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  • The Failed Coward: Adrian's Undead Diary, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Chris Philbrook
    • Narrated By James Foster
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    A sinister darkness has finally cast its long shadow across the world, and Adrian Ring now suspects he's at the center of the maelstrom. And he's not alone. Even overseas, his friend Kevin is somehow standing at his side. At Auburn Lake, Adrian and his adopted family finally understand that the dreams they have suffered since the end of the world are far more than restless imaginings. When a thousand mindless dead arrive holding books, can it be anything but a message from beyond the grave?

    The Zombie Specialist says: "The series which gets better and better!"
    "Love this series!"
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    Where does The Failed Coward rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its worth your time to listen as I enjoy every minute of it! As I have kisten to all four books in the series, it keep me well entertained . Adrian trhe main character has a funny sense of humor as he see the world as horrible and yet humourous as he can comment on it. A typical guys view on how bad and how to make the most of it, without hurting his fellow man. You will jump at this series and end up wanting more!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Battlefield Earth

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By L. Ron Hubbard
    • Narrated By Roddy McDowall
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    Suspense, politics, war, humor and intergalactic finance. A towering masterwork of science fiction adventure and one of the best-selling science fiction novels of all time, L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth opens with breathtaking scope on an Earth dominated for 1,000 years by an alien invader and man is an endangered species. From the handful of surviving humans a courageous leader emerges Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, who challenges the invincible might of the alien Psychlo empire in a battle of epic scale, danger and intrigue with the fate of the Earth and of the universe in the tenuous balance.

    Shane says: "They Gutted This Story"
    "Game Changer!!"
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    Where does Battlefield Earth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I heard this book back a few years on cassette and loved the storyline as it was a good story. When it came to audiobook , I finally retired the cassette and purchase it just to have again and have no regrets as it is one of my favorite Sci-fi books ever. Thanks Ron Hubbard


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Shores: Destroyermen, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (502)

    The long-planned raid on the heart of the Grik Empire has grown more ambitious - and dangerously ill-defined. Only Matthew Reddy, commander of the old destroyer USS Walker, seems focused on its original intent. Many Lemurians see an opportunity to reconquer their sacred homeland, which was stolen long ago, and have no intention of simply striking a blow and then pulling back. Others, Lemurian and human, have their own agendas - which may not be in the best interests of the Alliance.

    Doug says: "Deadly Shores is another brilliant masterpiece."
    "Keep Them Coming!!!"
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    Where does Deadly Shores rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Nice series as it goes and I love the fact that this writer does not sort to magic and time travel to fix the storyline. He really puts some though into the book and series as it flows in order from day to week as he has presented his characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Recollections: Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Chris Philbrook
    • Narrated By James Foster
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (140)

    For the first time, the Internet phenomenon is now in print! Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors.

    Mike Naka says: "northern exposure meets zombieland"
    "Very fun series!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dark Recollections the most enjoyable?

    I found the story "In General" very pleasent with some of the mix humor, gore,and actions of the people in the story. I found myself invested in the characters and had a good feel of the real emotional reactions to the events in their lives.
    The main character ( Adrian ) is a typical dude of guys and having exmilitary,ex club bouncer , and a big size intimitdating guy with fighting skills. With all that I described the most important thing about ( Adrian ) is that he turns out to be a down to earth nice guy ,as you learn to know him over the time you listen about his thoughts as he goes day to day in his journal entries. The books only faults is that it goes side track with other non important characters lives and gives a account of how they dealt with the moment the SHTF as the zombies arrose. This made me want to skip forward on the story track to my main guy (Adrian) journal accounts as I knew this is the meat and potatoes of the story.
    You will not be dissapointed to drop a credit on this one as this Zombie storyline is fun and has a good flow with the narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fallen Race: The Shadow Space Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kal Spriggs
    • Narrated By Jonathan Waters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (86)

    Baron Lucius Giovanni, Captain of the battleship War Shrike, finds himself without a home or nation, his ship heavily damaged, and crew in bad shape. The odds against their personal survival are slim. The time of humanity has come to a close. The great nations have all fallen, either to the encroaching alien threats or to internal fighting and civil war. The aliens who seek to supplant humanity, however, have not taken one thing into account: Lucius Giovanni.

    carl says: "Both author and narrator need seasoning"
    "Good Storyline...Like a upworld struggle"
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    Any additional comments?

    The truth of the matter is the storyline is of a desperate captain who loss his world and must need the resources of a corrupt world to regain working status.
    Storyline is nice I enjoyed this book. I found the politics fascinating and I wonder how many laws have to be broken for good to prevail. This is worth a credit, well written and not bad narrated story. The story totally pulled me in, i enjoyed every minute and would buy into a second book if released.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warrior Within: Surviving the Dead, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James N. Cook
    • Narrated By Jordan Leigh
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (325)

    There are many who do not wish for peace. As the Free Legion declares war on the survivors of Hollow Rock, Gabriel and Eric find themselves drawn ever deeper into the growing conflict. Aided by a fledgling militia, and a small contingent of federal operatives, the two warriors must find a way to defeat an unyielding enemy that threatens to destroy all they have grown to love.

