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  • Someone Like Me

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz - one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cartoon fox

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-08-18

Squishy Places

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Fantabulous from the get go... The voice and immediate mood hooked me, and it only got better... Not really what I’d consider horror, mor psychological suspense if you have to label, but honestly the book races across and through genre boundaries... Multiple worlds, sneaky good magical realism, friendship, survival, amongst so many mor delightful components stirred in w/ continuously palpable tension, perfect pacing, and drop dead stellar narration... A read w/ strata and depth... Love a book that stretches my imagination while I try to catch things outta the corner of my eye... If you dug Fellside you’re in for a treat...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Elevation

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low-grade - but escalating - battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mr King, please DO NOT read your own books!

  • By Trish Vidal on 11-09-18

Yet Another Dandy

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Amongst my favorite of King’s short works... Engagingly fun story w/ impressive emotional and social complexity... Gotta admit, the room got a bit dusty a time or three... Basically a story of acceptance in its many forms and incarnations... I love the author reading his own work, but understand if some may not appreciate as much as I... Even so, absolutely worth the read...

3 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Connelly's best; great narration!

  • By Wayne on 10-31-18

What a Team!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

What a fantastic followup to Two Kinds of Truth,along w/ an exceptional beginning to a series... Coinciding story lines working together and separately... Ballard and Bosch are gonna be the new big thing;). Moves quickly while being thoughtful and introspective... Typically great mystery, and the narration is simply superb...

  • Baja Blood

  • Mega Series, Book 2
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When a top secret, undercover mission goes wrong for one of the company's operatives, Ballantine must call on Team Grendel and the crew of the Beowulf III to take down a drug lord and stop Southern California from being overrun by a new substance more addictive and deadly than any drug on the planet. But things are never that simple as Team Grendel find they are under siege by cloned Megalodon sharks that developed a taste for the new substance, sending the monsters on a drug fueled rampage of bloody violence along the Baja Mexico coastline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shark Brains on Drugs;)

  • By DobieChuck on 10-19-18

Shark Brains on Drugs;)

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Every bit as good as the first in the series... Outta this world action, banter, and characters... Damned near impossible to put down and the best kinda binge read... When you’re not grinning, or outright laughing, you’ll be scooching to the edge of your seat in anticipation and anxiety...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mega

  • Mega Series, Book 1
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Kinsey Thorne, the first female US Navy SEAL candidate has hit rock bottom. Having washed out of the Navy, she turned to every drink and drug she could get her hands on. Until her father and cousins, all ex-Navy SEALS themselves, offer her a way back into the life: as part of a private, elite combat team being put together to find and hunt down an impossible monster in the Indian Ocean. Kinsey has a second chance, but can she live through it? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely Gonna Need a Bigger Boat;)

  • By DobieChuck on 10-19-18

Definitely Gonna Need a Bigger Boat;)

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Great action/adventure read.... Finished in one sitting and was deliriously happy to see book 2 out the day after I finished this one... Tight plotting w/ exceptional characters, and I do mean characters... Especially liked the stoner smart alec brothers;). Personally like better than the standard shark fare out there... Military aspects come off well w/o overdoing it... Narration suits the story and adds to the experience... Worth the credit and a binge read;). You’ll wanna move right on to the second in the series...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13,533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,411
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12,410

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Stellar Short

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I love a well done spook story, and this definitely fits that bill... If the creeps don’t getcha the heebie-jeebies certainly will... Scott Brick is the perfect narrator for this chilly tale... Best o’ the best, it was free so win win...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Inside: A Space Team Universe Novel

  • Dan Deadman Space Detective, Book 2
  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

After saving the grim and gritty alien city of Down Here from something big, mean, and mind-bendingly horrible, Dan is looking forward to unwinding in the closest available bar. Annoyingly, the universe has other ideas. Instead, Dan finds himself investigating a cheating husband, two horrible murders, and the potential enslavement of everyone in the galaxy. With his caseload stretching his woefully limited detective skills, his car in pieces, and the whole "being dead" thing not doing him any favors, Dan has no choice but to ask his friends for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration and excellent continue of Dan Deadman

  • By Jennifer K on 10-03-18

Knew We Shoulda Just Gone To The Pub

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

A fun read that grows on you... Similar to the Space Team books, only a bit wryer and dryer... There are some lol moments as you’d expect,but much of the humor sneaks up on ya’... Dan reminds me a bit of the Joe Piscopo character from Dead Heat... References and elusions to some popular SF franchises, and imo has bit of a Pratchett vibe at times... Excellent narration that suits story and characters perfectly...

  • The Pen and the Sword

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 2
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103

The Narthani, a militant realm who believe their manifest destiny is to rule the entire planet, Anyar, plan to absorb Caedellium into their empire. Yozef Kolsko (a.k.a. Joe Colsco) works to find ways to increase the chances of resistance to the Narthani's planned conquest. The enemy is coming. The odds seem overwhelming, and it will take all Yozef can do, the courage of his new people, and luck, to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping. Refreshing ratio of sci-fi to fantasy!

  • By Jordan on 08-01-17

Excellent Evolution

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Better than the first in the series, and fills in gaps of society and character development... This one more martial than the first... Tech and industrial advances fitted in seamlessly...

  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,853

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowly we turn, step by step, inch by inch...

  • By Ron on 09-18-17

Castaway

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

An insinuatingly engaging read, although more in the way of alternative history, kinda sorta, than SF... SF elements are there, but fairly minor in the scheme of things... Is a tad slow at the start while building the foundation of the world we find ourselves exploring... Once that’s accomplished it moves exceptionally well, maybe 3 or so hours in... I’d say the lion’s share of reviews hit it on the head, specifically the good ones;). Comparisons to The Bobiverse are off imo. I didn’t see it w/o squinting fairly significantly, but comps to the Safehold series are on point, particularly towards the end... The difference being the protagonist’s choice in where he wound up finding himself... Clan framework, martial aspects, and introducing of scientific advances was pulled off believably... Character development is a little light excepting a couple three, and found it odd that an island people had such a lack of naval or seagoing presence.... Even w/ those caveats well worth the read/listen, and enhanced by superior narration...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 139

Robinson Crusoe is one of the most enduring adventures of the past four centuries and one of the most well-known works in the English language. Or is it? Recently discovered amidst the papers of the 20th-century writer and historian H. P. Lovecraft is what claims to be the true story of Robinson Crusoe. Taken from the castaway's own journals and memoirs, and fact-checked by Lovecraft himself, it is free from many of Defoe's edits and alterations. From Lovecraft's work a much smoother, simpler tale emerges - but also a far more disturbing one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Robinson Crusoe is always a tough read...

  • By William J Waite on 09-07-18

Lovecraftian Rehash

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Almost word for word of Defoe’s text w/ some hazy Lovecraftian nuance... Imo didn’t really bring all that much new to an already excellent adventure tale... Narration is superior and adds to the reading experience... Not the author’s best effort, but a passable listen...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful