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Andrea

Anchorage, AK, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Fighting to Survive: As the World Dies, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (286)

    Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick butt heroines and the men who love them. A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins - finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them.

    Vanessa says: "OK OK she LIKES both SEXES..MOVE ON ALREADY! JEEZ!"
    "Gives Dawn of the Dead a run for its money!"
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    What did you love best about Fighting to Survive?

    Characters fully develop, friendships deepen, and the story matures.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fighting to Survive?

    Jenny getting locked in the hotel room, whilst they are clearing the hotel. Intense!


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

    Yes. She is always great, but she really excels with this series.


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

    It made my stomach knot during some of the more intense parts.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favourite book in the series. The story really gels and matures here.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (996)
    Performance
    (937)
    Story
    (932)

    Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

    Andrea says: "Absolutely loved it!"
    "Good, but my least favourite of the series."
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    If you could sum up White Trash Zombie Apocalypse in three words, what would they be?

    Disappointingly anti-climatic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The promise of a good basic storyline and premise.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    real zombies acting in zombie movie.


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

    The flood.


    Any additional comments?

    The story had promise, but petered out with a weak ending. I am hoping that the upcoming sequel does better and lives up to the first two books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dexter's Final Cut: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (243)

    Mayhem. You won't find this story on television. Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan. Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research", Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life.

    Jeannie says: "Stumble, stumble, fall..."
    "Really?!? This is how we end the series?!?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Everything! It was predictable, slightly boring, and frankly...it seems that Jeff Lindsey just phoned this one in!


    What could Jeff Lindsay have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made it quite a bit less anti-climatic! or Write another Dexter book that treats this one as just a bad dream!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Lindsay?

    While he is a great author, he lacks a bit in the role of narrator. He speaks too fast at times and runs sentences together.


    Was Dexter's Final Cut worth the listening time?

    I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, it WAS a Dexter story. But on the other hand, it wasn't a very good Dexter story. So...it was worth a listen-but not worth a second listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't leave Dexter as is with this...(what feels like) conclusion. Mr. Lindsey, you can do much better!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction Point: Extinction Point, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paul Antony Jones
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (126)

    Emily Baxter’s dream life turns into a waking nightmare the day the red rain falls. Like a biblical plague, the scarlet downpour spreads a hideous virus that demolishes life in New York City, the nation, and the world. Suddenly the last soul in an annihilated metropolis - and possibly on Earth - the onetime newspaper reporter must learn to scavenge, survive...and plan for a future of utter solitude. Then, from far-flung Alaska, another living voice reaches out, and Emily grasps at her only glimmer of hope. But she may be even less alone than she thinks.

    Mliezzz says: "Very, very slow!!!"
    "A fresh and imaginative apocalypse!"
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    Would you listen to Extinction Point again? Why?

    Yes. Because it's a unique and imaginative story, that is well-written and well-told by the narrator.


    What other book might you compare Extinction Point to and why?

    It had a few similar plot lines as Darwinia, but infinitely better. It had the power to pull me in, similar to Day by Day Armaggedon.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Beresford – was your favorite?

    Emily, of course!


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

    Yes. It was THAT good!


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a fan of good scifi in the apocalyptic genre, this series will not disappoint!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing's Sacred

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lewis Black
    • Narrated By Lewis Black
    Overall
    (686)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (108)

    You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now Lewis Black's volcanic eruptions can be found in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand.

    Adam says: "Nothing's creative in this clunker"
    "Good work from Lewis Black."
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    If you could sum up Nothing's Sacred in three words, what would they be?

    Funny intelligent Sarcastic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nothing's Sacred?

    When he was sure that he was not an author.


    Which character – as performed by Lewis Black – was your favorite?

    Lewis Black


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

    Lewis Black doesn't move you.....he makes you laugh. And that's exactly what he does in this work.


    Any additional comments?

    At his worst, Lewis Black is just funny. While this is far from his best work, it is witty, sharp-tongued and laugh out loud funny. A very enjoyable listening experience!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Demise of the Living

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Iain McKinnon
    • Narrated By Karl Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    The world is infected. The dead are reanimating and attacking the living. In a city being overrun with ravenous corpses people find safety where they can. A disparate group of strangers drawn together by chance seek sanctuary from the carnage outside in an empty office block.

    Mike Naka says: "character driven zombie story"
    "One of the best zombie stories that I have read!"
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    If you could sum up Demise of the Living in three words, what would they be?

    That was great!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Thomas. He was kind of a bad guy before the zombies, so he was really in his element.


