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  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,393

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
  • THIS is what Audible was made for!

  • By Nate_D on 04-03-18

journey to madness

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Stephen King is the master of the Horror and has always been my favorite authors.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • And Never Let Her Go

  • Thomas Capano, the Deadly Seducer
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Melissa Leo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

From America's most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking, real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation, and emotional deception by her charming and successful -- but ultimately deadly -- lover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ann Rule never disappoints...

  • By gtpammie on 01-07-13

ive listened to this audio book about fifty times

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

the narrator is great she really makes you feel what annie must have went through.

  • Hope

  • A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
  • By: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan, and others
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Marisol Ramirez, Arthur Morey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,356

On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland area home and called 911, saying: "Help me, I'm Amanda Berry.... I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years." A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained in the basement. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A moving read.

  • By caroline on 04-28-15

this so easily could have been me!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

great story told from all sides of point of views.
the reason i say this could have easily been me is when i was about 14/15 i was walking down town to a summer youth job and this guy kept trying to get me to go into his house. it scared me so badly his house looked dark, windows boarded up. i told my mom and dad my dad went down there than went to the cops....the guy was literally gone (moved) within a week. hearing their stories has given me horrible nightmares.

  • Finding Me

  • A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed
  • By: Michelle Knight, Michelle Burford
  • Narrated by: Maria Cabezas
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119

Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking..

  • By Karen on 12-11-14

Tragic

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

wow what Michelle knight has been through, i hope and pray she gets to see joey again one day

  • A Mother's Reckoning

  • Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
  • By: Sue Klebold
  • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon, Sue Klebold
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill 12 students and a teacher and wound 24 others before taking their own lives. For the last 16 years, Sue Klebold, Dylan's mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I kept on driving just to listen to a few more chapters

  • By Sharon on 02-23-16

From the loss of a mothers point of view

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

If you could sum up A Mother's Reckoning in three words, what would they be?

Heart Warming
Sad
Tragic

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sue did a wonderful job writing and reading the book. I dont think another reader would have made it as good as it was.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Solomon and Sue Klebold – was your favorite?

Sue!

Any additional comments?

I must say if you wanting to read this book to find answers you will not get them here. I also dont believe that she nor her family knew of anything about what had been planned. I unfortunately think that Dylan would have committed suicide some point in his life. Eric was the toxic that took dylan down the path he went.
I will admit that i had thought if these people had nothing to hide they would have spoke up and answered questions, but hearing this book i realized that they were not able to speak due to legal reasons, and maybe a little from shame.
An other side person must understand that dylan was her son, and she still loves him, and it meant a lot to her for people to know that he was more than just a murderer. I personally did like hearing about who dylan really was before he met eric. People need to understand that anyone could fall down this path if toxic came into our life.

  • Columbine

  • By: Dave Cullen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241

Over the course of this gripping narrative, Dave Cullen approaches his subjects with unrivaled care and insight. What emerges are shattering portraits of the killers, the victims, and the community that suffered one of the greatest - and most socially and historically important - shooting tragedies of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel like I've been hit by a freight train

  • By Dave on 06-23-09

Great listen, explained alot

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

this was a great listen, I enjoyed the narrator. sad what happened though...very sad indeed

  • The Longest Ride

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,323

91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story

  • By Bj on 10-13-13

great story, hated the endingheary

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

Reviewed: 06-24-15

If you could sum up The Longest Ride in three words, what would they be?

Heart warming, sad, loveable

Have you listened to any of Ron McLarty and January LaVoy ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but i will diffently like too!

Any additional comments?

The story was great over all, the ending sucked....not everything always turns out perfect.

  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,519

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Great

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

Reviewed: 09-26-14

l love love this book.....one of my favorites!! The story, reader are both awesome. :)

  • Heaven Is for Real

  • A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
  • By: Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
  • Narrated by: Dean Gallagher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,778
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,960
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,011

When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, yes. Believable? Um...no

  • By AudioAddict on 03-28-15

Love-Love-Love this book

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

Reviewed: 08-12-12

Where does Heaven Is for Real rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

seven out of ten.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heaven Is for Real?

when he describes heaven.

Have you listened to any of Dean Gallagher’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No i havent. But I liked him.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

emm, good question.

Any additional comments?

Good book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For Laci

  • A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice
  • By: Sharon Rocha
  • Narrated by: Staci Snell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 279

Every mother's worst fear became Sharon Rocha's reality. On Christmas Eve 2002, she received a phone call from her son-in-law saying that her daughter, Laci, was missing. In the hours, days, and eventually months that followed, Sharon struggled to avoid accepting what no parent should ever have to face: the certain knowledge that her child is never coming home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG!!!THE BEST BOOK I'VE LISTENED TO THUS FAR!!!

  • By leelee8888 on 08-01-15

How sad, but im glad that she wrote this book.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-12

Would you consider the audio edition of For Laci to be better than the print version?

I do consider the audio version better. But I love it hearing the books because i can take this book anywhere.

What was one of the most memorable moments of For Laci?

when she was in school and she would like her likes and dislikes.

Have you listened to any of Staci Snell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not heard her before, but i will be seeing what other books she reads :)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It makes you laugh and cry.

Any additional comments?

its worth being bought.