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Tony

Hot Springs, AR, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 10 reviews
  • 19 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • Run: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (310)

    Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected. A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state. Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold. Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace. Two days ago the killers began to mobilize. Yesterday all the power went out. Tonight....

    Jacqueline says: "Violent, Depressing, Mostly Sci Fi"
    "Pretty good story"
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    Story

    The only thing I disliked was the narration of the women and kids voice. Their voices weren't awful, but maybe a little too much effort (like most men trying to sound small or feminie). This story is good and keeps you wondering what will happen next.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead Situation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Eloise J. Knapp
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (359)

    When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn’t care less; he’s a sociopath. Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside.

    Robert says: "Unique Zombie Tale"
    "Different,"
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    Its dark but not your typical dark. It definitely had something others don't. Worth the read.

    0 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 ?"
    "Shallow story + filler = boring"
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    The first and last hour were okay but everything between was soooo boring. I kept hoping for a story but it was more like hours of descriptions of things that didn't matter. There was too much conversation and not enough happening for hours and hours. I almost stopped listening but wanted to give an accurate review. This is the worst zombie book I've read.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 'Til Death Do Us Part: Zombie Fallout, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1219)
    Performance
    (1153)
    Story
    (1160)

    BT, Gary, and Mrs. Deneaux race to the Talbot compound in a desperate bid to turn the tides of a lost war. Is Michael dead? This is the question plaguing the Talbots as they prepare for the final showdown with a merciless enemy hell-bent on their absolute destruction.

    Teddy says: "Series Back on Track"
    "Zombie Fallout at its best"
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    Maybe the best in the series. Great story, great characters, great narration and all put together so perfectly. Thanks you Mark Tufo.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Manel Loureiro
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (606)

    A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

    Keith says: "Just For Pleasure"
    "Left a lot to be desired"
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    This is my 13th zombie book and It was definitely a tier 3 book. Don't get me wrong, there were some very good parts but there was a lot of boring stuff too. The beginning was too long for what it brought to the table. It was good enough if its one of your last options.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (917)
    Performance
    (852)
    Story
    (851)

    In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

    Amanda says: "A bit on the dull side"
    "Very satisfying overall, quality material."
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    The story was better than many reviewers will have you believe. I honestly believe it was a solid 4.0 story with a 3.0 ending. Again, there was nothing wrong with the story. The ending was not bad at all, it just could have been expanded on. Sort of like a cliffs notes ending.

    The different style was no big deal because there was quality material.

    I recommend this to readers of the first two books in the series. Even without the first two books I think this would be a good listen.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Survivors: The Morningstar Strain, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Z. A. Recht, Thom Brannan
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (784)
    Performance
    (711)
    Story
    (716)

    Survivors is the all-new soul-shattering climax to the postapocalyptic trilogy, featuring a deadly virus, military action, global devastation - and zombies. A lot can change in three months: Wars can be decided, nations can be forged...or entire species can be brought to the brink of annihilation. The Morningstar Virus, an incredibly virulent disease, has swept the face of the planet, infecting billions. The infected hosts rampage, attacking anything that remains uninfected.

    Ben says: "Good. But could have been so much better"
    "Good"
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    Book 3 was up to my expectations and finishes up the series nicely. Finding another series on this level will definitely be a challenge.

    7 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • 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"
    "Not Bad"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It got the job done, and I've read better and worse.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely had a strong urban military feel with zombies. The book lacked the wide perspective of many top tier zombie/apocalypse books like World War Z, or Day by Day Armageddon. There were a few creepy moments. If you want city, military, zombie this is the one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3143)
    Performance
    (2238)
    Story
    (2234)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "Couldn't Ask for More"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is the best series of zombie/apocalypse out there, followed by World War Z, and The Morningstar Strain.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2240)
    Performance
    (1565)
    Story
    (1565)

    The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year's resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve.

    RGH says: "For Zombie Lovers"
    "Best in this Genre. #1"
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    What did you love best about Beyond Exile?

    I didn't want to stop reading.


    Any additional comments?

    In my opinion, Day by Day Armageddon is the best zombie/apocalypse series out there, followed by The Morningstar Strain and World War Z tied at second place. Day by Day Armageddon had great narration, story development, action, realism, and characters. You won't want to put this book down so make sure you have some free time. Absolutely read this book. I am desperately waiting for the third book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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