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  • Cemetery of Angels 2014 Edition

  • The Ghost Stories of Noel Hynd, Book 2
  • By: Noel Hynd
  • Narrated by: Time Winters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Bill and Rebecca Moore are an ordinary middle-aged couple raising two children in suburban Connecticut when an unsuccessful attempt on Rebecca's life by a mysterious stranger leaves her with an extreme case of post-traumatic stress. To help her recover, Bill suggests a move to southern California where they buy and renovate an old house in a posh neighborhood. It seems, however, that the house hosts a particularly persistent ghost named Ronny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love a good ghost story!!!!

  • By Sheltiebear on 01-19-19

I love a good ghost story!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I felt the characters were very easy to follow with the details provided in the story and the voices used by the narrator. When the children go missing you can feel her deep emotion but wonder if I would handle a ghost speaking to me even if there was something magical about the voice???

  • Final Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Riley Sager
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,128

Ten years ago college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to - a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking twists and turns

  • By S. Winchester on 07-18-17

Good Storyline Bold Characters

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

You think you have it figured out, but you don't. You think you know these characters, but you don't.

  • The First Phone Call from Heaven

  • A Novel
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,582

The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul - Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heaven Calling...............

  • By tooonce72 on 11-20-13

A little predictable but feel-good

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Between ghost stories and thrillers I like to throw in a book that reminds me that they aren't all stuck between worlds. It also made feel however, that I would be saddened by getting that call. Mixed emotions but that is what you expect from Mitch Albom. I also love that fact that he read the book and you could feel the importance of the words he chose in the tone of his voice.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,973

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Hard to say "I enjoyed" the story.

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Great story that sadly feels historically realistic. The characters were portrayed very well and easy to follow. You can almost envision the scenes like a play. I took one star off because it was hard to hear the whispering so rather than turning it up, listen in a very quiet room.

  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,679

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

A Ghost Story with Creepy Current Century Timing

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

This has the "this could happen to me" feel to it. Well written and holds your attention to the very end. Will they live longer than the bad purchase lasts? The way you live your life could change after you read this book...or maybe not, since even bad choices in life have two sides to the story.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,259
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,270

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

LOVE a good ghost story!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Now this is what you expect to feel when you read a story in this genre. Chills run across your skin and your brain plays games with you thinking about it long after you have read it. Never overlook the power of the shadows and the trees!

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  • The Punished

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kyle Carpenter
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Some have been in the cursed house for years, their minds warped into insanity by the fear and pain. Curt is new and can't understand why no one speaks and why the only sounds come from the night. He wonders what it is that comes out of the basement when the sun goes down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bleeping Wow!!

  • By Joseph on 01-21-16

Good creepy story but was it rated "T"

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

I think this was a creepy story but I felt like it was written for teens. I have to figure out how that is identified. The sweet teen love scenes were cute but not my thing. I wanted a scary ghost story, which this certainly had the base for and is worth a listen. I just got tired of his little girl voices and found it hard to think scary.

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,745
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,749

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One Listener's *Meh* is Another's Listener's *Wow*

  • By Mel on 01-01-15

Could have fooled me....

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

There were telltale signs I was listening to the writing of Stephen King, but it felt like the last 4 or 5 written pages it finally became the story that was hiding underneath.

  • The Silent Corner

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197

"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense, well-written

  • By Townsend on 10-19-17

Definitely a Suspense Novel

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

You will need to keep guessing as you go if you don't pay attention to the character names. It gets pretty in depth and switches around a lot, but worth keeping focused to the very end to see who comes out alive in the end.

  • There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 3
  • By: Edgar Cantero
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 223

 

It’s bad enough that its venom-dripping chelicerae can slice through flesh like warm butter. Worse? It’s right there under the bunk. It’s a fact now. To make it through the night, the children must obey the rules: don’t get out of bed, stay out of the shadows, and don’t wake the beast. But as the threats multiply, so do the rules of survival. And with the safety of dawn still hours away, the fun is just beginning.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ruined by narrator

  • By gcgart79 on 09-27-18

I shouldn't really leave a comment<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

struggle to finish not really in my kind of story. there should be a warning that it's a kids book