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  • The Little Stranger

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 751

The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline - its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at 20 to nine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A creepy story, with atmosphere for days

  • By Lesley on 10-13-14

Love Love Love

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I love "house" books where the house is as much a character in the book as the people. This book reminds me of Rebecca with its Manderley, Great Expectations and even Wuthering Heights. These scary but lovely manors are so intriguing to me. This is not an in your face horror novel but a good old fashioned haunted house story that leaves you guessing until the end. The narrator was perfect, with his beautiful buttery voice this book will be read and reread by me. It's a slow burn but worth the effort.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,497
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,427

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I loved this book. The story instantly draws you in and you're there. It's so detailed and genuine. I really enjoy stories about the south and this book just hit every feeling. I loved it so much I bought it for my daughter for Christmas. Give it a try! The story is amazing and the narrator is perfect for this genre.

  • The Influence

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

When Ross Lowry moves into his cousin's guest house in the small community of Magdalena, Arizona, he expects nothing more than breathing room and a brief respite from his economic woes. But something is not right in the desert. After a raucous party on New Year's Eve, the luck of the attendees undergoes an immediate U-turn. The rich and successful suddenly find themselves facing catastrophic failure while the less well-off are unexpectedly flush with good fortune.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If You Like King, You Will Like Bentley Little !!

  • By Jan on 12-10-13

Think X Files, Stephen King and HP Lovecraft

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I have read a lot of horror and Little is a master at making the mundane into terror. This book is just pure horror. It's spooky, gory and terrifying. I loved it. The narrator was spot on and the story has great flow. I highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,938

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By erin george on 10-03-18

King is still King

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I have been waiting for this book for some time and it was worth it. The first part of the story plays out like a crime drama with a strange twist but once you get past the crime the darkness starts to seep into the story. Is it a monster, a demon or a vampire? Decide for yourself.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Bone White

  • By: Ronald Malfi
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

Paul Gallo saw the report on the news: a mass murderer leading police to his victims' graves in remote Dread's Hand, Alaska. It's not even a town; more like the bad memory of a town. The same bit of wilderness where his twin brother went missing a year ago. As the bodies are exhumed, Paul travels to Alaska to get closure and put his grief to rest. But the mystery is only beginning. What Paul finds are superstitious locals who talk of the devil stealing souls, and a line of wooden crosses to keep what's in the woods from coming out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Best part of the book was a mini background story

  • By Mark Pelham on 10-17-17

Now this is horror

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I have read so many books lately that are labeled as 'horror' but are actually just mysteries. This book is straight up disturbing and scary as hell. I have read other reviews that mention a small back story at the end of the book that is really scary and they are RIGHT! I would love to see a sequel of this book and dig deeper into this monster in the woods... Or is it a vampire... A werewolf? You decide.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Broken Girls

  • By: Simone St. James
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006

Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants - the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming - until one of them mysteriously disappears.... Vermont, 2014. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drama, Suspense, Intrigue and a Ghost

  • By Anna Landry on 04-13-18

It's not a ghost story but there is ghosts

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I came across this book and it's high reviews convinced me to try it. It's a dark, spooky read. It's more of a murder mystery but there are ghosts sprinkled in and there are some scary bits. It's a very interesting read.

  • The Bog

  • By: Michael Talbot
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

Hovern Bog. People live in terror of it - especially the residents of Fenchurch St. Jude, the little village located at its edge. They think of it as a living being. When 2,000-year-old bodies are recovered from the bog, perfectly preserved, it is the discovery of a lifetime for archaeologist David Macauley. But close examination of the corpses reveals a curious fact: all were cruelly, mysteriously murdered, gnawed to death by some unimaginable creature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling first half, excellent narration

  • By Christine Newton on 01-31-18

More fantasy not horror

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I found this book while browsing the horror section. This is not a horror story but more fantasy including wizards, demons and magic. Not to my taste. I returned it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Handyman

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 935
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 935

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Little is back!

  • By JuniorLo on 02-08-18

Another win for Little

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

This is not really a horror story but more of a mystery. It does have some creepiness and it's disturbing. I enjoyed all the twists and turns.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,141

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS is what Audible was made for!

  • By Nate_D on 04-03-18

Still as scary as I remembered

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I haven't read Pet Semetary in many years but when I saw this unabridged version with Michael C. Hall as narrator I had to listen. You will not be disappointed. His voice is perfect for this creepy book. This is pure horror and a great story of love, loss, family and desperation. Let the dead stay dead.

  • Carrie

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847

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
  • The best of Stephen Kings books, and to think he a

  • By Angelia Chisolm on 09-26-12

Classic King at its best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-18

Carrie should be required reading for all high school students. Maybe they would think twice about bullying another kid. The narrator does an amazing job being the voice of Carrie. I have nothing bad to say, this book is pure gold.