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Sarah

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  • Dead Tide

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen A. North
    • Narrated By Brad Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    The dead are coming back to life, filled with a single-minded urge to devour the living. While the power was on, some people followed the bigger picture on television; but the news media is little more than a chronicler of the disaster. Sadly, most people are better at becoming part of the problem than finding a way to solve it. "The most important question becomes: Are there enough resilient survivors left to stem the rising dead tide of humanity?"

    Dan says: "Just couldn't get through it & that is rare for me"
    "Could not stand the narrators voice"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Any additional comments?

    I only made it about 10 minutes in before giving up, the narration is terrible.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Uprising USA

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By George Hill
    • Narrated By Jason Clearfield
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    After a Chinese biological attack leaves 90 percent of the United States infected by the zombie virus, George Hill, AKA, the Mad Ogre, springs to the defense of his country with every manner of firepower known to mankind. George and his allies beat back the zombie hordes, killing hundreds of thousands of the undead beasts in an attempt to save America from extinction.

    HIX says: "Light read, fun"
    "Not worth the Audible Credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Uprising USA?

    I only made through about an hour but...

    The Narration:
    - The narrator isn't consistent, he keeps changing George (the main characters) voice, and can't keep a consistent speed

    - It sounds like it was recorded in a basement.

    - The narrator sounds young, but the main character is old enough to have 6 kids, maybe he started young, I didn't get far enough to figure out how old the guy was.

    The Book:
    - Lack of character building, I didn't care about any of the characters let alone care what happened next

    - Lack of description, I've often complained when authors get overly descriptive, now I understand how much WORSE it is when the opposite is true, there is nothing to compel you to invest in the story


    Would you ever listen to anything by George Hill again?

    It would be a hard sell


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jason Clearfield?

    Sean Runnette, he's age appropriate, and can pull off the snarky sarcasm I think the author was going for


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • We're Alive: A Story of Survival - The First Season

    • ORIGINAL (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kc Wayland
    • Narrated By Blackstone Audiobooks
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (163)

    For Army Reserve soldier Michael Cross, the world as he knows it ends in an instant. One minute he’s in college, and the next rioters are roaming the highway around him, breaking into cars and literally tearing people apart. This is the day the dead walk. This is the world of We’re Alive.

    Mike Naka says: "my weekly addiction"
    "I'm Hooked, great performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    You can download all the pod casts for free, they're currently on the 4th season.

    This is Audio Theater, so the characters are sometimes over the top, and it is very different from a novel. It also took awhile to get used to all the sound effects.

    Overall the story is not anything special or unique, but I enjoy the characters, voice actors, and enough of the plot to have spent the last week listening to all the episodes. I actually enjoyed how naive the writers made the characters, it's a nice injection of humor.

    If you're on the fence about it, I suggest going to the website and listening to the first episode.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lycan Fallout: Rise of the Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (737)
    Performance
    (700)
    Story
    (699)

    The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse. A hundred and fifty years have passed since man clawed and climbed his way back from the brink of extinction. Civilization has rebooted, man has begun to rebuild, creating new communities and society. It is on this fragile new shaky ground that a threat worse than the scourge of the dead has sprung... Once again, one man finds himself once thrust into the forefront of a war he wants nothing to do with and seemingly cannot win.

    Teddy says: "Loved it! Mike Talbot Returns!!!"
    "I Can't wait for the sequel"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Any additional comments?

    If you love the Zombie fallout series, this is a must get!
    Even though it is supposed to be a standalone series, I'm not sure if you'll appreciate it without having read at least the first zombie fallout book.

    Just like Zombie Fallout isn't just about zombies, Lycan Fallout isn't just about Lycans. Mark Tufo does an amazing job with this, and pulls off the break from traditional genres. I can't wait for the next book, and ZF 7 for that matter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Shattered Land: Surviving the Dead, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James N. Cook
    • Narrated By Guy Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (213)

    Eric Riordan doesn't look for trouble, but trouble has a way of finding him. Two years have passed since the Outbreak, and after joining forces with his friend Gabriel, he has managed to stay alive by fleeing to the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains. With supplies running low, and enemies gathering, the two survivors are forced to begin their journey west to Colorado. Along the way they will find unexpected allies, reunite with old friends, and make deadly new enemies.

