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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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  • 112 reviews
  • 159 ratings
  • 365 titles in library
  • 78 purchased in 2014
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  • Black Flagged: Black Flagged, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    A graduate of the Department of Defense's experimental Black Flag program, Daniel Petrovich carries a secret he'd rather keep buried. A secret his government has hidden in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon. Someone is trying to raise Black Flag from the dead, and drag Petrovich back into the poisonous life he abandoned. Someone who knows his darkest secrets.

    John says: "Really enjoyed it"
    "Good Story Great Narration"
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    Tough and gritty covert thriller that pulls the main character back into the super secret world and you along with him! The action comes fast and furious with this book as the story unfolds and will keep you pulled in. The main character is a bit unlikable in the fact that he kills good and bad without remorse, but he has enough redeeming qualities so that he’s doesn’t totally put you off. The only complaint that I have with the book is that it doesn’t tell the whole story. You have to get into the other books to see how things really turn out, but since I liked this one so much it’s not really that much of a problem, I just need them to be available in Audiobook!!!

    Also Joseph Morton is a great narrator. Haven't disliked one of his performances yet!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ashes: Ashes Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (783)
    Performance
    (706)
    Story
    (713)

    An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Another Readable Story About the End of the World"
    "Has some good and bad"
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    I rated this story 3 stars because it has a lot to like and dislike about it. I’ll start off with the negatives because I always like to end on a positive note. The characters are hot and cold, Tom is great, Ellie is annoying (even for an 8 year-old) and Alex while fine seems to also go from one extreme to the other in her thinking. The plot can seem to drag at points. No action, no real character development just there. Finally it ends without any real resolution so if you want to find out what happens you need to keep going in the story.

    Now for the good! I love the whole premise and story. It’s well written with interesting scenarios (even if they’re a bit predictable at some points) which can really draw you in. The ending (see what I mean about liking and disliking) although it ends with no resolution give you this giant wow moment that left me say “I can’t believe you’re ending it there”. So while I’m not running to grab the next in the series it’s definitely on the lists of things to read in the future.

    The narration was pretty good. She did a great job differentiating the characters and adding depth, but she doesn’t really do a great job with the male voices sounding like actual men.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Purgatory

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1153)
    Performance
    (1085)
    Story
    (1086)

    When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

    Hassan says: "Didn't Expect This!!"
    "More Mystery Less action than others in the series"
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    The fourth story in the “Ex-Heroes” series differs a bit from the rest as it takes may (or may not I don’t want to spoil things for you) place in an alternate universe where the heroes are regular people trying to get back to their real lives. Because of this situation, the story has a bit more mystery and less action than previous additions. Still it’s a solid addition to the overall story.

    The narration again is great with the multiple people really bringing it to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1475)
    Performance
    (1121)
    Story
    (1133)

    America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

    Hugh says: "Accidentally Good"
    "a good start"
    Overall
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    This book has a good story that is engaging but is slow in points. The main issue I have is parts of this book resemble more of a survival checklist rather than a story. In more places than I could count the author lists parts or components or things found. Lists for the sake of lists, that don’t do anything to more the story along. At these points in the story it felt more like I was reading his blog than a story. To a lesser extent I found the talk of Christian values by the characters at the same time as they had no remorse for killing very cold. Even if it’s in self defense, you just killed a man. I would expect more thoughts from someone than he’s “well ventilated”. I really like these, it could happen soon how we are going to survive type books, so I found the premise to my liking and enjoy the same genre I think you will too.

    Not a Dick Hill fan he sounds like he's a bit herky-jerky and all the women sound the same.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Communication

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1345)
    Performance
    (1247)
    Story
    (1246)

    In the years since the wave of living death swept the globe, St George and his fellow heroes haven't just kept Los Angeles' last humans alive - they’ve created a real community, a bustling town that's spreading beyond its original walls and swelling with new refugees. But now one of the heroes, perhaps the most powerful among them, seems to be losing his mind. The implacable enemy known as Legion has found terrifying new ways of using zombies as pawns in his attacks.

    Lore says: "Corpse Girl for the win!"
    "Fun Book!"
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    The heroes are back fighting a new threat to The Mount this time. Part supernatural, part zombie, part superhero book “Ex-Communication” delivers on all three fronts. I’ll be honest, if you’re looking for a literary classic keep looking but if you’re looking for a story full of action and adventure and some witty banter this is a good choice.

    The narration is great the production and multiple voices really help bring the story to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Infected: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Scott Sigler
    • Narrated By Scott Sigler
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (315)

    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."
    "Not what I expected"
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    This wasn’t exactly a zombie book like I thought, but it’s really good. I listened to the audio book which was really well put together and a fun listening (but don’t do it while you’re eating). It’s got a lot of gore but the story sticks together really well and the characters interesting. I highly recommend this!

    The production value is great!

    0 of 0 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
    (114)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    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"
    Overall
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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
    (2392)
    Performance
    (2174)
    Story
    (2174)

    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
    (979)
    Performance
    (899)
    Story
    (902)

    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"
    Overall
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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
    (1042)
    Performance
    (981)
    Story
    (983)

    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"
    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).

    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
    (326)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (299)

    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
    Performance
    Story

    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

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