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deedeeg

deedeeg

gilbert, AZ, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 60 reviews
  • 76 ratings
  • 284 titles in library
  • 52 purchased in 2014
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  • The End: A Post Apocalyptic Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By G. Michael Hopf
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (209)

    For Gordon Van Zandt, life was one of duty and loyalty to his country, so when 9/11 happened he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This youthful idealism soon vanished, one fateful day in a war torn city in Iraq. Ten years later, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past, but must now face a new reality thrust upon him and his family.

    North America, Europe, and the Far East have all suffered a devastating Super-EMP attack that has caused catastrophic damage

    Jan says: "So Dissapointed"
    "Hypocrite?"
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    I really enjoy these type of stories of survival and this one started out pretty good. I had a huge issue with the main character though, who is quick to figure out what kind of disaster he's faced with and get into action to prepare for the survival of his family and then his community. What was difficult to accept is that he warns everyone of the lawlessness to come, like stealing and murder, but then he contributes to it and I guess the reader should think it is justified because he's trying to survive. So the character kind of rubs me the wrong way at times. If not for that, I could have rated it a bit higher. If you've gone thought most of the rest of what's out there, this will give you something to chew on. I really enjoyed the Jakarta Pandemic, so I'd recommend that before The End if you have not yet read it.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • A Shrouded World - Whistlers: A Shrouded World, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo, John O'Brien
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (82)

    Jack Walker and Michael Talbot come from two worlds; the same, yet different. They both find themselves transported into an alien one, where things aren’t as they seem. While it appears similar to the ones they come from, there are some terrifying differences. Is it a dream? Or has reality been somehow warped? Jack comes from a world filled with nocturnal creatures that were once human, but now seek to destroy the last vestiges of humanity.

    Mike Naka says: "entertaining collaboration!"
    "I missed something"
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    I had to stop listening to this again and again because I felt like I was missing something. But no, I verified that this is the first book in the series. These characters must have come from elsewhere, they have a history because there is too much happening or too much that has happened that I do not understand for this to be book 1. The other very difficult thing with this listen is that Mike and Jack, sound exactly the same. The only differentiated voice is Trip's. Not a favorite. Might actually return it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ravaged: The Hunger, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jason Brant
    • Narrated By Wayne June
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    Welcome to the mountains of Pennsylvania, one of the last vestiges of the human race. Lance York, a self-described loser in another life, has rediscovered himself in the midst of the apocalypse. Along with a cadre of other survivors, including the hardened, sexy Cass, Lance has taken refuge in a compound, struggling to survive the onslaught of monstrosities descending upon them each night.

    The Lone Mopper says: "If you haven't heard all 3 books---"
    "A couple of issues"
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    I've enjoyed this series, however, after three listens I have just a bit of an issue with the main character, Lance. I don't understand how he can still, three books in, be so stupid. He's a very like able character, but he's gotten no smarter as this saga continues and I really struggle with that. It's like the author has to keep him pretty dense in order to create drama. I also have to mention that I am so confused that Cass is always reflected on the cover for these books. She's not the main character and the story is not told from her perspective. Those are just my petty gripes. Overall, it's a good listen and the characters are enjoyable. A little over 6 hours each so they're pretty quick hits as well.

    0 of 0 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
    (274)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (252)

    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!"
    "Pretty good"
    Overall
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    Another story to add to the small group of books that tell the zombie tale from a different perspective and that's why I liked it. Not overwhelmingly good but if you need a little change from the typical stuff you've read in the genre give it a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firesong: The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By William Nicholson
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (14)

    Led by Hanno and Ira Hath, 32 mostly Manth survivors of the fall of the Mastery search for the fabled Homeland. Ira knows that as long as she feels the warmth on her face, despite the wintry conditions, they are heading in the right direction. She also knows that, according to the prophecy, she will die when they reach the homeland. She grows weaker with every step. Hanno must keep up the spirits of the marchers on the gruelling.

