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  • The Prettiest One

  • A Thriller
  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,608

When Caitlin Sommers finds herself alone in a deserted parking lot with blood on her clothes and no memory of the past few months, it seems like one of the nightmares that have tormented her for years...but it's all too real. Desperate to learn the truth about where she's been and what has happened to her but terrified of what she may find, Caitlin embarks on a search for answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Suspense Thriller

  • By qpj100 on 01-24-16

Can't understand the rave reviews

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

I am in the minority on this, and I really wanted to like this book, but I just can't. I find the premise weak and major parts of the story too incredible. It may be because I read mostly classics, but I found the writing to be sub-par. Sorry

  • Fifty Classic Horror Stories

  • By: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Fifty of the greatest classic horror stories ever written: 1. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 2. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 3. "The Nightmare Room" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain 5. "Bagnell Terrace" by E. F. Benson 6. "Fingers of a Hand" by H. D. Everett 7. "The Interruption" by W. W. Jacobs 8. "Gavon’s Eve" by E. F. Benson 9. "The Ring of Thoth" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. "Moon’s Gibbet" by Egerton Castle 11. "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narrator!

  • By Hady on 09-28-15

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

I am used to listening to very long audiobooks - classics, lectures and the like. But I could not bring ,myself to go very far with this book because of the narrator. I believe I would have enjoyed the stories if the narration were improved, but as there is only one version I had to return this book.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The House on the Strand

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Dick Young stays in his friend Professor Magnus Lane's house in Cornwall, on the understanding he will be a guinea-pig for a new drug that Magnus has developed. As a result of the experiment he is transported back to fourteenth century Cornwall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much left out! I miss theUNABRIDGED Version!

  • By Shanna on 08-24-06

Good one!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-12

Any additional comments?

I found the start to be a bit slow, but once I got into it I was hooked! I can imagine that the unabridged version must have the added value of making the characters more vivid and complex and would thus engage the reader even more. The narration was excellent. Another must-read for Du Maurier fans like me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Frenchman's Creek

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: John Castle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Seeking peace of mind, Lady Donna de Colomb flees the stews of London and the Restoration court for remote Navaron. There she finds the boundless passion her spirit craves - daring to love the pirate hunted by all Cornwall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding...I loved every moment!

  • By Tara on 05-05-10

Far from the best from Du Maurier

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

Reviewed: 02-07-12

If you’ve listened to books by Daphne du Maurier before, how does this one compare?

After reading Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel, and several short stories, I have become a big fan. Maybe I expected too much, but this book seems to fall short of her other works. Great narration, though.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Thirteenth Princess

  • By: Diane Zahler
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Zita is not an ordinary servant girl—she’s the13th daughter of a king who wanted only sons. When she was born, Zita’s father banished her to the servants’ quarters to work in the kitchens, where she can only communicate with her royal sisters in secret. Then, after Zita’s 12th birthday, the princesses all fall mysteriously ill. The only clue is their strangely worn and tattered shoes. With the help of her friends, Zita follows her bewitched sisters into a magical world of endless dancing and dreams.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but not complete

  • By THoward on 11-18-15

A book I shared with my daughter

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

Reviewed: 01-02-12

What did you love best about The Thirteenth Princess?

I have never lost my love for fairy tales, especially those with a refreshing point of view. Everyone has heard about the twelve dancing princesses, but this book's protagonist is the unknown

What did you like best about this story?

I am glad that my ten-year old daughter enjoyed the book as well, and listened to it at every waking moment until she finished the book.