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  • Misery

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867

Thrown from the wreckage of his '74 Camaro, Paul Sheldon, author of a best-selling series of historical romances, wakes up one day in a secluded Colorado farmhouse owned by Annie Wilkes, a psychotic ex-nurse who claims she is his number one fan. Immobilized from the pain of two shattered legs and a crushed knee, Sheldon is at Annie's mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narrator plus great source material

  • By Gr8pnut on 01-17-12

King at his best

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

One of King's best novels done masterfully in audio. A must listen for thriller and horror fans.

  • Method 15/33

  • By: Shannon Kirk
  • Narrated by: Greg Watanabe, Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who's just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved into a dirty van. Kidnapped. Alone. Terrified. Now forget her.... Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy. She is shoved into a dirty van and, from the first moment of her kidnapping, feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn son and to exact merciless revenge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If you're at all medical, skip this book

  • By susan on 07-30-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

The main character of this book is intriguing, complex, and an overall joy to read about. Sherlock Holmes meets MacGyver, but as a teenage girl. I would say that if you aren't a fan of detail, this may be a bit off-putting. But the fluid nature of the story leaves you anxious to continue at each stop.

The narrator does a tremendous job capturing the main character, however leaves a bit to be desired on the male characters. It's not a problem, and not a reason to remove a star. Just a critique.

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  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,911

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

The best thriller I have had the pleasure of listening to on audio. Beautifully executed and narrated. A must listen/read.