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  • Speaks the Nightbird

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 30 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,103

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!

  • By aaron on 06-05-12

A New to Me Series

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

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What a great start to a new (to me) series. I picked up this audiobook when Audible was having a sale last month. When I first started listening, I wasn't sure if I was going to like the story, as it was quite the departure from his other books. But it didn't take long for me to realize how wrong I was. I was fascinated with the narration, which absolutely brought the characters to life. The story was intriguing as well as intense, and kept me wanting to know what happened. I loved the characters in the story and look forward to listening to the next book in the series. I am so glad that I started this series.

  • Lineage

  • A Supernatural Thriller
  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 427

Pain, horror, fear - these are the things that have comprised best-selling novelist Lance Metzger's life. His childhood remains a riddled wasteland of abuse by a sadistic father and abandonment by an apathetic mother. In turn his only refuge became his writing. When Lance loses his ability to write and becomes haunted by a nightmare that he'd thought was buried, he is drawn inexplicably to a house on the shores of Lake Superior, where he finds his muse once again - but something is waiting for him when he arrives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lineage

  • By Deedra on 11-02-16

A Different Ghost Story

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

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I really wanted to love this book, but for me, it was just okay. Some of the violence was hard to listen to, but it was integral to the story. The story had good potential, but it just seemed slow to me. I felt like very time I started getting into it, it went in another direction and lost momentum.
This was my first Joe Hart book, and I will definitely try again with some of his other stories.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,740

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

Much More Than a Zombie Story

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

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To be honest, I put off listening to this book because I thought it was all about zombies. Boy was I wrong. The story revolves around Joe Ledger, and he is one tough guy. He is a Baltimore detective who has been approached by a new government group called the Department of Military Sciences. This is a fast-paced story that had me on the edge of my seat. I listened to the audiobook, and the narration was great. I plan on checking out more of Joe Ledger's adventures soon.

  • Beneath the Skin

  • The Sam Hunter Case Files
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490

Sam Hunter is a bit of an animal. He's a former Twin Cities cop who lost his badge because of excessive force. Abusive husbands, child molesters, and other lowlifes wound up looking like they'd been mauled by a dog...or a wolf. Now Sam's a low-rent PI in Philadelphia. He takes the kinds of cases no one wants. His clients are usually on the fringes of society. The kind who are prey for all manner of predators - human and otherwise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably would be better if they were longer

  • By selkie86 on 02-10-17

I Want More Sam Hunter

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

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I am not usually a fan of short stories, but these definitely changed my mind! In spite of their length, these stories are intense and intriguing and left me wanting a few more. I listened to the audiobook, and the narration was excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shake Down

  • Jack Davis Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Joel Goldman
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Crack. Rock. Crystal. Dead faces stand at city crossroads and sell their wares to the hopeless - the forgotten - in exchange for their souls. The war isn't overseas. It isn't south of the border. It's in Everytown, USA. FBI Agent Jack Davis is neck deep in a dark urban war and it's not some pansy-ass X-Box Modern Warfare fantasy. He's caught in the crossfire of a war that rages on in the bleak and brutal streets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shaky FBI agent

  • By Wayne on 12-04-15

A New Series to Checkout!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

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This was my first book by this author, and I enjoyed the story. It was interesting to have a main character with an obvious disability, yet who was still so passionate about pursuing the case. I thought the pace of the story was excellent, and the character development was great. As this was the first book in the series, I plan on continuing on to the rest go the books. I listened to the audiobook, and the narration was spot-on.

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,757

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

A Beautiful Perfromance

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

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I have mixed emotions about this book. At times I really enjoyed the story and the supernatural elements presented. At other times, I found it random and confusing to follow. I listened to the audiobook, and greatly enjoyed the author reading his own work.

  • Fathomless

  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 464

In Fathomless, the greatest predator the world has ever known is coming home in 2016. Carcharodon megalodon. The largest and most fearsome predator to have ever existed on our planet. Rumours of its existence in our modern oceans have persisted for centuries. Now, in a new adventure, the rumours explode into brutal and terrifying reality in Fathomless, by Greig Beck.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mega What?

  • By Olive on 01-24-17

A Great Underwater Adventure

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Any additional comments?

This was an entertaining deep water creature book by Greig Beck. This story was intense and had me feeling a bit claustrophobic from some of the scenes. It was a thrill ride from start to finish and I enjoyed it immensely. The narration was good, but I was a bit distracted by the pronunciation of Megalodon.

  • The Actuator: Fractured Earth

  • Actuator Series, Book 1
  • By: James Wymore, Aiden James
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

On a secret military base tucked in a remote desert mountain, a dangerous machine lies hidden from the American public. Known as the Actuator, this machine is capable of transforming entire communities into alternate realities. In theory, these often terrifying realities are reversible. The scientists in charge of this machine employ operatives called Machine Monks, who attune their minds to manifest single ideas from the realms of fantasy and science fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nightmare Machine, or Utopia?

  • By CarterFSU on 05-02-17

A Nightmare Machine, or Utopia?

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Any additional comments?

As much as I like to read, I have to admit that the idea of a machine that can change things into my favorite genre and story is a bit terrifying. This story explores all of the things that can go wrong with that scenario. I finished listening to this audiobook today, and it was a wonderful experience. The narration is top-notch, and I can only hope that the next book will also be released as an audiobook with the same narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

  • The Mowgli Stories
  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

Audie Award, Excellence in Production; Audie Award, Audio Drama, 2016. The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Ben Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from British film, TV, radio and comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kipling at its best!

  • By Sarah Cresap on 06-08-16

What a Pleasant Surprise!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Any additional comments?

I picked this up because it was Audible's Deal of the Day and found it to be a wonderful experience. As familiar as I was with The Jungle Book, I had not heard of these additional stories. I am so glad that I found them! The narration and the sound effects are superb and I was enchanted with these stories.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,379

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

What a way to Visit History!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Any additional comments?

If you could only choose one Stephen King book to listen to, this would be it. I was destined to love this book, as it involves two of my favorite things...Stephen King and time travel. What a great story! It left me wanting more in spite of the length of the book! The narrator brings the story to life perfectly and the Afterward by Mr King was excellent. It has been a few years since I read this book, and I found myself completely enthralled with the story.