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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,912
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,922

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

Waste of my time

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I've read other books by Jonathan Maberry and they were quite good, this one is ridiculous. Not in the least scary, glad it was only 30 minutes or I would have stopped listening. Glad I didn't pay for it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just Needs Killin'

  • Hetta Coffey Series, Book 6
  • By: Jinx Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Stevie Puckett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

After several months of cruising Mexico's hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta's in Puerto Escondido, a place once described by author John Steinbeck as "a magic harbor". Anchored out, swaying on the hook at the whim of breeze and tide, surrounded by magnificent views and turquoise water can be magical. Stuck at anchor alone? Not so much. So when her best friend, Jan, gets them an invite to a party at a nearby luxury resort hosted by a Japanese businessman - all expenses paid - Hetta figures, why not?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love Hetta Coffe

  • By Brenda Livingston on 02-01-17

Hate narrator changes

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

The story was very good as usual but the new narrator is horrible. The voice for Jan was over the top annoying I felt like it was being read by a 12 year old. There were places where she would start speaking much slower then go back to normal. . I'll finish the series but I will be reading the rest of them.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel Good Zombie Apocalypse

  • By LD on 09-25-16

Harlequin Zombies?

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed her first series with Cassie and friends, and while I liked finding out what happened to her brother there was way too little zombie action and way too much romantic angst. This seemed like a book written for a harlequin romance series with a bit of zombies thrown in. The main female character was just too stereotypical 'nobody can ever love me'. Perhaps having Terese Plummer queen of romantic narration didn't help with that feeling. I will continue the series because I want to find out if they ever meet up with Cassie.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • St. Nick

  • By: Alan Russell
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274

When Santa Claus is a cop, you better watch out. It’s not looking like a very merry Christmas for San Diego cop Nick Pappas. Suspended from his job, alienated from his family, and persecuted by the press, he’s sorely tempted to turn his gun on himself. Except for his first name, he couldn’t possibly have less in common with jolly old St. Nicholas. But when a local mall decides it needs a secret Santa to help collar some vicious muggers preying on its holiday shoppers, Nick’s persuaded to red-suit up so as to take the naughty punks down and avert a ho-ho homicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonder Christmas Cop Story

  • By David I. Williams on 01-07-15

Tear Jerker

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

This is a great Christmas story of redemption. A little crime and mystery thrown in, but the story is more about the characters and how circumstances can change your life and helping others can heal.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twisted

  • By: Andrew E. Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 708

Dr. Christopher Kellan spends his days at Loveland Psychiatric Hospital, overseeing a unit known as Alpha Twelve, home to the most deranged and psychotic killers imaginable. His newest patient, Donny Ray Smith, is accused of murdering ten young girls and making their bodies disappear. But during his first encounter with Donny, Christopher finds something else unsettling: the man looks familiar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • you must ride this rollercoaster

  • By A. Sines on 04-28-15

Nothing New

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

What disappointed you about Twisted?

This story is listed as a thriller and it's anything but. I was able to figure out what was going on within 30 minutes of the start. It's a rehash of the same story told by better authors.

What was most disappointing about Andrew E. Kaufman’s story?

Nothing fresh, same ole, same ole.

What three words best describe Phil Gigante’s performance?

He was fine.

  • Thirty-Six and a Half Motives

  • Rose Gardner Mystery #9
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

Book Nine in the New York Times Best Selling mystery series by Denise Grover Swank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good narration

  • By S. R. Lewis on 08-30-18

Last but not least

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

Reviewed: 07-24-16

This was a great final wrap up of Rose's story and a great lead in to her next chapter of life. I will say I find the long pauses between chapters to be very annoying.

  • "A" is for Actress (Malibu Mystery Book 1)

  • By: Sean Black, Rebecca Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

After a decade spent in the glare of the Hollywood spotlight as the star of kids' TV show Half Pint Detective, Sofia Salgado has had enough. Desperate to build a life outside showbiz, she quits acting to do something that everyone around her - including her family - thinks is plain nuts. Get a real job.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise!

  • By Foy on 02-23-16

Comparisons to Janet Ivanovich highly overrated

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

What was most disappointing about Sean Black and Rebecca Cantrell ’s story?

The story was silly, every little mystery and a LOT of bodily function humor.

Which character – as performed by Madeline Mrozek – was your favorite?

None

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from "A" is for Actress (Malibu Mystery Book 1)?

All the peeing references, but then the book would be 1/2 the length.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How Witch It Is

  • Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Books 1-3
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Aris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Welcome to Hemlock Cove, where the town is magically rebranded - but real witches aren't necessarily welcome. That makes things hard for the Winchester witches - including local newspaper reporter Bay. She's got a persnickety family - wait until you met Aunt Tillie - and a penchant for stumbling across trouble.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By MerylB on 01-08-17

Not worth it

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

What disappointed you about How Witch It Is?

I could only get through the first book, the mystery was ridiculous. All they do to try to find the murderer is ask the ghosts, the plot is almost non-existant.

Has How Witch It Is turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

There is no distinction between the voices you never know which character is talking.

  • Sprinkled: A Humorous Cozy Mystery!

  • Lacey Luzzi Mafia Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Gina LaManna
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 168

Lacey Luzzi's roller coaster of a life has been filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. She just never expected the lows to be so...sparkly. After falling on her face during an attempt to follow in her recently deceased mother's stripper boots, Lacey realizes she is not cut out for life on stage. She sets out on a yearlong investigation to find her true family, never expecting she'll find it with a capital F.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew The Mob could be so much fun?!

  • By Jan on 07-01-15

Stupid

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

'If you like Stephanie Plum - you'll enjoy Lacey' - NOT. This book has a super thin unrealistic plot that makes no sense. Will not be continuing the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What She Left Behind

  • By: Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,862
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,559

Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now 17, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloguing items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh.

  • By Rebecca C. Schwarz on 04-11-15

Will break your heart

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

Reviewed: 10-20-15

The story will break your heart but uplift you in the end. Have tissues handy.