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At Least He's Not on Fire: A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head Audiobook

At Least He's Not on Fire: A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head

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Publisher's Summary

I'm an odd dude. But I write some decent stuff, and here's my way of sharing my odd dude thoughts.

I'm the author of three "major" series: Adrian's Undead Diary, Elmoryn's The Kinless Trilogy, and the Reemergence Novels, the first of which is Tesser: A Dragon Among Us.

To help folks get a taste of my writing, I've put At Least He's Not On Fire together. Inside this wonderful electronic tome of my words, you'll find a healthy sized sampler of each of my major works, as well as several short stories that are mixed in for your entertainment. "All in", "Hell Hole", and The Vampire of Menlo Park" are all great fun, and I hope you enjoy them.

Dark Recollections: Book One of Adrian's Undead Diary

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. He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom. Pretty successful, all things considered.

Dark Recollections is the first part of Adrian's own story of how he survived after "That Day." Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named "Mr. Journal," and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil. Adrian's Undead Diary is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn't think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason.

©2012, 2013, 2014 Chris Philbrook (P)2015 Chris Philbrook

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    This was a tease worth reading. Wow! Just when you totally get into it... the story stops. I will be forced to purchase and read the books in their entirety and I won't be complaining.

    I never would have read at least two of these stories, but I'm so glad I did. I would definitely recommend this book to get you acquainted with Chris Philbrook. Regardless of your reading style and preference, I think there is something here for almost everyone.

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    Colleen Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-06-15
    Colleen Indianapolis, IN, United States 07-06-15 Member Since 2016

    "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies." -George R.R. Martin

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    I loved the audible peek into the works of this author, especially the books that are not yet in Audible format. As soon as they are released in Audible, I'll be first in line to buy them all! Especially "The Wrath of the Orphans". I can't wait for The Kinless trilogy to go Audible and hope I won't be waiting long!!!! I also enjoyed hearing "Tesser". Tesser is one book that I actually read on Kindle and it was awesome to hear the story told with James Foster's narration. James Foster is one of my favorite narrators and he has this nearly magical ability to breathe true life into characters. I have more than 400 titles in my Audible library now and anything Chris Philbrook writes goes straight to the top of my favorites list! So, spend the credit and tell your friends because this author/narrator duo IS ON FIRE!!!

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    Susie 11-11-15
    Susie 11-11-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Philbrook is amazing!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of At Least He's Not on Fire: A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy both but let me tell you that James foster brings these characters alive you become part of the family


    What was one of the most memorable moments of At Least He's Not on Fire: A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head?

    The zombie in the swing


    What does James Foster bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Again like I said earlier James brings the characters alive each and every one


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Every moment moves you you laugh you cry and stare is disbelief open mouthed wondering if you really just heard that correct haha


    Any additional comments?

    Chris opened my eyes to a new world of books one I never would have considered prior to Adrian's diary set and this is a continuation of his work no matter the context he's an all around great writer

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    Mel Ft. Worth TX 07-26-16
    Mel Ft. Worth TX 07-26-16 Member Since 2013

    Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese

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    "Love The World In CP's Head!"
    Where does At Least He's Not on Fire: A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks and I know what I like, what I LOVE and what gets returned and I LOVE everything I've read from Chris Philbrook and James Foster is in my top 5 narrators - Win and Win.


    What other book might you compare At Least He's Not on Fire: A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head to and why?

    Well........ The three main stories that Chris writes are in here, so there's that. And there are the three short stories and they were great - All In, Hell Hole, and The Vamp of Menlo Park. They were all different from each other.All In is about a guy who thinks he can beat the devil at one of his own games.Hell Hole is about, well it's about Hell coming out of a hole.The Vampire of Menlo Park, which is about Thomas Edison and his quirks? His after hours activities? Well just read it.


    Which character – as performed by James Foster – was your favorite?

    In the AUD series, I'd have to say Gilbert. Man I loved that old guy.in Tesser, I like Abe - he's a stand up guy. James Foster is a great narrator, his female characters don't sound like a guy trying to sound like a girl. There's nothing cheesy or unbelievable in his performances.


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

    I listened to it straight through, although I didn't sit the whole time. Sometime I was standing, sometimes I was walking. But seriously, I kept telling myself to hit pause at the end of the next chapter - and the next etc. until I just finished the whole thing.


    Any additional comments?

    If I like an author I will read everything they write and I really love the universes that Chris Philbrook creates. You won't go wrong with any of his series.

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    David Houston, TX, United States 04-13-16
    David Houston, TX, United States 04-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Get to know Chris Philbrooks writting"
    If you could sum up At Least He's Not on Fire: A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head in three words, what would they be?

    This book is a bunch of different stories. You get a sample of some of his different series, but you also get some of his short stories that leave you hoping he will turn them into full books.


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    selena 03-10-16
    selena 03-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    Loved it! Wish it had gone longer! Missing Adrian though! Can't wait for the next release!!

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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 09-14-15
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 09-14-15 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "Here is your chance to be teased"

    If you have yet to experience the writing of Chris Philbrook and the narration of James Foster. Here is your chance to be teased by both of them. This is a “teaser” to get you in the mood for more without having to commit to one entire story that you may or may not like.

    Here we have several short stories, that are pretty entertaining. Along with excerpts from Adrian’s Undead Diary and Tesser: A Dragon Among Us. I so hope that Tesser goes audio is sounds like an amazing story.

    This is something that is incredibly difficult to review in a conventional way. I am, if you didn’t know, a huge fan of Philbrook and Foster. I think that everyone should at least give them a chance to whisk you way to another time and place. At Least He’s Not on Fire is excellent for that reason. Get your feet wet to their style. An introduction to the apocalypse and imagined by Philbrook.

    I really liked the short story All In. About a guy playing poker with the devil. Very entertaining and didn’t end like I thought it would.

    Foster really got a chance to show his vocal range with this project. Going from sounding like the every man, as in Adrian. To an immortal mythical creature, I think he actually growls. So much fun to listen to this.

    Audiobook provided for review by the narrator.

    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

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    11 of 19 people found this review helpful

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