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  • Death Instinct

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Cathy was six when the man next door killed his wife and himself. It was early morning, and she was playing outside when she heard the first shot. And then another shot. And another.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Fear the other - HORRIFIC message.

  • By MJ Family on 03-05-19

my favorite of his novels<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I wasnt surprised to learn that this was written 25 yes ago. the absence of cellphones, etc was a giveaway. the story was fairly concise and marginally plausible. overall it was quite enjoyable
the plot wasn't so outlandish as his recent novels.
I like Bentley hill but have never considered his books in the horror genre due to the absurd plot lines. this is what makes his stories entertaining however. his recent novels fit more in the realm of dark comedy


  • X Minus One

  • Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series
  • By: Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
  • Narrated by: Old Time Radio
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dying Art Form: Great Old Time Radio Sci Fi

  • By DJH on 03-19-13

many repeats

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

why are many episodes repeated throughout seasons 1 thru 3? I don't want to pay for the same story several times
is that wrong? be forewarned, season one and season two are basically identical

  • Out of the Dark

  • An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak, Book 4)
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,209

Taken from a group home at age 12, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just some comments

  • By Wayne on 02-01-19

the best orphan x <br />

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I'm halfway through the book and very impressed. it's good enough that I want to make it last, rather than binge listen, which is typical for me

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Sunscreen for the Dead

  • A Novel
  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Serge and Coleman are back on the road, ready to hit the next stop on their list of obscure and wacky points of interest in the Sunshine State. This time, Serge’s interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world - also known as the site of an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau. What starts out as an innocent quest to observe elders in their natural habitats, sample the local cuisine, and scope out a condo to live out the rest of their golden years soon becomes a Robin Hood-like crusade to recover the funds of swindled residents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serge, Coleman, Russian Interference

  • By D on 01-18-19

sunscreen isn't really comedy

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

this was ok but not funny. I don't know if this is a new direction for the author but I much prefer Serge and Coleman in their traditional madcap style. melodrama doesn't suit them.

  • The Resort

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good haunted hotel book.

  • By Anonymous User on 08-16-18

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.

4 of 4 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 6,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,896

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • THIS BOOK IS HORRIBLE!!!

  • By Brent Nelson on 04-04-18

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.

35 of 38 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 3,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,014

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.

8 of 10 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 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

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 4,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,976

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 1,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 891

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