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  • Haven

  • By: Tom Deady
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

In 1961, the small town of Haven thought they'd gotten rid of their monster. After a series of child killings, Paul Greymore was caught carrying a wounded girl. His face, disfigured from a childhood accident, seemed to confirm he was the monster the community hoped to banish. With Paul in prison, the killings stopped. For 17 years, Haven was peaceful again. But Paul served his time and has now returned to Haven - the town where he grew up, and the scene of his alleged crimes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good "Evil in a Small Town"/ "Coming of Age" Story

  • By Char's Horror Corner on 09-12-17

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

I recently listened to another book narrated by Matt Godfrey and loved his voice so I looked for more. This one came up and sounded good. Good doesn’t even begin to cover it. It was amazing. Truly Stephen King-ish as advertised. I am now starting on another Tom Deady book with Matt Godfrey as the narrator. I am glad I took a chance on him.

  • 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 2,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,659

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

Not what I was thinking it would be

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

This was recommended to me based on my purchases but there wasn’t a lot of scary stuff in it. Good book, just not what I was expecting.

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,430

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Absolutely Awesome!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

I loved this book!!! It was sooo good!!! Can't wait to listen to the other two.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Nocturnal: A Novel

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,871

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive story - great reader

  • By Kim on 01-25-15

I want more

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

I loved this book. It was scary and a little funny at the same time. The characters were great!! Sigler makes it easy to imagine them. If this was a movie I would definitely go see it. Brian would most definitely need to be Tom Hardy.
I look forward to a sequel if Scott Sigler has it in him to write it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,604

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Best book yet!!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

I loved this book!!! John Slattery is a wonderful narrator!!! I recommend this to all Stephen King fans

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Firestarter

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson participated in a drug experiment run by a veiled government agency known as The Shop. One year later, they marry. Two years later, their little girl, Charlie, sets her teddy bear on fire by simply staring at it. Now that Charlie is eight, she doesn't start fires anymore. Her parents have taught her to control her pyrokinesis, the ability to set anything - toys, clothes, even people - aflame. But The Shop knows about and wants this pigtailed "ultimate weapon".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its a Gem !

  • By Hubert on 03-22-16

Love Dennis!!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

I really enjoyed this book and I especially loved Dennjs Boutsikaris as the narrator. I have listened to home before and he is by far my favorite!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Friend

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 25 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 683

From the author of The Secret History comes a dark, suspenseful novel of lost childhood. Harriet Dusfresnes is a child in Mississippi, haunted by the murder of her brother when she was just a baby. He was found hanging from a tree in their backyard; his killer was never identified, nor did the family ever recover. Only Harriet's teenage sister might have seen what happened that day, and she has blocked it out from her memory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Little Friend's Friend

  • By Nathaniel on 08-14-10

Not with 25 hours of listening

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

The book wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I was hoping the girl would actually find the killer or the sister would remember something. Disappointing.

  • 77 Shadow Street

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

Enter the world of the Pendleton: The original owner became a recluse - and was rumored to be more than half mad - after his wife and two children were kidnapped in 1896 and never found. The second owner suffered a worse tragedy in 1935, when his house manager murdered him, his family, and the entire live-in staff.... Craftsmen and laborers working on renovations disappear or go mad.... For years, the Pendleton is a happy place, until a bad turn comes again.... Voices in unknown languages are heard in deserted rooms....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There are no dogs to save you this time!

  • By William R. on 01-30-12

Great book!!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

This was a wonderful book!! I absolutely loved it and the narrator did a wonderful job with all the characters.

  • The Servants of Twilight

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 666

An ordinary parking lot in southern California. Christine Scavello and her six-year-old son are accosted by a strange old woman. "I know who you are," the woman snaps at the boy. "I know what you are." A scream, a threat - and then a grotesque act of violence. Suddenly Christine's pride and joy, her only son, is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They've branded him the Antichrist. They want to kill him. And they are everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Listen!

  • By Kim Venatries on 08-05-13

Not a good story teller

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

I am not a fan of Angela Dawe. She is too monotone when not in character. I will for sure not listen to any more books with her as the narrator. Other than that the story was good.