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  • Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,923

At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very atmospheric and creepy

  • By Kirsten M. Crippen on 10-30-11

amazing telling

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

I love the narrator's voice here. His voice and intonation are so telling. You can feel the steuggle, and the horror of it all. I will forever use his voice in my head when I hear the word horror. And you can't go wrong with Lovecraft.

  • The Last Neanderthal

  • A Novel
  • By: Claire Cameron
  • Narrated by: Lisa Stathoplos, Casey Turner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

Forty thousand years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age, and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate. But the unforgiving landscape takes its toll, and Girl is left alone to care for Runt, a foundling of unknown origin. As Girl and Runt face the coming winter storms, Girl realizes she has one final chance to save her people, even if it means sacrificing part of herself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The story is wonderful, the narration is HORRIBLE.

  • By Traci on 04-30-17

amazing read!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

I was never bored white listening to this book. the Dieu draws you in so deep.

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,385

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

  • By Ethan M. on 05-11-12

Maybe I don't like SciFi

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

I really enjoyed this book in the beginning, but it seemed like the author war just trying to make the book longer after the first climax. It leveled out and took forever to get to the final point.

  • Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,957
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,911

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW. I'm stunned!

  • By JD on 04-27-10

Little books of Awesome

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

I am on my second go around for the whole series (well. . what there is this far), and this is one of my favorites. Definitely a major turning point. Well written and well read.

  • Be Frank with Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,902

Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Whirlwind

  • By Sara on 09-02-16

I felt like it didn't end

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

good story, and fun to listen to, but I wanted a more conclusive end. I also want to read the book within that book... sounds cool.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,425

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hated this book!

  • By nikki on 04-11-18

I struggled in the beginning.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-15

I was not enthralled by this story until 80% of the way through it, so really from the climax on. Unfortunately I also wasn't suprised by the ending, so overall it wasn't a great book to me. I do think the author did well in making the characters relatable and making them grow, which is key.