    Matthew R. Stickler says: "Great Book!!!"
    "The Narrator redeemed himself"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Any additional comments?

    The only complaint I had about the first book was the narrator. He redeemed himself, no more surfer dudes and valley girl voices.

    As some others pointed out there was a survival guide feel to it, lots of info on weapons proper preps, and human dynamics.

    Although it is not non-stop gore, it is still a zombie story. More information comes to light regarding the outbreak, and you get to hear the story from both Gabe and Erics points of view.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sleepers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Druga
    • Narrated By B. A. Washington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    A normal spring morning cascades into a nightmare world for Mera Stevens as 1.8 billion children simultaneously fall ill and then vanish from the face of the earth. Her son, Jeremy, is one of them. Increased natural disasters, onslaught of disease and other phenomena throws the world into chaos as it balances on the brink of extinction. With communications down, Mera gathers the courage and strength she needs to trek across a dying country in search of a daughter she desperately hopes is alive.

    M. Lea Wiggins says: "Not Quite The Walking Dead"
    "Unique End of the World Story"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character Mera reacted the way I think most people would in a disaster scenario, and I enjoyed seeing her character develop throughout the story.


    Any additional comments?

    There's not a lot of gore, battles with the infected, or underlying love stories compared to other novels. The 'end event' of this book is a mix of natural disasters, mystery illness, and pseudo zombies. The book has a lot of religious undertones, but takes a wacky unexpected turn towards the end, I definitely didn't see it coming.

    In the beginning it seemed like the narrator was speaking really fast, but either she slowed down or I got used to it. Overall I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    Overall
    (645)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (601)

    A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

    Keith says: "Just For Pleasure"
    "I hope the rest of the series comes out in English"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book, it's a winner for sure. There are 2 more books in the series, and I hope they come out in English.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roads Less Traveled: The Plan

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By C. Dulaney
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (158)

    Ask yourself this: If the dead rise tomorrow, are you ready? Do you have a plan? The dead rose, and the living quickly realized that Hollywood-style tactics were the quickest way to find yourself one of the walking dead. Kasey, a strong-willed loner from West Virginia, and Ben, a college student from Pennsylvania, have shared an unlikely friendship over the years. And their bond is stretched to its limits when society collapses under a tide of zombies. But Kasey has something she likes to call The Zombie Plan.

    Tilo says: "Perfect! Highly Recommended!"
    "A Great Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I was worried when the story began with the main character having a "Zombie" Plan which she had been preparing for for years, which seemed ridiculous. Luckily it quickly redeemed itself by not focusing on that, and kicking off the nonstop action. This was the first book I had read that did not bother pondering the why or how of the infection, it just went head long into how the characters react and try to survive. It was a refreshing change and a really good listen.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shadows: Ashes Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (187)

    The Apocalypse does not end. The Changed will grow in numbers. The Spared may not survive. Even before the EMPs brought down the world, Alex was on the run from the demons of her past and the monster living in her head. After the world was gone, she believed Rule could be a sanctuary for her and those she’d come to love. But she was wrong. Now Alex is in the fight of her life against the adults, who would use her, the survivors, who don’t trust her, and the Changed, who would eat her alive....

    Aser Tolentino says: "Your Mileage Will Almost Certainly Vary"
    "Very Disappointing Sequel"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Any additional comments?

    Do you enjoy being screamed at for 13 hours? Then this is the book for you!

    Don't dare turn down the volume when the narrators is screaming at you, because the next minute she'll be whispering.

    Over all this series took an idiotic turn for the worse. I know to expect some silly love triangle in a teen genre book, and the first book hinted at it, but now our ignorant heroine is shown to be SO incredibly irresistible that even the zombie kid falls for her? Really? Barf.

    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
    (281)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (264)

    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!"
    "Good Read, odd narration"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the story, the only complaint was the narrator. He wasn't bad enough for me to return it, but he makes a lot of the characters sound like surfers or valley girls, and seeing as the story took place in the south, it was really odd and a bit comical.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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