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  • Ruin & Rule

  • Pure Corruption, Book 1
  • By: Pepper Winters
  • Narrated by: Kelsi Nesser
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she's lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy.... He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance - and finally find redemption?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MYSTERY, SUSPENSE & LOVE... UTTERLY COMPELLING

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 03-07-16

Pepper Winters has my heart!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

I wasn’t interested in “romance” stories for the past 20 years or so, until I chanced upon this Author! She brought it back for me with her “Indebted” series, in spades!

I purchased this audiobook due to “Kill” being mentioned in the “indebted” series, just had to find out his story, and what a story! I’m already into the sequel!

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

Great Saga & Supernatural Tale/Southern Gothic

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

A great buy for your credit! Almost 30 hours of supernatural/southern-gothic/at times gruesome/historical family saga. Some parts definitely had the hairs standing up the back of my neck! I normally review books on Goodreads, however, since I left a negative review (Friend Request), I'll make an effort to leave some positive ones.

Elinor Dammert arrives on Easter 1919 in Perdido, Alabama during the Great Flood. She is found by Oscar Caskey & his friend/companion "Bray", on the top floor of the Osceola Hotel. She informs them, she has been stranded there for 4 days, and one of her suitcases has been lost. She says she intended to come to Perdido to teach, but all of her papers have been lost in the flood.
This is the beginning of a saga that will span 50 years. Through magic, love, marriages, murder, birth, death, grief, healing, spirits & transformation of the human spirit.
Through the only "entertainment" to be had being the adults having coffee & chatting, or the women sitting on their porches, drinking tea & working embroidery. From listening to radio programs & playing cards & dominoes to finally getting TV sets and watching the daytime TV soap opera's while shelling beans for supper.
This was a credit well spent, and a story well told. There are some gruesome scenes, however, overall this is a story about family.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Friend Request

  • By: Laura Marshall
  • Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 462

Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria's sudden reappearance threatens it all and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone with whom she'd severed ties in order to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there's more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what's known to Maria - or whoever is pretending to be her - is known to all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Great Read!

  • By Elizabeth Whitaker on 11-10-17

Don't waste your credit or $ + Spoiler Alert!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Okay, I usually write reviews under my Goodreads account for all books, but I felt compelled to share about this book.
Okay, where do I begin. Oh yes...major spoiler alerts going down here- so reader you have been warned! Actually, I've warned you twice now. The first was to not purchase this book. You're welcome.
Okay, Louise is an educated, single Mom (age 45), who runs her own business successfully, and manages her work, personal, and family life really well. Now get ready to throw all of that out of the window and watch her act like the weak willed & whiny immature prat she was in 1989, for the rest of the book.
This book alternates between 1989 & 2016, and by the time I finished, I was quite frankly ready to strangle Louise myself. Oh my?! Did I just write that? I'm just blushing. No I'm not.
Anyway, Louise receives a friend request from a "friend" that she happens to know is dead ...on Facebook. But...haha! Tra la la... it was such a traumatic event, let's just open this, nothing bad can happen ...right?
Of course immediately bad things start to happen and Louise makes every single bad decision at every single step of the story. Not only that, when she could actually make some smart mature proactive decisions, she literally EVERY SINGLE TIME, does the worst possible thing one could do. Making everything worse for herself and those around her, including her 4 year old son Henry.
She attends her 25th reunion (after getting countless threats, being followed, sent a strange package), then decides to get a room , because she needs to be able to drink of course! (Face palm), then ...THEN...shares it with a completely strange man (well her friend who has JUST NOW DISAPPEARED) kind of knows him...so that's just fine😳.
Even after her child is kidnapped, she just blindly follows along. NOPE! Not today! But follow along she does! And just when you think all is well...NOPE! Surprise, surprise, surprise...the sociopathic killer (starting back in 1989, and working all the way up to 2016!) is her beloved ex- husband Sam! Who beat her and was also verbally (and just abusive & manipulative in every way possible), however - pathetically- for their marriage to end- HE had to leave HER! 🤣Well, of course he actually tells her to be quiet, brave, and accept her fate. And it seems like she's going to! She tucks Henry in, gets some wine for them both, then politely sets about letting him strangle her. I'm serious here people. But of course at the very last minute sh decides she wants to live, so deploying the old "I'm going to hook my leg under this chair and knock it over to wake up my 4 yr old kid trick"!(which by the way - would never have woken any of my 3 children up- between the ages of 25-15), it somehow miraculously works. Henry says "Mommy", Sam stops strangling her long enough for Louise to run to Sam's bedroom and push herself up against the door - which somehow holds Henry at bay. Then (and I swear this is true), she somehow talks nicely to him and he goes away. Thus, proving my theory that British sociopaths are better mannered than US Sociopaths - obviously! Maybe it's the tea? I'm being horrible, but if you do buy the book ...you'll see what I'm talking about. At any rate, of course Sam drives out to the Lake Road where he committed his first murder, old times sake? The police find his car crashed into a tree, and of course jump to the conclusion ...he drowned ? And to tie it up in a neat little bow, Louise forgives herself for spiking her "friends" drink with Ecstasy; causing her to become disoriented, wander off into the woods, where Scott found and raped her. Of course when she took off yelling "Rapist!" And trying to tell everyone - Sam JUST HAD to kill her! But what Sophia & Louise did "was just teen girl pranks...right? NO! Nope! Not ok!

