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Rusty Shackelford

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  • 13 reviews
  • 58 ratings
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  • The Mountain and The City: The Complete Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Brian Martinez
    • Narrated By Victoria Smart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    An epidemic has killed off most humans, turning the rest into beasts with sharp nails, keen senses and an insatiable hunger. Now, years later, a solitary survivor hides in a trailer above a dead city. This is life with the door and windows taped shut, where survival comes down to two, simple rules: stay quiet, and protect the air.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Not what I was expecting"
    "NEED A BETTER NARRATOR!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Okay, just because the book involves the whole entire planet practically being dead, does NOT mean the narrator has to be dead on the inside too. seriously no emotion in the voice, didn't change her voice AT ALL to different characters so you had no idea who was talking and she would pause for like 10 in between periods which is the way you're NOT supposed to do it. ANYONE WHO IS READING THIS, TURN AWAY! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME ON THIS AUDIOBOOK!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Book of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Greig Beck
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (101)

    Massive sinkholes are opening across the country – each larger and deeper than the previous one. First the family pets go missing, and anyone living near one of the pits, is reporting strange phenomena – the vibrations, sulphurous odours and strange sounds rising up from the stygian depths. Then come the reports of horrifying ‘things’ rising from the darkness.When the people start disappearing the government is forced to act.

    Thomas says: "I think I found my new favorite author!!"
    "Narrator just about ruined it for me."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Book of the Dead to be better than the print version?

    Sean Mangan made me return this book because he would pronounce words like been, Megan, Tanya, Iodine and a few others. He would pronounce them as Been, he says bean. Megan, he says it as Meegan, Tanya as Tan-ya; like as in "Tan ya hide!", and Iodine as Io-deen. If that doesn't bug you, it was a great story. I just couldn't take it so I'm buying the paperback version.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lycan Fallout 2: Fall of Man

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (723)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (659)

    Mike is back. Devastated by his loss, he strikes out on a doomed journey to wipe the earth of the Lycan scourge, with his faithful companion, Oggie, by his side. Bailey, a distant relative of Mike's best friend BT, joins him, but for different reasons. Azile struggles to reign him in, while a world already pushed to the edge begins its fall over the precipice. When all is lost, can anything ever be won? Join Mike on another epic adventure as he fights foes both new and old.

    Sarai says: "Well done Mark Tufo"
    "Mark Tufo has done it again!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Lycan Fallout 2: Fall of Man the most enjoyable?

    Everything about it. The humor, the drama, the action, the sarcasm. Just everything. I absolutely loved this book, I couldn't put it down. The only downside is...it had to end so now I have to wait for the third installment of the series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lycan Fallout 2: Fall of Man?

    The funny crap that Mike would say and do when someone was annoying him.


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

    Yes I have and I have to say he is one of the great narrators that Audible has. I always enjoy the books he narrates.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Without a doubt.


    Any additional comments?

    Mark Tufo, Keep up the great work! I've enjoyed every book you've been in or written. LONG LIVE MICHAEL TALBOT!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21395)
    Performance
    (15998)
    Story
    (16062)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
    "Needs a new narrator"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the story. Couldn't stop listening to it and I finished it in about a day and a half, but the narrator almost ruined it for me. He would constantly mispronounce words and seemed bored out of his mind and wouldn't give the other characters voices. I highly recommend this book but be warned, the narrator was just plain awful.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fives and Twenty-Fives

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michael Pitre
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Nick Sullivan, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    It’s the rule - always watch your Fives and Twenty-Fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep twenty-five meters. A bomb inside twenty-five meters kills the dismounted scouts investigating the road ahead. Fives and Twenty-Fives marks the measure of a marine’s life in the road repair platoon.

    lynn says: "PASSIONATE INSIGHT INTO WAR AND ITS CONSEQUENCES"
    "Kevin T. Collins ruines this book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fives and Twenty-Fives to be better than the print version?

    Okay, the story itself was pretty good. I finished it and loved it. Jay nyder did a fantastic job along with Fajer Al-Kaisi and Nick Sullivan. These three made it really enjoyable but Kevin; he completely ruins it. You can tell he's reading from a book and he speaks haltingly. It was like the scene in Billy Madison with the little kid in class "T-T-TODAY JUNIOR!" just minus the "th-the-there wa-was" part. Seriously cannot stand that stuff. I can't believe Audible lets this guy continue to be a narrator and get paid for it.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Purge of Babylon: A Novel of Survival: Purge of Babylon, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Sam Sisavath
    • Narrated By Adam Danoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    One night. That was all it took. Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments.

    Happy001 says: "Start of a Good Ghoulish Nightmare."
    "Dude slow down."
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    If you could sum up The Purge of Babylon: A Novel of Survival in three words, what would they be?

    Needs a new narrator but the story itself was pretty good. It had action, comedy, little dash of romance in it. The narrator though was horrible. This guy needs to take some acting classes and learn to lay off the caffine. He wouldn't change his voice at all for any of the characters and he talked about as fast as an auctioneer that double fisted a espresso. It was highly annoying so I'm returning it.


    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Pulse Rising: The Kyle Walker Chronicles, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By K. Michael Gibson
    • Narrated By Bob Dunsworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Bio-Weapon or plague of Mother Nature, Kyle Walker holds the key. He just doesn't know it yet. Hunted by his own government, stalked by the people he once protected, Kyle is faced with an impossible choice: save all of humanity, or rescue the family that he loves. What would you do?

    Paul McQueen says: "One hell of a ride"
    "Please get a new narrator."
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    Would you try another book from K. Michael Gibson and/or Bob Dunsworth?

    The story itself was actually pretty good, it had comedy, action, and a little drama but this narrator completely ruined it for me. He would constantly pronounce words wrong and at first, it wasn't so bad but after a few hours into it; I just couldn't stand it anymore. They weren't even complex words either like Daemonolatreia or anything. It would be words such as wafted (he says waf-ted, not wahf-ted.) Also every time the characters think in their head the narrator would like cup his hands around his mouth to try and give it an echo effect which just made it annoying since he does it every 15 minutes or so. If you have the patients of a Saint, then go for it. This is actually a pretty good story but the narrator was just annoying.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a new narrator.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Highways: Origins, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Richard Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Kowalczyk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    His name is Jimmy. He's twenty-two, skinny, and still a virgin. He has no friends. He lives with his grandma. He works at her used bookstore. He is in every sense of the word, a loser. This is your hero. This is your hero.

    By his side, a diverse group of survivors, including a cop, a prostitute, a drug dealer, and even a newborn baby. They're crossing the country on a crazy and comical post-apocalyptic adventure, following the infected as they migrate west.

    Kalvin Levesque says: "night of the living narcoleptic"
    "New Narrator Please"
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    Would you listen to Dead Highways again? Why?

    The story itself was a little better than decent, I've read better but I've also read waaaay worse. This one I would actually buy the paperback version. It just needs a new narrator because this guy would just read. He wouldn't act like a character when they would use sarcasm, he would just say it. He also pronounced words wrong like Toyota, He says Tyota as in Tea-Ota. I was still able to finish it though but if you don't have a high tolerance for mediocre/bad narrators, Don't waste your time with this book but as I said it wasn't too terrible just needs a better narrator.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dystance: Winter's Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (224)

    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.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Tufo has done it again!"
    "Another Great Book by Mark Tufo"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book was definitely worth paying for. It has action/adventure, humor, a little suspense and a dash of drama all wrapped up with a neat little bow. It definitely made it into one of my favorite books. Now I just have to wait for book 2.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Infected: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Scott Sigler
    • Narrated By Scott Sigler
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (397)

    Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

    Jessica says: "Confused? This review might help."
    "Buy the book instead."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story itself from where I left off, I didn't finish the book, was rather good so far but I couldn't take Scott Sigler's narrating anymore. He would constantly almost cut off what people were saying and one the main characters he tried to give them the voice of Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead and it just pissed me off cause it was horrible. If this book had a new narrator, I would have definitely been able to finish it but I just couldn't take it anymore past the 3 hour mark.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Reaper Virus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nathan Barnes
    • Narrated By Basil Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Enjoy the end of the world through the eyes of a desk-bound civil servant. Nathan is a middle-aged father and husband working as a police dispatcher for the campus police of a large university in Richmond, Virginia. During late night working hours he gathers details on the R33PR Virus, dubbed the Reaper Virus, as it spreads from the far reaches of the globe into a pandemic that begins infecting the city around him. As the city rapidly succumbs to the Reaper Virus, Nathan becomes trapped at the police station while his family waits in their barricaded home.

    Mike Naka says: "decent zombie story"
    "HORRIBLE NARRATOR!"
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    Would you try another book from Nathan Barnes and/or Basil Sands?

    if you are reading this, don't waste your time and money on this audiobook. the story itself; was actually pretty good but the narrator sucked. he mispronounced words, like ancient; he says ankshint. that was not the most annoying thing. the narrator barely ever changes his voice, tone, or has ever heard of timing in between entries in the book. seriously where did you learn to read an audiobook? Cooking school!? i'm getting my money back. if audible seriously pays this guy to narrate audiobooks; i'll re-narrate this book FOR FREE!


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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