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billy

ALTOONA, PA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 10 ratings
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  • No Easy Hope: Surviving the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Cook
    • Narrated By Guy Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (256)

    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!"
    "Pretty good zombie book."
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    I've listened to most of the popular zombie books in the past year and its been hard finding good ones now. This one I never heard of in anyone's list of favorites but it was one of the better ones I've listened to in a while. I'm going to get the second one now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CyberStorm

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Matthew Mather
    • Narrated By Tom Taylorson
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Sometimes the worst storms aren't from Mother Nature, and sometimes the worst nightmares aren't the ones in our heads. Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters starts appearing on the world's news networks. As both the real world and the cyber world come crashing down, bending perception and reality, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems.

    Jan says: "Yes - satisfied a craving"
    "Great realistic read."
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    I was excited to listen to this after reading some of the reviews saying that it was realistic and terrifying. Another thing that was mentioned was that it had a bad ending so I kept anticipating and trying to predict how badly it was going to end and I was way off with my prediction. I will say the ending wasn't as bad as I was expecting and it did give me with a sense of resolution, I would have liked it to be much longer though as it was wrapped up rather quicky. There was a very unique method one couple did to stay alive, I won't spoil it but it was truly unique, I've listened to most other apocalyptic and PA books out there and never heard this.
    All in all it was a good listen and if you're like me and have been through all the really good books in this genre then definitely listen to this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: Deadlocked 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By A. R. Wise
    • Narrated By Brian Sutherland
    Overall
    (875)
    Performance
    (804)
    Story
    (806)

    David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they're safe?

    gerry says: "Could not get past the naration"
    "The 1st one was good for free but short."
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    I thought this first part was pretty good and it was free so it's hard to complain really. It's a zombie story, there's better ones out there and there's way worse, if you're like me you've already been through all the good ones and most of the bad ones.

    Here's my issue with it, it's 2 hours, maybe less because they give a review of the second part in it too. There's no conclusion in that first part so basically they give us a few chapters for free and the next one is 3 hours for 5 dollars and they get progressively longer and more expensive so basically they split up maybe 2 books, 3 at the most, into a bunch of parts so it ends up being expensive and it's not feasible to use a credit unless it's one of the last ones. I will probably purchase the second one to see how it is.

    5 of 6 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
    (3122)
    Performance
    (2218)
    Story
    (2214)

    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!!"
    "I forgot how good this was."
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    Ok so I originally bought this book a long time ago on iTunes and really liked it but I didn't back up my phone and it got deleted and iTunes doesn't let you re download it( I'll never buy another from iTunes), I seen it come up as the daily deal for a couple bucks and picked it up again, I rarely re listen to a book but since it's been a while I did. What a great zombie book this was, I wish there were more this good. Unfortunately the second book was also lost on iTunes so I'll have to wait until it goes on sale as I recall it being good too.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse... One Beer at a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Richard Johnson
    • Narrated By Neil Hellegers
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    Charlie Campbell was your average, balding, thirty-year-old alcoholic with a dead-end job and a penchant for shambling through life one mistake after another. However, none of that mattered following the sudden arrival of a mysterious sickness that brought with it infected mobs of zombie-like creatures thirsting for the flesh of the living. Trapped in a Chicago apartment the morning after a raucous bachelor party, Charlie and his old fraternity buddies must battle for survival against the cannibalistic horde, a military invasion and their own rampant stupidity.

    Chuck says: "Very Nearly Perfect"
    "Better than expected."
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    I normally would have passed on this based on the title but I'm running out of good zombie books and this one was getting a lot of good reviews so I figured I'd give it a try. It was the story of some real life guys trying to make it through a zombie apocalypse. A lot of it had me laughing to myself and that doesn't happen too often. It wasn't too over the top like Shawn of the Dead. I'd recommend having a listen. My only complaint was the voice of the stoner guy, it seems every reader has the same stoner voice and it makes the character sound really dumb and annoying which doesn't really fit in this case.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead Situation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Eloise J. Knapp
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (355)

    When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn’t care less; he’s a sociopath. Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside.

    Robert says: "Unique Zombie Tale"
    "Cyrus isn't as bad as the description states"
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    I'm writing this review mainly because I passed over this book so many times because I just didn't think I could care about the main character enough to enjoy the story. Luckily while he is no saint and does some really unforgivable things to he author does a great job at making him interesting and maybe even somewhat like able. So don't judge this book based on the description, give it a try if you like zombies and have been through all the really good ones.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1240)
    Performance
    (1138)
    Story
    (1140)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Randall says: "A page turner, if. . ."
    "Awesome end of the world book."
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    I've read just about every other post apocalyptic books out there as well as others in similar genres and as of late most have been getting a bit boring. This book and series was one of the better ones, right up there with One Second After. The main character seems quick to kill sometimes but that's probably what kept him alive. It's a very scary look into what the future could hold.

    The only complaint I have and it's a minor one is when the narrator is switching between the story lines of several characters he does so so quickly it's almost hard to notice at first. There's also quite a few times you can tell parts were edited but it's really no big deal. I'm almost finished with the second one and I'll get the third when I'm done with it, the third is shorter which is a bummer.

    2 of 5 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
    (174)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (162)

    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"
    "Not your typical audio book."
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    I rarely write reviews unless the book is really good. This one is one of those times, it is unlike any other audiobook I listened to and I listen to usually 2-3 a week.
    I won't blow the plot or give any details of the story, just the way it was presented. It's basically a movie minus the picture. Each character is preformed by a different person and there's sound effects and music, I've listened to others with sound effects and didn't like it but this one works well. Give it a try, well worth the credit or cash. I got it by chance as a surprise sale on audible and only chose it because it was cheap and sounded the best out of the available titles, I'm glad I did. There's also 2 more in this series so ill listen to those as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warrior Within: Surviving the Dead, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Cook
    • Narrated By Jordan Leigh
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (167)

    There are many who do not wish for peace. As the Free Legion declares war on the survivors of Hollow Rock, Gabriel and Eric find themselves drawn ever deeper into the growing conflict. Aided by a fledgling militia, and a small contingent of federal operatives, the two warriors must find a way to defeat an unyielding enemy that threatens to destroy all they have grown to love.

    Mike Naka says: "surprisingly good"
    "Good but the narrator has changed."
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    I'm not 100% done with this yet but it's good so far. The one thing that makes it somewhat difficult is that the narrator is different than the previous two. There's nothing wrong about this narrator but all the characters voices are now different.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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