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Leah

Bridgeville, Delaware
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  • The Curse

  • By: Charles L. Grant
  • Narrated by: Bill Andrew Quinn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

Syd and Theresa Guiness got out of their crowded city apartment and moved to a quaint house on a quiet cul de sac in the suburbs. Their dreamhouse. Then little things began to happen. Theresa was certain it was just her imagination and didn't pay much attention...until it was too late - their dreamhouse had become a nightmare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Where's the ending

  • By Leah on 08-25-16

Where's the ending

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book would actually take half the time to read if the reader didn't keep snapping his fingers and reread the same line so much. And there seems to be no real ending. Or maybe it just doesn't make sense in the way it is ended.

Has The Curse turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. Just this Author and this narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He kept snapping his fingers when he thought he had read a line wrong and rereading it. If it had happened once or twice, that would have been one thing. But he does it over and over and over again.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Curse?

Not so much cut, but asked that the writer had a better ending. It was like someone throwing a cold bucket of water over you and left you out in the snow. Big build up and then nothing.

Any additional comments?

I have said all I want to about this book. I'm going to go listen to another. Maybe I'll have better luck.

  • Dark Matter

  • By: Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 354

January 1937. Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can't afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to use his training as an specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job. When he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Madeleine on 02-12-11

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Matter to be better than the print version?

I would because I can do other things as well as read a book.

What did you like best about this story?

The suspense. You were always waiitng for the thing to get him

Have you listened to any of Jeremy Northam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I'm not sure, but he is amazing.

If you could rename Dark Matter, what would you call it?

Dark Matter fits too well to rename the book.

Any additional comments?

Amazing book. I loved how it held you in suspense the whole time. And watching the changes in Jack as he writes in his journal.I will be recommending this book to my friends and family. I am always after them to join Audible all the time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Maelstrom

  • By: David Niall Wilson
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

When Nick Leatherman, his girlfriend Ruthie, and their buddies Flash and Weasel invade Shady Grove Cemetery for a "ghost hunt" on their way home from a concert, they are drawn into a web of darkness and intrigue that threatens to consume them. Nick and Ruthie witness a gruesome murder, and Nick's pocket knife shows up at the crime scene the next morning. Nick has had problems in the past, and Inspector Kendall Straker remembers. He remembers Ned Leatherman, Nick's alcoholic step-father as well, and he doesn't believe the boy is a killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book

  • By Leah on 08-29-12

Fantastic Book

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

Reviewed: 08-29-12

Where does Maelstrom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It pulls you in where you can actually see in your mind what Nick (the main character) sees and feels. This is going to be a reread!

What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

The man can really tell a story! Fantastic!

Who was the most memorable character of Maelstrom and why?

Nick (of course) because many thing he is going through (feelings.The feeling of being at a concert. Not the drugs though.) brings many memories back.

Any additional comments?

Will definitely be telling my friends about this book.

  • Death's Excellent Vacation

  • By: Charlaine Harris (author/editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (editor), Amanda Ronconi, and others
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 392

It really can be an endless summer — if you’re immortal. Though a vampire would be ill-advised to take a cruise to Bermuda, the possibilities for getting away from it all — and maybe snacking on some unsuspecting tourist — are many.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Listen for a Vacation Getaway...

  • By Terry on 08-06-10

I felt a little ripped off

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

Reviewed: 02-09-12

This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who are just looking for a bunch of short stories.

What was most disappointing about the authors???s story?

I was looking for the next book on Sookie Stackhouse as I have read and enjoyed them so much and when you listen to the sample, that's what it sounds like (this time with the help of other authors (like Ms. Harris should really need them). Instead, I got one great story and bunch that I could care less about. It was really a disappointment. The worse part about it is that I bought the mistletoe book at the same time and can't return either. So I am stuck with one story I like and a bunch I don't. I am sure that Ms. Harris could have put all her short stories together, come up with a great read and NOT disappointed her readers in this way.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Everything!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death's Excellent Vacation?

Everything past Sookie Stackhouse.

Any additional comments?

I don't think I could say more about how I was disappointed that I did in the 'What was the most disappointing' section of the questioner. I hope someone forwards these notes to Ms. Harris and that she actually cares about her readers.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • In the Woods

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,083
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,068

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very mixed feelings (semi-spoilers included)

  • By Dottie B. on 02-14-13

Why was this in the 'Horror' section?

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

Reviewed: 12-08-11

Where does In the Woods rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

I was very disappointed as I was looking for a 'Horror' book and the title seemed to meet that criteria. Actually, it should have been in the 'Detective' section under 'How many times a cop can screw up and still stay on the force. I kept listening waiting for something outstanding to happen. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT ALL THE WAY AROUND! The only thing I found good about it was the English accent on the reader. I have been finding it harder and harder to find good audio books and this is just another one to throw in the pile of 'Don't listen to again'. A waste of time and money because like it or not credits are paid for.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Soulstorm

  • By: Chet Williamson
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

Three men are offered a million dollars each if they will spend a month in an isolated Pennsylvania mansion, The Pines. There they will confront madness, murder, and the ultimate evil – so that their billionaire host might find the key to life beyond the grave. But as they learn, dead souls dwell in The Pines. And death is just the beginning…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a 'Must read'

  • By Leah on 12-15-10

This is a 'Must read'

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-10

When I got this book, it was because I was running out of books in the 'Horror' section that isn't about vampires. I really didn't think it was going to be that good. To my surprise it turned out to be excellent. I have enjoyed it several times just since I got it and every time it's as good as the first. I wish they'd get more like this.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,777

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best I've read by Stephen King.

  • By Joseph on 11-06-08

No up to King

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-10

He must have been on a deadline because this has to be the worst King book I've heard. The ending sounded more like King saying Good Bye to his readers than a part of the story. But since Audible isn't getting any new horror books (maybe they're getting abridged,but that's like reading half a book or watching a TV show) I guess I'm going to have to end up with worse and worse. I've already changed my membership to the lowest you can get so I can keep my library. Maybe a lot of Audible (the older ones anyway) members are doing the same. Wonder when they will notice that older friends are more valuable than new ones.

  • Blood Brothers

  • Sign of Seven, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frequent Listener

  • By Rick on 08-09-12

Blood Brothers

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

Reviewed: 07-20-09

Fantastic Trilogy. I can't get enough of these three books, Blood Brothers, The Hollow, and The Pagan Stone. You'll want to hear them again and again!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Odd

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,562

He's the most unlikely hero you'll ever meet, an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there's so much more to any of us than meets the eye, and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead, it's something that just happened.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed Koontz

  • By Sittingduck on 12-27-05

Forever Odd

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-08

Loved it. Can't wait to get the 3rd in this series. If it's anything like the first 2, I will consider myself lucky.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Odd Thomas

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,207

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Doubting Thomas

  • By Denise on 12-11-03

Odd Thomas

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-08

Dean Koontz has outdone himself on this one. It is fantastic. A must read or in this case listen to. Bravo Mr. Koontz.