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brian

Buena park, CA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 8 reviews
  • 83 ratings
  • 221 titles in library
  • 17 purchased in 2014
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  • Zombie Fallout 5: Alive in a Dead World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (1441)
    Performance
    (1350)
    Story
    (1358)

    In the latest installment of Mark Tufo's zombie fallout series, Mike Talbot and his family continue their fight for survival as Eliza plots their demise.

    Teddy says: "Feels like Tufo was Stalling"
    "Good series on a whole, book 5 the ending sucked.."
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    Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

    Yes I would try another book from Mark, I liked the series on the whole. Very fun listen, really likes the main character Mike.


    If you’ve listened to books by Mark Tufo before, how does this one compare?

    The first 4 books in the series were much better, the ending really ruined this book for me. The ending really seems to have ended the series, do not see him being able to bring Mike back.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Mike of course, he was the best. BT was the next...


    Did Zombie Fallout 5 inspire you to do anything?

    I'll try listening to another book from Mark.


    0 of 1 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
    (1034)
    Performance
    (984)
    Story
    (986)

    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!"
    "Another Great Read..."
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    What did you love best about Zombie Fallout 7: For The Fallen?

    The whole story line from Mark flows great. The story from Mike's view is one of the best.


    What other book might you compare Zombie Fallout 7: For The Fallen to and why?

    There are few that can compare to FZ series. New World Series from John O'Brien is written as well.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Sean brings Mike to life, I don't think it would be the same if Sean was not the voice for the series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, I had a hard time stopping. I found myself sitting in the car after getting home because I needed to hear what was going to happen next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10330)
    Performance
    (9621)
    Story
    (9623)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "A very good surprise, well worth the listen..."
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    Where does Ready Player One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the better books on my list, I would listen to this one again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters were well written, it's hard to pick out just one.


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

    I have not listen to Wil Wheaton before, but I was very surprised on how well he did in this book. I only knew him from Star Trek, but he was much much better with this book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not just one sitting, but I looked forward everytime I was driving.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Abbott & Costello in the Catskills: An Authentic Recreation of a 1930s Borscht Belt Variety Show, Recorded Before a Live Audience in the Catskills

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Joe Bevilacqua
    • Narrated By Joe Bevilacqua, Bob Greenberg, Lorie Kellogg, and others
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Abbott & Costello in the Catskills is an authentic recreation of a 1930s Borscht Belt variety show, recorded before a live audience in the Catskills. In this New Oldtime Radio Hour, Lou Costello (Bob Greenberg) follows Bud Abbott (Joe Bevilacqua) to the Catskills when Abbott is hired as sole master of ceremonies of a Catskills variety show. Meanwhile, guest stars George Burns and Cab Calloway miss their train forcing Abbott to sing and dance in their place!

    brian says: "Not bad, but definatly not Abbott & Costello."
    "Not bad, but definatly not Abbott & Costello."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    An actually recording of the real Abbott & Costello, even with the static of the old recordings.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    Not as a Abbott & Costello act, but otherwise yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Communication

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1204)
    Performance
    (1114)
    Story
    (1112)

    In the years since the wave of living death swept the globe, St George and his fellow heroes haven't just kept Los Angeles' last humans alive - they’ve created a real community, a bustling town that's spreading beyond its original walls and swelling with new refugees. But now one of the heroes, perhaps the most powerful among them, seems to be losing his mind. The implacable enemy known as Legion has found terrifying new ways of using zombies as pawns in his attacks.

    Lore says: "Corpse Girl for the win!"
    "Very Good Book"
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    Would you listen to Ex-Communication again? Why?

    It continues to up hold the characters and story line very well. The characters keep growing, along with twists & turns to the them. Keeps the storyline very interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The new characters that were introduced in this book and the use of older characters.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    They were all very very good. I would have preferred to have only 1 person as narrator.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5356)
    Performance
    (3616)
    Story
    (3626)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "Not Bad, Could Be Better"
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    Would you try another book from Max Brooks and/or the narrators?

    Maybe, would listen to samples first.


    If you’ve listened to books by Max Brooks before, how does this one compare?

    No


    What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrator is good, there is multiple people doing it which makes that part really good.


    Did World War Z inspire you to do anything?

    No I was expecting a story of somebody living the event, not a bunch of reports of what happened in the past.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10740)
    Performance
    (9747)
    Story
    (9767)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "One of the best books I have listen to in ages"
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    Where does 14 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is in the top 10 books that I have listen to, without doubt. I will listen to it again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and the story line. Peter just draws you in to the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I just can't pick one.


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

    Not any one moment, it was the whole book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34546)
    Performance
    (25665)
    Story
    (26023)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Good Book, Hope The Movie Is Better"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book was good over all, but there was to much slow time between the action parts. It was hard to hold my interest in between the fight scenes.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Suzanne Collins? Why or why not?

    Maybe, still trying to decide if I want to listen to the next books in the series


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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