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  • The Silent Companions

  • By: Laura Purcell
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Inspired by the work of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill and set in a crumbling country mansion, The Silent Companions is an unsettling Victorian gothic ghost story that will send a shiver down the spine.... Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, The Bridge. With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie only has her husband's awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By Kimberley on 21-08-2018

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 21-08-2018

An excellent story and well performed, but the recording is very quiet. I had to jack my volume up significantly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Book of Serial Killers

  • An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers - 150 Serial Killer Files of the World's Worst Murderers
  • By: Jack Rosewood, Rebecca Lo
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk, and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires, and monsters, and they walk among us. These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day-to-day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader's, the fathers, husbands, church-going members of the community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbingly awesome...

  • By Liz on 17-09-2017

Interesting topic, wrong platform

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

Reviewed: 14-03-2018

Well researched but not really written in a format that works as an audio book. The endless lists and repetition get dull and confusing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • HEX

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Whoever is born here is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay never leaves. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but painful.

  • By Kimberley on 04-08-2016

Interesting but painful.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-2016

A really interesting idea let down by painful narration. Every man sounds the same, every child sounds the same, and every woman sounds like a teenager making fun of his sister.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful