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  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,849

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

Great sequel

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

Reviewed: 02-09-14

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

This book is the sequel to a King great "The Shining" starts out a bit slow but in typical King fashion slams you into the book's story line that you cant possible put down!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Abra Stone because the character was so well thought out & complex

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

The Narrator did a convincing job of his portrayal of many diverse personalities

Who was the most memorable character of Doctor Sleep and why?

Rose the hat~pure evil disquised brilliantly

Any additional comments?

I'm not entirely sure Stephen King is human at all! lol

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,092

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Best King book ~~ IMO!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

What did you love best about 11-22-63?

I can't pinpoint one thing,but the historical facts were awesome!

What was one of the most memorable moments of 11-22-63?

the green card man explaining the time threads to Jake errrr..... George

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

His excellent & memorable voice.

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

"Kennedy Lives"

Any additional comments?

I wish Stephen King had published this book in 1972,when he wrote it.

  • Iced

  • A Dani O' Malley Novel, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,416

Dani "Mega" O’Malley plays by her own set of rules - and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dude, It exceeded my expectations

  • By Katheryne on 12-02-12

Another Great Read

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

Reviewed: 12-09-12

Would you listen to Iced again? Why?

I really loved this new story because KMM kept all the great familiar characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ryodan,his persona was deep & complex

Have you listened to any of Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to all of the fever series,this one is equally good,well done!

Any additional comments?

Can't wait to listen to the next one :"Burned"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rose Madder

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 803

Escape from her macabre marriage is not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, and lucking out with a new man. Not with a husband like Norman...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WHYYYY

  • By Chantelle on 12-01-11

Excellent Naration by Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 10-28-12

If you could sum up Rose Madder in three words, what would they be?

It was like discovering this book all over again!

What other book might you compare Rose Madder to and why?

Kings book's can't & shouldnt be compared to others they are stand alone,brilliant scifi by a master storyteller

Which character – as performed by Blair Brown – was your favorite?

Her portrayal of "Rosie" was spot on!
Stephen King's potrayal of "Norman" was outstanding

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

I really love the first contact between Gert & Norman

Any additional comments?

How awesome of the author to take such an interest in an "audiobook" to do his own narration! Loved it

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Shadowfever

  • Fever, Book 5
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic ... did not disappoint.

  • By Lauren on 01-18-11

Best series ever!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

What made the experience of listening to Shadowfever the most enjoyable?

The narrators excellent readings! The story line was new and compelling,could not stop listening!

What did you like best about this story?

everything,well read,gripping story line

Have you listened to any of Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, they are all great!

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

all

Any additional comments?

no

  • Dreamfever

  • Fever, Book 4
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister's murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac's every thought - and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ready for the 5th

  • By CindiL on 09-07-09

Best series ever!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

If you could sum up Dreamfever in three words, what would they be?

A must listen!

What did you like best about this story?

everything

Which character – as performed by Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

These 2 narrators should have done the whole series! JZB

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

the whole book is a "cant put down" series

Any additional comments?

no

  • Faefever

  • Fever, Book 3
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888

On a quest to find her sister's killer, Mac is a major player in a deadly game, but with one great advantage: she knows how to find the Sinsar Dubh, an ancient book of magic so dark it corrupts anyone who touches it. What Mac soon discovers is worse than she had imagined. Surrounded by treachery, her enemies indistinguishable from her allies, she can be certain of only one thing: as All Hallows' Eve approaches, her time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By CindiL on 12-17-08

Best series ever!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

Would you listen to Faefever again? Why?

I have listened to this series 3 times now!

What other book might you compare Faefever to and why?

No comparison can be made this is a "Unique" story line

Which scene was your favorite?

all

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

yes

  • Bloodfever

  • Fever, Book 2
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076

MacKayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets. In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh - a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the world of the Fae and of Man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me interested

  • By Annie on 01-10-09

Best series ever!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

If you could sum up Bloodfever in three words, what would they be?

Just keeps getting better!

What other book might you compare Bloodfever to and why?

These are unique,no comparison can be made!

What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

The narrators flaws do not distract from this great story line

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

"Fever Series" Unseelie vs Seelie

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darkfever

  • Fever, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,931
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,789

MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman. Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By Dana on 01-27-11

Best series ever!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-12

If you could sum up Darkfever in three words, what would they be?

Great series of books that have everything,romance,mystery,fanstasy.I Love this series of books,as you listen they just keep getting better & better! Have not found anything better.

What other book might you compare Darkfever to and why?

these audiobooks are very unique,highly recommend them!

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

The narrators flaws do not distract from the great story line

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

Yes!