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  • The Supernaturals

  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697

Seven years ago Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy and destroyed his career. Now Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Review for Anybody Who Owns the Previous Version

  • By Jessica's Bookshelf on 11-04-16

A very enjoyable and creepy ghost story

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

If you like a ghost story with a haunted house, this is a great choice. It has all the necessary elements, including the uncovering of background history, to build a thrilling story.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,414
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,699

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

Thank you Mr. Elwes for sharing great tales about a wonderful movie

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

I've always enjoyed The Princess Bride. It's a smart and funny movie that appeals to all ages. However, I'm not one of those fans who know all the lines by heart and would automatically gush out praises for anything related to the film. (At best I could quote maybe 6-10 lines with reasonable accuracy). But it really was and still is a rare treat of a movie. Now, after hearing the personal stories and reflections of one of the major performers in addition to so many of the other talented people who made the film the what it is, I have a much deeper appreciation for it and the heart that went into its creation.

Mr. Elwes' book is funny and insightful. His approach to the individual tales and overall story comes across as very personal and humble. He is able to add new dimensions to one's perception of the film without ever taking anything away. The fact that he narrates the majority of his book with the help of others increases the personal feel that the words convey.

To any who enjoyed the movie, this book is very much worth the credit.

  • The Eaton

  • By: John K. Addis
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,153

Spanning over 100 years of mid-Michigan history, The Eaton tells the story of Sam Spicer, a young entrepreneur who purchases the dilapidated Michigan Central Railroad Depot in Eaton Rapids with the dream of opening a hot new martini bar. But when he and his friends discover an abandoned underground hotel directly beneath the property, they must discover what happened to the original guests—before their own time runs out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary but explicitly gruesome

  • By AnnM on 10-09-16

A great choice!!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

Based on some of the story points in the summary, I decided to give it a try. I admit "debut novel" and "80's style horror" worried me that it might be weak or cheesy and I shouldn't get my hopes up too much.

But honestly, it was an absolutely great listen in story and narration. The characters and pace were wonderful. I never became bored. The setting, an abandoned location, which caught my attention in the first place, was perfect! In that respect, "The Eaton" most definitely exceeded my hopes and expectations. The narrator proved to be very very talented and at one point was able to send shivers through me when voicing the character of a demented old woman.

This book was a perfect story to curl up for a good old can't-put-it-down horror. My only regret is that I can't "un-read" it to be able dive back in and start it over totally fresh.

20 of 21 people found this review helpful