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Michael

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  • Among the Dead: Among the Living, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Timothy W. Long
    • Narrated By David DeVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Seattle is under siege by masses of living dead, and the military struggles to prevent the virus from spreading outside the city. Kate is tired of sitting around. When she learns that a rescue mission is heading back into the chaos, she jumps at the chance to tag along and put her unique skill set and, more importantly, swords to use.Lester finds a new way to deal with the situation: ignore reality with drugs. When he manages to find himself threatened, he joins with an unlikely ally to take the fight to the dead.

    Mike Naka says: "ok follow-up"
    "What a let down"
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    Would you try another book from Timothy W. Long and/or David DeVries?

    The first book was really good and the series had a lot of promise. This one was a started off with a lot of expectations but half way through, I realized it was not going to fulfill my expectations. With all of the great character development from book two, I had high hopes the primary characters would find each other and go on surviving together. However, what we get is the phyco "babe" as the main character. No matter how many times she has her bacon pulled out of the fire by others, she turns on them and kills them with no remorse. Time after time, she bests armed men with her sword because she is such an implausible bad ass.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm not sure but I know it won't be anything by Mr. Long.


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

    I have and enjoy his style.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Among the Dead?

    I'd have probably killed off phyco babe by having her go down swinging her sword and getting overwhelmed by Zs. During trying times, it can bring out the best in folks. In her case, she remains a deeply disturbed woman who can never appreciate the efforts others have made to keep save her miserable life.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to have seen the drug dealer and his woman survive and actually set up shop dealing lead, as promised. I thought they would be smarter than the rest and set up in an a weapons and ammo wholesaler warehouse or, abandoned National Guard armory and sell primo weapons and ammo and continue the good fight.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Among the Living

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Timothy W. Long
    • Narrated By David DeVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (144)

    The dead walk. Now the real battle for Seattle has begun. When a gas leak causes the National Guard to forcibly evacuate the neighborhood, Lester isn't going anywhere. The former dope pusher has a new clientele… the kind that require him to deal lead instead of drugs.

    Mark says: "Eagerly anticipated and did not disappoint"
    "Enertaining"
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    What made the experience of listening to Among the Living the most enjoyable?

    Great character development and plausible Apocalypse scenario. The story moved from different perspectives of the same event very well and all of the characters were compelling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Among the Living?

    I really liked Lenard and his girl friends perspective.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Containment: Alaskan Undead Apocalypse, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sean Schubert
    • Narrated By Daniel May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (105)

    Running. Hiding. Surviving. Neil Jordan and Dr. Caldwell lead the small band of desperate survivors through the hellish undead maelstrom. With their refuge compromised and behind them, Dr. Caldwell and the others including young Jules and Danny place their faith and their lives squarely in Neil’s hands.

    naelene says: "why does it end half why through ?"
    "Worst Zombie book I have ever read or, listened to"
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    What disappointed you about Containment?

    I spent 4 years in the Army in Alaska. I was up in Fairbanks stationed at Fort Wainwright so, I know Alaska. They have to go to Burlington coat factory for coats; really? There are specialty outdoor shops everywhere. It's Alaska for gods sake! Never mind the vast quantity and assortment of camping/ outdoor rations stocked at these stores!Next, the best buggy they can come up with is a freekin mini van and they strap crap to the roof, even though there is no roof rack. Really??!! Everyone is either dead or a Z but there is not one drivable vehicle in a city of 300,000; really? They go onto Fort Rich / Elmedorf AFB and can't find on vehicle to drive. How about a damn MWRAP you idiot. Let's see a bunch of zombies stop that! By the way, it's Alaska; do you think they might have a snow plow or tow tucked away?Oh yea, we can never shoot Zs unless we have too. They might hear us and come flocking. How about an elevated position, A truck load of ammo, a couple cases of cold ones and a great day shooting the undead? When you get bored or, run out of beer, you jump in your not minivan, and knock any left over Zs out of your way.This book is all about these survivors whining about their lot in life. Boo Hoo. I am doubting my self booo frickin hooo. They get to the docs house and decide they can't stay there because; wait for it, there is no food!! Really? It is Alaska! The last frontier. They actually run across a moose in the woods. They have a ton of guns. I guess they only work on Zombies!In a nut shell, almost all of the characters suck. I hated almost all of them and was so happy when the inept Doc got munched on but wait, he was too heroic to shoot himself. I guess he figured it would be better to turn into a Z and later, chow down on his ex-compadres. WOW, what a brave, selfless soul.Oh by the way, there's a bible beater that is so transparent in her treacherous nature but; no one can see it. Of course she incapacitates the coveted minivan, leaves the doors open for the Zs and flees, but she is never seen again. No payback at all! I kept hoping it would get better but alas, it did not. Firs Zombie book I really hated.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this guys next book, that's for sure


    What three words best describe Daniel May’s voice?

    Aggravating, pretentious, grating


    What character would you cut from Containment?

    Better question, which one wouldn't I cut.


    Any additional comments?

    Do some research my friend. Your setting was Alaska. A fishing trip one summer is not research.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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