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  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,300

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Outstanding, Heart Palpating, Eerily Realistic

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Lots of horror is so far removed from the realm of the real world that you find yourself unable to get truly immersed in the study unfolding before you. This is not the case in Duma Key. In fact in Duma Key you'd be surprised what can happen that you wouldn't believe but yet you can't not believe it because it's happening to you.

Is you're an amputee, or accident survivor that's left with a reminder of said accident of let's say a non traditional sort of souvenir, say a somewhat invisible type of souvenir then this book will REALLY speak to you even moreso than others. Read it with the lights on because my guess is you'll already know what truths could be behind the fiction.

So bottom line well work the time, energy, laughter expended, tears wept, and introspection forced upon yourself.

GREAT read

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,074

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing, but somehow still worth a listen.

  • By Bradford on 03-06-13

Sci- Fi meets Soap Opera Digest

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I absolutely loved this! I'm not really a comedy reader or even watched either. I like dark takes myself personally. Somehow this managed to be hilarious and yet starch that itch as well.
I'll be perfectly honest the thing that drew me to this novel in the first place was two things, great author, plus Gabrielle DeCuir and Stefan Rudnicki's involvement however I just throughly enjoyed every minute of the book.
I recommend the read if you're into science fiction of the old school style. Now blend up several old school shows take them off night time telly, throw them on day time TV in the form of Days of Our Lives (on starship Enterprise) and there's where we are! fun stuff!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Body Reader

  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,916

For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive. After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice - and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Go Jude!

  • By AudioAddict on 01-21-17

Okay Frasier you proved me wrong

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Anne Frasier the author of this novel really proved my "you can't write a truly engaging murder/mystery, thriller without foul language, gratuitous sex, and some gore" theory to be crud, lol.
I was wrong. This book WAS engaging, I listened straight through. I usually am a there books at the time listener , I love to swap around to both stretch out how they last bit also honestly no matter how awesome my mind just bores. Not so here!
Now please make no mistakes this is a book about a homicide detective that was kidnapped and held hostage for (x) number of years and is finally.... (well you'll have to read that bit 😉) and her journey back to being human, being a detective, and catching her captor.
I'm sure in all that there were at least 1 cuss word or two but it was honestly so low impact I don't even remember it. I'm also sure there was possibly some gore that might be a little more than you're interested in but it's homicide people get killed it tends to get messy, in some cases. The book is well worth reading and I'm on my way to grab book 2 right now. ☮️!

  • Dawn of Eden

  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Before The Immortal Rules, there was Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden - as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What's worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she's beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unnecessary but Decent Enough

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-30-17

Till the end of the World? Really?

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I loved this story for it's own sake. It wasn't the best in the world in originality although I do give it 5*'s in not being you're typical Zombiequien/Smutmance. It has a unique concept and interesting creatures I haven't read about before. Hard find for me.
If you're here for the romance it's hot and good. If you're here for the Apocalypse it's as typical as you'd expect: virus takes down modern society.
If you're here for the combination then it's gonna really please you. They blend well in this book, and if you're a narrator junkie then you already know Terese Plumber is amoung the best in female leads of this genere.
My biggest let down was when "Till the End of the World" was uttered at one point in the story. If you've read many books in the Zombiequien/Smutmance genere then you KNOW why I'm saying that.
If you truly enjoy this book and it's sequels, go from here to All the Stars in the Sky also narrated by Terese Plumber.

You'll absolutely love those, with a side series narrated by another all time great male lead Luke Daniels.

3 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season Six

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R.C. Bray, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

On October 15, humanity went missing. A handful of scattered survivors woke up to find the world empty of friends, family, and neighbors. Now, they are home. But they're not alone. The Darkness has killed nearly everyone on the planet. But it is no longer the biggest threat to humanity. Can this band of survivors overcome an even greater threat before all is lost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth every penny and every minute

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-05-18

Still going strong!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I can only say it's been 6 seasons and I'm still wanting more. Yes they did a stellar job of concluding things things time do that they could stop if that's how it works out no spoilers by saying that, but also left it just open enough to re visit. perfect I Feel. So actually we the fan base get a bigger play in where it goes from here.

  • The Troop

  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,230

Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfre. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There’s Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well-liked and easygoing; then there’s Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there - which makes Scoutmaster Tim’s job a little easier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mild spoilers

  • By Jess B on 02-15-18

Holy M#$_F-++-&g Head Trip

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

So I'm not one to normally use profanity on an Amazon review, but I hope I have your attention now. This book is NOT for the week stomached, or week minded.
It's horror all right and when Stephen King said it scared the piss out of him oh he wasn't kidding. Not because of Monsters or Boogie Men and not because of Serial Killers or Mad Men but because of things you don't think of, at least not daily. All the same they are there, everyday, with us, within us, not just the proverbial "us" but actually within YOU! NO matter how many times you shower, how clean you think you keep your system, how healthy you eat, much you wash your hands. This truth is WHY this book terrified even Stephen King, and made Clive Barker tell nyt bsl i couldn't finish, and this is what my nightmare dream about. if your like me and thought you could never find an intellectual, engaging, captivating, book that also took you so far over the edges of horror, science, gore, that you're mind snaps line a twin into the ground from which same said twig once grew. This is your read.
But BE WARNED: when I say gore I'm not talking zombies chewing on intestines. I'm so far past the intensity and mental darkness of that concept it almost seems "rainbow bright" ish, and when I say mental twists and breaking you down into darkness beyond typical "dark" books *breath* *shallow laugh* I'm not talking incest, child molestation, rape, prostitution, enslavement, serial killing by genocidal governments. go. deep. er.

17 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Skeleton Crew

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Matthew Broderick, Michael C. Hall, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,179

The master at his scarifying best! From heart-pounding terror to the eeriest of whimsy - tales from the outer limits of one of the greatest imaginations of our time! Trucks that punish and beautiful teen demons who seduce a young man to massacre; curses whose malevolence grows through the years; obscene presences and angels of grace - here, indeed, is a night-blooming bouquet of chills and thrills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book Full of Bones to Unearth…

  • By Mike L Lane on 07-25-17

Awesome Mix

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I have to say I was impressed. There really was only 2 stories out of the entire anthology that didn't completely capture my complete attention that's pretty rate in an anthology.
ALL the narrators were amazing. When you see the line up of narrators it's not hard to see why I say that if you are a follower of narrators that is. Even for those of you that don't curate narrators you'll still see some names you know if you follow actors. Amongst them are Micheal C. Hall know for his role as Dexter and also on HBO'S Six Feet Under's lead funeral director David , Will Patton , is also featured amoung others. All in all its a great line up. I highly recommend the read/listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Spirit Clearing

  • A Michael Talbot Adventure
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritually deep and moving

  • By Amanda H. on 01-28-13

"You can't quit, me" said Mike to ...

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Well guess you'll have to read to see. Actually that's not exactly what was said but it's pretty darn close. No complete spoilers though. Mike is up to his usual dark humor in the midst of this story. While it is a stand alone drama you will hear names you know if you are a Mike Talbot fan. If you have read The Zombie Fallout series, Lycan Fallout series, and Demon Fallout series you'll definitely remember some of the guest appearances.
This book is great in my opinion and I'm a die hard Talbot lover. So that's where I stand. I would love to hear your opinions

  • Bastard Out of Carolina

  • By: Dorothy Allison
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family - a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutal, Heartbreaking & Believable

  • By DL on 12-01-12

Utter Truth-Painfully Told-Captivating-Must Read

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Hard, Trigger Filled, Family Violence, Sexual Violence, and a Alcoholic's Playground, but all written into sn extremely well told sorry, not done in any time of extreme that left me feeling like it was written for shock value. It simply was how it was, I know I was there.
I'm almost 60 years old now and I remember growing up with parents that should of been my grandparents are wise. I also free up in the deep, white, South sadly that really colored ( or not) my life experience. My point in sharing this is I feel very qualified to say if you can handle the content then this is a must read us you ever wanted to understand the cold reality of growing up poor, in the deep South of America.

  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,336

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

Misery never felt sooo good!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I absolutely loved this novel! I first thought it might be a little too dark and morose but it was an engaging, delightful, couldn't put down listen! I almost want to start over again right now lol, that doesn't happen very often to me!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!