LISTENER

jksullycats

  • 38
  • reviews
  • 315
  • helpful votes
  • 165
  • ratings
  • Thin Air

  • By: Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga. Third-highest peak on earth. Greatest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to conquer the sacred summit. But courage can only take them so far - and the mountain is not their only foe. As the wind dies, the dread grows. Mountain sickness. The horrors of extreme altitude. A past that will not stay buried. And sometimes, the truth does not set you free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptionally Creepy

  • By Kasey Ashton on 01-01-18

Great Story AND Fantastic Narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

For me, this story has it all. I really have listened to it 4 times. I can not say enough good things about the writing. But what I really want to rate is the narrator. I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Many times, a good story is ruined by the person reading. Thin Air is read perfectly by Daniel Weyman. I have sought out other novels read by him based solely on this performance. He is one of best narrators I've heard. Thank you Michelle Paver for writing such a unique story. And thank you Daniel Weyman for bringing it to life.

  • The Darkness: Giger, Texas

  • By: Joe M Solomon
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

When night falls in Giger, Texas, shadows gather, as they always do in dim corners and other areas bereft of light. But this time they consolidate and attack any who tread too close. Michael Warren, a 24-year-old resident of Giger, finds himself at the epicenter of this horror and is stunned by the losses suffered overnight. Then the sun sets, and the shadows again coalesce, growing more aggressive, the darkness eviscerating anyone it touches. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I hope Audible publishes this review...

  • By Dawnde W. on 08-23-18

So glad Audible allows returns

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I was so excited about the premise of this book. But I could not get past the gratuitous, graphic, vulgar, and ridiculous descriptions of multiple scenes involving sexual excitement, sex, and what to me, pretty much amounts to the butt (and otherwise) rape of a 16 year old girl. The book starts with a party where some young people are doing what young people do... but the descriptions were way over the top. Lots of vulgar details... including pressing against someone so hard you could feel each individual pubic hair. WHAT?!?!? I soldered on. It got pretty good right after that, so I continued, excited about getting to the reason I got the book. But then it went right back into another sex scene between 2 consenting adults. Okay... rough isn't my style but it wasn't a show stopper. And here we are a few minutes later with the scene that ended it for me. I actually made it through the rape scene out of sheer disbelief at both the stupidity of the characters and a desire to get back to what I wanted to hear. But when the two naked male friends sporting ****-ons entered to take their turn on the 16 year old... I was out. I was only a little over an hour in... It was too much. Nothing could make listening to any more of this worth it. In my opinion, this book does not belong in horror, it belongs in porn... or maybe porn/horror which definitely seems to be a thing. I'm so glad Audible allows returns.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • I Remember You

  • A Ghost Story
  • By: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a run-down house. But soon they realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the terrifying truth is uncovered. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely terrifying web of misfortune

  • By jksullycats on 06-10-18

Absolutely terrifying web of misfortune

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Through most of this story I was completely freaked out. This is my kind of horror. It isn't gory, it isn't sex ridden, it isn't just humans at their worst and it is blissfully not YA. It IS supernatural, roundabout detective, atmospheric, and scary. I loved the way it all weaved together. It is just awesome in every way, story and narration both great. Well worth 2 credits!!

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Underwood

  • By: Colin Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Robert H Lambert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

Underwood - One way in, no way out. A village in South Wales is not all that it seems. Can the family escape the evil characters and the creature that lurks in the woods? Are the residents who they really appear to be? There's a race to escape from a town that really shouldn't exist. Underwood is a place no one should visit. Sometimes you don't have a choice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Robot narration?

  • By jksullycats on 05-17-18

Robot narration?

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I actually had to check to see if the narrator was a person. I expected to find that it was digitally recorded. It’s that bad. AND it’s not in a British accent. The word “bloody” as slang sounds ridiculous when spoken by an American. I bailed pretty early and got my credit back. The story wasn’t going in a direction I was going to like anyway. The bad narration ruined any character dialog making pretty much everyone unlikable. You’d do well to skip this one.

In the Graveyard Antemortem audiobook cover art
  • In the Graveyard Antemortem

  • By: Stephen Stromp
  • Narrated by: Alex Ford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

Seventeen-year-old Lisa Jacobs is determined to solve her father's gruesome murder. But before she can investigate in her own small town, she is forced to spend the summer with her Uncle Clayton, the owner of Grand Hallow - a massive funeral and mortuary operation the size of a small city. Her move to Grand Hallow only deepens the mystery as she begins to suspect the strange and chilling occurrences there are linked to her father's death. With the help of her acid-tongued best friend and deadbeat brother, Lisa must unravel the secrets of Grand Hallow - before it's too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lisa Jacobs Mystery: Haunting at Grand Hallows

  • By Spooky Mike on 04-18-18

NOT! a scary story

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I'm not really sure how the author came up with the concepts for this one... it was like things just occurred to him as he wrote and he didn't bother to make sure it all made sense. And it was not the east bit scary. The 'villains' were ridiculous. The narration was okay.

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,099

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

It's a classic for a reason

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

This is a very good listen. Great suspense and kept my interest. Some of the accents were a bit annoying, but tolerable.

  • Horrorstör

  • By: Grady Hendrix
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons, Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds - clearly someone, or something, is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift and encounter horrors that defy imagination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For Those of Us Who've Spent Too Much Time in IKEA

  • By Dave on 03-08-16

hmmmm...

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

This was just okay... The author must really have a problem with these types of stores. The issue with the address was really far fetched.

  • The Well

  • By: Jack Cady
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 31

Years earlier, John Tracker fled the insanity of his family and their house, a centuries-old monstrosity that his grandfather Theophilus rigged full of hallucinatory tricks and vicious death traps designed to capture the Devil. Now middle-aged, John receives word that the place is to be demolished to make way for a freeway, and he decides to revisit it with his girlfriend Amy Griffith before its destruction. But when a blizzard traps them inside the house, they will be forced to contend with the dangers hidden within: strange time-shifts, murderous traps, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Winchester House meets H.H. Holmes Mansion

  • By Spooky Mike on 04-27-18

On and on and Onnnnnnnnn

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I barely listened to the last half of this book. It was way too long for the subject matter. This should have been a short story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unknown

  • The Forsaken Series, Book 1
  • By: Phil Price
  • Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

It happens every year. A select few disappear, never to return. From The Falkland Islands to the Himalayas, Puerto Rico to England, people are vanishing without a trace or explanation. A young man who's lost everything stumbles across an ancient secret. Can he unlock the mystery? Will he find those who need him? Can he escape the Unknown? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and entertaining listen

  • By Kimberly Smith on 04-12-18

*DNF*

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

Vampire isn't my favorite, but this one had a different twist so I was trying to stick with it. But when big bosoms and birthing hips come into play, I'm out. Really??

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ritual

  • By: Adam Nevill
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. With limited experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn't possibly get any worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING AND SCARY

  • By Emily McDonald on 02-15-18

Was really good until 1/2 through

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

Wow! The last 1/2 of this story was BAD!! The really overdone Swedish? accents that came into play made it worse.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful