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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310

When an 11-year-old boy is found murdered, forensic evidence and reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach. But the jailed suspect, arrested in a public spectacle, has an alibi, and further research convinces Detective Ralph Anderson that the coach was indeed out of town. So how can he have been in two places at the same time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Outsider Stands Tall

  • By Simon on 24-05-18

Nope, that didn't work for me.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Rehashed story from everything else of King. Stereotyped characters and just nothing new....ho hum. The character of Holly and that voice....I wish I had read it rather than suffered that again.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Mister Slaughter

  • A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 3
  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

. Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery. The journey begins when Matthew, now an apprentice problem solver for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping!

  • By marianne on 03-12-13

Good enough to ignore the dubious Scottish accent!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Mister Slaughter to be better than the print version?

For me, yes....I'm a hands free gal.

What did you like best about this story?

Total immersion as usual.

What does Edoardo Ballerini bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He helps colour the words....Slaughter was a darkly wonderful character that he brought to chilling life.

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

I did, as with all his books....the right length for a drawing!

Any additional comments?

Recommend.

  • The Crow Girl

  • By: Erik Axl Sund
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaisters
  • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

It starts with just one body - tortured, mummified and then discarded. Its discovery reveals a nightmare world of hidden lives. Of lost identities, secret rituals and brutal exploitation, where nobody can be trusted. This is the darkest, most complex case the police have ever seen. This is the world of the Crow Girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but not for the faint-hearted

  • By crowdance on 12-11-16

Relentless and outstanding.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Would you listen to The Crow Girl again? Why?

No, the point is made.

What other book might you compare The Crow Girl to, and why?

Everything is watered down after this book. Beware.

What does Gabrielle Glaisters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

To me, it was very important that it is a female reading this audible work. I don't know whether I could have continued had it been a male voice.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Recognition, recoil and rage, lots of rage.

Any additional comments?

Were is the next book in the trilogy, can only find in German?

17 of 19 people found this review helpful