Nestled in the woods of Wisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. With one road in and out, this is a town so peaceful it has never needed a full-time police force. Until now... A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of town and something terrible has been unleashed. A classified secret weapon programmed to kill anything that stands in its way. Now it's headed for the nearest lights to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate.
Ok so this book took me awhile to get into. Of course I put it aside for months only several hours in because I just couldn't see where it was going! Having read other books from the author, I eventually came back and decided to have another go at it... Boy, was I glad I did! The story might start you out completely in the dark but if you hold fast it eventually picks up and will keep you on the edge of your seat. What at first seems like nothing but violence porn really does develop into an exciting story and the author
really starts to pull everything neatly together about halfway in. Give it a chance! You'll be glad you did. Only 4 stars because the first hour or two might turn some people away before the book really shines. The voice actor is great as always. Having read/listened to poorly written books in the past.. let me be clear, this isn't one of them. If you enjoyed this you'll probably also enjoy some of his other work like Draculas!
After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful and influential player, finds himself as a first-level goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to pull through and have revenge on those who betrayed him. His thorough knowledge of the game's world and his unique ability to immerse himself entirely are his only advantages. But first, he must figure out how to survive long enough playing what is basically a low-level fodder monster!
great story and amazing narration!
first book in the series and 24hrs to boot!
has some repetitive moments as well as some slow parts but great series starter overall
Budding physicist Lucas Ramsay was sure his reactor would change history. He was sure everyone would chant his name. Unfortunately for the human race, he was right. When his antigravity experiment succeeds in a way he never imagined, the planet is brought to its knees by an unstoppable force that crosses time and space to systematically exterminate all life on Earth. Grid failures, anarchy, and murder are just the start when the planet is thrown into chaos.
not bad until the end. holds up until everything becomes incredibly convienent all of a sudden.
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Ben Clow's plans are set. Drop off kids, pick up girlfriend, head to the marina, and hop on best friend's cruiser for a weekend of fun at sea. But Ben's happy plans are about to be changed by a tentacled horror that lurks beneath the waves. International crime lords! Deep cover black ops agents! A ravenous, bloodsucking monster! A storm of evil and danger conspire to turn Ben Clow's vacation from a fun ocean getaway into a nightmare of a blood cruise!
This book starts out with a lot of he said she said type of dialogue which I consider somewhat a chore to listen to. I decided to give the book a shot though and was oh so very glad that I did! This book has a good mix of the darker kind if humor I enjoy, mixed with action and a decent pace. No one is safe when the dying finally starts!
Disgraced martial artist Daniel Harper was champion, until a tragic mistake destroyed his life. With nothing but the clothes on his back and a one-way ticket, he flees to Eastern Europe, where he can start over and be someone else. But in the lantern-lit crevices of a nameless City, Daniel meets two people who will irreversibly change the course of his future: the mysterious illusionist and pickup artist, Ink; and the flower girl, Kashka, who is far more powerful than she appears.
A perfect meld of sci-fi and fantasy, for what is highly advanced technology but magic in the eyes of those who do not understand it for what it is?
This is the first in its series but the second book of Adam Vine brought to life by Kevin Meyer. Perhaps you have yet to listen to Lurk and stumbled upon this by accident. I highly suggest you listen to that book as well if you loved this book as much as I did.
When listening to this book, it's best to dive in only reading the summary. Take little to nothing with you when beginning this. I promise, by the end of this book (as all of Adam Vine's work is apt to do) you will find yourself leaving with much.
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When Toby Floren was eight years old, he discovered a monster living in the woods behind his house. A ghastly, frightening creature with claws, fangs, and a taste for human flesh. As he ran out of the forest, screaming, Toby felt that he'd been lucky to escape with his life. Years later, Toby finds comfort with the creature. It's his own special secret - something that nobody else in the world knows about. Somebody to talk to. Somebody to confide in.
This book has its sad moments.
This book has its funny moments.
Some horror and some gore.
But above it all, this book is about a boy and a monster, an unlikely pair to be sure.
You'll laugh.. and to be honest, you might cry. One thing you won't do is want to put this book down. Jeff Strand does it again, he has created something truly amazing. Scott Thomas brings his words to life like no one else really can. If you enjoy this as much as I'm sure you will, try Wolf Hunt 1 and 2 or Pressure. Just be prepared. Like this book, neither author or narrator will let you down lightly.
Walter Lawrence Baucom is used to the troops that patrol Agrarian District 89. He grew up with the sight of Chinese and Russian soldiers, right alongside the American ones. They are the Coalition. "The Three Brothers", they call themselves. They claim that they are there to help. And he thinks that if he doesn't rock the boat, then they will never have a reason to break in his door and disappear him, like they did to his brother.
I've been a huge fan of both D.J. Molles and Christian Rummel since first listening to The Remaining when it showed up on Audible. A book I consider one of my favorites, one which lead me to read most of his other work as well as this book. That said..
This book sadly doesn't hold a candle to The Remaining. This book really lacks in character development and world building among other things that made The Remaining amazing. In its place we get a lot of inner monologue that explains very little and usually consists of the same set of phrases said repeatedly.. followed by a 2-3 minute rambling explanation about said phrases. Again this wouldn't be so bad if it weren't so overused in place of actual content. Will I continue to read the series? Probably, but I won't continue to unless the second book really improves. There is only so much a person can put themselves through.
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You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed...because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that's before his life gets turned upside down.
Upon discovering this book I have found not only an amazing author but also an amazing narrator. just my luck they are the same person!
This story is not an action adventure or time travel romp in the traditional sense. yet it still fills that void.
this book is sad. heart breakingly so.
this book is also funny.
it is serious and it will make you think.. Oh will it make you think.
get this book. you owe it to yourself.
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Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.
trust me, this book isn't what it claims at all. think happy go lucky tale.. I can't even... ugh
A group of adventurers searching for a cure for comatose children find themselves trapped in a sequence of virtual worlds, the only opponents of a conspiracy of the rich to live forever in a dream. Now, they are forced to make an uneasy alliance with their only surviving former enemy against his treacherous sidekick Johnny Wulgaru, a serial killer with a chance to play God forever.
great end to the series, I hope to read more from this author and the narrator in the future.