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  • I Am Legend

  • Written by: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Jen Anderson on 2019-02-25

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-25

If you saw the movie based (loosely) on this story, cool. Now forget that, because the story is way better. And way more sobering.

Robert Neville's journey is a long, lonely one, and also not a very hopeful one. The ending is unexpected, at least for me, but not unpleasant. It suits the feel of the story. I felt reminded of Stephen King as I listened.

The narration is excellent as well, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Robertson Dean's performance. There isn't a lot of conversational dialogue, so it stands out when there is, and is performed superbly.

Highly recommended for a quicker listen, and I will look for other titles by this narrator as well!

  • 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 435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

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

Phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-24

I've loved this novel for nearly 30 years, and have re-read it many times. However, upon hearing that Michael C. Hall was narrating, I had to have a listen.

I was not disappointed.

He makes the characters come alive, especially Jud, and wow. I listened to the whole thing, completely ignoring my family for several days, just to finish it 😂 Michael C. Hall needs to narrate all the things.

Pet Sematary comes from a stage of Stephen King's writing that was very thoughtful and thought provoking. Some of my favourite novels of his are from around the same time as this one. It is haunting and sad, so sad. A story I know will make me want to weep, but will read it again anyway. Chilling and so real.

I can't reccomend this story enough on its own, but the added bonus of the amazing narration makes it one not to miss.

  • The Explosive Child

  • A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
  • Written by: Dr. Ross W. Greene
  • Narrated by: Dr. Ross W. Greene
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: these kids aren't attentionseeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren't passive, permissive disciplinarians. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good, we'll in formative.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-13

The content was incredibly enlightening, and presented in an easy listening manner. I enjoyed the narrator's voice and way he presented the material. I have no doubt that the strategies outlined by Dr Greene will prove very useful for me in dealing with my own explosive child, as well as my other, non-explosive children. The plan outlined is something useful for anyone who is presented with a problem to solve with someone else, and the value of avoiding emotional explosions can be seen from the very beginning. Highly recommended!