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INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States
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  • The Good House

  • By: Tananarive Due
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 21 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,558

Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply Satisfying

  • By Lee on 05-08-08

YAY!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

How often can you say YAY! at the end of a ghost story? And I don't write reviews often but I really enjoyed this story (finally- so many duds lately). This story is rich in history, characters, language and plot. Win Win Win.

  • The House of Long Shadows

  • House of Souls, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 418

Kevin Taylor is an Internet-famous handyman on a mission: Find a house and renovate it in 30 days. By flipping a derelict house in a month's time and chronicling the entire thing on video for his online subscribers, he seeks to become a star. The problems that plague this property will require more than elbow grease to fix, however. Shadows throughout the home are distorted, and an enigmatic trespasser keeps showing up in his footage. Worse still are the hideous voices that issue from otherwise empty rooms in the dead of night.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dry

  • By Donna Johnson on 08-21-18

Like a creepy campfire story

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

oooooohhhhh

I just started listening to this author- his books are a lot of fun. The stories aren't too complex and the language isn't overly sophisticated --just good scary fun and credit well spent :)

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Elementals

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,944

After a bizarre and disturbing incident at the funeral of matriarch Marian Savage, the McCray and Savage families look forward to a restful and relaxing summer at Beldame, on Alabama's Gulf Coast, where three Victorian houses loom over the shimmering beach. Two of the houses are habitable, while the third is slowly and mysteriously being buried beneath an enormous dune of blindingly white sand. But though long uninhabited, the third house is not empty. Inside, something deadly lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Haunted House Book - and that's rare!

  • By Uber Femme on 06-28-18

I dream of sand dunes and isolation now.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Loved this story- so creepy and well written. I've vacationed at boring- slow- sleepy places and I won't again without thinking of Martha Ann and Nails- eeeeee!

  • The Last Days of Jack Sparks

  • By: Jason Arnopp
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 584

It was no secret that journalist Jack Sparks had been researching the occult for his new book. No stranger to controversy, he'd already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed. Then there was that video: 40 seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet it was posted from his own YouTube account. Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed - until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary, hilarious, creepy, snarky, fun

  • By Lesley on 01-04-17

So bad!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

1 hour left and I have no desire to finish this story. It's more of a lesson in morality than a ghost story. Ughh hated it! :(

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,646
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,936

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The soil of a man's heart is stonier. A man

  • By Tj on 04-10-18

You KNOW what's going to happen

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

and it's still so scary that you can barely stand it. Love this story and loved the performance.

  • Little Heaven

  • A Novel
  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 995

From electrifying horror author Nick Cutter comes a haunting new novel, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and Stephen King's It, in which a trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman for a deceptively simple task: check in on her nephew, who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement called Little Heaven. Shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visceral Effectiveness

  • By Michael on 02-07-17

Weird....but entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

Without giving anything away, I can give you a hint... Jonestown+ Pied Piper+ a tiny bit of Alien and a smidge of Gun Slinger? It's a little hard to describe but scary!

Hoping for a part 2!

  • Magpie Murders

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,644

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best-selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A British Whodunit

  • By Sara on 07-24-17

1.2.3,4?

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

How many who-dunnits can be in one book?

This was a fun listen, loads of surprises, and some classic "don't turn your back dummy!" moments. Really enjoyed it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

  • Essays
  • By: Samantha Irby
  • Narrated by: Samantha Irby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a Dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect balance of humour and pathos

  • By Salimah J. Perkins on 07-06-17

Raunchy, hilarious, sad-ish...all the human things

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

You might like this book if you can't really understand David Foster Wallace either. Thank you for saying that Samantha- and all the other things :)

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,862

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma, and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Listen!

  • By karinzart on 04-29-17

Would you assassinate someone if....

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

I'm not finished with this story (chapter 118 of 134) and I hadn't read this yet, but I see why it has been released on audio now. If you knew someone would start a war, killing millions, but everyone else thought he was a real swell guy- what would you do? The Dead Zone is the things you can't see that cause all the worries and doubts- you know you're right- but what can't you see?

Really enjoying James Franco reading- reminds me a bit of George Saunders. Casual, but current. This book could have been written this year.

xoxo Constant Reader

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heartburn

  • By: Nora Ephron
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,221

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just a treasure

  • By David Shear on 07-10-13

If your husband has an affair, start here :)

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

Cute, with just enough raunch to keep it entertaining. Heartache-y, but also humorous and gritty... plus Meryl Streep of course. I listened to the whole book yesterday while I made lobster bisque, which seemed appropriate.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful