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  • You Were Never Really Here (Movie Tie-In)

  • By: Jonathan Ames
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Ames
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. When he's hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. As Joe's small web of associates are picked off one by one, he realizes that he has no choice but to take the fight to the men who want him dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific short story

  • By Bulminator on 03-27-18

Good stuff!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Ames has a Pinchon quality voice and his own material to work with. Solid all the way around.

  • Reflex

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

Davy has always been alone. He believes that he's the only person who can teleport. But what if he isn't? A mysterious group of people has taken Davy captive. They don't want to hire him, and they don't have any hope of appealing to him to help them. What they want is to own him. They want to use his abilities for their own purposes, whether Davy agrees to it or not. And so they set about brainwashing him and conditioning him. But there's one thing that they don't know....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this story

  • By AP on 09-04-12

The proper feeding and caring of your jumper!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-12

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

It is a well written book. The plot is well thought out.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Reflex?

The capture of the jumper and the exploration of the jumping phenomena.

What about Macleod Andrews’s performance did you like?

A solid voice and very enjoyable.

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

No

Any additional comments?

I hope Mr Gould writes more in the theory.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Farewell to the Master

  • By: Harry Bates
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Were the alien and his robot here to help or hinder humankind? Find out the surprising answer in the original story that inspired the classic 1951 science-fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. This is a must-read for any science-fiction lover, for, as the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says, "the film lost the story's ironic ending." Now listeners can discover first-hand what Hollywood left out in this best-known novella of the legendary 1930s idea man, Harry Bates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This Story

  • By Clydene on 03-12-10

The Day the Earth Stood Still

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

Reviewed: 07-10-12

What made the experience of listening to Farewell to the Master the most enjoyable?

Touching base with the original story that inspired much of science fiction. It is similar to the feeling one gets when watching the original Star Trek series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The robot. It is an icon in the genre.

Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

The robot. It is an icon in the genre.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • Serial Uncut

  • By: Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Angela Dawe
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking? #1: Don't go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy. #2: Don't pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be certifiably crazy. So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Crazy #2? When Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn face-off, the result is a terrifying tale of hitchhiking gone terribly wrong. Like a deeply twisted version of an "After School Special," SERIAL is the single most persuasive public service announcement on the hazards of free car rides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sadistic, Graphic, Twisted Fun - They Nailed It!

  • By Delilah on 03-11-13

Too mant killers spoil the broth

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

Reviewed: 07-10-12

What would have made Serial Uncut better?

The authors needed to explore the past motivations of the various killers.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

Certainly. Their style is fine. The direction of the short story is not.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

They did not. It was well read.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes. The interactions between the serial killers had great potential and has been explored by the likes of James Patterson. The potential was not realized.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Draculas

  • A Novel of Terror
  • By: F. Paul Wilson, Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, and others
  • Narrated by: Eric Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

Mortimer Moorecook, retired Wall Street raider, avid collector, is losing his fight against cancer. With weeks to live, a package arrives at the door of his hillside mansion—an artifact he paid millions for…a hominoid skull with elongated teeth, discovered in a farmer's field in the Romanian countryside. With Shanna, his beautiful research assistant looking on, he sinks the skull's razor sharp fangs into his neck, and immediately goes into convulsions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting!! Non-Stop Fun!!

  • By Christina on 02-20-14

Draculas - An inventive idea.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-11

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Eric Dawe?

Mortimer Moorecock

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

None. I have always had an interest in this type of novel.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

He has a good start. But it does not take off from the beginning.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

The representations of the characters were fine. It is the characters and storyline that I found weak.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful