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Madison, WI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • I, Zombie

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen, Lucien Dodge, Mozhan Marno, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    This book contains foul language and fouler descriptions of life as a zombie. It will offend most anyone, so proceed with caution or not at all. And be forewarned: This is not a zombie book. This is a different sort of tale. It is a story about the unfortunate, about those who did not get away. It is a human story at its rotten heart. It is the reason we can't stop obsessing about these creatures, in whom we see all too much of ourselves.

    Mike Naka says: "why you DON'T want to be a zombie!"
    "Brutally good"
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    The warning contained in the publishers summary had me hooked, I mean what could happen in a zombie audiobook that is so offensive that it requires a warning to the end user? This coupled with the fact that I have been meaning to listen too Hugh Howey’s Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) for some time now. I am looking forward to being offended by I, Zombie I think it will be difficult to do because I think there is a a place for gruesome zombie audiobooks, it really all stands with the narration.

    I, Zombie is not your typical kill some zombies, run, meet up with other survivors, kill some more zombies, run audiobook. This is a philosophical exploration of free will, humans overall drive for personal uniqueness and all entwined with an excruciating hopelessness, for anyone. The story is told from a large variety of characters, except they are already zombies, with no control over their bodies, much like a passenger on a plane, just along for the ride. Each tells of the internal struggle they find them selves in, trying to will their bodies to do something other than what its doing. If you are looking for a gruesome tale that does not offend, but does leave you feeling that there is no hope, this is perfect for you. Just do not go into this audiobook with any thoughts on how story should be told, because I, Zombie follows now rules. I was very impressed with Howey’s writing style and will be listening to more in the future.

    The team of narrators collected together to really wow the listener was superb and in my opinion really added to the dynamic of the story as a whole. Each of the narrators did a great job expressing the hopelessness of their characters situation. Having multiple narrators for I, Zombie really enhanced the story, by giving you, the listener, a audible break from despairing situation to another.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Healing: The Flu, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Druga
    • Narrated By Dave Courvoisier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    A deadly flu pandemic has decimated humanity. Now, the remaining 20 percent of the population must rise from the ashes to rebuild. The losses are great and no one is immune to the residual heartache that lingers in the air of the barren cities. Life goes on. Mick Owens, struggling to come to terms with his own grief, takes his surviving young sons away from their hometown and the memories it holds. But their short trip to clear their minds turns ugly when the world outside of Lodi, Ohio, isn’t what they expected.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "more about the characters and their circumstances"
    "more about the characters and their circumstances"
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    The main characters are all still in this one (those that survived anyway!!!) and I was really pleased to see that it just kicked right off where the first ended. The characters that I loved in The Flu were fabulous again here and their growth in such a short amount of time was amazing. But really, under these conditions it has to be.

    What I really enjoyed was the narrator. When listening to an audio the narration can really make or break the story but Dave Courvoisier was able to not only keep with the punches of the story but he really made it evident in his voice. Being the only narrator to a story, I think, puts a lot of pressure on that narrator to ensure that each personality comes through, and he did a lovely job. While I'm on the subject of the audio, it was really well done. The production quality was on par with what I would expect for an audio.

    So, overall this storyline, although apocalyptic, was much more about the characters and their circumstances and how they reacted to those circumstances. The plot for each individual was pretty easy to follow although there are a lot of characters in this. I think the author did a great job of keeping the voice for each character separate from the others, and again, if the narrator wouldn't have been so damn good it would have failed with so many characters!

    And much like the first, be ready for tears at the end, or close to it. I got so into what was happening with the characters that any foreshadowing of bad circumstances left me very anxious. I just want everything to be happy!! Yes, even in an apocalyptic story! The ending was great and fit well with what the author had set throughout. I really wish she would have set out to do a third.

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  • Survivors of the Dead: From the Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tony Baker
    • Narrated By Jay Wohlert
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Follow Harold Lancaster, a retired San Francisco police officer, as he witnesses the devastation of humanity after a worldwide viral terrorist attack that will change the course of history forever! Harry learns that he and his family, as well as a portion of what remains of the population, is immune to the mutated virus that has been unleashed. During forced relocation, his young nephew is separated from his parents and left in a world now ruled by anarchy and filled with horrors beyond comprehension.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "This audiobook is one that will grab you and won't"
    "This audiobook is one that will grab you and won't"
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    Tony Baker's Survivors of the Dead: From the Ashes was excellent. Mr. Baker very easily and vividly painted the journey taken by Harry Lancaster, Derick, and Frank in an exciting and detailed manner. From the moment Harry stepped from the apartment complex in San Francisco, he managed since retiring from active police duty and shooting his first zombies, it was a thrilling ride a mile a minute!

    Struggling to reach the police department where he volunteered was intensely described so much so that I felt I was making the journey with him! The relationships that are built or already there are solidly built and powerful. Torn from wanting - needing - to help others, Harry reminds himself he's "just too old for this sh*t." 2.5 decades of service teaches Harry to be observant and he realizes the weakness of some of the zombies and uses it to his advantage.

    The Clint Eastwood connection is strikingly strong - not only are there similarities between Harry and Clint (Harry loves the Clint Eastwood movies) but the narrator makes sure you "hear" Clint Eastwood whenever Harry speaks. Excellently executed!

    Not only is the book seriously written (as is the case with most zombie books) the humor and connection between the characters is not forced but flows naturally. The dialog is easy and realistic and even though the "just too old for this sh*t" is repeated often, it is realistic - many of us have a relative who is often times repeating something - it's their catch phrase. For Harry this one is appropriate and helps listeners to connect more easily.

    It was evident from the beginning that Mr. Baker did his research and it shows in the details of the characters using the guns, descriptions and other activities performed by the three lead characters. Powerful to the end, rich with description and brilliantly written - this book is a "must listen to!"

    This audiobook is one that will grab you and won't let go until you hear "the end"; and even then, you will be more than ready to learn what happens with Harry's nephew and family in Indiana and the difficult and deadly journey of Harry, Frank and Derrick to reach them.

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alex Irvine
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (61)

    A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "retelling of a classic tale"
    "retelling of a classic tale"
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    This is a retelling of a classic tale that I believe will continue to be retold as society continue to develop and change. Paired with a very capable narrator, it will be very difficult for this movie novelization to fail.

    Humans have been all but wiped out by a mysterious virus that originated in the apes that were being experimented on. 10 years have passed since the first movie, I don't think they made a novelization of it. This must be some sort of a newer way to gain publicity. That doesn't bother me at all. Cesar has led his band of ape into Muir woods. Successfully creating a new society where ever type of ape lives together in harmony. As their golden rule states: "Ape shall not kill ape".

    Everything is going fine for our primate friends. Until they had the bad luck to bump into some human survivors of the plague. This is where the internal struggles of some of the tribe members comes to the surface. Cesar is overthrown as leader and must fight, life or death, to regain his authority.

    I think the only reason the humans are even in these stories is to make people want to read or watch the movie. All they were were the antagonists to our protagonist apes. I was able to fully relate and care for man of the apes in the tribe.

    The same day that I finished listening to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Official Movie Novelization, the wife and I went to the theater to see it on the big screen. Boy was I disappointed with the movie. Don't get me wrong the movie was some fun eye candy, with ridiculous 3D animation that was out of this world. Yet the movie version left out so many, what I thought were, key items in the plot.

    I would highly recommend listening to instead of watching the movie. I got more out of it.

    The movie focus mostly on the human ape interactions while the audiobook focuses on the ape ape interactions. That just so happens to have people in it. Oh and the afterward of the book lays out a great way to continue expanding this new classic retelling.

    What can I say about Christian Rummel, only one of my favorite narrators. He was easily able to breathe life into this story. Yelling when it called for it. The jumbled slightly distorted speech of Cesar was perfect. The vocal range of a guy who seems to have a pretty naturally deep voice is quite extraordinary. Fill every sentence with the proper emotional filled ear candy.

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Roll of the Die

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sean Patrick Bridges
    • Narrated By Bob Dunsworth
    Overall
    (1)
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    An ex-con on the straight and narrow is pulled into a twisted game of Russian Roulette in Las Vegas to save his wife. 666. Six Contestants, six chambers in a revolver and six sides of a die. Riley Toback is at a crossroads. After serving a four year prison sentence for Armed Robbery, he's determined to make a fresh start in Atlantic City. Until his brother-in-law, drowning in gambling debt, convinces him to pull a heist at a Jersey Shore nightclub. In the aftermath of the botched robbery, Karim Rashid, a vicious Indian gangster, tracks them down. And he makes Riley an offer.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Excellent audio book."
    "Excellent audio book."
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    A struggling ex-con, Riley Toback, finds himself unwillingly drawn back into crime. Riley is a loner who breaks his own rules and joins forces with his debt ridden brother-in-law to pull off a heist at a Jersey Shore nightclub owned by an Indian mob boss.

