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    • The Unloved

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Lush and deceptively tranquil, with its pristine beaches and blossoming vegetation, the island basks in splendid isolation off the South Carolina coast. Here, where sudden storms unleash the murderous rage of wind and sea, stands the Devereaux mansion, a once-great plantation house now crumbling amid ancient oaks dripping with Spanish moss. Here, Marguerite Devereaux, 50 and childless, has cast off her dreams to care for her aged, demanding mother.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A not-so-happy ending

    • By Anonymous User on 01-06-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Black Lightning

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    For five years Seattle journalist Anne Jeffers has pursued the horrifying story of a sadistic serial killer's bloody reign, capture, trial, and appeal - crusading to keep the wheels of justice churning toward the electric chair. Now the day of execution has come. A convicted killer will meet his end. Anne believes her long nightmare is over. But she's dead wrong.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good one!

    • By THATZLIFE on 05-06-10

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Punish the Sinners

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Italy, 1252. Inquisition. Accusation. Fear. Torture. The guilty and the innocent dying for sins real and imagined, in the flames of the burning stake.... Neilsville, 1978. Peter Balsam has come to this sleepy desert town to teach its youth, and finds a mystery of mounting horror. Something is happening to the young girls of St. Francis Xavier High School - something evil. In bloodlet and terror a suicide contagion has swept the town...while a dark order of its holy men enacts a secret medieval ritual.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad

    • By A. Sosa on 07-24-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Darkness

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    The small town of Villejeune, Florida, lies far enough from the inquisitive eyes of strangers and even the reaches of the law that a community with its own customs, rituals, and deadly rites has grown there. In order to start fresh after a failed job prospect and unexpected emotional trauma for their teenage daughter, Ted and Mary Anderson have returned home to Villejeune, unaware of the growing malevolence there. Soon, they are thrust into a nightmare as their sweet but troubled daughter, Kelly, is pulled into the darkness that seems to have consumed the town.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prince of the Outcasts

    • By Emilio on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Nathaniel

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Brilliant summers amid golden fields. Killing winters of razorlike cold. A peaceful, neighborly village, darkened by legends of death? Who is Nathaniel? For 100 years, the people of Prairie Bend have whispered the name in wonder and fear. Some say he is simply a folk tale - a legend created to frighten children on cold winter nights. Some swear he is a terrifying spirit returned to avenge the past. And soon...very soon...some will come to believe that Nathaniel lives still - darkly, horrifyingly real. Nathaniel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written. Well narrated. Suspenseful.

    • By Lesley R. Rolfe on 04-10-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Cry for the Strangers

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Clark's Harbor was the perfect coastal haven, jealously guarded against outsiders. But now strangers have come to settle there. And a small boy is suddenly free of a frenzy that had gripped him since birth.... His sister is haunted by fearful visions.... And one by one, in violent, mysterious ways, the strangers are dying. Never the townspeople. Only the strangers. Has a dark bargain been struck between the people of Clark's Harbor and some supernatural force? Or is it the sea itself calling out for a human sacrifice?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Kept hoping it would get better

    • By JENNY L. on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Devil's Labyrinth

    • A Novel
    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Jim Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    After his father's untimely death sends 15-year-old Ryan McIntyre into an emotional tailspin, his mother enrolls him in St. Isaac's Catholic boarding school, hoping the venerable institution, with its reputation for transforming wayward teens, can work its magic on her son. But troubles are not unknown even at St. Isaac.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great build up but ...

    • By Laprin on 05-09-11

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Comes the Blind Fury

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Amanda: A century ago, a gentle blind girl walked the cliffs of Paradise Point. Then the children came - taunting, teasing - until she lost her footing and fell, shrieking her rage to the drowning sea... . Michelle: Now Michelle has come from Boston to live in the big house on Paradise Point. She is excited about her new life, ready to make new friends...until a hand reaches out of the swirling mists - the hand of a blind child. She is asking for friendship...seeking revenge...whispering her name....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • attention getter from the start

    • By Peter A. Liebelt on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • House of Reckoning

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 265

    For more than three decades John Saul has haunted the New York Times best seller list - and listeners imaginations - with his chilling tales of psychological suspense and supernatural horror. His instinct for striking the deepest chords of fear in our hearts and minds is unerring, and his gift for steering a tale from the light of day into the darkest depths of nightmare is at its harrowing best in House of Reckoning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent John Saul Book

    • By Bob on 05-05-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • When the Wind Blows

