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  • To Boldly Go

  • By: Em Stevens
  • Narrated by: Missy Cambridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Taryn's trip of a lifetime is finally happening. She's saved money, researched, planned, and created an itinerary that will allow her to travel Italy...and finally tell her best friend that she's in love with her. But those plans are ruined when she wakes up alone, her crush gone. Her plans did not include being alone and stranded in Milan. Now Taryn's dream vacation is a nightmare. Enter Holly, a fellow traveler: young, full of life, and comfortable traipsing off the beaten path. Holly feels a connection with Taryn and wants to salvage her trip.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my first f/f story

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 07-11-18

I'm In Love

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

This is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever listened to. And not just because the narrator was fantastic and very engaging. Though she was. I can't lie about that at all. It's a very inspirational story that just kept me wanting to read more and more. So much so that I practically listened to the whole thing in one sitting! I would have had I not gotten up to take breaks now and then. The only critique I have about this book is that I feel that it should have started at a scene or two of the best friend and her together before the best friend left. Just so you could get a feel for exactly what happened. Her point of view was great, but sometimes seeing it as it actually happens gives a whole new meaning to things. I fully enjoyed this book. It had some heat, but it wasn't overbearing like some stories can be. In fact the heat actually accented the story. Which is a refreshing change. I loved it. I loved the two main characters. I fully recommend this book. I do want to stress warning of homosexuality and sexual situations.

  • Miao Dao

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 4
  • By: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82

Bad things have been happening since Mia began to mature. Her dad left. Boys at school can’t keep their hands to themselves. A lecherous stepfather has moved in. Her only refuge is an abandoned lot on her suburban cul-de-sac, crawling with feral felines - one of which follows Mia home. Ghostly white and affectionate, she is Mia’s new companion and - as Mia’s tormenters will soon discover - her fierce protector.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another spooky edition to this series

  • By Adriane H on 10-15-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Another book from this collection that had a lot of potential but should have been longer in all honesty. There were also a few things that were brought up and not really explained as much as I feel like they should have been. I do have to give my praise on the truth on sexual assault highlighted in this story. I enjoyed it and recommend it.

  • Hannah-Beast

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer McMahon
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

Thirty-four years ago, on October 31, poor Hannah Talbott took part in a scavenger hunt gone violently wrong. The mean girls made sure of it. To this day, for a haunted local mother, the most unsettling Halloween costume of all is an urban legend they call Hannah-Beast. It’s a reminder of the past she can’t forget. Especially tonight when it’s come back, so close to home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story !

  • By Anissa B. on 09-28-18

Disturbing

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

This story was very intense and very scary. I was really enjoying it until the ending. I don't like the way it was left. I definitely recommend people be cautious when reading this story and any other in this series. Some can be very triggering if not careful. I do recommend the book still. Even though I wasn't pleased at all with the ending. I repeat though, be mindful of possible triggers.

  • There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 3
  • By: Edgar Cantero
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 83

 

It’s bad enough that its venom-dripping chelicerae can slice through flesh like warm butter. Worse? It’s right there under the bunk. It’s a fact now. To make it through the night, the children must obey the rules: don’t get out of bed, stay out of the shadows, and don’t wake the beast. But as the threats multiply, so do the rules of survival. And with the safety of dawn still hours away, the fun is just beginning.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ruined by narrator

  • By gcgart79 on 09-27-18

Cute

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I love the child imagination in this story. It brought a certain unique layer of cute and spooky. Something you don't really expect to work well. It did, though. I'm not going to lie I saw potential in this story that I was disappointed I did not find, but it was a good little spooky story nonetheless. I fully recommend.

  • The Remedy

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 6
  • By: Adam Haslett
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 71

After years of traditional treatments and therapies, Derrick still suffers from pain ineluctable enough that it has become his identity. Then he hears of an exclusive, very private New York clinic that promises relief. It comes highly recommended by a friend. The multisession remedy unfolds as a sensorial wonder that’s so illuminating it’s enough to bring tears to Derrick’s eyes. It’s all working so well. So unexpectedly well.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short story

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-14-18

Ummm

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I knew when I was reading this that it wasn't as uplifting as it was appearing to be. It's a horror story. I'm hopeful, but I am not stupid. I was very disappointed in the story. There wasn't a lot of build up and no climax to the story at all. It just kind of went along. My honest judgement is that this would have been a better story if there had been more build up to the point of the story and more creepy parts. It's still an enjoyable read and I do fully recommend it.

