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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,332

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull for a S.K. book.

  • By raybaker23 on 02-01-19

Another great King book!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

...and another great Will Patton performance!
Loved hearing from Holly Gibney again. Like hearing from an old friend.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Tower

  • The Dark Tower VII
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,909
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,159

All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing - a must have..

  • By Lori on 11-30-04

I have no words...but...Brilliance!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

This had everything a Stephen King book has... Great description, great characters, great story... It's been a long journey finishing seven books but they were great from the first word to the last.

  • Wolves of the Calla

  • Dark Tower V
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,180

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Followers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers; and Oy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By Ronald on 12-05-03

Not the best of the 7..but still pretty awesome.

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

This is still an awesome Dark Tower story, don't get me wrong...but of all the books so far...this one is my least favorite. Lots of side stories having nothing really to do with the Ka Tet of Roland. Can't wait for the next one...and the movie!

  • The Dark Tower II

  • The Drawing of the Three
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,742

In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Megan on 08-09-16

Love these books!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

I waited and waited to start these books. I couldn't shake the judgement that this story was a western. It just seemed that way. Its nothing like what i thoufht though. My sister and brother were so caught up in this series and loved it.
I'm so glad they let me get to it on my own time. It allowed me to be curious about it without being pushed into it. I can't wait to read the rest!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blaze

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard Bachman, Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 890

Blaze is the story of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr., of the crimes committed against him and the crimes he commits, including his last, the kidnapping of a baby heir worth millions. Blaze has been a slow thinker since childhood, when his father threw him down the stairs and then threw him down again. After escaping an abusive institution for boys when he was a teenager, Blaze hooks up with George, a seasoned criminal who thinks he has all the answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

forget the negative reviewers

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

I I don't know what those other reviewers are talking about. people saying that some stories don't need to be shared or every story doesn't need to have a listener... Just cuz this story isn't a horror story or not paranormal doesn't mean that it can't be a good story. I liked it. Sure.. like Stephen King himself said, it took a big idea from Of Mice and Men, but it still is a great story. It made you feel for a guy that didn't actually exist so it did its job.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Story

  • By: Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130

For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past - and get away with murder. Peter Straub's classic best seller is a work of "superb horror" ( Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time - and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story! The Best of Peter Straub

  • By Jaimie on 07-17-12

Good story but seemed quite padded.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

I like Peter Straub for sure, but it does seem like in both times I've read one of his stories, although the stories were great, there are times where I toyed with not finishing it. Some of the stuff setting up the characters kind of takes a while and it almost gets to the point where it's not worth it. But once you do get through it then you know the characters and you like it and you're invested. I know other writers that still develop the characters well and you care about them but you're interested from the get-go. So I don't know what exactly could be done about that but maybe in future endeavors into Peter Straub I will get the Abridged versions. Good story though. I remember seeing the movie when I was really little and it freaked me out so I wanted to read the book. The Book of course as usual is much better. I could see nobody else playing the role of Sears James then John Houseman though. Great job! Great actor!

  • Psycho USA

  • Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

In the horrifying annals of American crime, the infamous names of brutal killers such as Bundy, Dahmer, Gacy, and Berkowitz are writ large in the imaginations of a public both horrified and hypnotized by their monstrous, murderous acts. But for every celebrity psychopath who's gotten ink for spilling blood, there's a bevy of all-but-forgotten homicidal fiends studding the bloody margins of US history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • True crime enthusiast's dream

  • By Athelsten on 08-24-17

Great historical value in the knowledge.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

I loved all the information and the narrator had a pleasing enough voice, but what really annoyed me was his lack of knowledge on pronunciation. There were a few spots where the grammar was incorrect but that could have been in the book, something that got passed the editor, but his pronunciation of certain things was awful. Certain things specifically that he repeated throughout that chapter just graded on my nerves.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Stories

  • All-New Tales
  • By: Neil Gaiman (author and editor), Al Sarrantonio (editor), Joe Hill, and others
  • Narrated by: Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 471

The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something for Everyone

  • By Nicole on 05-24-17

Not at all what I expected..in a bad way.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

All the stories gave detail and all that, building up some of the endings.. but then when it ended it left me asking either what happened to a certain person or thing, why did it end like that you still don't know what's happening, or just: there's no point to that story and it ended in the middle of nowhere.

I got it because I figured the Joe Hill story would at least be good and it kind of was but it just read like a Greek tragedy and not any kind of suspenseful scary weird story. Disappointed.

The description of this book says that they're all stories of supernatural or paranormal or weird background, but I don't know if I even consider that to be a factual statement. Some of them had weird aspects to them but then they just ended in the middle of nowhere and left you wondering why you even bothered.

I did not like this book some of the stories were amusing while you are in it but then they would just end & you're like, why did it end like that what happened to this person, what happened to this item, what happened to the people that the story took time to introduce to you.

Lame.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,043
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,034

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Kate Mulgrew's reading makes this book what it is.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

the voice and she gives to the different people in this book is amazing. You wonder if the other actually had these kind of voices in mind when he was writing these characters and writing their dialogue.
This Book is pretty amazing though. It does to Christmas what Jaws did to the water.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful