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Drew (@drewsant)

Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

Watertown, MA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 107 reviews
  • 147 ratings
  • 360 titles in library
  • 75 purchased in 2014
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  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5532)
    Performance
    (3483)
    Story
    (3508)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "Just Plain Not good"
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    Would you try another book from Ayn Rand and/or Scott Brick?

    No From Rand but Brick was very good.


    Has Atlas Shrugged turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes this book is not good


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Reardon but all of his women voices sound the same. If not for that he would have gotten 5 stars.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I don’t feel this is really a book but more of a manifesto. First the story is way too long. We get it capitalism is good communism is bad, you couldn’t wrap it up a couple of hundred pages ago? A perfect example of this is the speech John Gault gives about three-quarters of the way through the book. He drones on and on but what he’s saying doesn’t add to the story at all. Also along those lines the book is so straight forward it could have ridden on the rails of Taggart Transcontinental. This company failed, this train line broke, and this person ran away. Where are the twists and turns? Where is something I couldn’t roll my eyes at? Finally the characters are SO absolute that they’re not realistic. On the bad guy side there are the law makers who have no idea what they are doing but are never opposed. Are there no elections in this new America? The “good” guys remind me of Scrooge. They show no charity or emotion to man and I fully expected them to say that people should hurry up and die to decrease the excess population.


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout 8: An Old Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    Mike and his family escaped a vast zombie horde to find themselves imprisoned by a clandestine group that seeks global domination by the most nefarious means possible. Help is coming, in the form of a 500-year-old PopTart loving vampire named Tommy. Will he be enough to get the Talbots to freedom or will he succumb to monsters new and old? On top of all this Mike discovers that he is in the crosshairs of an ancient enemy and it is only a matter of time until the final showdown.

    The Lone Mopper says: "Fantastic! The story continues"
    "If you like the ZF series you'll like this as well"
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    I really liked this book as I do with (nearly) all of Mark Tufo’s books and if you’re a fan of his other books especially the others in the Zombie Fallout series you’re going to like this one. It’s full of Talbotisms, quick one-liners and plenty of Zombie action and gore (and Trip I love that guy). The one problem I have with this book is the ending. I won’t totally give it away but…stop reading if you don’t want some spoilers.




    Can’t these people just go back to Maine and live in peace for a little while? I know eventually they do because I read Lycan Fallout, but now you’re adding in more Vamps to the equation? Can’t they just rebuild for a little bit and just relax? Maybe I feel bad for them but when ZF 9 (or Vampire Fallout 1) comes out I’ll be sure to pick it up to make sure that I can follow Mike’s adventures either way.

    As always Sean Runnette does a wonderful job with bringing all the story to life with his wonderful narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2361)
    Performance
    (2150)
    Story
    (2150)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "Wow, didn't see that comming"
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    Twisting and turning “Pines” takes you on a wild ride. Listening to this you know something’s not right but when the reveal came at the end I didn’t see that coming! A well written good mix of action and storytelling and an ending you’ll never see coming makes for a fun listen.

    Mr Garcia does an excellent job bringing the characters and the stories to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: Deadlocked 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By A. R. Wise
    • Narrated By Brian Sutherland
    Overall
    (974)
    Performance
    (894)
    Story
    (897)

    David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they're safe?

    Amanda says: "WOW ZOMBIE CHAOS AND MAYHEM"
    "Too Short but a good story"
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    A quick read offering everything you would expect in a zombie book. Tons of action and gore, along with people fighting each other for survival. Although a bit too short for my liking it paints a good picture and I can’t wait to move on to the others. Note if you want the whole story you’re going to have to commit to more than just this book so if you don’t like cliffhangers (like me) you’ll probably be a bit annoyed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (974)
    Performance
    (919)
    Story
    (922)

    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

    Alexis says: "Fun! Things you might want to know:"
    "Fun book"
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    Well written with some witty banter (which is John Scalzi’s) Lock in provides some great characters, a bit of action and an interesting story which is party sci-fi part thriller.

    Bonus the audible version includes Unlocked (the short story tie in of Lock in).

    Wil Wheaton always does a great narration!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Amber Benson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (286)

    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

    Anthony says: "Love Amber's Narration"
    "Fun book"
    Overall
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    Well written with some witty banter (which is John Scalzi’s) Lock in provides some great characters, a bit of action and an interesting story which is party sci-fi part thriller.

    Bonus the audible version includes Unlocked (the short story tie in of Lock in).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rot & Ruin

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Brian Hutchison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (806)
    Performance
    (675)
    Story
    (679)

    Fifteen-year-old Benny Imura lives in a world infested with zombies where, when a kid turns 15, he must get a job to continue receiving food rations. Benny has no interest in the family business of zombie killing, but figures he doesn’t have much of a choice. He’s tried out a bunch of other jobs, and hasn’t found anything he likes. But as Benny starts training with his brother, he learns things about being human that he never expected.

    Amanda says: "Just when you thought it was safe....."
    "Middle of the road zombie story"
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    It’s really hard to decide how I feel about this book. On one hand I like the story, it’s well written with a lot of action and adventure. I love zombie stories and it really does deliver on that level. On the other hand, I’m not too thrilled about the characters. Benny is your typical 15 year old who is a bit lazy and “me” centric which puts me off. Wrap in all the bad guys and the town which Benny and Tom talk down about and I just couldn’t really like anyone other than Tom and the lost girl. In the end I decided overall it was middle of the road in my humble opinion.

    The narration was good, a bit slow, but Mr. Hutchinson does a good job with all the voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By J. Carson Black
    • Narrated By Donna Postel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    In Colorado, a pop star and her entourage are brutally murdered. At first the lead assassin, ex-Navy SEAL Cyril Landry, has no qualms about the killings - it’s just another job for The Shop, a shadowy organization that has hired him to execute people across the country. But Landry begins to wonder why these people had to die, transforming from mercenary to hunter as he delves into the depths of The Shop.Thousands of miles away, in a seedy motel in Florida, a local police chief is found shot to death....

    Drew (@drewsant) says: "Thanks for Narrating this book Siri"
    "Thanks for Narrating this book Siri"
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    “The Shop” is will written with a many action scenes to keep the reader engaged but the story had some issues. First is that most of the characters aren’t really likable. Jolie is but she’s written in a way that seems to make he weak rather than a great heroine. The second is the plot is a bit scatter brain and confusing, so much so that when I got to the end I felt a bit jipped. There were very little clues leading up to it and the whole ending felt a bit unresolved.

    The narration was rather flat and while I thought it sounded as if Siri was reading this book to me my wife disagreed but did agree that it sounded electronic rather than an actual person.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Six

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Larry Correia, Mike Kupari
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1058)
    Performance
    (1001)
    Story
    (1006)

    Michael Valentine, veteran and former member of an elite private military company, has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter-terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara. The unit is called Dead Six. Their mission is to take the fight to the enemy and not get caught. Lorenzo, assassin and thief extraordinaire, is being blackmailed by the world's most vicious crime lord. His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his family will die.

    K says: "Great story, characters, narration, and more"
    "Wonderfully read"
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    Full of intrigue “Dead Six” offers non-stop action and adventure and a fair bit of gore to go along with it! Well written with an interesting plot, which will help you get past the characters which are a bit flat. If you’re looking to lose yourself in a fight scene or two I think you’ll enjoy this book.

    The narration is wonderful with the different voices and the delivery (when the calm comes he slows down) it might be the best I’ve heard. Can I give him 6 stars?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11882)
    Performance
    (10892)
    Story
    (10953)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Well written and throughful"
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    Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes poignant “The Fault in our Stars” is a great book on love and loss that I think everyone should read. Well written with wonderful characters that make you think and feel along with what they’re going through (which is what a book is supposed to make you do). Yes Hazel and Gus are probably idealized versions of teenagers, but it’s nice to have a young adult character that can make mistakes of their age and add to their character, but at the same time not be winey all the time. I really enjoyed this book!

    Kate Rudd does an amazing job with this book, her timing, delivery and voices just add to the enjoyment and really bring the characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indian Hill: Indian Hill, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (995)
    Performance
    (937)
    Story
    (930)

    Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position. Growing up in suburban Boston, Michael enjoys the trials and tribulations that all adolescents go through, from the seemingly tyrannical mother, to girl problems, to run-ins with the law. From there he escapes to college out in Colorado with his best friend, Paul, where they begin to forge new relationships with those around them. It is one girl in particular that has caught Michael's eye, and he alternately pines for her and laments ever meeting her.

    DCinMI says: "Get through this one because the next two are good"
    "Slow start, killer ending"
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    Starting off slow but really brining it home during the second half, Indian Hill is a gory, grown up version of the hunger games with Aliens rather than an oppressive government. Throughout it all Mike Talbot keeps his wise ass cracks and sarcasm as he fights his fellow man and aliens to warn the earth of the coming invasion. If you’re a fan of the characters in the Zombie Fallout series I think you’ll find this series just as engaging.

    As always Sean Runnette does a great job of bringing the story to life. From the New England accent to the halting alien speak, he can do it all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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