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  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,467

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
  • Damn scary elevated by Hall's narration!

  • By Eric Mochnacz on 04-27-18

As good as it gets!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Amazing narration of a classic story. I first read this as a teenager, but the tale takes on a whole new dimension of horror listening now as a parent.
It hasn’t aged a bit, and is as heartbreaking as ever - it made me cry in the supermarket! Michael C Hall should now read all Kings books!

  • The Exorcist

  • By: William Peter Blatty
  • Narrated by: William Peter Blatty
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Father Damien Karras: 'Where is Regan?' Regan MacNeil: 'In here. With us.' The terror begins unobtrusively. Noises in the attic. In the child's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. At first, easy explanations are offered. Then frightening changes begin to appear in eleven-year-old Regan. Medical tests fail to shed any light on her symptoms, but it is as if a different personality has invaded her body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw, chilling yet oddly moving and heartbreakingly human - a work of art

  • By Helen The Dog Lady on 10-26-18

Raw, chilling yet oddly moving and heartbreakingly human - a work of art

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I have read this in print form years ago, and loved it. This book is so much more than the possession storyline- that is almost incidental to the torture the adult characters subject themselves to. Though the movie is good, the frailty, shortcomings and fears are brought to life by the elegant writing that hints at the very divinity the characters are so desperate to find.
Not normally a fan of authors reading their own books, I found the narration was a revelation. William Peter Blatty has a cadence, gentle tone and understated emotion that contrasts deliciously with the guttural tones of the demon.
Reagan bears the brunt of the demons fury, yet those surrounding her are already dead lost in their own private hell.
Ultimately it speaks all of us who have ever feared letting our loved ones down.... who realised their career choices were detrimental to our families... who are terrified of messing our kids up... who have been unable to embrace faith or have lost it. It paints a portrait of a society on the brink of being at the mercy of pharmaceutical solutions.
My favourite purchase on Audible ever.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunted Forest Tour

  • By: Jeff Strand, James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 434

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Haunted Forest Tour! Sit back, and enjoy a smooth ride in air-conditioned comfort as your heavily armored tram takes you through nature's most astonishing creation. The forest is packed to capacity with dangerous and terrifying creatures of all shapes, sizes, and hunger levels, and you'll get to observe these wonders in complete safety.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun!

  • By Dawnde W. on 09-12-18

Highly entertaining nonsense

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Not the most original concept but the story moves along at a fair old clip and is way more entertaining than it has any right to be!
I finished it in almost one sitting... very enjoyable 🙂

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,678

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

Oddly engrossing but slow moving family drama

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I wasn’t too impressed at first, but the sprawling story and excellent narration really sucked me in. I became massively invested in the family, and barring a couple of loose ends found the story ultimately satisfying. Excellent value for a credit at 30 hours.

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - Fantastic Imagination and Gripping Story

  • By Denise Ryan on 02-21-16

Even Audiobookphobic hubby loved this... fantastic

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I was utterly gripped from the start... I listen to audiobooks constantly while I paint (pnutwhistle dot net - Mr Smitherd isn't the only one who can do shameless plugs ha ha ) and hubby usually moans about them but this one actually drew him in... never ever happened before. the characters are well rounded, believable and flawed. But the real revelation for me was the narration. Luke does an amazing job of it. I liked this more than the stone man...bravo sir. Ps.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Desert Places

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 319

Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady's name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you'll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I'll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LIONSGATE NEEDS BLAKE

  • By JALAYNE on 01-05-15

Perhaps a different narrator?

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

I looooved dark matter, and the wayward pines books, but this did nothing for me. The narration really got on my nerves, but the writing, compared to the books mentioned seemed clumsy to me.the story was rather tired, but then straight up murder type books are not my cup of tea. Not for this gal.

  • The Last Town

  • Wayward Pines, Book 3
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TWO/THREE star review within 3 hours ? RIDICULOUS

  • By justin on 07-15-14

A fitting, moving end to a great series

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

I love these books, I chose them on a whim and was instantly riveted. Awesome.
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  • Cold Moon over Babylon

  • Valancourt 20th Century Classics
  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,032

Welcome to Babylon, a typical sleepy Alabama small town, where years earlier the Larkin family suffered a terrible tragedy. Now they are about to endure another: 14-year-old Margaret Larkin will be robbed of her innocence and her life by a killer who is beyond the reach of the law. But something strange is happening in Babylon: traffic lights flash an eerie blue, a ghostly hand slithers from the drain of a kitchen sink, graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audible listen to date...

  • By Bree Salyer on 06-27-16

Pretty solid read...

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Entertaining, but a little labored in places - how many times can one see a ghost and oneself its just a trick of the light???? Still way above average...good fun.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,332

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage

  • By JoanneG on 11-04-15

So happy l stumbled upon this....

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

I listen to waaaaay too many audio books. So my strategy has been to purchase anything that has good reviews and isn't about a subject that bores me. It's a hit & miss strategy, but when I stumble over a book like this? Well the next one is bound to be an anticlimax. The story was unlike anything I've heard before, took unexpected turns and the characters were VERY natural - sometimes uncomfortably so. I will bee scouring audible for more of this guys stuff... Like now.
The narration really kicked it up a notch, that bloke was fantastic. Accents? No problem, including a flawless region specific Yorkshire dialect . As a transplanted Yorkshire bird myself, I was impressed. The speech patterns were natural, flowing and engaging. I am going to hunt down anything else he has narrated and give it a whirl, regardless of subject matter. One of my favorite audible listens of all time.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hex

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened, or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Story...Odd Narrator

  • By Mr. Richard Smith on 08-08-16

Excellent impulse purchase!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-16

Bought this on a whim and loved it. Only thing stopping it from getting 5 stars was that the narration wasn't excellent. Not bad, but not excellent. Very absorbing listen...i listened in 2 sittings while clearing out my closet!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful