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  • That Which Should Not Be

  • By: Brett J. Talley
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

Miskatonic University has a long-whispered reputation of being strongly connected to all things occult and supernatural. From the faculty to the students, the fascination with other-worldly legends and objects runs rampant. So, when Carter Weston's professor Dr. Thayerson asks him to search a nearby village for a book that is believed to control the inhuman forces that rule the Earth, Incendium Maleficarum, the student doesn't hesitate to begin the quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent horror novel, now a great audiobook

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-10-17

Engaging collection of Cthulhu stories

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Great collection of tales based around the Cthulhu mythos. As I am not a Lovecraft expert, I don't know if these stories just draw from the Lovecraft Cthulhu collection, or are a re-telling. Never the less, it was a fun listen.

I really enjoyed the format of people telling the tales in a tavern to connect the story. The author did a great job making you feel like you were sitting there having an ale on a stormy night, absorbing each story from the men who told them.

It somehow reminded me of the older horror movies I loved as a kid. I wouldn't categorize it as scary, but well told, not corny.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Transmission

  • A Supernatural Thriller
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 375

College students Kenji and Dylan stumble upon a strange recording in the background of an obscure song. It's a woman's voice uttering a string of seemingly random characters. Upon further inspection, the song appears to have been embedded with a hidden message. Attempting to crack the mysterious code and becoming obsessed with the recording, Kenji and Dylan set off in search of answers. With every turn in the road however, the puzzle only seems to grow more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't go into the house alone!

  • By Matthew on 12-05-16

Great story, great narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This a good, eerie, quick paced horror story. Although short, it didn't feel like it was rushed. The characters are easily understood without going into every little detail about them.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The pace of the book was almost perfect for me. There were slight lulls but then intense, eerie sections. I have listened to a ton of horror stories and in my opinion, this one was well done.

Which character – as performed by Jake Urry – was your favorite?

No real favorites, but Jack Urry did a great job. This is my first time listening to him and was impressed. However, if you don't like narrators with accents, you should listen to the sample first.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I hope there is a sequel in the works.

Any additional comments?

After reading all of glowing reviews, then noticing on the bottom of each that they had received the book for a an honest review, I was a bit leary going into this book. But after finishing it seemed appropriate to review the book as someone who bought it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Eaton

  • By: John K. Addis
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,149

Spanning over 100 years of mid-Michigan history, The Eaton tells the story of Sam Spicer, a young entrepreneur who purchases the dilapidated Michigan Central Railroad Depot in Eaton Rapids with the dream of opening a hot new martini bar. But when he and his friends discover an abandoned underground hotel directly beneath the property, they must discover what happened to the original guests—before their own time runs out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary but explicitly gruesome

  • By AnnM on 10-09-16

Couldn't finish this one

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not unless they like odd narrators that have HUGE swings in volume and enjoy enjoy lots of adjectives. Lots and lots of adjectives.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I tried, but I just couldn't finish this one, so I have no opinion on the ending.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Hays?

Anybody

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Maybe

Any additional comments?

This book sounded like a cool idea, but the narrator really tainted it for me. He may be great for other people, but for me the impressions of the characters reminded me of someone reading a book to a child. I'm afraid that my irritation with the narrator made start picking apart the writing of the book. It may great in a print version.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 503

Witness the epic battle of the cyclops! Visit the endangered dragon preserve! Please, no slaying. Solve the mystery of The Mystery Cottage, if you dare! Buy some knickknacks from The Fates! They might come in handy later. On a road trip across an enchanted America, Helen and Troy will discover all this and more. If the curse placed upon them by an ancient god doesn't kill them or the pack of reluctant orc assassins don't catch up to them, Helen and Troy might reach the end their journey in one piece, where they might just end up destroying the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little twee but very funny.

  • By Charlene on 09-27-13

American Gods "Light"

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

Reviewed: 03-19-14

What did you like best about this story?

This was a fun story. My best attempt at describing it would be a "light", younger audience version of American Gods. The narrator did a great job and the story has few slow spots.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful