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  • With Love from the Inside

  • By: Angela Pisel
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,776

Grace Bradshaw knows the exact minute she will die. On death row for murdering her infant son, her last breath will be taken on February 15 at 12:01 a.m. Eleven years, five months, and 27 days separate her from the last time she heard her precious daughter's voice and the final moment she'd heard anyone call her mom. Out of appeals, she can focus on only one thing - reconnecting with her daughter and making sure she knows the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Mary McDaniels on 09-23-16

I liked it but disapointed by the ending

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I do not want to be a. spoiler.. I liked the book, I liked the reading but I was disappointed at the ending.

  • Bull Mountain

  • By: Brian Panowich
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316

Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws. For generations the Burroughs clan has made their home on Bull Mountain in North Georgia, running shine, pot, and meth over six state lines, virtually untouched by the rule of law. To distance himself from his family's criminal empire, Clayton takes the job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's a Good Listen

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-13-16

A great story with an excellant reader

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

I found this book very good but what made it great was Brien Troxell. His narration was suburb. he was able to do the women's voices just as good as the men. Often I get aggregated when narrators try to do voices of the opposite sex but not so with Brien Troxell. Wonderful Good mystery as well, with many surprises.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season 2

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please sort out the narration!

  • By RAANAN on 08-26-14

Too many characters to follow

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

I thought it ended poorly and certainly didn't leave me in a, "I can't wait for the next episode" frame of mind.

  • Strip Tease

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,209

No matter what you heard or thought about the movie version of Strip Tease, forget it. Film simply can’t catch the layers of humor, satire, and imagination that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Hiaasen creates in each of his novels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A total delightr

  • By Edmond Clement on 03-19-12

A fantastic story about the seedy side of life

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

Reviewed: 11-11-14

A fascinating story about lust, greed, and political power, not to mention nude dancing, all told in a delightful humorous fashion expertly by the narrator George Wilson. He kept me listening to every word and held my interest up to the end of the story. It is a humorous look at human weakness and the plight of a dancer caught up in it so she can get her daughter away from her ex husband an addict and small time thief of wheel chairs, using their daughter to pull off his thievery. The story takes you through the plight of nude dancers and corruption. Told in a light and easy tongue in cheek fashion.

  • You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News

  • Shocking but Utterly True Facts
  • By: Cracked.com
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 960

You're going to wish you never got this audiobook. Some facts are too terrifying to teach in school. Unfortunately, Cracked.com is more than happy to fill you in. Think you're going to choose whether or not to buy this book? Scientists say your brain secretly makes all your decisions 10 seconds before you even know what they are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Fit

  • By Dam Duck on 10-17-14

Don't let the title fool you

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

Reviewed: 11-08-14

Where does You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is right up there. Kept my interest and was entertaining

What did you like best about this story?

Learning fascinating facts about things you thought were true only to learn history is not always the way it seems.

Which scene was your favorite?

Nothing sticks out, enjoyed everything

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes it made me laugh

Any additional comments?

A fun book about history figures and events that are totally different from what I have heard or read. Just goes to show not everything is the way history books would have you believe.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mad Sculptor

  • The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 311

Beekman Place, once one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, had a curious way of making it into the tabloids in the 1930s: SKYSCRAPER SLAYER, BEAUTY SLAIN IN BATHTUB read the headlines. On Easter Sunday in 1937, the discovery of a grisly triple homicide at Beekman Place would rock the neighborhood yet again - and enthrall the nation. The young man who committed these murders would come to be known in the annals of American crime as the Mad Sculptor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Mad Sculptor

  • By William R. Toddmancillas on 08-03-14

Too long

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

What did you like best about The Mad Sculptor? What did you like least?

can't remember

What do you think your next listen will be?

I don't know

Which scene was your favorite?

So long I forgot

Do you think The Mad Sculptor needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, there couldn't possibly be more to this story

Any additional comments?

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Infection

  • By: Craig DiLouie
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 434

Five ordinary people must pay the price of survival at the end of the world. A mysterious virus suddenly strikes down millions. Three days later, its victims awake with a single purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurches toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continue to change, transforming into horrific monsters.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Book Yet

  • By Michael on 06-07-12

Clever book, good narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-22-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Infection to be better than the print version?

Couldn't say, never read it

What did you like best about this story?

How people come together when there is a tragedy, Also the narrator, can't understand why someone found the narrator bad,

Have you listened to any of Peter Ganim’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes I was moved but not in a good way, I hated it when the story line said children were being eaten alive. I am into this type of book as long as childre are not harmed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Haunted

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Marc Cashman, Erik Davies, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 740

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: 23 of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you'll ever encounter, sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined "Writers' Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months", and who are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of "real life" that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • True Horror -- Not for the faint of heart, stomach

  • By Dominique on 05-24-05

What was that all about?

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone, in to self mutilation.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something spiritual

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Can't say, no one seemed any better than any one else

What character would you cut from Haunted?

Most of them

Any additional comments?

no

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Trapped

  • By: Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 574

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

Best ever

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

What made the experience of listening to Trapped the most enjoyable?

The narrator was fantastic, changing back and forth to each personality with such ease. He would jump back and forth with just the right accent as if he knew each and every one of them. I don't see how anyone could be bored listening to him. .Phil Gigante I give you all the credit for making this book come alive.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Trapped?

I can't say it was just totaly a great read

Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

Lester not that he is a nice person but because his personality jumped out at you, once again the narrator captured his personality and speech pattorn

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the survivors at last were able to leave this horrible place

Any additional comments?

Just that Phil Gitante is the best I have listened to. I think he could read the phone book and keep you listening

1 of 2 people found this review helpful