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Tilo

Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout

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  • The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (608)
    Performance
    (558)
    Story
    (562)

    The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised shelters. But the Walkers are multiplying. Dogged by their feral hunger for flesh and crippled by fear, Lilly relies on the protection of good Samaritans by seeking refuge in a walled-in town once known as Woodbury, Georgia. But Lilly begins to suspect that all is not as it seems....

    Amanda says: "AWESOME ADDITION TO THE WALKING DEAD"
    "Very good, as expected"
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    Who thinks they can pitch a tent in the middle of a field and think they're safe during a zombie apocalypse!?

    Apart from one or two quibbles, this book is otherwise very good, a must read if you are into zombie literature. I think the previous book, "Rise of the Governor" is better, or at least even more gut wrenching and dramatic. Both books are pretty sad and depressing, although that's the style of the series, I wish it had at least some upbeat parts.

    But at least in this book there is a character to like, Lilly. Tragic things keep happening to her and she is just trying to survive. Lilly is someone you can relate to and keep hoping that she pulls through each time.

    There are a whole bunch of complex gray morality issues going on throughout the book and all of it well handled by the author. In times like these, what are you supposed to do? Survive.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Perseid Collapse: The Perseid Collapse, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By John David Farrell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (338)

    2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic “decimated” the world's population; life is back to normal for the Fletchers and most Americans. The United States stands at the brink of a complete domestic and international resurgence, with stories of confidence and prosperity dominating the headlines. Appearances can be deceiving. An undercurrent of paranoia and fear still runs strong below the surface; the collective angst spawned by 28 million American deaths forever stamped into population's psyche.

    Denise says: "DON'T BUY THIS BOOK YET...Wait for the 2nd part.."
    "Simple, easy reading. Except the begining!"
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    I think the narrator must have confused the first few chapters of the book with his DIY instruction manual for a technical product.

    In the first few chapters every other word seemed to actually be a number, followed by a long series of words, and then a unhelpful abbreviation for those words, just to be less clear.

    Once you get past that, the story starts to flow, but you will have wished you listened to the book "The Jakarta Pandemic" first, because, while its not an official a part of this series, is referenced everywhere.

    And then, after that, in order to start enjoying the book, you have to accept the basic premise that society will just go nuts within one day of having no electricity and usable cars.

    Now we can finally pay attention to super ex-soldier dad Alex who is the greatest prepper alive (its his business). He plans meticulously and knows everything about surviving the end of the world. Yet the first thing he does is send his wife and kids off in one direction on bicycles while he goes in another to find one of his sons.

    The story isn't emotionally complex, there aren't any internal divisions and no moral angst over killing people who seem a bit suspicious. Just follow him and his entire family who think the same way while they complete meticulous plans for everything.

    Despite all the problems with the story, its still an enjoyable read and the narrator was really good. I'm on the second book now because the first just ended. Yeah, just like that, wth; end, full stop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Resolution: Alaskan Undead Apocalypse, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sean Schubert
    • Narrated By Daniel May
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (35)

    Finding the Whittier tunnel barred, separating the small city from the rest of Alaska and possibly from the undead infection, a flagging sense of hope is restored. Neil has led the dwindling band of survivors, including young Jules and Danny, through all the perils of this new world of the undead, including the relentless elements of the gathering winter season. Seeking sanctuary, Neil’s group is pursued by both the living and the dead, all yearning for their deaths.

    Tilo says: "Easy and enjoyable read"
    "Easy and enjoyable read"
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    Found the story easy to digest. We meet up with another group of survivors and whats cool about that is that we hear about their story from the start of the apocalypse, so its like a whole new book and story. The new group and our old friends do meet up and start doing what they have to do.

    A lot of gore, killing and dying. We get to know the people who die just enough to pity them. The bad guys are portrayed in a shade of grey, manage to get depth in almost all the characters.

    The narrator is just so comfortable to listen to, not over acting, just enough to sound interesting.

    Good story, ending felt like an ending, but maybe more will be coming anyways? Hope so.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Army of the Dead: Zombie Attack!, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Devan Sagliani
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Xander MacNamara’s adventure continues when he is placed in charge of a civilian colony outside Barstow. He and his young wife, Felicity Jane, are forced to deal with the daily grind of reconstruction, the constant menace of zombies, and an equally hungry cannibal tribe known as the Alphas. Things heat up fast when Sonya, a mysterious stranger sent by a secretive benefactor, frees him from enemy captors. Once again, Xander and Felicity find themselves fleeing for their lives from a never-ending series of new threats as well as old ones.

