Watertown, MA, United States | Member Since 2012
An interesting book about what may happen if an EMP attack occurred on the United States. The story takes place in two places, Montana and on the road with the main character trying to return home. The book does a good job of balancing time spent with the characters and action scenes of survival. The characters are likable (if a bit over righteous at times) and act as I think a normal person would which sometimes has you screaming “What are you thinking” but being under that kind of stress I would imagine would cloud anyone’s judgment. A good book if you like end of the world survival reads.
Also I really like Joseph Morton. Wish he would do more audio books!
“Eat and Run’ is an interesting look at the world of ultramarathons from one of the sport’s most prolific runners. Taking the reader on a journey from his childhood through the time spent at the top of his profession, the author give insight on how he helped make himself into an ultramarathoner and take you along to all the highs and lows he’s faced in some of his bigger races. This is a great read for runners or just anyone looking to make a change in their life. Note that the end of the book has some of the recipes he’s mentioned throughout the story, so if you get the audio version of the book they’re read to you, but they’re a bit hard to follow and reference that way.
Mr. Dunn-Baker does a great job at bringing the story to life. When Dusty was yelling at Scott I felt as if he was yelling at me!
I really like Mark Tufo’s work but much of his allure (to me anyways) is that he has characters which make the story funny (Mike Talbot) in between all the action and gore, ‘Calis Rose’ however doesn’t have this. It’s a very dark with all the gore and excitement you expect from Mark Tufo but it’s lacking a hero to root for.
Normally I don't like male narrators when a female is the main character (and vise versa) but Mr. Runnette does a good job throughout!
‘Night of the Living Deed” is a well written, fun story for those looking for a little getaway. The story is well crafted and intriguing (I guessed the killer wrong a couple of times) winding its way around and through this sleepy little coastal town. With some great characters and smart quips this book is a fun trip!
Ms. Ronconi does a great job bringing the characters to life and really making the listener feel as if they are right there in this guest house!
‘Among the Living’ takes a bit to get going, but when it does it offers a fun ride as the Zombie apocalypse begins. I’ve always had a little bit of a problem with the zombie apocalypse just happening too fast, which is why this book was so likable. People go about their daily lives knowing something is happening but not sure what until finally the zombie population has really started to grow and is finally noticed for the problem it is. Not for the faint of heart this book takes you into the head of survivor and zombie providing a nice thrill ride.
Mr. DeVries does a great job bringing the characters to life!
“The New Madrid Run” is a giant change of pace from the authors other books. Seeing as I like his other stuff and post-apocalyptic books I thought this one would be right up my alley. It starts off a bit slow (after the catastrophe) so I was having a bit of a hard time getting into it, but about a third of the way through I really got into the story. It’s well written with some interesting main characters that have their faults, quirks and strengths, which is a big contrast to the villains who are a bit static. The plot moves nicely with a good mix of action (after you get through the first part) and is a ton of fun, but I have to say the main set of characters continuous lack of situational awareness drove me crazy (rule one of the apocalypse do not let the hot woman walk around by herself). In the end it’s a fun ride with a little of everything.
There were some things I liked and didn’t like about the narrator. On the down side his narration is slow! I normally find that if I listen to a book at 1.5X that it either sounds like it’s being rushed or I can’t follow along because it’s going too fast. This was not the case with this book. Also the narrator is good but sometime he’s a bit too cheery which didn’t really fit with this book (but would go so well with his road to Key West books). On upside the accents and voices for the various characters were amazing! He really did a good job capturing them and bringing them to life.
I didn’t love this book but I didn’t hate it. The language (especially some of the dialog) is a bit stiff which make it a bit hard to get into. The plot is a bit out there but comes together in the end. The characters are likable if a bit broken, which helps make them a bit more believable. I’m not running out to get the next book in the series but I’m not opposed to moving on either.
Mr de Golia does a good job with the narration of this story. His pacing is good but his female voices need a little work. Also I’m wondering if he’s the correct narrator for this book. He sounds a bit cheery at times where I think this kind of story would have benefited from someone a bit more sinister sounding
“The Killing Floor” is a vivid look at this brutal post-apocalyptic world. The story picks up where “The Infection” leaves off following the remaining groups of survivors. In this book no one is safe and anyone can be killed at any time. What makes this story so gripping (besides the action) is the connections between the characters and their families. The interpersonal connections really help bring the characters to life and make you easily empathize with them. This book really pulls you in and drags you along for the ride. I can’t wait for the next book to come out to see where the story goes.
Mr. Ganim does a great job bringing the characters to life and telling this story!
For a long time I was torn on how to rate this book. It was good but it didn’t really grab me, but then the end made it for me. The book shows a harsh unforgiving world where survival is a daily battle. A lot of people classify this book as a zombie book but the ghouls here aren't zombies. They can be killed just like any man and they’re not dead but something more sinister and horrific. With brutal action and realistic characters “The Infection” delivers on many levels.
Mr Ganim does a very good job a the narration!
I never really got into “Track of the Cat”. The story is well written but it never really transported me there. The descriptions and explanations never made me feel as if I was actually there. I never felt a connection with the main character and the overall story left me wanting more. There wasn’t enough clues or even investigating to get me really invested and the ending really left something to be desired.
The narration was very slow and being a bit older the quality isn’t bad but not up to the standard of something recorded today.
Fans of Stephen King’s “The Stand” will enjoy “Breakers”. I found there to be some similarities in the two, but not so much as to call it a copycat, but there was dome of that dejevu when reading it. The plot is interesting and well thought out. The characters are engaging and dynamic and there is enough action to go around. A highly entertaining read for the post-apocalyptic and horror fans on your list!
Mr Chase does a good job with the narration, but at times I thought Walt and Ray sounded a lot alike.
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