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Tony

Chester, NH, United States | Member Since 2008

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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
    (555)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (513)

    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....

    coreybeth says: "Buy it NOW awesome series!! More please!"
    "The Walking Dead."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury the most enjoyable?

    ....Short Answer....

    The book is awesome. It picks up right after the Governor takes power, with a small group of refugees entering Woodbury.

    ....Medium Answer....

    This book adds to the series perfectly. Following a group that finds their way to Woodbury a few weeks after The Governor took control of Woodbury. The group does not know the history in which The Governor came to rise to power, but they start to see the rot under the veneer. Eventually the group is thrown into situations far deadlier than the Walkers.

    ....Long Answer....

    The Walking Dead series is a genre in its own. Character development is a crucial aspect to these books. The listener can empathize with at least one character. Everyone who listens or reads zombie fact/fiction books has the “I know what I would do.” quote, but what would you do if your first and typically only plan didn’t pan out as expected. You would eventually end up like characters in these books. Would you be an Alpha or a Follower? These books give an insight into how the world would be if civilization crashed and an ever eminent threat loomed over them. This installment follows a group of unsuspecting individuals that are welcomed into Woodbury where the Governor has risen to power. They know all is not as it seems, but a safe place to sleep. The entrance of this new dynamic help start in motion the events change the future of all the characters and Woodbury.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I always like the interactions between characters. The way these authors build them into people and not just "characters," and put them into real world situations.


    Which character – as performed by Fred Berman – was your favorite?

    That would be Josh, although the Governor is pretty tempting too.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout 5: Alive in a Dead World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (1555)
    Performance
    (1459)
    Story
    (1465)

    In the latest installment of Mark Tufo's zombie fallout series, Mike Talbot and his family continue their fight for survival as Eliza plots their demise.

    Teddy says: "Feels like Tufo was Stalling"
    "Lacked some story progression."
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    If you could sum up Zombie Fallout 5 in three words, what would they be?

    Fast, Slow, and Frustrated.
    Fas t- the story flew by way to fast and I really enjoy Tufo's writing.
    Slow - there was not enough story progression. It was almost like a side story.
    Frustrated - I found the series not too long ago and started. Luckily book five was a few months out after finishing the 4th book. I was excited, but it lacked.


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    He brings the characters to life and expresses the sarcasm well.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4326)
    Performance
    (2627)
    Story
    (2666)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "Builds a World you wish you lived in."
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    What did you love best about Pandora's Star?

    He built a universe that you wished you lived in. The freedom to do what you like without fear of death is awe inspiring. People only took one to two lifetimes for granted before settling down and planning long term. He builds the characters with dynamic and diverse backgrounds.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it was way to many hours to do it comfortably.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judas Unchained

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3209)
    Performance
    (2028)
    Story
    (2046)

    Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.The Prime are the Commonwealth's worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life.

    Susan says: "Exceptionally great book"
    "Awesome Story from Hamilton...Long Winded At times"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoy the world Hamilton has built and expands upon. He brings the world and characters to life and makes you really regret their passing, even if they will be revived.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11905)
    Performance
    (10817)
    Story
    (10841)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "A Great Story From Clines"
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    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I enjoy listening to Ray Porter. It took me a while to distance myself from his performance in "The Joe Ledger Novels."


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    **Spoiler** When the old lady died. It would have been a terrifying way to go.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Legion: Monster Hunter, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3805)
    Performance
    (3522)
    Story
    (3532)

    When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first. Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.

    Sandi says: "What A Shock..."
    "Great Book Again!"
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    Where does Monster Hunter Legion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would have to say this book ranks in my top fifteen books I have listened to on Audible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It followed along with the story so far and combined the characters from Monster Hunter Alpha into the plot.


    What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings the characters to life and puts the right inflection on the dialogue that may have been missed when reading.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Most of Larry's Books I want to listen to in one sitting, but I have to eat, work, sleep, and shower. His books are very enthralling.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1075)
    Performance
    (569)
    Story
    (578)

    The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.

    Bev says: "I am now Zombie Proof"
    "It is what it says."
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    What did you love best about The Zombie Survival Guide?

    This is a must have survival guide. It's main premise is based on the zombie apocalypse, but can be adapted to almost any situation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It increases your awareness to the overall world around you. You cannot just live for that day, but must think ahead. When others think of an apocalypse, they think of the day after, not the months or years after.


    Which character – as performed by Marc Cashman – was your favorite?

    It is not the narrator's fault about his performance, just it is hard to narrate a survival guide.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aftertime: An Aftertime Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sophie Littlefield
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (54)

    Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Having no idea how many weeks have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished. And with her, nearly all of civilization. Where once-lush hills carried cars and commerce, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters - people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong.

    Michelle says: "Excellent book, perfect narrator."
    "Great Ideas!"
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    May be some spoilers. The story has great and I do mean GREAT potential, but the writer seems to be trying to force the story along. It was annoying that everyone is just so accepting of this person when all they talk about is raiders and bandits and zombies, it was too convenient. And the use of post apocalyptic terms everyone seems to use, like "Aftertime," is normally reserved for the second or third generation of the apocalypse. The narrator is great! But the narrator should be used for a younger character, not for a strong woman character as is portrayed in this book. I am trying to finish.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3289)
    Performance
    (2376)
    Story
    (2373)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "Really Enjoyed this Book"
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    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the way the journal entries let you keep up with time lines.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Gigi Bermingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1973)
    Performance
    (1177)
    Story
    (1178)

    To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

    Carol says: "Horrible Narration Take 2"
    "Wonderful, Best Yet....Yet...."
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    I loved the audio book. I believe this was Rachel and Kim Harrison at their best. I have listened to the whole series 7 times (itunes count says so, except this one 4 times) and am still awestruck at the characters and depth Mrs. Harrison gives them. I would recommend this whole series to any of my friends interested in the "Inderland" community.

    The only problem is the narrator in this installment. Gigi Bermingham hurt my perception of Rachel by making her seem more whiny than she ought to be. Rachel is conflicted with her emotions, not 13 and whining about love and death. I constantly had to turn down the volume on my ipod, because Gigi would use a high pitched "Moooom" or "Raaaacheel." I beleive that Mrs. Bermingham is more suited for a different style of books.

    I would loved to have heard the voice Marguerite Gavin would have given Biss (the gargoyle) and I am glad to hear that she will be back for the next installment and looking forward to "White Witch, Black Curse."

    If Mrs. Gavin would re-read this book, I would repurchase it in no time flat.

    Thank you for Reading my Review.

    50 of 51 people found this review helpful

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