michael on 09-05-16

Thanks Audible!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

I was enchanted a long time ago by this book. It's dark fantasy, suspenseful and unique; written in beautiful prose. Don't forget Everville, it kind of goes along with this one!

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Meet Bill

  • By: Paul Andrulis
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Humanity has reached for the stars and has gained complete domination. The human empire has remain unchallenged... until now. A new alien race is discovered, and they are as human as we are. Unfortunately for Earth the aliens are far more advanced technologically, smarter than the average Earth human, and are just as aggressive. Maybe it doesn't help that they are all psychopaths. Bill is just training to be a combat marine in a war that Earth based humanity is losing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the thanks you get for surviving

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-19-18

A good start.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

A military science fiction short story, with hints Larson, Sheckley, and Heinlein. Not bad if you're looking for something episodic and short in the genre. I'll probably check out the next one because the aliens seem to have a cruel sense of humor, and I dig that.

I was given a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Hacks

  • By: Brian Knight
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

When novelist Jim Eldridge receives an invitation to a writer's retreat on Washington State's Mount Misery, it seems like the perfect escape from the last days of his dead marriage. Jim accepts the invitation to the Hacks Club and joins the other guests including the legendary H. Casper and best-seller Heather Woods for a week of fun and relaxation. Someone in those woods is not happy to see them. The body count rises, and the survivors band together to fight the relentless killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SLOW START, STRONG FINISH!!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 08-02-15

Fast fun thriller

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

Reviewed: 12-29-14

I received a free copy of this audiobook for an honest review.

The story doesn't waste time getting started as Jim accepts a very secret invitation from the Hacks Club to a relaxing remote retreat. However something sinister lurks in the woods. Is it supernatural? Is everyone going to die? Has the horrible past followed one of the authors into these woods?

Great pacing and suspense. It had a "Jason" feel to it, IMO.

The Narration was acceptable. I had no problems knowing who was who and he did a good job of fading into the background while presenting the story.

  • Outcast

  • Star Force, Book 10
  • By: B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065

Star Force is called to arms again! Outcast is a new beginning, the first book in a new spin-off series. Many peaceful years have passed since the Macro Wars ended. Most of those who fought against the heartless machines have aged - but not the ingenious artificial construct known as Marvin. His insatiable curiosity is as strong as ever, and he’s brought home fresh perils to humanity’s doorstep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captain Marvin Takes Command

  • By shalte on 07-22-14

Cody Riggs and Marvin FTW!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-14

Cody Riggs is an adult now and off on his own adventures with Marvin. He's a chip off the old block and Marvin is just as funny and mischievous as ever. We see a couple of old characters and lots of new aliens and "rings"... It ain't easy living in the shadow of Kyle Riggs, so it's kind of a coming of age story for Cody. Luckily he met Marvin as a child and knows how to deal with him.

I'm so happy to have this spin off. I always wondered what Marvin would be getting up to once Kyle went back to the farm. Give me more please!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Nemesis

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,772
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,219

Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By Sez on 07-12-14

Franks Revealed!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-14

Oh My GODS that was amazing. Remember how Earl had his own book adventure? Well this time it's all about FRANKS, that likeable unstoppable government psycho. What IS he?! Well we find out EVERYTHING as Frank fights to save humanity from monsters whilst being framed and hunted himself. I won't say anymore. Fans of this series, rejoice if you love Franks. I have LOVED everything Correia has written! I'll definitely listen to this again! I already can't wait for the next one!

You might like this if you like Harry Dresden, Iron Druid, or Nathaniel Cade.


*fan girl scream*

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Weaveworld

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world - and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror - a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting

  • By gina on 07-14-17

Finally, the audio!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-14

My breath caught when I saw this was released. I read it years and years ago! And I already know Simon Vance is a good narrator. Hey audible, I'm also waiting for Imajica, and the Books of The Art! Please.....

41 of 52 people found this review helpful