    Unfortunately, the Indian mob boss, Karim Rashid catches him and his brother-in-law. True to form, the brother-in-law is “swimming with the fishes” and Riley is faced with a deadly game of chance.

    Russian Roulette Las Vegas style! Throw of a die and a revolver loaded with one bullet. With his life and the life of his wife and new born son, Riley is trapped and finds he must enter into the life changing game ‘666.’ Six contestants, six chambers in the revolver and six sided die.

    The throw of the die dictates how many times the revolver is fired. One bullet is placed in the chamber and the chamber is spun. Survivors can win up to $6 million dollars – is it worth it? For several of the contestants – yes; for Riley – money is nothing, just the safety of his family is important.

    Several twists, friendships and interesting characters make this book action filled and hard to step away.

    The plot is well written and characters developed fully; shows a seedier side of Las Vegas and of humanity. Sometimes the ex-con is not the bad guy!

    Bob Dunsworth is the narrator and does an excellent job of reading. His voice portrays the gravelly voice of ex-con Riley perfectly. The sound effects – microphone is excellent and adds to the reality of the story. Clear spoken, Dunsworth does an excellent Indian, Russian and American accent. I could “see” the characters as Bridges was reading.

    I enjoyed the audio book immensely. I did find there was a lot of foul language however, given the style and plot of the book, it is not gratuitous.

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ravage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Iain Rob Wright
    • Narrated By Nigel Patterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Nick Adams is just a normal guy. He loves his family, appreciates his home, and covets his car. But he absolutely hates his job. Which is what makes it so difficult when not a single customer comes by his store that day. It seems as though there's a bug going around, something that has come out of nowhere and is keeping people at home. Still, it's probably nothing to worry about. People get sick all the time. And besides, things are finally starting to look up. Nick's first customer of the day has just stumbled through the door…

    Madeleine says: "Perhaps I've Read One Too Many of These"
    "Warning – Do not read/listen to this story while e"
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    I like the dissolute Ferris Wheel in the background on the cover. The lighting is dark and spooky with a feel of innocence about to be lost. I think it is a nice play on helping visually foreshadow the reader for what is to come.

    This book is kind of a different take on the usual zombie genre. The sick people remind me of rabid animals before they die and start their zombie afterlife. People just seem to be getting sick with flu like symptoms, then they start going berzerk, then biting and eating others. Iain Rob Wright has the story from the point of view of two people, Nick and Annaliese.

    There is an error in the synopsis overview though. It says, “Nick’s first customer of the day has just stumbled through the door…” In the story Nick has had a few other customers before the fateful one, not many, but a few.

    I loved Nigel Patterson’s accent. He really helped bring the story to life. The only issue I had is when the story switched point of views between Nick and another main character named Annaliese. Usually I wouldn’t have any problems with this, but there were a few times Nigel’s voice didn’t really have a tone change between the two to help differentiate when they are speaking to each other.

    I noticed one scene where he stumbled a little while reading. It was only a slight hesitation, but it is actually the author’s fault for making an error in spelling a name wrong. It is in chapter 15. The name is Charlotte, but the author misspells it to Charlie. If you are reading along it is at page 202. On the audible it is at 5:17:49.

    I greatly enjoyed this story. I think Iain Rob Wright did a great job of painting out the scenes. The visual details were perfect for me. I am a firm believer that a horror zombie genre should have plenty of gore and blood. This book delivers the gore and more with a dash of senses overload. Warning – Do not read/listen to this story while eating if you have a weak stomach.

    I loved how you get to feel the anxiety, hopelessness, loneliness, fear, anger, love, and hope from both Nick and Annaliese. Overall, this story leaves you with the idea of knowing that even when one life is over others must live on. Life does not stop just because something bad happens. Those left alive must learn to not only survive, they must live. You never know when life will end. Enjoy it.

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  • The Jigsaw Man

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gord Rollo
    • Narrated By Michael Ray Davis
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Michael Fox is a homeless man living in a garbage dumpster beneath the Carver Street Bridge in Buffalo, NY. He's bitterly depressed and ready to commit suicide; anything to put an end to his miserable existence.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "You want horror, you got it here!"
    "You want horror, you got it here!"
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    When it comes down to it, Jigsaw Man is simply a story about fear, cowardice, and overcoming them to dispense revenge. That will assault your emotions with it’s heart wrenching cruelty and explicit goriness. Gord Rollo was able to capture my full attention and toss my mind around until I thought I couldn’t take any more and start all over again.

    This is a story about a coward named Michael Fox. To me he is a coward because he has let various fears turn his life upside down only to end up as a nameless homeless name. He is unwilling to face his fear that it was his fault his family died. He cannot face is surviving daughter based on the fear the she blames him for their death. All of this fear leads him to do what many do in these situations, drink and drink heavily, use any substance available to flatten or diminish these emotions from coming to the surface.

    Soon he has taken all he can from his self inflicted inner turmoil and decides to end it all. Right before he could accomplish this he is approached by a mysterious stranger. Who offers him two million ($2,000,000) dollars for his right arm. Being a left handed person Mike thought this sounded like a perfect opportunity to turn his life around and to provide for his daughter.

    Up until this point the book was disturbing yes but compared to what’s left it was very tame.

    Mike soon finds that he is not the only one to be recruited for body parts, others are selling their left arm and both legs. Leading him to believe that there is more going on than meets the eye. I cannot divulge too much more without giving critical information away.

    Jigsaw Man might be the horror novel that for whatever reason you pass by. Don’t let this happen to you. I would have never guessed that I was going to like this adventure a into truly sick and twisted disturbingly refreshing modern reinventing of the old classic Frankenstein’s Monster. That made my soul feel dirty and awkward for enjoying such a brutal and unsettling tale.

    Michael Ray Davis doesn’t have the type of voice you would expect from and audio performer. Not at all a polished commanding voice. But a very unique deep gravely “redneck” type voice. Which happens to lend itself very well to a man that drinks Sterno and has had a very hard life.

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Halfskin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tony Bertauski
    • Narrated By David W. Dietz, III
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, severed spines, blood disease or cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter, prettier... and better. At what point are we no longer human? Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he's not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "You know I had to read this after seeing that cove"
    "You know I had to read this after seeing that cove"
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    You know I had to read this after seeing that cover.

    And the synopsis... like what?!

    Ok, so this starts and I was completely into the narration. Loved every minute of it. The storyline is all about Nix and the narration surrounding him was so good that I knew when he was talking or when his sister was talking. It really helped me delve into this rather mysterious and just plain weird story. The only time I felt a little off was when he would remember something and would be younger. It would sometimes take me a minute to catch what was going on.

    This is dystopian and I just love, love, love dystopians. There so much that the characters have to deal with and being that it is normally "big brother" it is hard to escape. In this case it is "Mother" which honestly is even worse. Mother can see your every move, not through your TV or your cell phone, oh no! She goes much deeper than that, she can read your mind. That is if you have had any nanomites inserted.

    Totally freaky already right?

    So, the storyline was wonderful but I have to put some emphasis on the fabulous narration for this one. As I said above I could tell everyone apart, but there was more to it than that. I found my heart palpitating and the narrator's voice (David W. Dietz, III) would get higher or lower. He has this great intensity that I have just not found in a lot of other audio books. It was amazing and totally added to the horror of what these people were facing.

    And needless to say, my attention never wavered. Between the fabulous plot and the great narration this was one that I did not want to put down.

    Even with this being a dystopian you would think that the government would be the ones to watch out for, but there are bad guys everywhere. Marcus definitely seems like a really crazy kind of bad guy. By the end of the book I was starting to wonder if this guy is a bit psychotic. I don't know but I like him! He definitely has an edge to his character that I just cannot pinpoint. It's great! And he adds a lot of tension even though we already have to deal with "Mother".

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  • A Better World: The Brilliance Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marcus Sakey
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (112)

    The brilliants changed everything.

    Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we'd only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person's most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Simply a solid continuation of a great idea"
    "Simply a solid continuation of a great idea"
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    A Better World picks up shortly after the conclusion of Brilliance. Nick Cooper, a brilliant himself, worked for Equitable Services (under DAR) hunting down rouge or terrorist or unwanted abnorms. After taking down his boss and the President of the Untied States, after one of his charges, John Smith, enlightens Nick as to what is really going on. Now he has been asked by the new President, form Vice-President, to hunt down a new group of terrorists, The Children of Darwin. With no option to refuse.

    Simultaneously Shannon, Cooper's cohort from the last story is embarking on her own missions. Both stories converge eventually. Contrasting to the last audiobook, which had only one point of view to follow, here we have to follow three. Nick Cooper, Shannon and Ethan (normal person) a scientist who's story doesn't make sense until later on. This jumping back and forth kept me for being fully immersed like I was last time.

    The uniqueness that made Brilliance such an awesome story, and surrounded it with hype somewhere disappeared in A Better World. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this sequel, it just seemed more mainstream thriller with much of the action in the second half of the story. No real surprises or major plot twists. What kept me interested was the complexity of Cooper, he is the kind of guy that would be wearing a white hat in an old western. Good guy through and through, yet awesomely imperfect.

    Simply a solid continuation of a great idea, I cannot wait for the next one.

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  • Indian Hill: Indian Hill, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (881)
    Performance
    (834)
    Story
    (825)

    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"
    "Alternate Reality for Talbot"
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    When I read the summary I was a little confused and disappointed that it was the same main character as that series. But what could be better than a zombie series, why an alien invasion series of course. I have been a big science fiction fan since I was a kid so I was interested to hear Tufo’s spin on it.

    Once I started the audiobook I immediately had apprehension with the cast line being almost exactly the same, but that went away fairly quickly. Once I realized that Tufo is laying out an alternate reality rather than adding on to what I already know.

    Mark Tufo has a unique and witty way of really deep character building. So we start the book off going back to Michael Talbot’s childhood where he meets his best friend Paul. They grow up and go to college getting into hilarious trouble along the way.

    At college Michael goes to an outdoor concert where the listeners are abducted by aliens. Instead of your typical experimentation on humans this is where Tufo puts his touch on it. All the male prisoners are forced into a gladiator style, fight to the death, completion. The females are then awarded to the male prisoners as their spoils. As the completion progresses the victor gets more spoils, bigger accommodations and so forth.

    During all this Paul is upset that the government isn’t doing more to investigate what happened at the concert. So he does some looking around and finds out it was an alien abduction. Based on the governments reaction and response he decides to buy a piece of land from their childhood called Indian Hill and turn into a bunker for his militia, The Planetary Defense.

    We go through a few chapters where nothing major happens, Mike is fighting and winning, Paul is building a bunker and an army. Most audiobooks would get stagnant here, and while my attention waned a little, the sarcasm and humor brought me back pretty quickly.

    At some point Mike discovers he isn’t only fighting for his life but for the right to be with his earth girlfriend who is the best spoil, and also to protect all of the woman he has “won”. The last fight is really bad one, which he wins of course, but then he takes the supreme leader hostage and fights his way to a shuttle and flies back to earth.

    While the fighting and bunker building seem drawn out it is clear that it is building into a bigger story, so it is worth it. After they return to earth that is the end of the book…until Indian Hill 2.


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  • The Book of Riley, Part 2: A Zombie Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (186)
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    (186)

    The second part of Mark Tufo's The Book of Riley begins where the first installment left off. Follow American bulldog Riley as she continues to defend her pack in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Great continuation of the RIley Adventure"
    "Great continuation of the RIley Adventure"
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    The Book of Riley, Part 2 picks up right after the conclusion of book one. With our group in dire need to get away from the zombies, even though they barely make an appearance, to find medicine or a doctor for the ailing baby. I love the different words Tufo has chosen to use instead of the "normal" ones. Foe example: Clear Viewer = Window; Two Legger = Human; Wheeler = Car; Boom Stick = Gun; Metal Bees = Bullets; and there are several more. Constantly making you think for a split second about what is really happening.

    The groups finds their way to Las Vegas, where a band of survivors have settled. Although we find out that the citizens favorite past time is watching dog fights. Tufo was able to expand a grow all of the characters from the beginning of the series through this book. Each of them facing personal challenges and finding out what they are really willing to do for survival. If you want something a little different that is a quick listen filled with all the gore, action, suspense, that you would expect. Do yourself a favor and check this series out, I will be listening to more of this series for sure.

    I cannot say enough good things about this performance of Sean Runnette. Let me rephrase that. I cannot state how lucky Tufo was to get Runnette as a narrator. Not sure who the genius was that made the decision. Hopefully they are aware of the magic that has been created with this pairing.

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