    Tilo says: "Pretty good in perspective"
    "Pretty good in perspective"
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    I had to start rolling my eyes again as Xander was acting all childish like in the last book, but he actually goes through character development and starts maturing. Much of this book has a teen tint over it, you have to put it in the perspective of younger readers to accept many of the pretenses it has. I mean, Xander is the military commander of a base? What is he, 16 or something? Yeah, you have to swallow some unrealistic scenarios.

    So yeah, good book once you realize the target audience of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roads Less Traveled: Phoenix

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By C. Dulaney
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    They know the end is coming, and they know who is behind it. They think they have a plan. A way to stop the men and women who are trying to destroy every single human being on the planet. Only those who are Special will be spared, and only they will be left to fight for the fate of their kind. Except... we already know that even the best-laid plans usually unravel in spectacular ways.

    Tilo says: "Terrible narration, returning"
    "Terrible narration, returning"
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    I don't know what he is doing with his voice but I think it's some kind of acting. He thinks he is on a drama stage. I think a specific characters voice must have stuck so he sounds like some snobby fake British somewhat gay person. And since he is straining to act each word to its fullest, he becomes out of breath and gulps in air. Worse when the story actually calls for some excitement.

    I so miss Elizabeth Rodgers.

    I wanted to return the book after two minutes but since I'm a fan of this series, punished myself and tried to like it. But I just can't stand his narration.
    I couldn't get through the story but something about people with psychic powers. I skipped through chapters and there are zombies but few and far between. This book is not at all like the original books in the series. Awfully disappointed. Or perhaps the narrator would say, AABSolutely AATrocioussss and not my cup of tea.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Survivors: A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bobby Adair, T.W. Piperbrook
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Survival in Man’s Second Dark Age...Three hundred years after the fall of society, the last fragments of civilization are clinging to life, living in the ruins of the ancient cities in nearly-medieval conditions. Technology has been reduced to legend, monsters roam the forests, and fear reigns supreme. But that is just the beginning...The wind-borne spores are spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into creatures that threaten to destroy the townships.

    The Zombie Specialist says: "Unique – enteraining – easy listening"
    "Longwinded"
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    Very descriptive about everything and it could just go on and on and on about things that just didn't matter. Even the sexy scene with the prostitute I fast forwarded. Yes, he is a lascivious preacher, got it. I was hoping she was secretly an assassin and would pull out a knife and cut his boy bits off.

    I would accept it if the story was 12 hours and all the exciting good bits were included too, but its only 7 hrs long and most of the high points are glazed over and we don't even see it. Like the huge event at the end, but we don't turn up until afterwards. Any killing we do see, its just one stab and dead. I would've thought two authors could write twice as much!

    I do like the premise; the primitives are aware of our modern history perhaps in a similar way that Europeans remembered the Roman Empire during the Dark Ages, with the priests maintaining that knowledge. Books? Only the rich have a few, and most can't read or count. In the story we are only just scrapeing the surface of this knowledge of the ancients.

    The zombies aren't real zombies, but these cordycep fungus controlled humans, like the video game the Last of Us. I think we meet them 3 times in the entire book. Not much is revealed about them, like how they managed to destroy a high tech global civilization, yet how can these handful of primitives still survive.

    This book should be considered as just the first half of a real book, half of it is just filler. Hopefully the second book will be when the interesting stuff happens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hellifax: Mountain Man, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (180)

    A serial killer stalks the ice-glazed streets. Half-frozen deadheads choke the avenues. Infected vermin rise from the labyrinth of sewer systems, hungry for warm flesh. And a handful of survivors struggle to escape and find someplace safe. In his hunt for Tenner, Scott discovers he must contend with all of this, before things truly get worse. Welcome. To Hellifax.

    Mike Naka says: "much better than expected!"
    "Now we're talking!"
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    Great story, has everything. Scott takes off on his mission to find the sociopath that murdered his friends. There are cannibal raiders, a hot chick, a whole new group of people and a big plot line with different parts weaved together, and its 12 hrs long! Woot! I couldn't put my headphones down :) Can't wait for book 4, "Well Fed". Ok, but narrator, when you speak, you say Tennor, when you speak for them, they say Tanner. Hmm.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Safari: Mountain Man, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (247)

    Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain since the demise of civilization, Gus knows that his next visit to undead suburbia could be his last.

