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patrick boggs

Terre Haute,IN USA
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  • The Cabin at the End of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 482

The Bram Stoker award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door. Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Problems

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-30-18

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Interesting start but it never became more than a mediocre story. Read his Head Full of Ghost instead.

  • Alien: Covenant Origins

  • The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying 2,000 colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is a make-or-break investment for the corporation - and for the future of all mankind. Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good preview into earth

  • By bringdapain on 11-24-17

Alien: Convent Origins: The Bureaucracy

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story- It was trivial and almost everything that was interesting was dispensable to the main story.

What was most disappointing about Alan Dean Foster’s story?

It was boring.

Which scene was your favorite?

There is a scene that discusses the android David and the newer android Walter.

Could you see Alien: Covenant Origins being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

I don't believe there was enough excitement in the story. It had several dead-ends/red herrings that really weren't that interesting.

  • Quantum Night

  • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 490

Experimental psychologist Jim Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Jim is shocked to discover that he has lost his memories of six months of his life from 20 years previously - a dark time during which he himself committed heinous acts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Discombobulated, but interesting

  • By Keith on 03-21-16

Good writer, horrible book

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

What would have made Quantum Night better?

Less politics. Better, more fleshed-out characters. At least one likable character that wasn't so boring and flat as to be merely a place-holder.

What was most disappointing about Robert. J. Sawyer’s story?

The story meandered and was mired in one-sided politics.

What does Scott Aiello bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His presentation was well-metered and his voice and is very easy to listen to without getting in the way of the story.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Just the narrator.

Any additional comments?

I've read quite a few of Robert Sawyer's books and have really liked most. If you were looking for a Robert Sawyer to read I would suggest the Neanderthal Parallax trilogy or Flash Forward.

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  • The Scarlet Gospels

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

The Scarlet Gospels takes listeners back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry D'Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes, faces off against his formidable and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker devotees have been waiting for The Scarlet Gospels with baited breath for years, and it's everything they've begged for and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Guys, I have a great idea for character voices...

  • By Jim Fenner on 06-03-15

Not Good

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

Would you try another book from Clive Barker and/or John Lee?

Not from John Lee. His voices of different people are often cartoonish.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

This book ends with a fizzle instead of a bang. Clive just seems to be wrapping up some pieces in his more popular storylines.

How could the performance have been better?

More realistic voicings.

Could you see The Scarlet Gospels being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

It would make a horrible movie. Once you show hell, you remove a lot of the scare of it.

Any additional comments?

I was disappointed because this book deals with two of my favorite Clive Barker characters. They both are shown to be amazingly dismal characters.

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  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,839

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Great book. Had not read SK in a long time and had forgot how good he is. It was cool to see what became of Danny Torrance. Some good scared but some great drama. Will Patton was the choice to read. Really enhanced the whole story

  • The End of the Story

  • Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Book 1
  • By: Clark Ashton Smith
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper, Allan Robertson, Joe Knezevich, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Published in chronological order, with extensive story and bibliographic notes, this series not only provides access to stories that have been out of print for years, but gives them a historical and social context. Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive "preferred text" for Smith's entire body of work.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you love craft. Then this is for you!

  • By josh on 02-02-16

Mostly wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 12-23-15

Some of the stories felt a bit incomplete, but that is understanable for what is being presented. Much of this is full and wonder of the fantastic and weird.