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  • Phantom Canyon

  • By: Susan Bridges, Geoffrey Thorne, Jeffrey Bridges
  • Narrated by: Pendant Productions
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Sam, a guilt-ridden blacksmith, gets a telegram from the woman he left behind, asking for help. He returns to his hometown to find the "afflicted" roaming the streets, and discovers that letting go of the past is even more difficult than battling supernatural hordes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A blur of western and horror that had me on edge.

  • By Colin on 08-11-14

Second verse, same as the first

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

Reviewed: 04-23-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The story is too much like Stephen King's Desperation. Almost too scary how similar they are alike.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

I do listen to other things produced by pendantaudio.com.

Which scene was your favorite?

The end

Was Phantom Canyon worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

I was bored with the story. As I mentioned before, this is too much like Stephen King's book Desperation. Since I have read and love that book, it was disappointing to know well in advance how the story ends although the last scene was a nice touch even though it was cliche. I have been a long time listener to Pendant Audio which is why I think this is so disappointing. They have much better story development with some of their other long running series. Even though I was disappointed with this first attempt, I will buy future audio books/productions from them.

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  • Cell

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,046

The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very compelling

  • By Vicki on 01-27-06

Our lives versus technology

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

Reviewed: 11-11-11

Stephen King has done it again with this thrilling and scary tale of technology and something much more. We live our lifes our that little device clipped to our hip or tucked into our pockets. Yet in a blink of an eye, Stephen King has turned our life-lines into weapons of mass destruction. This is a chilling tale of how are technology could be used to not help us???but destroy us. We need to look no futher than the end of our arm to find it.

  • Closed for the Season

  • By: Mary Downing Hahn
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

The weather-beaten sign on the gate of the Magic Forest says closed for the season. But when the boys ride up to the gate on their bikes, Arthur tells his new friend, Logan, that the old amusement park hasn’t been open for years. Kudzu vines have grown over everything, making the park look sinister even in broad daylight, so Logan is reluctant to go inside, but Arthur urges him on. He’s sure they’ll discover important clues to the mystery they’re trying to solve: Who killed Myrtle Donaldson? And what happened to the money she handled as head bookkeeper at the Magic Forest?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Scooby-Doo Novel

  • By Beau on 06-04-14

A Little Stand By Me

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

Reviewed: 11-11-11

This story reminds me of Stand by Me. A little. This is an entertaining story of a murder mystery. But it's more than that. It's about two boys, an unlikey pair, who find they need each other and end up becoming unseperatable friends.