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Krista M. Scruggs

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  • Burnt Offerings

  • Valancourt 20th Century Classics
  • By: Robert Marasco
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,737

Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it's an offer that's too good to refuse. There's only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals. But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to emerge from her room, and it soon becomes clear that something weird and terrifying is happening in the house.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunted house story more creepy than horrific

  • By Calliope on 05-03-17

Good, old school supernatural story

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

While the story is king of predictable, and anyone that is very familiar with the horror genre should know where it is going pretty quickly, I greatly enjoyed the listen.

  • End of Watch

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,427

In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of a great Trilogy

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-09-16

So sad for the end of this trilogy...

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

Excellent! I have loved all three books in the Bill Hodges trilogy. I fell in love with the characters in this series and wished so much that this wasn't the end. If you are looking for a great character driven tale, I recommend this book along with Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers.

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  • A House in the Country

  • A Tale of Psychological Horror
  • By: Matt Shaw
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Dean and Jess knew the house had a tragic past but it did not stop them from making the move with their young daughters. It was supposed to be a new - and bigger - home with which they could continue to build upon their already established happy memories but as the house's past begins to haunt them they realize it is not the dream they first hoped it to be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ending?

  • By PJPackwood on 02-22-15

Not good...

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

First off, the narrarator did this thing with his voice where he would drop it down unnaturally low; it was very annoying. I think I could have dealt with it if it had been the book's only issue.
The story itself started off okay and held my attention well for a while. It wasn't one that was difficult to walk away from, but I did care about the characters and wnated to know what was going on with them. And then, the story shifted. It went from being a supernatural thriller to one that should be filed away in the erotica section. In the beginning, the couple in the story was intimate, but by the end of the book, everyone was and in a more graphic manner than they were in the beginning. It was like he couldn't figure out what to do with these characters, so he would fill the pages with sex and hope for the best. The actual story line at the end of the book was weak and was poorly covered by the author's attempt at erotica. It was not scary and was actually pretty lame.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Girls

  • By: Ronald Malfi
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 233

When Laurie was a little girl, she was forbidden to enter the room at the top of the stairs. It was one of many rules imposed by her cold, distant father. Now, in a final act of desperation, her father has exorcised his demons. But when Laurie returns to claim the estate with her husband and 10-year-old daughter, it's as if the past refuses to die. She feels it lurking in the broken moldings, sees it staring from an empty picture frame, hears it laughing in the moldy greenhouse deep in the woods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good characters good story

  • By michael king on 07-07-15

Didn't want a 'Chose Your Own Ending' book

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

I was really enjoying the story and was curious as to how it was going to end,since the author did a well enough job that the story kept me in my toes. And then, it just stopped. I am very disappointed in this. One more chapter to twosome resolve the conflict would have made this a five star story. I am left wondering about characters that I grew to care about. Disappointing! !!

  • Sam

  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

When washed-up priest Angela Murs and skittish ghost hunter Tim Golding are summoned to a vast country manor to help a sick little boy, they have no idea what to expect. While it's clear that young Sammie is a very disturbed child, there's surely no way he could have been behind the recent spate of accidents or the death of his father. The child is dirty, malnourished, and perhaps the victim of a negligent mother, but as Angela and Tim's investigations take them deeper into the mystery, they realize there is much more going on than they ever could have imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SAM

  • By zoe on 05-03-15

Not what I was expecting....

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

Reviewed: 08-27-15

I had read the reviews and had seen how scary this book was suppose to be. This made me excited and could not wait to get right to it. While the story wasn't bad, it wasn't scary either. And it was predictable, at least to me. Its very much on par for possession stories.
I also did not like that the narrarator spoke more softly for his male characters than he did some of him female. In a conversation, this could make it a little uncleas as to who was saying what.
While I did enjoy the book, it was not the terror that I was hoping it would be.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sand Trap

  • Haunted, Book 3
  • By: Alexie Aaron
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

A sensitive and two ghost hunters walk into a bar. The barman is silent and the barflies long dead. It sounds like the start of a joke, but it's not. An active haunt in a derelict biker bar on Route 66 is a dream come true for the PEEPs team, until it turns violent. Join Mia Cooper and the PEEPs team on an adventure from the cultural confines of Chicago's Field Museum down Route 66 to Lucky's Bar, where evil is always on tap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive!

  • By Krista M. Scruggs on 08-27-15

Addictive!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-15

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

I totally would. This series of books are fun. I am bummed that the remaining books in the set are not on Audible (hint, hint). While the books in the Haunted series that I have listened to so far are not the type that keep you on the edge of the seat or have odd twists and turns, I enjoy them. They are a nice escape.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mia. These are basically her stories, and I found myself wanting things to turn out for the best for her. I like her Godfather Ralph, too. He would be fun in realy life!

Any additional comments?

I enjoy this series, and as I said above, hope that more are made into Audible books. I recommend these for someone wanting some light listening.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Horrorween

  • The Orangefield Series, Book 1
  • By: Al Sarrantonio
  • Narrated by: Gene Blake
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

For untold ages a dark presence has shrouded the small town of Orangefield. In addition to the plentiful pumpkins that gave the town its name, Orangefield is home to the dreaded Lord of Death himself, Samhain. Despite rumors of his existence, and rare, brief sightings, Samhain has long been content to leave the local inhabitants alone. But that's about to change.... When a boy from the town disappears, detective Bill Grant is convinced Samhain is responsible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrorween

  • By Deedra on 11-03-15

Where did they find this narrator?

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

I enjoyed the story and found myself investing more time to listening than I had planned because I want to know what would happen next. The narration was poorly done with horrible accents and mispronounced words. Thankfully, someone else handles the next book in the series, so I can continue to listen to the story.

  • One Last Time

  • A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost
  • By: John Edward
  • Narrated by: John Edward
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

John was 15 when it began. Visions, voices, feelings, an ability to make up stories about the future that, uncannily, came true. Actually, in retrospect, he was probably much younger than that, but it wasn't until he reached his teens that he realized his abilities were extraordinary. John Edward is now a renowned psychic medium whose talents are matched by only a handful of people in the world. One Last Time is his remarkable story.

  • out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Book

  • By Anna on 03-07-08

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

If you could sum up One Last Time in three words, what would they be?

Couldn't put it down. ( I know...four words) I listened to the book right after purchasing it while driving, and continued to listen as I wet to sleep that night. Got up the next morning and jumped right in.

What did you like best about this story?

It was uplifting. I have recently suffered a major lost, and the book helped validate my belief that those that have passed are still with us.

Which character – as performed by John Edward – was your favorite?

n/a

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think the book is helping me in my grieving process. There is not a particular moment, but the story in general has seemed to lift my mood.