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text 2018-12-27 12:45
Char's Horror Corner: Top Ten Audiobooks of 2018!
You: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes
Hidden Bodies - Santino Fontana,Caroline Kepnes,Simon & Schuster Audio
Mystery Walk - Robert McCammon
Kill Creek - Scott Thomas,Bernard Setaro Clark
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple - Jeff Guinn
The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch,Michael Page
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah
The Shining - Stephen King
All These Worlds - Dennis Taylor,Ray Porter
Becoming - Michelle Obama

 

 

 

Welcome to my TOP TEN AUDIOBOOKS list!

 

These are books that I listened to this year. They were not necessarily released this year. This list contains a mix of both fiction and non-fiction. 

Let's get started!

 

 

 

 

 Both YOU and HIDDEN BODIES were written by Caroline Kepnes and narrated by the absolutely terrific Santino Fontana. YOU was adapted for television by LIFETIME, and now the second season is being picked up by Netflix. I can't wait! (Click the book covers to see my reviews.)

 

 

 

  You: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes  and  Hidden Bodies - Santino Fontana,Caroline Kepnes,Simon & Schuster Audio  

 

 

MYSTERY WALK by Robert McCammon, narrated by Nick Sullivan. 

A re-read for me. This audio made me raise my original rating of the book. 

 

Mystery Walk - Robert McCammon 

 

 

KILL CREEK by Scott Thomas, narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark.

This book mad me believe that a good haunted house story is not a thing of the past.

 

Kill Creek - Scott Thomas,Bernard Setaro Clark

 

 

THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN , JIM JONES AND THE PEOPLES TEMPLE by Jeff Guinn, narrated by George Newbern. 

This was an extensive biography on the man. It was heartbreaking.

 

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple - Jeff Guinn

 

 

THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES by Scott Lynch, narrated by Michael Page. The audio of this series are outstanding and since all three have the same narrator, I've come to adore them. 

 

 

The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch,Michael Page 

 

BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah, narrated by the author. I thought this audio was hilarious, shocking and interesting all at once.

 

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah 

 

 

THE SHINING by Stephen King, narrated by Campbell Scott.

This was a re-read-mostly just because I wanted Campbell Scott to read it to me. 

 

The Shining - Stephen King 

 

ALL THESE WORLDS, (BOBIVERSE #3) by Dennis Taylor, narrated by Ray Porter. I loved all three of these audios, but this was my favorite.

 

All These Worlds - Dennis Taylor,Ray Porter 

 

 

BECOMING written and narrated by Michelle Obama. This was wonderfully narrated by the author and I just loved learning more about her and her life, both in and out of the White House.

 

Becoming - Michelle Obama,Michelle Obama,Penguin Books 

 

 

 

Thanks for staying with me this far if you're still here. I appreciate you!

I hope you'll join me again at the end of 2019.

 

 

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review 2018-10-21 15:43
Kill Creek ★★★★☆
Kill Creek - Scott Thomas,Bernard Setaro Clark

How many ghost stories have I read where a group of people are invited to spend the night in a supposedly haunted house? Well, I don’t know, but it seems like about a gazillion. This one, though, was just different enough to thoroughly enjoy the modern twist where the guests are all horror authors – although each of very different and distinct styles – and the host is a celebrity producer of viral internet marketing schemes. While each character is a Type, they are not caricatures, and even the most dislikeable ones are still sympathetic in some way. The story is a bit of a slow burn, where there are merely hints of the unexplainable through the first half, but there will be plenty of graphic blood and gore by the end, with a final twist that took me by surprise.

 

I read this for the 2018 Halloween Bingo square Modern Masters of Horror: horror published in or after 2000. Kill Creek was published in 2017.

Audiobook, via Audible. I really enjoyed the narration by  Bernard Setaro Clark.

 

Previous Updates:

10/16/18 – 19%

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review 2018-10-17 21:30
Kill Creek - Scott Thomas,Bernard
Kill Creek - Scott Thomas,Bernard Setaro Clark

Sometimes an author creates awful characters and clearly relishes that. Highsmith did that. Most crime novelists do I suppose, either as victim or criminal. Harris' Hannibal Lector is another. What's noir but sexy awful people doing one another in?

 

These main characters are not awful But it feels as if Thomas is filled with contempt for them. There's fat shaming and slut shaming and flyover shaming: what possible horrors can the house hold compared to these?

 

Library copy

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text 2018-10-16 18:02
Kill Creek - 19%
Kill Creek - Scott Thomas,Bernard Setaro Clark

Well, this is interesting so far. It's a new take on the old "manipulative weirdo invites 5 random people to spend the night in a haunted house" story. Except it's 4 people who are all writers of horror fiction and the manipulative weirdo's assistant. The characters are interesting, too. They seem like caricatures - they are each a Type, but somehow the author has written them so they are a little more than that. 

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text 2018-09-24 19:58
Reading progress update: I've read 30%.
Kill Creek - Scott Thomas,Bernard Setaro Clark

Apologies, I have neglected Booklikes of late, but I'm back with a vengeance, in more ways than one. Here's a quote I particularly enjoyed. I'm sure you can all guess who it's alluding to, satirically, of course:

 

"How would you write it? If you decided to write it's story?"

Now it was Sam's turn to smile.

"Oh, I don't know..."

"I do," she said confidently. She pushed off from the railing and began to slowly circle Sam as she talked, forcing him to turn to follow her. "You would start with a character from some seemingly perfect small town, someone not unlike yourself. You know, a little bland."

Sam gave a snort. "Sounds good so far."

"And the house wouldn't be in the country; it would be right in the middle of town so you could overpopulate the book with too many characters and Midwestern details. No offence."

 

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