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Karen

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  • The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (763)
    Performance
    (706)
    Story
    (712)

    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"
    "Life can change in a brief moment"
    Overall
    Performance
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    If you could sum up The Beginning of the End in three words, what would they be?

    Surprising , intense, riveting


    What other book might you compare The Beginning of the End to and why?

    I don't have one to compare it to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he finds his missing cat that he has been looking for.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Survival of the fittest


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't think I would like this book, but it didn't take long to get into. Thoroughly enjoyed!!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Homicidal

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Paul Alexander
    • Narrated By Paul Christy
    Overall
    (869)
    Performance
    (752)
    Story
    (765)

    Homicidal is the story of the almost 25-year serial-murder crime spree of Lonnie Franklin Jr., who is alleged to have killed at least 10 women in Los Angeles, if not more. Nicknamed by the media the Grim Sleeper, because there appeared to be a 13-year lull in the killings, Franklin met most of the women through random encounters that ended in murder. Significant blunders by the Los Angeles Police Department helped Franklin avoid arrest for years.

    Ian says: "Why was this written?"
    "Didn't listen to all couldn't get into"
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    What would have made Homicidal better?

    More story and more suspense


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure, have to check site


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Christy?

    Don't no that many


    What character would you cut from Homicidal?

    Most of them


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RIZEN: Tales of the Zombie Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Kirk Anderson
    • Narrated By Paul Licameli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    RIZEN is a chilling collection of stories that will have you on the edge of your seat! A plague has caused the dead to rise and stalk the living.... "The Chosen": Ten years after the zombie apocalypse, Dan and his family try to stake out a new life for themselves in rural Wyoming. When he encounters a mysterious group of survivors who call themselves The Chosen, Dan is unsure whether he can trust them. "The White Fist": Five years after the first of the infected reach Texas, pockets of survivors are reminded that the living can be even more dangerous than the dead.

    Karen says: "Slowly we go"
    "Slowly we go"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Being clearer on things


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not really sure


    How could the performance have been better?

    Put more of himself into it


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nope, waste of time :(


    Any additional comments?

    Really disappointed !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Infection

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (349)

    Five ordinary people must pay the price of survival at the end of the world. A mysterious virus suddenly strikes down millions. Three days later, its victims awake with a single purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurches toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continue to change, transforming into horrific monsters.

    wayne says: "worst narrator, I've heard so far"
    "Slow slow,slow!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Infection better?

    If it held together a little more, sometimes you didn't realize when he changed characters.


    What could Craig DiLouie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Present the character better, get into them better.


    What didn’t you like about Peter Ganim’s performance?

    His droning voice, no enthusiasm


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    DISAPPOINTMENT !!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Nope, pass on this one.

    2 of 2 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
    (914)
    Performance
    (867)
    Story
    (864)

    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!!!"
    "Exciting"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Lycan Fallout again? Why?

    Yes, it was an entertaining book, lots of ups and down.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tommy, because he works on Michael daily and seems to lead him.


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

    The way he reads the story, he is Michael Talbot and it comes through.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Makes me laugh some, and hurts my heart other times.


    Any additional comments?

    It was different from the zombie books, but it was a good listen. But for me it's kinda left open.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3174)
    Performance
    (2964)
    Story
    (2971)

    This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

    Mike Naka says: "bucket full of zombie juice"
    "Zombies are here"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No, not really, I read some of the reviews decided to read anyway. Good read!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Zombie Fallout?

    When bear protects the family.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Had a couple , but liked tommy quite a bit.


    Did Zombie Fallout inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, read some more of Mark Tufo books.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable read...:)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abandon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (213)

    On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote mining town will disappear, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins, and not a single bone will be found - not even the gold that was rumored to have been the pride of this town. One hundred and thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a leading history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened.

    Janet says: "Disturbing"
    "Snow mountains and rain"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If they had made everything a little less confusing, took me quite awhile to read which is unusual for me.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm really not sure, may try another Blake Crouch book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Read with a little more feeling


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, some of the people were indearing


    Any additional comments?

    Wouldn't read again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 77 Days in September

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ray Gorham
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (254)

    On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country. Kyle Tait is settling in for his flight home to Montana when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America.

    Jan says: "Depends on what you want"
    "The love of a man for his family"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up 77 Days in September in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting,enjoyable,rereadable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 77 Days in September?

    When Kyles son sees him after 3 months


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narration could have been a lot better, kinda dragged u down


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love always comes through


    Any additional comments?

    I would retread this book...:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10547)
    Performance
    (5436)
    Story
    (5478)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Russell says: "Glad I Listened to 11-22-63 First"
    "Under the dome!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Under the Dome in three words, what would they be?

    Great,great,great


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Julia Shumway, she just never gave up.


    Have you listened to any of Raul Esparza’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Who was the most memorable character of Under the Dome and why?

    Rennie, cause he was just so bad!


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this on my phone and the listened again with my husband on his, just that good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Relentless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (172)

    Best-selling novelist Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children's book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed "Spooky," and a non-collie named Lassie, who's all but part of the family. So Cubby knows he shouldn't let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him.

    Derek B. says: "I cant sleep!"
    "Relentless???? Not so great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Story line was ok but I wanted more.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz again?

    Yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was ok


    What character would you cut from Relentless?

    The dad


    Any additional comments?

    Still big fan of koontz

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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