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  • Flight or Fright

  • By: Stephen King, Bev Vincent
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Christian Coulson, Santino Fontana, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 411

Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and coeditor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you. Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like - gulp! - a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable read

  • By Jodi on 09-26-18

I liked three of them.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

Lucifer was very interesting to me I really enjoyed it. Falling was amazing, very well written. There was one about a flying man in Asia which was always quite unique. Of course the afterword and interview was a delight as well. Enjoy!

  • Dead Moon

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,418

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why did you do this? Just why?

  • By Veronica on 03-02-19

Another Peter Clines hit!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

This book does what it's supposed to do. Takes me on a ride and fills me with excitement and wonder the whole way through. Very well thought out and executed story. It really delivers. A fun listen!

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Bite Club

  • A West Hollywood Vampire Novel
  • By: Hal Bodner
  • Narrated by: Kitty Hendrix
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Someone in town has a macabre passion for beautiful young men. Healthy, gym-toned male bodies keep turning up, tortured, drained of blood, missing parts, and quite, quite dead. Someone is using the Creative City as a canvas of gruesome, sadistic creativity. Someone... or something. At the end of her investigative rope, WeHo city coroner Becky O’Brien calls upon the aid of an old college friend, Christopher Driscoll, who is an expert on serial killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous Satirical Look at Vampires

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 06-18-18

Pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

I hadn't known what to expect but immensely enjoyed this unique story. very interesting and entertaining!

  • The Indignities of Being a Woman

  • By: Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785

The Indignities of Being a Woman candidly traces the history of womanhood and investigates how much things have really changed for womankind. By carefully x-raying areas such as body image, marriage, mental illness, fashion, and politics, this audiobook examines what it was like to be a woman in the past versus what it’s like now, when women are constantly told equality between the sexes exists but reality proves otherwise. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for,everyone..but I laughed A LOT!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-19

Every woman should give this a read

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Very educational, informative, and comical! I enjoyed it immensely but be prepared the details are horrendous about all the atrocities we endured. The performance was exceptional I laughed all the way through.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,585

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, an addictive thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By Debbie De on 06-03-18

Twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Just when I thought I had it all figured out she threw a wrench in it. it's not often a book surprises me but this one did!

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,456

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and almost unbearable

  • By kanyn on 10-22-18

Another great book by the master.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

No spoilers here but I will say it was nice to be Revisited by characters from the mr. Mercedes trilogy. I loved the story The twists and climaxes most of all I loved the performance by Will Patton. Binge listened from beginning to end kept me on the edge of my seat and was very pleased with the writing and the story. this will be another one I listen to over and over again. Definitely worth the time and the credit you would not be disappointed.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,281

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

This was another great Book!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

It's not what I expected but that's not a bad thing. Kept me interested from beginning to end. Full of mystery and suspense an all around good sci-fi thriller. All the characters are likeable and are full of individual personalities. I really liked the end, how we were visited by our favorites from 14. And of course Ray Porter delivered beautifully as always. Way to good Peter Clines, another great one!

  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,105

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

The narrator was really good, I was interested the whole way through which isn't easy to do. I won't say it's the best book I've ever listened to, it's definitely no Stephen King but I found it entertaining and very enjoyable. The characters are likeable in their own individual unique ways and the diversity just adds to the fun. If you're looking for something to listen to that's fun and entertaining give Kill Creek a try. Another credit well spent.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,614
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,816

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

Was very hard to finish

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I'll say this, it is very well written the author has a way with words and knows how to detail a scene to create a mental picture for you. However it was kind of wordy and overly description which made the book extremely long, drawn out and boring. I had to stop myself from fast forwarding through it. Some parts took me by surprise but it became obvious who the real antagonist was. Not a bad book but maybe could have been better enjoyed if I read it hard copy, the narrator was not very good. Her voices were all the same, she was kind of sing songy and she reads so slow I had to adjust the settings to speed her up.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,457

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Finally finished and enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Took me longer than it should have to finish this book, but that's because I kept rewinding it to the beginning every time I got to the next part. I didn't want to miss anything so I kept going back to make sure all the pieces were connecting and honestly I wanted this book to last as long as possible because I was enjoying it. It took me a long time to get into it with the narrators voice. She sounded quite robotic to me at times but she is a master at voices, every character sounded different. At times it was predictable I figured out the mysteries/ twists prior to the reveal except for the last one, however I have listened to a ton of thrillers so you start to get good at figuring things out ahead of time. The last twist I wouldn't have seen coming have I not read a review prior to finishing the book that contained a spoiler. The story was good, but felt like I was listening to a lifetime movie and the twists didn't pack much of a punch. However I really enjoyed the build up. This book takes you on a journey and I loved the ride, it was like taking the scenic route to grandmother's house. But like they say Getting there is half the fun.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful