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  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,672

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn scary elevated by Hall's narration!

  • By Eric Mochnacz on 04-27-18

A bit disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I was so excited for this audiobook, but I only got through 7 hours of it before turning it off. I just couldn’t get into it, and it only started picking up around hour 5, and I knew exactly where the story was going. I ended up just reading a plot summary and turning it off. Michael C. Hall was a great narrator, though.

The most entertaining part was the opening commentary by King. Everything else was disappointingly dull for a horror book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,434
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,397

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Raises The Bar On True Crime Genre

  • By R. Squyres on 11-16-18

Listened in one go!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I am a true crime lover and part of the Paul Holes fan club. I followed the Golden State Killer case through the podcast My Favorite Murder, and I was as excited as anyone when I heard GSK was caught. I listened to this production on one long car ride, and I enjoyed it immensely. Much of it re-tells the details many of us already know but it was special to hear it straight from survivors, victims' families, and the detectives.

If you are a true crime lover or a follower of this case, you'll love this!

  • Amy Snow

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

Winner of the 2014 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating historical fiction

  • By Olivia on 10-09-15

A Decent Story that Goes a Bit Slow

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

Would you listen to Amy Snow again? Why?

Never say never but I am unlikely to listen to Amy Snow again any time soon. The plot was slow and sometimes plodding, but I enjoyed it well enough, and I greatly enjoyed the narration. However, it isn't an audiobook I'd go back to over and over like I do with so many others.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It certainly focuses on relationships and societal constructs, which has very interesting moments, but sometimes those relationships fall into very predictable storylines. The Henry/Amy interactions near the end of the book regularly caused eye-rolls, but I suppose that's to be expected considering the characters are quite young.

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

Her voice takes on that of the character. I really enjoyed her narration.

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

No, but I loved Ms. Thorpe.

  • Inferno

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,996

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic and Hard to Finish....

  • By Livia on 06-15-13

Good Fun

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

Where does Inferno: A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I greatly enjoyed it. It's not my favorite audiobook, but it certainly held my attention better than most!

What did you like best about this story?

I am an art history PhD student of Italian Renaissance art, so I greatly enjoyed being able to follow the intricacies of the story and picturing its various sites and objects in my head. I found it great fun.

Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've never heard any of Paul Michael's other work, but I greatly enjoyed his narration. His accents are very good!

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

No extreme reactions, but I'm not terribly reactive.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this! I like listening to Dan Brown's books more than reading them (although I enjoy that, too). His fast-paced, intricate plots work great for audiobook.

  • Is It Just Me?

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929

Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cackle Worthy

  • By Lily on 10-26-12

Love Miranda Hart, Didn't Love This Book

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

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

I wouldn't, and it PAINS me to say that. I absolutely adore Miranda Hart--Miranda is one of my all-time favorite TV shows and I look up to her as a person--but this book just didn't do it for me. I went in expecting to break a rib laughing, and I found that it was... well... sort of boring. A lot of the jokes were repeats from her comedy appearances and the TV show, and I found it very hard to hear even when blasting it in my car.

Have you listened to any of Miranda Hart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to any of her performances before, but I have watched her television show religiously and repeatedly. I love her, but I didn't love the book.

  • An Ember in the Ashes

  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,289

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous listen!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-15

Love Love Love

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

Where does An Ember in the Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's one of the best. I absolutely adore this audiobook, and I've listened to it a number of times already.

Have you listened to any of Fiona Hardingham and Steve West ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard any of their other performances, but I absolutely loved them in this. They sound perfectly in-character. I adore Fiona Hardingham's accent and Steve West's voice is off the charts.

Any additional comments?

I cannot recommend this enough.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,836

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By kathrine on 06-19-15

Enjoyable but not great

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

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

I know that it's sacrilege among the YA community to dislike Sarah J. Maas's books, but I just can't get into them, and this one was no different than the Throne of Glass series. I'm just not into it. It was an entertaining listen on a long car journey, but I won't actively seek out the sequel.

Has A Court of Thorns and Roses turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jennifer Ikeda?

Sure.

  • The Heart of Betrayal

  • The Remnant Chronicles
  • By: Mary E. Pearson
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Ann Marie Lee, Ryan Gesell, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape...and even less of being together. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, can't wait for book 3!

  • By Sweet T on 07-29-15

Okay

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I wouldn't stop anyone from reading/listening to it--but I also wouldn't heartily recommend it. I think it might have been better read than as an audiobook, as sometimes I got confused by the gaps in changing POVs and where we were in the timeline of events.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

I liked the person who played Rafe--the voice matched the character.

Any additional comments?

I was slightly disappointed with this. I bought it as a road trip listen, and it took me months to finish it because I just couldn't get into it until midway through. I don't think the character development was totally there, or at least it wasn't consistent with the characters as I recall them from the first book, and that comes across more when you hear it aloud than when you read it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful