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  • Tunnels and Other Short Stories

  • By: P.J. Blakey-Novis
  • Narrated by: David Sweeney-Bear
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

From the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels takes you on six terrifying journeys full of terror and suspense. Join a group of ghost-hunters, dare to visit the Monroe house on Halloween, peek inside the marble box, and feel the fear as you meet the creatures of the night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More creepy stories!

  • By D. Sturgeon on 02-15-19

An awesome collection of gruesome horror

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

From gruesome murders to an absolutely horrifying ghost story, this title will keep you constantly on edge as you never know what to expect next or the twist right around the corner. Although I do have to admit that my favorite was the last tale in this cool collection, a ghostly tale regarding one of those ghost walks, in this case at a supposedly haunted fort. It will leave you with absolutely no desire to attend one, much less leave the safety of your bed(I really need to quit listening to these at night) until the sun has once again risen. Definitely one that you will enjoy listening to again & again.

  • Embrace the Darkness: And Other Short Stories

  • By: Mr P.J. Blakey-Novis
  • Narrated by: David Sweeney-Bear
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Step into the mind of the unstable, where nightmares become reality and reality is not always what it seems. Embrace the Darkness is a collection of six terrifying tales exploring the darker side of human nature and the blurred line between dreams and actuality. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy Tales Inside!

  • By D. Sturgeon on 02-14-19

Intriguing collection of shorts to keep you up

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

A collection of horror short stories that will not only keep your interest, they'll keep you up all night. If you are the jumpy type, I wouldn't listen to these at night. Not only would you end up staying up later than intended to keep listening, you might find your dreams haunted by strange creatures...

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,135

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Book is always better than the movie

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

If you enjoyed the movie, prepare for a completely different experience as it appears that the movie is loosely based upon it. While I did enjoy the movie, the book was hard to shut off so as I only listen to audible as I'm doing housework/yardwork, I found myself looking for extra work to do so I could continue to listen as players contended for control of Haliday's creation, the oasis, while fending off the corporation attempting to gain control for their own profit. Control that if gained, would completely change the Oasis into a commercial paradise unattainable for the common masses, reserved only for those who could afford the new & extremely high costs(kind of like Disney has become). A true gem that will be a pleasure to listen to again & again

  • Daughters of the Lake

  • By: Wendy Webb
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents' home on Lake Superior to pull herself together - only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows. Tucked in the folds of the woman's curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No one can identify the woman. Except for Kate. She's seen her before. In her dreams...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great ghost story!

  • By MissSusie66 on 11-06-18

Haunting tale of love & despair

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

A beautifully haunting tale of love that encompasses the past & follows the future. A love so strong that old wrongs can be set straight. I usually try to stretch my audiobooks out to last a few days but I couldn't not continue to listen. A tragic tale with many unexpected twists & turns but in the end, love remains.

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  • The Broken Girls

  • By: Simone St. James
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,164

Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants - the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming - until one of them mysteriously disappears.... Vermont, 2014. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding in Every Way!

  • By Alexis on 03-21-18

A haunting tale of murder & forgotten pain

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This author never fails to deliver but this particular tale was totally engrossing. Flashing between 2014 & the 1950's, a tragic tale emerges centering around Idlewood girls school. An unsolved disappearance & unresolved police abuse line up when an impetuous journalist refuses to just accept & move on; leading to uncovering abuse of power in the early 90's & solving a sad mystery.

  • The Forlorned

  • The Forlorned Series, Volume 1
  • By: Angela J Townsend
  • Narrated by: Wesley Nelson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When Tom Doherty first laid eyes on the lighthouse, he knew it was damned. An advertisement lured him to the island, offering a job renovating the old lighthouse and ramshackle buildings. What he didn't know was that he was the only applicant. None of the locals wanted the job.... No one dared. Isolated and alone, Tom soon discovers why. Messages from disembodied voices, ghostly visitations, and escalating horrors draw Tom deeper into the island's evil past...a darkness that forces Tom to unbury the truth and bring demons of his own into the light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow this audio is just wow

  • By Nickie.long.al on 12-03-18

An excellent tale of the supernatural

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

I had read the book but enjoyed it enough to want an audible copy as well. The narrator did a great job bringing the book & its characters to life. and I can't wait to see the movie or to read/listen to the next book in the series

  • A Nighttime of Forever

  • Vampire Innocent Series, Book 1
  • By: Matthew S. Cox
  • Narrated by: Lillie Ricciardi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Sarah Wright woke up a few times after parties in strange places - but the morgue's a first. At 18, she's eager for a taste of independence, moving out of state to attend college. A change of scenery is extra-needed due to a bad breakup with her boyfriend, Scott. However, soon after escaping the body cooler, she makes two startling realizations: vampires are real and she is one. There's nothing quite like an untimely death to ruin plans. California's sunny beaches aren't the best place for vampires to chill, and worse, she winds up stuck in Seattle, living with her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm bitten, need more!