    David says: "Why change?"
    "Sorry Folks this is not a zombie tale??"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This series is a great but as I listen away on the story line I became more and more confused. I have to confess that I am a great fan of zombie tales. This series goes way beyond the usual story and tells a fascinating possible future. I said it's finished for now, but I get the feeling this third book is nowhere near the ending I expected,
    Not to say there was no action, but if you total the zombie fighting time all together in this book, I would give it about 40 minutes total. Then the book goes into a Spec ops tale with the legion and a even bigger foe and enemy countries on the horizon as the author hints at.
    Now if I were to buy a Zombie tale book , wouldn't you expect a zombie story? Sorry to say I felt cheated and confused on where this tale went? If you purchase this book, don't be surprised you may just feel you read a Tom Clancy tale.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Recruitment: Blood Badge, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By P. D. Musso
    • Narrated By Em Eldridge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Twenty-five year old Annie Bridges is totally unhappy with her mundane life. She has no romantic prospects, works in a dead-end job at a burger joint, and suffers excruciating migraines and blackouts. She also has an uncanny gift - or curse. She can read people's emotions. In one day, everything changes - her parentage, her job, her home, her car, her love life, and her destiny - as she is recruited into an elite security force staffed by some interesting characters.

    Meghan says: "More Time in bed than advancing the plot"
    "A Twilight meets Demon Detective story."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I listen to this book going into it with expectation simular to Monster Hunter and a story about fighting unknown creatures . The plot is more like a Nora Roberts romance novel of a 1/2 human /demon gene teenager who finally gets her freak on and makes it with a vampire for all sakes.
    The story takes little turns or twist to keep me entertained and about 1/2 way through the book I was thinking to just get a refund for this dull setting. It never made any sense on how a 300 years vampire came across as a love starved idot in the plot and it all goes bad from there and it ends in a fizzy plot with never no clear bad guy or end of the world plot.
    I


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Hope: Surviving the Dead, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James N. Cook
    • Narrated By Guy Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (495)

    Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day Gabriel, his oldest friend, Marine Corps veteran, and a former mercenary, told him how the world was going to end. He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything. He was wrong. As the dead rise up to devour the living, one man finds himself struggling to survive in the ruins of a shattered world. Alone, isolated, and facing starvation, his only chance is to flee to the Appalachians and join forces with Gabriel.

    Amanda says: "Not bad, Not unique, but well written!"
    "A good tale and action!"
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    This is a good story with Eric who is s really easy going character and just happen to plan for the end of the world with his new buddy Gabe. It is a all out interesting story as Eric interacts with people better in a Zombie Apocalypse than before in a normal world. You will not be disappointed in this story.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1028)
    Performance
    (955)
    Story
    (954)

    In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

    Amanda says: "A bit on the dull side"
    "Who Wrote this book?"
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    Would you try another book from J. L. Bourne and/or Jay Snyder?

    Wow, I listened to this book for about the first four hours and then began to realize that this is not what I expected. This is what we waited 2 years for? I can't believe at all this is the same Author who wrote the 1st two books which are among one of my favorites in Zombie culture titles. I loved the series and told all my friends how this one series was an all night scary listen! But this book was not the same timeline format as the first two successful books.
    This storyline jumps like a cat dancing on a hot plate as I was back and forth trying to figure out what and why did he bring in new characters and ignore the pre-established ones we loved and cared about. The name Kill as a character said it all as I groaned as bad as the zombie's moaning in the story. Why and how he made the main character act like a whinney B_tch is unforgivable to start and how predictable it played out was no surprise. I have to believe this was a paycheck to the writer as there was no effort put into this book.
    How and why The Author changed the format was bad advice, maybe because he was on deployment most of these years, it may have distracted his focus. I would have gladly waited another year for a more suspenseful type story just like the first two books were written.
    I know this is a harsh review but I really feel let down as a reader and fan of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recomend people to just pass on this version and hope there is another creative author that could do a timeline Zombie tale.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodstar: Star Corpsman, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Navy Corpsman Elliot Carlyle joined up to save lives and see the universe. Now he and Bravo Company's Black Wizards of the interstellar Fleet Marine Force are en route to Bloodworld - a hellish, volatile rock colonized by the fanatical Salvationists who desired an inhospitable world where they could suffer for humanity's sins. Their penance could prove fatal - for the Qesh, a strange alien race detected but still mysterious for six decades, have made violent first contact. Suddenly countless lives depend upon Bravo Company - perhaps even the fate of homeworld Earth itself.

    Dillon says: "Boring"
    "One to pass on"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book was written too descriptive, if you could belive that. The Author kept using big words on mindless matters that clouded the storyline. Example : Solar flare: A solar flare is a sudden brightening observed over the Sun's surface or the solar limb, which is interpreted as a large energy release of up to 6 × 1025 joules of energy (about a sixth of the total energy output of the Sun each second or 160,000,000,000 megatons of TNT equivalent, over 25,000 times more energy than released from the impact of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with Jupiter). They are mainly followed by a colossal coronal mass ejection also known as a CME[1]. The flare ejects clouds of electrons, ions, and atoms through the corona of the sun into space. These clouds typically reach Earth a day or two after the event and so and so and so on...........Boring as can be....... Why not write more about the characters of the book than the rantings of a nerd topic go wild?


    What was most disappointing about Ian Douglas’s story?

    This is not a book,it read more like a research paper only a 2nd year intern would grade as he would just look at the 1st 2 and last 2 pages of the book to score!!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by David Drummond?

    I would say that this novel would be a great cure for those suffering in (Insomnia), or sleeplessness, is an individual's reported sleeping difficulties. Yes a perfect answer for those in need!


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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