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Rick Diamond

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  • Ep. 10 (Alien: Out of the Shadows)

  • Written by: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

We re-join the action as Sneddon corners the wounded alien, knowing that her own parasitic embryo is about to break free. Despite Ripley’s wounds, she sets out with Hooper to try and disable Ash once and for all. They make their way to the medical bay, where Ripley’s wounds can be healed. However, the medical pod has other ideas....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing!

  • By Rick Diamond on 2019-06-28

amazing!

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-28

Superb!! I don't think I can praise this enough. The voice acting is just perfect. I've only ever heard production this good from the star wars books before. The actual story is literally perfect if you love the alien series. Thank you!

  • Emperor of the Eight Islands

  • Written by: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

As destiny weaves its rich tapestry, a compelling drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. This is the medieval Japan of Lian Hearn's imagination, where animal spirits clash with warriors and children navigate a landscape as serene as it is deadly.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Rick Diamond on 2019-06-27

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-27

after reading the otori trilogy and prequel, this book came as a massive disappointment. The story is do hard to follow and you never feel you have a main character to love, worry and root for. Shame considering that Mr. Hearn has the ability to transport you to that era and location with ease

  • Brilliance of the Moon

  • Tales of the Otori, Book Three
  • Written by: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

In the final installment of the Tales of the Otori, the young Takeo meets his destiny, fulfilling the prophesy: "You were born into the Hidden, but your life...is no longer your own."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent series!

  • By Rick Diamond on 2019-05-31

excellent series!

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-31

wow. amazing trilogy that really puts in the period. The voice acting is superb and really enhances three immersion.

  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
  • Written by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not on par with the other books

  • By Rick Diamond on 2019-05-13

not on par with the other books

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-13

It saddens me too say this but this book was a huge misstep. I loved the last two, but I seriously couldn't get through this one. I tried so hard but it's incredibly boring. I got it despite the introductory warning as I loved the world crafted by Rothfuss, but this is not that world

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  • Pet Sematary

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Hell!

  • By Nick on 2018-05-08

Michael c Hall

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-02

great Stephen King story made better by Michel c. Hall's performance. truly creepy and the ending still sends shivers down my spine

  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf

  • The Dark Star Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose", people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • confusing

  • By Rick Diamond on 2019-02-18

confusing

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-18

great writing, stellar performance....but so very confusing. not easy to follow though I enjoyed all the character interactions. a weird one for sure

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  • You Were Never Really Here (Movie Tie-In)

  • Written by: Jonathan Ames
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Ames
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. When he's hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. As Joe's small web of associates are picked off one by one, he realizes that he has no choice but to take the fight to the men who want him dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall the story felt short for me.

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-05-09

disappointment

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-01

didn't add anything to the already awesome motion picture, if anything it overly simplified it and erased ask the nuance. very disappointed. The narrator sounded bored through out the reading

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very suspenseful and great build up. ending sucked

  • By Sarah on 2018-09-18

amazing

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-31

Holy twists! Great book in the vein of Gillian Flynn, but with an amazing double twist at the end. Didn't see any of it coming. The narration was top notch, definitely a fan from now on

  • Lords of the Sith: Star Wars

  • Written by: Paul S. Kemp
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jonathan Davis is Star wars

  • By Rick Diamond on 2018-12-18

Jonathan Davis is Star wars

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-18

Jonathan Davis is always the best. He pulls you in and tells you the best stories in a way that make you feel like you've seen a movie about what you just heard. totally awesome

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  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • Written by: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Skyrim Gamer on 2018-01-23

it's..ahh ok

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-04

it made me more appreciate how amazing the writers for the Netflix show were to be able to adapt such a deep story from this. It's very dated as far as the dialogue goes and the scares are very very tame and more on the psychological side of horror. It's ok.