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  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,577

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Anna on 09-05-17

always delivers!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Glass Houses to be better than the print version?

yes

What did you like best about this story?

the dependable plot, characters and pace

What does Robert Bathurst bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

his ability to bring the characters to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

more! Louise Penny always delivers the best.

  • The Handyman

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 937

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Little is back!

  • By JuniorLo on 02-08-18

disapointing!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

not sure.

Would you ever listen to anything by Bentley Little again?

questionable

How did the narrator detract from the book?

wrong voice for the characters.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Handyman?

the ending

Any additional comments?

I had read the previous reviews so was excited to read a real thriller, but that isn't what it delivered. disappointed overall.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Crackers

  • Insatiable Series, Volume 2
  • By: Patrick Logan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Six years has passed since the catastrophic blizzard descended on idyllic Askergan County, and most residents have spent this time convincing themselves that the evil that blew in with the storm never existed. But it does exist...and it's not done with Askergan just yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-18

just as scary as first one!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-17

What made the experience of listening to Crackers the most enjoyable?

the audio background, the speaker, the story.....want more! Why aren't the remaining books available on audio??? it is the whole experience LISTENING that makes this worth while!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Crackers?

the basement. like many I have been in.

Have you listened to any of Michael Pauley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes; the first in this series.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

made me pay attention!

Any additional comments?

more on audible please

  • Skin

  • Insatiable Series, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Logan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

Tucked away in northeastern Vermont, picturesque Askergan County is the perfect place for a winter vacation - for the lucky few who know about it. Askergan is so peaceful, crime so nonexistent, that they don't even have a full-time police force, just a Sheriff and two deputies who spend most of their time dishing out parking tickets and breaking up the occasional bar fight. But that was before the storm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will be haunted by that voice for days

  • By Julie Ann Sanchez on 10-11-16

scary

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

If you could sum up Skin in three words, what would they be?

the audio version made my skin crawl with the voices and background noises....was frightening and I want more!

What other book might you compare Skin to and why?

Cell

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Exorcist

  • 40th Anniversary Edition
  • By: William Peter Blatty
  • Narrated by: William Peter Blatty, Eliana Shaskan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,084

Four decades after it first shook the nation, then the world, William Peter Blatty's thrilling masterwork of faith and demonic possession returns in an even more powerful form. Raw and profane, shocking and blood-chilling, it remains a modern parable of good and evil and perhaps the most terrifying novel ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying...

  • By Kenneth on 10-01-12

a keeper

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

Where does The Exorcist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

very high. I was mesmerized by the speaking voice of the author and the cadence of the narration. The story, as many know, is chilling but draws you in.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Exorcist?

The realization where the priest (Damian) realizes that he no longer can put the possession down to explainable psychological markers.

What does William Peter Blatty and Eliana Shaskan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

everything...their voices, the delivery.....excellent!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the whole book kept me interested.

Any additional comments?

worth while re-read and keeper.

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,320

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora ( Lee) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Save your credit

  • By Kaitlin Welty on 11-09-16

so disapointing

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

Have you listened to any of Imogen Church’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Imogen Church is an extraordinary narrator. she should be given good material to work with...this is not one of them.

What character would you cut from In a Dark, Dark Wood?

Nora