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  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke told me to write this but I would have anyway

  • By Peter B. on 01-10-16

I'm a fan

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

This collection was pretty good & I'm glad I finally gave it a go. My favourite Luke Smitherd books are Head Full of Knives and, of course, The Stone Man. Also, great narration- I enjoy books so much more when they're read by the author.

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

  • By: Rebecca Wells
  • Narrated by: Judith Ivey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

When Vivi and Siddalee Walker, an unforgettable mother-daughter team, get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a "tap-dancing child abuser", the fallout is felt from Louisiana to New York to Seattle. Siddalee, a successful theater director with a huge hit on her hands, panics and postpones her upcoming wedding to her lover and friend, Connor McGill. Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong girlfriends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous Dahlin'

  • By Pamela on 04-12-10

Wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

I have a few relatives who were born, raised, & never left their small home town in Mississippi. Listening the delicious narration was like listening to my aunt tell me a story.
I bought this book curious to see how different it was from the movie. I think the book was better by far.

  • Tales of the Unusual

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

From the author of the Audible #1 bestsellers The Stone Man, The Physics of the Dead, and In the Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You. Five more stories from Luke Smitherd to keep you intrigued, shocked, and asking what you would do...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Collection-Eerie Stories That Make You Think

  • By JoanneG on 01-15-17

I adore Luke Smitherd

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

Both his books & short stories are thought provoking & unusual. This collection didn't disappoint & I look forward to hearing Weird. Dark. next.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Couple Next Door

  • A Novel
  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,365

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all - a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Plot twist overload

  • By RueRue on 10-12-16

Absolutely dreadful

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

Most painful was the constant "Marco said/Anne said/ Richard said/ the detective said" after every single bit of spoken dialog. Then there were the constant statements (& restatements) of totally obvious information. Not to mention the dumb storyline & ridiculous ending. Don't waste your time or money.

  • A Head Full of Knives: An Urban Fantasy Novel

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man (shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015). Ever wished the world would revolve around you? Be careful what you wish for... Martin Hogan feels like he's being watched by everyone and everything, and doesn't know why. Even his pets are acting strangely. Each night he sees animals gathering outside his house in the darkness, staring up at his windows with glittering eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By jayce on 12-09-15

Absolutely brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

After reading, or rather listening to, The Stone Man, I went looking for other books by Luke Smitherd. A Head Full of Knives blew my mind. If you like stories with far out concepts that really make you think, I can't recommend it enough. Very well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,294

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage

  • By JoanneG on 11-04-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

Both the story & narration were fantastic. I'm hoping there are more Luke Smitherd audiobooks available.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,603

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely hilarious

  • By Lomeraniel on 11-08-17

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-30-16

I really enjoy hearing the author of a book also do the narration. It was cute at a few points to catch Dircks stifle a laugh at his own, very funny, writing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,404

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

I only began listening to this book because it was narrated by Zachary Quinto. I love Zachary Quinto. Turned out to be a really excellent, interesting story. I plan to look up other John Scalzi books. And Quinto is a fabulous narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In the Woods

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,205

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Detection with a Difference

  • By Lesley on 07-18-07

The first and last book written by Tana French or narrated by Steven Crossley that I will ever read/listen to.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

Having finished the book, I'm stunned so many people left glowing, 5 star reviews. The characters were bumbling idiots & the story was filled to the top with inconsistencies. These had to be the worst detectives in any book ever written! I can't stand leaving a book unfinished so I kept listening, hoping that it would be worth it in the end. It wasn't.
As for the narrator, his imitations for female characters & children were torturous. He came off sounding mocking & ridiculous.