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  • Visits from the Drowned Girl

  • By: Steven Sherrill
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Tower jockey Benny Poteat has seen a lot of things. Working hundreds of feet in the air repairing tension lines and replacing burnt-out bulbs, secured by nothing but a leather harness and carabiners, he's witnessed baptisms, outdoor weddings, dogfights, glorious sunsets, topless sunbathers, fierce storms, raging fires, and plenty more. Not much he sees surprises him, until the day he watches a woman die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting & worth a listen!

  • By Clint on 06-13-05

Not the fantasy world of The Andy Griffith Show

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

Reviewed: 08-12-12

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

It is an interesting read, I would recommend with warnings however.

If you’ve listened to books by Steven Sherrill before, how does this one compare?

I loved Minotaur 'The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break', this book falls a little short in comparison. And seems to take place in the same town, or one very much like it, they do abound far out from the cities.

What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

I'll be looking for more of his readings, so yes.

If you could take any character from Visits from the Drowned Girl out to dinner, who would it be and why?

This may be one of the downfalls of this story, no one I'd like to go to dinner with here, this does not mean that there were no likeable characters, just people you would rather keep as acquaintances. Jeeter has an interesting place and could be worth a visit, if I had a friend that took me by, that is.

  • Full Dark, No Stars

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,611

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie, honest, frightening!

  • By 9S on 01-15-11

Not one of Kings best

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

Reviewed: 08-12-12

What made the experience of listening to Full Dark, No Stars the most enjoyable?

The narrators did a fine job, if not for them I would have put this one aside.

What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could have laid off of the bleak just a bit. These stories were just depressing in my mind.