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  • Predatory Instinct

  • A Thriller
  • By: Michael McBride
  • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 123

The fossilized remains of a previously unclassified hominin species are discovered in the Altai Mountains, prompting teams of scientists from around the globe to converge upon this isolated region of Siberia in search of further evidence to corroborate the revolutionary theory that a third protohuman ancestor coexisted with Neanderthals and primitive Homo sapiens. What awaits them is anything but extinct.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't Put It Down

  • By ANGIE on 08-04-15

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

"Ok" book. Spears was irrational and annoying throughout. I don't understand why female characters have to depicted as creatures singularly driven by shear emotion.

  • The Black: A Deep Sea Thriller

  • By: Paul E. Cooley
  • Narrated by: Paul E. Cooley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 301

Under 30,000 feet of water, the exploration rig Leaguer has discovered an oil field larger than Saudi Arabia. The oil is so sweet and pure, nations would go to war for the rights to it. As the team starts drilling one exploration well after another in their race to claim the sweet crude, a deep rumbling beneath the ocean floor shakes them all to their core. Something has been living in the oil, and it's about to give birth to the greatest threat humanity has ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Benchley meets Lovecraft and Chrichton

  • By Sue B. on 07-15-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

After multiple purchases of thrillers that turned out to be dramas, this hit the mark. I was pleasantly surprised by the malevolent force...thank you for not making this some kind of sloppy alien movie ripoff. I think I would have choked if there was an underground spaceship. I sure hope there is another book after this :)

  • Scabs III

  • Humans, Gods, and Monsters
  • By: Eric A. Shelman
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Scott, Warren, and Missy Walsh did not understand what their roles were to be when the omnipresent light first blinked on. They believed their only obligation was to find a safe place for their small family to escape what was happening all around them. But fate would not allow them to hide away in the North Carolina cabin for long. Now, with their number hovering near a dozen survivors, they must work together - along with Koku, the flawed, self-aware goddess with a long-term memory problem - to preserve Earth for humanity's occupation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series. Highly recommend

  • By James on 08-26-17

Narrated well but...

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

I had been eagerly awaiting the third book in this series and am actually a bit disappointed. The alien angle did not do it for me at all - also, Koku sudden shift in vernacular was off-putting.

  • The Mountain Man Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,046
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,704

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got Ominbus?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-06-15

Great find!!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

Scott was kind of annoying at times. I had trouble remembering he was a grown man with some of the childish/bratty nuances he seemed to possess at times. Still, this series was a solid read. I thought things were going to get off course with the Albertian group but there was the right amount here and there. I really enjoyed all of the books. Great plot twist with the other little "menaces" too!

  • The Punished

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kyle Carpenter
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Some have been in the cursed house for years, their minds warped into insanity by the fear and pain. Curt is new and can't understand why no one speaks and why the only sounds come from the night. He wonders what it is that comes out of the basement when the sun goes down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bleeping Wow!!

  • By Joseph on 01-21-16

Good story - awful narration

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

I did not think I was going to like it, once I realized where the storyline was headed however, I actually got pretty into it. I had moments while listening at home alone working or at night in my office, that I have experienced a few jumps. Unfortunately, I absolutely HATED the narration. There was a time in the reading where cho-ppy-it-ter-a-tion-was-nee-ded but it occurred throughout the entire thing. I found myself actually angry because of the lack of flow in the narrator's voice. Also, there were several occasions where I could hear his stomach gurgle-not the hungry sound-the inside-out belch after you have long been satiated. The narrator was able to pull off Beth's creepy itterations of lunacy though. Moving on.

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  • Outage Boxed Set: Books 1-3

  • By: T.W. Piperbrook
  • Narrated by: Troy Duran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 307

When an early snow ravages the small town of Plainfield, the residents are stripped of heat, power, and mobility. They'll soon wish they had protection. Somewhere outside, something else is lurking. Waiting for the chance to strike...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it !

  • By Deborah Salimena on 08-02-15

Great for werewolf fans...

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

I try to only read the author's summary and not too many reviews by readers because I don't want to accidently come across a spoiler, lol. Still I am not a werewolf or vampire fan by any stretch of the imagination so had I known that this was a werewolf book, I wouldn't have listened....STILL, this was a very well-thought book. It kept me interested so that I was compelled to finished the complete boxed set. I will likely go on to listen to book 4 just to finished what I started.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twisted 50

  • 50 Contemporary Shockers from the Most Terrifying New Writers of Horror
  • By: Stephanie Wessell, Troll Dahl, Susan Bodnar, and others
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

Twisted 50 is a deliciously dark slice of contemporary horror literature. Reading it is like attending a late night secret banquet where you know each course will serve up something unexpected, forbidden, and unforgettably chilling. Take your private seat now for 50 luscious courses of terror, from 50 of the strongest voices in modern horror.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By V.O. on 08-03-17

Just no...

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

This was my last attempt at an anthology of horror stories. On to the next book in my wishlist I guess.

2 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Ghosts: The Ghost Stories Of Noel Hynd, Book 1

  • By: Noel Hynd
  • Narrated by: Time Winters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

Nantucket Island. Quiet. Peaceful. Idyllic. For Oscar-winning actress Annette Carlson, it is the perfect refuge from a demanding career. For brilliant burned-out cop Tim Brooks, it's a chance to get away from the crime-ridden streets of the big city. And for Reverend George Osaro, ghost hunter, it is about to become a place of unspeakable terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I needed!

  • By Jeri on 04-20-15

Great!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

If you could sum up Ghosts: The Ghost Stories Of Noel Hynd, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

Great paranormal story!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Osario was a wonderful character...multi-dimensional, unpredictable, funny but not overly silly.

What about Time Winters’s performance did you like?

I liked the fact that he did not overreach with his voice transitions between characters - his accent variations were awesome. I enjoy his narration because he didn't strain to make himself sound like a woman, for example. His variety of accents and tones made it easy to follow which character he was speaking for. I have experienced other audiobooks where the narrator insists on an ill-fated attempt at the voice of the opposite sex, but they also employ an accent which is just distracting, like a bad soundtrack.

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

They are among us...

Any additional comments?

This is the first true ghost story that I enjoyed. I have no idea about the factual existence of the Harvard Library collection or other points of reference discussed among the characters, but outside of the book, I don't care. I enjoyed how well-rounded everything was. It didn't fall together is a blah kind of way. Instead, there were enough tidbits sprinkled throughout the book to keep the reader engaged. The author did a wonderful job putting this story together so that to the reader, it made sense and felt as though it was something that has or could occur in reality. I am not a fantasy reader, so this definitely did the job for me. Bravo!

  • Crackers

  • Insatiable Series, Volume 2
  • By: Patrick Logan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Six years has passed since the catastrophic blizzard descended on idyllic Askergan County, and most residents have spent this time convincing themselves that the evil that blew in with the storm never existed. But it does exist...and it's not done with Askergan just yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-18

Getting more weird

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

So, the first book was pretty good and this one suggests that things are going to be taking a turn. I think this was a neat thing Patrick Logan did and I am hoping that Volume 3 will not be disappointing answer to the climax built up in this one. I definitely discourage reaching these out of order...the background in Volume 1 helps bring things together in a way that makes sense. It will clarify why this disaster had not visited man-kind sooner.

  • 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

Surprised...

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

I did not think I was going to like this as much as I did - still I was happy with it overall. I really do not care for sci-fi at all and I think there was just enough to keep from going to that side of the aisle.