  • By L Henry on 06-13-18

I'm bitten, need more!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Loved this book! It is well narrated with a great plot that is highly enjoyable & leaves you wanting more. Hope it won't be a long wait until the next one.

  • The Good House

  • By: Tananarive Due
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 21 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,552

Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply Satisfying

  • By Lee on 05-08-08

A little slow but worth the wait!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

This was the first time I have had the privilege of reading/listening to this author's work. At first it was a bit different as I was a bit unnerved for the need for the son, Cory, to always seem like such an angry young black man despite his intelligence which I don't think he was quite given enough credit for. His mother is shown as smart but yet she is blind to the magical ancestry that make both her & her son more unique. In flashbacks we find out about that magic that seemed to have ended with the grandmother who misused her powers causing something tragic to occur in their small town and thru her actions, opened her daughter to a demon but was seen as just being plain crazy by others who didn't know much less comprehend what had occurred that led to the grandmother not passing on the magical ancestry after her granddaughter comes to live with her after her mother took her own life trying to escape the demons that had plagued her since her childhood. Thing is, some things can't stay hidden in the past & without grandmother there to guide them, more tragedy & grief looms in the future. Again, builds slowly but it is a good story worth the time and the narrator is most eloquently spoken.

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  • December

  • By: Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

In the ruins of a haunted medieval abbey, four musicians hope to tap into the site's dark history. The experience almost destroys them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ghosts of Decembers Past and Present

  • By Diane on 12-22-12

A hauntingly twisted tale that's most enthralling

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

This is a book I have read many a time, but I am glad I decided to give it a try on audio as there were parts I'd missed in reading. The narrator was very expressive and gave the characters a real lifelike quality which was further heightened by music at key points in the story.
Music is central in this haunting ghost story that turns out not to be as clear cut as first appears. It all starts when an overzealous producer decides to bring together a band composed of musicians who also possessed psychic powers to record in an Abbey with a dark history. The first time they attempted to record, it all ended in a huge tragedy after which it was decided that they were too powerful a force when they were together & disbanded. Each going their own way, dealing with the tragedy of that night in their own way but now the powers that be have orchestrated it as such that they are all compelled to return once again, each fighting their personal battles as well as the one that they must all face together; knowing what awaits them.
This tale is cleverly woven with Welsh lore & the haunting history as well as the power of music to transcend all. I particularly am fond of the character of Moira who I know is in another of Rickman's novels; The Man in the Moss. Next to James Herbert & Ramsey Campbell, Rickman is one of my favorite British horror authors.

  • Dead Hunger VI.5

  • The Shelburne Chronicle
  • By: Eric A. Shelman
  • Narrated by: Eric A Shelman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

You met Tony Mallette in Dead Hunger III: The Chatsworth Chronicles. Low key and sometimes confoundingly sure of himself, he was an instrumental member of our group of survivors. He played a crucial role in Hemp's rescue, and Tony arrived in the nick of time to save dozens of people in Concord, New Hampshire. It's time you heard his story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An awesome back story into the Dead Hunger series

  • By L Henry on 12-11-16

An awesome back story into the Dead Hunger series

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

This story is set in the world conjured up by Eric Shelman for his Dead Hunger series; but while it provides more insight into the world Dead Hunger occurs in, it also stands on its own. This chronicle follows the popular character of Tony Mallette's life as it was at the beginning of the outbreak. Thru Tony's eyes, we are able to experience first hand the symptoms sufferers present with before turning as well as watch how quickly good people can do good things together as well as seeing those who will abuse dreadful situations such as this. Tony isn't perfect, but he is definitely set on doing his best to help others as they all face the monsters; both the creatures as well as the humans set on hurting others.
I really enjoy how well the narrative flows via the telling of the story. Shelman is great at giving each character their own voice without going overboard like I have heard on some other audio books. I am finally able to 'read' in such a manner that I can still complete my chores, cook, garden, walk, and drive. The only problem I have is finding a stopping point as it is so very easy to become completely engrossed in the narrative. I look forward to listening to more of the Dead Hunger books as well as other titles narrated by Eric Shelman.