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  • A Murder of Manatees

  • The Further Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894

When half your galaxy is unexpectedly sucked into a black hole - when a hitherto-unknown species of space aliens lays waste to your home planet - when disaster rears its ugly head (or heads) - who can you call for faster-than-light appraisals and best-in-the-multiverse customer service? Just one man - Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent. In this latest chapter of his interstellar exploits, Tom is about to deliver a crushing performance evaluation to Jimmy the Intern when the unimaginable happens: The beloved Wendell the Manatee has been kidnapped!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Larry and Adam are a fantastic combination.

  • By john j bonar on 01-25-18

Just excellent fun all around

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-18

I downloaded the first Tom Stranger audiobook as it was offered free to members and I really like the Larry Correia “international monster hunter” books, I am also a big fan of Adam Baldwin as far back as his work in tv shows like x-files, angel and fire fly (he was especially excellent in that show that was cancelled with no good reason whatsoever!!! Apox on the tv executive that made that decision!!!) but back to my review I thought it’s free and it’s larry Correia and Adam Baldwin narrating this has got to be a good bet right ? Well five minutes in I was hooked and when the second Tom stranger book came out “a murder of manatees” I downloaded it immediately and without hesitation. The book is fast paced and gut busting funny adventure, between Stranger’s hilarious concern for “excellent customer service” for his evil space alien customers trying to take over the world and his hapless intern who is just trying to stay alive while trying to impress his boss and not loose his job this audiobook is just fabulous. Tons of tongue and cheek very dry humour and sarcasm so if you don’t like that writing style stay away but for those out there who enjoy that kind of humour you won’t be disappointed in the least. Adam Baldwin’s narration is just top notch and is more like a movie in your head level of performance. So if u like space adventure with lots of pop culture parody buy this book. The only slightly negative thing I can say is it’s too short and oh if your a dolphin activist beware lol! Ok I couldn’t resist that inside joke. Now go and download this book now !!!

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  • The Undead: Part 1

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,018

A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. Part one - days one to three. Howie is at home on a rare Friday night off work when an infection which has rapidly spread across Europe hits his hometown on the South Coast of England. Luck sees him through the first night when many others are taken down and infected, only to rise again as the undead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HOWIE AND DAVE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-30-15

Zombie apocalypse fun and adventure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-17

What can I say zombies, an unsuspecting reluctant hero, blood, guts and English accents!!! What is not to love. No truly all joking aside this was a good solid zombie apocalypse survival story that can stand proud beside others such as zombie fallout/Tartufo and Zomblog or Dead/Brown. The main character is not a soldier or martial arts survival expert he is just a normal guy who finds himself in the middle of some crazy SH$T and has to do what he can to survive. He’s a decent guy so despite being scared out o his mind he does attempt to try to help some other people along the way as well. He seems to survive the first horrible night purely by good luck and some surprisingly quick thinking, he evens shocks himself at what he is able to do to survive. He’s scared and just trying to find his family and get away from the hungry dead that are quickly popping up everywhere as zombies seem to do!!! I luv these stories as I can really put myself in the story and imagine what I would do in the same situation. Escapism at its best people. I call it Zombie apocalypse therapy!!! Try it and see life’s problems seem much less scary if compare then to facing dead coming back to life to stalk and eat us!!! Ok ok enough about my life strategy’s, this story is interesting and fast paced. The story line stays focused on our main character and does not wander which I much prefer to when the author jumps around to different story lines. The narration is good. I mean I consider Wheaton or Porter to be the stellar narrators but this guy Morgan did a very good job and I could believe his was the voice of my main character I was listening to as he fought to survive those first few days of the ZA! In my book if the narrator does not cause any distractions from my enjoyment of the story then they get a pass, by if I can actually listen to their voice and narration and feel as though I am hearing the main character or whoever speak to me than they are definitely doing a very good job as this was totally!!!

  • Strange Weather

  • Four Novellas
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Joe Hill, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,958

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many politics not enough story.

  • By Cody on 01-08-18

Joe Hil you do not stand in Daddy king’s shadow !!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Ok I’m an avid Stephen King fan from for over 30 years. I can remember reading a tattered paperback copy of IT when I was a young teenager thinking it was my bible for life I was literally part of the losers club!!! I must admit I only picked up any joe hill book because I figured “hey daddy king must have helped him some right”. I can’t say I was a huge fan of horns or fireman but they definitely show Hill has inherited the family talent of story telling. But when I saw this collection of short novellas was coming out from Hill I was thrilled. I love horror short story collections. So many little treats all wrapped up in one single wrapper I was literally drooling. No holds barred people these stories are all excellent!!! I will say they do seem to echo king’s novella horror story style to some degree and that is not a negative thing people I mean who is not gonna get advice about writing when your Dad is Stephen King, Yet each story has a twist that is all Joe! They all revolve around a weather theme and may not be straight up horror by they are interesting, chilling and definitely quite original. What can I say about the narration. Wheaton!!! Mulgrew!!! Freakin top notch and the other two narrators who I’m not familiar with where very good as well. I myself think Whil Wheaton is probably one of the best narrators in the biz surpassed only by maybe Ray Porter and they are both so good it’s really hard to say for sure. Anyways I digress lol! Strange weather is worth your credit have no fear. Each story sucks you in immediately and keeps you glued to the very last word. I particularly loved the first story but that was the one Whil W read so I’m probably biased. These stories are all so engrossing I literally missed my exit driving home from work by about 10 miles because I was so wrapped up in listening to the book in my car !!!! I’ve already listened to the first and last story twice each!!! If you enjoyed any of King’s Short story collections then you will love this collection by joe Hill. I promise !!! Get it now!!! If you don’t you are truly missing out on being part of the birth of what will become a truly loved collection of stories!!! Well done Joe, you must be proud Stephen !!!

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  • Night of the Living Trekkies

  • By: Sam Stall, Kevin David Anderson
  • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

Our heroes are dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers but soon find themselves defending their hotel and convention center against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Suddenly, all of their useless knowledge about particle physics and old Star Trek episodes has genuine real-world applications! And while hotel employees and regular civilians are dying left and right, our Trekkies summon strength and courage by emulating their favorite starship-voyaging characters

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Enjoyable

  • By Brian Moakley on 09-11-10

Even non trekkies will love this little gem

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-17

I have to be honest when I first downloaded this book I had huge reservations as I was solely buying this book because it was part of the zombie apocalypse genre to which I am loyally addicted. I came a across this little treasure purely by chance while I was browsing for something that was about zombies but that I hadn’t already listened to a thousand times. I was like zombies and a Trekkie convention WTF!!! Do I dare !!! So I took a chance. Let me assure you it is worth the credit and more. The story centres around a guy who served time in the military and now works as a security guard at a mid range hotel in a typical American city that caters to various fan boy events and conventions, this guy is a likeable and relatable protagonist with faults, flaws and a great sense of humour we can all relate to. The events for the most part play out from his perspective with a few brief moments from some of the side characters. Basically the zombie apocalypse is slowing as innocuously evolving in this city and our main character is going about an average day st work dealing with a hotel full of Trekkie fans and the accompanying hoopla that comes with. Although our guy is not aware of what is happening slowly but surely his military background has his spidy sense up that something is just off about today!! What could it be ??? Lol!!!The Trekkie angle is shown through the main characters perspective and he is not a fan really so his observations of some of the wacky people that attend these conventions while not mean or contemptible are quite hilarious and the book does not exclude or put off people who may not be Star Trek genre fans, the action and plot build slowly with o e little clue after another that tells our main character he should pay attention to his gut and find out what the hell is actually happening. The actual zombies in this story are not completely what we ZA lovers or zombie apocalypse lovers for u newbies have come to accept as the norm for the undead, their is a cool and quite clever little twist on what they are and why it is happening. Don’t get me wrong the story still has plenty of traditional zombie gore and action. The comedy is very tongue and cheek and compliments and carries the plot along very well. You will be immediately hooked into our hero’s adventure as he tries to survive the Trekkie conventions, zombies and his every day at work craziness!!! There is even a little twist in the end that really isn’t seen coming which makes it all the more enjoyable. The majority of the story plays out in the contained environment of the hotel and that plays well to give the listener the feeling of our hero being caught in a trap that he must somehow escape while he still helps those around him. Our main character is resourceful and quick on his feet while not being such a expert tactile spec ops guy that he becomes cheesy and stereotypical of the usual ZA hero’s we all know. The editing and production of the audio is completely acceptable with nothing that is glaringly bad and would distract you as a listener narrator is actually quite good and you can believe this is the voice of our main character we are hearing. I only gave the narrator three stars because I would consider someone like Wil Wheaton or Luke Daniels to be of five star quality however don’t be worried three star narrations in my opinion are about par for the course and do not disappoint or distract for the story. The story is fast moving and does not do that annoying thing where all of a sudden we find ourselves being dragged off into a totally different character and storyline for way too long, to me this breaks up the flow and causes the story to loose its forward momentum. Any deviations from the main characters perspective are brief and serve to increase enjoyment of the book not hamper it. If you love zombies or zombie apocalypse survival stories and are even tolerant of the whole Trekkie thing listen to this book I guarantee you will be doing exactly what I did and find yourself listening to this book many times over !!! Hurry people Click add to my cart now and you won’t be disappointed believe me or u can come to my house and zap with you phaser!!! Only on stun though people lets be reasonable

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,862
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,424

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Catchy little scifi story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-16

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This book was a real nice surprise it jumps into the meat of the story right away bob is a guy in our time who is obviously very smart and decides to signup to be cryogenically frozen after death. He then proceeds to get hit by a car and whammo fast forward about 110 years and bob wakes up lets just say he gets a second chance at life but not in the way he thought would happen. This story has a lot of humour, excitement and human emotion. Bob is a likeable character who I got really invested in and wanted him to succeed. I highly recommend this book. This book has everything a great narrator and great plot line and moves quite fast so that you don't get bored. Just don't get frustrated by the actual science in this book it is really well researched and quite technical at times but it adds to the fanboy taste to this story and I think that is a plus!! You will not regret buying this book it is worth a credit completely, get it now !!!

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  • Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare

  • By: A. C. Crispin
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

He was a child without a past, a Corellian street urchin, abandoned, foraging for scraps of food, when the cruel Garris Shrike whisked him away to join a nomadic band of space-faring criminals. Now, years later, chafing under Shrike's sadistic tyranny, driven by dreams of adventure and glory, Han fights his way free. His goal: to become an Imperial Navy pilot. But first he needs hands-on experience flying spacecraft, and for that he takes a job on the planet Ylesia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciation

  • By Lorraine Baker Mom Do you want To Play with me on 04-04-17

A real treat for Han Solo fans !!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-14

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This book was a real hoot to listen to. I am an original Star Wars fan from way back and loved immersing myself in the world of the rebel alliance and the evil empire. Han Solo really was my all time fav character from the Star Wars universe. This book was like getting a glimpse at how Han became the sarcastic, swashbuckling space smuggler he did. A little romance, lots of spade action, weird space creatures abound and of course that biting Han Solo wit! The narration was excellent and really cool sound effects turn an audiobook into a movie in your head!!

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  • Married with Zombies

  • By: Jesse Petersen
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 874
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 766

A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Meet Sarah and David. Once upon a time, they met and fell in love. But now they’re on the verge of divorce and going to couples’ counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things: the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client’s throat. Meet the zombies....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ear piercing screeches

  • By Liv on 09-30-15

zombie survival with love, laughs and gore!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-13

Any additional comments?

The book caught in the first 15 mins. I was pleasantly surprised to fine how well the author put a zombie apocalypse together with what in fact is a story about a couple struggling in their marriage and questioning whether or not they will stay together. I found the story very entertaining and the narrator did a wonderful job with her voices for each character.

For us ZA lovers or zombie apocalyse for you 'normies' we get our fill of zombie gore and action, with some impressive zombie kills. The humour is indeed dry but works well with the tone of the story. All in all if you like ZA books like me don't be turned off by the title this is far from just a soggy soppy teary love story. Its just excellent fun.

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