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Marilyn Davies

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  • The Darkest Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,051

Real estate mogul Sean Jackson is throwing himself a splashy 50th birthday party, but trouble starts almost immediately: His ex-wife has sent his teenage daughters to the party without telling him; his current wife has fired the nanny; and he's finding it difficult to sneak away to his mistress. Then something truly terrible happens: one of his three-year-old twins goes missing. No trace of her is ever found. The attendees of the party, nicknamed the Jackson Associates by the press, become infamous overnight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Christina on 09-14-16

Colorful Characters

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

Where does The Darkest Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Hmm...I'd say somewhere in the middle.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I honestly liked the story, but I would have enjoyed it more if the flow from past to present had been more obvious.

What does Beverley A. Crick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great narration, enjoyed her voice and ability to change characters.

Any additional comments?

I thought the story was good, but in my opinion it does not make for a great "audio" experience. I don't mind a story jumping back and forth in time, but I found on more than one occasion I was wondering whether it was present day or past.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Demonologist

  • The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'
  • By: Gerald Brittle
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,746

If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary fun.

  • By Cliff on 08-19-13

A chilling reminder that evil is real

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Demonologist to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version, the narration was excellent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lorraine and Ed Warren were an amazing team, their dedication to helping people with un seen forces was incredible.

Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favorite?

Ed Warren makes it very clear, we should NEVER dabble in calling spirits from the other side. We may not be prepared for what crosses over.

Any additional comments?

I have always had a keen interest in the paranormal, after reading this book it made me realize how important it is to keep these doors closed.

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,078

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointing

  • By Adrienne on 08-15-16

A sick and twisted character, loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Would you listen to Mr. Mercedes again? Why?

Probably yes, it a few years.

What did you like best about this story?

Having an accomplished actor do the narration was a wise choice, Will Patton does an amazing job, even with the female characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

One of my favorite scenes.... when the main character discovered that he had killed his own mother. So descriptive I could see and smell everything.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,019
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,032

A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, Frightfully Fun

  • By Andre on 10-23-15

So descriptive, it made me see and feel everything

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Would you listen to Something Wicked This Way Comes again? Why?

I may do that years from now.

Which scene was your favorite?

The last hour of the book was my favorite.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It didn't make me laugh or cry, but, as a very visual person I could clearly see what was happening, I loved it.

Any additional comments?

So much better than I expected it to be.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful