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  • Wretchedness

  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

A peculiar tablet unearthed in a Middle Eastern ossuary provokes madness in those who encounter it. One by one, people come under the tablet's sway and are subjected to horrific visions and dreams. In time, the tablet's true purpose becomes clear: It is the harbinger of an eons-dead god whose reemergence will steep the world in terror and suffering. Having put the pieces together, two men race against the clock and attempt to disrupt the terrifying work of an ancient cult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even creepier

  • By Lucybenis on 11-13-17

Most Creepy Book Ever!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Wretchedness to be better than the print version?

Definitely the audio is better as the reader has the perfect voice to creep you out and make your skin crawl!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the dreadful feeling of waiting for the horrible things to happen as the reader was getting to the scary parts.

Which character – as performed by Jake Urry – was your favorite?

Can't decide. He did them all perfectly. I could picture them each in my mind.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely. Once I was in "the zone" it was hard to do anything else.

Any additional comments?

The absolutely PERFECT reader for this chilling tale.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Calling Tree

  • Book One
  • By: C. F. Waller
  • Narrated by: Wyatt Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Dominick Dunn is in people acquisition. When the phone rings he shuffles off to the far corners of the globe to retrieve the captured, then turns them over to his employer. He doesn't actually believe these people are immortal, but the pay is good and he likes to travel. Despite rumors that his quarry meets an unthinkable fate at the hands of his employer, he's content with his lot in life. Aaron Wessker is miserable. His life has not gone according to plan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The calling tree

  • By trixie on 09-10-17

Absolutely Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

If you could sum up The Calling Tree in three words, what would they be?

Mysterious people show up and soon Aaron Wessker is in the middle of a fight for immortality.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, there was action nonstop throughout. Never knew what would happen next.

Which character – as performed by Wyatt Baker – was your favorite?

Bea.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh as some things were just so silly.

Any additional comments?

Great supernatural audiobook, great narrator, nonstop action. Just wonderful!

  • Impeding Justice

  • Justice Series, Book 2
  • By: M A Comley
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

For eight long years, Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins has tracked the vicious criminal known as The Unicorn. But the killer has frustrated MI6 at every turn and has remained successful at Impeding Justice. When Lorne is targeted in a trap that results in the death of her partner, the tragedy shakes her confidence to the core. Before she has time to recoup, her teenage daughter is kidnapped. More than Lorne's professional reputation rests on her bringing The Unicorn to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This!

  • By Mary E aka Lockette on 06-05-17

Loved This!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

What made the experience of listening to Impeding Justice the most enjoyable?

Great plot, fabulous reader.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Definitely. One of the best serial killers around.

What does Anna Parker-Naples bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is just what I pictured this lead character to sound like. Most importantly, she made it easy to differentiate between characters. Lots of personality in her voice.

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

Edge of your seat serial killer thriller!

Any additional comments?

Overall great crime thriller, from the reader, the plot, and characters.

  • White Is the Coldest Colour

  • Dr. David Galbraith, Book 1
  • By: John Nicholl
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Fifty-eight year old Dr. David Galbraith, a sadistic, predatory paedophile employed as a consultant child psychiatrist, has already murdered one child in the soundproofed cellar below the South Wales Georgian townhouse he shares with his wife and two young daughters. Anthony becomes Galbraith's latest obsession and he will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh my God

  • By Wanda on 07-10-16

Chilling Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

If you could sum up White Is the Coldest Colour in three words, what would they be?

Bone-Chilling thriller

Who was your favorite character and why?

Molly Mailer because I could relate. She wants the best for her children and she's fighting to do what she thinks is best.

Have you listened to any of Jake Urry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. This is different than the last as that was horror. This had a child's voice and he did a great job with that, which is really hard, can make or break a good book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it really had me thinking and had so many different character's views, which really added to the story.

Any additional comments?

Great job by the writer with all the different points of view but not getting jumbled up. It just added to the intensity and build up to the finale.

FREE: The Window Man audiobook cover art
  • FREE: The Window Man

  • By: Louise Millar
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 956

The Window Man is the first story in the Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #1 collection. Enjoy it for free, exclusively in audio! Blade-sharp and pared to the bone, these original stories by best-selling, award-winning female crime writers will lure you to the dark side. Fifteen perfectly twisted tales with a measure of evil, a dash of horror, and a dose of humour. Expect the unexpected....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ok

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-17

Killer Women/The Window Man on Audible

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Where does FREE: The Window Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the top, with a really great ending.

Which scene was your favorite?

The final scene- wow!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, as it is a short story.

Any additional comments?

This is just a little gem of a book. And free too! What could be better? I absolutely loved this little listen and would recommend it, even if it weren't a freebie.

