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  • 77 Shadow Street

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

Enter the world of the Pendleton: The original owner became a recluse - and was rumored to be more than half mad - after his wife and two children were kidnapped in 1896 and never found. The second owner suffered a worse tragedy in 1935, when his house manager murdered him, his family, and the entire live-in staff.... Craftsmen and laborers working on renovations disappear or go mad.... For years, the Pendleton is a happy place, until a bad turn comes again.... Voices in unknown languages are heard in deserted rooms....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There are no dogs to save you this time!

  • By William R. on 01-30-12


3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I love Dean Koontz. I truly enjoy his protagonists. This might be a better read, but as a listen if found it meandering. I had trouble keeping up with the characters and for the most part, never really attached them. The performance was good if not perfunctory.

  • The Swan Thieves

  • By: Elizabeth Kostova
  • Narrated by: Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Erin Cottrell, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Such Potential Wasted

  • By Sara on 08-13-14

I tried

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-10

I enjoyed The Historian and was waiting for the next Kostova book. I've been stuck in part 1 and am giving up. I just don't care about anyone in this book.

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