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Troop

  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,879

Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfre. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There’s Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well-liked and easygoing; then there’s Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there - which makes Scoutmaster Tim’s job a little easier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Messed Up Gruesome Horror

  • By Kim Venatries on 03-13-14

Wow! I hesitated and I wish I hadn't!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

Some of the reviews, had me hesitating in buying this book. If you love true terror, a great story, and you're not squeamish, buy it or spend the credit! You will not be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Skin

  • Insatiable Series, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Logan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

Tucked away in northeastern Vermont, picturesque Askergan County is the perfect place for a winter vacation - for the lucky few who know about it. Askergan is so peaceful, crime so nonexistent, that they don't even have a full-time police force, just a Sheriff and two deputies who spend most of their time dishing out parking tickets and breaking up the occasional bar fight. But that was before the storm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will be haunted by that voice for days

  • By Julie Ann Sanchez on 10-11-16

I have a new favorite Author!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

I devoured "Skin". Pun intended. I live in a small Vermont border town so I can relate to the setting, tone, and terror that is enhanced by the weather conditions. I don't like to give away too much so I will only say that if you enjoy a good plot, some chills, some gore thrown in, and enough characters with flaws to make them seem believable. Then you are in for a treat!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Elementals

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,704

After a bizarre and disturbing incident at the funeral of matriarch Marian Savage, the McCray and Savage families look forward to a restful and relaxing summer at Beldame, on Alabama's Gulf Coast, where three Victorian houses loom over the shimmering beach. Two of the houses are habitable, while the third is slowly and mysteriously being buried beneath an enormous dune of blindingly white sand. But though long uninhabited, the third house is not empty. Inside, something deadly lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Haunted House Book - and that's rare!

  • By Uber Femme on 06-28-18

A+++++ Horror

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

Reviewed: 09-27-16

This is classic horror genre at it's best. Fear isn't in the final delivery. At least not for me. It's in the dread and build up of the fear you know is coming. If you read/listen to the horror genre for the same feelings I do, you will not be disappointed.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Follow You Home

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,616

After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura's travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilization, they must hike along the tracks through a forest...a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • One of the worst I've listened to so far

  • By jennifer on 07-17-15

Wow! New Fan!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

I'm surprised this isn't being made into a movie yet !

I didn't know what to expect with this book. Some of the reviews were quite mixed. However, I absolutely loved it! If you enjoyed 'Gone Girl', 'Because She Loves Me, and 'Girl on a Train', I'm pretty sure you'll love this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Year One

  • A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Collection
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852

There are things in this world that men and women aren't meant to understand. We aren't supposed to know these things exist, much less how to fight them. The things that go bump in the night, the monsters in the closet, the shadow out of the corner of your eye - that's where I live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Davis Ball on 02-04-17

I have a new favorite Author!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I stumbled onto this title as a "recommendation" from another book. So, what did I like about it? Well pretty much every single word. I enjoyed the story, I laughed out loud, I had to stop, go back and listen to certain parts again, I even had goosebumps at times! Keep in mind this is coming from a jaded 43 year old woman who has read pretty much every book on this planet including restaurant menu's if there is nothing else available.
Would I recommend this book?
Not if you have anything pressing to do while listening to it! This story WILL distract you & the narration is SPOT ON! I cannot wait to read and/or listen to more from this author!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Desperation

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,738

Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada, has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. And it is a place where several travelers are abducted by Collie Entragian, the maniacal police officer of Desperation. Entragian uses various ploys for the abductions, from an arrest for drug possession to "rescuing" a family from a nonexistent gunman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once again unabridged

  • By Jo Green on 02-20-16

SO glad to finally hear the full and unabridged story.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-16

Spoiler Alert
Ok I always feel like I need to add that just in case.
Best quote ever"...sometimes he makes you live."
Stephen King steals my heart again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In the House of Mirrors

  • By: Tim Meyer
  • Narrated by: The Soliloquy Man
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 93

When Ritchie Naughton, amateur photographer, stumbles upon a house in the woods, strange things start happening. His camera captures images that should not exist, things that cannot be explained. Soon, he'll realize that the people of Red River, New Jersey, are in terrible danger. A darkness grows within the house, threatening them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The House of Mirrors: Doorway to Horror!

  • By Susan M Stringer on 10-27-14

Overall I enjoyed this read.

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

This book did meet my expectations. The main character was pretty funny Although the plot was somewhat predictable it was a good story and I enjoyed the different take on how Satan was portrayed. It's worth the credit or the price if you enjoy horror with a bit of humor.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful