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Glenpool, OK, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • The Spirit Clearing: A Michael Talbot Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (537)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (503)

    After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

    Amanda says: "Spiritually deep and moving"
    "Not your typical Talbot story"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    All and all it is an okay book. The reader just has to go into these additional books using the Michael Talbot character and his companions as a stand alone alternate universe that is in no way as good as the Zombie Fallout series.


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

    It isn't bad but it isn't the greatest spin off of a true core of who Michael Talbot is as you come to know and love. It changes key aspects of his basic life experiences which are what made him the character that is so awesome in the other series.


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

    In this one I'd have to say Talbot's new older friend is my favorite. Jed outshined everyone else in this story by Tufo.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would only because I'm a huge fan of Talbot and enjoy all of Tufo's books despite the differances in his presentations.


    Any additional comments?

    Good but not Great. Wait till it's on sale vs. one you are behind the power curve if you didn't pre order it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 'Til Death Do Us Part: Zombie Fallout, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1598)
    Performance
    (1501)
    Story
    (1508)

    BT, Gary, and Mrs. Deneaux race to the Talbot compound in a desperate bid to turn the tides of a lost war. Is Michael dead? This is the question plaguing the Talbots as they prepare for the final showdown with a merciless enemy hell-bent on their absolute destruction.

    Teddy says: "Series Back on Track"
    "The wait was worth it."
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    What did you love best about 'Til Death Do Us Part?

    I always say I won't include spoilers and I'll continue with that by saying you won't be disappointed. Mark Tufo delivers the goods and wraps up this series in fine fashion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 'Til Death Do Us Part?

    The reunion in the living room choked me up. Gotta love me some BT


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

    Sean delivers the Talbot family banter and sarcasm second to none.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The Tufo/Runnette combination always makes me laugh if a Talbot is involved. Throw in some BT and a little Tommy and it's a masterpiece.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have never read the Zombie Fallout series and have just now found this adventure I envy you. I was lucky to come in late in the series as the 5th book came out and listened to the entire series to that point in less than a week. The months of waiting for this final book in the saga was painful and way to long. I relistened to the entire series no less than four complete times before this release and several of the books mulitiple times or back to back. Bring on Hollywood and the attempts to capture the greatness of the Zombie Fallout.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The End: Zombie Fallout, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1996)
    Performance
    (1859)
    Story
    (1857)

    As the world spirals even further down into the abyss of apocalypse, one man struggles to keep those around him safe. Michael stands side by side with his wife, their children, his friends, and the wonder Bulldog, along with the Wal-Mart greeter Tommy, who is infinitely more than he appears. Whether Tommy is leading Mike and his family and friends to salvation or death remains to be seen.

    Mike Naka says: "best book of the series so far"
    "When friendship becomes family"
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    If you could sum up The End in three words, what would they be?

    Talbot and BT


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    BT really starts to come into his own in this installment


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The introduction of Pork Chop was full of chuckles and original Talbotisims.


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

    Yes it is and pretty easy to do.


    Any additional comments?

    The introduction to the different plains of existance come through and prepare the reader for things yet to come.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3838)
    Performance
    (3471)
    Story
    (3492)

    Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction…my every desire…mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.…

    Maryann says: "This narration is why we buy audiobooks."
    "Reflections are instant views of what you see"
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    This drags out and holds the reader hostage for a truth that should have been told to reader about Gideon in book one. I got so frustrated with this book it took me more than a month to make myself listen to it in it's entirety. Worse than the first installment and the return of the "C" word with a vengance that left me livid more times than I can count as I stopped the book and walked away from it for days if not weeks on end. I'm sure in print it isn't that bad but for me it's a deal breaker. A much less vulgar noun would have made this book a 3 star story. Can't recommend the series. Give me the last hour of the book and I'd have been much happier than being forced to listen to the 18 plus hours in the two books that lead up to the big revelation.

    Save yourself the frustration and go snuggle up with Christian and Anna.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5194)
    Performance
    (4705)
    Story
    (4720)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "Get use to hearing the "C" word. I DID NOT!"
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    If anyone tells you this book or the series is a substitue for "50 Shades" they are sadly mistaken. I didn't care for this one. It had it's moments and some great erotic interactions but too often than not I was totally turned off by the vulgar use of the "C" word. Sylvia Day didn't do me any favors with this one and have stopped and stared this one so many times I lost count I felt so much frustration and loathing for Eva I'd have kicked her to the curb faster than any woman I've ever dated. Gideon Cross is a piece of work in and of himself and he deserves Eva and all the raining maddness the two of them give each other.

