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RJR

RainMan

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  • American Apocalypse: The Collapse Begins

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Nova
    • Narrated By Erik Sandvold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    With the economy in free fall, the government crippled by indecision, the streets taken over by new political parties, and the fragile institutions of civilization crumbling, a young man finds himself homeless and alone on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., facing certain death unless he can master survival skills he never imagined needing. Fending off violent citizens in an urban landscape that is gradually sliding into looting and mayhem, the protagonist emerges as an ultimate force of justice in a lawless land.

    Mark says: "It was OK."
    "Hoped it would get better...and that narrator! Grr"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It had potential, but even if the had gotten better (it didn't) the narrator had an almost intentional inflection that, like others have said, made many characters sound like John Wayne. Staccato. Disjointed. Forced. But back to the storyline. The beginning wasn't bad, hoped it would move on to something deeper or something I could immerse myself into or somehow relate to. I have a little left, and I'll finish it, so it's not one I'll completely give up on. But I don't' expect the last couple hours to make up for the torture I've endured already. He crams an hours worth of story into four hours! It's worth only the $1.99 I see it's going for today. At that price, I woundn't feel shortchanged.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Colony: Genesis

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Michaelbrent Collings
    • Narrated By John Alexander Brancy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    In under 10 minutes, 99.9% of the world's population will be dead... or changed. Conversion is instant. Headshots just make them angry. And they're getting smarter. Ken Strickland has made it through the first moments. But his family is still out there. Can he survive? Can he find them? Or will he become one more of the creatures that now rule our world?

    Heidi says: "Gripping, fast, moving"
    "Department of Redundancy Department & Poor Writing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I've been getting more and more into the survival and zombie genre, but as much as I tried to like this one and gave it every chance, I just had to give up. I don't blame the narrator--no one could make the writing better. Repetitive descriptions, ad naseum, seeming there for filler...levels of detail on a single moment in the story that just dragged on and on, where other ones that could have benefited from elaboration and creative attention were neglected. Unrefined. Needed a series of anchor moments, but instead it was a rambling series of events strung along toward an ending...some day. I rarely return audiobooks, but this one had to go back. Maybe in this genre, overall, this is above mediocre, but not from my experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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