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  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Malerman
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world. J is one of only 26 students, all of whom think of the school’s enigmatic founder as their father. J’s peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know - and all they are allowed to know. But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he’s beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Written about pre-teens for pre-teens...

  • By Getshotzi on 05-25-19

I enjoyed this novel a lot.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

I enjoyed this novel a lot. Aside from a few spots that I wish could be changed, I grant this piece of work 5 stars.

  • We Were the Lucky Ones

  • By: Georgia Hunter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati, Robert Fass
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,212

An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who are separated at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive - and to reunite.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love it but...

  • By Roz on 07-19-17

I believe this novel should be required reading

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

this novel is a beautiful tail of her Alex among those that should have not made it through one of history's most tragic events and I believe that this novel should be required reading throughout the country in school.

  • Shutter Island

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203

Summer, 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them.

But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding psychological thriller set in the 50s

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 06-17-09

One of the best books out there

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Between the amazing writing and fantastic narration, I'd put this book in my top 5 favorites.

  • Hex

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,152

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened, or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Story...Odd Narrator

  • By Mr. Richard Smith on 08-08-16

headline of the review

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

There were a lot of time I felt the author was dragging things out. A good end helped.

  • Traitor Born

  • Secondborn, Book 2
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

Secondborn Roselle St. Sismode was pressed into military service to battle the rebel uprising threatening the society that enslaves her. Now, powerful factions conspire to subvert the lines of succession, positioning Roselle to replace her mother as leader of the Republic's armed forces. But the woman who bore her would sooner see Roselle dead than let her usurp her firstborn brother's command.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first

  • By Jeremy Cervantes on 07-09-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

There were some parts that were... not as good but most of it was enjoyable.

  • The Beast Is an Animal

  • By: Peternelle van Arsdale
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village. These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared - and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters - and of the Beast they believe guides them - rules village life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable

  • By patrick on 06-04-18

enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I enjoyed this book. There were times where I wanted it to go a bit faster, but it did not halt my enjoyment.

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  • Shift Omnibus Edition

  • Shift 1-3, Silo Saga
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,560

In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, a simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall - and the ability to forget it ever happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to where it all started

  • By Lore on 07-05-17

This could have been a lot shorter.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

I get that the contents of this book are important for the overall understanding of the series, but it could have been a lot shorter. Things were repeated over and over and over again. Also, I'm not sure what is with Jimmy. If he is mentally handicapped that is fine but the author never states anything suggesting he is. Instead, he just writes Jimmy's character, who is 16/17 at the beginning, as though he is 12 years old. He says things like "the older boys" and "doubly mad". Since there is no suggestion that Jimmy is handicapped, it leaves the impression that the author is just completely unaware that he is writing Jimmy in this manner. Perhaps he has never been around kids, not really sure. Aside from this, I'd recommend the book.

  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Minnie Goode
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,672
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,335

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel!

  • By Wayne on 01-01-18

I enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

I enjoyed it. the narration isn't as bad as the reviews would have you believe. there were times in the story where I wished they'd hurry things up but it wasn't bad enough that I skipped anything. I look forward to reading the next part.

  • Junkie Love

  • By: Joe Clifford
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

From the cow fields of Connecticut to the streets of San Francisco, Joe Clifford's Junkie Love traverses the lost highways of America, down the rocky roads of mental illness to the dead ends of addiction. Based on Clifford's own harrowing experience with drugs as a rock 'n' roll wannabe in the 1990s, the audiobook draws on the best of Kerouac and the Beats, injecting a heavy dose of pulp fiction as it threads a rollicking narrative through a doomed love triangle, lit up by the many strange characters he meets along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting - Hard to Put Down...just WOW!

  • By KimR on 06-28-17

A True Journey

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I feel like I stepped into a world that is so distant to my own and learned what it is like to be no one, nowhere, for no reason. Great read.

  • Ararat

  • By: Christopher Golden
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 582

Christopher Golden's Ararat is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong - on a biblical scale. When an earthquake reveals a secret cave hidden inside Mount Ararat in Turkey, a daring, newly engaged couple are determined to be the first ones inside...and what they discover will change everything. The cave is actually a buried ancient ship that many quickly come to believe is Noah's Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story

  • By Shaymus on 10-19-17

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

It's not often you get a book of this caliber and manage to land a narrator as skilled as thus one, but they managed to do it. I would recommend this novel.