    Erica says: "Phenomenal Finale!"
    "Love"
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    I love this entire series and have listened to each of them with my family. Each of the stories mature, you just can't help following this family along through all of their trials. Finally in book 3, they continue their journey to finally find their home land. Great for all ages. It's something you will put in that special place for all-time favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Diana Rowland
    • Narrated By Allison McLemore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (996)
    Performance
    (937)
    Story
    (932)

    Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

    Andrea says: "Absolutely loved it!"
    "Don't let the title fool you"
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    Yes, it's about zombies, but even they won't feel familiar to you in this story. The entire take on the genre, the perspective, the main character are so A typical, you are going to be begging for more by the end of it. The character development, is quite wonderful. Angel is a character you want to get to know. The beauty of it is that, there's so much potential for her to grow and mature and that equals so much material for a long and lovely friendship between this character and the reader. Loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (995)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (914)

    "Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

    Ian says: "Kind of Undersells Book 2"
    "Creepy good"
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    It's very easy for me to get interested in anything narrated by R.C. Bray which is really the only reason I decided to check this out. I've read the sequels to this and I am glad I did. What I can tell you is that, it's a creepy little story, but it's a very nice introduction to a great character. I like Gus and I'm sure that you're going to want more than the little tidbit The Hospital will provide. So carry on when done. The Mountain Man awaits.

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (379)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (365)

    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.

    Adnan says: "Zombie thriller that is more about living"
    "Love Gus"
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    I read this because I read the short story, The Hospital and became interested in the main character, Gus. This was a nice little guilty pleasure. Gus is such an interesting character that I found myself imagining his full back story, only a small portion of which we get in the book. He's a good guy, but not in a typical way. Yes, there are zombies in this book, but the live people are what make it so interesting. It's rare that I find a character that I become quite this invested in. I don't think you'll be disappointed here.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Infective People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By William Todd Rose
    • Narrated By Nicholas Tecosky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Through a heady cocktail of drugs and the occult, Bosley slips through time and space and glimpses The End. Cities lay in ruins, and those who still cling to life hide in the rubble like frightened animals. Walking carcasses shamble through the debris exacting a horrible fate upon any living they find. This horrific future is the only world fourteen year old Ocean has ever known. Starving and alone, she struggles for even the most basic of necessities: food, water, shelter, love….

    Amanda says: "WEIRD YET CAPTIVATING"
    "Liked this!"
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    Well, you're in for a lot of cursing, that's for sure. BUT, it didn't deter me from enjoying this story, which goes back and forth between before the zombie outbreak and quite some time after it. I feel like almost anything I say will be a spoiler so I have to be careful, but I liked the narration and I liked the way the stories happening at two different points in time came together. The main character tells half of the story though an interview. If you like the zombie genre and you want to read something different from the norm, this is for you. Sequel, sequel, sequel. Please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Resurrection: A Zombie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Michael J. Totten
    • Narrated By Steven Roy Grimsley
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Annie Starling is missing her memory of the last eight weeks - the most devastating in history. It started in Russia and went global in a matter of days, the most virulent virus the world has ever known. It's stripping its victims of every last thing that makes them human. And that's just the beginning. The other survivors are no less dangerous than the infected. She meets Lane, who stops at nothing to assert power and control over everybody who's left; Kyle, who dreams of building a new world upon the ruins of the old.

    Zeddmore says: "Satisfying Zombie Story With Some Good Twists"
    "Decent"
    Overall
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    There are a couple of interesting twists tucked in to this story and you don't have to wait too long to find out what the first one is (I guessed it). The narrator does a decent job with the various voices. Some of the characters worked my nerves but it wouldn't be a good book if everyone made sense. Of course, there are a couple of moments where you think, "that would never work", etc, but the good action outweighs the bad. It wasn't a bad way to spend an afternoon and I will likely listen to the sequel when it becomes available.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Until the End of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Sarah Lyons Fleming
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (143)

    Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

    Drew (@drewsant) says: "A great story"
    "Let's reminise"
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    If you think this is going to be your typical post apocalyptic zombie tale, you're wrong. It's mostly a collection of memories and events that happened prior to the outbreak. With well over 100 chapters in this title, there is surprisingly very little zombie action. If you are looking for lots of action and gore, look on. This listen was just ok for me. The narrator does an adequate job, but for the most part, these people go about life in a fairly normal way and are not bothered by zombies most of the time. I found it kind of dull, no idea where the "wow's" are coming from.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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