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  • Elevation

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low-grade - but escalating - battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very monotone...

  • By Cecilia Barther on 11-12-18

Fun Stories That Make You Think

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I love that Stephen King can take the absolute ordinary things in life and weave a story in such a way that you start to believe in them. Losing weight can mean something so much more when you are actually losing gravity.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Excise

  • Dr. Schwartzman, Book 2
  • By: Danielle Girard
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

Medical examiner Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman was not meant to be idle, which is why she's back at a murder scene even while reeling from recent chemotherapy treatments. Having undergone a double mastectomy, all she wants to do is dive back into her medical examiner job. It's a gruesome world, yet Schwartzman takes comfort in its science and precision. But the crime she's dealing with brings her right back to the cancer ward: the victim is her own oncologist, dead from ingesting the very chemical used to fight her disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a stand alone; listen to Exhume first!

  • By Wayne on 09-03-17

Another Excellent Storyline

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

The case behind the case is always there and leaves you hoping the next book will be available. Having gone through breast cancer with total mastectomy and chemo at a young age also made it hard to listen to so many facts about it. However, it is good to know I made the right decision with adding the antiemetic to my treatments. It is not nearly as bad as the book makes it sound. Again, excellent storyline and ties in well with the underlying story from book to book.

  • Hannah-Beast

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer McMahon
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

Thirty-four years ago, on October 31, poor Hannah Talbott took part in a scavenger hunt gone violently wrong. The mean girls made sure of it. To this day, for a haunted local mother, the most unsettling Halloween costume of all is an urban legend they call Hannah-Beast. It’s a reminder of the past she can’t forget. Especially tonight when it’s come back, so close to home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story !

  • By Anissa B. on 09-28-18

Good Twist on the Creepy Halloween Story

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I liked the flashback to mean girl days and then back to being a mom with her own daughter to deal with. Very good urban myth type story to pull you in wondering how it would end up!

  • Insomnia

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Eli Wallach
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028

Since his wife died, Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping. Each night he wakes up a bit earlier until he's barely sleeping at all. During his late-night walks, he observes some strange things going on in Derry, Maine. He sees colored ribbons streaming from people's heads, two strange little men wandering around town after dark, and more. He begins to suspect that these visions are something more than hallucinations brought on by lack of sleep.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Do yourself a favor and read this one.

  • By NanaReads on 08-30-17

I Had to Like it Because it's Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This is a strange story made even stranger by the music added in with the narration. I grew to like the narrator and his multiple voices, but I had to mark Performance down a couple stars because I was embarrassed to be listening in my car when the music screeched on, and when I say screeched I mean it. Stephen King is one of my absolute favorites so I know to expect some twists and turns and I did enjoy that about this book. No way would I have expected it to end the way it did and learn some little life lessons on aging too.

  • Malice

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

Dr. Daniel Winters has a beachfront home in Malibu, a career as a respected pediatrician, and a gorgeous new wife, Mia. For a man whose past was rife with mental illness, addiction, and thoughts of suicide, it seems too good to be true. Then Daniel learns that a fellow pediatrician and his family were found slaughtered in their home. It’s just the first chip in the facade of Daniel’s perfect life. Little by little, everything starts to fall away. At work, his career becomes at risk when he’s asked to remain silent about a dangerous new drug. At home, Mia has gone from an affectionate newlywed to a mysterious woman carefully hiding secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-01-18

I Should Have Paid More Attention

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

...to the other reviews, this story drags on with too many facts and ends up feeling like it didn't go anywhere. I now need to see if there is a sequel because I feel like I missed something. The voices were definitely overdone as another review had suggested, the baby voice and exhausted sounds were a bit over the top. Overall I did like the twists in the story that lead you to be surprised when you thought you had it figured out.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer Children

  • The Collector Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889

When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe. His parents weren’t just murdered. It was a slaughter - a rage kill like no one on the Crimes Against Children team had seen before. But they’re going to see it again. An avenging angel is meting out savage justice, and she’s far from through.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, disappointing narration

  • By Martine Castillo on 05-31-18

Very Unpredictable

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

You never know what curious angle could possibly follow the first two books in the trilogy but they have done it again with a misguided angel saving children. The characters were a little harder to follow in this story for some reason, maybe the time that has passed by, but it tied together well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bones Don't Lie

  • Morgan Dane, Book 3
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335

Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he's lived under the weight of that disappearance - until his father's car is finally dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that's risen to the surface.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad sheriff!

  • By Wayne on 03-14-18

Interesting Twisting Plot Line

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

The narration was irritating at times as she was trying too hard to imitate men or children , or emotions and being cold. I would've rather heard it just be read as a book leaving it to the listener to imagine the way a child would be saying it. However, enough about the performance - the story idea was interesting and took a couple turns, but I felt it was too drawn out at times. Too many facts thrown in. Overall, the actual story kept my interest and I will continue on with this series as long as they become available.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,250

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

It was almost like being there

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I really enjoyed the scene-setting descriptions and the unimaginable story-line. Almost Silence of the Lambs type material. Once I got the pattern of the switching of voices, it really helped me follow the story easier. This is the first two-narrator story I listened to. I look forward the next title that I already have reserved to start up!

  • A Steep Price

  • Tracy Crosswhite
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492

Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short. Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent character driven mystery!

  • By shelley on 06-27-18

Nice Closure

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

It was another interesting chapter with the twists and turns just like the other books in the series. I likes the closure even though it still leaves an opening for more.

  • The Girl in the Moss

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729

Disgraced ex-cop Angie Pallorino is determined to make a new start for herself as a private investigator. But first, she and her lover, newly promoted homicide detective James Maddocks, attempt a quiet getaway to rekindle a romance struggling in the shadows of their careers. The peace doesn’t last long when human skeletal remains are found in a nearby mossy grove. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Her issues have issues!!

  • By shelley on 08-14-18

Good Series

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

This should probably be the review on the first book so that you know to go ahead and get the other two right away. I liked the books as a series, very good continuity of characters and their life history yet each book had its own crime to solve. I don't know how the narrator kept all the characters voices on track but it was a great job in helping me follow each of them throughout the three book storyline.