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  • The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

    crazybatcow says: "Wonder cat saves the day... again..."
    "Good, but.... really bad"
    Any additional comments?

    Fun, a lot of fun, pure story! Very fast paced. It's also bad but in a not so bad way. Have you ever watched Land of the Lost? (1970's television) Chaka is just so cute, you want to pat him on the back and can imagine feeling the costume zipper as you do. Then you wonder if the slesstacks were grumpy by nature or if it was simply the combination of those rubber suits and the hot stage lights.

    The show is horrible! But we love it right? Yes sir, every bit. Technical problems and everything, we love it. (Well, at least I did.)

    This book felt the same. I think the technical problems were huge. My wife chides me and reminds me that it is TRANSLATED. Well, sorry but translation does not stop me from cringing when I hear about setting the safety on a Glock. (Maybe in Spain they have an external safety? Uh, no.)

    I got the feeling this guy was writing about things he really did not know about. (Guns, sail boats, scuba diving, car parts.) The biggest whammy went something like, "The SUV's battery was completely dead. Good thing I had an extra in the bottom of my backpack. We picked it up in the..." What? Was the battery lost between your chapstick and your gum? Did you know that a car batter is just a tiny bit bigger than say a flashlight battery? For those that don't know: Car batteries are large, very heavy and full of lead and acid. It would take a large backpack and a small battery just to get one inside, but don't tip it or it might spill acid all over. Carrying one of these for an average guy means grunting and groaning. Don't tell me you just happen to have an extra in the bottom of your backpack! That would be as logical as suddenly remembering that you had an extra skunk in your back pocket.

    Am I being mean? I hope not too mean because I was able to get past all this and enjoy the book despite the problems. I will read the next if comes out here on Audible and in English.

    I bought this because I had long drive I had to get up very early for. It kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat. Lots of fun. Zombyriffic!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Pimsleur

    The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You'll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!

    Kelly says: "Very good instruction, good value"
    "Great Program for Busy Professionals. Drive & Lean"

    Like the title says, you can fit this into your schedule while driving. The lessons are 30 min each once a day (I do the same lesson 2 times each day).

    With my schedule, I don’t have time to add something extra into my day. As such, any program that requires me to take time out of my day will fail regardless of how much I want to complete it.

    This program is designed to be done without the need of anything but listening. I have learned more that I ever learned in High School Spanish during my daily commute. What was once wasted time is now productive. We vacationed in Mexico this summer. This was a very valuable tool. I just wish I found it sooner.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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