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  • The Stranger Beside Me

  • The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,426

Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends. Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good One from Ann Rule

  • By Malia on 08-24-12

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Ann Rule has a unique perspective in that she knew Ted Bundy personally. I got this book specifically to hear her personal account of him. It was interesting, but got rather tedious in the excessive details. It really does read like a police report. The narrator became much easier to listen to when I increased the speed to 1.25. I appreciated that she lists the names of his victims. That felt like a respectful thing to do for them. It's too easy to lump these women into a number and forget that they each and a name, and a life, and they mattered in this world, and are missed.

  • Chernobyl 01:23:40

  • The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster
  • By: Andrew Leatherbarrow
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl's fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands, and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated, and inaccurate stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Listen and Read

  • By Ms Discus on 10-12-16

Well researched & written

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

A good mix of historical research and ‘travel documentary’.

I wish I had bought the hard copy to see the pictures the author describes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A God in the Shed

  • By: J-F. Dubeau
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

The village of Saint-Ferdinand has all the trappings of a quiet life. Though if an out-of-towner stopped in, they would notice one unusual thing - a cemetery far too large and much too full for such a small town, lined with the victims of the Saint-Ferdinand Killer, who has eluded police for nearly two decades. It's not until after Inspector Stephen Crowley finally catches the killer that the town discovers even darker forces are at play.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts off great, but ends rather flat.

  • By Ben on 11-08-17

entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

This was a good rainy day book… not necessarily scary but intriguing and entertaining. It’s always a point scored by the author when I find myself rooting for a character, hoping they get a happy ending.

There were some annoyances… like overuse of the phrase “the big farm boy”. But those didn’t distract enough from the story to make me stop listening.

  • Out on Foot

  • Nightly Patrols and Ghostly Tales of a US Border Patrol Agent
  • By: Rocky Elmore
  • Narrated by: Richard L. Palmer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

When Rocky Elmore joined the United States Border Patrol, he knew it would be a journey fraught with danger. But little did he know that the very real trails he walked night after night would soon lead him into surreal encounters from a different dimension. This was never more evident than when the ghost of a recently fallen fellow agent began to appear on top of the cliff from which he died. It marked the beginning of the end to one of the most bizarre series of events in the history of the US Border Patrol.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spine tingling non-fiction, awesome!

  • By Jackie on 06-20-16

Very good

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

I enjoyed this book immensely and came away with a tremendous respect for the border patrol. Even without the spooky happenings it takes tremendous courage to patrol our borders! There are certainly some interesting tales to ponder in this book and it raises more questions than answers. Drives the point home (at least to me) that there is more out there than we can explain.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Occult Assassin #1: Damnation Code

  • By: William Massa
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

After a decade spent fighting the enemy abroad and keeping his country safe, Delta Force Operator Mark Talon is ready to settle down with the love of his life. But Talon's world crumbles when his fiancée becomes the victim of a murderous cult. The military man now has a new foe in his crosshairs, and this promises to be a very different war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fast paced and thrilling read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-04-15

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

This book was entertaining. There were a couple painfully cliché lines in it, but I think those were on purpose. If I am looking for something just entertaining and 'mindless' later on, then I'll definitely go look for more of this series. It was not scary at all, so don't be expecting that. The author came up with an interesting twist on the occult, so that was cool. Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Exorcist

  • 40th Anniversary Edition
  • By: William Peter Blatty
  • Narrated by: William Peter Blatty, Eliana Shaskan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,496

Four decades after it first shook the nation, then the world, William Peter Blatty's thrilling masterwork of faith and demonic possession returns in an even more powerful form. Raw and profane, shocking and blood-chilling, it remains a modern parable of good and evil and perhaps the most terrifying novel ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying...

  • By Kenneth on 10-01-12

Terrifying listen

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

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

I would recommend this to certain friends... some people could not handle the blasphemy sections.

Have you listened to any of William Peter Blatty and Eliana Shaskan ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

William Peter Blatty's voice is perfect for this. Does a wonderful job!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Battle Against Hitler

  • Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich
  • By: John Henry Crosby, Dietrich von Hildebrand
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

In My Battle against Hitler, von Hildebrand tells of the scorn and ridicule he endured for sounding the alarm when many still viewed Hitler as a positive and inevitable force. He tells how he defiantly challenged Nazism in the public square, prompting the German ambassador in Vienna to describe him to Hitler as "the architect of the intellectual resistance."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!

  • By SuzieQ on 11-17-15

Wonderful!!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

Would you listen to My Battle Against Hitler again? Why?

Yes. In fact I have listened to several sections twice already. There is so much content that one listen is not enough to truly absorb it all.

Who was your favorite character and why?

..well, Von Hildebrand of course

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

I found myself really pondering my values and asking if I believe in them enough to hold fast to them no matter the cost.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful