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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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  • 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
    (1094)
    Performance
    (1016)
    Story
    (1015)

    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"
    "Tom Clancy meets zombies?"
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    The story's all over the place. I'm just half way through the book and its so boring. There is action, but the story isn't compelling and drawing me in. So many characters and jumping between scenes and no character development. Just a bunch of names to try to keep track of. From my favorite zombie author of all time to....wtf are you doing?

    The journal style and the story's realistic settings of the previous books really made the apocalypse believable, like you were there and you really cared about the hero and the people around him. Now its all gone with a bunch of anonymous people who get more reading time then the hero. I so hope the stupid kid doesn't let the zombies out, that would be so predictable. I hate stupid kids in books and movies.

    The book is full of technical military mumbo jumbo which I guess is the authors strong point considering his profession, and its also cool, but with the story so weak, it is too dominating. The story is in a submarine, or a carrier or a base....kinda missing the zombie survival feeling of it all.

    The first book was best, the second ended in a low point, this one rolled all the way down.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Hunger VI: The Gathering Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Eric A. Shelman
    • Narrated By Eric A. Shelman
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Some of our old friends have returned home safely, to be with the ones they love and trust. Even as their warm greetings of welcome are offered, another threat builds on the horizon. It enters their home in the form of a little girl.

    Tilo says: "Good story, good recording!"
    "Good story, good recording!"
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    Story

    And suddenly the poor recording issues are gone when the author reads himself. The author is actually quite good at narrating and got better the more he read. It was only in the beginning prologue that he breathed into the microphone. The female voices weren't the greatest, but they were good enough.

    The most important aspect of this series is the character depth and relations between the main characters.

    I prefer my zombies stories to be grittier and darker and I'm not a keen fan of supernatural stuff, like talking babies. But the storyline held up for the most part. Good book in the end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Hunger IV: Evolution: A Flex Sheridan Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Eric A. Shelman
    • Narrated By John M. Perry
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Ev - o - lu - tion - 1) A change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift; 2) A motion incomplete in itself, but combining with coordinated motions to produce a single action, as in a machine. Hemp Chatsworth has already figured out how 90% of the Earth's population became what they are. Now he must find out why some of them are evolving into something else. Something more dangerous.

    MrsStephanie81 says: "Hell of a Great Book!!!"
    "Good story, good narration, still lousy recording"
    Overall
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    Coming from listening to other stories, the quality of the recording is jarring. But you get used to it, so maybe if you don't listen to other books, you think everything's normal. The narrator himself is pretty good I think, nice trick when everyone says "when".

    As usual there is alot of background into what the zombies are and how they behave and evolve, no identifiable plot holes regarding the science behind the zombies.
    The "ratz" play hardly a noticeable role in this story, its all about the evolving smart zombies. And its not even over, wonder where the next book will take us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction Horizon: The Extinction Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (114)

    Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top-secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

    Tilikum says: "Great listening experience"
    "Not bad for a military focused zombie story"
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    Story is all military style and the first part reminded me of colonial marines in claustrophobic space ship being hunted. Zombies are actually infected, so no need for headshots. No trying to gather supplies or driving from place to place surviving. They fly helicopters land, shoot, and fly back. Felt a bit contrived about how they kept moaning about losing their fellow comrades in arms, just kept going on and on about it. It was ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Contamination: Sanctuary, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By T.W. Piperbrook
    • Narrated By Troy Duran
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    In a world full of danger, reprieve is only temporary. For days the farmhouse has been a place of safety for Dan, Quinn, Meredith, and John. But a new threat is emerging - one that threatens to destroy the group from the inside out. In order to get to freedom, they'll need to survive one last journey. And that journey might cost them their lives....

    Croz says: "Good conclusion to the series"
    "Simple easy listening"
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    Think the author must have read my review about plot holes because he was very clear about them this time, which was pretty good because I had forgotten about things between the books.
    Storyline in this book isn't very complicated with few surprises but enough to be engaging. Pity the stories are so short though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Well Fed: Mountain Man, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (155)

    After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

    Carol says: "Best of the Series!"
    "Stupendous"
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    I don't recall the last time I gave 5 stars for everything and if I could give more for this book, I would. 16 hours of incredible, can't-put-down, gripping and brutal story telling.

    There was nothing predictable in this book. Many times I thought of a plot event that would be a very satisfying sense of justice and revenge, but nope, not too many things work out for Gus. You thought he took a beating in the other stories? This book is just gruesome.

    I was a bit worried in the beginning because the zombies and rats were dying out and being hunted in a zombie filled house wasn't really what I was interested in reading about. But that was just the warm up.

    This book is more about human raiders than zombies, which I usually don't like, but the story is just incredible, as is the narration, absolutely perfect.

    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
    (390)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (365)

    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 1 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
    (38)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (37)

    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
    (35)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    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
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    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.

    Richard says: "Interesting story with bad narration"
    "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
    (60)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    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 2 people found this review helpful

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