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  • The Resort

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Opulent doesn't begin to describe the Arizona getaway where Lowell Thurman, his wife Rachel, and their three young sons have come for one glorious week. Everything at The Reata is perfect - although Rachel is a bit unnerved by the openly lustful gaze of one of the gardeners, something she doesn't mention to Lowell. Nor does he tell her about the frightening sensation he has in the pool of hands clutching at him, trying to pull him under.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • dark humor<br />

  • By david on 07-28-18

dark humor<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

I've always considered Littles writing more dark ironic humor than horror, due to his pointed blasting of traditional institutions. the characters act so bizarrely that it has to be interpreted as outlandish humor.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,488

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A 23-Hour Long Short Story

  • By M. Grant on 06-16-18

couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

not his best work. starts out ok but moves very slowly throughout the first half. I prefer more action.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,177

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

meh

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

different slant on overused premise. writing was fair but far too flowery for my taste. it's not necessary to include a metaphor for every descriptive sentence. narration was not terrible except for the strange dialect of one character. I think it was meant be be Irish but it varied. lots of suspended belief needed here.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Stinger

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Ever since the copper mine closed, the West Texas desert hellholes of Inferno and Bordertown have been slowly dying. Snake River isn't the only thing that divides them. Racism, gang wars, and anti-Mexican sentiment have turned the sun-scorched flatlands into a powder keg. If anything can unite them for now, at least in awe and wonder, it's the UFO that comes soaring out of the clouds like a flaming locomotive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alien Invasion F-U-N!

  • By Char's Horror Corner on 03-16-18

alien meets west side story

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

was a little sophmoric compared to his more recent work but overall held my attention. I wonder if s. king borrowed the "dome" concept?


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secondhand Souls

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,603

Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone - or something - is stealing them. No one knows where they are going or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a snarky slapstick sequel to A Dirty Job

  • By withherownwings on 09-24-15

dandy

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

good story.. not as funny as dirty job but good for killing a few hrs

  • Darknet

  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 797

One minute Jake O'Connell is on top of the world, with a beautiful family and bright future as a stock broker in New York; the next it's all ripped away when he's embroiled in a fraud investigation, his childhood friend is murdered, and he finds himself on the run. Dodging the FBI and targeted by the Mob, Jake is thrown into a Wall Street underworld of crypto currencies and autonomous corporations, where he discovers a dark secret setting the world on a path to destruction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It wasn't as good as Cyberstorm for me...

  • By Jimyster on 05-25-15

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

my aunt loved it. she laughed till she cried. then she some scones with grapes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vostok

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 223

East Antarctica: the coldest, most desolate location on earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a 6,000 square mile liquid lake, over 1,000 feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life-forms long believed extinct - and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Id have to say I was greatly disappointed

  • By Stevie Havoc on 01-26-17

exhausting.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

tiresome rants on theoretical physics made it hard to maintain interest. basic premise was good. author should have followed original storyline.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Left Behind

  • Left Behind Series, Book 1
  • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624

In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the globe disappear. Vehicles, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. People are terror stricken as loved ones vanish before their eyes. Is this the rapture prophesied by scriptures in the Bible from ancient times? If so, what destiny and tribulations are about to befall those who remain on the Earth and are left behind? In the midst of global chaos, airline captain Rayford Steele must search for his family, for answers, for truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Series

  • By GeeBLate on 08-15-12

solidifying, in terms of priorities

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

Reviewed: 07-22-14

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

in the 99th percentile, due to the subject matter

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

yes. i considered it fictionalized non-fiction so it was like a glimpse of a probable future

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

no

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

i cried a few times

Any additional comments?

i imagine that responses to the book are very polarized, since fundamental Christianity is becoming increasingly unpopular in society