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  • Dreamcatcher

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
  • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,279

A dark and sweeping adventure, Dreamcatcher is set in the haunted city of Derry - the site of Stephen King's It and Insomnia. In it, four young boys stand together and do a brave, good thing, an act that changes them in ways that they hardly understand. A quarter-century later, as grown men who have gone their separate ways, these friends come together once a year to hunt in the woods of Maine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captures the mind and heart.

  • By Mark on 01-18-08

Absolutely awful!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

This will be the last S. King novel I read. This was confusing and BORING! What a complete waste of time. He will never see another dime of mine.

  • Strange Weather

  • Four Short Novels
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Joe Hill, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,628
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,623

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow and dry

  • By Luv2Nap on 03-11-19

Didn’t need the author’s political statements

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Are used to be a fan of Joe Hill but after listening to his call Jerry at the end of the short story is I will no longer purchase any of his books has he uses this platform to progressive political agenda. What a shame.

31 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,459

The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Read, Throughly Enjoyable!

  • By WickedGoodYarn on 03-11-12

Horrible, dull bore

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I Had to make myself finish this book because I purchased it. Purchasing the book on my first mistake I’m listening to it all the way through is my second mistake. I don’t know why it’s considered a classic it was absolutely pouring with no climax and resolution.

  • Heavy

  • By: Kiese Laymon
  • Narrated by: Kiese Laymon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,866

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...

1 of 19 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 4,785
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,368

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 4 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 4,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913

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 3 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 1,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,816

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 2 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 12,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,315

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
  • Damn scary elevated by Hall's narration!

  • By Eric Mochnacz on 04-27-18

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 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

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 3 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 6,764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,189

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 2 people found this review helpful