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  • There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 3
  • By: Edgar Cantero
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 205

 

It’s bad enough that its venom-dripping chelicerae can slice through flesh like warm butter. Worse? It’s right there under the bunk. It’s a fact now. To make it through the night, the children must obey the rules: don’t get out of bed, stay out of the shadows, and don’t wake the beast. But as the threats multiply, so do the rules of survival. And with the safety of dawn still hours away, the fun is just beginning.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ruined by narrator

  • By gcgart79 on 09-27-18

I'm not 10 years old

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This is a story told by two young boys and it sounds like it too. Its like saying the floor is hot lava and then play like it really is. It's like you asked a 10 year old to make up a story on the spot and he does. it's AWEFUL!

  • Weaveworld

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831

Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world - and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror - a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting

  • By gina on 07-14-17

Is it over yet?

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

SO bored. I kept trying to tough it out and every time I looked at the time stamp I still had a million hours left. This is marketed as "Scary" and "Horror" but it's not. It's a very long very uneventful story about a carpet and some really dumb people trying to get/ keep or for themselves. Also lots of annoying made up words that have very normal meanings.

Raptures: Magic/ Glammer

Menstrum: Also Magic (And way too close to something icky)

KOOKOOs: People/ Humans

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Family and Other Animals

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951

This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thoroughly delightful book!

  • By T.K. on 06-21-08

Bugs not animals

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

The author is quite confuse on the definition of animals, he mostly plays with bugs. Also I found the family very rude and everyone's treatment each other and their animals to be cruel.

  • 1922

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

The chilling novella featured in Stephen King's New York Times best-selling short story collection Full Dark, No Stars - soon to be a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker. A violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narration

  • By indyemmett on 11-13-17

meh

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I got bored. It never really roped me in not awful just meh... better luch next time

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,778

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I was looking for a scary monster book but got a southern Alabama family history. It would have been a really good book if I knew what to expect. I kept waiting for monsters but never really got any. Wish I knew what I was in for.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. X

  • By: Clarissa Wild
  • Narrated by: Paul Brion
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

I'm a user and abuser of my own body. In the darkest hour I sold my soul to the devil and now I must pay the price. With his gun to my head I have no choice but to listen and obey, but I refuse to go down easily. Nothing is stronger than the will to survive. My instincts kicked into full gear the second he stepped into my motel room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Monsters are Real.

  • By Anna Salamatin on 02-25-16

PORN

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

This is hard core PORN! no real story just lots of hard core violent porn.!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,247

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

I miss my "OVE"

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

So cute. I had my own "OVE". He was a cranky old curmudgeon and I loved him. This book made me miss the crap out of him. Great story every moment made my heart smile.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,131

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Porn

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Any additional comments?

I liked this book read the whole series but it's porn lots and lots of sexy sex. and some supernatural story line stuff.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dark Matter

  • By: Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68

The charismatic and cunning Spenser Mallon is a campus guru in the 1960s, attracting the devotion and demanding sexual favors of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were present.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Incomprehensible hype

  • By Nancy Bauer on 02-24-10

Confused

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

Any additional comments?

This book is just weird and pointless. basically a bunch of kids go out to a field and have a mild acid trip. Not even a bad acid trip just a mild one. And of some reason 40 years later they decided to talk about it, but only in tiny unintelligible fragments.

  • The Dark

  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72

Night falls. It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. And somewhere in the night...a small girl smiled as her mother burned...asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants...in slimy tunnels once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT SUPERNATURAL MYSTERY!

  • By Amanda H. on 09-30-13

Bad Narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

Any additional comments?

I'm 90% sure the narrator has dentures. The constant smacking noises were so distracting I kept getting lost in the story and since the book jumped from story to story I was never sure who was doing what.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful