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NinMarysville

MARYSVILLE, OH, United States

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REVIEWS
7
FOLLOWING
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • A New World: Chaos (Book 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John O'Brien
    • Narrated By Christopher John Fetherolf
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (93)

    Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special-forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing the last of mankind from existence?

    Amazon Customer says: "Can Narration Kill a Good Story?: Yes."
    "I couldn't finish because the narration was so bad"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I really wanted a new series to start after finishing the last of the Remaining series. Thought I would give this a try. The sound effects and narration was horrible. It was monotone and very distracting. I couldn't finish the book - at least the Audible. I will try and continue reading the e-book because I think the story isn't bad, just the narration. Sorry. I hate to be negative but Mr. Fetherolf is terrible and the sound effects are even worse.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    None of the story was very interesting.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher John Fetherolf?

    Sean Runnette. I love the Zombie Fallout series and a lot of the reason is Mr. Runnette. Mark Tufo is great, but Sean Runnette makes it all worthwhile.


    Was A New World: Chaos (Book 1) worth the listening time?

    No. Listening sucked! Hopefully, actually reading the book will prove worth the time and effort, and possibly, the purchase of additional books by this author.


    Any additional comments?

    It appears that the narrator was changed after the second book. I hope that is true. I enjoy reading and listening at the same time but with this narrator, it was impossible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revelations: Exctinction Point, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Paul Antony Jones
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    There is nowhere left to run. In the wake of the deadly plague that virtually annihilated the human race, a vast red jungle teeming with alien creatures and lethal plants is devouring Earth, swallowing buildings whole, and ruthlessly decimating what life remains. A witness to the terrifying transformation, survivor Emily Baxter thinks the odds against humanity can’t get any worse. She is wrong.

    Garry says: "very enjoyable ride"
    "Good Read!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed the final title of this series very much. I much appreciate actually having a FINAL book in a series. The story in the epilogue should have been more detailed and longer. In fact, I believe the plot continuation in the epilogue would have made a great 4th edition (I can't believe I said that!).


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unique approach of 'The End' scenario.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Beresford – was your favorite?

    Emily Baxter.


    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
    (946)
    Performance
    (867)
    Story
    (870)

    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"
    "I could barely finish!"
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    Would you try another book from A. R. Wise and/or Brian Sutherland?

    Probably not. Have to admit that the sample of the second book wasn't too bad. Certainly better than the first.


    What could A. R. Wise have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better dialogue, better narrator. The book seemed very amateurish.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brian Sutherland?

    Anyone.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really. The sample for book 2 was worth a second look, but don't believe it will be much better.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indian Hill: Indian Hill, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (959)
    Performance
    (906)
    Story
    (899)

    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"
    "Found the plot hard to believe."
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    Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

    You betcha! My favorite author and narrator.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Seemed a little unbelievable. How does a college student turn into a General of a highly covert, underground, elite fighting force that is the 'last great hope' of the earth? Seems highly implausible. Enjoyed the basic plot, but found the underlying story hard to believe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I found the killing of the people who wanted to leave the complex very disturbing, but highly believable. Humans are routinely confronted with situations that change their perspective in life and death, loyalty, and basic compassion. I don't believe those sent out to 'remove the threat' as bad people, only humans that feel that the renegades are going to destroy their hope for survival.


    Did Indian Hill inspire you to do anything?

    Liked it well enough to read all three books.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit Clearing: A Michael Talbot Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (381)

    After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

    Amanda says: "Spiritually deep and moving"
    "Very Difficult Understanding the plot!"
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    Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

    I love the Mark Tufo books as a rule. But I did not find much to like in this book. I enjoyed the majority of the book but found the plot complicated and a hard to follow ending. I love Mr. Tufo's humor and sarcasm and was hoping for more of the same, but was greatly disappointed. I understand that a writer must change courses occasionally but Mr. Tufo's wit and humor is what I enjoy about his writing. I hope that he continues his best serials - Zombie Fallout, Book of Riley and Rise of the Lyncans (Rise of the Lycans isn't the greatest he's done, but look forward to a new installment.

    Overall, Mark Tufo is my favorite author of this genre and will continue to follow his series.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More humor and sarcasm, and less complicated plot. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book but found it kind of non-eventful.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I love the narrator of all of Mr. Tufo's books. However, I felt that he was strained in his normal wit full and humorous rendition.


    Did The Spirit Clearing inspire you to do anything?

    Not really. I will continue to read Mr. Tufo's books no matter how much I like or dislike this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Get back to what you're good at - humor, sarcasm, and witty confrontation!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End: Zombie Fallout, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1644)
    Performance
    (1543)
    Story
    (1542)

    As the world spirals even further down into the abyss of apocalypse, one man struggles to keep those around him safe. Michael stands side by side with his wife, their children, his friends, and the wonder Bulldog, along with the Wal-Mart greeter Tommy, who is infinitely more than he appears. Whether Tommy is leading Mike and his family and friends to salvation or death remains to be seen.

    Mike Naka says: "best book of the series so far"
    "love this series. looking forward to next edition"
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    If you could sum up The End in three words, what would they be?

    great, great, great!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The End?

    Destruction of the camp.


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    He is great! Sounds like Billy Crystal. Makes the story interesting yet humorous! Makes the story enjoyable.


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

    Not sure why. Just can't get enough. Listen on the way to work with Whispersync on the way to work and read Kindle at lunch!


    Any additional comments?

    Hope there is a Whispersync version soon for the newer editions soon. Will have to start on a new series for now. Maybe Wool.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3008)
    Performance
    (2811)
    Story
    (2821)

    This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

    Mike Naka says: "bucket full of zombie juice"
    "LOVED IT!"
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    Where does Zombie Fallout rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed Mike's sarcasm and wittiness. Made me laugh out load, but was still was a great story line. Had a few problems with the actual 'preparedness' for the battle for survival. Seemed a little amateurish considering Mike's military background. But overall, loved the book and have already purchased #2 Kindle Edition and Audible Edition. I look forward to the next installment. Wish that this was available in an omnibus series (along with many other series).


    What did you like best about this story?

    Wittiness, sarcasm, and overall humor while in a survival situation.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like his narration - sounds a lot like Billy Crystal. However, during serious situations, I had a hard time believing the narration voice to the situation. Seemed more for the humor than for the storyline. He certainly doesn't sound ex-military!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh mostly, but had some very emotional portions. Made me cry but at the same time made me laugh out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that the 'vampire' addition to the storyline doesn't end up being just plain stupid!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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