    Mike Naka says: "great follow-up!"
    "Meh..."
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    So Gus is all alone now and starts hitting the bottle in a serious manner. If you're an alcoholic, maybe you don't want to read this book. I didn't find this story as good as the first one. Much of the story is how he is falling into alcoholism and the nutty things he starts to do, especially his cocomani (sp?) plan to combat the new threat.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mountain Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (501)
    Performance
    (476)
    Story
    (478)

    Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Hilarious, Serious, Heartfelt Zombie Survival"
    "Great story!"
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    Gus is trying to survive the apocalypse and is so lucky as to do it in style because he has found an isolated mansion with solar panels and a well. I think he was a painter, and doesn't know much about guns, medicines or any other things you'd think you would need to know to survive the apocalypse.

    The story is a lot about his daily scavenging runs, usually fairly mundane but the story line is punctuated every so often by something very dramatic, ending with a big climax. He meets up with another survivor (who also isn't particularly skilled) and much of the story is about their male bonding experience coupled with a heck of a lot of drinking, so female readers my be a little disinterested in this story. Apart from that, there a whole lot of things going on this story that kept me interested. There is one part of the story I thought was a little thin and I really didn't buy into what was going on with the female in the story. Could've worked it a bit more to make her plot line a little more credible.

    I read the short story "the hospital" (its free) before this and I think you should too because this event takes place in the middle of this book and Gus mentions it, but doesn't go into the details and you won't find it funny when he mentions it nonchalantly the first time.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ship of the Dead: Omega Days, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John L. Campbell
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    In the weeks following the Omega Virus outbreak, survivors form desperate clusters, uniting to defend against hordes of the walking dead. But they can only hide for so long …Father Xavier Church never wanted to be a leader. Nonetheless, he’s grown attached to his fellow survivors, and he won’t let anyone cause them harm - though he may be the one who inadvertently leads them to destruction …

    Tilo says: "Ship of the Dead isn't the ship on the cover"
    "Ship of the Dead isn't the ship on the cover"
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    The ship on the cover is a tanker or container ship. That's not the ship this book is talking about. The paperback version at Amazon has a battleship on its cover. But that's the wrong ship too. So I won't reveal which ship it is since the publisher seems to have gone to great lengths to hide the fact. But its a very good choice of ship!

    So anyways, yeah, I felt the first book was too broken up by the many different groups and their stories so here they finally meet up. But of course they are now on a ship and of course they should all split up so the same thing happens here, tons of mini adventures and people you barely knew die. I have to say though, just before they died I got to know them, so was a bit upset when they seemed to die unnecessarily. I mean really? Go into the labyrinth corridors of a ship and split up to hunt zombies? Face palm. At one point they do just stand at a door way and call the zombies to them, but really, why didn't they do that from the start?!

    But the plot is thicker here, I got time to like the characters and hate the treacherous ones. The book feels more complete, especially, since it was all wrapped up nicely, thanks for doing that Campbell. And thanks for saving my favorite characters, I thought they were goners! I'll buy your next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Omega Days: Omega Days, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John L. Campbell
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    Eight million walking dead stalk the San Francisco Bay Area, with more on the way. Scattered refugees - a priest with a bloody past, a college girl turned sniper, escaped San Quentin inmates and others - will quickly learn the three most important rules of survival: Make your bullets count. Don't fall behind. Don't...get...bitten! Fast-paced and packed with zombie action, Book One of the Omega Days series lights off the apocalypse with a scream, and tears California to pieces!

    L says: "Disappointed"
    "jumble of short stories"
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    Rather common in the zombie genre are stories of disparate groups of survivors trying to make it out alive. This book is a lot of that, unfortunately its nothing but that. If you are not paying attention, you lose track of which group you are listening to.

    Because there were so many groups, so many characters and quick switching between them, I didn't have time to connect with any of them, and anyone could just die at any time anyways. There wasn't any major story plot to follow.

    I like it when these groups meet or unknowingly interact, but in this book, it wasn't until the very end that these groups met and merged which made me buy book 2 in the series, because I thought, finally, we get a main story. I already read the second book, so I can say, its better, but the author again separated the now big group into small groups, so same style yet again!

    Nonetheless, the writing skill is very high, and so is the narration which must have been challenging because of the many female voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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