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  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By James C. Lamb on 05-11-18

Heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I’ve read the first two books, and enjoyed them immensely, but this one left me broken-hearted I’m the kind of person who finds myself becoming attached to characters in each story I read, but this last book had my crying by the end of it all, and asking why?

That comes on the heels of seeing too shows where it seems like the bad guys are always winning, no matter what the odds are.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Hosts

  • A Repairman Jack Novel, Book 5
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Price
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

Repairman Jack has been tearing up the urban adventure scene ever since he was introduced in the New York Times best seller, The Tomb. Jack has no last name, no social security number, and no qualms when it comes to getting the job done - even if it means putting himself in serious danger. Hosts starts with a bang when Jack has to stop a psychotic's shooting rampage on a subway car - but there are witnesses, and Jack’s essential anonymity is threatened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I hate this narrator!

  • By Sandra on 05-08-18

I hate this narrator!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

If I have to listen to him say Oolio one more time I’ll SCREAM! It’s JULIO you idiot! I love the Repairman Jack series, and have read the books, but decided to give the audiobooks a try. Jack:The Early Year - Cold City, Fear City etc. That guy could narrate a book, and I’d hope to hear him read the rest of the series, but nope, you had to go with this looser! I’m hoping they will decide to hire a new, and more experienced narrator to reread this series so I can truly enjoy it!

  • Area X

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
  • Length: 26 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,010
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,025

Dive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote and lush terrain that has inexplicably sequestered itself from civilization. Twelve expeditions have gone in, and not a single member of any of them has remained unchanged by the experience - for better or worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Great

  • By clifford on 12-26-15

Disappointing read.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

Having seen that a movie was being made of the first book in the series, I dove in and bought the trilogy. Great beginning, but then the story became lost, and convoluted, and I kept going on hoping for answers to the multitudes of questions posed, only to have a single question answered in the last moments of book three.

  • Fool Moon

  • The Dresden Files, Book 2
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,595

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've read in a long time!

  • By David Ziegler on 05-06-10

Dresden Files

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

I'm a long time fan of both the author as well as the narrator James Marsters. This is my third time though the Dresden Files and anticipate another turn when the time is right, until then

Hells Bells!

  • The Scarlet Gospels

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 616

The Scarlet Gospels takes listeners back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry D'Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes, faces off against his formidable and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker devotees have been waiting for The Scarlet Gospels with baited breath for years, and it's everything they've begged for and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Guys, I have a great idea for character voices...

  • By Jim Fenner on 06-03-15

Love the story, dislike the narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

I looked forward to both hearing and reading this book since last year. Sadly the narrator ruined it for me. A flamboyant coenobite? Lana as an 80 year old Jewish man? Harry as a cartoon character of himself? Please tell me it's over now!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Revelations

  • Extinction Point, Book 3
  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

There is nowhere left to run. In the wake of the deadly plague that virtually annihilated the human race, a vast red jungle teeming with alien creatures and lethal plants is devouring Earth, swallowing buildings whole, and ruthlessly decimating what life remains. A witness to the terrifying transformation, survivor Emily Baxter thinks the odds against humanity can’t get any worse. She is wrong.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable ride

  • By Garry on 04-25-14

SciFi for today

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

Reviewed: 12-31-14

Glad I stumbled upon this series! Hated the way the review insists upon so many words. Errrrrrrrr, last time I'll ever write one too.