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  • A Plague Upon Your Family: Zombie Fallout, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2114)
    Performance
    (1965)
    Story
    (1974)

    The Talbots are evacuating their home amidst a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours the landscape in search of food, which just so happens to be noninfected humans. The Talbots have escaped Little Turtle, but to what end? On the run, they find themselves encountering a far vaster evil than the one that has already beset them. As they travel across the countryside they soon learn that there are more than just zombies to be fearful of....

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Sequals Are Not Always Bad"
    "Not a Horror Fan, But..."
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    I started watching the Walking Dead on TV, and found it extremely compelling. So much so I started looking to see what Zombie books I might find interesting.

    The Zombie Fallout books are really, really good. There are a couple of continuity issues early on that are easily forgivable considering the quality of the characters, the action, suspense, and everything else a good Zombie book should be.

    The narration is also top-notch. The characters all have distinctive voices, in addition to personalities, and it’s very easy to follow.

    The only problem is (as of this writing), it’s not finished!

    Finish it, Mark. I need to know what happens next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Places in Between

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Rory Stewart
    • Narrated By Rory Stewart
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    In January 2002, Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan, surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day, he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past.

    James says: "Nice Choice"
    "It's eye-opening, but also eye-closing..."
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    It's a story about a people we (in the West) don't hear about, and a culture we know nothing about. From that standpoint it's an important book.

    Being a true story, however, there is a limit to the narrative, and that comes across fairly quickly in that the story becomes a succession of the same event happening over and over again. It's hard to escape because it's about a man doing the same thing every day from the beginning to the end of the book. He's travelling through a different culture, but there isn't a lot of variation in the culture of the people he meets during the journey.

    The performance was good. Usually authors aren't the best narrators, but in this case Mr. Stewart was very easy to listen to.

    Overall I'm glad I listened, but it got a little tedious towards the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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