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  • The Fireman

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 592

Some flames burn too brightly to be extinguished. This exceptional new thriller from Joe Hill is essential reading for 2016 and perfect for fans of Justin Cronin's The Passage. In a world overtaken by a deadly and dramatic new virus, Harper is determined to live long enough to deliver her baby. But when all it takes is a spark to start a deadly blaze, she's going to need some help from the mysterious fireman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Spark Off The Old Block!

  • By Simon on 21-05-16

The Fireman

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

This book starts off very gripping, then it becomes very boring and it kind of loses the plot, I did find myself drifting,as a Joe Hill fan I find this book very disappointing, I can only say the beginning of the book and the end of the book is the most gripping.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Exorcist

  • By: William Peter Blatty
  • Narrated by: William Peter Blatty
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 284

Father Damien Karras: 'Where is Regan?' Regan MacNeil: 'In here. With us.' The terror begins unobtrusively. Noises in the attic. In the child's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. At first, easy explanations are offered. Then frightening changes begin to appear in eleven-year-old Regan. Medical tests fail to shed any light on her symptoms, but it is as if a different personality has invaded her body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's horror is undiminished

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-04-17

The Exorcist

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

Reviewed: 17-01-15

Well this as always been one of my favourite films, so when the book came on audio I was made up. This was a fantastic listen with the narrator just making it with the horrible demon voice that gave me goose bumps 10 out of 10 for this fantastic narrator. When I finished the book I went out to buy the dvd and was very surprised to find how both were very similar .
If you enjoyed the film you will love the book.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Song of Kali

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Blood will curdle in Calcutta. In the most crime-ridden city, nightmares become real and evil is defined by frightening occurrences. When an American family finds themselves encircled by the terrors of this land, lurid events befall them and life takes on a new meaning - death. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Song of Kali will chill the blood and frighten even the most jaded of horror fans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Song of Kali

  • By jennifer on 17-01-15

Song of Kali

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

Reviewed: 17-01-15

What a fantastic story I really enjoyed this booked, when it starts you just know that this story is going to be very dark, and indeed it was, this is a very dark story and I must admit I did not expect the out come a little disturbing but well worth a listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Revival

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 717

In a small New England town, in the early '60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. Then tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, the preacher curses God, mocking all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. In his mid-30s, he is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate, he sees Jacobs again....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been so much better

  • By KE on 11-03-16

Revival Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 13-12-14

Well I must admit after the long wait of purchasing this book I was very disappointed, The read up of the story sounded just like Mr King, but to be fair I think it is one of his poorest yet. Normally I cannot put his books down but this one I could very forgettable, it reminded me of the very old Frankenstein films, it just did not do anything for me, After this I think Mr King has tamed his books down a lot and his son Joe Hill as took the darker side on that Stephen King once Did.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Hollow

  • By: Ronald Kelly
  • Narrated by: J. Rodney Turner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

From out of a shadowy backwoods hollow echoes a dark threat from the past, nearly a century lost and forgotten. The rural town of Harmony, Tennessee, possessed a disturbing secret; a secret so ancient that most of its residents were completely unaware of it. Even the last survivors of a vigilante raid long ago have filed the tragic events of that autumn night away, totally unaware of the evil that remains, dormant, but forever patient, among the tall pines and thick-leaved kudzu of a place known only as Hell Hollow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hellhollow

  • By jennifer on 22-11-14

Hellhollow

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

Reviewed: 22-11-14

I must admit the narrator scores 10 out of 10 for this, the deep south accent just makes it and some of the phrases made me laugh out loud, but this is no comedy story, its very deep and dark these kids go on a journey from hell, the past comes creeping back to this lazy little town with a nightmare of events, this book reminded me of the nightmare on elm streets films you will see what I mean I wont give too much away, its also quite gruesome in places but I really enjoyed it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Snowblind

  • By: Christopher Golden
  • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54

Twelve years ago the small town of Coventry, Massachusetts was in the grasp of a particularly brutal winter. And then came the Great Storm. It hit hard. Not everyone saw the spring. Today the families, friends, and lovers of the victims are still haunted by the ghosts of those they lost so suddenly. If only they could see them one more time, hold them close, tell them they love them. It was the deadliest winter in living memory. Until now. When a new storm strikes, it doesn't just bring snow and ice, it brings the people of Coventry exactly what they've been wishing for. And the realisation their nightmare is only beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Snowblind

  • By jennifer on 22-11-14

Snowblind

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

Reviewed: 22-11-14

This was a fantastic story really creepy, the snow storm comes and so does the evil that lurks in the snow,the description of the evil things that come with the storm really had me creeped out,i just thought what a fantastic story I could picture everything, again another book that would make a fab film.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Unquiet House

  • By: Alison Littlewood
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 25

Mire House is dreary, dark, cold, and infested with midges. But when Emma Dean inherits it from a distant relation, she immediately feels a sense of belonging. It isn't long before Charlie Mitchell, grandson of the original owner, appears claiming that he wants to seek out his family. But Emma suspects he's more interested in the house than his long-lost relations. And when she starts seeing ghostly figures, Emma begins to wonder: Is Charlie trying to scare her away? Or are there darker secrets lurking in the corners of Mire House?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Ghost story

  • By Yuggoth on 15-01-16

The Uniquiet House

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

Reviewed: 15-11-14

With this book being horror I guess that's what i expected but I was very disappointed not scary at all just very slow and boring .

  • The Back Road

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 902

A girl lies close to death in a deserted lane. A driver drags her body to the side of the road. A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching. For Ellie Saunders last night’s hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has ... Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some peace and quiet, but as he is drawn into the web of deceit his every instinct tells him that what happened that night was more than a tragic accident.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The biggest disappointment on Audible

  • By Ryan Clontz on 23-09-14

The Back Road

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

Reviewed: 15-11-14

I must admit when I first tried to listen to this story I found it a little slow so I gave up. then I came back to it.it is not a bad story but a little hard work, because it was horror I expected horror but don't be fooled it is not a horror story, so I do not know why this book is under horror I would say more thriller type.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guilt

  • Department Q, Book 4
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

Following the international No 1 bestsellers Mercy and Disgrace, Guilt is the fourth heart-stopping Department Q novel from Jussi Adler-Olsen, and a gripping treat for all fans of the Scandinavian crime thriller.1987. Nete Rosen thought she'd put her traumatic youth behind her. Her caring foster parents and loving husband helped her start again. However, when a man from her past reappears one night, Nete's new life could be shattered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely love Jussi Adler Olsen

  • By caroline on 14-05-14

Guilt

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

Reviewed: 15-11-14

The final book in the department Q series I must admit I have enjoyed every one on these book and I am so glad they have kept the same narrator for all 4 books.
I was hooked with this story too extremely gripping and very twisty it surprised me I must say .if you start this series please do all the 4 books, I must admit I was a little sad for the series to end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Redemption

  • Department Q, Book 3
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196

The downloadable, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s sensational new thriller, read by the actor Steven Pacey. Two boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Their kidnapper has gone, but soon he will return. Their bonds are inescapable. But there is a bottle and tar to seal it. Paper and a splinter for writing; blood for ink. A message begging for help. In Copenhagen’s cold cases division Carl Morck has received a bottle. It holds an old and decayed message, written in blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Department Q yet!

  • By PatM on 10-10-13

Redemption

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

Reviewed: 15-11-14

Again another great book from this author although the stories do not carry on the characters do and you just cant wait for the next unsolved case to be opened by department Q ,This story is very gripping and sad too but as per usual carl and his team get to grips on it great listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful