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  • Riptide

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable in parts but enjoyable enough

  • By Hebby~Bookworm on 01-05-2018

Predictable in parts but enjoyable enough

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2018

Not terrible, but not amazing either... I didn’t really care about any of the characters, and I found some plot points pretty predictable. I got through to the end though, and the last hour was pretty exciting.

Probably won’t read any more books by these authors though.

  • Meg: Nightstalkers

  • The Meg Series, Book 5
  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Bela and Lizzy, the dominant megalodon siblings from Angel's brood, have escaped the Tanaka Institute to roam the Salish Sea in British Columbia. While Jonas Taylor and his friend Mac attempt to either recapture or kill the "sisters," Jonas' son, David, embarks on his own adventure, motivated by revenge. Having witnessed his girlfriend's gruesome death, David has joined a Dubai prince's ocean expedition, tracking the 120-foot, hundred-ton Liopleurodon that escaped from the Panthalassa Sea.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible DNF

  • By Hebby~Bookworm on 13-04-2018

Terrible DNF

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

Reviewed: 13-04-2018

Couldn’t finish this one. Three hours to go and I couldn’t take any more.

It went off on a ridiculous tangent that had absolutely nothing to do with recapturing or killing the Megs.





———-Spoiler alert: ————




Time travel. WTF.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Meg: Primal Waters

  • The Meg Series, Book 3
  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Eighteen years have passed since Jonas Taylor last crossed paths with Carcharodon megalodon. Now a middle-aged father of two, he is overwhelmed by mountains of bills and the daily strife of raising a family. But life is about to change. A Hollywood television producer wants Jonas to join his new survival series: Daredevils. For the next six weeks, two teams of crazy daredevils on a South Pacific Ocean voyage will try to outperform one another in front of the cameras.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • was a very well read book. Enjoyed it a lot

  • By Anonymous User on 20-05-2018

Megs, Megs everywhere...

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

Reviewed: 12-04-2018

I read this after reading the sequel Hell’s Aquarium, and I loved it. Better than the sequel. More Megs, more action, lots of silly situations resulting in awesome deaths. Pretty good head count in this one.
Minus a star in the performance for the terrible Aussie accents.

  • Strange Weather

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Kate Mulgrew, Stephen Lang, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Four short novels from the author of The Fireman and Horns. 'Rain' explores an escalating apocalyptic event, as downpours of nails spread out across the world. In 'Loaded', a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting, but his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. 'Snapshot, 1988' tells of a kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened. And in 'Aloft', a young man parachutes for the first time...and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but not amazing

  • By Hebby~Bookworm on 05-04-2018

Entertaining but not amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-04-2018

The stories in this book were pretty good, but I felt like the endings to the first two were a bit of a let down, and the third story I didn’t like at all.

Wil Wheaton, not so great at accents...
but the other narrators were good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102

The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed. Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle, the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago. Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat. But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • App made it confusing

  • By Anonymous User on 15-10-2018

Top notch narration of a not-so-good King story

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

Reviewed: 02-04-2018

After eagerly awaiting Pet Sematary to be released on audio, I was a bit disappointed.

The narration was fantastic but the story dragged in some places, I felt it wasn’t as scary as it could’ve been, and the ending was very abrupt and unresolved. If you hated the ending to Cell, you probably won’t like this ending.