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Trevor

Chevy Chase, MD | Member Since 2010

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  • 10 reviews
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  • 292 titles in library
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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
    (1815)
    Performance
    (1612)
    Story
    (1620)

    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!"
    "Worth the Credit"
    Overall

    I actually enjoyed the second book much more than the first. I thought the concept of super heroes and zombies a little different, but somehow this author managed to bring it all together. Not for everyone, however if you are into the zombie genre I would be that you'll at least enjoy that part of the story line.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Rise Again Below Zero: Rise Again, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ben Tripp
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (95)

    Billions died and rose again, hungry for human flesh. When the nightmare reached Sheriff Danielle Adelman's small mountain community of Forest Peak, California, it was too late for warnings . . . forcing her to lead a small group of survivors out of hell, all the while seeking her estranged runaway sister at any cost.

    Mike Naka says: "wow! much, much better than expected!"
    "Fantastic Ending to this Story"
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    Ok, I will admit that I do not like most zombie/apocalypse type books with female lead character. However this series was great and I really liked the way they ended the story.

    The only thing I didn't care for in this book was there were too many different classes of zombies which made the story disjointed. I don't mind taking liberties with Zombie canon, however I counted like 4-5 different types of zombies in this book.

    I know the author could have dragged out a couple more books using this storyline, however I appreciate how he ended it.

    Highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sanctuary in Steel: Chad Halverson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Bryan Cassiday
    • Narrated By Andrew B. Wehrlen
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    Seeking sanctuary from the walking dead in Alcatraz prison, Halverson and his band discover that all is not as it seems on the island haven. In fact, they may have more to fear than the walking dead in the person of Alcatraz's reigning Chosen One, the charismatic proponent of law and order Jefferson Bascomb, who believes zombies have the right to a fair trial.

    naelene says: "bad, bad, bad"
    "BAGS OF MONEY ARE USELESS IN ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!!"
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    Still with the bags of money storyline??? At what point do you realize that money is worthless in a Zombie Apocalypse.

    You want to believe that Halverson is a smart badass character, yet he continues making stupid choices.

    This book also completely forgot to explain how all of a sudden the Zombies started working as a team?? Are they being directed by a smart zombie?? I don't mind the story going in that direction, but to not address this obvious departure from traditional zombie canon with nary an explanation is weak.

    I'm still giving this story a chance with the hope that the next book will be better.

    Not the worst but not the best either. I would recommend the book, however only to zombie/apocalypse genre fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Necropolis: Chad Halverson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bryan Cassiday
    • Narrated By Mike Vendetti
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The world has turned. Plague-infected, flesh-eating zombies now infest the earth. Black ops agent Chad Halverson of the CIA's top secret National Clandestine Service and a motley band of survivors must do everything they can to survive one more day, even as they try to find out what caused the pandemic.

    Ray says: "Don't bother"
    "Has potential for a great Series"
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    Ok, I really wanted to like this story more but the pace of it was just to slow. I do really like the concept of the Halverson character, however I feel this story did not utilize his potential. Would a guy like this really waste his time with a bunch of losers who seemed more interested in sacks of money then trying to acquire more practical items for staying alive?

    The world is clearly going to hell in a hand basket around you and you think a million dollars will somehow be useful.

    Why does just about every TEOWAWKI or Zombie story contain characters who have to do stupid crap to screw things up for everyone else.

    But I digress, I will keep reading this series with the hope that it gets better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Holding Their Own V: The Alpha Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Dave Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    Word of Alpha's recovery spreads throughout the region. The news is welcomed by most - but not all. Some see the small Texas town as a threat, others want to dominate the prosperous community. Often, it's difficult to discern friend from foe, and miscommunication can be deadly.

    placencia says: "Decent story, questionable narration..."
    "Please have some consistency!!"
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    I want to first say that I really like where this story has gone in books 2,3,4. The characters and storyline where excellent, and I highly recommend those books to everyone.

    With that being said this series has been all over the place. The first book and narrator were horrible. As stated above the next 3 books were great and the narrators did a good job. Then this turd. The story although not as good as the previous 2 books is ok, my problem lies mainly with the bad narration and crappy production values. The 'tele-type' sound effects are beyond annoying.

    My biggest issue lies is in the lack of consistency this series has had. If you look at all the books in this series they all have different narrators. Now that can be ok, but then keep the production side of things the same. Listening to this book felt like I was listening to an entirely different series then the last 3 books. And compared to the last book this narrator sucked bad.

    After getting through books 2,3,4 in about a week I was looking forward to this one, but am disappointed. I wouldn't tell anyone who have already invested in the other books in the series not to get it, but I think you will see what I am saying after the first hour or so.

