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  • Heavy

  • By: Kiese Laymon
  • Narrated by: Kiese Laymon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be prepared

  • By Amy Bannor on 10-30-18

I wish I could give a negative star rating-what a joke

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I wish it was possible to give this book less than one star. From the beginning this book put me on edge because I am so sick and tired of listening to the supposed Atrocities against the “black man”. Unfortunately American history is filled with different eras and peoples which have been witness to the deprivation of human beings’ desire for power.

I could barely stomach the author droning on and on about his life and the implied inherent hardships he experienced simply by being black.

Don’t waste your money and shame on audible for touting the as being the best audiobook performance of 2018-no doubt this was done to appease the demand for black reparations.

What a joke...

0 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,908
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,555
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,560

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written horror tale

  • By Crystal on 02-11-14

Yaaaaaawwwwn....Don’t waste your money...

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I haven’t the slightest clue how this book is heralded as being scary and enthralling. There’s nothing scary about this book, do not waste your time and money listening to it, I implore you. I am sick and tired of using read her reviews to pick my next book and I am grossly disappointed. This book makes me rethink my subscription to audible. The characters or shallow, the plot was very flat and there was very limited, if any, entertainment value to this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Needful Things

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,334

Leland Gaunt opens a new shop in Castle Rock called Needful Things. Anyone who enters his store finds the object of his or her lifelong dreams and desires: a prized baseball card, a healing amulet. In addition to a token payment, Gaunt requests that each person perform a little "deed", usually a seemingly innocent prank played on someone else from town. These practical jokes cascade out of control, and soon the entire town is doing battle with itself. Only Sheriff Alan Pangborn suspects that Gaunt is behind the population's increasingly violent behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fine production

  • By Christopher Bishop on 06-09-17

BOOOORING

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I guess I just don’t see what everyone likes about Stephen King. This book was barely entertaining, NOT SCARY AT ALL. The characters were well developed-which is what Stephen king is known for but I kept waiting for the plot to get better. Same supernatural schtick as always. Yaaaaaawn. Don’t waste your money or time, I will not either.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Chalk Man

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Tudor
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,607

In 1986, Eddie and his friend are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Losing One’s Head

  • By DobieChuck on 01-15-18

What a waste of time...

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I am not a book critic by any stretch of the imagination but this book is NOTHING like the reviews claim. This book is not a thriller, not a page turner, it’s not even that interesting. The plot parallels Stephen King’s IT and having read that a while ago-I was bored. I had to make myself continue through it but was soooooo bored. It was not thrilling-in the slightest bit.

Not worth your money. I am starting to believe there are no truly “scary” books out there....I have yet to find one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,551

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS is what Audible was made for!

  • By Nate_D on 04-03-18

What a disappointment-BARELY entertaining.... not scary at all

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

I guess I am desensitized because I looked up truly scary books and this one was on the list. This book is not in the LEAST but scary, it is BARELY entertaining. There is no climax, little resolution, and it barely kept my attention.

What a waste of money.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Glimpse

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 264

Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was 16. Still grieving for the boy’s father who died in Iraq. Alone, discarded by her family, with only the damaged members of her narcotics anonymous meetings as friends. Them, and the voices in her head. One morning, on the way to a much-needed job interview, she borrows reading glasses to review her resume.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh......

  • By Loves to Listen on 04-04-18

I am a Maberry fan-this was disappointing..

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

This was an utter disappointment...bizarre story, thin characters, weak storyline...

Horrible. Not his best work.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dragon Factory

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,832

In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extinction coutndown

  • By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 05-31-17

Not the most interesting Mayberry book

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I am getting so tired of the worn-out egotistical Joe Ledger...the story line was ok...the character is old and is trying too hard

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Code Zero

  • Joe Ledger, Book 6
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,012

For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons - designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world’s most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world’s most dangerous weapons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Back Off! Or I'll Bite

  • By Mel on 04-01-14

Winced through another Joe Ledger book..

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

The author does a great job with character and storyline development.
THe egotistical, narrow-minded, over-the-top sarcasm and self-important Joe Ledger character is tired and has run his course. He needs to die and allow for a secondary character like Top, Bunny or Violin to run the storyline...he isn’t even mildly likable anymore, just annoying and boring.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Joe Ledger: Special Ops

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356

Captain Joe Ledger - former cop, former Army Ranger, and currently the top-kick of Echo Team, an elite squad of first-class shooters who roll out to face down the world's most dangerous terrorists. Not fanatics with explosive vests or political hostage takers. Joe and his team square off against terrorists who have the most advanced and exotic weapons of mass destruction, designer bioweapons, cutting-edge transgenics…real mad-scientist stuff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 9 Joe Ledger short stories

  • By MJ on 01-05-15

Joe ledgers pompous ego is getting old...

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I know you might be thinking, why do I continue to buy these books if I’m sick and tired of the main characters attempt to be a badass and a sarcastic a whole, I do appreciate the authors ability to create a well-developed characters and an interesting storyline. I wish she would get over the whole “I’m Joe ledger and I are the best thing since sliced bread” schtick...it’s old... boring...I find myself wanting to listen to the stories hoping that Joe ledger’s character is diminished and we hear more from the others because his act is so archaic and trite.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 120 days of Sodom

  • By: Marquis de Sade
  • Narrated by: Paul Spera
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 38

"The 120 Days of Sodom" is "the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began". It was written by the Marquis de Sade, a french noble man, in the space of 37 days, while imprisoned in the famous parisian Bastille. Fearing confiscation, the Marquis de Sade, Donatien-Alphonse-François, had to write it on a continuous roll of paper, made up of small pieces glued together. The original manuscript is now on display in Paris, and is the third most expensive kept in France, insured for 12 million euros.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • ends at 25%, (end of day 3)

  • By Lena on 12-05-16

The most vile book I have ever read

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

This is absolutely deplorable, do not waste your time or money. I didn’t think I could get through it but did on principle. Absolutely disgusting.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful