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  • Flood

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Vachss
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner. She wants Burke to find a monster for her - so she can kill him with her bare hands. In this thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade private eye teams up with a lethally gifted avenger to follow a child's murderer through the catacombs of New York, where every alley is blind and the penthouses are as dangerous as the basements.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good - I will try some more of the series.

  • By Rachel on 02-20-12

Fiction Mirrors Reality

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

Reviewed: 05-26-12

Where does Flood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've read some of the books by A. Vachss before and how they came about. I love the HORROR genre but this fiction mirrors true horror. Sends shivers up my spine how things like this really happen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Flood?

One the more memorable moments was when the author describes how innocents can be manipulated to the dark side of drugs and prostitution.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have loved to listen to it in one sitting but then it would have been over sooner. Nice and slow makes a better story.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to continue the saga.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • To Wake the Dead

  • By: Richard Laymon
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

Amara was once the beautiful Princess of Egypt. Now, 4,000 years later, she and her coffin are merely prized exhibits of the Charles Ward Museum. If you were to look at her today, you would see only a brittle bundle of bones and dried skin. But looks can be very deceiving, as Barney, the museum's night watchman, finds out. You cannot kill what is already dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad first impression

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-30-09

A Tale Of Potential

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-08

A scary romp is what I wanted and it was indeed there! My only criticism is that I found the handling of most of the subplots didn't tie in well with the title character. I felt as though the writer had half a dozen ideas that could have been great novellas but instead, tied all of them together with the title character to create the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Model Millionaire, The Happy Prince, The Sphinx Without A Secret audiobook cover art
  • The Model Millionaire, The Happy Prince, The Sphinx Without A Secret

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In "The Model Millionaire", the destiny of a young, ambitious, brilliant pauper changes with an act of his misplaced generosity. "The Happy Prince" is one of Oscar Wilde's renowned fairy tales. From his vantage point high above the city, the statue of the happy prince gives of himself in a way most astonishing. In "The Sphinx without a Secret", we learn of an enigmatic woman who holds a secret so close, no suitor can win her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Pleasant Experience

  • By Eric on 03-02-08

A Pleasant Experience

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-08

Listening to a variety of short essays,poems and tales not only is enteraining but brings classic literature to a person who doesn't always has the time to read

  • Creeps by Night

  • The Final Reckoning
  • By: Radio Spirits
  • Narrated by: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

It is right from the beginning, when you first hear Boris Karloff as host and narrator, that you suspect you are about to hear something frightening. But when another classically creepy voice is heard, that of Peter Lorre, then you know for certain what is coming!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Blast from The Past

  • By Eric on 02-16-08

A Blast from The Past

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-08

This book is quite entertaining. It gives the older generation a wonderful piece of nostalgia and, to the younger generation, a peek at what entertained the world before television. I sat in my favorite chair with a cup of hot chocolate, wrapped in a blanket with the lights off. The chills abounded. I certainly will look forward to more of this genre.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful