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  • The Wormwood Event

  • A Tale of Apocalyptic Eldritch Horror
  • By: J. M. Guillen
  • Narrated by: Klahr Thorsen
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Grace believed she was going to be a computer programmer someday and perhaps create programs that educate children or save lives. She never thought she would be fleeing for her life from her roommate. She also never thought that her roommate would be a ragged, undead monstrosity that had clawed out her own eyes. Sometimes, life takes odd turns. The turn in Grace's life came the night of the Wormwood Star, when the dead awoke and twisted aberrations began to walk the land. As technology and sanity began to corrode, all of civilization collapsed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very, very short introductory teaser to the irra

  • By Jason on 04-17-19

A very, very short introductory teaser to the irra

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

I liked the story and the concepts. I think Mr, Guillen does a fine job setting up his apocalypse and throwing his characters into it screaming. I would have liked a little more secondary character development. Actually I would have liked a little more build on Grace's character too, but this is so short there really isn't time for much more. I'm hoping the characters and the story get more time in subsequent works.
Narrator was pretty good, but I really did not enjoy the audio effect when she uttered the unspeakable names. It really just sounded cheap and was pretty annoying.
The groundwork is laid. The numbers remain to be calculated. Overall, an enjoyable little taste to begin the end of all things.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,423
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,149
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,069

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

I still want to believe.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

As a fan of the X-Files I was pretty excited for this book, unfortunately for me it didn't live up to my expectations. I liked the full cast recording but felt the story was lacking.
Some of the actors did a great job with their parts others felt mailed in and wooden. The music and special effects were top notch and really helps set the mood.
The concept of going back to cold cases from the X-Files seems like a good idea and should have made a very interesting story, but it really just ended up feeling like a quick and cheap rehash of old plotlines that had already been used.
Overall I thought this audiobook was okay. I would have liked a little more depth to the story and a little more consistent voice acting but it was fun to revisit that room in the FBI basement with Mulder and Scully.
The truth is still out there.

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  • Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty - and not empty enough.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jayne Entwistle Brings Flavia to Life

  • By GSDNH on 09-29-16

This is Flavia at her finest.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Alan Bradley delivers one of his best stories of Flavia DeLuce yet. Jayne Entwistle's performance is perfect. The only negative thing I can say is that I'm crushed to have to wait for the next book to find out what happens next to young Flavia.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Weaveworld

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world - and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror - a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting

  • By gina on 07-14-17

Ah, but what price Wonderland?

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

One of my favorites! Raw and dark fantasy from Clive Barker. A great story and wonderful narration by Mr. Simon Vance. Maybe not as polished as some of Barker's other works, but a grand modern fairytale nonetheless. Epic in scale and weight.

25 of 28 people found this review helpful