  • The Tangled Woods

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 5
  • By: Emily Raboteau
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 93

Poison-tongued film critic Reginald Wright is known for his creative insults and intolerance for the garbage culture, insufferable rudeness, and thoughtless racism of predictably common people. Now, against his better judgment, and with a marriage in crisis, he’s attempting a getaway in the Poconos that quickly fulfills his every low expectation. In fact, it’s becoming a nightmare. And that’s just what Reginald needs to wake up.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cliche and just bad

  • By Dawn K. on 10-10-18

Hmmm

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I love the realistic touch. I also love the real issues being thrown in to provide some authenticity. I'm just not sure overall what the overarching point of the story was. It was a pretty amazing story with pretty amazing potential. I'm just not sure I can say it met that potential fully. As always, this is just my opinion. I'm sure many others will see it otherwise. I do recommend the book.

  • Oak Avenue

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 7
  • By: Brandi Reeds
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86

While renovating her Victorian home, Ana Clementine finds an ornate door buried under forty years of earth. Once she restores it to the attic, she starts hearing whispers, her loving husband has become a stranger, and her baby daughter learns a chilling new word. Maybe Ana has unlocked the house’s secrets. Or maybe she’s becoming just a little unhinged herself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok story, terrible narration

  • By Melinda M Miller on 10-04-18

What?!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I really enjoyed this story, but I feel like it would have been better if it was longer and more drawn out. It was spooky, but I feel like it had better potential as a longer story. That's just my opinion of course. I'm sure people will disagree with my opinion. They probably think it's perfect the way it is. And that's okay. Either way, I recommend this short and fun psychologically horrifying story.

  • The Sleep Tight Motel

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 166

Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror. He’ll never find her at the isolated motel, and its kindly manager is happy to ease her fears. But if Eve is the only guest, whom does she keep hearing on the other side of the wall? Eve won’t get a good night’s rest until she finds out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The reading is flat, dull, and awful

  • By Chynna Blue on 10-01-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

What a creepy little tale! I can't say I didn't expect what happened. I had a bad feeling about it, but I kind of saw it coming. I won't go into the details of what I'm talking about because I don't want to spoil the book for anybody else who might want to read it. It's a very cute and spooky read. It makes you think about things. I fully recommend it.

  • Losing a Piece of Me

  • By: K.B. Andrews
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

I have a secret. A secret that chased me away from my home, my family, away from the only man I've ever loved. I took that secret and pushed it down inside of me.So far down, that it never had a chance of coming out. That dirty little secret was like a seed. A seed that took root and grew to become a piece of me. But what happens when that secret has finally outgrown me? When its vines climb over every wall I have in place? When it finally overfills that little spot inside of me that it's been buried in for so long now? All secrets come out eventually. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of Emotion!

  • By Mandi on 09-18-18

I'm impressed!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

When I first started listening to this book, I was not impressed at all. I thought it would be super predictable and angsty. I continued listening to it just to have that "called it" moment. So, imagine my surprise to find out that everything I thought was going to happen didn't. Imagine my surprise to find that I slowly got hooked on the book and just had to hear more! Also, why can't there be more? There are a few issues I have with this book, but most of them are petty and immature. There are parts that I personally don't feel are realistic, but that may be more because I don't have experience with it than it being unrealistic. Just being honest. I'm not going to delve into too much because I don't want to spoil this book for anybody. I do recommend this book. Especially for romance readers who love the second chance stories. There are several people in my past that I always wonder what would have been. Reading stories like this are cute, but they remind me that the people of my past are in my past for a reason and there's no HEA there like there are in these books.

  • Secret Enemy

  • The Secret Series, Book 3
  • By: Gina A. Jones
  • Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 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

Jonas and Julia have finally got it right. They are to marry in less than 24 hours. Their love and passion for one another have survived secrets, lies, and omissions. Now the parents of twins, life has connected them forever. Until now. On the eve of their wedding, someone has taken their baby in the middle of the night. It could only be one person. Karma. Jonas had his secrets. Julia had hers. Now, someone from the past has a secret. A secret enemy who knows more than anyone, the crime committed years ago. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Secret Enemy

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-05-18

Oh my!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

When I first started the first book, I was like ughhhhh. Tell me I didn't just sign up to read a book that is going to be so cheesy and corny my mind will numb. I kept reading though. Because I'm stubborn. I am SO glad I did. This series is far from cheesy or corny. It's full of suspense and intrigue. I loved every moment of it. I'm normally not for a point of view switch in the series, but I was here for this one! I felt that it couldn't have been a better shift. Not only that but it was a nice recap of the first two books as well! Just from another perspective. I fully recommend this book. If you had asked me if I'd fall in love with the characters and the series when I started the first book, I would have laughed and said no. But it happened. I WANT MORE! PLEASE!!!

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