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  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,406
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,690

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Christie

  • By Michael Andrew Kinkead on 08-06-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

I really started to lose interest in the story about half way through. The ending had a twist, which I always like, but I'm not sure why this is considered a classic. The narrator, however, was fantastic. He bounced flawlessly between accents and characters.

  • In a Dark Place

  • By: Ed Warren, Lorraine Warren, Carmen Reed, and others
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

Shortly after moving into their new home, the Snedeker family is assaulted by a sinister presence that preys one-by-one on their family. Exhausting all other resources, they call up the world-renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who have never encountered a case as frightening as this.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great scare

  • By Em on 11-12-17

A great scare

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I'm familiar with this story as I've seen it on paranormal shows before, but the book gives more creepy details. The performance by the narrator was also great. Don't listen to it at night!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,769
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,541
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,460

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-30-17

I hate this...

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

And I hate everyone who rated it so highly. I couldn't even finish this cheesy, awkward piece of garbage. I'm embarrassed for everyone involved it its making, especially Duchovny and Anderson. My worst Audible purchase to date.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • A Novel
  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654

Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his 16th birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin’s horrific rampage, in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A smart, chilling story. Told in a very unique way

  • By aaron on 01-09-12

Meh

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

The characters were cliche and one dimensional. It was a relatively fast read. Didn't live up to the hype.

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,512

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't go home again...

  • By David S. Mathew on 10-12-16

A classic vampire tale

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

What did you love best about Salem's Lot?

I loved that it wasn't as long as SK's other books. It also didn't have the extra weirdness that SK sometimes adds. This is a classic, creepy vampire tale. I enjoyed it!

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,108

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

Save your point

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

It's too long, the ending is laughable, and it's missing the creep factor that the shining has. Not Stephen king's best.