    Not my favorite but not the worst waste of a credit by far. Take it for what it is and don't think you are climbing into a series that comes close to competeing with others out there that are some much more rewarding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1113)
    Performance
    (1033)
    Story
    (1032)

    In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

    Amanda says: "A bit on the dull side"
    "Where did the 1st person perspective go?"
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    This long awaited conclusion to an outstanding three book series was almost as bad as the long wait. The release date of this book was pushed back and pushed back and the way the book wraps up seems very rushed. A fourth book for the series would have satisfied the unexpected change from Kill's 1st person perspective that was so endearing in the two previous installments. It takes time to adjust to the new style of writing and it becomes overly techinical at times like the Morningstar series which this series has never done before. I enjoyed the book but hoped for so much more and didn't like the changes or the feel that this book delivered. Unlike the movies ussually book sequels are as good if not better as the reader comes closer to the characters over the life span of a series. This culmination of the series doesn't deliver that content and fullfilled feeling even though it wraps up much of the storyline. Let's hope there is a 3.5 or a fourth book with an expanded companion more detailed and extended version of the events in the last 20-30 minutes of this reading.

    Jay Snyder does his best with the text he was presented but the readers ability to identify with Kill seems secondary to the bombardment of all the extra storylines that are introduced in this ramshackled installment of Day by Day. Hence where is the Day by Day complete diary of Killroy that carries the story to a new and more detailed emotional experience that he so desperately deserved.

    Would I buy this book again? Yes, with the warning that one should be prepared for a different experince than they had in the first two books where this one left me feeling less than.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2469)
    Performance
    (1778)
    Story
    (1774)

    The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year's resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve.

    Richard L. Everson says: "Very Much Surprised"
    "Killroy gets his official nickname"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile to be better than the print version?

    I personally prefer audiobooks and Jay Snyder delivers another outstanding performance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the charchter development and how the steady growth of emotion through the eyes Killroy


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the addition of the character who gives Killroy his nickname. The two play well off of each other and open up a new avenue of friendship.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Even more so than in the first book as the character development only continues to improve and add to a great story


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this one in one sitting and then had to wait months for Shattered Hourglass.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3483)
    Performance
    (2560)
    Story
    (2554)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "Great 1st person account of zombie survival"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. "Killroy" keeps an outstanding running account of his day to day goings on when he finds himself in a fight for survival among the ever growning and changing zombies that are taking over the world.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    "Killroy" is the main character and his true name is never given as he speaks in the first person which adds to the readers ability to identify with hime as you see the world through his eyes and feel his emotions through the great story telling by J.L. Bourne


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    For me this is a duplicate question and instead I will say that the thing I found refreshing about this book is it isn't overly technical but gets the entire picture to the reader without a required military background to understand the storyline.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did but as always I refuse to include spoilers in my reviews. You'll have your own extreme reations as well. This book is a great start to the series and well worth the credit.


    Any additional comments?

    One of my top three favorite series in the Zombie genre. I highly suggest you snatch this one up it won't leave you all alone amongst the undead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Present Darkness

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Frank E. Peretti
    • Narrated By Frank E. Peretti
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous New Age plot to subjugate the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race.

    Isaiah Basye says: "Frank E. Peretti is one talented individual"
    "If only we could see the Angels amung us"
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    If you could sum up This Present Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    Spectacular sound presentation


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I fell for this book in it's entirety and was blessed to have it as my first ever audiobook originally on tape in the early 90's. I can't pick just one. I've been hooked on audiobooks ever since.


    Have you listened to any of Frank E. Peretti’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is by far my favorite version and I have listened to all of his books.


    If you could rename This Present Darkness, what would you call it?

    Rename a classic? You've got to be joking.


    Any additional comments?

    The sound quality and narration is fantastic. I highly recommend you listen with headphones the first time through to get the full surround sound experience. Frank's best book by far. The presentation of reality with the spirit world interlaced throughout is food for thought. Great story and I've always hoped for more along this genre after Piercing the Darkness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feed: The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen, Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1142)
    Performance
    (912)
    Story
    (907)

    The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

    susan says: "I laughed, I cried..."
    "Mediocre Zombie Series"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No I would not. Once you get to know the main characters you are finally able to identify and enjoy their story. Unfortunately that takes hours to develop and I almost stopped listening before I reached that point.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mira Grant? Why or why not?

    I am going to finish the series but I don't care for this author and won't be likely to listen to any other books she has written.


    What about Paula Christensen and Jesse Bernstein ’s performance did you like?

    I preferred Paula's narration and without her performance there wouldn't have been any saving this book.


    Do you think Feed needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I would have been content if the book stood alone and wasn't a series.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a person who doesn't read and enjoy blogs on a regular basis this book probably isn't for you. It has some redeeming factors but not the greatest zombie series by far. So much more could have been done with the idea for this book but sadly it falls well short of it's potential.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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