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  • Night of 1,000 Beasts

  • By: John Palisano
  • Narrated by: Scottie Calif
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

During the longest night of the century in Deer Springs, Colorado, the native creatures turn into the hunters, targeting a group of vacationers, and turning their winter vacation into a living hell. From Bram Stoker Award-winning author John Palisano comes his most suspenseful book to date! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1,000 thumbs up!

  • By Thomas on 10-12-18

An instant classic!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Remember when SciFi channel used to run creature features on Thursday nights? Thats what this book is like. Its gory and fast paced, full of dark humor and neck breaking twists.
The plot is sort of The Purge: Animal Edition. The beasts of the woods rise up to do unto us what we do to them, including; boiling alive, hunting in skin camoflauge, "dog" fighting and bow hunting.
This book goes to some, shall we say, twisted places, so Calif (formerly of such literature as 'Hucow the Moo Cow' under the pseudonym Peter Stewart, and Witch Switch under the Calif name) is a perfect choice of narrator. Her often allof, gallows humor had me in stitches, while her nail biting realness kept me engaged and sympathetic with the characters as they raced through the darkest night of the century. She even starts singing about vodka at one point!
Night of 1,000 Beasts is a quick listen, but a real bang for your buck.

  • Jocasta: The Mother-Wife of Oedipus

  • By: Victoria Grossack, Alice Underwood
  • Narrated by: Sally Stewart
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Young and beautiful, born to a powerful family, Jocasta is destined to become Queen of Thebes. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she cannot save her firstborn child from her husband's wrath. Left alone on the throne after her husband's death, she must contend with the dangerous Sphinx and contrive a plan to protect her city. Charmed by a foreign prince, she does not know she is falling in love with her own son....   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • phenomenal

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-27-18

phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Wow! Just wow. This retelling is spell binding. Whether you know the story ready or not, you won't be able to put this one down. The writing is spell binding. I can't get these characters or the very real feeling setting out of my head.

The narration is a little touch and go at first, but she really finds her stride after the first couple chapters. Dynamic and enchanting.

If you're a fan of historical fiction, mythology and epic story telling, you can't pass this book up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Freespire Nights

  • Steampunk Noir Fantasy Erotica
  • By: Nobilis Reed
  • Narrated by: Scottie Calif
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Magic has almost entirely disappeared from the world, leaving dwarves, elves, humans, and half-breeds like Drella to make their way in Freespire, a city of steam, clockwork, and intrigue. These three stories chronicle her wild, sexy adventures with crimelords and mad scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid fantasy story

  • By Thomas on 07-04-18

More fun than your average erotica

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I liked the world building, the characters felt real, gritty and fun, and the narrator really sells the main character. She's sort of a Jessica Jones meets Harry Dresden type. Definitely worth the listen.

  • At Knit's End

  • Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
  • By: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Like golfing, fishing, and gardening, knitting is an obsession. It's an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment - not to mention heaps of yarn you really think you'll knit someday. The first step toward recovery is getting help - and having a good laugh at your compulsion. At Knit's End is a wicked and wickedly funny fix for any knitter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raise your needles and say "Yay!"

  • By S on 08-22-10

Hysterical

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

This book is none stop laughs. I thoroughly enjoyed every chapter and whitisism. If you're a knitter you'll deeply resonate with the light hearted comedy and real to life situations, like children who will develop a wool allergy just to spite you.

  • The Book of Speculation

  • A Novel
  • By: Erika Swyler
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,312

Simon Watson, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home - a house, perched on the edge of a bluff, that is slowly crumbling toward the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, works for a traveling carnival reading tarot cards and seldom calls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I lost myself in this book

  • By Barb Freman on 07-30-15

absolutely magical

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

This story is fresh while still rooted in history. I enjoyed the circus magic on every page and the narrative has a real sense of showmanship. The characters feel so real and lively. This book is a real treat for lovers of history, folktales, and books.

  • The Knitting Fairy

  • A Crabapple Yarns Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jaime Marsman
  • Narrated by: Cathy Schrecongost
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Molly Stevenson rather expected her new job at Crabapple Yarns to be deadly boring...but somehow she just didn't expect the "deadly" part to be quite so literal. After all, what could possibly be more sweet and innocent than a yarn store and a bunch of ladies knitting?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great writing, robotic narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-21-17

Great writing, robotic narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

I really enjoyed the wit and humor of this story. I just wish a human being had read it instead of this text to speech app pretending to be a narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Water Knife

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,839
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,834

In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg breaker, assassin, and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel "cuts" water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet while the poor get nothing but dust.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The fight for water in a drought fueled apocalypse

  • By Lore on 09-24-15

Stunning

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

This book is an emersice trip into our not so distant future. The story is as haunting as it is intreging.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,902

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joanne Froggatt 💕

  • By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

This book is an emotional rollarcoaster. It kept me guessing right up until the end. Any fan of "who done it" mysteries and crime dramas will enjoy this twisting, twisted tale.

  • The Yarn Whisperer

  • My Unexpected Life in Knitting
  • By: Clara Parkes
  • Narrated by: Clara Parkes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

In The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends, adventure, privacy, disappointment, love, and celebration, she hits upon the universal truths that drive knitters to create and explores the ways in which knitting can be looked at as a metaphor for so many other things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful from start to finish

  • By Beth E. on 06-08-16

meh

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Heavy on the memoir, light on the knitting. I wasn't particularly moved by this life telling.

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but Brittle

  • By AR on 02-17-17

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

This is an accessible, hysterical and informative book. Even if you have no interest in Denmark, you'll still find enjoyable trivia and a unique perspective on life.