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Simone K

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Totally Bizarre Fun

If you're looking for 'classy horror' I'd look somewhere else. If you're looking for a gruesome, weird, otherworldly horror then you're in the right place! "Highway Gods" is certainly unlike anything I've read before. It's sort of like 'From Dusk till Dawn' in that it starts out clearly placed in the real world before it spins off into a crazy, otherworldly nightmare. I would recommend this story to listeners who like truly bizarre horror content.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Not a Mystery

'Peril In Paradise' was marketed (or at least I thought it was) as a mystery on the open ocean! I loved the idea of a couple going on a fun cruise only to find themselves embroiled in a juicy mystery aboard the ship! That, however, is not how this book panned out. It was really about one woman having hysterical melt down one after another, while her husband and their new friends attempt to keep her calm. There really was no mysterious aspect to this story - the listener was pretty well aware of what was going on the whole time so it turned into just following characters making seemingly stupid mistakes. If I had known what this book was really about going in, I might have enjoyed it more. But since I wanted a mystery at sea I kept waiting for it and became more and more disappointed. This is more like a lighthearted comedy about growing pains experienced by adults who have children leaving the nest.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Entertaining

I appreciate a short and tight story and 'Chase Baker and the Vikings' Secret' would qualify for that category. This was the first of the series that I had the opportunity to listen to and I believe it worked as a stand alone book. There is a lot going on in this short tale and I wouldn't want to risk spoilers so I'll simply say this: this was a lighthearted, fun and compelling mystery. Andrew B. Wehrlen gives an excellent performance. I would recommend this book to listeners who enjoy the likes of Clive Cussler!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Delightfully Horrifying!

I had not previously listened to or read anything by Jeff Strand so I was very excited to try something new! And, boy, did he not disappoint with "Sick House." I found this story to be well thought out and expertly weaved together. Every time I thought I had a small grasp on what was really going on, Strand immediately hit me with something completely unanticipated from left field! I thought this tale had just the right amount of gruesome gore, familial love, tragedy, mystery, comedy and just plain good story telling. Joe Hempel is a powerhouse narrator. I've never listened to anything by him that I didn't thoroughly enjoy and what he brings to a story is incredibly satisfying and very obvious to any listener. If Hempel narrated it, I'll listen to it. Every single time! I would recommend this book to anyone at all who enjoys paranormal horror!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Quality Paranormal Content!

It is exceedingly easy to come up with a tired and cliched idea for a ghost story, as proven by a large number of the stories I have read over the years. However, "DarkMan: The Haunting of Oldfield Drive," had a backstory and a unique take that I have never come across! I am always excited and impressed when this happens and Caroline Clark absolutely accomplished that feat here. This fairly short, quick listen would be good for any listeners who enjoy paranormal content with a big dollop of fun/silliness! Jennifer Gilmour did a great job with bringing the characters to life.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Spooky Short Form Horror

'Pray Lied Eve' is a collection of three short stories of the horror/paranormal variety. I throughly enjoyed each one of them and I also have the same complaint about each of them - they ended suddenly and without, at least as far as I could tell, much effort to wrap the stories up satisfyingly. I think it could also be the literal fact that there is no breath/space/bit of air between the end of the stories and the beginning of the next one. For two of them, I wasn't sure it had actually ended! That's a technical mistake but the endings were indeed weak. All of that said, I did enjoy these three tales and they were each uniquely interesting. D. Michael Hope delivers a satisfying narrative performance!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Horror of the Witch Variety

I love horror content in all shapes and sizes, but I don't often come across a story about witches! I was excited to see that 'The Shadow Rises' was of the witch variety and the story delivered in a delightful way! While the tale felt just a bit slow to me at particular times, it was well worth listening to all of it and I think it's a very solid start to a new series! I would continue to listen to this series and I would recommend this book to friends who enjoy horror, but particularly.. witches! Jonathan Ip gives a good performance.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

100% Brilliant

Joe Hempel is an Audible powerhouse! I've listened to so many stories narrated by him and he never, ever disappoints. In fact, I think he added even an additional something special to 'Things We Fear." For me, there is something very satisfying about a shorter story - the immediate gratification that this story lends to the reader will satisfy even those who are dedicated to being dissatisfied! Glenn Rolfe spins a tale that isn't to be missed by any horror/thriller lovers. It's hard to say much about the plot without spoilers, so instead I'll simply say: this is definitely one to listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

EMP - YES

I typically enjoy an apocalypse story, no matter how you slice it. But I particularly enjoy an apocalypse story involving an EMP - it just feels so chillingly real that I can't quite help but to start looking around for ways that I could personally survive an EMP! If your horror content isn't scaring you into action, perhaps it isn't scary enough ;)

Kevin Pierce is one of the best authors I've listened to on Audible - he always delivers a flawless performance, without fail. And he does in this one as well! Our four unlikely protagonists must band together to stay alive in the new world - a world without power, cell phones or any of the other modern technology we all depend to heavily on today. "Days of Panic" was an excellent start to an apocalyptic series that I intend on continuing to follow!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

GOOD LORD

It's been quite a while since I started listening to something that put my whole day on hold. This story did the trick, though! Right from the top I was completely drawn in by Robinson's characters and the bizarre and thrilling situations they kept finding themselves in. I found this tale to be highly unique and difficult to guess at what might happen next; I also thought the characters were so fully fleshed out, that I felt I knew them even before midway through. Jeffry Kafer delivers a truly phenomenal performance, absolutely nailing the accents with perfection and (seeming) ease! 'Forbidden Island' is one story I might actually have to listen to again, to really get the full effect! I would recommend this one to absolutely anyone who enjoys horror/mystery/thriller genre content.

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