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  • Origin

  • A Technothriller
  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,388

When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert, he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon. He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan. But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a trip

  • By Christopher on 03-16-12

Technothriller? when? where?

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

Reviewed: 12-06-13

What did you love best about Origin?

Bubs and all his mind games!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Origin?

When the priest was speaking to the Bub.

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

Oh everything! he made a great job with women voices and made the story come alive!

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

No i did not, i was not super fond of the ending but is was ok.

Any additional comments?

Great book, the only thing is i don't know where the Technothriller part comes in.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Widdershins

  • Whyborne & Griffin, Book 1
  • By: Jordan L. Hawk
  • Narrated by: Julian G. Simmons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he's ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man. So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult that murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Erotic Suspense, Seductive Narrator!

  • By R. Wilson on 06-17-13

I love it!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes i would! The story was great and thrilling, in many different ways.
The sexy time was hot and fulfilling. I love the magic parts and the romance and the action!

What other book might you compare Widdershins to and why?

I have never really read any book set in this period or with this kind of story. but i suppose any period piece with alchemetric and magic parts!

Which scene was your favorite?

i have many! But a few favorites were the second sexy time, anything with christine and all moments with magic!

Who was the most memorable character of Widdershins and why?

I really loved Christine! she was fun and interesting.
And Julian G. Simmons was good at making her voice without sounding like a moron like so many other narrators

Any additional comments?

I loved this book! it was all i wanted and more! sexy time and magic!
I look forward to reading the next part

  • Slither

  • By: Edward Lee
  • Narrated by: Andy Mack
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

The trichinosis worm is one of nature's most revolting parasites. Certain types of this tiny worm alter a host's DNA by injecting a virus which mutates the reproductive system. This forces the host to bear the worm's young. Typically these worms are never longer than a few millimeters. But guess what? Now there’s a subspecies that's 30 feet long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally - Edward Lee on Audible!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-28-12

Funny

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

Reviewed: 11-26-13

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

The cliché, all of them! the blond big breasted shallow maneating bimbo. The nerdy skinny guy. The slow thinking but big big brother and the small and smart younger brother... the list goes on. every character on this island was a cliché, and i loved it!

What other book might you compare Slither to and why?

No book that i can think of but pretty much every low budget slasher film.

What about Andy Mack’s performance did you like?

He made one of the army mn sound strange and he could not do a womans voice if his life depended on it. Every woman sounded shrill and bimbo-ish... even when they werent.

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

It made my roll my eyes... ALOT.

Any additional comments?

If you like stupid cliché and predictable characters then this is for you!
there was a little much sex in it for my taste when it comes to horror, and also a alot of big science words that i did not understand.
Over all i liked this book, it was fun to listened to.

  • The Fog

  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

The peaceful life of a village in Wiltshire is suddenly shattered by a disaster which strikes without reason or explanation, leaving behind it a trail of misery and horror. A yawning, bottomless crack spreads through the earth, out of which creeps a fog that resembles no other. Whatever it is, it must be controlled; for wherever it goes it leaves behind a trail of disaster as hideous as the tragedy that marked its entry into the world. The fog, quite simple, drives people insane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not bad but a bit dated

  • By Anne on 05-26-17

People die or people kill

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

Reviewed: 11-24-13

Would you try another book from James Herbert and/or Sean Barrett?

From James, i don't think so... i did not like this book.
Sean, perhaps.

What could James Herbert have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

For me it was a little to sciencey. I prefer my evil to be supernatural or psychopathic. sure people turned insane but only from the fog.

How could the performance have been better?

It was not that the performance was bad, i liked his voice and he did a good job...I just did not like him for this kind of book.

Any additional comments?

I think the problem for me was that it simply was not MY kind of horror.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mall

  • By: S.L. Grey
  • Narrated by: Ingeborg Riedmaier, Denver Isaac
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

While searching for a lost child in a shopping mall, Rhoda and Dan stumble into a sinister underworld that mirrors their worst fears. Forced to complete a series of twisted tasks to find their way out, they finally emerge into the brightly lit food court, sick with relief at the banal sight of people shopping and eating. But something feels different. Why are the shoppers all pumped full of silicone? Why are the shop assistants chained to their counters? Just when they think they've made it back to the mall, they realise their nightmare has only just begun....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NO! NOT EVEN CLOSE

  • By Amanda H. on 09-30-13

Blah!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-13

Would you try another book from S.L. Grey and/or Ingeborg Riedmaier and Denver Isaac ?

From S.L Grey, no, i did not like this book. It was a little creepy in the middle but that was all. the last part of the book was angsty and boring. the ending was such an anti climax and i was just so disappointed in the ending. I liked the characters.
The story had potential but i just did not do it for me.

I loved the narrators! I really loved the accents and it really fit the characters.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Some real horror i hope. this was not it.

Which character – as performed by Ingeborg Riedmaier and Denver Isaac – was your favorite?

Rhoda. i really liked her...until the end.

What character would you cut from The Mall?

No one

Any additional comments?

I would not see this as horror. for me it was not worth a credit.

  • The Shuddering

  • By: Ania Ahlborn
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 315

A group of close friends gathers at a secluded cabin in the wintry mountains of Colorado for a final holiday hurrah. Instead, it may be their last stand. First a massive blizzard leaves them marooned. Then the more chilling realization: Something is lurking in the woods, watching them, waiting.... Now a weekend of family, friends, and fun has turned into a test of love and loyalty in the face of inhuman horrors. The only hope for those huddled inside is to fight - tooth and nail, bullet and blade - for their lives. Otherwise, they’ll end up like the monsters’ other victims: bright pools of blood on glittering snow, screams lost in the vast mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was some scarey shit!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-17-14

Bad ending, good Narrator.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I really did not like the ending, that was the biggest problem i had with the book. change that and it would have been better. It was also a little slow in my opinion.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Hopefully horror with a better ending

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

Both of the twins in the book, but i he did a great job with all of them.

What character would you cut from The Shuddering?

Most of the people that was in the book just to keep the body count up.

Any additional comments?

I loved Luke Daniels, but i id not lidke the book.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Endurance

  • By: Jack Kilborn
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 652

The bed and breakfast was hidden in the hills of West Virginia. Wary guests wondered how it could stay in business at such a creepy, remote location. Especially with its bizarre, presidential decor and eccentric proprietor. When the event hotel for the national Iron Woman triathlon accidentally overbooked, competitor Maria was forced to stay at the Rushmore. But after checking into her room, she quickly realized she wasn't alone. First her suitcase wasn't where she put it. Then her cell phone was moved. Finally, she heard an odd creaking under the bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.......GREAT BOOK!!!

  • By Terri on 04-13-11

You get up just to get beat down again.

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

Reviewed: 01-03-13

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

Very high! it was scary and disturbing. A little on the gory side but still great.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Endurance?

The way you get your hopes up that everything will be fine, and then the hope gets smashed and everything is horrible, happens alot. But my favorite part was the ending.

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

No but i loved his accent and way of telling the story.
And i would love to hear more from him.

If you could rename Endurance, what would you call it?

The presidential suites? i don't know i think the name is very fitting.

Any additional comments?

Loved it. and i recommend the book to any fans of slasher films.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful