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Bruce

Concord, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 145 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • Endworld Doomsday: Endworld Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Robbins
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    At a remote site in Minnesota, filmmaker Kurt Carpenter has built a secure compound and invited a select group of people to bunker down until the worst is over. The world into which they re-emerge is like nothing they've ever seen. At first they think they're the only ones left. But they soon find out how wrong they are. In the wasteland of what used to be America, their battle to survive is only just beginning.

    Steve says: "Didn't live up to its expectations"
    "Entertaining Read/Listen"
    Overall

    I was weary of getting this in Audio book based upon a few of the comments, but found this to be a very entertaining book. The narrator did a very good job as well which made it very enjoyable as well. I would recommend this to someone looking for a fictional but not a realistic nor a fantasy account of a doomsday scenario. It got pretty close to fantasy with one character but I found myself chuckling at certain points with pure joy at what was happening. The characters were good and a nice variety, loved how it bounced around from character to character at the beginning and left you hanging between the changing story lines. Yes, as others post the ending is very abrupt but knowing that going in I accepted it and now I look forward to the follow up books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Lecture

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
    • Narrated By Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2267)
    Performance
    (709)
    Story
    (708)

    When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think").

    K. Giavelli says: "How to Live"
    "Incredible"
    Overall

    This book and Randy's story is just "life changing" and very happy to have had the chance to listen to it! If I find out I am going to die, I hope to go out with as much love, class and bravery as this man does! WOW!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Abides: The 60th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By George R. Stewart
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Connie Willis
    Overall
    (1508)
    Performance
    (960)
    Story
    (977)

    A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for.

    J. Rhoderick says: "Brilliant, beautiful, sad, terrifying"
    "Suprising"
    Overall

    This book was long and slow at first and again at times I wondered if it was worth the purchase. By the ending I was happy with the overall book but wish it had a little more action in it for my tastes. A good read/listen and found the ending to be very interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5528)
    Performance
    (3498)
    Story
    (3530)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "This book opened my eyes"
    Overall

    My first Audio book! I found this book enjoyable and eye opening to the events possible after an EMP. More to life without electricity than the roving man eating gangs LOL! Yes it drags on for a while in parts, but over all found it to be a worthy download.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques and Technologies for Uncertain Things

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (370)

    James Wesley Rawles, founder of survivalblog.com, shares with you everything you need to know to be ready for the worst. The book includes information on proper food storage and sanitation, gardening and livestock basics, investment strategies to protect your assets, medical advice, communication techniques, home security, and how to get "outta Dodge" when, in the parlance of the movement, "the shit hits the fan".

    skyrat says: "Unsurprising"
    "Details details details"
    Overall

    This Audio book is good, but I now want the reading version as there is so much detail that I want to reread it and have it for further study. The constant URLs were a bit annoying to have to listen to as well. Altogether this is a very well done account of proper planning, details and equipment for a TEOTWAWKI or SHTF scenario. A reader may not be able to do everything in this book to be ready but knowing this stuff will be more helpful than not even if you cant afford the cost $$$ of all the purchases needed to be this prepared. I read the Patriots as my first SHTF book and fell in love with it. This is a nice companion piece and (obviously) a how to!

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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