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  • Dead Clown Barbecue

  • By: Jeff Strand
  • Narrated by: Andy Barker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Dead Clown Barbecue is a collection of 29 gleefully macabre tales, seven of which were written just for this collection. There’s even a brand-new one about a ventriloquist dummy. Those things creep you out, right?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gob Stopping

  • By BKS on 07-14-18

Dont waste your time

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This book was garbage could not finish the first story, don't waste your time. I would rather watch paint dry.

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  • Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2

  • By: Wrath James White, Tim Miller, Bryan Smith, and others
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79

This year brings 22 more in-your-face stories that break boundaries and trash taboos, transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck Palahniuk says). Some of the stories you'll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex, and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect. Some of these quieter tales offer the listener some time to recover from the more disturbing ones preceding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bob @ Platypire Reviews

  • By Platypire Bob on 08-23-17

Extreme Horror with some erotic horror mixed in

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Good mix of short stories with some scarier than others. Great listen during Halloween. There over 8 of these so take your pick I like them all.

  • Hearts in Atlantis

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, William Hurt
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943

All the stories in this collection from Stephen King are related to the Vietnam War. King fans will recognize echoes of The Dark Tower series in the collection's first story, "Low Men in Yellow Coats." As the characters develop over the next four stories, King's version of the Vietnam War becomes one of his most frightening tales ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching, Funny - Amazingly well written and read.

  • By Steve A. on 01-15-03

4 Novellas with same characters through out

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

1. Low men in yellow coats: For Dark tower lovers this is a great book with great characters, dont judge by the movie that left off the dark tower parts.

2. Hearts in Atlantis: Read by King its was also a great book about obsessive college students

3. Blind Willie: great plot twist on Character from Low Men

4. The last two are both tied to each other.

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,051

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Out there novel with a crazy ending

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

This is one of his books that follows character development and gets you involved in the characters lives before all hell breaks loose. Great listen

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,660
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,950

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The soil of a man's heart is stonier. A man

  • By Tj on 04-10-18

Read this in College and its still creepy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Great narration and still just as scary as when I read this 25 years ago. If your new to Stephen King this is a must listen to.

  • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby, Luke Daniels, Peter Berkrot, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Though perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than 100 short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams collects 10 of the best. In "Autofac," Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. "Exhibit Piece" and "The Commuter" feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Enjoy P K

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-29-18

Liked most of the stories

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

If you want background to the new series on prime then its worth your while. First you must understand that the stories are not Dick's originals but other authors re-imagining his stories.

  • The Junkie Quatrain

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,672

Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An awesome set of vignettes

  • By Tango on 04-20-13

Not one of Peter Clines better books

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Not a fan of books where instead of calling them zombies they call them something else. Calling them junkie's makes it confusing. had hard time getting past first hour.

  • Maestra

  • By: L. S. Hilton
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 385

By day, Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house. By night, she's a hostess at one of the capital's notorious champagne bars, although her work there pales against her activities on nights off. Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She's transformed her accent and taught herself about wine and the correct use of a dessert fork, not to mention the art of discretion. She's learned to be a good girl.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weird doesn’t even begin to cover it…

  • By Olivia on 06-28-16

Good thriller but plot has holes that need filling

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

The graphic sex depictions seem thrown in but don't seem to add to the plot, The main story of swapping and stealing art is good but the character takes leaps of knowledge that is not told to you and then acts on it. It leave you at times wondering if you missed something in the telling. If looking for an erotic thriller, the it is erotic at times to the over the top gross end.

  • Johannes Cabal The Necromancer

  • By: Jonathan L. Howard
  • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034

Johannes Cabal, a brilliant scientist and notorious snob, is single-mindedly obsessed in heart and soul with raising the dead. Well, perhaps not soul.... He hastily sold his years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. But now, tormented by a dark secret, he travels to the fiery pits of Hell to retrieve it. Satan, who is incredibly bored these days, proposes a little wager: Johannes has one year to persuade 100 people to sign over their souls, or he will be damned forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece Comedy

  • By Guillermo on 06-19-10

Its Fun trying to Cheat the Devil

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Johannes tries to get his soul back by following a wager with the devil. Has some good tongue in cheek humor and a great ending. Worth the credit

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,636

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-31-18

Stephen and his son write great together

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Great plot of a sleeping virus that effect all women and how men go crazy when left alone.

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