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  • Hell House

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,490
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,491

For over 20 years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity.

But now, a new investigation has been launched, bringing four strangers to Belasco House in search of the ultimate secrets of life and death. A wealthy publisher, brooding over his impending death, has paid a physicist and two mediums to establish the facts of life after death once and for all. For one night, they will investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townsfolk refer to it as the Hell House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hell House is like Hill House, but fiercer

  • By Phebe on 08-13-12

meh

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

not my cup of tea. had potential but got a little to convoluted to quickly.

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,160

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By William J. Gibbons on 11-27-17

not for me.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-17

love most of his work. this one didn't click in the mind's eye like they normally do. not bad. just didn't resonate.

16 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,046

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

as good as king!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-13

the last thing i heard from hill was horns, which was pretty bad. This was great! good solid story, though i felt the ending was a little short/abrupt. over all if he keeps writing like this, he has a life long fan. the reader was excellent!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • The Dark Tower
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,350
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,819

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

Takes about an hour to get over listenning to King

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

Reviewed: 04-27-12

Took ma about 45 minutes to finally stop hearing King's voice and start listening to the story.

First what i didn't like. The wrapper.
the 4 tolling down the yellow brick road eating samitches and watching the bumbler wig out. Seemed to set up.

2nd thing i didn't care for was the story about the salties. that seemed thin to me.

What i absolutely loved was the inner story! it was fantastic. i could listen to a whole 30 hours of these fairy tales. wish WTKH was just that. about 7 kick ass little stories.

I appreciate the one, just was hoping for more. yes i am greedy,

Nice treat at the end was the first chapter to the follow up of the Shinning.
very much looking forward to it.

Over all, defiantly worth the credit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,037

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11

Absolutly Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-11

If your imagination starts getting rusty, its time to step into a fabulous story of magic, love and mystery. Really enjoyed this. Could have used more twins..

  • Raising Stony Mayhall

  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,306

In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby - stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda, and he begins to move.The family hides the child - whom they name Stony - rather than turn him over to authorities who would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed this story.

  • By -paul on 11-04-11

Really Enjoyed this story.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-11

Had a credit burning a hole in my pocket. This fit the bill perfectly. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this odd little tale. would pick up more from this author in a heartbeat!

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Reamde

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 38 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,556

Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not perfect, but worth a listen.

  • By ShySusan on 10-01-11

should have stopped after ready player one

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

Reviewed: 10-04-11

After listening and really enjoying ready player one, i thought i would jump to reamde. seeing the great reviews here and on amazon. really wish i could get my credit back. Its not a bad story, just slow, not very clever, and sorta boring. there are bits that are interesting. but the virtual bit is flat. the action real life are to far between. the characters are thin. i like the farming parts, or descriptions of country side. but the Russians are getting boring. i am only through the first part (8 hours), will listen to the rest, but its getting hard to hold my attention. probably wont pick up any thing else by this author. kinda surprised so many listeners like it..

13 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,350

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A feast for the mind and imagination

  • By Barbara on 02-21-11

if you are nto twilight i guess it might pass.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-11

i thought since it has such great reviews it might be worth a listen. its not my style. maybe i need to be a teen age girl to enjoy, but this has no new story. every thing is divided into class. demon, witch, vampire. every group is Flat and boring. another vampire that can walk around in the day... wish i could get my credit back from this one. 1/3 of the way through and i am going to have to put this one back up on the shelf. Maybe my daughter will enjoy it in another 12 years...

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Kraken

  • By: China Mieville
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 719

With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Arcane Horror A-Go-Go!

  • By cmthomas on 08-06-10

not neverwhere

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-10

not awful, just not very good. i like the effort, just not my style. riddlin might help.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful