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  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,019

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Terrible male narrator.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Male narrator ruined this book for me. Couldn't focus on the story at all. The only thing that save it was the female narrator . The story itself is weak and not believable. Wasted credit

  • The Broken Ones

  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 685

A shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting. Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met Internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness? The only thing she knows is that she can't trust anyone. Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be told.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By ReaderCT on 05-25-17

Boring

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

This one was Predictable and the reader was terrible. Skip this one and save yourself a credit.

80 of 87 people found this review helpful

  • Dark House

  • By: Helen Phifer
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

For decades the Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now - when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney. Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging the asylum's wrongs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Becky on 04-24-17

Terrible narrator.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

Ok book ruined by the reader. Will never listen to a book narrated by Alison Campbell.

  • The Book of Ralph

  • By: Christopher Steinsvold
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 229

A message appears on the moon. It is legible from Earth, and almost no one knows how it was created. Markus West leads the government's investigation to find the creator. The message is simple and familiar. But those three words, written in blazing crimson letters on the lunar surface, will foster the strangest revolution humankind has ever endured and make Markus West wish he was never involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this a lot!

  • By Heather on 04-06-17

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

This book was written by a college professor and it shows. Very thoughtful and weird. Liked it!!!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Warm Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Isaac Marion
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,665

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Tabitha on 07-21-12

Original

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

Reviewed: 10-23-11

definitely for the listeners who do not mind their books being a little silly. Still one of my favorite end of the world/zombie books. give it a try, you'll chuckle. This one also has a bit of existentialism thrown in. A good listen.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76,207
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 76,158

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

THE WORST READER EVER

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-11

I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks, none of which made me as annoyed with the reader as this one did. When speaking for the Stark Family, he does a good job, but whenever he is speaking for a sinister, or an unlikeable character, the tone of his voice changes. He sounds as if has missing teeth, a lisp, as if spit was coming out of his mouth with every word, or as if he had a loogie stuck in his throat and is trying to cough it out (especially when evil characters laugh). Not only is that absolutely disgusting to listen to, but also gives away the intentions of the characters. Characters that appear friendly in order to full the reader are read with a menacing voice which foreshadows their deceit and betrayal. I can tell you which character is sincere by how he/she is read by this reader.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Magic Study

  • By: Maria V. Snyder
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462

With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways, and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic Study

  • By Arnold on 03-07-08

Waiting for third!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-07

Great Sequel. Good blend of fantasy and suspense, with a little bit of romance (not a mushy romance novel, nothing to give you cavities). Great characters. Good, easy, fun book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruins

  • By: Scott Smith
  • Narrated by: Patrick Wilson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 288

The Ruins follows two American couples enjoying a pleasant, lazy beach holiday together in Mexico. On an impulse, they go off with newfound friends in search of one of their group, the young German who, in pursuit of a girl, has headed for the remote Mayan ruins, site of a fabled archeological dig.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Singularly Harsh

  • By Fredrick J. on 03-07-17

A MUST READ FOR KING FANS!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-07

I almost missed this great book because of all the negative reviews it has received. This book is a definitive must read for all the S. King fans out there, as he is probably kicking himself in the behind for not coming up with the concept first. Spooky, scary, a bit disgusting, awesome!!!!!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Prior Bad Acts

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584

It was a crime so brutal, it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops. The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase, but everyone agrees that convicting the killer, Karl Dahl, is a start. Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way. Her ruling that Dahl's prior criminal record is inadmissible raises a public outcry, and puts the judge in grave danger.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • maybe a 3 1/2

  • By mary on 02-02-09

Very Good!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-06

Fantastic story, interesting character. Very well written novel.

  • Blackwood Farm

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799

A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm brings together the Vampire Chronicles and the story of the Mayfair Witches, and is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blackwood Farm: A Strange and Lovely World

  • By J. on 09-09-13

fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-06

This is probably one of my very favorite books. I loved the story and all the characters in it. This book is definitely for the open minded who are not afraid of same sex love scenes (not graphic or vulgar) that are quite common in the vampire genre.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful