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  • The Gates

  • An Apocalyptic Horror Novel
  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

What will you do when the world ends? That's a question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open up all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, and humanity will find itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. Follow the struggles to survive with several characters as things go from bad to worse. Humanity is dwindling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another interesting book from Iain Rob Wright

  • By Michael T. on 06-30-16

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

So disappointed. Loved the concept but the book didn't deliver. It brings to mind a saying that we sometimes say in the operating room. "The enemy of good is better." To me It came across like someone read a mediocre horror book and thought they could improve upon it by added more of everything. Like the author thought ok this book had a ten foot tall monster so my monster will be 15ft tall, I'll add more gore, more clever one liners, more reluctant heroes more action etc. It tried so hard that it became cheesy and not in a good way. It was predicable and I found my attention wandering off while listening to it. I'm the type of person will stick with a movie or book long after others give up because I want to give things a fair shot. With this book however I couldn't ,I couldn't even finish this book. The story was crap and the narration was awful. To be honest it seemed like the narrator was hating every minute he had to spend reading this book. Save yourself, a root canal without anesthesia would be less painful than listening to this.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • By the Sword

  • Repairman Jack #12
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Jack is hired to find a legendary Japanese sword, a katana stolen from the Hiroshima Peace Museum and brought to New York City. Central characters include the members of a weird Japanese cult, a young Japanese businessman (who is the brother of a character killed in Legacies) and his three Yakuza bodyguards, plus Hank Thompson, the Kicker cult leader from Bloodline. The cult, the businessman, the Yakuza, and the Kickers are looking for the sword as well.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The horror! The horror! (The narration, that is)

  • By Dr Dionne P Joseph on 03-30-15

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

Would you try another book from F. Paul Wilson and/or Dick Hill?

While I love this series i couldn't stomach this one. This Dick Hill fellow in my opinion is horrible. I barely made it through the previous book he narrated, but I cant finish this one. Total letdown.

Would you ever listen to anything by F. Paul Wilson again?

Yes

How could the performance have been better?

Stick with the original narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

A Wrinkle in Time
    
    
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        Madeleine L'Engle
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    749 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Father is missing! His top-secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away, but where? And how? Meg and her younger brother, Charles Wallace, set out with their friend Calvin on an exciting adventure through time and space to search for him. With the help of the mysterious Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the youngsters learn to expect the unexpected as they move in the fifth dimension known as the "tesseract."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book for a Kid

  • By Leroy on 03-15-04

HORRIBLE!!!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-11

I was really looking forward to listening to this book because i loved this book as a child and still love it as an adult. I was EXTREMELY disappointed when i heard the narrator's voice. The narrator has a very bad lisp and it was very distracting. In fact it's so bad i couldn't even get through the first chapter.