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  • Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated By Steve Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (125)

    As a new plague related to the rabies virus infects millions, America recalls its military forces from around the world to safeguard hospitals and other vital buildings. Many of the victims become rabid and violent but are easily controlled—that is, until so many are infected that they begin to run amok, spreading slaughter and disease.

    Flavius says: "Rough, but Enjoyable"
    "Zombies in New York!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Tooth and Nail the most enjoyable?

    Nonstop action!


    What other book might you compare Tooth and Nail to and why?

    Z A Recht's Morningstar saga is a similar book. Same larger scope military viewpoint so if you liked either you'll probably like the other ;)


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book. Serious heavy nonstop zombie action - the infected rage kind not shamblers. This is told mostly through the eyes of an Army brigade and thousands of infected get mowed down on a regular basis. Only a few terminology or military culture mistakes so if you've served this book won't drive you nuts with lack of weapon research etc. That said if you aren't a fan of the military, like very deep character development, appreciate sentient zombies, or are a shambler purist then skip this book. If you love action, the military, and or terrifying swarms and hordes of PO'd zombies - you'll be onboard with this relentless rotting train!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadlocked 5: Aftermath

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By A. R. Wise
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Scott Aiello, Eve Bianco
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Twenty years have passed since the zombie apocalypse devastated the world. A single man is on a quest for revenge in search of the people responsible for the outbreak of the zombie virus. His journey leads him to a discovery in the western United States that will irrevocably change his goal. Meanwhile, a new world is revealed that is under the strict control of the same people that were responsible for the plague. Two innocent prisoners of this regime must escape and learn the truth about the world they never knew existed.

    Thia says: "Up to this one I four starred. Downhill from here"
    "Up to this one I four starred. Downhill from here"
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    Would you try another book from A. R. Wise and/or the narrators?

    Narrators are fine


    Do you think Deadlocked 5 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I've enjoyed this series up until #5 and then downhill. This was just okay. The main bug for me is the addition of the storyline and character Echo/Celeste - girls being "farmed" for lack of a better word in some underground bunker for some reason I haven't figured out yet but has something to do with rich and of course evil old women. (snore) Add in gratuitous graphic juvenile lesbian sex scenes and I'm bored.

    0 of 0 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
    (429)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (404)

    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"
    "Alternate Talbot Universe"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a completely alternate universe for Tufo's main character from the Zombie Fallout series -Talbot. HE is the same but most everything else is different. I still really liked it, same great writing and narrating, but no zombies. There is plenty of supernatural and occasionally a familiar name or character will pop in, but this is not a continuation of Zombie Fallout. It is completely stand alone. Oh and there will be some confusing things that pop up and you'll think you are lost or have missed something. Just keep going, it will all make sense in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lycan Fallout: Rise of the Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (851)
    Performance
    (807)
    Story
    (804)

    The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse. A hundred and fifty years have passed since man clawed and climbed his way back from the brink of extinction. Civilization has rebooted, man has begun to rebuild, creating new communities and society. It is on this fragile new shaky ground that a threat worse than the scourge of the dead has sprung... Once again, one man finds himself once thrust into the forefront of a war he wants nothing to do with and seemingly cannot win.

    Teddy says: "Loved it! Mike Talbot Returns!!!"
    "Alternate future universe for Talbot?"
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    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Sean Runnette is Talbot. Perfect voice for the character and I can't imagine the flatness by comparison of just reading the words.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this little side/future/alternate world story. Although it could be read as a stand alone I would strongly suggest you listen to at least the first of Tufo's Zombie fallout books - preferably all before you listen to this one or you'll miss a lot of jokes and inside comments. Bottom line, if you like Tufo and Talbot you'll love this one too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fire in Winter: Surviving the Dead, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By James N. Cook
    • Narrated By Guy Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (169)

    With the dark cloud of civil war gathering on the horizon, Gabriel Garrett struggles to protect his new home and the new life he has just begun. But as he soon learns, a man's past has a way of catching up with him, and Gabriel has more than his share of dark secrets. When his world is shattered, he will walk a path of vengeance across a land where the dead hold sway, and the living count their lives in seconds. His enemy is the deadliest he has ever faced, and in this battle, there is no justice, no redemption, and no mercy. There is only revenge.

    Samuel says: "The best so far..."
    "Where did the zombies go?"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is an okay follow-up to the rest of the series but where did the zombies go? This one is mostly man vs bad guy after the world ends kingpin - which isn't bad but this author has written very creepy zombie action and tingled my spine in the past so I was a little disappointed. This series may have run its course. If you have read the rest of the series then this one is worth your time but I may or may not start the next one (if there is one.) Let's just say I'm not chomping for a follow-up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alone No More: Adrian's Undead Diary, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Chris Philbrook
    • Narrated By James Foster
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Adrian's piecemeal life on campus since "That Day" has been a struggle. Retrieving supplies from local neighborhoods filled with the walking dead has been dangerous for him, but he's stayed alive by being a little smarter than the other survivors, and a lot faster than the roaming, hungry zombies that have overtaken his home town, and the world.

    Mike Naka says: "good continuation"
    "Very solid second book of a series."
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    What about James Foster’s performance did you like?

    Good narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. Well written, good characters, and interesting twists and turns with just a touch or dry sense of dark humor. It also deviates from the main character to many side stories of other survivors' first days that are tangentially related to the main character. The basic story is regular guy with a little military experience (not Rambo but not a goofball either) writing a journal about the end of the world by zombie apocalypse. It isn't really journal style though because it uses the journal as a touchstone without making entries so abbreviated it's boring. The main character is lonely and writing to the journal as stress relief and addresses it as a character of it's own. It is mostly a first days story with a few side tales and flashbacks. This is the second of a series. Definitely in my top 10% for the zombie genre although I think non or new zombie fans would enjoy this one as well. This one has even more side tales, which I really enjoy, than the first one. Actually the whole second book is better than the first one which I five starred so...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Recollections: Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Chris Philbrook
    • Narrated By James Foster
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    For the first time, the Internet phenomenon is now in print! Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors.

    Mike Naka says: "northern exposure meets zombieland"
    "Great zombie apocalypse addition!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Recollections to be better than the print version?

    Yes, narrator was very solid.


    What other book might you compare Dark Recollections to and why?

    The other authors I like are Tufo, DJ Molles, and JL Bourne. If you like those I can't imagine you hating this series.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. Well written, good characters, and interesting twists and turns. It also deviates from the main character to tell side stories of other survivors' first days that are tangentially related to the main character. The basic story is regular guy with a little military experience (not Rambo but not a goofball either) writing a journal about the end of the world by zombie apocalypse. It isn't really journal style though because it uses the journal as a touchstone without making entries so abbreviated it's boring. The main character is lonely and writing to the journal as stress relief and addresses it as a character of it's own. It is mostly a first days story with a few side tales and flashbacks. This is the first of a series. Definitely in my top 10% for the zombie genre although I think non or new zombie fans would enjoy this one as well.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Passenger: A Surviving the Dead Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By James N. Cook, Joshua Guess
    • Narrated By Jordan Leigh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (220)

    During the Outbreak, like billions of others, a man finds himself infected with the Phage. Desperate to spare his family from watching him become a walking nightmare, he flees. Soon after, he is dead. Two years later, he wakes up. Not in the afterlife, but in his own body. Trapped, unable to control the monster that carries him, and forced to witness the horror of its existence.

    Mike Naka says: "much better than expected!"
    "Not usually a fan of sentient zombies..."
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    Any additional comments?

    This one is good. I've read the rest of this series by Cook and almost skipped this one because I really usually hate thinking talking etc zombies. I like my zombies shambling, brainless, and hungry. However, this one can be read as a stand alone - you need not have read the rest of the series to enjoy this one - or it can be skipped and you will not miss anything you need for the rest of the series. I would not skip it though. I thought it was great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mountain Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (319)

    Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Hilarious, Serious, Heartfelt Zombie Survival"
    "Very good!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a very good series. It's basically just an every guy who got lucky and found a well supplied hideout after the apocalypse and then has been smart and careful enough to stay alive. There are some very creepy action scenes - very skin crawly - but most of the series is a slow build exploring the daily life and mind of a man who is surviving - mostly alone - alternating between extreme stress and monotony and slowly getting a bit nutty. My other favorite authors are JL Bourne and DJ Molles. If you are a fan of either or both of their series I think you will like this one as well.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Safari: Mountain Man, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain since the demise of civilization, Gus knows that his next visit to undead suburbia could be his last.

    Mike Naka says: "great follow-up!"
    "Excellent Series!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Safari to be better than the print version?

    Yes - RC Bray was great.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very good series. It's basically just an every guy who got lucky and found a well supplied hideout after the apocalypse and then has been smart and careful enough to stay alive. There are some very creepy action scenes - very skin crawly - but most of the series is a slow build exploring the daily life and mind of a man who is surviving - mostly alone - alternating between extreme stress and monotony and slowly getting a bit nutty. My other favorite authors are JL Bourne and DJ Molles. If you are a fan of either or both of their series I think you will like this one as well.

    1 of 1 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
    (2350)
    Performance
    (2139)
    Story
    (2139)

    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"
    "The big reveal just annoyed me..."
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    What would have made Pines better?

    Slight spoiler alert***
    Leave out the environmental "the sky is falling and humans are a scourge on the Earth" baloney. It's very disappointing to finally get to find out the grand mystery and then it's just a bunch of enviro-babble and bad science. Just make something up out of whole cloth and stop lecturing when you should be entertaining. On the other hand if you DO believe humans are a scourge on the Earth and should be wiped off it then you will love this book ;) It would just be nice to know ahead of time as I am not interested in this message.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Blake Crouch again?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator did a good job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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