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

    Not that I'm aware of, but he did a great job of differentiating each of the characters. They never blended or got lost in his narration/performance.


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

    The end was a one-two punch of surprises. I was caught off guard by the plot twists.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great story. I was expecting a sequel/prequel to the previous zombie story from iain McKinnon, but this is a great story on its own!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Worst Ideas Ever: A Celebration of Embarrassment

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Daniel Kline, Jason Tomaszewski
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (647)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (589)

    From memorable disasters such as New Coke, the XFL, and Tiger Woods’ marriage to less-remembered failures such as Yugo, Cop Rock, and Microsoft’s BOB, Worst Ideas Ever revisits history’s biggest blunders. Whether it’s a pop culture failure or a political one, Worst Ideas Ever uncovers the ridiculous stories behind mistakes so huge, you’ll have to constantly remind yourself that they actually happened.

    Sara says: "Wears out quickly"
    "Hysterically funny and spot-on!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Worst Ideas Ever to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The quality and tone of the narrator really adds to the humour of the book.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The fact that each and every one of these "ideas" is true, and have been perpetrated on the American public and the world!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are too many great ones to choose a favourite!


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

    Yes! It's so funny!


    Any additional comments?

    I certainly hope that the authors do a follow-up to this, as there have been another book full's worth of "worst ideas ever" unleashed since the 2011 release date!

    0 of 0 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
    (164)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (149)

    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!"
    "Some fresh twists on an overdone genre!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Rise Again Below Zero to be better than the print version?

    I would because Kirsten Potter does a great job as narrator. She breathes life into Danny and Kelly, as well as the other characters that I wouldn't have experienced in the print edition.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Risen Flesh. Such an evil, opportunistic thing, and well imagined by the author. His appearance in the story brings glimpses of the horrors that lay beneath the quaint facade of "Happy Town" and the purpose of its human inhabitants. He is the terrifying icing on an horrifying layer cake of evil!


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    Danny, of course! The story is told mostly from her point of view. She also does Kelly much justice.


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

    Yes. I really liked the first one, but this book took the story to a whole new level!


    Any additional comments?

    Rise Again is not your run of the mill zombie story. It has great plot twists and good character development. Can Kelly be trusted? Who's side is she really on?

    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
    (1197)
    Performance
    (1133)
    Story
    (1135)

    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!"
    "Tufo manages to kick it up a notch!"
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    If you could sum up Zombie Fallout 7: For The Fallen in three words, what would they be?

    Revelation, intensity, Destiny.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Zombie Fallout 7: For The Fallen?

    The truth about Deneaux. No spoiler from me!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Library. Again, not giving anything away!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Just when you thought that walking corpses couldn't get any scarier.....!!!


    Any additional comments?

    This book takes the story in a whole different direction, while tieing itself to another Tufo story with just one word! This is one of the best in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kings of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tony Faville
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (114)

    When the H1N1 "Swine Flu" virus mutates it begins to not only kill those who have received the vaccination, but also bring on the unthinkable: the dead reanimate. Cole Helman and his friends are not only survival experts, they've spent hours discussing and preparing for just this event and quickly head to the hills before the cities become clogged with looting and riots.

    Mike Naka says: "meh...only if you're desperate for a zombie fix"
    "Good post-apocalyptic zombie story."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Kings of the Dead to be better than the print version?

    Yes. The story is told through journal entries and some major events in the story are told in past-tense blurbs, but it's done well. I don't think that I would've liked the print version as much.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kings of the Dead?

    The "discovery" at the stadium. I don't want to give too much away!


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

    No. But he does a great job. His voice reminds me of Oliver Wyman and Christian Rummel.Very nice.


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

    No. but it wouldn't have bothered me to do so.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good zombie story. Although it really doesn't bring anything new to the zombie genre, it's a good tale worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Callis Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (351)

    Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands; it's really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how. Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person. Both happen to be part of the same household.

    Teddy says: "I wanted Callis to have a happy ending but..."
    "Carrie on Steroids!"
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    What did you love best about Callis Rose?

    Great Book. Great Story. Well-told. Similar to stephen king's carrie, but way better!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fans of Zombie Fallout (of which I am one!) get insight and a bit of backstory on one of its major characters in this story. Clearly Callis Rose exists in the same universe as the Talbots.


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

    Sean is a great storyteller. he breathes life into these characters. He is one of my favorite narrators.


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

    When Callis completely lost it.


    Any additional comments?

    I get the feeling that we may hear more about Callis Rose in the future. It makes me wonder if she has any connection to Eliza, Tomas, and/or Azile....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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