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  • Blue Lights, Bitter Roots: a short horror story

  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Millions of threads so thin as to be invisible, so vaporous as to be ductile, drift through the classroom, emitting a chill and leaving a sense of unease. Hidden deep in their cloaks, the Blue Lights analyze the odors that cling to the individual cells of every child, from the top of each little head to the bottom of their ticklish feet and every dark secret place in between, from their gathering brains to their blood-soaked spleens. One girl feels dizzy; one boy throws up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story!

  • By Anna Hazelrigg on 10-19-18

Unique horror story, very good.

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Lovely prose writing and vivid imagery, as usual from this author. Pretty trippy too; I wasn't able to fully grasp the whole thing, but I suspect it was supposed to turn into a kind of fever-dream. Excellent listen in any case!

  • The Invisible Carrier: A Bigfoot Horror Story

  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: JD Kelly
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

People are dying in the Northwest area of the United States and Canada from a terrible plague. The small towns bordering the forests have been hit the hardest, and no matter how closely the citizens follow the quarantine protocols, somehow the illness keeps spreading. It makes no sense, the towns are remote and isolated and the only thing they have in common are the vast, interconnected forests. It is almost as if it is being spread by an animal, but that theory doesn’t hold water. They know that the virus can only be spread by animals similar to humans…like a primate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Only chapter one!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 09-18-18

Good premise!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I'm a sucker for a good disease thriller. This is an interesting premise. A good listen while you're out squatching! I'll certainly listen to the full novel when it comes out.

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  • The Girl with Atypical Eyes

  • A Short Horror Story
  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Barbara Nevins Taylor
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Life played its horrible games with the girl. As she grew up she devised clever places to hide - inside and outside of her mind. She was tricked by her own illusions; she was caught in traps of her own creation. It began with a kidnapping, a locked room, and the broken doll that was more than a plaything…and always, in the shadows, the dangerous painting from her past waited, threatening to expose her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good short story!

  • By Anna Hazelrigg on 10-19-18

Very dark, but great!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Very dark subject matter here. Written from the perspective of a girl who's been through some nasty stuff and had to cope with it. Really well-written, and a moving piece. Dona Fox stories always paint a vivid picture in my mind. Very good narrator too!

  • Resurrection

  • Tatterdemon Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

In 1691, the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her; they shot her; they hung her - but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive, Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root, flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom, but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Tattered Tatterdemalion transforms terror

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-03-18

Another great one!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Can't wait to hear what happens next! Not a stand-alone book, you definitely need to listen to the first one beforehand. But this series is well-worth the time.

  • The Methuselah Gene

  • By: Jonathan Lowe
  • Narrated by: Tim Lundeen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Meet Alan Dyson, a research scientist experimenting with the longevity effects of a newly discovered bristlecone pine tree gene. He thinks he's being watched and followed. He's right. When his secret formula is stolen, and all notes are wiped from his computer, his friend--the firm's computer programmer--secretly tracks the thief to a P.O. Box in Zion, Iowa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the ticket, take the ride.

  • By Brian on 01-25-15

Great book, all around!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Fantastic writing in this one. The author really knows his craft. A lot of interesting real-life issues come into the spotlight in this thriller, which I think readers will really appreciate. Other than that, it's a great story with great characters. A very well-executed novel!

  • How to Get Good

  • Perfect Practice When Things Are Imperfect
  • By: Paul How
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Paul How guides you on what to expect once you commit to learning, with all its ups and downs, so that you can optimize the experience. The first section of the book examines the mindset necessary to acquire a skill, emphasizing processes rather than results. Next, the book delves into techniques for better memorization of your subject matter. The final section on "Action" discusses how to best apply what you've learned in order to lessen anxiety and maximize enjoyment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Genius advice from a guy who knows...

  • By Geoff on 09-04-18

Genius advice from a guy who knows...

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Whatever you're into, music, writing, any craft that takes some doing to really improve at, you'll find an excellent mindset in this book that translates to any art you desire to get good at. If you need a handrail for your climb into artistic fulfillment, let this book be your guide. You WILL get good. Highly recommended!

  • Sword Dude 2

  • By: Kent Hill
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Every cheap little barbarian movie deserves a sequel. But abiding by the laws of straight-to-video sword and sorcery, the sequel doesn’t always continue the story. They’re crazier, funny, and often far removed from the mythology laid down by the film which preceded them. So, in keeping with this formula comes Sword Dude 2. The continuing adventures of the hero also known as the Dude of Swords. He’s back, by popular demand, fighting, killing, playing it cool, and saving the girl in this phantasmagoric romp into realms fantastic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody good fun!

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-05-18

Ferociously paced

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

This was interesting. Unique. It was kind of like listening to a wacky litrpg on fast-forward. It's a crazy one. If you like crazy, irreverent, just-plain-fun listens, with plenty of faceless deaths and gratuitous bodily functions, I can safely recommend this one!

  • Black Shadows Under a Blood Moon

  • A Horror Short Story
  • By: Roma Gray
  • Narrated by: JD Kelly
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

One by one, cities have been falling to a terrorist attack. No one can stop the terrorists or figure out where the next attack will take place. All that is known is when the attacks start, the strange gas the terrorists use turns the moon a blood red, and black shadows of men and women are seen, slinking among the buildings. Yet, somehow, not a single survivor has managed to provide a solid description of the people attacking their towns. Most contribute this to the mysterious gas that seems to put the residence into a temporary psychotic state, but what if it’s something more than that? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy short story!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-20-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Roma Gray is a scary one. I like to look for a message to talk about, but this one's just plain creepy. And contrary to popular belief, duct tape can't fix everything. I'm gonna go hide somewhere now!
Excellent horror short, and well-performed!

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  • Crawl Space

  • A Short Horror Story
  • By: Dona Fox
  • Narrated by: Caroline Downs
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Claustrophobic, disturbing, and creepy. A lost girl is kidnapped and held for years by a dangerous man. Her doll takes the brunt of his abuse in place of the girl. Then the man is killed in a bloody and brutal attack. Now she must protect her own child from the jealous, intrusive, and sometimes vicious toy. Who will survive when they enter the crawl space under the house?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly Creepy

  • By peacemaker on 08-13-18

Tickle time!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Creepy little short. Good narration. Very evocative - this author knows how to paint a creepy picture. Check it out!

  • Revenant: Book one of the Tatterdemon Trilogy

  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In 1691 the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her, they shot her, they hung her - but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root, flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom, but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-09-18

I'm hooked!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Great start of a trilogy, look forward to the rest of them. Finally, a really unique horror premise. Also very well-written. I always enjoy this author's work. Recommended!