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  • Fear Nothing

  • Moonlight Bay
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay, different from anyone you’ve ever met. For Christopher Snow has made his peace with a very rare genetic disorder that leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light. His life is filled with the fascinating rituals of one who must embrace the dark. Then he witnesses a series of disturbing incidents that sweep him into a violent mystery only he can solve, a mystery that will force him to rise above all fears and confront the many-layered secrets of Moonlight Bay and its strange inhabitants. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By nichols clan on 07-20-18

The narrator ruined this book for me

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I had read this book some years ago and loved it, so I decided to get the Audible version. The narrator sounded like he was whispering, or out of breathe. It was very annoying. I will not get another book read by him. Great story, but I could barely get through it!

  • Empire of the Dragon: An EVENT Group Thriller

  • EVENT Group Thrillers, Book 13
  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

230 BC - The first sovereign emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, has consolidated his ultimate power with battles against the last of the dissenting tribes of China. With one last province to take, he knows he will be pitted against the one man he fears - his mysterious half brother, Li Zhang, leader of a peaceful province to the north. The new emperor's goal was to murder Li Zhang for the secrets he has kept from the world that would give Qin Shi Huang the power to strike beyond the borders of ancient China. The power over earth, water, fire, and air. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Change in narrator is disappointing.

  • By Sofia M. on 08-07-18

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This was an amazing experience. There was so much going on, it made it a breathless and wonderful ride. The ending was startling and left me disappointed the next book isn't available!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,586
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,143

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really tried to like it

  • By Candy M Tuttle on 08-28-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

I bought the audio performance. It was difficult to follow the dialogue. Some characters mumbled, they talked over each other, the action sequences were just a bunch of crashing and screaming and loud noises. When it was over you had no idea what had happened. Who was hurt? Why? How? Never explained. I will never invest in a performance again. Very disappointed!

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,993
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,946

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

I'm a Peter Clines Fan

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

I was introduced to Peter Clines through his "ex" books and I enjoyed every one. They were fun, well done, but not fantastic. Then I read 14 and Fold and I was a convert. The story flows rapidly and pulls you in. The narrator is wonderful. I hope Mr. Clines continues in this vein - he has a fan (as does Ray Porter)!

  • Stone Cold Bastards

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Only a rag-tag team of gargoyles stands between humanity and extinction. Hell has released its ravening horde of demons, leaving most of humanity a puke-spewing, head-spinning mess of possession. Humanity's last hope? A team of misfit gargoyles - including a cigar chomping, hard-ass grotesque - come alive and ready for battle during the End of Days. They guard the last cathedral-turned-sanctuary atop a bald knoll in the North Carolina mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gargoyles!!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 06-07-17

Grotesques and Gargoyles to the rescue!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Any additional comments?

I received a copy of an audible version of this book from Jeff Hayes, the narrator and I'll definitely be looking for his books in the future! The gates of hell have opened and the Gargoyles and the Grotesques have awakened to protect the last of mankind. Our heros are guarding and protecting the last of mankind in a sanctuary, protected by magic. This is not to be missed if you like end of the world stories and are sick and tired of zombies! I started this book in the morning, and finished this afternoon while doing yard work. That's the great thing about an audible book, you don't have to stand still to listen. The story was great, the narration superb! Each character was given his own voice, his own individual personality. Stellar performance. Don't miss the book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Koban Universe 1

  • By: Stephen W. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Here are four stories derived from the same universe as the Koban series. Listening to the series is not required to understand and enjoy these stand-alone tales. Australian Krall: A fully gene-enhanced Kobani woman finds herself trapped in total darkness and underground, pursued by hundreds of slavering, semi-sentient, maniacally aggressive, and hungry aliens. Walk with her on the dark side!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Collection of stories mssing from the main books

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-14

The Koban universe is spectacular!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Any additional comments?

I've read all of Mr. Bennett's Koban books, and then listened to them on Audible recordings. I can't say which is better. They are both fantastic. I'm currently listening to the Koban: Universe 2 and am inpatient for book 7 in the regular Koban series. Great work Mr. Bennett. I love the world you have built!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Amazon Code

  • Harvey Bennett Thrillers
  • By: Nick Thacker
  • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

When her company discovers a hidden message in the dreaming brains of her subjects, Dr. Amanda Meron unknowingly invites disaster onto her company. She enlists the help of some old friends to find out what the clues are pointing her toward, but they seem to be pointing her to one of the most remote places on the planet: the Amazon rainforest. When Harvey "Ben" Bennett gets a hint that the nefarious organization he's been searching for has turned up in Brazil, he and his girlfriend Juliette Richardson race to the jungle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the Amazon code

  • By Sue Wilson on 12-27-16

Great story, less great narration

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

What did you love best about The Amazon Code?

I loved this book! It's exciting, unpredictable and an incredible version of the Lost City of Gold. The characters are fleshed out and you can really relate to both the good guys and most of the bad guys. Excellent follow up to Enigma Strain. I'll continue to follow Mr. Thacker. I think the comparison to James Rollins is apt. The only downside to the book was the narration. Mr. Vendetti didn't throw me completely out of the book, but it was annoying. It sounded like he was reading the story for the first time and had no idea when to take a breathe. I was working in my yard raking leaves, so I didn't have the option to switch back to the book, so I stayed with it. But when I was able, I switched off the narration. I am not a fan of Mr. Vendetti's narration and will try to avoid his books in the future.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beckoning Souls

  • A Psychological Thriller
  • By: J.R. Tate
  • Narrated by: Aaron Clawitter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 23

Nathan Gallagher doesn't believe in ghosts. As a fireman, he's seen his share of dead people, but they never spoke to him before - until now. His marriage is great, and his relationship with his son is strong, but Nathan is sure that if he tells his family that he's seeing ghosts, it is a quick ticket to a padded room and a straightjacket.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Almost quit reading the narrator was so poor

  • By lbh on 08-22-16

Almost quit reading the narrator was so poor

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

Any additional comments?


This book was an incredible story, but the narration ruined it for me. I almost just bought the book and quit the narration it was so poor. Absolutely no vocal character, very sing-song and boring. I have never given a poor review based on the narration, but this was simply awful! This is a narrator I will never, never, purchase again!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,473

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an Amazing Story

  • By Amanda H. on 06-21-12

Don't miss out on this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Swan Song to be better than the print version?

I read Swan Song years ago when it was first released. For some reason, Stephen King's book, The Stand, got all the attention at the time. Don't get me wrong, I loved The Stand, but Swan Song deserved more attention, and I would love to see this story brought to film! Anyway, as you might suspect, Swan Song revolves around the good and the bad following a nuclear holocaust. The story in print, or book form, is wonderful. But I have to say that Tom Stechschulte really brought the story to life for me. Don't miss the chance to hear this story told by someone that really conveys the story and characters. I'll definitely be looking for other books he's recorded. It was wonderful.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,813
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,817

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bored

  • By KenTN on 02-21-17

This is an outstanding read!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

What did you love best about 14?

Mr. Porter's narration was spot on and led you along on this mysterious ride through the entire story. When finished, I immediately sought out the sequel. Don't miss this audible read. It is outstanding!

0 of 6 people found this review helpful