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  • The Apocalypse Outcasts

  • The Undead World, Novel 3
  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

There are no happily ever afters in the new Undead World. There are no vacations or time-outs or do-overs. There's only the endless daily grind of living or the shockingly horrific fact of death that hangs over every living creature left on the face of the earth. For some, that death lies in a single mistake or a moment of bad luck, or simply in fate. For others, that hard death hounds them day and night, relentlessly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grim But Good Zombie Story

  • By S Atherton on 10-26-15

Three times speed

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

I enjoy somebodies zombified stories chronicling the end of the world as we know it. But in this ragtag band of survivors, when the 7 year old is the only one that is capable of solving dilemmas. And when everyone is stuck and they start lamenting that they are not able to think like the precociously brilliant adolescent...I guess my suspension of disbelief can only go so far. Three and half times speed? Would have been better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,506

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the credit

  • By Magnus on 06-03-17

I would read it again

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

I really enjoyed it. It was not my typical epic Fantasy OR space opera SciFi, but the development of the character and places was very appealing. I consider it an interesting hybrid of Follet's Pillars of the Earth and Weber's Safehold Series. I would read this again.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,322

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

I kept on waiting for the story

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

I typically enjoy his work, but for me this read more like a technical journal than a true story. Sorry, I really wanted to like it but instead ended up fast forwarding the last 10 hours. I think this would have been a better story to read the hard copy.

13 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Warbound

  • Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,186

Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Started Strong-Finished Strong

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-07-13

I was extremely satisfied!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-15

This is a review of the series. The three books are clearly a single story arc divided into three big chapters. Each chapter installing that desire to turn the pages faster to get to a very satisfying end. As with all such satisfying reads, I did not want it to end. But end it did and if there are no more, that is probably for the best since I am unsure how Mr Correira could make the series even better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Theft of Swords

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 22 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,163

Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And I didn't think I liked fantasies...

  • By AudioAddict on 09-27-13

An amusing read

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

A quick and fun read. There is enough here to make me want to continue reading the series. I think that is a testament in itself - that there is some entertainment value here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Decision

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,330

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Daemon/Freedom, but still good Thriller

  • By T. Menefee on 07-21-12

I like this Author!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-12

This is the third book from Suarez, and it continues to be a pleasure. I like the fact that he is able to produce stand alone novels that are able to set the stage, draw me and leave me wanting more by the time I get to the final page. I will continue to look for more from this author in the future. Great Read!

  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

  • By: Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 60 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945

One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book that Made Me a Better Person

  • By Coalition Deadboys Podcast on 03-29-13

My Favourite SHOW of all time.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-12

I was very attracted to the idea of reading the book. I am writing this at a point where I am just halfway through. I am enjoying the core story where the focus is on the central characters. However, the history associated with the story (giving us great context) is often a bit too unrelated for my current attention span. So I currently have mixed feelings about this classic. I do not regret reading this, but I have to admit that I have not listened to every single word.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,778

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WINNING UGLY IS STILL WINNING

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-13-16

For Fans of Harry Dresden - this is a sure winner!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-12

I really enjoy the action packed and witty nature of the Harry Dresden novels. I found the style of this book very similar. For those of you who who wander how your pragmatic dog might react when faced with Witches, Gods, Vampires and Ghouls - Oberon (the Druid's dog) gives a grreat impression. Despite my comparison to Dresden, the Iron Druid definitely stands out as an unique series. I would recommend probably reading the entire Dresden series and then coming to this, as you might confuse some of the back story. I look forward to reading some more adventures of Iron Druid.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Beat

  • The Dresden Files, Book 7
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,919
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,902
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,833

When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation, unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish it was about 20 hours longer

  • By Dan on 04-18-12

It just keeps on getting better

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

Reviewed: 03-30-12

Another Dresden book that spirits me away from the real world during my commute. Very easy to come back and the single character perspective makes this a very easy read.

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,369

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drop Dead and get back up great.

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-03-12

There is something contagious about these Zombies

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

Reviewed: 03-24-12

I am not sure what it is . . . but lately I have been on this Zombie kick in my literary choices. I think it is mostly due to great reads like this. This is the first in the series and even though I like to mix up my reading between scifi, fantasy, real science, and so on . . . authors like Maberry make that a difficult pattern to keep as I just keep coming back for my Zombie reads.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful