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  • The Demon Crown

  • A Sigma Force Novel
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

A construction project beneath the National Mall reveals a dark secret dating back to the Civil War, something buried by a cabal of scientists, led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian Institution. It is a cache of bones, preserved in amber, protecting a wonder like no other, the very secret of life after death. But such a prize is guarded by a horror out of the ancient past, a horror that still lives in the marrow of those bones - and is now free again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By JD on 12-08-2018

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-08-2018

Really well read. Characters continue to evolve but remain consistent in their mannerisms. This one had a number of different character groups so you had to pay attention to make sure you knew who was where abs why, but excellent overall.

  • The Templar Legacy

  • A Novel
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint-hearted.

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-04-2015

Enthralling!

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

Reviewed: 17-07-2018

The story which has been built upon embellished accounts of the knights of the templar, is enthralling. There is truth and there is fiction and thus is a combination of both keeping you guessing as to whether what you're hearing could be true or not.

The Ghost Files (The Ghost Files - Book 1)
    
    
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        Roxana Bell
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    8 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • The Ghost Files (The Ghost Files - Book 1)

  • By: Apryl Baker
  • Narrated by: Roxana Bell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Normally, Mattie just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see's the ghost of her foster sister... Sally. Everyone thinks Sally's just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth-she's dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can't do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally's disappearance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a good listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-2018

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2018

Loved it. Already downloaded the next one. Excellent work of storytelling. Can't wait to hear the next

  • The Haunting of Blackwood House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Could you survive a week in a haunted house? Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with seances, scam mediums and talk of ghostly presences. When Mara finally left her family's home, she vowed she would never allow superstition or false religion into her life again. Now she's ready to start over with her fiance, Neil, in a world based on rationality and facts. But her past isn't ready to let her go just yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad!!

  • By Sophie Sturgess on 17-04-2019

Very good

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

Reviewed: 19-03-2018

Highly entertaining story and well read. It's not a completely unique ghost story, but it's a well told one

  • A Head Full of Ghosts

  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

The lives of the Barretts, a suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to halt Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Diana Szymiczek on 07-03-2018

Meh

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

Reviewed: 13-02-2018

I am struggling to find anything that has come close to Andrew Pypers earlier books. I have no idea what this one was trying to achieve, but by the midway point I was just listening to finish it. It was intriguing, but not the least but scary.

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  • Einstein's Dreams

  • By: Alan Lightman
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

A modern classic, Einstein's Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in a patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, and people are fated to repeat their triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place where time stands still, visited by lovers and parents clinging to their children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular

  • By JD on 24-01-2018

Spectacular

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

Reviewed: 24-01-2018

These ideas and the way they are written, is a spectacular dance of literary brilliance.

  • The Only Child

  • By: Andrew Pyper
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

What makes us monsters? A psychotic patient with two impossible claims. A leading forensic psychiatrist on the edge. It's not just Dr Dominick's career that's in danger.... As a forensic psychiatrist at New York's leading institution of its kind, Dr Lily Dominick has evaluated the mental states of some of the country's most dangerous psychotics. But the strangely compelling client she interviewed today - a man with no name, accused of the most twisted crime - struck her as somehow different from the others....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Pypers Best

  • By JD on 18-10-2017

Not Pypers Best

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2017

It just did not read one Andrew Pypers work. As if he let someone else ghost write it for him. Not an overly entertaining story either. If you're a fan of Pypers books, I would not recommend this one for fear of tarnishing your view of his work.

  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 74

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Scary?

  • By JD on 28-06-2017

Scary?

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

Reviewed: 28-06-2017

Was told this was the pinnacle of horror stories. Given its age I can forgive some influence of nostalgia from other reviewers, but not every, nor entertaining. The reader was SUPERB.

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  • The Bone Labyrinth

  • Sigma Force, Book 11
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

A series of strange events throws the world into turmoil. As a manned Chinese rocket explodes upon launch, three American astronauts, each separated by thousands of miles, are murdered. Then an archaeologist in Croatia uncovers a new cavern system that reveals elaborate primitive paintings by a tribe of Neanderthals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Mr Trevor Bone on 04-10-2018

Great research

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

Reviewed: 05-04-2017

Loved the aspect of discovery and the great feeling of wonder and 'what if'.

  • Ouija Board Stories

  • Chilling True Horror Stories of Ouija Boards Gone Wrong
  • By: Roger P. Mills
  • Narrated by: Paul Stefano
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Let's be honest: there's an inner psychic in all of us. There are times when we become fascinated with things like death, ghosts, after life, and well, Ouija boards.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting stories made boring

  • By JD on 18-10-2016

Interesting stories made boring

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2016

The Narrator for this book could cure insomnia. It is unfortunate that these greatly interesting stories were read with so little enthusiasm. Made for a very uninteresting listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful