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  • The House of Long Shadows

  • House of Souls, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

Kevin Taylor is an Internet-famous handyman on a mission: Find a house and renovate it in 30 days. By flipping a derelict house in a month's time and chronicling the entire thing on video for his online subscribers, he seeks to become a star. The problems that plague this property will require more than elbow grease to fix, however. Shadows throughout the home are distorted, and an enigmatic trespasser keeps showing up in his footage. Worse still are the hideous voices that issue from otherwise empty rooms in the dead of night.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dry

  • By Donna Johnson on 08-21-18

Another Great Novel by Ambrose Ibsen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

I have yet to be disappointed by Ambrose Ibsen! I'm looking forward to the next book of the series. I'm assuming this is the beginning of a series.
This was a good ghost story (ghost stories are my favorites), and had me waiting what was going to happen next.
The real surprise was the ending! Very unexpected, and I never even had a clue of the outcome! Always great when I'm caught off guard!

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Amherst Burial Ground

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 9
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Amherst, New Hampshire, is known for its lush landscapes and pastoral beauty. It's also the home of The One, a hideous little ghost boy named Samson, who's been dead for centuries and feeds off the life force of the living. His smile is as alluring as he is deadly. Now, Shane Ryan must destroy him before Samson grants the Watchers eternal life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well done Series!!

  • By carol villalobos on 06-24-18

Great Novel!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I've very much so enjoyed this entire series! I guess this is the finale. If it's ever offered as a complete collection, I will certainly purchase and enjoy it again, and most likely even more, as I won't lose track of characters.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves ghost stories, but be sure to start at the beginning of the series!

  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,903

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

Great Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-18

This was an excellent read (or listening, Audible in my case), it was well worth my cost (I refuse to buy audio books that are less than 8 hours in length), and it kept me hooked. I never disclose any book parts or spoilers, but this was absolutely fascinating. It somewhat reminded me of the old movie, "House on Haunted Hill", as the characters were all sought out to stay at the house based on their writing similarities..
Of course, as much as I would love to see the perfect ending in any book, ALL the good guys didn't win. I still enjoyed the storyline, the writing style, and the narrator. I hope to see more books as good or better by Scott Thomas in the future.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Slater Mill

  • Berkley Street Series, Book 7
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

A soul weary Shane Ryan has physical and emotional scars - souvenirs of his gruesome occupation. His latest job is in Nashua, a sleepy little upstate New Hampshire town that's been awakened by a rampage of murders in Slater Mill. The body count is escalating at an alarming rate. The police have no motive or suspects in the grisly killings and the residents are scared! As he prepares to leave for Slater Mill, Shane is visited by an old acquaintance whose timing couldn't be worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the previous story

  • By goddessjupi on 05-24-17

Great Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-17

I enjoyed Slater Mill, as I have entire Berkley Street series . So far, I have found that Ron Ripley is a very good writer of ghost stories. Right off hand, I cannot think of a poorly written story among the many books I've read of Mr. Ripley.

  • The Neighbors

  • By: Ania Ahlborn
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 193

Welcome to Magnolia Lane. It’s not exactly a little slice of heaven, but in the backwater town of Creekside, Kansas, it’s the best a jobless supermarket clerk like Andrew Morrison can do. After sacrificing a normal childhood, a decent education, and true love to look after his alcoholic mother, he’s finally breaking free and living his own life — but in the squalid house he’s sharing with a former childhood friend, the living isn’t exactly easy. Plus, there’s something about the chipper, all-American couple next door that’s just downright creepy. However, that doesn’t keep Drew from accepting a job as their handyman — or surrendering to the wiles of perfect housewife Harlow Ward, a woman who always gets what she wants. Drew, like a string of hapless young men before him, doesn’t realize he’s dancing with a devil — one dressed to the nines in high heels and pearls.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing

  • By RMM on 12-22-18

Great as always

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Ania Alborn has great writing skills. I hope she continues to write such good books.

  • The Sick House

  • The Ulrich Files, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

Dr. Siegfried Klein has vanished on a mysterious pilgrimage to an abandoned infirmary in the ghost-town of Moonville. The locals in the surrounding areas are tight-lipped, hostile to outsiders. Local legend has it that the old Sick House is packed with spirits, none of them friendly, and that to set foot in it is to enter Hell itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grossly Enjoyable Reading

  • By Sandra L. Almo on 04-28-16

Grossly Enjoyable Reading

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-16

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Sick House. It caught my attention very early into the book, for some reason. I think perhaps I could relate to the P.I.'s character, which seldom happens. The story was not overly gruesome and had the right amount of suspense along with some humor and notable characters. I look forward to reading more books by A. Ibsen.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Attic

  • By: Derek Prior
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

It was the place they stored the junk no one wanted anymore: discarded toys, baby clothes, and ancient secrets from forgotten generations. But when contagion turns Wesley Harding's world insane, and horror enters his home, the attic is the last place left to hide. At nine years old, he finds himself alone in the dark, amid heaped-up piles of the familiar and the unknown. Gunshots and howls punctuate the thunderstorm outside. Crashes and groans come from below.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • little strange<br />

  • By patti on 12-31-17

Okay for a Short Story about Zommbies

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-16

I bought this Audio book by accident. I must not have read the description well. I don't care for zombie stories, nor do I like short stories. But I did finish it, and it was alright for a book that does not interest me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brother

  • By: Ania Ahlborn
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it's served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don't knock on their door. Which is a good thing, seeing what's buried in the Morrows' backyard. But 19-year-old Michael Morrow isn't like the rest of his family. He doesn't take pleasure in the screams that echo through the trees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very messed up book!

  • By Stoney on 12-17-15

Great Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-16

I enjoyed this Audio book immensely. It was the written in the style I've always loved. Great storyline, but tragic at the same time. I hope to find many more similar books like this one.

  • Cold Hollow

  • By: Emilie J. Howard
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

The Barner family relocates to Cold Hollow, a quaint town nestled in a Vermont mountain range. They find it to be quite charming, and the inhabitants endearing, except for a few residents. Odd laws are enforced, confrontations begin, and insanity reigns as a madman sits upon his imaginary throne, trying to keep the threads of his dream from unraveling. Will Sophia and Angus Barner be able to protect their children from the malevolence that lurks within the small township?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Story - Love the twists! no zombies

  • By Daniel Abrams on 01-31-18

Interesting and Dynamic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-16

This book was a catchy read, with a fresh twist. Shorter than I typically like my books to be, but sufficient, as it didn't continue to draw the story out needlessly. I enjoyed it very much.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Sister's Grave

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,255

Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good...

  • By Rebecca on 10-18-15

Great Book!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-16

This was a very enjoyable Audio book. It had my attention from the beginning, which is not an easy thing for me. Anyone who likes mysteries should enjoy this book.