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  • The World Beneath

  • A Joe Tesla Novel
  • By: Rebecca Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Cantrell drops you into a vast, dark world: 100 miles of living, breathing, tunnels that is the New York City underground. This subterranean labyrinth inhales three million bustling commuters every day. And every day, it breathes them all out again...except for one.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I look forward to the next in the series

  • By PowderRiverRose on 04-22-14

4.5 STARS

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

I finished this book in just a couple nights because once I started, well, I got hooked fast.
The book did end up a small part was left unexplained. You could listen or read it without getting the next one but I enjoyed it enough to get book 2. I haven't listened to it yet but am looking forward to it.
Good story, good science fiction without being over the top.
I marked it down half a point because the story did not contain as much about the dog as I had hoped it would. I love a good dog story.

  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,064

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

Good story, horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I am about half way through the book but not sure I can finish it. The story is good but the narration is AWFUL. Dion Graham sounds like a female Roma Downey (I dislike her vice too) with his soft voice and long pauses. He sound like he's trying (unsuccessfully) to be sexy. It's completely clashes with the character he is supposed to represent. His narration has ruined the entire book for me.
I will probably continue listening in short bursts because the story is pretty good and i would like to finish, I just wish they had chosen a different person to narrate it. It has totally ruined an otherwise good book for me.
UDATE: I tried to finish it but the narrators obnoxious pauses and limitation of Roma Downey "soft spoken, trying to sound caring" voice has make it impossible. I am returning book. Unfortunate because the book had potential.

  • Hark! The Herald Angels Scream

  • By: Christopher Golden - editor, Joe R. Lansdale, Scott Smith, and others
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant, Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. The hideous children - Want and Ignorance - beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. In the finest versions of this story, the best parts are the terrifying parts. Best-selling author and editor Christopher Golden shares his love for Christmas horror stories with this anthology of all-new short fiction from some of the most talented and original writers of horror today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some clunkers. Some fun, none scary.

  • By Max Trivial on 12-24-18

3 Stars is being generous

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I give it 2.5 stars. The last story was really the only one I liked. The rest were just kind of boring.

  • Bluff

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176

At 27, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy to make extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write a feature magazine article - on the art of cheating at cards. In the process, Natalie is dazzled by a poker cheat's sleight of hand and soon finds herself facing a proposition - to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever even suspect happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't say enough about this book!

  • By shelley on 04-05-18

It was OK

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Nothing spectacular but it was OK.
I truly wanted to like this book a lot more than I did.
Natalie is a young magician who is falling on hard times. During a magic show, an incident occurs that leads her scrambling for money.
She encounters a mysterious woman named Ellen who eventually leads her into a dangerous and high stake world. I hate spoilers so I will leave it there.
As I mentioned, the book wasn't terrible, nor was it great. It's a decent listen if you have nothing else of interest to listen to. Not on the top of my "re-listen" in the future list. Nor was it bad enough to return.

  • The Event

  • By: Nathan Hystad
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 866

Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky. Dean was left behind, seemingly the last man on Earth. A trail of clues left by his dead wife guides Dean on a perilous journey across America and beyond to learn the truth behind the mysterious ships and save humanity from its doom.   

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not inspire me to get the next book.

  • By MD on 12-13-18

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

I had never heard of this book or it'e author but have always like Luke Daniels narration. The book was a suggestion and I am glad i bought it.
It is the story of the world's population (or nearly all of it) being abducted into space and the few left to rescue them. I iwll say no more as I HATE SPOILERS! There are twists and turn I did not see coming. Well written and enjoyable. I will definitely look for more books by Nathan Hystad.
No gore, no sex and no bad language but a very interesting story. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves science fiction! And of course, Luke Daniels did an excellent job too.

  • Gil's All Fright Diner

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 808

Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley.But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By colleen on 05-27-12

Fun book.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I like A. Lee Martinez humor. He's a bit on the warped side which is fine by me. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of light horror.

  • The Bone Farm

  • A Jane Hawk Case File
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers, James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,463

An audio original novella featuring bestselling author Dean Koontz’s compelling new heroine, Jane Hawk. From the case files of the former FBI agent before she became the nation’s most wanted fugitive - The Bone Farm details a desperate man-hunt for a serial killer before he murders again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty/Realistic

  • By QueenEve on 05-19-18

Not really my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

It was short and inexpensive and I was looking for SOMETHING to listen to so I bought it. Honestly, if it had not been so cheap I probably would have returned it. It's violent and I really don't like stores that involve rape. I was just looking for a short (which this is) mystery story. My recommendation is to give it a pass. Spend your money on something less stomach turning. I usually like Koontz writing but not this one.

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  • You're Going to Mars!

  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781

Living and slaving in Fill City One, you get used to the smell. We call it the Everpresent Stink. But every once in a while, on a spring day with a breeze, it clears away enough to remind us that there is something more out there. Most Fillers' wildest dreams would be just to get past the walls and live in the mainland. But my dream? It’s a little bigger. I’m going to Mars.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author nails it again!

  • By @newhaven265 on 11-14-18

Good book

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I liked this book. So far it's been my favorite of the Rob Dirks books. t had traces of THE MARTIAN in the fact it got a bit technical in parts but nothing a detailed as The Martian was. Mostly it was the story of one girls dream to go to Mars but she has to win the competition to get a ticket.
It a YA book but good for adults too (I'm 64 and enjoyed it). It is a well written story full of adventure and quirky characters and worth a credit.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Fifth Witness

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,277

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable read

  • By Xavier on 08-17-11

4½ STARS

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Very very good story and narration. I marked it down .5 point because I felt it was a bit longer than necessary. There were times I wanted to fast forward but the story was to good I was afraid I'd miss something. I thought I had the ending figured out but I was wrong...sort of...but no spoilers here so I won't elaborate.
If you like a good courtroom drama GET THIS BOOK. You won't regret it.

  • The Shadows We Hide

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Joe Talbert, Jr. has never once met his namesake. Now out of college, a cub reporter for the Associated Press in Minneapolis, he stumbles across a story describing the murder of a man named Joseph Talbert in a small town in southern Minnesota. Full of curiosity about whether this man might be his father, Joe is shocked to find that none of the town's residents have much to say about the dead man - other than that his death was long overdue. Joe discovers that the dead man was a loathsome lowlife who cheated his neighbors, threatened his daughter, and squandered his wife's inheritance after she, too, passed away....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Sequel

  • By E on 11-16-18

Very good

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

As usual, Allen Eskens writes a very good book. It held my interest start to finish. Very good sequel to "The Life We Bury".
Joe Talbert, is now an Associated Press reporter. Talbert feels compelled to investigate after he runs across a story detailing the murder of Joe “Toke” Talbert, a person he never met but could have been his father.
Toke could have been killed by any people. Talbert’s search for answers becomes complicated when he discovers that Toke’s wife recently committed suicide and his late father stood in line to inherit millions. Eskens keeps readers guessing until the last pages.
Well worth a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful