Mystery Thriller Week Audio Book Review: Transmission by Ambrose Ibsen

TransmissionTransmission by Ambrose Ibsen

  • Print Length: 165 pages
  • Publication Date: May 31, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GFH4PWA

 

 My Rating:

Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Interview with Mystery Thriller Week Narrator Jake Urry

First, let’s meet Jake Urry!

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Jake Urry is a British narrator and actor that I luckily stumbled across right as I began to enjoy suspense and mysteries. In fact, he was one of the reasons I gave thrillers a chance. I had gone all this time believing that thrillers were like horror stories and that honestly is a little too gory for me. However, I saw Jake on Twitter and he offered to share an audiobook for new listeners. I love to review new things so I was intrigued. I had only done a handful of audiobooks and they were all romances. After listening to the John Nicholl’s White is the Coldest Colour, I was hooked. I raced around trying to find out about this amazing voice. I located an online interview with Jake so I knew that he has a history of live theater and co-founded and performs in his own company. He, with his talent for voices, is perfect for the audiobook industry. I believe his face is perfect for the stage, so he is one complete package of talent and skill.

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AudioBook Review:Portraits of the Dead, by John Nicholl

Portraits of the DeadPortraits of the Dead by John Nicholl

  • Listening Length: 8 hours and 14 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: John Nicholl
  • Audible.com Release Date: October 18, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M6WXWJF
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    My Review:

    I have come to expect severe psychological depravity when I read John Nicholl’s books. This book did not disappoint in that aspect. The evil kidnapper has taken and killed at least five other women before he took Emma. Emma is held in a darkened area without knowing day from night, hours from days and days from weeks. He insisted on servitude from her while he tortured her and taunted her. It was chilling and sickeningly fascinating. John Nicholl has a history of working as a social worker and uses the terror he faced in that career in his own stories.

    While Detective Inspector Gravel searched for Emma not knowing if she was alive or dead. Reaching out to the serial Killer while looking for few clues. With trusting people listening to vague and erroneous clues, the police struggle to find this serial killer.

    This book is intense. It is just so cold and creepy. I read it on Halloween and was then a little nervous about being out and about at night with the little trick or treaters. It was just that good.

    The Narration:

    It is truly chilling listening to Jake Urry in his concise and gravelly voice. It takes the story to a new level when Mr. Urry narrates a thriller such as this. He does an amazing job with the voices of women, older adults, young women. His range is amazing. I am really impressed with the narration.

    My Recommendation:

    If you are a fan of thrillers, this one is a great one to read and delve into the mind of a psychopath. The telling is sinfully delicious and the story is well plotted and full of misdirection. It helps that you come to know about the serial killer one revelation at a time. I am such a fan of John Nicholl and Jake Urry. When they work together it is a masterpiece.

    Where to Find, Portraits of the Dead:

    The audiobook, paperback and Kindle formats are available at your favorite retailers and by clickign the links below.

    Audiobook Review: Portraits of the Dead, by John Nicholl

    Portraits of the DeadPortraits of the Dead by John Nicholl

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: FeedARead.com (August 19, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786972670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786972675
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    AudioBook Review: Copper’s Keeper, by A. I. Nasser

    Copper's Keeper (Slaughter #3)Copper’s Keeper by A.I. Nasser

    • Written by: A.I. Nasser
    • Narrated by: Jake Urry
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Series: Slaughter, Book 3
    • Unabridged Audiobook
    • Release Date:08-26-16
    • Publisher: ScareStreet.com

     

     

    My Rating:

     

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    AudioBook Review: Shadow’s Embrace by A. I. Nasser

    Shadow's Embrace (Slaughter #2)Shadow’s Embrace by A.I. Nasser

  • Listening Length: 5 hours and 3 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: ScareStreet.com
  • Audible.com Release Date: August 9, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JTKOW5K
  • Genre: Horror
  • My Rating:

  • Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  • Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  • Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  • My Review:

    Book two of the Slaughter series, Shadow’s Embrace, picks up after six months of the town being able to relax. Then all hell breaks loose. Debra Adam’s mother is now head of the council and Debra is distancing herself from her mother. The search for Alan Carter to find his sister continues. He is somehow connected to both sides and it plagues him.

