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Kim Venatries

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

All Around Excellent

Very good collection of Bug stories with great narration. My favorite was Jonathan Maberry's Deep Black. If you are a fan of the franchise, especially the first two movies, you will enjoy this listen.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Beware the Piper!

At its heart December Park is a murder mystery. The fun and listening enjoyment comes from Ronald Malfi's talent at creating completely realistic characters and an immersive atmosphere. In this case using teens in a small suburban town gripped by a rash of child disappearances. Great story and narration.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Science, Sound and Secrets

Mr. McBride just keeps getting better...and he was pretty good from the start. His latest work, Subhuman, takes place in an Antarctic research station. The story relies on science more than characters but the atmosphere of wonder and terror develop grow steadily. There are several nods to sci-fi classics which made the listen even more enjoyable. I took off points on the performance because there are several audio glitches, several audi, several audio glit (sigh) throughout the narration. There aren't enough to completely spoil the experience and I would certainly listen to Neil Hellegers again without hesitation. I just wish someone had given the final recording a listen to edit out the boo-boos.

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22 of 26 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-17

The plot and writing seemed good but...

I cannot say for sure because the narration was such a struggle to get though. You literally have to ‘translate’ each sentence into something understandable. Way too much work. The narration is BAD. A sing-song Yogi Bear voice with no clue about punctuation, inflection or just how humans talk. Glaring mispronunciations added to the mess. I couldn’t finish this. My strong advice is to get the book version. I really appreciate authors bringing these types of books to audible but I would beg them to look for a decent narrator. Even a mediocre amateur is better than someone who makes your book a joke.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Something in the fog took John Lee!

Frightening story, expertly narrated. What lurks in the mist is nothing compared to the boat load of crazy those cowering from it face. This is the novella previously published in a collection of shorts.

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10 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-17

This is Why I Read and Listen to Books...

This is pure immersive entertainment. The description of this book doesn't do it justice because it can't convey how attached you become to characters and their situation. Thank you so much to all the reviewers who recommended this. This is a really good story, well written and narrated. Do yourself a favor and download it now.

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10 of 14 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Apocalyptic Appetite Killer

This series will appeal to fans of action thrillers and science fiction buffs. It's fast paced with unique characters. The premise is terrifying because you CAN imagine something going really sideways with a plan to genetically modify crops (to taste better and grow faster even in the most inhospitable places) to feed the desperately hungry. Great narration. Can't wait for Book 3.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Icy Creepiness!

The plot isn't particularly original ( A mash up of Ten Little Indians, The Exorcist and The Thing) but Mr. Golden does a great job of creating an atmosphere of dread and menace. I subtracted a star from the narration which overall was pretty good except for the female lead who sounded off to me. Like someone doing a bad Morticia Adams imitation.

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15 of 17 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Good Syfy for Your Ears

This book isn't deep or terribly frightening but it will hold your attention. It's a closer to a 3.5 over all. It would have been a solid 4.5 except, in my opinion, the main character is an idiot. You'll have to listen to decide for yourself but I found her incredibly annoying. Still I couldn't stop listening because I wanted to know how/if she would finally die. Also, I don't know if there is a sequel planned but I hope so just because of how this story ends.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Fast Moving Thriller

What made the experience of listening to Deadly Shore the most enjoyable?

Clean cut story that moves.

What about Greg Hernandez’s performance did you like?

Solid performance that in no way distracted from the story.

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

Yes. There were no slow parts. The main characters were likable and the premise, though a bit over the top, put you in the "what would I do" frame of mind.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful