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Staunton, VA, United States
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  • The Mask

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

So young, so sweet. She appeared out of nowhere, in the middle of traffic, on a busy day. A teenager with no past, no family - no memories. So blond and beautiful. Carol and Paul were drawn to her - she was the child they’d never had. A dream come true. And then Carol’s nightmares began - the ghastly sounds in the night…the bloody face in the mirror…the razor-sharp ax.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Poor narration

  • By JJBigs on 07-15-10

Typically great DK

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

excellent story, and great narration! I noticed the criticism stated the narrator was lacking in some way. I obviously don't agree.

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  • Cold Fire

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Carol Cowan, Michael Hanson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 867
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

Reporter Holly Thorne is intrigued by Jim Ironheart, who has saved 12 lives in the past three months. Holly wants to know what kind of power drives him, why terrifying visions of a churning windmill haunt his dreams, and just what he means when he whispers in his sleep that an enemy who will kill everyone is coming.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A real disappointment

  • By Malia Nash on 11-11-11

typical (excellent) Dean Koontz! <br />narrators great!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Dean Koontz at his best! some of the most enjoyable narration ever. Nice plot twists.

  • Wilderness and Other Stories

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill, MacLeod Andrews, Will Damron, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 435

"Wilderness," a darkly intriguing short story first published as an e-book original, was written as prelude to Dean Koontz’s novel of mystery, suspense, and strange wonder - Innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean Koontz Has Found His New Niche!!

  • By Thomas on 11-05-15

Very entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

All the stories were very absorbing and entertaining. The only drawback was one of the male narrators spoke very much like Howard Cosell.

  • Fire on the Mountain

  • The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
  • By: John N. MacLean
  • Narrated by: John N. MacLean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

On the morning of July 3, 1994, a misreported forest fire on Storm King Mountain in Colorado became one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. In this dramatic reconstruction of the disaster and its aftermath, John N. MacLean tells the heroic and cautionary story of nature at its most unforgiving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Brendon on 12-01-08

Another "Young Men and Fire" Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

John Maclean's Books are studied by Safety and Risk Management professionals. High praise. As I write this review, John MaClean is on the scene of a fire in Shenandoah National Park. He is the real deal.

  • Snow Crash

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,322

Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stephenson

  • By A. Tuck on 10-16-08

Snow Crash, Neil Stephenson at his best.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a Neil Stephenson fan, obviously.

What did you like best about this story?

The setting for the story is a futuristic earth, not too far from now. Many of the ideas regarding the world situation are very plausible. I recognized the ideas of Alvin Toffler. Countries replaced by Corporate and Quasi-National states. Narco-Political and other criminal factions. Characters so well fleshed-out, you cannot help being pulled into the story.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

Hero Protagonist and Y.T. were extremely well done.

Any additional comments?

Anyone who likes the works of William Gibson, and of course, Neil Stephenson will love this.

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