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  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Suprised ..."

    This is not my typical genre ... I'd prefer a Zombie book ... BUT ... this book sucks you in. A lot of descriptive prose. The reader is really good too ... he'd have to be for a book this long LOL ... I admit to being a novice when it comes to this type of story ... but it is really good ... only like 6 more hours ... the next book is a longer one ... can't wait ... I am already anticipating finishing that one ... and having to wait for the third one ... so yeahp ... this is a really good book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dystance: Winter's Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By M.R. Tufo
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence. Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors. With help from her best friend, Cedar, and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow, she believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.

    Brian Menard says: "Never ceases to amaze."
    "A perfect addition to the Talbot story"
    Would you listen to Dystance again? Why?

    I already have plans to!! In case I missed anything. I'll listen again before the next book comes out too.

    What other book might you compare Dystance to and why?

    In my realm of books it's unique. In a good way! It's dystopian. Another book genre I'm not fond of so I haven't read many. I love the gritty movies or tv shows but no ones done it good enough for me until now!

    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    Cedar - nuff said!

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

    It made me laugh a few times. Again, in a good way.

    Any additional comments?

    I haven't been a YA in awhile so I didn't expect to like this book add to that ... Sean wasn't reading it so I was definitely reluctant. But I trust the author so I pre-ordered it. I was hooked by the end of the second chapter & it was basically a marathon listen after that. Good strong female characters!! Great believable interaction. I need to know what will happen next!! I'm already planning on buying a couple treeware books for actual YAs that I know. I'm certain they'll love it as much as I did! Can't wait for the next book! The reader did a fantastic job! I'm not a fan of female readers but she really did a great job. For the fans of ZFO ... Trip ... Ponch ... LOL

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Days: Apocalypse Z, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The end of the world has come not with a bang or a whimper, but with the guttural snarl of walking corpses hungry for human flesh. The "lucky" survivors flee an unstoppable virus spreading death and societal collapse across the globe. As the rules of civilization crumble, a lawyer, a pilot, and a nurse become comrades-in-arms in the fight against extinction. But not every enemy wears a rotting face, and anyone who doesn’t have your back just might have your head. Humankind’s twilight is at hand, and these are indeed...dark days.

    Michael Oberhardt says: "Long Live Lucullus!"
    "All I could think is THERE BETTER BE A THIRD BOOK"
    Any additional comments?

    OK after that ending I had to write a review. Let's get the bad out of the way first. I'm going to assume you've read book one. What is wrong with this book? Again it's the 17 year old "woman" with the 30-something lawyer. Wishful thinking on the writer's behalf? I would have chosen someone in their mid to late 20's as almost believable VS a child. It's creepy. Don't justify, I get it, I don't like it.

    Other than that my only problem was the ending but I see there's a third book so I forgive the author.

    On an almost annoying note the lawyer was whiny like the last book but not horribly so AND the plot line with how Pritt got forced into the military to avoid a trial should have been fleshed out more in order to be believable, it's like the author had to downsize his book so he combined two scenes into one. At no point does the girl tell the lawyer what happened to her and what she feels happened to the nun? I see how that one thing was used to move the plot along but it could have been A better explained section of the book since so much of the book depends on it.

    The author spends time comparing their situation to nazi Germany but never fleshed that out either. Both scenes seem pointless when not elaborated upon. OK these seem like negatives but only the first two points annoyed me. These other few things were almost annoying but they showed promise and I let my imagination fill in the gaps to fix what I felt was a bit off.

    There was constant action which kept you on the edge of your seat but I think I would have enjoyed the book more if some of the book had been a little wordier, I would have been ok with a few slower sections if they explained more of what the author was thinking. For instance more about the Nazi comparison and the rivalry with the royalists.

    The fact that It took barely any prodding to get an entire hospital to start firing on each other was sort of lame. So nothing surprising has ever happened in this ULTRA cautious community? Shoot first and don't ask questions ever? I mean after two days and they still don't have the story strait?

    Ugh I sound critical. I really did like the book. I'm going to go listen to the third book. Nick Poehdel does an awesome job as the reader!! I highly recommend this trilogy!! The only thing that was a total turn off was the idea of the teenager with the old man. If you can stomach that then you will probably like these books!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Plague Upon Your Family: Zombie Fallout, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Talbots are evacuating their home amidst a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours the landscape in search of food, which just so happens to be noninfected humans. The Talbots have escaped Little Turtle, but to what end? On the run, they find themselves encountering a far vaster evil than the one that has already beset them. As they travel across the countryside they soon learn that there are more than just zombies to be fearful of....

    Teddy says: "An excellent sequel"
    "When was it decided who Tommy would go with?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's funny and gross.

    What did you like best about this story?


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

    Yes, consistent.

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


    Any additional comments?

    Spoiler - Aunt Marta says Tommy is going with her to Florida with Uncle Alex, Paul, Erin, April yet when goodbyes are done Tommy is with Mike's group. It feels like an entire pivotal scene was left out. Alex is crying and hugging Mike but no mention about Marta and Tommy's goodbye or what was said that explains why Tommy stayed with strangers VS family. Considering Tommy was the reason for Marta coming out of her catatonic state after being shunned by her family for marrying a convict and then her kids to zombies, it doesn't make sense. When Marta says Tommy is going with her, Mike even says that we know who will win that argument. I'm halfway through the book so I can only hope this distracting plot tangent doesn't remain foremost in my brain or is satisfactorly explained. Love the sarcasm.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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