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  • 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
    (914)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (849)

    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.

    9 of 11 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
    (179)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (168)

    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.

    Mike Naka says: "surprisingly good"
    "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.


    1 of 1 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
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    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
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (261)

    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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    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 6 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
    (59)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    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
  • Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (2881)
    Performance
    (2692)
    Story
    (2703)

    This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

    Teddy says: "Hooked!"
    "A family Guy version of a ZOmbiE Invasion!"
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    Would you listen to Zombie Fallout again? Why?

    AS i listen to this storyline and how this guy Mike Talbot , His life is a cross between AL Bundy luck from ( Married with Children) and Peter Griffin sense of humor from (Family Guy). there is alot of action and if it could go wrong for Mike in the story, It is predicatble it will!!!
    But there is somekind of intervention keeping this guy and his family alive as all falls around them, but with a sick humor, they managle to pull it out and live for one more day! It is funny writtng and dialogue as you listen to this book and more of the series. Alot of the Guy code references are involed with this book, so you women may not catch the man humor of it. But you will enjoy it regardless as the witty writing will explaing the tough punchlines and historical referense.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Green Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kristen Britain
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (609)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (549)

    Karigan G’ladheon, running away from school, is traveling through a deep forest when a galloping horse pounds up to her, its rider impaled by two black-shafted arrows. With his dying breath, he tells her he is a Green Rider, one of the magical messengers of the King. Before he dies, he makes Karigan swear to deliver the message he’s carrying, and gives her his green coat, with the symbolic brooch of his office.

    crystal says: "an enjoyable read"
    "A Pony Express magical adventure"
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    What made the experience of listening to Green Rider the most enjoyable?

    This book starts off with a runaway girl falling into the role of a Green Rider and the adventure begins from that. Alot of twist and turns with the character as she must struggle to overcome what evil has throw at her.


    Would you recommend Green Rider to your friends? Why or why not?

    Most of the storyline is predictable sorry to say and I never really felt the main character in the story as in dire need of dying when in the middle of a enemy ambush. I had a feeling of knowing the script before it was even said. So , I wouldn't recomend it to a friend as I have a lot more patience than most to continue listening to a mondane dialog as alot is said which makes no sense in this story and you know it is for book two benefit to make sense.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Trek, Deep Space Nine: Legends of the Ferengi (Adapted)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Ira Steven Behr, Robert Hewitt Wolfe
    • Narrated By Armin Shimerman
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    A collection of stories, fables, folk songs, philosophical meditations, and outright lies based on the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. Read by Armin Shimerman, Quark on DSN.

    Tim says: "I love ferengi's"
    "A Must for all Trekkies"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a very informative book on the wisdom of economics in a ruthless style. It is witty and very funny as the narrative is typical Ferengi greed at its best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Conquest: Star Force, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1508)
    Performance
    (1380)
    Story
    (1388)

    Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?

    In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riggs finally stands his ground"
    "THIS IS A EASY SCORE AS GUYS WOULD SAY!!!"
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    I held out for a while on buying this series , but it keep coming back in my mine about the plot from book one. It was something new with a twist and finally I purchase book one and have been panicked for the next one! As my title says, it is a easy winner with all the curves and bumps most need in life to enjoy a good time. Giving just enough to keep you wanting for more and working on the second mind of pleasures most of use to enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crescent Dawn: A Dirk Pitt Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1263)
    Performance
    (716)
    Story
    (722)

    In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out.

    Michael says: "Something new from Cussler"
    "This was a 7th inning win!"
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    Would you listen to Crescent Dawn again? Why?

    I had a issue with his last book , but he must have put some more effort in this one as it was a good listen. I like the character flow this time and enjoyed the descriptions of the foreign landscape in this book. It was not a great plot kinda all over the map but, I did enjoy another Dirk adventure in this series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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