    If I can make a plea to all the authors and/or publishing companies out there in control of getting these books made in audio format, it's to please understand that book series that are as linear as this one need to have the same narrator throughout. If I could compare it to movies, this is akin to having a different actor play Frodo in each Lord of the Rings movies.

    Joe Nobody you have a lot of promise with your stories but if you don't have someone who can give your books the performance they need people won't buy them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1239)
    Performance
    (1137)
    Story
    (1139)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Randall says: "A page turner, if. . ."
    "Excellent Book for the prepper genre"
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    I really enjoyed this book. Excellent narration. I enjoy books of his genre, especially when the main character acts and thinks like most rational people would if they were in that situation. Although the premise of the book is a little far fetched, the core story of the book which is being prepared for anything should be the core take-away from this story. The theme of self reliance is also something I hope most people who read this book will appreciate as well. This was a great series, I went through all three books in less then a week. I'm looking forward to the 4th book, wish I knew how long before that comes out.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Torn

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Druga
    • Narrated By Andrew Wehrlen
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Darius Cobb wasn't thinking of man's extinction. He honestly never gave it a thought. A college professor and part time country singer, Darius worried only about teaching and playing his guitar until the day he is attacked by cockroaches and is placed into a special government quarantine. There, he and the others start piecing together the inevitable. Using his knowledge, he begins predicting the events that unfold. Together he and his group plan and then implement a long term survival plan.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "End of the world with typical craziness"
    "Way to slow"
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    I bought this audio book thinking that there was going to be some action. I waited and waited, thinking that there was going to be a payoff at some point which never came. I would have been ok with it had I thought this was going to be a series and this book was just setting up the next one. I would not recommend this book. I will say that I have purchased several of this authors books and have enjoyed them, however this one just didn't do it for me. The Zombie Battle series is far better and recommend that if you haven't already purchased it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated By Ron Perlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2171)
    Performance
    (1106)
    Story
    (1120)

    The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

    Flavius says: "Hokey But Fun"
    "Finally a Vampire book thats not a goth love story"
    Overall
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    I really liked how this book chose to take a more scientific approach to the vampire mythology. I'm not a huge vampire fan, I prefer the zombie/post apocalypse type stories, however I would highly recommend this book to anyone with even the slightest bit of interest in the vampire mythos. The only down side to this book is the sometimes ridiculous actions of some of the characters. As in many zombie books which I'm more familiar with, there always seems to be characters that inexplicable do the most inane and self defeating things. Overall a decent story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Domain of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Iain McKinnon
    • Narrated By Karl Miller, Iain McKinnon
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (107)

    The world is dead, devoured by a plague of reanimated corpses. In a crumbling city, Sarah, Nathan, and a band of survivors barricade themselves inside a warehouse surrounded by a sea of shambling putrefaction. Days in seclusion blur by, and their food is nearly gone. The group is faced with two possible deaths: creeping starvation, or the undead outside the warehouse. As Sarah stands on the edge of the warehouse roof preparing to step out into oblivion she spots a glimmer of hope.

    Amanda says: "CERTIFIABLE ZOMBIE BOOK"
    "Don't get ripped off like I did"
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    I purchased Domain of the Dead some time ago and then recently saw McKinnon's 'new' book 'Remains of the Dead'. Let me just say that they are the exact same book WTF??? Seriously, these are the same book, same characters, same story, etc..... Thankfully the people at Audible are extremely customer service orientated and not only gave me a refund but also an extra $5 credit. This has to be a joke, but if it is I fail to see it. I wonder if anyone else has fallen victim to this ruse. Don't get me wrong, this is a good book if purchased just once. Changing the title does not make it new. I would really like to hear the author's response.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • New Zed Order: Survive

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Todd Sprague
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    The dead have risen, and they are hungry. They are tough, they are lethal, and they are everywhere. Savage packs of the undead wander the world, feeding on the living. And they are getting stronger... In Brattleboro, Vermont, John Mason and his beautiful young wife Sara believe that family can survive anything. When the apocalypse arrives they pack food, clothing, and weapons, then hit the road with their dog seeking refuge in the mountains of John's youth.

    Mike Naka says: "run, flee! save your credit and look elsewhere!"
    "One of my favorite Zombie/Post-Apocalyptic Books"
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    I truly enjoyed this book, finally a Zombie/Apocalypse book where the main characters actually make smart decisions and are rational individuals. One of the first Zombie books I've read where I wasn't wincing at the assinine choices made by the group of survivors. From the set up of the camp to the re-supply and running of this new society, it was quite refreshing to read this story and see how things can be done right. It seems like every post-apocalyptic book out there that has a group of survivors as the main story line, always has someone in that group that ruins it for everyone. I would strogly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre. From what I read on the authors website this is only the first installment for this series, I eagerly await the next book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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