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Allison

Goldfield, IA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 5 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 515 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015
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  • Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1678)
    Performance
    (1311)
    Story
    (1320)

    America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

    Hugh says: "Accidentally Good"
    "Thought provoking for preppers"
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    Story

    This book does not focus on getting to know characters trying to survive. It is all about the technical aspects of items needed in an economic collapse and warfare tatics. If you are making a prepper list then this book is for you. If you are looking for a book to draw you into a story then you might want to keep looking.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4908)
    Performance
    (3804)
    Story
    (3810)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Evelyn says: "Excellent listen"
    "Good prepper story"
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    Gives good insight on what would be important in a distaster. I was pleasantly surprised that this book was written in the 50's - it didn't matter a bit. The needs of the characters would be the same in any decade.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28559)
    Performance
    (15085)
    Story
    (15135)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "It draws you in"
    Overall

    This is simply the best book I have ever listened to. I normally like fantasy, thriller types but after all the reviews I thought I would give it a try. I have suggested this to all my friends on audible and all loved it!
    My 14 year old daughter stayed up way too late many a night listening to this story, she just couldn't stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22726)
    Performance
    (17120)
    Story
    (17178)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
    "Why haven't we heard of this amazing man before??"
    Overall

    I am having my two teenagers listen to this book. It gives a real look at what the soldiers of WW2 faced on a daily basis. Just AMAZING how they came through it all. The author keeps the story going and you don't want to stop listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7515)
    Performance
    (3843)
    Story
    (3847)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Very disappointed"
    Overall

    This story line has so much promise but it does not deliver. The author jumps around to different story lines without giving a clear reason for doing so. Many times I found myself rewinding to see if I had somehow accidentally fast forwarded. This is one of those books that you are hoping the ending has some kind of meaning and at the end you find out that you just wasted 2 audible credits. I have never written a review before (member for 5+ years) but I feel obligated to warn others - if you are looking for a book that challenges your imagination, intrigues you with how it will end, and surprises you with how the characters figure out the solution- don't buy this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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