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Renee L Williams

Harrison, AR | Member Since 2009

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  • Ex-Patriots

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1944)
    Performance
    (1729)
    Story
    (1738)

    It’s been two years since the world ended. Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of that time, the superhero called St. George, formerly known to the world as the Mighty Dragon, has protected the people of Los Angeles at their film-studio-turned-fortress, The Mount. Together with his fellow heroes, he’s tried to give the survivors hope and something like a real life. But the swollen population of The Mount is becoming harder and harder to sustain....

    Ryan David Bedford says: "Best worst book ever!"
    "Another great book for zombie fans."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Although some of the plot was a little far-fetched with super heros AND a zombie appocolypse but it certainly made for an interesting twist in the story. The character parts are all well narrated. This bookcontains an especially good cast of narrators.


    What other book might you compare Ex-Patriots to and why?

    It goes along with Ex-Heros which was a great listen as well. I'd compare it to Day by Day Armageddon and Beyond Excile, which is the sequel to Day by Day.


    Which character ??? as performed by Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ??? was your favorite?

    Definetely Stealth, narrated by Khristine Hvam. Stealth is a great character and Khristine absolutely does her justice, along with all the other female parts. But St. George isn't bad either. Jay Snyder has a wonderful story-telling voice. I could listen to him for hours. Let's not forget to mention Khristine's Cerberous character. I loved that a woman actually played an armored warrior, where it's usually the man who fulfills this role.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Zombies verses the new Apocoliptic Super Heros


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (729)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (631)

    In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal, but he grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante.

    Darwin8u says: "A high-wire, high-risk, high-reward masterpiece"
    "Better than the movie with a terrific narrator"
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    Would you listen to The Talented Mr. Ripley again? Why?

    Yes, it's the second time and probably won't be the last. The narrator's voice has such a soothing affect.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Talented Mr. Ripley?

    Not really any moment stands out. I found them all equally entertaining.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Kenerly – was your favorite?

    I love his Italian accented characters. He's very good at the female voice as well, which is hard for a lot of male narrators to perform adequately.


    If you could rename The Talented Mr. Ripley, what would you call it?

    The multi-talented Mr. Ripley. He's pulled off the perfect crime.


    Any additional comments?

    I pleased to see that there is a series on this particular book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (1074)
    Story
    (1072)

    Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

    Lupdilup says: "A seameless continuation to a great series!"
    "An interesting twist on the zombie genre."
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    Would you listen to Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues again? Why?

    Yes, I already have. I enjoyed the way the narrator gives Angel Crawford a real southern draw.


    What other book might you compare Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues to and why?

    Well, there's the first book by Diana Rowland My Life as a White Trash Zombie. I was so happy to find a sequel to this book with Even White Trash Zombies get the Blues. I wanted to know what happened to Angel Crawford.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she finds out who made her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A Zombie's point of view


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sadie Walker Is Stranded: A Zombie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Madeleine Roux
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Months ago, the world ended when an unknown virus spread throughout North America and then the world, killing millions of people. However, that is where the horror only started. The dead began to rise, and when they rose, they had an insatiable appetite for the living. A new hell had been unleashed on earth and the fight for survival had just begun. Sadie Walker is one of the survivors in this new world....

    Craig Hannon says: "Poor Follow-Up"
    "Another interesting zombie novel by Madeleine Roux"
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    What did you love best about Sadie Walker Is Stranded?

    I like it because it follows a theme starting with Allison Hewitt is Trapped. It's by the same author that wrote that book. I am certainly looking forward to Madeleine's next book, if she should decide to write one.


    What other book might you compare Sadie Walker Is Stranded to and why?

    Allison Hewitt is Trapped. Sadie Walker is stranded ties itself into the Allison Hewitt book.


    Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

    Why Sadie Walker, of course.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the narrator of this book, but not as much as I did Allison Hewitt. Still, once you listen for a while, her voice kind of grows on you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roads Less Traveled: Murphy's Law

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By C. Dulaney
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (112)

    Kasey and the gang were held together by a set of rules, their Zombie Plan. It kept them alive through the beginning of the End. But when the chaos faded, they became careless, and Murphy’s Law decided to pay a long-overdue visit.

