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  • Ghostly Start

  • Harper Harlow, Books 1-3
  • By: Lily Harper Hart
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Harper Harlow can see and talk to ghosts. She's built a business out of helping souls crossover, and even though the cases sometimes go wonky, she's good at what she does. Jared Monroe wants to be a big city detective in a large market. Instead, he's forced to take a job in the small community of Whisper Cove until the right position opens up. He doesn't believe in ghosts, and yet he can't seem to stay away from Harper. These two are on a collision course for each other, but danger is in the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute story

  • By nellajo on 05-07-17

predictable but cute murder based ghost stories

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

It's nice to turn off the news with all the breaking stories of disaster and trauma, and pop on this set of murder based ghost stories. This is a light hearted series, nottoo greusome, too suspenseful, or too sexual. Think Murder She Wrote, not Law& Order SVU. The narration was rather annoying and overly youthful characterization at times, but I found about 30 minutes in, that if I slowed the speed down on the player to about .85 it helped a lot! I still wouldn't be choosing this woman to narrate my late 20yr old and over characters at any speed, but the slowed speed helped me get through the voices and heat the story. I'm glad I found the box set, it seemed short, even at a slowed speed, and underdeveloped character plots so I probably would have been frustrated if I had purchased the single books. Although, because it's a series all at one time, you have to overlook the recaps in each next book. You'll understand when you listen. All in all, this was a great escape from the deeply disturbing, and I'm glad I picked this book set for my light Halloween season commute listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion Omnibus

  • A Haunted House Mystery
  • By: Roger Hayden
  • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

A young couple from the city move to a small town, looking for a fresh start. They soon find their dream house in an old Victorian mansion and everything seems perfect, that is, until they experience strange supernatural occurrences linked to an unsolved mass murder from 40 years ago. Unearthing the secrets buried within the mansion won't be easy. Can they solve the mystery in time, or will they face the same doomed fate as the tenants who came before them?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't get past the first 4 minutes

  • By N. Luciano on 09-28-17

mehh

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

good premise, there was a lot of potential. I kept waiting for it to hook me.... i really tried. it's not that hard to do, I can get hooked on a TV show that I don't even like is I watch one episode, so when I gonna myself having to rewind over and over because my mind would wander off mid sentence multiple times per chapter, that said a lot. I finally got slightly (very slight) interested and bam, the end. oh well

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Catacomb

  • An Asylum Novel, Book 3
  • By: Madeleine Roux
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Senior year is finally over. After all they've been through, Dan, Abby, and Jordan are excited to take one last road trip together, and they're just not going to think about what will happen when the summer ends. But on their way to visit Jordan's uncle in New Orleans, the three friends notice they're being followed...and photographed. Then Dan starts receiving messages from someone he didn't expect to hear from again - someone who died last Halloween.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great series!

  • By Julia on 03-03-16

I feel like the books in this series end too soon.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

it's always a good sign about how I feel about a story when I get a sad pit in my stomach as soon as I hear the word "epilogue". I'm quite hooked on the characters by this third book in the series, and while it's classified as a "young adult", I (as a much less young, adult) can relate to the emotions and inner challenges of each of the 3 main characters, worker from my own history as a teen or challenges facing any ages. This 3rd book was great because it didn't depend on the previous books to be thrilling all on its own, but it didn't discount thee precious adventures either.

  • Sanctum

  • Asylum, Book 2
  • By: Madeleine Roux
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Finally, Dan receives a list of coordinates pointing to abandoned houses in the town near Brookline, and he is convinced that the only way to end this nightmare once and for all is to return to New Hampshire College and follow the trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect conclusion

  • By Kameron Alexander on 02-13-15

attention catching and keeping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

sad to hear this one end. it definitely caught and kept my attention during the mind numbing commute to and from work daily.

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,312

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

kept my attention

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

great story, kept my attention during my commute. even in the worst traffic, I arrived at work disappointed that it went by "so fast".

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Library of Souls

  • The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,794

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They'll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This version doesn't have the Vintage photos

  • By VJayD on 09-25-15

loved the series & love this one

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

loved this whole series! I love that this story is longer than the last, which was longer than the first. thru get better too!

  • Replica

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew, Erin Spencer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 564

Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close, the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects - Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 - manage to escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The format is a gimmick, but still a good read

  • By NMwritergal on 10-06-16

kept me awake & alert on my 14hr road trip

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

I listen to audio while I drive, normally work commutes but this time I was on a 14hr drive. I took a chance on this book since it's my first by Lauren Oliver, and I'm glad I did! It had great energy for my road trip, interesting way the story was delivered; by two characters. I actually couldn't wait to get back in the car & ended up listening to the last 6 hours putsing around the house. I'm even sad the story ended when usually I'm looking forward to my next book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Haunted Destiny

  • Krewe of Hunters, Book 18
  • By: Heather Graham
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

A historic cruise ship, a haunted ship, the Celtic American Line's Destiny, sets sail from the Port of New Orleans - with a killer on board. He's known as the Archangel Killer because of the way he displays his victims in churches. And how he places a different saint's medallion on each body. No one knows exactly who he is or why he's doing this.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay

  • By Kathleen E. on 08-27-17

good story, interesting location and catchy

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

great narration interesting location, keeping the krew plots fresh. I enjoyed having recognized a familiar character when if it was only one. it's hard to keep track of the changing characters in every new book of the series.