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  • A Zombie Tale (Part 4): Book of Riley

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (171)

    Mark Tufo, the author of the popular Zombie Fallout and Indian Hill series, presents the latest entry in the Book of Riley series.

    Angie the zombie Fan says: "Another terrific Tufo finish. Worth the credit."
    "Walking Dead meets The Incredible Journey"
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    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Patches the cat - absolutely. Runnette perfectly captures what I think my cat's inner voice must sound like. Great job!


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

    Couldn't put it down and was very sad when it was over :( Hope there will be more!


    Any additional comments?

    This is as good if not better than Tufo's other z series. You will love this series if you are an animal lover, or a zombie lover, and if you are both you just can't miss this. Very detailed, great animal characters, and on the edge of your seat zombie action. Ever wonder what your dog or cat is really thinking when they are barking at nothing or randomly slapping you with a claw? This series gives you a pretty good idea what might be going on in their furry little heads!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (732)
    Performance
    (648)
    Story
    (645)

    Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world.

    Peter says: "Engaging, fun, and educational"
    "Fascinating!"
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    Great narration, not too dry, would make a good gift for a trivia fan, and I would definitely purchase another book by this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Apocalypse of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Joe McKinney
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (185)

    And the dead shall rise... Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves. A feast for the dead. And the living shall gather... One boatload of refugees manages to make it out alive - but one passenger carries the virus. Within weeks, the zombie epidemic spreads across the globe.

    Shannon says: "Wow and good grief."
    "Couldn't finish it."
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    I love a good zombie story but this one was too predictable and the characters to confusing. The overzealous religious figure taking over - and of course being evil - is just overdone and boring to me. This story added nothing new. About halfway through when I glanced down I realized I was disappointed with how much time I had left. Time to give up and turn it off :(

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allison Hewitt Is Trapped: A Zombie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Madeleine Roux
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (206)

    One woman's story as she blogs about - and fights back against - the zombie apocalypse.

    Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop. It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison's blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures.

    Daniel O. Buchholz says: "Book Lover seeking not to meet Zombie"
    "Unlikeable characters abound"
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    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to like this book but it was just painful. Alison does all sorts of ridiculous things, she isn't trapped except for the first 5% of the book, her idea of getting along with her fellow survivors is everyone just doing what she says and shutting up, and lastly she is extremely unlikeable. I don't mean imperfect or simply flawed. I mean I wanted to punch her in the face. I wanted her eaten. Just as an example, she has an affair with a married man twice her age (even he admits there is no reason to believe his wife is dead) and then when the wife does show up alive and well Allison has the nerve to be snotty about and to the poor woman. She stops barely short of wishing the wife dead. Alison also flits all over town for various reasons but can't be bothered to go help her sickly cancerous mother instead waiting for her mother to come to HER. She even revenge kills a guy by basically torturing him to death. Did he kill someone she loved and she lost it? Nope. He took some of her stuff. I get shooting looters etc in this circumstance but this grisly death was completely unwarranted.

    Also there are some religious women at a camp and guess what? Yep, they're evil. Shocked aren't you. Alison is basically bigoted against the religious women from day one. Really? They were suspicious because they were trying too hard to be helpful and asked people to pray with them GASP! Of course they should be shot immediately! I'm not even a religious person but I have friends and family who are and Alison (and perhaps the author) are just flat out offensive anti-religious bigots. She's rude and snotty to and about basically everyone in the book - even those who were her supposed friends. She's a TERRIBLE person and for me this ruined the book.

    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
    (73)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    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.

    Tilo says: "The start of another great story"
    "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
    (542)
    Performance
    (503)
    Story
    (508)

    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
    (1216)
    Performance
    (1127)
    Story
    (1124)

    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
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (289)

    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.

    2 of 2 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
    (290)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (265)

    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.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Full of the back-story you crave"
    "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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (348)

    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
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (311)

    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

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