    The story is wonderfully scary. The dead skin, rotting breath, and boney hands make a new appearance and are creepy as can be.

    This is another excellent portion of the story of the people in Melington.

    I listened to this book in Audiobook format and I have to say, with Jake Urry’s voice, it is a great choice.

    Jake’s voices capture American accents, women, old, and young. It is amazing that he can individualize his voice as he does.

    If you like eerie stories about what happens to the missing children, then this is a wonderful series to read, or listen to. It is a great story.

    With a bonus of the next book teaser, I know I am hooked. Can’t wait to read more from A. I. Nasser.

    My Recommendation:

    Shadow’s Embrace is just an excellent book. The storyline is captivating and keeps you wondering what is going​ to happen next and to whom, it is going to happen. If you love horror, thrillers, and spooky stories, this series is perfect for you. This book is written like the best books of the past, with fear and tension that keeps you guessing all the way to the end. If you are not a fan of A.I. Nasser, this series will make you one. This series will also endear you to Jake Urry. His narration is amazing. I could say as always, it would not be a stretch. Great​ story, great narration, and a great choice in audiobooks.

    Where to Find: Shadow’s Embrace:

    This book is available in kindle edition, paperback and as an audiobook.

    Audiobook Review: Children to the Slaughter by A.I. Nasser

    Children To The Slaughter (Slaughter #1)Children To The Slaughter by A.I. Nasser

  • Listening Length: 6 hours and 3 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: ScareStreet.com
  • Audible.com Release Date: July 21, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01IRTINT0
  • Genre: Horror
  • My Rating:

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    The Book Blurb:

    Melington has changed.

    There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied.

    No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a twenty-year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister’s abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Joined by his childhood friend, Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town Council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world.

    No child is safe in Melington, and Alan Carter needs to stop the curse that has haunted his hometown for generations. But as Alan’s brushes with death become more frequent, he finds himself running out of luck.

    My Review:

    Children to the Slaughter was a creepy and interesting audiobook. With children leaving town on more than natural occasions the town has always had a history of a quick turnover in families.

    When Alan Carter comes back to Melington, he keeps his cards close to his vest as he tries to figure out exactly what is going on here. His own little sister disappeared when she was little. The only witness was Alan. He never forgot the hand that pulled her down into the sandbox. His family left the town directly after her disappearance. After twenty years he returns.

    Bits and pieces wiggle and meld themselves into a very intricate plot. Debra the best friend of Alan from when they were both children is surprised to see him return. She has no clue he has more reasons than just to work. The fear that comes through in the scenes with Alan and Debra are chilling. The lack of the bigger picture keeps many of the people in the town in the dark. No one knows who is in on the disappearances and who isn’t.

    Alan’s conspiracy theory hits Debra hard and she turns away from him. There are too many strange occurrences of missing children for decades.

    The story is riveting. The narration is eerily wonderful.This is not my first book narrated by Jack Urry and I can admit, I am a fan. His voice lends itself to this type​ of genre in a way that is hard to define unless you have heard it. The voices that Jake Urry presents bring a very emotional response to the tension-filled words that A.I. Nasser writes.

    My Recommendation:

    If you love a good horror story, with hands in the dark, closet doorknobs turning in the night, and missing children, you are going to love this book. I imagine reading it would give as many chills, but if you want the full effect, get the Audiobook. It is completely chilling. On the Audiobook you are given a sneak peak into the next book in the series. It is a nice bonus. It is going to be good. I hope it is narrated by Jack Urry as well. He is perfection for this story type.

    Where to Find: Children to the Slaughter:


    The book is available in eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback by clicking the links below.