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In the rainforest
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  • 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 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

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

Gory but a little Predictable

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

Liked the story premise however the characters bored me some. Quite gory and raunchy, so hardcopy torture-porn fans will enjoy. I'll give the book a C, not bad, but not awesome either.

  • Trapped

  • By: Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 568

It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. A time to bond, to learn, to heal. Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gore-fest!

  • By Annie on 09-18-11

Very Predictable, a bit cliché, but worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

Story not original, characters stereotypical, plot basic, but enough gore to keep you listening. Funny at times. Narrator did adequate rendition of different sexes and races.

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  • The Silence of the Lambs

  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,023
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,759
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,756

A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname - Buffalo Bill - is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal the Cannibal - who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If It's Possible for a Narrator to be DESTINED...

  • By aaron on 03-17-12

Truly Well Written Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-16

Even after several passing years and viewings of the film, the story continues to intrigue. Muller's narration is utterly genuine. A must listening!

  • Psycho

  • By: Robert Bloch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates Motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night. Her room was musty, but clean, and the manager seemed nice, if a little odd.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We're All Not Quite As Sane As We Pretend To Be

  • By Andrew on 05-14-13

A Great Post Movie Read

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

Most of us know the fabulous Hitchcock directed movie version of the story. It was a wonderful opportunity to hear a well read audio telling. You will be presently surprised how different and same both the novel and movie are from one another. Enjoy!

  • American Legends: The Life of Bette Davis

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Cira Larkin
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Bette Davis presided over Hollywood at a time in which the film industry was at its most influential. Every actress, from Katharine Hepburn to Ingrid Bergman and Ginger Rodgers, themselves now considered among Hollywood's greatest icons, lived in the shadow of Bette Davis.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Candid Look

  • By K.Mo on 10-27-15

Candid Look

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

Brief description of Davis that is poignant and entertaining. From childhood to stardom, the narrator clearly reads the life of a Hollywood great.