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  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,683
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,621
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,653

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 ROLLS OF ASS CLEANING GOODNESS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-25-15

Ugh...what's the point?

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Just ugh. There really is no point to this silly story, but to see just how graphic and disturbing one could write. Nothing more than a cobbling together of sentences filled with gore.

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  • The Man from the Train

  • The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
  • By: Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely interesting

  • By ArtieM on 09-27-17

Amazing research...

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

This book is very well researched, very well written, and amazingly well narrated. Personally I have been fascinated by the Villisca murders for several years now, but obviously never imagined there were so so SO very many similar crimes being committed during the same era. This story answers a lot of questions, and for me, raises quite a few more. Well done on everything here. Get this audiobook, as the narration by John Bedford Lloyd is superb!

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn, Patton Oswalt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,391

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting masterpiece

  • By Kat - Audible on 03-02-18

At least we have this...

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Michelle McNamara is truly one of those fitting the old cliche ‘gone too soon’. Her investigative instincts and determination, together with creative, emotive and insightful writings, all while remaining respectful to those left behind in the GSK’s wake, clearly were a gift. We may indeed long for more from Michelle but...at least we have this. Many thanks to her husband and research partner for completing this work, while clearly maintaining the integrity and personal signature of her tremendous efforts.

  • Blood Lines

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 5
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn't add up. When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME SERIES!

  • By T. McTier on 11-15-16

Narrator kicked it up a notch...

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Well, for some reason, narrator Jan Cramer sounded quite a bit more lively in this reading. I listen to books because actually reading usually puts me right off into dreamland, so I was concerned after her reading of the last one in this series did just that several times! This time though, she was more upbeat and at a more even tempo. Well done Ms. Cramer, and of course Angela Marsons for another great...um, ‘read’.

  • Play Dead

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888

Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A "body farm" investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work - but just how many bodies will they uncover?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series

  • By Dawn on 05-30-16

Narrator, wakey wakey please....

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

This story was good, and I get that these D.I. Kim Stone books are of a dark subject matter. The narrator is pretty good with this generally, but this time she read too slowly, and seemed to be trying to sound so menacing, that I nearly slept throughout the whole thing. Still, I enjoyed it, and highly recommend this series. Enjoy!!

  • Unexplained Mysteries: Bizarre Unexplained Mysteries from Every Corner of the Globe

  • True Ghost Stories and Hauntings Box Set
  • By: Max Mason Hunter
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey A. Hering
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Over the years, there have been many strange or unexplained phenomena that people have experienced or witnessed in their lives. Take for instance "Australia's most haunted house", Monte Cristo homestead, or the Clark Air Base in the Philippines. How about the story of Jack the Ripper that up until now is still unsolved or the famous Amityville Horror House that has been made into a movie over and over again. If you are a fan of these hair-raising and bizarre stories, then this box set is the one you are looking for.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruins it completely

  • By Melrose on 02-20-18

Narrator ruins it completely

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

I have no idea if the stories are good or not. I could not get past the imbecilic way the narrator handled this reading. This was like nails down a chalkboard. No...that I could withstand.

  • Fallen

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Shannon Cochran
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,138

There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Revelations of the Past

  • By Nancy J on 07-02-13

Her BEST yet. This woman can really tell a story!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Exciting. Riveting. Suspenseful. As always there's that touch of humour, and at times the story is even quite tender. I thoroughly enjoyed this, the best of the Will Trent series yet. Get it, to either read or as an audio. Then...ENJOY!!

  • Broken

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,303

When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a brutal, cold-blooded murder. All too soon former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SERIES IN WRONG ORDER!!!!!!

  • By KM on 08-30-12

The narrator is FANTASTIC

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

For me the narrator will have a tremendous effect on my level of enjoyment of a book. Natalie Ross truly knocked this one out of the park! Every character had their own unique sound and/or dialect. As far as the story goes, Karin Slaughter has once again written a riveting narrative and keeps us wanting more from these Grant County/Atlanta folks. I love the crossover; it really works in terms of variety and unlimited storyline possibilities.

  • Triptych

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349

From Atlanta's wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner-city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiler Alert

  • By Patricia on 12-13-15

Great story; just ok narration

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

I love Karin Slaughter’s stories, character development, and the way she interjects little bits of humor all throughout her books. A little levity is welcome in tales that are often quite dark and disturbing. The narrator was, unfortunately, not quite right here. I am a native of Atlanta, born at Piedmont Hospital, and raised here as well. Being a ‘63 model, I’ve had ample time to become quite familiar with the various accents of our fair city, and believe me, not everyone from Atlanta - or even much of Ga - speaks with such a looong southern drawl as Mr. Kramer apparently thinks. His female characters are especially slloowwww in the dialogue delivery. I felt I was listening to backwater farm folk (no offense intended☺️) with every single voice he performed. It’s not that he is not good, I just don’t think he’s right for these characters. Thank you Ms. Slaughter for such great storylines and in depth characters!

  • Heal Me: Lesbian Doctor Erotica

  • By: Ana Leevy
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Dr. Ava Brown is an emergency room physician with plenty of action at work but none in bed. Conservative and cautious, it's been a long dry spell since a woman has rocked her world and given her the passion she secretly craves. Then at a super exclusive masquerade ball, she gives medical attention to a mysterious and sexy woman who has fainted on the dance floor. The beautiful stranger repays the good doctor right back with the most intense sexual healing Dr. Brown has ever known.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculous...do not waste your time

  • By Melrose on 12-19-17

Ridiculous...do not waste your time

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

The narrator was horrible! I'm no pro, but she sounded as though this was the very first story - of any kind - she has read aloud. I was both cringing and laughing from beginning to end at the silliness she evoked with her inflections and at times incorrect interpretation of the text.