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Jeri

United States | Member Since 2002

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  • 14 reviews
  • 631 ratings
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  • 45 purchased in 2014
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  • The Jakarta Pandemic

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (637)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (570)

    In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.

    deedeeg says: "Nice surprise"
    "Not quite what I thought it would be"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I don't really know what I expected from this book. It was okay. Not much action, but a lot of character development. There seemed to be a lot of build up to the actual epidemic. This was not a "scientific" book, but more about how people reacted to the crisis.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Eh...okay.


    What three words best describe Joseph Morton’s performance?

    Speak up please!I was not so impressed by Morton's performance. I understand why he performed in the manner that he did, but sometimes it was sooo difficult to hear and understand him. His voice was so low in parts. I would have to rewind and turn the volume up a lot to hear him. This was the most frustrating part of the book. And it happened a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    All in all the book was okay. I kept hoping for something more...or that events would speed up. It was interesting enough that I wanted to keep listening. I must say that depiction of the main character's family was the most interesting. It was a very close knit family, and the interactions between the parents and the kids were superb. I mean, they were not a "Stepford" family, but the crisis was handled and everyone knew how to conduct themselves. Maybe the author should write a "building better family communication" book. I think listening to the family events were my favorite part of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Atopia Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Matthew Mather
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Nick Podehl, Angela Dawe, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (102)

    In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world’s elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind’s insatiable appetite for natural resources.

    Amanda says: "Remarkable."
    "I tried and I tried..."
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    But I just couldn't get into this book. I gave up after half. Some parts were just okay, others were completely forgettable. Which is a bad thing when all parts come together. I would reach parts where I knew I missed something, but didn't care. Just couldn't bare the thought of going back. I love Luke Daniels and Nick Podehl, but even they couldn't help this book out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout 7: For The Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (958)
    Performance
    (912)
    Story
    (912)

    Mike is back. The battle with Eliza is past. Now Mike must strike out once again in a desperate race against time as his son and best friend are succumbing to the zombie virus within them. What he does not know is that an old foe hasrisen up and a more insidious threat has emerged to not just the Talbots but all of humanity.

    Teddy says: "Yes! Yes! Yes! AWESOMENESS!"
    "An absolutely great series!"
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    Listening to this book was like coming home again. I didn't realize how much I missed Mike Talbot. It was very easy to step back into the Talbot's world. Mark Tufo and Sean Runnette are fabulous together. There truly cannot be another person to bring Talbot's humor and person to life. I love the combination. This story is fabulous. The new twist with the zombies opens up so many options. Finding out more about the evil Mrs. Deneaux and things that happened prior to the zombie apocalypse brought a sense of completeness and fullness to the story arc.

    As usual the humor and action are exceptional. The only drawback is that I have to wait for the next book. But, I await eagerly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3432)
    Performance
    (1375)
    Story
    (1393)

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    Amazon Customer says: "Superb!"
    "So worth the listen!!"
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    As with most books made into a movie, this book far surpasses the movie. There is so much fullness, depth and emotion to the book that could never come through in a movie. The narrator was fabulous, the story IS fabulous. The situation that leads to the end is far more complex than the movie.

    This is not meant to be a slight on the movie, which I enjoyed very much. This book is a completely different experience...and one I much preferred.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow's Claim: Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (763)
    Story
    (765)

    Shadow's Claim features Prince Trehan Daciano, a ruthless master assassin who will use every lethal skill he possesses to defend his imperiled kingdom - as well as his newfound princess. When an ancient secret threatens to destroy them all, can Dacia's notorious prince of shadows keep his Bride alive against all odds?

    Katheryne says: "Paranormal Romance at it's finest! KC is the best"
    "Dayum!!!"
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    Okay, so usually I don't listen to books of this type. I usually listen to horror and science fiction, with a little fantasy and non-fiction. I usually scoff at books of this nature. In fact, it was an accident that I even downloaded this book. What has happened to me? I was taken in from the beginning...and couldn't stop. And I couldn't believe the...um...feelings the book..um...made me feel. I want my husband to listen to it.

    And oh yeah, I could probably listen to Robert Petkoff read a dictionary...if he read the way he read this book. :-)

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Run: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (297)

    Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected. A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state. Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold. Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace. Two days ago the killers began to mobilize. Yesterday all the power went out. Tonight....

    Jacqueline says: "Violent, Depressing, Mostly Sci Fi"
    "Very exciting!"
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    Run is one of those stories where you wonder if the horror will ever end. These people really went through hell. The book kept me on the edge of my seat and was absolutely thrilling! The ending was a twist that I didn't expect. I like the way the book wrapped up. Very satisfying.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Two Ravens and One Crow: An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2342)
    Performance
    (2180)
    Story
    (2186)

    Two-thousand-year-old Atticus may have outwitted and outfought everyone from Odin to Bacchus, but in this eBook original, he’s about to discover what comes around when you go around messing with gods. Six years into the training of his beautiful apprentice, Granuaile, a large crow swoops down and transforms into none other than the Morrigan, a goddess who insists that Atticus come with her at once. He must leave his apprentice behind, along with his Irish wolfhound, Oberon - and he must also leave his sword.

    Jessica says: "Can't wait for November!"
    "Always a winner..."
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    Where does Two Ravens and One Crow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is on the same level as all of the Iron Druid books. They are always exciting and fulfilling to listen to. A great mix of action, humor, and the plot is never boring. I have listened to all of the Iron Druid books and I have always been pleased.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Two Ravens and One Crow?

    The fight the Morrigan was in.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    It is a toss up between Atticus and Oberon. I love them both!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Origin: A Technothriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (345)

    When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert, he has no idea he’s been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon. He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan. But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn’t just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth.

    Nathan says: "Awesome!"
    "Exciting...creepy...gory...I loved it!"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters were equally great...however Bub had some of the best lines.


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

    Yes, and he is one of my favorite narrators. In fact, the main reason I tried this book is because of him. I had never heard of the author.


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

    Yes, but not in a nice way. When the baby attacked I thought the woman got what she deserved. She was totally bonkers.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was so extra creepy and gory. Not for the faint of heart. That said, sometimes I just need to listen to something like this and it fit the bill exactly.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2921)
    Performance
    (2544)
    Story
    (2583)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "Totally sucked me in!"
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    Would you listen to Swan Song again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen again. The book is very long and exciting. I am sure another listen would only enhance the experience. There were parts that gave me the heebie-jeebies, but I continued to listen because I just had to know what happened.


    What other book might you compare Swan Song to and why?

    I would compare this book to The Stand by Stephen King.


    What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

    His performance was exquisite! Part of the magic of the book is his performance. The characters were easy to remember, and the way he brought the emotions to life, and the horrors...well he is definitely one of my top 5 narrators now.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sum of All Men: The Runelords, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (272)

    Young Prince Gaborn of Mystarria is traveling in disguise on a journey to ask for the hand of the lovely Princess Iome of Sylvarresta. Armed with his gifts of strength and perception, the prince and his bodyguard stop at a local tavern, where they spot a pair of assassins who have their sights set on Princess Iome's father. As they race to warn the king, they realize that more than the royal family is at risk - the very fate of the Earth is in jeopardy.

    Lore says: "A world of interesting magics and moral choices."
    "I just couldn't bring myself to care."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I might. The story was far too tedious for me. I just didn't care about the characters enough. I could tell that the author is talented, however something was just....missing. I don't feel that I am even interested in the next book of the series. I rely greatly on the reviews by Audible customers, but this is one time I did not agree.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    Ray Porter is a mighty fine narrator. He was the best thing about the book. It was easy to differentiate between the characters, so any one of them was good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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