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  • Deadlocked Dollhouse

  • Locked House Hauntings, Book 1
  • By: Mixi J Applebottom
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Mark's always been a bit insecure as a father; his own childhood sucked. He's been terrified he will ruin his perfect daughters. So he buys them presents and hopes he won't screw them up. They certainly won't forget this dollhouse. He doesn't know how to stop it, and all he wanted to do was be a good father. He was worried they'd grow up to hate him; now he's worried they won't grow up at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it

  • By Ina on 07-02-18

Excellent creepy supernatural tale. must listen

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I am very much looking forward to more from Mixi J. Applebottom. This was a great, creep tale. Very reminiscent of some great classic 70's horror stories. The style of writing is very similar to Ambrose Ibsen, one of my favorites, and the fact that it is narrated by Joe Hempel just made that connection clearer. The story is taut and finely paced. The protaganist and antagonist are both well defined. There is a good mystery to the story with a nice history. Very well written supernatural tale. Highly recommend.

Mr. Hempel does it again. By far, one of my favorites. He just has the grasp on the every-man and has a way about defining the angst and anxiety of a man scared to death and searching for answers.

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  • The Flipside

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The year is 2046, and dinosaurs are real. Time bubbles across the world, many as large as 100 square miles, turn like clockwork, revealing prehistoric landscapes from the Cretaceous Period. They reveal the Flipside. Now, 30 years after the first turn, the clockwork is breaking down, as one of the world's powers has decided to exploit the phenomenon for his own gain. Former head of security for Topside Command Trevon Cash must navigate his way through the chaos of the broken turns and take a team Flipside to try to figure out what is happening. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative Time Travel story.

  • By cosmitron on 06-26-18

Very interesting take on time travel and dinosaurs

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Jake Bible has done it again. Wow!!! the Flipside is fun roller-coaster of a ride that does not let up until it has completed. The characters were genuine and the action was believable. Seems like it was a start to a new series, if so, I will be along for the ride. The AI Bots were well done and thought out. very cool addition to a story about dinosaurs.

What more can I say about Andrew B Wehrlen that I have not said before. He is an amazing narrator. Everything he does is done with the utmost care and professionalism. His voices are great and diverse. He is able to convey all the emotions the characters feel.

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  • It's Only Funny If You Laugh

  • The Haunting of the Midlands Amusement Park
  • By: Kevin Candela
  • Narrated by: Gary Bennett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In 1972, the Red Bozos were the friendliest faces in frenetic Midlands Amusement Park. Flash forward four and a half decades: Midlands is a ghost park. Closed long ago and nearly forgotten, even by the locals, it sits shrouded in undergrowth and hill-topping forest surrounded by upscale new homes. Ringed with a decaying fence, hidden from sight, it presents a huge temptation to a group of bored, thrill-seeking youths who are about to learn that terror is, in fact, immortal. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Candela Clowns around with time travel

  • By Ray Johnson on 06-19-18

Fun slasher story. Creepy and graphic. Very good!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I really enjoyed this story. The scares are subtle and often sudden. The gore flowed heavily and the characters were pretty well developed for such a short story. The clowns were actually creepy here and they were secondary to the actual frights. The back story gets fleshed out really well and you learn slowly what is really going on. It was a breath of fresh air to see this type of story get the treatment that it did. It was intelligent and witty while still maintaining the subtle horror of what is going on.

The narration was handled quite well by Gary Bennett. He was able to convey the sense of urgency that the characters feel trying to escape the nightmare that has befallen them.

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  • Rogue

  • By: Greg F. Gifune
  • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Without warning, Cameron Horne exhibits strange behavior he can't seem to control, loses time and memories, has horrific nightmares, and finds blood on his hands that may or may not be his own. When a mysterious young man who seems to know the future begins appearing in Cameron's backyard, things go from bad to worse. As voices and visions flood his mind, and shadowy figures watch his every move, something deep inside him comes awake, manifesting in acts of extreme rage and violence. Is he losing his mind, or is something evil stalking him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great trip. Buckle up and enjoy!!!

  • By Jason on 07-09-18

Great trip. Buckle up and enjoy!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

This was my first Greg F. Gifune book and I was not disappointed. The psychological distress of possibly losing your mind is mapped out in detail here. The story keeps you on edge and wondering what is truly going on with the narrative. The ending is quite shocking and excellent. I am definitely looking forward to hearing his other Audible titles.

Steven Jay Cohen was awesome. His voice conveyed the un-surety of the main characters predicament. He does an everyman perfectly. definitely one to watch for.

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  • Plague Monkey Spam

  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Bobby Kaye's life story started and ended with an email, and then the monkey dung hit the fan. We're talking blue plague monkeys, tulwar-swinging cab drivers, a ride-on-mower caravan of unbridled mass consumption, and a moon-infatuated, eight-legged story-telling spider god going toe-to-toe-to-toe-to-toe with the merciless, scud-spear wielding Nigerian spam genie - Prince Wanna-Wanna-Wanna!  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't respond to email spam

  • By Spooky Mike on 07-10-18

Oh what a web he weaves!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Wow, WTF did I just listen to? Steve Vernon has done it again. His twisted story telling is so far removed from anyone else, it is difficult to make any comparisons. Great author. This story is twisted in a way that is very hard to define. It asks you to suspend all disbelief and just come along for the ride. It leaves the story up for interpretation, is this really happening or is it all in the writers mind? It is heavy on the meta fiction as Mr. Vernon may very well be writing about himself and some crazy ass, acid trip of a dream he had one day, or again, it could all be in the writers head!!!

