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Denis

Los Alamos, NM, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Flu: Flu Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Wayne Simmons
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    There's a nasty flu going round. An epidemic, they call it. The posters say to cover your mouth when you sneeze, and throw away the tissue. But such simple measures won't stop this flu. Because when you catch the flu, armed police come and lock you in your house to die alone. When you catch this flu, it kills you in days. And when you catch this flu, two hours after it's killed you, your eyelids snap open again....

    gene says: "zombie story?"
    "Painful to listen to"
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    I've never read anything by Wayne Simmons before, however, after struggling to get 1/4 through this book, and finally giving up, I don't think I'll ever read anything by him again. I finally just gave up and called it unreadable.

    I've yet to figure out who the main char. is, or what the story is about - it starts off as a typical Zombie story, people turning undead, then wanders off into some girl that's being held captive by some guy. From there it only got worse.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Forsaking Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (142)

    Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation's power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn't over yet. Carter must focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society - but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination. Meanwhile, the enclosed quarters of the nearby government-run refugee camp make for an environment where injury, assault and murder are the norm.

    Ian says: "Less a conclusion and more a lingering death"
    "Maybe the last book?"
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    I hope this isn't the last book because the series is so good.

    I'm not going to give any of the story away, however, if you've listened to the previous books, your going to enjoy this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Contamination Boxed Set: Books 0-3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By T. W. Piperbrook
    • Narrated By Troy Duran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (97)

    The infection has begun, ravaging the American Southwest and leaving chaos in its wake. In this new world, there will be no last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive another day...

    Casey Skelton says: "Holy Sh@#!"
    "Just didn't like it"
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    Story

    The story seemed to jump around and not flow properly. The performance was good, however, the story wasn't.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Perseid Collapse: The Perseid Collapse, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By John David Farrell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (143)

    2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic “decimated” the world's population; life is back to normal for the Fletchers and most Americans. The United States stands at the brink of a complete domestic and international resurgence, with stories of confidence and prosperity dominating the headlines. Appearances can be deceiving. An undercurrent of paranoia and fear still runs strong below the surface; the collective angst spawned by 28 million American deaths forever stamped into population's psyche.

    Denise says: "DON'T BUY THIS BOOK YET...Wait for the 2nd part.."
    "If you liked Jakarta Pandemic, get this series."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    By starting a "new" series with "The Perseid Collapse" Steven Konkoly didn't even try to "up sell" you on this book.

    If you listened to the Jakarta Pandemic this series ties in quite well, however, if you didn't listen to JP, then you don't feel like you missed the start of the series.

    I'm now waiting for Book 3 :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Event Horizon: The Perseid Collapse Series, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By John David Farrell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (81)

    With Boston collapsing faster than Alex Fletcher predicted, his personal rescue mission deep into the heart of an increasingly unfamiliar city reaches a critical point. Pursued by a ruthless militia group and forced to navigate a treacherous landscape, he runs a gauntlet of grim decisions and impossible odds to reach perceived safety. Perceived because nothing is safe in the world rapidly emerging after the "event."

    Jan says: "Slightly better than book 1"
    "Great book! If you liked Book 1, get it"
    Overall
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    Story

    There's "hole" in the recording at 6:13:37, it seems to skip a few seconds - by no means does it hurt the story, or even detract. Just an error in the recording.

    With that out of the way, this is a REALLY good book and can't wait for Book 3. Like book 1 it leaves you hanging and wanting more. If you liked Book 1 you'll like Book 2

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rise Again Below Zero: Rise Again, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ben Tripp
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (102)

    Billions died and rose again, hungry for human flesh. When the nightmare reached Sheriff Danielle Adelman's small mountain community of Forest Peak, California, it was too late for warnings . . . forcing her to lead a small group of survivors out of hell, all the while seeking her estranged runaway sister at any cost.

    Mike Naka says: "wow! much, much better than expected!"
    "Seemed disjointed, didn't flow"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I re-listened to book 1 before this book, and book 2 just seemed disjointed. Kristen Potter really did a great performance - I think you could read a dictionary and still make it sound interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Distant Eden: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lloyd Tackitt
    • Narrated By Michael Hacker
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    December 2012, a massive solar storm knocks out the power grid. Three hundred million Americans are suddenly faced with a survival situation. They have no water, electricity or fuel. Food rapidly disappears from the store shelves, not to be replaced. Only three percent will survive. Those three percent will have much in common. What does it take to be one of them?

    Sullivan says: "Prepper training parable"
    "Good listen"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Lots of technical information, and lays it out like it would happen. If you like SHTF books, this is one for you.

    Hacker isn't my favorite narrator, however, he didn't bore me. He does read the story and try to keep you entertained - I just don't like it when narrators try and do accents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrian's War: A Distant Eden, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lloyd Tackitt
    • Narrated By Michael Hacker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Three years after a solar storm wiped out the power grid Adrian Hunter embarks on a journey to the mountains, determined to live and survive by utilizing his knowledge of stone age techniques. He encounters a band of raiders who attempt to take him prisoner - and Adrian's War begins.

    Steven says: "Great Book!"
    "None of the technical stuff you got from book 1"
    Overall
    Performance
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    If you're looking for more technical data like was in the first Distant Eden, then this book is not for you. It's a follow-on story of Adrian; one of the characters from the first book. It has very little of the technical stuff you got from the first book.

    The book leaves the door open for a 3rd book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James Wesley, Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (739)
    Performance
    (644)
    Story
    (650)

    America is in the thrall of a full-scale socioeconomic breakdown. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation destroys the value of the dollar, and the population, unprepared for hardship, panics. Practically overnight, the high technology infrastructure and chains of supply collapse and wholesale rioting and looting grip every city. Law enforcement, transportation, electricity, fuel, and medical supplies are all in the past now, as the country staggers beneath its own weight.

    Glenn says: "Good Story Line"
    "Backend story to Patriots"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While this is a backend story to Patriots, you don't need to listen to Patriots before this book - Rawles says this at the start of the book.

    Dick Hill did a much better job reading the book, no lame New York accents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques and Technologies for Uncertain Things

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (335)

    James Wesley Rawles, founder of survivalblog.com, shares with you everything you need to know to be ready for the worst. The book includes information on proper food storage and sanitation, gardening and livestock basics, investment strategies to protect your assets, medical advice, communication techniques, home security, and how to get "outta Dodge" when, in the parlance of the movement, "the shit hits the fan".

    skyrat says: "Unsurprising"
    "Sometimes audio isn't the best format"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Just like the Zombie Apocalypse Manual shouldn't be an audiobook, this also shouldn't be. This book more of a referance manual, not a story - it's just not a good fit for an audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (1364)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1026)

    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"
    "Great Book - Best Survival Book I've seen"
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    What did you love best about Patriots?

    The detail in the story was great, I've never read a book so well researched.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Patriots?

    When the M1 Ambrams tank was described it felt like you where sitting inside of it looking around.


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    Sorry Dick Hill, but you almost ruined the story for me. I don't like to listen to a story about a bunch of people, and they all sound like they are from Upstate New York. Just like I wouldn't like to listen to a story and everyone in it sounded like they where Surfer Chicks - I almost stoped listening and returned the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll try anything from Rawles now. I'm hooked

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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