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  • Rose Madder

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Rosie Daniels leaves her husband, Norman, after 14 years in an abusive marriage. She is determined to lose herself in a place where he won't find her. She'll worry about all the rest later. Alone in a strange city, she begins to make a new life, and good things finally start to happen. Meeting Bill is one, and getting an apartment is another. Still, it's hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder, and with good reason. Norman is a cop, with the instincts of a predator.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Sally on 2019-03-02

great story

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-02

ask some other reviewers have said, the music is extremely obnoxious, and really is a distraction oh, and very unnecessary. However do not let that deter you! this is a fantastic book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dreamers

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Karen Thompson Walker
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep - and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined it for me.

  • By Kayla on 2019-02-21

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-18

this book was a struggle to keep listening to and I found myself thinking about other things an awful lot. it also seems to have many similarities to a Stephen King novel called Sleeping Beauties. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen, and it never did. All in all not impressed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Written by: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome story!

  • By ckpete on 2018-09-24

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-14

this is my second time finishing this book. It is beautifully read by Sissy Spacek, and the story is mesmerizing. I highly recommend book 2, Go Set a Watchman, which takes place 20 years later.

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

  • Stories
  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

A master storyteller at his best - the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan. "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Thrilled

  • By Sally on 2019-01-09

Not Thrilled

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-09

really enjoyed the numerous narrators throughout this audiobook. the stories however really left me cold for the most part. I don't like stories that end leaving you asking, WTF?
and many of the stories in this group definitely left me scratching my head. I believe I will stick with his full-length novels.

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  • The Grapes of Wrath

  • Written by: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps the best ever..

  • By Robert Lofstedt on 2019-05-17

beautiful book

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-30

there is nothing I can say about this book that has never been said. what an incredible work

  • Lisey's Story

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Mare Winningham
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, best-selling novelist, and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and "bools". Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went, a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive, or give him the ideas he needed in order to live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you had a hard time actually reading Lisey’s Story

  • By Kelly Brianna on 2019-04-02

liseys story

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-28

it took me quite a while to get into this, I kept finding myself distracted quite easily. Once the story got off the ground I was riveted as usual. I have to listen to it again now to put it all together properly. As usual Stephen King creates beautiful relationships, interesting and fallible Heroes, and of course his terrible evil antagonist(s).

  • The Outsider

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Waste of Time

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-06-04

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-10

great story
not thrilled with the reader but the usual great work of Stephen King

  • Desperation

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada, has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. And it is a place where several travelers are abducted by Collie Entragian, the maniacal police officer of Desperation. Entragian uses various ploys for the abductions, from an arrest for drug possession to "rescuing" a family from a nonexistent gunman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • desperation

  • By Sally on 2018-10-01

desperation

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-01

I am a complete Stephen King fan. That being said, although I love his writing, I am not a fan of his narration. Mr. King does not get into character the way many of his narrators do.
I also did not find that the characters in this book where as well defined as most of Stevens characters. still, an excellent listen enjoyed the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful