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  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,323
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,370

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Just didn’t care for it.

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I loved the X-files TV show, but for whatever reason, I just didn’t care for the book or performance style. Maybe because I already know so much about the TV storyline it just didn’t appeal to me. I still rated the performance 4 stars because even though I didn’t care for it, I believe the cast did a great job. It just didn’t hook me. If you like books read in this fashion, then you’ll probably like it more than I did.

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  • Unleashed: Case of the Hot Dog

  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Claire Buchignani
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Finnegan May has had an eventful time in Manhattan since she first moved to New York City. Her unique profession and quirky, bubbly personality endear her to everyone who meets her. She again finds herself in another misadventure when she rescues a long haired Dachshund from a hot car on the streets of the city. How was she to know that her propensity for doing the right thing was going to throw her into peril? It is up to Fin's roommate and love interest, detective Jane McLeary to save Finnegan from herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Krystal on 05-07-18

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

More please! I also enjoy this narrator. Keep on writing. I only wish the books were longer. This was one was at least a pleasant 6 hours.

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  • The Compound

  • By: S. A. Bodeen
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out. He won't let them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Messed up.

  • By Ana on 09-08-17

A must read!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Excellent thriller! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. The narrator was a perfect fit, which helps immensely. Some similarities to the Wayward Pines storyline with a single family.

  • New Beginnings

  • Others of Edenton, Book 0.5
  • By: Brandy L. Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

As a psychic, Jess Abrams knew pack life would fall into a downward spiral if she stayed after a drunken mistake. Her alpha was never going to sell her the bar she'd managed for years, and sleeping with him only ensured he would treat her worse. Taking life by the reins, she decides on a fresh start. Edenton's Alpha is more than happy to sell the vacant bar to the new werewolf. Years ago Slater lost his first mate. Now he avoids dating his wolves to prevent possible heartache. Their attraction is unexpected and the last thing either wants. Resisting their obvious connection may prove impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PHENOMENAL!

  • By Lydia - HEA Bookshelf on 03-27-15

Painful narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I almost made it through (stopped with 40 minutes left) because the story was pretty good. The narrator was just awful. The main character’s voice was like a high pitch teen. The male voices were laughable. I’d like to listen the rest of the series; however, I don’t think I can take another book with this reader.

  • Wolf in White Van

  • By: John Darnielle
  • Narrated by: John Darnielle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Backward masking, PBM games, and suicide

  • By David on 12-06-15

Just didn’t like this one.

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

It may not be my genre. I didn’t last long at all. Will return this one.

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  • Capsized

  • By: Julie Cannon
  • Narrated by: Hilarie Mukavitz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

In the middle of a three-w eek fishing trip, commercial fisherman Roberta (Bert) Coughlin rescues Alissa Cooper from her burning yacht and has no choice but to take the pampered rich girl along. Alissa and Bert are from very different worlds. Bert struggles to succeed against the whims of Mother Nature. Alissa owns a successful advertising agency and is the epitome of high class and high fashion. When Alissa volunteers to help on the boat, Bert is more than a little surprised at how well she does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How Had I Not Heard of This Book?

  • By Sondra A., Cobb on 08-05-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

What a great book! I listen to a lot of books and this one just had my attention the whole way through. Loved the writing style and the narrator. I hope to listen to more from this author and narrator.

  • Coming Out and Discovering the Rainbow

  • By: Daniel DuBour
  • Narrated by: Afton Laidy Zabala-Jordan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Revised edition about a middle aged woman who goes about her life alone working as a librarian. Her life changes when befriended by a gay coworker. She falls in love with another woman, discovering the rainbow by admitting her real identity. A story of friendship, caring, and love.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narrator

  • By Nalani Ha'o on 12-30-16

Horrible Narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

I tried but just couldn't make it through. Had to stop with 2:40 left. Maybe the story is good based on the other reviews, but the narrator was awful. She tried to add other voices to the characters so I thought I might be able to pull through it. Nope. The monotone voice was almost robotic.

  • A Monster Calls

  • Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd
  • By: Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,450
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,290

As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming.... This monster, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good "one-timer" for all ages

  • By TVNerd95 on 09-10-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

It truly makes a difference when the narrator gives an exceptional performance. Jason Isaacs had me engaged from the start. Thank you Patrick for telling this story for Siobhan.

  • Snow Angel

  • By: Ronica Black
  • Narrated by: Hollis Elizabeth
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Maggie Douglas enjoys her reclusive life in the mountains. She writes her books, loves her dog, and enjoys the spoils of living at the base of the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona. Hurt by a long-time lover in her past, she keeps people at bay and her life simple. Ellie Falcon is dangerously beautiful and infinitely famous. Her life is ruled by her agent, her job, and an endless schedule of appearances. She stars in the number-one show on television and has the world at her fingertips, but she is desperately lonely and desperate to get away from everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • short and quick

  • By RH007 on 03-31-17

Might've been rated higher if...

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I might've rated this higher if the narrator was better. She spoke way too fast most of the time and just left me wishing this was over sooner.

  • Romeo and Jude

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Owen Teale, Nick Moran, Matthew Tennyson, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 221

A gritty reimagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy - full of passion, emotion, scandal, disillusionment and family fallout. A brand new modern-day audiobook adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic love story. Romeo and Jude - starring Owen Teale ( Game of Thrones), Matthew Tennyson ( Pride), Nick Moran ( Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels) and Ricky Norwood ( EastEnders).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • twist on the classic play

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 03-29-16

Just couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

For some reason I just couldn't get into this book. After about halfway through I gave up. Maybe it was the genre. I have been reading a lot of mystery, thriller and fantasy books lately. This one may have been a dose of reality I wasn't ready for at this time. I say all this because I don't want to discourage others from reading/listening to this book. If you like this genre, then you may enjoy it. The narrators are quite good. It's read like a play with scene pauses. I was surprised with how easy it was to picture everything like I was there. Unfortunately, I had to rate it low since I couldn't finish it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful