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  • Hex

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,092

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened, or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Story...Odd Narrator

  • By Mr. Richard Smith on 08-08-16

Disturbing

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Very interesting and riveting story, which made me listen to the end, although I really have to admit that often enough I found the rather detailed description of some scenes very disturbing. And at no point in time would I have foreseen the end of this story and am rather stunned still (just ended it ;))... Not to spoil it I will not comment on that further.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Eaton

  • By: John K. Addis
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,153

Spanning over 100 years of mid-Michigan history, The Eaton tells the story of Sam Spicer, a young entrepreneur who purchases the dilapidated Michigan Central Railroad Depot in Eaton Rapids with the dream of opening a hot new martini bar. But when he and his friends discover an abandoned underground hotel directly beneath the property, they must discover what happened to the original guests—before their own time runs out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary but explicitly gruesome

  • By AnnM on 10-09-16

Great beginning and story idea

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

What made the experience of listening to The Eaton the most enjoyable?

I loved the narration and performance!!

Any additional comments?

I loved the beginning, the set up, the plot itself. But then, over the course of listening, I really had to push myself to finish the listening... it got very bloody and gruesome... I know that the gruesome is part of the story, but after that great beginning I was hoping for a continued run of the idea, and where it might take us...
Instead very soon you get an idea how it will end, what the only possible ending can be... There sure is a twist to the story, so I will leave it at that, so to not spoil it dor anyone, but - I was hoping for more after that great start.

43 of 47 people found this review helpful

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,755

Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital, where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over - she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

I had some trouble getting into the story... Most likely because the narration did not really grip me and a lot of times I had a hard time focusing on the story if I tried to listen while doing something that needed attention too (baking and such). But I love the voice and the way how Tamara Lovatt-Smith carries you through the story, she has a good voice and now - after listening to the whole story it will be hard for me to find a new book.
I love love love the story... I normally would rather listen to quite different stories but for some reason that title caught my eye and so I bought it.
And I did not regret it one minute. So many moments I (a mother and wife myself) can identify and connect with. It made me laught sometime, sometimes rather sad and a lot of times I though... "O boy, better check my attitude ;). I am not good or experienced with writing reviews (you never would probably guessed 😂), but what I want to say: I really can recommend this book and hope you will like it as much as I did!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones

  • Jason Crane, Book 2
  • By: Richard Gleaves
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

The Headless Horseman has risen and rides. Jason Crane is the Horseman's target. But Jason must stay and fight, to protect those he loves. For Sleepy Hollow is falling to evil. Now Jason Crane lives under a tyrannical guardian. Jason Crane must descend into fearful darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the first!

  • By E. Taylor on 09-21-17

Love it

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

Very capturing and interesting. I had a hard time stopping between for breaks ;), but have to admit that I found the end rather sudden. Which does not influence at all my all over impression of this audio book though - I am glad, I was able to listen to it, absolute awesome performance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Omens

  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886

Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would be better with one narrator

  • By blackdog on 09-13-13

Absolut a highlight!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I listen to a lot of audio books since I cannot read as much any more as I used to and I love reading and am stuck at home a lot. After a while its getting frustrating to find a book that is not only acceptable in its language for me but also in its rating.
I did not have any issues here with "Omens". Its wonderful narrated by Carine and Mozhan and with the changes in the narration very easy to follow and interesting enough, to not get to monotone.
The story itself had me in its grip right after the start - as much so, that I found myself just listening and not being able to do anything else, since it would distract me :).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful