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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,543
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,553

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

Typical Campfire Story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-18

A bit boring. A lite, all age group, campfire story with a abrupt ending.
A couple buys house, has a baby, baby gets sick, baby gets well, baby dies, couple distraught, the end. Oh, yes there is a ghost! A hand that rocks the cradle.
The narration was very ghosty!

  • The Dark Ruin

  • God's Lions, Book 3
  • By: John Lyman
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

In this enthralling third novel in the God's Lions series, Cardinal Leopold Amodeo is once again teamed with a group of scientists and archaeologists as they are led to the inescapable conclusion that a very real evil has arrived in the world. Based on recently declassified documents and real-life technological breakthroughs, John Lyman takes listeners on a wild ride into a future that is already here, where technology takes flight in the hands of one who has vowed to destroy mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Series

  • By Rebecca Crystal Kelly Laura Griffith on 06-20-18

A Fictional Story.....Or Maybe Not??

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

A lot of action, breath holding suspense and thought provoking question of good versus evil. The God's Lions series is a must read for anyone who believes good will always win over evil. Kudos to John Lyman for a great story.

  • God's Lions: Rise of the Beast

  • By: John Lyman
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Returning to Rome from a forced sabbatical, a newly appointed Jesuit cardinal discovers a dark force that has ruled a single family for over 700 years has been unleashed against the world. With the clock ticking, he joins with a dedicated group of Israeli and Spanish scientists who are thrust into an endgame scenario as they race across the globe in an effort to stop the greatest threat mankind has ever faced, only to discover that they may already be too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Second Installment

  • By Darren on 06-22-17

Great Ending

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-18

If you like suspense, this book is for you. I do recommend reading the first book in the series in order to understand the premise of this book. Eager to start the third book.

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  • Against a Crimson Sky

  • By: James Conroyd Martin
  • Narrated by: Dawn Harvey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

The year is 1794, and the beautiful and resilient Countess Anna Maria Berezowska has narrowly escaped death amidst the chaos caused by the violent dissolution of Poland. Anna is soon reunited with her longtime love, Lord Jan Stelnicki, and the two lovers marry even as their beloved Poland is ripped apart. As the couple struggles to raise a family in the face of an uncertain future, Anna’s capricious cousin, Zofia, returns with a surprise of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Late 1790s and Early 1800s Poland . . Great Story

  • By Debbie on 05-07-15

Continuation of Battles

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

This second book, in the trilogy, was a bit hard to get thorough. Way to much military battles and deaths for my comfort zone. Looking forward to reading the third book to see how all the principle character's lives finally turn out.
On a very positive note, the narration was excellent. The pronunciations of Polish words was spot on and the descriptions of day to day life, of the elite class, working class and the military are very descriptive.

  • Push Not the River

  • By: James Conroyd Martin
  • Narrated by: Dawn Harvey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

Push Not the River is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700's - a time of heartache and turmoil as the country's once peaceful people are torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and vulnerable age of seventeen, that Lady Anna Maria Berezowska loses both of her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Save your time; buy something else.

  • By AMS on 10-22-15

Enjoyable and Relaxing Read

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

I was hooked right from the beginning. It takes place in Poland in the seventeen hundreds. The story line is about the nobility and their privileges, attitudes and downfalls, and spans over several years.

Being of Polish decent, the pronunciation of surnames and towns made me feel like I was part of the story. Kudos to the narrator for pronouncing them correctly.

The only complaint, is that the actions were predictable. There were no surprises, no aha moments or "who done it" (to me it was obvious). And some of the situations were hard to believe.

All in all, the book was worth it. Looking forward to listening to Book 2 and 3.


  • The Girl Who Fought Napoleon

  • A Novel of the Russian Empire
  • By: Linda Lafferty
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

It's 1803, and an adolescent Nadya is determined not to follow in her overbearing Ukrainian mother's footsteps. She's a horsewoman, not a housewife. When Tsar Paul is assassinated in St. Petersburg and a reluctant and naive Alexander is crowned emperor, Nadya runs away from home and joins the Russian cavalry in the war against Napoleon. Disguised as a boy and riding her spirited stallion, Alcides, Nadya rises in the ranks, even as her father begs the tsar to find his daughter and send her home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant! I think this is a 10!

  • By lisa stevens on 06-20-17

History at it's finest

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

A must read for history lovers. A well written and informative look into the Romanov dynasty, the hardships of war and the consequences it brings.
The story is about a woman disguised as a male, who joined the Russian military during the Napoleonic Wars.

The only qualm I have is trying to rap my head around how the main character was able to hide the fact she was a woman living with all military males. Especially in the 1800's on the Russian steppes. No privacy, lack of hygiene and living in tents with her male counterparts. How'd she do it?

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