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  • Flight or Fright

  • By: Stephen King, Bev Vincent
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Christian Coulson, Santino Fontana, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and coeditor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you. Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like - gulp! - a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every single story a gem!

  • By Gary on 09-08-18

I detest short stories

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

The description of this book was very misleading. I saw there were multiple narrators but NOT that there were MANY authors. I don’t like short stories and definitely not ones written by authors I don’t care for. What a shock to find out this is not a book by Stephen King.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Death Factory

  • Penn Cage, Book 3.5
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 383

When a heart attack sends Penn's father, Tom Cage, to the ER, Tom begs that his son be brought to his side to hear a dying declaration. But when Penn arrives, Tom denies ever making the request - keeping his secrets for another day. The emergency hurls Penn back to a chilling case in Houston, where he worked in a DA's office known as the "death factory", which sent more killers to death row than any other in America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice short story

  • By Michael on 09-23-14

Wrong, wrong,wrong narrator!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Why, oh why do they insist on changing narrators in the middle of a series? The listener gets accustomed to how a character sounds and putting someone in with a completely different voice is usually a disaster as it was in this novella.....and apparently in the following book. I could barely listen to this one all the way through and it's only because it was just over 2 hrs that made that possible. I already have the next book but I don't know that I can listen to it. This narrator sounds like a surfer -dude.....No offense to surfers but they're aren't right for this series. He is also way overly dramatic at times and it's almost impossible to tell when he's changing characters because his voice has no range. I would not recommend this or the next book in the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,435

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Unrealistic neo-conservative lecture on our societ

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

See Victor of NY's review below. He spells out pretty clearly what is wrong with this entire scenario. And I got tired of the constant lectures on the evilness of human beings and the need for military style control of our society. It's goals are pretty blatant. And the Forward by Newt Gingrich was a dead giveaway.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Evan Smoak, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,540

Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gregg needs to learn that less is more

  • By Tim on 07-06-17

Narrator ruined it for me

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

I couldn't finish listening. I really couldn't deal with Scott Brick's overly soft and dramatic manner of reading and had to stop so I really don't know how good the actual story is.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Deeper Darkness

  • By: J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 967

As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make a certain sense of death with crisp methodology and precision instruments. But the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from Sam’s life. She has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate - until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C. On the other end of the line is an old boyfriend’s mother, asking Sam to do a second autopsy on her son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down!

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-25-16

Whiney helpless female

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

I really can't stand a whiney, helpless female lead character. She makes the entire story tedious and this female lead is one of the worst I've come across. Now, let me say, I AM a female, too , so I know they don't have to be portrayed like that. Then, add on a somewhat overly dramatic narrator and you have a book that is very hard to listen to. I think giving it 3 stars is actually being generous.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Liars & Thieves

  • By: Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by: Guerin Barry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 534

Tommy Carmellini is sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in Virginia's remote Blue Ridge Mountains, where top government operatives are debriefing a star defector: the ultimate KGB insider, a man with records on every operation and every dirty trick the shadowy intelligence agency has ever run, from Lenin to Putin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Paced - Good Read!

  • By Andrew Stone on 01-11-09

Juvenile hero

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

Was this written for teenage boys? The dialog was juvenile ...teen male hero stuff with too much unbelievable gun play. Just the kind of macho action that would make the perfect summer movie for teen/young men. The hero is definitely a misogynist and the women all need rescuing. Ugh.
Somewhere in that mess was a pretty good story line but it was hard to stick with it long enough to see it through.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Constant Princess

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924

Best-selling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. But tragically, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his young bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother Henry, become Queen, and fulfill their dreams and her destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Story...

  • By Theodore on 12-06-11

A very different view of Catherine

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

The presentation of Catherine in this story was so different from that presented in The Autobiography of Henry the VII that I thought it might be a different Catherine altogether. Perhaps no one can ever know if she was indeed a true virgin when she became Henry's wife or a schemer determined to be Queen at any cost and willing to lie about her life with Arthur.
And this book did end rather abruptly before talking about her real struggles after Henry locked her away.
But, did enjoy the story for what it was.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bricking It

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,199

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother's derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit! Except - as anyone who has renovated an old house knows - things are never that easy. The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling...and then there's the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • coarse, predictable

  • By THRIFTY LAWYER on 06-20-16

Silly and immature

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

I had to come back to Audible to see if this was actually written as a teen book. I may have had a slight grin or two but truly did not find it funny at all.....just sophomoric. It was a big disappointment.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Far from True

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler, Brian O'Neil
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realizes it may not be discs the thief was actually interested in....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be prepared to be left hanging

  • By Karin Regner on 03-28-16

I would have given it a 5 , but.....

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

This was a 5 star listen for me right up to the last few words......and then it ended with no resolution to any but one "minor" murder. It's a complex story with a LOT of storylines and I like that but I do expect the story to tie it together at the end. I have not read the first in the series so I will now go back and read that one. I understand now that it also leaves you hanging. I'm not sure I like this style at all......I have a hard enough time remembering what I read last week, let alone a year or more later.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Poisonous

  • The Max Revere Series, Book 3
  • By: Allison Brennan
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Teenaged Internet bully Ivy Lake fell off a cliff, and few people cared...except her mentally challenged 18-year-old stepbrother, Tommy. He loved her in spite of her cruelty. He's distraught and doesn't understand why his blended family is falling apart. After a year, the police still have no answers: Ivy could have jumped, she could have been pushed, or it could have been an accident. With too many suspects and not enough evidence, the investigation has grown cold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Allison Brennan does it again!

  • By Lynne Peterson on 04-18-16

Not sure I can finish it

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

As I began listening to this book , I thought I'd mistakenly bought a teen book as the narrator reads it as if she is around 13 yrs old. It really throws off the feeling of a murder mystery when she speaks with an "oh, golly, gee" tone to everything. Often I felt as if I was 5 and being read to by my kindergarten teacher.
The story, however, is good and I'm determined to get through it to find out "who dun it".

0 of 1 people found this review helpful