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  • The Bog

  • By: Michael Talbot
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

Hovern Bog. People live in terror of it - especially the residents of Fenchurch St. Jude, the little village located at its edge. They think of it as a living being. When 2,000-year-old bodies are recovered from the bog, perfectly preserved, it is the discovery of a lifetime for archaeologist David Macauley. But close examination of the corpses reveals a curious fact: all were cruelly, mysteriously murdered, gnawed to death by some unimaginable creature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling first half, excellent narration

  • By Christine Newton on 01-31-18

Narration does not suit the story at all

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I love Mark Tufo's books, and I love Matt Godfrey's narrations, but the two together are not good at all. Godfrey is wonderful at voicing American characters, especially those from the South, but he is at a disadvantage with British characters. I had to stop listening, because the "accents" were so atrocious.

  • The Traveling Vampire Show

  • By: Richard Laymon
  • Narrated by: Bob Barnes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

The rural town of Grandville is to host The Travelling Vampire Show, featuring the only known vampire in captivity. Janks Field, where the show will take place, has been declared off-limits because of its sinister history, but there are three local teenagers who don't want to miss the performance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not really about Vampires. Great title though.

  • By M. Childers on 05-30-18

Excellent story, Fantastic narration!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

This is a fantastic coming-of-age horror story in the vein of Robert R. McCammon's _A_Boy's_Life_, Ray Bradbury's _Something_Wicked_This_Way_Comes_, Dan Simmon's _Summer_of_Night_, and Stephen King's _It_ and _The_Body_. It's funny, frightening, and wrenching, and Bob Barnes brings the characters to vivid life. I am adding Richard Laymon's other work to my to read list, and will be watching for more narrations by Bob Barnes.

  • Talulla Rising

  • By: Glen Duncan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

The woman is Talulla Demetriou. She's grieving for her werewolf lover, Jake, whose violent death has left her alone with her own sublime monstrousness. On the run, pursued by the hunters of WOCOP (World Organisation for the Control of Occult Phenomena), she must find a place to give birth to Jake's child in secret. The birth, under a full moon at a remote Alaska lodge, leaves Talulla ravaged, but with her infant son in her arms she believes the worst is over - until the windows crash in, and she discovers that the worst has only just begun.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst. Narration. Ever.

  • By ZenMuppet on 09-21-13

Terrible Narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

If you loved The Last Werewolf narrated by Robin Sachs, you are in for a huge disappointment. Penelope Rawlins has the perfect voice for The Baby Sitter's Club or Sweet Valley High, but her bubbly, perky, bouncy, girlie voice is irritating as hell in a grown-up book narration. I see the 3rd book has yet another narrator. Too bad. Robin Sachs was perfection. The books are good (although it's a rare page that doesn't have at least one"c**t" on it, which is vulgar to the point of tedium) and I'll enjoy reading the remaining series books to myself, since they were stupid enough not to hire Sachs to do it.

  • Certain Dark Things

  • By: M.J. Pack
  • Narrated by: Jacob York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 461

In her debut short story collection, M.J. Pack offers up a new breed of terror sure to delight any true horror fan. Don’t miss out on tales of telepathic twins, a campfire ghost story gone terribly wrong, pills that induce life-threatening nightmares, and the disturbing new sideshow at Coney Island: Lady Alligator. Take a haunting trip down infamous Bubblehead Road and follow Danny around the country as he’s pursued by unseen (and unrelenting) creatures.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • COUPLE, LOOKOUT POINT, HOOK IN DOOR

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-30-16

Breathtaking Stories, Breathtaking Narration

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

I absolutely could not stop listening to the audible version of this hair-raising collection. It's so rare to have the quality of the storytelling and the performance so equally matched. M. J. Pack is the best new horror writer I've come across in YEARS. And Jacob York does her frightful tales justice. It's so nice to listen to a man who manages to portray women and children's voices without that godawful falsetto so many male narrators use.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sculptress

  • By: Minette Walters
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Everyone knows Olive Martin, the huge and menacing woman who was found five years ago with the carved-up bodies of her mother and younger sister. Everyone knows how she pleaded guilty to murder at her trial. And everyone knows not to anger the Sculptress even now that she is safely locked in prison for a minimum of 25 years.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, poor narration

  • By Kathy on 05-09-13

Poor Voice Acting Ruins Great Story

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

Would you try another book from Minette Walters and/or Sandra Burr?

It's a great story, almost ruined by terrible voice acting. I'd recommend reading the book rather than suffering through the audio version.I could not put the book down when I read it a few years ago, and I enjoy the author's work immensely.

How could the performance have been better?

Sandra Burr has a nice voice, when she's not mangling British accents. If she had read the book without her unsuccessful attempts at voice acting, I'd have given her 4 stars. I would be very skeptical about trying another of her narrations.

Any additional comments?

Buy the book and give the audio version narrated by Sandra Burr a miss.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,602

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and Classic King

  • By David Shear on 11-12-14

Excellent story paired with magnificent narration

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

Reviewed: 11-14-14

Any additional comments?

This is fantastic Stephen King story-telling: First person narrative, of which King is a master, characters that are multi-dimensional and powerful, and building suspense. David Morse's narration is PERFECT for King's writing, and I hope he does all of King's work from here on out. I would buy it all. I wish there were more of Morse's work on Audible.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Another Fine Myth

  • Myth Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Robert Asprin
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

Start at the beginning, in Another Fine Myth, as Skeeve, an apprentice wizard, meets the demon Aahz. Though it's not love, or even like at first sight they form a connection - saving their lives - between them. Follow them in Myth Conceptions, as Skeeve and Aahz test their talent when they decide to take on an entire army themselves and continue on in Myth Directions. Then Skeeve finds himself alone with his own apprentice applicant, a king, in Hit or Myth and must deal with a medieval Mob!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't myth these adventures!

  • By Chris on 04-16-13

Best narration ever + Asprin's great writing

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

Reviewed: 10-31-14

If you could sum up Another Fine Myth in three words, what would they be?

Best Narration Ever

Any additional comments?

Asprin's Myth series is a long-time favorite of mine - hysterically funny, always interesting. Aahz & Skeeve are fantasy's answer to Donald Westlake's Dortmunder & Kelp capers.

And Levine's narration is flawless. I've never heard anyone emote so many different characters so well. I'll probably end up getting every audible book with his name on it.