    Mike Naka says: "excellent 2nd book! surpassed my expectations!"
    "an okay zombie story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's okay. Better than some, worse than others. The storyline is pretty good. The narrator is okay, but she has too much of a southern accent to make a good zombie book narrator.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    How can you change a writer's story? It is what it is.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I can't think of one.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Roads Less Traveled: The Plan

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By C. Dulaney
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (163)

    Ask yourself this: If the dead rise tomorrow, are you ready? Do you have a plan? The dead rose, and the living quickly realized that Hollywood-style tactics were the quickest way to find yourself one of the walking dead. Kasey, a strong-willed loner from West Virginia, and Ben, a college student from Pennsylvania, have shared an unlikely friendship over the years. And their bond is stretched to its limits when society collapses under a tide of zombies. But Kasey has something she likes to call The Zombie Plan.

    Tilo says: "Perfect! Highly Recommended!"
    "Good but not original"
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    Where does Roads Less Traveled: The Plan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a good zombie book. Good story line. Nothing really different than many other zombie books I've listen to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Roads Less Traveled: The Plan?

    When Casey saves the day and singlehandedly rescues her friends from zombie annihilation.


    Have you listened to any of Elisabeth Rodgers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, first time. I liked her voice with it's southern Virginia twang.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't cry although there were a few sad moments. I laughed a few times.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mutated: Dead World Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joe McKinney
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    25 to 1. Those are the odds of being struck down-and resurrected-by the savage plague that's sweeping the country, forcing survivors to band together against the dead. Even among the living, there is dissension. A new leader known as the Red Man has risen up and taken charge-and he's nearly as dangerous as the hungry dead. Some, like Bob Richardson and his friends, strike out on their own. Because if the men with guns don't get them, the zombies will.Fleeing the cities, Richardson and his crew find sanctuary in an abandoned farm.

    Tilo says: "You disappointed me again McKinney"
    "A great addition to the zombie genre"
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    What made the experience of listening to Mutated the most enjoyable?

    Todd McLaren does a good job of narration although he's not really that good at the female parts, but you have to give him an "A" for effort. It goes beyond just a zombie breakout with the addition of the mutated self-aware zombie leader. This book is supposed to be a continuation of the Apocalypse of the Dead.


    What other book might you compare Mutated to and why?

    Kind of resembles the Zombie Fallout books by Mark Tufo. Not only do the survivors have to deal with the zombie infestation, but they also have to deal with an extra threat, someone who can control the zombies.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Of course at the end. I don't want to tell the exact part it would spoil the ending.


    Who was the most memorable character of Mutated and why?

    That would be Nicky cause somebody's got to be the butt kicker.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4029)
    Performance
    (3032)
    Story
    (3010)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Jason Spencer says: "Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner""
    "Good Plot, Great Narration"
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    Would you listen to The Gray Man again? Why?

    Yes, not for the plot, but I enjoy listening to Jay Snyder's voice. He could read The Farmer's Almanac and I'd like to listen to him. Gentry is the good/bad guy. He must have nine lives because no normal man could sustain such damage and STILL accomplish his mission.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Greaney? Why or why not?

    Maybe. I'm not really into espionage and spy thrillers.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One of them would be when he managed to escape from the well. You just knew he had to survive because Gentry is the main character in the story, but you didn't have a clue how in world he would accomplish this escape. Pretty ingenious idea. Kind of like Mygyver. Two paper clips and a rubber band kind of escape.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by the scene when he contacted the man who had trained him years ago as a last ditch attempt to rescue the kidnapped family, and his trainer volunteered to serve as a deterent at the cost of his own life, which allowed Gentry to make his escape.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2990)
    Performance
    (2681)
    Story
    (2693)

    Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Superheroes vs. Zombies? Sure, why not..."
    "A new twist for zombie fans"
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    Where does Ex-Heroes rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    It will be one of the books I listen to again and again. I loved the characters, the plot, and the narrators.


    What other book might you compare Ex-Heroes to and why?

    Day by Day Armageddon, Flesh Eaters, and Dead City although I didn't liked the way that one ended. It didn't seem to go very well with the idea of a zombie apocolypse.


    Which character ??? as performed by Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ??? was your favorite?

    Both. They are both excellent narrators. The book wouldn't be as good if either of them were absent. Jay Snyder is one of my favorite narrators as evidenced by the many books I have with his voice on them. Khristine Hvam did an excellent job as Stealth and the other female parts too, but I especially liked her interpretation of Stealth's characters voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Well it didn't make me laugh or cry but it was very hard not to listen all the way to the end without stopping. It also left me wanting another book in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    It will be looking for other audio books by Khristine Hvam.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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