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Paul J McSorley

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  • Flash of Darkness

  • By: Toneye Eyenot
  • Narrated by: Steve Wojtas
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Five flashes of terror to torment your mind.... Allow Eyenot to drag you through the darkness. You may never find your way back to the light. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen in the dark!

  • By Geoff on 08-22-18

Delightfully Macabre

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Five short stories that are entertaining, gross (in a fun way) and at times even humorous. I enjoyed each story and Steve Wojtas is an accomplished delightful narrator who is able to draw the listener in to each story. Not an easy endeavor considering the unique feel to each segment. Bravo to both!

  • Warden's Will

  • The Will and the Way, Book 1
  • By: Heath Pfaff
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The are few forces more powerful than the Will of a fully trained Warden, but those who endeavor to become Wardens must first escape the crucible fires of Black Mark Academy. Very few who enter will leave as Wardens, and many will never leave at all. Lillin ends up at Black Mark Academy not as a willing volunteer, but as forced penance for a past wrong. She soon discovers that the training involved in becoming a Warden is more nightmarish than she could have imagined. With her face marked permanently for her past crimes, she has to either survive the Warden's cruel training program or die in the process. She must discover the determination within herself to move forward and kindle the flames of the eternal fire, the Warden's Will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story. a <br />

  • By Trevor on 10-07-18

Masterful writing, superb narration.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Heath Pfaff has started a new epic series with a well written narrative, unique characters and a wonderfully thought out world in which it all takes place. I especially enjoyed subtle references to some of his other works which the main protagonist and others visit through “doors” into other worlds. I was especially enthralled when Lil and Zark took on the Mechanna as were found in Chaos Awakens.

Amy Landon is Lillan, she is a consummate pro and I was pulled in by her story telling from the get go. I now eagerly await book two!

  • Blue Lights, Bitter Roots: a short horror story

  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Millions of threads so thin as to be invisible, so vaporous as to be ductile, drift through the classroom, emitting a chill and leaving a sense of unease. Hidden deep in their cloaks, the Blue Lights analyze the odors that cling to the individual cells of every child, from the top of each little head to the bottom of their ticklish feet and every dark secret place in between, from their gathering brains to their blood-soaked spleens. One girl feels dizzy; one boy throws up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was a little lost with this story.

  • By Melissa and Josh on 11-13-18

Love the macabre!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Dona Fox has a fun way of writing about the far out macabre and crazy aspects of the mind. I’ll bet she is a hoot around a campfire in the middle of the woods
On a dark night.

  • Tourists of the Apocalypse

  • By: C. F. Waller
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

Dylan Townsend stands on the beach watching commercial jets fall out of the sky like oak leaves twirling in the wind. A wing shears off the one closest to the shore just before it splashes down in the sea. Why was she telling him this outlandish story? What sort of tourist agency would offer people a front row seat to the end of the world? More importantly, why would anyone book such a vacation if there wasn't any way home afterward?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • State of the Art Bang-Bang

  • By Kathy on 04-06-18

Unlike any apocalyptic story.

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

An amputee, an EMP, a nuclear power plant and prosthetic legs made into a shotgun. And that’s in the prologue! After the first couple of hours I was wondering where this story was going being that the author and narrator were both new to me. The characters were compelling and the delivery was so spot on that I decided it didn’t matter, just enjoy the ride. What a ride it was!

CF Waller’s imagination is a “good crazy” and J. Scott Bennett is a pro’s pro bringing the story a most enjoyable listen. 5 stars for sure!

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  • Shypoke

  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Jack de Golia
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Frank's back on the bridge, dodging sprawling vines as thick as his secrets, crushing the dark fruit beneath his soles as he flees. He must catch the train. Her voice traps him. The child he cannot ignore. "I watched you, Uncle Frank. I saw what you did." He can hear the train's whistle. She clings to him, holding him tight as the horror approaches....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowpoke styled Groundhog's Day revenge

  • By Ray Johnson on 07-07-18

Twilight Zone meets Tales From the Crypt

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Eerie, macabre and entertaining! Dona Fox delivers all the scary elements necessary for an engaging horror short story, then found a talent in Jack de Golia worthy to perform it. Kudos!

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,799
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,589

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to adopt the characters into my family

  • By yarginator on 11-27-17

Nice hook up

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Gayou and Bray are a match, no doubt about it! Writing is superb, which isn’t easy in PA as so much has been covered by so many. Both men’s talents totally on display here and I’m wishing I could jump into book two right now.

  • Palette Knife

  • A Novel of Love, Intrigue, and Nazi Terror
  • By: R. Manolakas
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

War hero and Expressionist painter Max Bauer is an ambitious protégé of the artistic-minded - but anti-Modernist - Adolf Hitler. Max is the assigned curator of the infamous Aryan Art and Degenerate Art exhibitions in 1937 Berlin. Torn between ambition and revulsion, he defends his creative integrity, his colleagues, and his steadfast, half-Jewish physician wife Frieda from escalating Nazi terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and riveting

  • By Paul J McSorley on 11-15-17

Compelling and riveting

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

Max Bauer, German WWI war hero is introduced to us immediately in the opening scene. We follow his life from there as he first encounters Adolf Hitler in a hospital due to them both being exposed by mustard gas. His genius in painting and his hero status bring he and Hitler back together roughly fourteen years later. All is not as it seems to Max and he must make decisions that most likely will get him killed.

A moving story, well performed by Steve White, my favorite by Manolakas since Subversion. Bravo to both!

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  • Zombie Bigfoot

  • Creature Quest Series, Book 1
  • By: Nick Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

"Bigfoot is real." That's what primatologist Dr. Sarah Bishop's father told her before his academic disgrace and untimely death. Now, Sarah is eager to restore her father's good name. Survival show host Russ Cloud is just as eager to boost his plummeting ratings. They'll both have a shot at redemption when they find themselves hired by eccentric billionaire Cameron Carson. After a series of his publicity stunts end in spectacular failure, Carson has a plan to redeem his tarnished image: capture a live Sasquatch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 03-14-17

Wildly entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

While at times the writing and narration were done in a tongue in cheek fashion I was wildly entertained and just had to keep listening. Kudos to Nick Sullivan on this production, I look forward to the next installment in the Creature Quest Series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vengeance Is Mine: Resurrections

  • Sam and Laura's Story, Book 3
  • By: Kwen D Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Joseph R Durika
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The hawk was created in the image of a hawk. That means he must use violence every day of his life if he wants to eat and live another day. He can never wake up one morning and say to himself, I no longer wish to eat mice and snakes; I want to eat seeds and nuts like the cardinal. No, he cannot do this, and why? Because he was created in the image of a hawk. I don't see, I don't understand. Sam, I know your father taught you this, but you have forgotten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible trilogy

  • By Catie Cat on 01-04-18

Didn't think it possible

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

I am so pleasantly surprised by the latest installment of the Sam and Laura saga. It is now my favorite! Kwen Griffeth is a master story teller and Joseph Durika has come into his own through the telling of this fine tale.

  • A Higher Calling: Laura's Tale

  • Sam and Laura's Story, Book 2
  • By: Kwen Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Joseph R. Durika
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Sam must balance what he feels he owes to his dead friend Wiggins against what he owes to Laura and their children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Proper Western

  • By Betababe on 09-27-18

Kwen Griffeth can tell a story.

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

I thoroughly enjoy a well told believable western. I thoroughly enjoy a well written story. Kwen Griffeth delivers! Not since the writings of William Johnstone have I enjoyed a western more. I've listened to the first two books of this series and will welcome more. The narrator has a nice delivery.