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  • Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130

For twenty-five years, the trusted family doctor in a small Wyoming town had been raping and molesting the women and children who most relied on him. Mostly Mormons, the naive victims sometimes realized on their wedding nights the truth about what had happened in Dr. Story's office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible events, fascinating story.

  • By Mindy on 07-25-15

A + for true crime fans

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

This is a disturbing look into a true psychopath. Dr. Story’s unbelievable arrogance and brazen rape of these poor women. I could feel the anger rise in me many time throughout the book, the women we treated terribly by all parties. When a book can spur emotions it's a plus.

Highly recommended

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,624

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting but brutal

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 12-09-12

Amazing Gillian Flynn is sick and I love it!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

It will grab you from the very beginning. Gillian Flynn has the rare talent to make you laugh and a few minutes later cringe.

I can't wait for her next book. Well worth your credit and time.

  • Heft

  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,871

Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing--Captivating--Altering

  • By Mel on 04-19-12

Great Story Terrible Ending

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

Reviewed: 08-01-14

I loved the story it's different than anything I have ever read. Open ended books always leave me feeling empty I like to know what happens in the future.
I expected a little bit more from Keith Szarabajka. I LOVED him in the Moonlight Bay series (Seize the Night and Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz) so I may have had an unrealistic expectation.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,728

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S ALL AS LEGAL AS LOTTERY TICKETS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-06-16

Creepy and Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 06-30-14

You may never look at the ice cream man the same again (I know I don’t). Not Stephen King’s normal super natural adventure but it was still just as creepy. Very few authors can create characters that I feel like I actually know like Stephen King. Will Patton is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators (I will always miss Frank Muller). Patton did a great job. Another home run for both Stephen King and Will Patton – Loved it

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,569

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

Reminds me of the Stand

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

Reviewed: 04-07-14

I’m not sure why the other reviews are not giving this book the credit it deserves however it is a great classic Stephen King story. If you are a SK fan this is for you. In my opinion it reminds me of the Stand in a lot of ways. The sarcasm of the characters is hysterical although in a creepy kind of way. My only gripe is the accent the narrator uses for New England accent, it sounds like a British accent.

  • Needful Things

  • The Last Castle Rock Story
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589

A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless. Presented unabridged and read by the author.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but why the music?

  • By Andrew on 10-25-11

Good Story - The music almost ruined it

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

Reviewed: 02-14-14

I am new to the Stephen King experience and I love most of them and his narration makes the stories more personal somehow. Needful things gives me food for thought, it’s true in life we all have something or a memory most of us would do just about anything to have or have that time back. Again the story is good not his best in my opinion but the music is distracting and takes away from the experience.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,540

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 01-09-14

Amazing – Fantastic This book is so hard to explain the story and give it the credit it deserves (of course I’m not Stephen King). I love the Green Mile and that is as close as I can come to a comparison. I wish I hadn’t given other books 5 stars I feel like that is an insult to 11/22/63. The mind of Stephen King is something I can’t comprehend. Craig Wasson (whom I have never had the pleasure of listening to) draws you in from the first 10 minutes. Also for those of us that love a bargain a 30 hour book for 1 credit is another good reason to invest.

  • Dark Horse

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Beth McDonald
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

Tami Hoag, author of Dust to Dust, returns with "a definite winner," says Booklist. In a trailer in a Florida swamp, time is running out for Erin Seabright. A pawn in a kidnapper's terrifying game for a ransom no one can pay, her last hope is a washed-up ex-cop who has already lost it all - not once, but twice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horses and Murder

  • By Elizabeth on 12-06-03

Save your credit - Very Slow

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

Reviewed: 01-06-14

The Oak Knoll series from Tami Hoag is wonderful however this one just doesn’t measure up. The main character is difficult to like and the dialog is childish throughout. Take a pass.

  • Memoirs of a Geisha

  • By: Arthur Golden
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,130

In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect ---- in every way

  • By Amanda on 02-08-06

I would give it 10 stars

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

Reviewed: 01-06-14

There is not much I can say that hasn't been said about the story. I listen to about 5 books a week and I would put this in the top 20 of about 800 books I have listened to. I don’t have any knowledge of the Japanese or Asian cultures so this was a journey into another world literally. This is my first experence with Bernadette Dunne however she quietly draws you in and holds your attention magnificently. A MUST READ!!

  • Secrets to the Grave

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221

When Marissa is found brutally murdered, with her young daughter, Haley, resting her head on her mother's bloody breast, she sends the idyllic California town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. Already on edge with the upcoming trial of the See- No-Evil killer, residents are shocked by reports of the crime scene, which might not have been discovered for days had it not been for a chilling 911 call: a small child's voice saying, "My daddy hurt my mommy."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I do love Tami Hoag as an Author

  • By AAnderson on 04-10-11

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 01-02-14

This is a great series and a good narrator. The writing styles gives the perspective from all characters giving a better perspective and more in-depth story.

It’s interesting to remember what it was like in the 80’s (for those of us that are old enough) I tend to forget the days of not being able to get in touch with someone at any time.