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M. Bowles

I don't have a bunker and I would starve in 2 1/2 days, but I like to listen to people who do and wouldn't.

United States | Member Since 2014

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  • 33 reviews
  • 85 ratings
  • 141 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2015
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  • Melt Down: Breakers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Edward W. Robertson
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (140)

    In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom's house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she'll have to move back in with her parents. Then the world ends. After Ness discovers his best friend dead of disease, Shawn takes their family to the mountains to wait out the plague.

    rich says: "Snappy Dialogue Perfect for Ray Chase"
    "WOW"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Melt Down in three words, what would they be?

    Outstanding all around.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story tied into part one well into the story. It was in no way a sequel to book one of the series, while at the same time it was outstanding sequel to the story line.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Chase’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is one of the best.


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

    yes.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Only the Dead Live Forever: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By W J Lundy
    • Narrated By Eric Vincent
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The Trio survived the initial fall, and built a refuge, they thought they had reached safety, but only to find themselves once again abandoned and surrounded by the primals. No contact with their families or commands, no relief from the rabid enemy. The fight continues as Brad and his men struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where the enemy is far more dangerous than anything they had been trained for. Over Land Sea and Air they will do anything to reach home.

    Tilo says: "Its like two books in one"
    "Just "OK," but much better than the second book."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Nice in between, as you look for the next "Drive past the parking, twice before I get there" selection.

    The production was a little overdone, rat-a-tat-tat-tat sound effect for the sound of gun shots? (just to identify one "Come on, really" effect).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tales of the Forgotten: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By W. J. Lundy
    • Narrated By Eric Vincent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    The world is at war with the Primal Virus. Military forces across the globe have been recalled to defend the homelands as the virus spreads and decimates populations. Out on patrol and assigned to a remote base in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Brad Thompson's unit was abandoned and left behind, alone and without contact. They survived and have built a refuge, but now they are forgotten. No contact with their families or commands. Brad makes a tough decision to leave the safety of his compound to try and make contact with the States, desperate to find rescue for his men.

    Amazon Customer says: "great"
    "Slow, predictable and on its way back to Audible."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I kept the first selection, all 2 hours of it, and really wanted to like this, but couldn't. Part two was obviously written for length not story flow and did not come close to book #1.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Planet of the Dead: A Zombie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By John Stowers
    • Narrated By Doug Cassell
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    In the future, NASA's first yearlong mission to Mars mysteriously loses contact with Earth. When the desperate crew of the Space Shuttle Aldrin arrives home, there are no marching bands, fanfares, or joyous reunions to greet them, only a lonely trek across a barren world.

    Greg says: "misleading description"
    "This is easily another do it, do it now selection!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have been looking at this selection for quite some time and never really could get to the point of pushing the Select button.. I was between books and trying to have something to occupy my time. The story descriptions doesn't do it justice; this was an interesting perspective of the zombie experience that absolutely kept my intresr from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction Edge: Extinction Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (111)

    The dust from Dr. Kate Lovato's bioweapon has settled. Projections put death counts in the billions. Her weapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the Hemorrhage Virus into something even worse.

    Amazon Customer says: "Awesome book #2"
    "If your looking for a good listen hit select!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A great continuation to the fresh zombish creatures twist offered in book one. This selection continues with the perfect amount of believable hero characters and story lines. As it turns out I am fully accepting of the "suckers and popping" sounds; patiently waiting for the third book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction Horizon: The Extinction Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (216)

    Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top-secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

    Tilikum says: "Great listening experience"
    "A fresh twist to a story of hard fought survival."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Extinction Horizon again? Why?

    I would, but I'll hold off for the next edition.


    What other book might you compare Extinction Horizon to and why?

    Any that I have listed as a very good listen. Believable story line with believable characters. Perfect number of hero characters with just enough story lines.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the story and listened knowing there was another edition in the series. It took a chapter or three before I was able to go along with the "suckers," you will know what I am talking about, but this really was money well spent, no regrets at all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Defiant: Grid Down

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John W. Vance
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    When Nicholas McNeil, a father and dedicated husband, turned out the lights in his suburban home Sunday night, they would never turn on again. During the early Monday morning hours, a spectacular and well-coordinated attack destroys the grid and brings the United States to its knees.

    Michael Rowe says: "Nicely written and narrated."
    "YES, another must listen! Very nicely done."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great plot with several story lines each with outstanding character development. No superheroes, just everyday people; some you will like and a couple you will really dislike. Not because they are over the top nasty mean, but because we all know people who would become these characters.

    Keep em coming, this plot has legs!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bugging Out: The Bugging Out Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Noah Mann
    • Narrated By Mark Westfield
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    It came without warning: a microscopic enemy that methodically turned the green Earth gray, decimating the food chain until only the prepared were left. But preparation alone is not enough to shelter Eric Fletcher from the chaos to befall the world as governments fail their citizens.

    Wayne E. Allen says: "Very good story"
    "Nope, not even close to being a good try"
    Overall
    Story

    Predictable and teribly narrated.. The story has potential but the author and narrator could not pull it off.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Well Fed: Mountain Man, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (243)

    After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

    Carol says: "Best of the Series!"
    "absolute MASTERPIECE of audio excellence! !"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story is an excellent, believable and extremely well written and narrated finish to the Mountain Man Series. I was dissapointed with the rats in an earlier story line, no dissapointment in book four, NONE at all. Very creative and believable cast of characters, each easily identified via OUTSTANDING narration.

    2 of 2 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
    (3486)
    Performance
    (2562)
    Story
    (2556)

    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!!"
    "I compare all others to this series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Outstanding series, you will not be disappointed. First person brilliance of the day by day survival of a zombie filled world. No gimmicks, fast zombies or "Come on, really?" story lines just a solid account of what I expect a zombie story to be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Voodoo Plague

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Dirk Patton
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    John Chase has just arrived in Atlanta on a business trip when America experiences the worst attacks in history. Nuclear bombs destroy cities and the widespread release of nerve gas sends the majority of the surviving population into a murderous rage. Rescuing a woman who survived the attacks he must lead her to safety as Atlanta burns, raging infected roam unchecked and society disintegrates into savagery.

    James Ball says: "Junk food for the mind"
    "Predictable, convenient and just this side Nope."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you need a zombie fix and are ready to recite the next line before it's read, this is not a bad listen. if your looking for a Day by Day Armageddon, this is NOT it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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