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  • Fangboy

  • By: Jeff Strand
  • Narrated by: Janine Haynes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Nathan Pepper seemed like an ordinary baby -- except for a mouth full of scary sharp teeth. Because his life began with his grandmother strongly recommending that he be destroyed as soon as possible, it's safe to say that Nathan was not destined for a typical existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very cute and funny tale..

  • By Crystal on 11-02-18

A very cute and funny tale..

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

A very cute and funny tail. Appropriate for children but entertaining for adults as well. I laughed out loud several times.

  • Anomaly

  • By: Hugo Navikov
  • Narrated by: Robert Keesecker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 6

An Above-Top-Secret project brings military brass, elite commandos, ice-drilling experts, and abducted scientists to investigate a 100-mile-long 'gravitational anomaly' half a mile under the West Antarctic Ice Shelf. Their target: a spaceship buried for millions of years, home to a menagerie of alien and prehistoric horrors that could be unleashed on Earth and end every life on it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Largely dry resuscitation of pseudo factoids..

  • By Crystal on 07-26-18

Largely dry resuscitation of pseudo factoids..

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

1/4 of the story was interesting character interaction and 3/4 of the story was dry observation. Large portions were easily tuned out, skimmed over, or ignored altogether. It was formulaic so it was easy to know when the exceptionally unentertaining portions were about to replete and take over the story. Try as you may it becomes less and less tolerable to muddle through those portions as they expectedly repeat in form. By the fifth and final go around the formulaic storyline I gave up and threw in the towel unable/ unwilling to go through the exceedingly boring portions one more time even if there was hope that the conclusion of the story would offer up some kind of entertaining storytelling. Perhaps this would have made a better short story if not filled with fluffer factoids that watered it down and essentially gave it barely a pulse.

  • Bone White

  • By: Ronald Malfi
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

Paul Gallo saw the report on the news: a mass murderer leading police to his victims' graves in remote Dread's Hand, Alaska. It's not even a town; more like the bad memory of a town. The same bit of wilderness where his twin brother went missing a year ago. As the bodies are exhumed, Paul travels to Alaska to get closure and put his grief to rest. But the mystery is only beginning. What Paul finds are superstitious locals who talk of the devil stealing souls, and a line of wooden crosses to keep what's in the woods from coming out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Best part of the book was a mini background story

  • By Mark Pelham on 10-17-17

Vague and anti-climactic

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

It was hard to keep my mind from wandering throughout the entirety of the story and in the end it just sort of fizzled out. Vague and unsatisfying.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Bleak December

  • By: Kevin G. Summers
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

The old timers knew it was going to be a bad winter, but no one could have predicted it would be this bad. A supernatural storm has fallen on New Hampshire and a cult leader is whipping the people of the Granite State into a frenzy. Now a handful of rugged folk from the North Country are all that stand between a tyrant and his plans for dominion. Snow is piling in the Great North Woods and the dead walk among the trees. Beware the winter wasteland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still Feeling Cold

  • By Bret Wortman on 03-23-17

Bad narration and not much of a story

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Bad narration can ruin even a decent story not that this was much of a story. It was a stinker all around.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,458

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

intelligently written, well narrated..

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

The author did a fine job- It's very well written. you can tell when someone's done their research and when they haven't and this author clearly has. And the narrator did the story Justice. often enough a narator can ruin a decent story. not in this case. It was an entertaining book.

  • I Devour, Therefore I Am

  • I Waited for so Long to Be Free, Book 1
  • By: Bradley Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Lee Zasloff
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

In the first audiobook of the trilogy, I Devour, Therefore I Am, an ancient order must perform a sacred ritual at Stonehenge; the remnants of an ancient prison known to the order as "The Circle of Captivity." Arlana Tristus spent her entire life defying her own destiny, but now she can run no longer. The ritual at Stonehenge has failed, the prison bars have been shattered, and what lies within is unleashed upon the Earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration..

  • By Crystal on 06-05-17

Poor narration..

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

The lackluster narrator was really hard to get beyond. Her monotone voice made it difficult to distinguish between characters, action, story progression..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doll House

  • By: John Hunt
  • Narrated by: Gregory Walston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Olivia is excited for university. She will be on her own in a new place, hopeful to meet new friends. On the night she moves in, she is taken off the street by two masked men. She is placed in a room that is little more than a cell. A pink cell. A room made for a doll. She is now part of their collection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy!

  • By Fallon Martin on 07-25-17

Couldn't get past the crappy narrator..

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

It's not a fair critique of the writing or story but an inept narrator can ruin a book- as this narrator did. He has no range of voice so was unable to depict different characters. The performance was the equivalence of listening to someone read an instruction manual.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reign of Madness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,407
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,366

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, very WELL DONE!

  • By Lorraine on 10-05-16

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Well written and the narrator did it justice. A bad narrator can destroy a story where as a good one can bring all the characters to life as the author intended. The story is a good one and the narrator did a fine job. It is a three-part cliffhanger and leaves you looking forward to more.

  • The Third Floor

  • By: C. Dennis Moore
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 208

Welcome to Angel Hill, Missouri, a town that shot blood from the ground at its own groundbreaking. There are only two roads in or out of town, and everything within those borders is subject to the whims of reality. Those who grew up here are immune to the town's peculiarities. But Jack and Liz have just moved here, and for their young son, Joey, it's almost like coming home again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read

  • By pandabear on 09-14-14

Meh..

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

The charecters were not written believably. Subtle and glaringly obious instances of scenarios depicted with non-believable charecter responses and dialog. The narrators version of a female voice sounded like a parady of a bitchy cheerleader. "Like, oh my god.." The story illuluded to something supernatural about the town in general but that bit of the storyline wandered off and petered out- having nothing to do with the main events...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 4

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R.C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Alight, It's A Keeper

  • By Jan on 01-31-15

Entertaining enough to keep going..

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

Reviewed: 04-30-16

Entertaining, clear distinct characters, some narrators have better range than others as far as depicting different characters however overall it's well done and the story continues to lead you on with suspense/ mystery. a bit like The Stand with a splash of War of the Worlds.