Rick Gregory is really growing as a narrator. His craft has improved greatly in the year or so that I have been listening to his work. His character voices are getting better and his pacing is flowing better. All this and I was already a fan. Keep up the good work.

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  • Sweet Nightmares

  • The Damned Series, Volume 1
  • By: Zizi Cole
  • Narrated by: Courtney Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Nightmares aren't always figments of our imagination. Alexandrea Cooper moves back to her hometown, Ravensville, after a 10 year absence. She starts adjusting to life back home again, when her parents are brutally murdered. There are no suspects and Alexandrea tries to cope with the grief of what has happened, when suddenly her sleep becomes plagued with nightmares of her parent's killer. She quickly realizes that there's more to her world than she originally believed. She's reunited with her high school sweetheart Jake, and the nightmares intensify.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Nightmares

  • By MANI on 10-05-17

Spooky supernatural slasher/killer story

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I was very surprised at the level of graphic gore this story had. I have nothing against it, I rather enjoyed it quite a bit. The story was well structured and the characters were well developed. The author took her time and let pieces of each one of them slip through at just the right moments. The mystery was crafted with expertise, you can keep guessing but you won’t know for sure till the reveal. The romance took a back seat to the story and hinted at it just enough so you know who wants who and what not. The killer is very creepy and the idea of what he can do scares the hell out of me. Nicely done.

The narration was excellent. The characters came alive with the deft talent of Courtney Parker.

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  • End of the Rainbow: An Aggie Underhill St. Patrick's Day Short Story

  • An Aggie Underhill Mystery, Book 13
  • By: Michelle Ann Hollstein
  • Narrated by: Jax Russell
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

It's St. Patrick's Day, and Aggie, Betty, and Roger are celebrating at an Irish pub in Palm Springs when Betty's leprechaun love interest drops dead. Could it be murder? Join Aggie and friends as they embark on a celebration they won't soon forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romance, mystery, and humor 💋

  • By mandymay on 07-07-18

Very nice introduction to the characters

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Going into this story, I was unfamiliar with any of the characters. This is book 13, and I worried I may not be able to follow. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did the author manage to tell a nice little murder mystery/case, but in a really short story, she also managed to introduce the main characters and fill in some of the motivations and character traits. Very nicely done.
The story had humor and a little romance. It had a back story about a heist of stolen goods and it had a murder. Very nice little package.

The narration was done quite well. Jax Russell was able to do the needed accents and give life to the characters.

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  • Queen of the Fallen

  • Second Death, Book 2
  • By: Brian Rella
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Wounded and war-weary, Frank Bishop returns to New York City to train a boy who could fulfill a 6,000-year old prophecy and save the world from Jessie and her plans for Armageddon. While Frank heals and begins the boy’s training, threats loom on two fronts in the battle against the Fallen. Jessie’s descent into darkness is complete, and her quest to free the King of the Fallen from the Second Death brings her to the desert of Arizona. There, one of the Fallen with the power to eat the souls of man was imprisoned centuries ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Series

  • By Michelle Titherington VanDaley on 07-16-18

Wow, bigger story and more Demons. Awesome.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Queen of the Fallen picks up pretty where Watchers left off. This time around, we get introduced to a great new addition in Legion. Now the battle is being fought on three sides and the stakes have risen. Just the fact that Jesse gets to ride the demon like a dragon is amazing. Very fun and fast paced. Highly recommend.

Again, Todd Menesses does a great job.

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  • Watchers of the Fallen

  • Second Death, Book 1
  • By: Brian Rella
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Frank Bishop has been at war with fallen angels since he was five years old. That's when they first tried to kill him. A group of supernatural warriors called the Watchers saved Frank that fateful day. They taught him how to be a powerful wizard and warrior. But nothing could prepare him for what Jessie and Arraziel have planned. Frank blurs the line between good and evil in his all-consuming quest to stop Jessie and the Fallen in book one of the dark urban fantasy series, The Second Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting & Engaging

  • By Michelle Titherington VanDaley on 03-10-18

Great Start to the Series. Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

The Second Death Series starts off with a bang. As the story develops and the characters begin to do battle, you realize that the mythology behind the story is rich and vast. Very well thought out. The story has a very nice flow and is easy to imagine you are watching a film. The characters are well developed and the creatures are monstrous. Not for the faint of heart.

Todd Menesses did an excellent job as always. He breathes life into the characters.

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  • Sinclair: The World's End Murders through the Eyes of a Killer

  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

On October 15 1977, Christine Eadie and Helen Scott left the World's End pub after a fun-filled night with two men in their arms. They had their whole lives ahead of them. They had nothing to fear and everything to look forward to. Their naked bodies were discovered the following day. They were found six miles apart from each other. No attempt had been made to conceal their bodies, and both girls had been beaten, gagged, tied, raped and strangled. The case attracted widespread media attention and despite the Police's best efforts, they were unable to identify a culprit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Jess on 04-04-18

Twisted True Crime. Well Told Dark Story

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Sinclair was a very disturbed man. The story was very difficult for me to get into because of the ages of his fist victims. I have a small daughter at home and actually had to take a break from the book. That was something personal for me and should not detract. The story was a well researched and detailed account of one man’s reign of terror. The amount of victims and the heinous nature of the crimes proves that this guy was a beast. I would highly recommend it to anyone into true crime or just studying abnormal psychology.

The narration was top notch and not done in a “just the facts” kind of way. He embodied the characters through the narration and brought the story to life.

I requested a free preview copy of this audiobook and I am leaving a voluntary and honest review.