  • Suicide Lake

  • By: Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by: Sara Morsey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Renee Thornton is on the brink of despair, ready to take a final plunge and join the other tragic souls at the bottom of Bradford Lake - known to locals as Suicide Lake. Her plans change when she's startled back to reality after a body brushes up against her from the depths below. Terrified, Renee runs away and slams into her old flame Cliff Simpson, a deputy with Whitten County Sheriff's Department. Strange events unfurl after the discovery of the corpse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-08-16

Suicide Lake on Audible

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, as the mystery is really good and the background of the characters is really well developed.

What aspect of Sara Morsey’s performance would you have changed?

This narrator has a little quiver to her voice that made the main character sound elderly to me, and it was really hard not to see an old grandma as Renee instead of the 48 year old she really was.

Any additional comments?

I listened to this book on Audible. I am a huge mystery fan so jumped at the chance to read a new author (to me) and the blurb sounded just beyond creepy! Although I found the book good, it wasn't as creepy as I was hoping for. There was more romance than I usually read, though this is a minor part of the book still. Renee is a wounded character, after being bashed by her ex husband and life in general. She finds herself given the gift of a second chance when she comes across the body of the leading citizens of her little town, while in the midst of trying to end her own life! The mystery is a good one and kept me reading. I will say, I think I would have liked this book better if I had read it. The narrator's voice had that little quiver to it, along with the southern drawl, and I couldn't get the picture of an elderly Renee out of my head, when actually Renee is not yet 50 years old. Overall this is a good read/listen that kept me going to the very end.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

Children to the Slaughter audiobook cover art
  • Children to the Slaughter

  • Slaughter Series, Book 1
  • By: A.I. Nasser
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied. No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a 20-year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister's abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Children to the Slaughter

  • By Big Cheese on 09-20-16

Children to the Slaughter

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

Would you listen to Children to the Slaughter again? Why?

Yes, definitely. Mainly because of the narrator--he has the most amazing voice and lends to the creepy thrills and chills in this story.

Which character – as performed by Jake Urry – was your favorite?

Jeremiah Carter--he was portrayed with such huge emotions, you could just feel it in your bones.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I actually jumped and gasped out loud quite a few times.

Any additional comments?

It was a great story but the narrator, Jake Urry, added so much to it that it absolutely blew me away. Couldn't have picked a better narrator to do this book.

  • Frailty

  • By: Betsy Reavley
  • Narrated by: Ally Murphy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

How far would you go to protect your family? Danny and Libby are about to face every parent's worst nightmare. When eight-year-old Hope Bird disappears without a trace from the idyllic village where she lives, life for her family will never be the same again. Her parents know she would never have gone off alone and the police have no idea where she is. Then a child's shoe is discovered and the case takes an unexpected turn. Soon a suspect is identified but this is only the beginning. Will they ever find Hope?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dangerous head games will haunt you

  • By MarisaReads on 02-16-17

Frailty

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Where does Frailty rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best I have listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Libby because the writer did such a good job with her, making the reader really feel her anguish.

What aspect of Ally Murphy’s performance would you have changed?

Not happy with the child's voice and there was so much of it, it was hard to ignore.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me shiver, thinking of the horrors happening.

Any additional comments?

A really well written book that makes you feel the whole range of emotions the characters were feeling.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • Toad Witch Series, Book 1
  • By: Christiana Miller
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 652

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job, and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right. Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even postmortem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • By Deedra on 08-11-15

Aunt Tillie

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Fun, quirky chick lot with a good reader. Easy to become absorbed in the story.

What did you like best about this story?

It was just fun and light. Love the relationship between Mara and Gus.

Which character – as performed by Marie Rose – was your favorite?

Gus. So funny!

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

Great film to lose yourself in.

Any additional comments?

Liked the story and the light, witty banter between Mara and Gus.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Sole Intention

  • Intention Series, Book 1
  • By: MA Comley
  • Narrated by: Caryl Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Former police officers Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx have joined forces to start a successful missing persons investigation firm which has just been contracted to find the wife of bodybuilder Will Endersbe. Ellen discovers that a number of women with similar features and hair color have also vanished in the Worcester area. Ellen and Brian suspect a serial kidnapper is to blame, and without a body, the police are happy to leave the case in their hands to solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sole Intention Audiobook

  • By Mary E aka Lockette on 11-05-16

Sole Intention Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

What did you love best about Sole Intention?

Fast Pace

What did you like best about this story?

The characters

What does Caryl Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her tone and cadence, the way she drew the reader into the story. She was the perfect voice for the main character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Hated to stop.

Any additional comments?

Love this author but the combination of the author and the reader is amazing! Hope they do more books together.