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  • Embry: Hard-Boiled

  • By: Michael A. Rose
  • Narrated by: John Dunleavy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

A darkly comic noir about a chicken living in a world of anthropomorphic eggs who's wanted for a murder he didn't commit. Life is tough for an embry. Considered a vestigial organ at best and a parasite at worst, chicken embryos are usually aborted by the egg folk early in life. Once in a while, one survives and slips through, hatching into an embry, an ostracized, lower caste anthropomorphic chicken. They have their own ghettos, and are barely tolerated by polite society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun romp!

  • By P on 09-20-17

What a fun romp!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Holy cow is this a fun book! Mystery, suspense, chicken prostitution and laugh-out-loud funny egg puns. No, literally, I laughed out loud. More than once. By turns raunchy, silly and hard boiled (ha!), this story will keep you guessing to the end.
Superbly narrated by John Dunleavy, this was a thoroughly enjoyable escape.

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  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula, H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man

  • Classic Monster Novels Condensed
  • By: Joseph Lanzara (adaptations), Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and others
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Three of the top horror novels of all time have been newly adapted into novellas, and are now side by side in this one audiobook. These world-famous monsters are familiar household names. These are the monsters that authors and filmmakers continue to draw from again and again. And these are stories that introduced them to the world over a century ago. So turn down the lights, and experience triple the action, suspense, chills, and thrills, as you listen to all three classic tales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classics make for good, old-fashioned radio drama

  • By Lara Edwards on 08-13-13

Like campfire stories for grown-ups!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-13

What a thoroughly enjoyable compilation! Frankenstein is absolutely gripping, especially the final chapters. Count Dracula sounds just exactly as he should and The Invisible Man is a classic spooky tale. Brad Wills, narrator, is a supremely talented storyteller who creates such intricate, varied characters it's hard to believe it's only one person. This was great fun to listen to during my commute and on longer road trips. I may have even driven around the block a few times just to finish Frankenstein. Enjoy these well-loved tales, preferably under a full moon.