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  • The Fear

  • By: Rae Louise
  • Narrated by: Rick Barr
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Fear is all in the mind.... But Mia's nightmares become a reality when she and her troubled sister, Jamie, inherit their deceased uncle's house and experience phenomena that extends way beyond a typical haunting. Only Mia's infant daughter is aware of the sinister presence of a man that roams freely about the house, but it's Jamie who has become the subject of the entity's torment. No one's secrets stay buried for long, and the psychological abuse that the family are forced to endure soon turns physical.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator

  • By beckynmatt on 10-03-17

Decent Narrator, but...

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Should have been British? And female???

He did a good job, but hearing the specifically British bits without an accent made me pause more than once.

I am very curious about how a Brit says “risotto” now. Or how an American says it, as the narrator said it a number of times and didn’t change the way it was said letting what I assume was a humorous joke fall flat.

  • The Shuddering

  • By: Ania Ahlborn
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 350

A group of close friends gathers at a secluded cabin in the wintry mountains of Colorado for a final holiday hurrah. Instead, it may be their last stand. First a massive blizzard leaves them marooned. Then the more chilling realization: Something is lurking in the woods, watching them, waiting.... Now a weekend of family, friends, and fun has turned into a test of love and loyalty in the face of inhuman horrors. The only hope for those huddled inside is to fight - tooth and nail, bullet and blade - for their lives. Otherwise, they’ll end up like the monsters’ other victims: bright pools of blood on glittering snow, screams lost in the vast mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was some scarey shit!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-17-14

Pay attention to the reviews

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

Someone needs to edit out the first few hours of ridiculous relationship drama and beef up the last bit maybe with some explanation or speculation about the source of the "problem".

I actually liked the last half, but I probably wouldn't recommend this as a purchase unless you're getting it for under $5.

  • Housequake

  • An Angel Hill Novel
  • By: C. Dennis Moore
  • Narrated by: Curt Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

Oliver Mark has found the perfect house. Old, abandoned, on the outskirts of Angel Hill where no one lives - it's the perfect place for him and his girlfriend to make a life together. But when Oliver breaks into the place to explore his new treasure, he finds himself lost in a maze of confusion and spatial anomaly. After losing his job and getting kicked out of his friend's house, Oliver just wants a place to build a new life, but this house wasn't constructed using the physical laws we all take for granted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bitching stories.

  • By Ty from Wales on 08-04-16

The sound quality wasn't very good

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

I enjoyed the story and the narration was okay, but the low quality of the recording was bothersome.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 1

  • By: Cheryl Mullenax, Randy Chandler, Kristopher Triana, and others
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 278

Editors Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax put the call out to horror writers and editors of extreme stories, the hardcore stuff that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos, the transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck Palahniuk says). Some of the stories you'll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex, and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly horrifying

  • By erobbins33 on 10-20-16

Not exactly what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

A majority of the stories didn't really feel like "horror" as much as torture porn pretending to be ... Interesting. There were 2 or 3 gems, but over all, meh.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Welcome to Night Vale

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
  • Narrated by: Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, Retta, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,439

Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is so good, but

  • By Christopher on 04-30-16

I really liked this book

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

Reviewed: 10-29-15

But tbh I would have loved it if they had gone with a female narrator. I love the job that Cecil does for the podcast, but having him narrate this book left me feeling like I was just listening to a very very long version of the podcast. I think some of the emotion we're meant to feel is lost because of this.

  • The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five

  • By: Margo Lanagan, Ellen Datlow - editor, Ramsey Campbell, and others
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Darkness, both literal and psychological, holds its own unique fascination. Despite our fears, or perhaps because of them, listeners have always been drawn to tales of death, terror, madness, and the supernatural, and no more so than today when a wildly imaginative new generation of dark dreamers is carrying on in the tradition of Poe and Lovecraft and King, crafting exquisitely disturbing literary nightmares that gaze without flinching into the abyss - and linger in the mind long after.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Largely forgettable

  • By Dionne E Chester on 04-01-15

If the title is optional why can't I submit :P

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

Not exactly what I would call horror stories (there were a few), a lot of the stories are just really "bummer" situations.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Paula Christensen, Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,981
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,710

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed, I cried...

  • By susan on 04-07-11

Misleading summery

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

Reviewed: 03-22-15

Not really what I would call a zombie story. The "zombies" are really more like a backdrop for a political intrigue book. Still worth a read though. I'll be checking out the sequel soon.

  • The World House

  • By: Guy Adams
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

There is a box. Inside that box is a door. And beyond that door is a whole world. In some rooms, forests grow. In others, animals and objects come to life. Elsewhere, secrets and treasures wait for the brave and foolhardy. And at the very top of the house, a prisoner sits behind a locked door waiting for a key to turn. The day that happens, the world will end...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So, that happened... I think.

  • By Bob on 02-05-15

Negative reviews, but great book none the less.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

If you could sum up The World House in three words, what would they be?

transdimensional, self-fulfilling, yearning

What was one of the most memorable moments of The World House?

When the real purpose of the house finally becomes known.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The book seems to have been written so that when a chapter featuring one set of characters is ending, it ends in a way for the next chapter to pick up as if you're still reading about those same characters, when it's a completely different set of people. The narrator didn't have enough distinction between voices to make that quick change apparent breaking the 'flow' of the narrative quite often. This is also a problem with the main character voice.

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

Yes and no. The reviews made me think that this book might not be worth a read, but I gave it a chance and I was surprised to find that I really loved it. I couldn't wait to keep reading when I was forced to take a break.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Eye of Zoltar

  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

Although she's an orphan in indentured servitude, 16-year-old Jennifer Strange is pretty good at her job of managing the unpredictable crew at Kazam Mystical Arts Management. She already solved the Dragon Problem, avoided mass destruction by Quarkbeast, and helped save magic in the Ununited Kingdoms. Yet even Jennifer may be defeated when the long-absent Mighty Shandar makes an astonishing appearance and commands her to find the Eye of Zoltar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Fforde

  • By D. Hile on 01-17-15

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

I hope there are many many many many more to come. I am addicted to the happenings of Jennifer Strange!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Plague of the Dead

  • The Morningstar Strain, Book 1
  • By: Z. A. Recht
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,756
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,169

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Return to Good Bad and the Ugly

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 02-06-14

Typical zombie story

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Not great, but not as bad as the negative reviews make it out to be. I may possibly continue the series if the next book goes on sale.

This was a nice "pulp" novel to kill time with.