LISTENER

Elizabeth Barbarick (Stuffed Shelves)

California
  • 4
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 76
  • ratings
  • Unholy Magic

  • Downside Ghosts, Book 2
  • By: Stacia Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

For freewheeling ghost hunter Chess Putnam, finding herself near-fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job. An agent for the Church of Real Truth, she investigates claims of harassment by the undead. But Chess has been extra busy these days, coping with a new “celebrity” assignment while trying on her own time to help some desperate prostitutes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC

  • By The Book Nympho on 03-20-12

Amazing narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Amazing series so far, and I Love this narrator!! I really like the dark world Kane has created!

  • While the Savage Sleeps

  • By: Andrew E. Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Cameron Dawson’s got a past he can’t seem to shake, but he’s hoping to change that. He’s moved back home to Faith, New Mexico, and taken a job as assistant sheriff. What he doesn’t realize is that his newest nightmare’s about to begin. Strange things are happening. People are disappearing, and for others, it’s far worse...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice thriller

  • By naomi on 03-16-17

I love Kaufman!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

Of all the books I've read that have been categorized as a thriller/horror, none have fit into the category as Andrew E. Kaufman's books do. I have been hooked on his writing ever since picking up the book Twisted which is by far the most...well...twisted novel I've ever read. This book easily gets second place!

There are two main characters living in different parts of New Mexico. How they are connected is one of the twists in the book! For the most part, it seems most of the plot itself is full of complicated twists and turns that are impossible to predict.

I have read the book and listened to the audiobook. I probably read the book too fast since I was so into it, but the audiobook was so thrilling, I ended up turning on the lights while listening in bed in the dark one night.

Despite what the other reviews say about this book this is by far one of my new favorite books! I don't think the other reviews are from readers who understood that this book has GORE and VIOLENCE! It's not for the faint of heart. I am stressing that this is a psychological thriller and anyone who's a fan of that genre, will love this book!

I was immediately swallowed up into the story, and did not put this book down until I was finished. I was so anxious to find out what was happening in the story, that "one more chapter" ended up in me completing the book in a day. I love Kaufman's books and hope there will be more to come!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Carrie

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106

An unpopular teenage girl, whose mother is a religious fanatic, is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates. She uses her hidden telekinetic powers to inflict a terrifying revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolute MASTERPIECE!!!!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 02-09-16

Great Thriller/Horror

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, to all my friends who enjoy this type of book. The narrator kept things interesting, and intriguing. He absolutely kept me on my toes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Carrie?

The narrators infliction in telling the story. Every moment was memorable because the narrator left a lasting imprint in my mind.

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

It felt like I was listening to a thrilling story around a campfire, with infliction in tone and excitement. This would have never have been the same if I had read the book

If you could rename Carrie, what would you call it?

I would not re-name Carrie, since the book is all about her and the life she led, and how she became the crazed girl in the end.

Any additional comments?

Carrie is a girl with telekinetic powers who has been isolated from her community due to the crazy reputation of her mother. Her mother has kept her sheltered and taught her extreme religions views and opinions.

All of this made going to high school a traumatic experience for her. Especially when the torture and traumatic times seem to occur on a daily basis.

Everything comes together and she finally explodes with rage, taking it out on anyone and everyone who has ever caused her pain.

It just so happens that the whole town has bullied her, so Carrie has a vendetta against a large amount of people.


I'd give this book 5/5 for an classic original King horror book.

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

  • By: Lois Duncan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

They didn't mean it. They didn't mean to hit the boy. There was a party, and it was an accident... that wasn't who they were. They were pre-law, a football player, bound for New York. No one could know, so Barry, Julie, Helen, and Ray swore one another to secrecy. But now, a year later, someone knows. Julie receives a haunting, anonymous threat: "I know what you did last summer." The dark lie is unearthed, and before the four friends know it they need to outsmart a killer... or they will be the next to die.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Super Short, but entertaining

  • By Kristi Hernandez on 07-30-12

Awesome Listen

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

Reviewed: 07-03-12

If you could sum up I Know What You Did Last Summer in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, Exciting, Enjoyable

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked Julie because she seemed like an honest good person that got mixed up in something terrible. She was strong and confident and deeply effected by the murder and you could always tell she wanted to do the right thing.

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

This is my first audio book and I followed along great with Dennis Holland and will be sure to find more of his readings.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I know what you did last summer.

Any additional comments?

What is the book about?
Barry, Julie, Ray, and Helen are all driving around having fun as normal teenagers when the unthinkable happens to them. They make a pact to never tell anyone what they did and what they saw. A year has passed and now Julie is receiving odd messages. Messages that clearly shows someone knows their secret. The group of friends teams up to try and find out who knows what really happened.
What did I think of the book?
It's summer and I wanted to read a quick book that I had read before. Although the book isn't as thrilling and scary as I usually like my books to be it's a fun quick mystery that I've read over and over again just for fun. It's a classic in my bookshelf.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful