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Fleur

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  • Tarka the Otter

  • By: Henry Williamson
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

This is the tale of Tarka the Otter's growth to adulthood in the country of the Two Rivers. It is also the story of his life in the wild and how he is hunted by his enemy, the great hound Deadlock.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautiful, classic literature

  • By Fleur on 03-02-18

beautiful, classic literature

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Tarka the otter is a beautiful and heart breaking account of the short life of a wild otter. While charming it does not shy away from the harsh realities of the hunt and the cruelty of man, leaving many listeners with a deep sense of guilt for the crimes of their own race. A must- listen for anyone who loves otters and other British wildlife.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 549

A thrilling collection of 20 stories - some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and collected for the first time - with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives readers a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Ryan on 05-12-17

stunning stuff from King

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

The new collection of short stories is electrifying and mesmerising. I just couldn't get enough.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hell House

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

For over 20 years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Sara on 30-06-09

An intense listen

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

Reviewed: 18-07-14

Any additional comments?

This was a great audiobook, but I found it pretty intense in some places and some scenes were pretty grim! It's a highly sexual and sexually charged book, and if you love the classic combo of sex and horror you'll love this.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546

Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217, and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic horror novel

  • By Steve on 03-10-13

Sheer brilliance from King

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

Reviewed: 18-07-14

Any additional comments?

It's one of the most iconic horrors of the 20th century and boy does it live up to its name! The narration is excellent, the story gripping and engaging. I finished it in two days- I couldn't stop listening. Highly recommended.

  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Stephen King

  • By Robert on 01-01-10

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 19-05-14

If you could sum up Under the Dome in three words, what would they be?

gritty, addictive, compelling.

What about Raul Esparza’s performance did you like?

The accent was spot on- really great vocal range :)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes! I love Stephen King and this is one of his best.

Any additional comments?

I'm a big Stephen King fan anyway, but this book is truly brilliant- hooked from start to finish.