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Gregory

Brooklyn, NY, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Arctic Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated By Carolyn Michelle Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (73)

    Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it's about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean. Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with a plan to roll back global warming. They plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself—but in doing so, they have created a superweapon the likes of which the world has never seen.

    K Cornwinkle says: "Plausible & interesting first 1/3; then falters"
    "wouldn't recommend"
    Overall
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    Unfortunately had to give up listening after about hour in to the story, mostly due to narrators accent. She was constantly switching to some jamaican/south american pronunciations which was very hard to understand and more so was taking away from story, which seemed to be very plain.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By James Wesley, Rawles
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (258)

    It’s the near future, and thanks to a perfect storm of reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, a stock market gone mad, and the negligence of our elected officials, the entire social, political, and economic infrastructure of America has collapsed. Chaos reigns in the streets, medical treatment is no longer available, and a silent coup has placed a dangerous group of men at the helm of a false government. America’s fate is in the hands of those few individuals who have the survival skills, the faith, and the forethought to return this country to the state its founding fathers intended.

    J Bailey III says: "Buy the first two not this one"
    "My last book of that author"
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    I think I've got a tap in to the whole "survivalist" mentality and don't like it at all. This last book is more of a missianik teaching then any survival suggestions. I think that was the purpose behind the book. Was sorry to WAST a credit. Worst of the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thunder and Ashes: The Morningstar Strain, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Z. A. Recht
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1276)
    Performance
    (895)
    Story
    (899)

    Francis Sherman and Anna Demilio want only a vaccine, but to find it, they must cross a countryside in ruins, dodging not only the infected, but also the lawless living. The bulk of the storm has passed over the world, leaving echoing thunder and softly drifting ashes. But for the survivors, the peril remains, and the search for a cure is just beginning.

    Scott says: "The strain continues, for now."
    "Awesome"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Great sequel. I wish Z.A. Recht wouldn't leave that early, as of now possibly one more book is coming, I am sure it will be just as good!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Z. A. Recht
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (1873)
    Performance
    (1336)
    Story
    (1339)

    The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

    Big Art says: "Makes my top 10 Zombie Stories of all time!!"
    "Awesome"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Finished my 4th listening. Such a great story. Every time new details and deeper understanding of whats going on. Plus reader was just great.

    1 of 1 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
    (769)
    Performance
    (669)
    Story
    (677)

    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"
    "First one was much batter"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Too much religion, not much plot. First book was full of useful survival techniques scenes of how to protect one's self, this one has lots of love stories which are badly written and extremely boring.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10218)
    Performance
    (5131)
    Story
    (5164)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Awesome"
    Overall

    Mr. King has done it again. I guess that would be just as good as dark tower, just couldn't stop listening. Speaking of which, was a very good narration, thank you Raul Esparza.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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