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The children were waiting. Waiting for centuries. Waiting for someone to hear their cries. Now nine-year-old Christie Lyons has come to live in the house on the hill - the house where no children have lived for 50 years. Now little Christie will sleep in the old-fashioned nursery on the third floor. Now Christie's terror will begin... When the Wind Blows the children must die!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the typical John Saul book

    • By Rhonda on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Unwanted

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Cassie Winslow is 16. She has just lost her mother in a terrible accident. Now, lonely and frightened, she has come to live with the father she barely knows and his new family in tiny False Harbor on Cape Cod. For Cassie, the strange, unsettling dreams that come to her suddenly in the dead of night are merely the beginning. Very soon, Cassie Winslow will come to know the terrifying powers that are her gift. And in the village of False Harbor, nothing will ever be the same.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Punish the Sinners

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: David Daoust
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Peter Balsam has come to this sleepy desert town to teach its youth, and finds a mystery of mounting horror. Something is happening to the young girls of St. Francis Xavier High School - something evil.In bloodlet and terror a suicide contagion has swept the town...while a dark order of its holy men enacts a secret medieval ritual. Is hysteria manipulating these innocent children into violent self-destruction? Or has a supernatural force, a 13th-century madness, returned to Punish the Sinners?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christine s review of this book.

    • By ChrisAnn on 04-02-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Brainchild

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    A terrible deed from the past threatens to overtake the life of a young man only recently rescued from the claws of death… In one fateful moment, in the split second it takes to move from normalcy to tragedy, nearly everything that Alex Lonsdale holds dear was ripped from him. But when a doctor is able to bring him back from the very brink of death, he is considered a medical miracle - those who love him rejoice. But when they look closely into Alex’s eyes, there is something missing there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Black Creek Crossing

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Thirteen-year-old Angel Sullivan falls in love with her family's new home - the house that stands at Black Creek Crossing in the small town of Roundtree, Massachusetts. But the idyll is soon shattered as Angel learns a shocking secret about the house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story line..

    • By Donna S. on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Presence

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Beyond the sparkling Hawaiian beaches, masked by the deceptive beauty of the rainforest, evil awaits 16-year-old Michael Sundquist and his mother, Katharine, an anthropologist who has come to the Islands to study the unusual skeletal remains unearthed on the volcanic flanks of Haleakala, Maui.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not good

    • By Sally R. Cline on 09-30-11

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The God Project

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Something is happening to the children of Eastbury, Massachusetts.... Something that causes healthy babies to turn cold in their cribs. Something that strikes at the heart of every parent's darkest fears. Something unexplained that is taking the children, one by one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Performance!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Homing

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Karen Spellman is leaving Los Angeles behind, packing up her life and her daughters, and returning to her hometown to marry her high school sweetheart. In the countryside of her childhood, she is looking forward to a fresh start. But her life quickly turns dark and a malevolent force beyond her control threatens to take her daughters from her and ruin her dreams of a new life. Little does anyone know that an evil thought to be long dead has only been lying in wait, quietly anticipating the day when it will finally be able to satisfy its vengeful desires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a new phobia?

    • By Nicole J. on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • In the Dark of the Night

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    It has waited seven years for someone to come back to the rambling lakeside house called Pinecrest, which has stood empty since its last owner went missing. For upscale Chicago couple Dan and Merrill Brewster, the old midwestern manse is an ideal retreat, and for their kids, Eric and Marci, it's the perfect place to spend a lazy summer exploring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Could not put it down

    • By Mary on 08-19-09

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Hellfire

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    The day that the iron doors of the old mill in Westover, Massachusetts, closed forever is a day that still haunts the sleepy town’s residents. On that fateful day 100 years ago, 11 people died in a fearsome fire, and since then, no one has dared to revisit the mill or the dark secrets locked inside it. Now, a member of the once-powerful Sturgess family has aspirations to reopen the mill. Little does Philip Sturgess know that by unlocking the padlock he is also unlocking horrible secrets from the past. There are forces at work that will do their best to see the mill doors stay tightly closed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre...across the board

    • By Phillip on 05-23-14

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Right Hand of Evil

    • By: John Saul
    • Narrated by: Bill Weideman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Just as their troubled marriage is reaching the breaking point, Ted and Janet Conway inherit a home that has been in the family for more than a century. Eager to make a new beginning, the Conways and their three children head for the promise of a better life in the small Louisiana town of St. Albans. But within the long-abandoned, sprawling Victorian manse lies the dark history of the Conway name.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your time

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-17

    Regular price: $27.27

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