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Drew (@drewsant)

Watertown, MA, United States
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  • Star-Spangled Apocalypse

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

A Texan. A day-tripping yogi. A world on fire. Amazon best-selling author Harmon Cooper delivers again with this cautionary tale of friendship, addiction, paranormal encounters, and the possibility of redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Say can you see, by the bomb's early light . .

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-16-18

Tons of fun

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I’m super glad I did too. This hilarious tongue in cheek drug and alcohol fueled romp through what the main characters think is the apocalypse. What happens next is fun and humorous. The characters are wild and crazy and add to the enjoyment of the story. While the story lacks what I would normally consider a plot, the journey is good enough to overcome this. The writing is great and I really enjoyed this book.

The narrator does a great job with all the characters and bringing them to life. She really added to the enjoyment of the book!

  • Defeat's Victory

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,247

In this explosive conclusion to the Indian Hill series we find Mike, Tracy, Drababan, BT and the entire crew of the now destroyed USS Guardian hurtling through space, head on into their destiny. But will it be the one they seek or the destruction of all they know and have ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond beautiful

  • By Anonymous User on 01-10-18

Another great one for the series

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Another great Indian Hill tale. I like the way that the author wrapped up the series (something I think he should have done with Zombie Fall out a while ago). It felt complete and left some room for him to come back to it in a few years if he wishes. The one question that I should have asked earlier was how BT is back? Didn’t he die in the first book? 😊

As always Sean Runnette does a brilliant job with the narration.

  • Chaos Theory

  • Zombie Theories Series, Book 1
  • By: Rich Restucci
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

The world has fallen to a relentless enemy beyond reason or mercy. With no remorse they rend the planet with tooth and nail. One man stands against the scourge of death that consumes all. Teamed with a genius survivalist and a teenage girl, he must flee the teeming dead, the evils of humans left unchecked, and those that would seek to use him. His best weapon to stave off the horrors of this new world? His wit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hate Zombies. So this book was great.

  • By Steven on 11-13-16

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

A fun zombie tale that focuses on the characters rather than a ton a zombie gore (ok it as a bit of that too). The voice in which this story is told in his journal is great with a bit of humor mixed in. The story moves along at a good clip and keeps the reader wanting more. Overall the book was fun and I can’t wait to move along in the series.

The narration is good although it's mostly just reading.

  • The Cleaner

  • John Milton, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 948

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really fast paced and good story

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-11-17

Not what I thought it was

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I thought this was going to be a spy thriller (like the Gray Man series) turned out to be a commentary on the inner city and underserved youth of London. While the writing is good I just couldn’t get into this book as it wasn’t very engaging nor very suspenseful.

  • Victory's Defeat

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,258

Beth, forever fanning the flames of tension and dissension, has the Stryvers, the Progerians, and the entire human race on the brink of annihilation. It is up to Michael Talbot, BT, Drababan, and the United Earth Marine Corps to stave off this extinction event, along with General Ginson aboard the outgunned, outmanned, and nearly crippled USS Guardian. Is it too late, or can it all still be saved?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tufo is the best!

  • By Trucking david on 06-06-17

6th verse sames as the first (five)

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Another Indian Hill novel follows the same blueprint as others in the past, Mike forms and unlikely alliance, does some crazy stuff and barely gets out by the skin of his teeth. Rinse and repeat. The ending left something to be desired as it leaves you on a cliffhanger but the addition of information related to D’s history at the end was nice. I’m sure I’ll be moving on in the series just to find out where Mike ends up next.

Sean Runnette does a wonderful job bringing the story to life as usual.

  • Defiance

  • By: William H. Weber
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

A month has passed since a deadly virus swept the country killing millions, and leaving chaos in its wake. Dale Hardy has managed to weather the storm by hunkering down on his homestead in Arizona. He grows his own crops, generates his own power, and draws fresh water from his own deep aquifer. But when a nearby town's water supply dwindles in the searing Arizona heat, Dale's peaceful existence is threatened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is nowhere like home

  • By Brian on 09-27-16

Stereotypical

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

‘Defiance’ is a typical post-apocalyptic tale which has been repeated a number of times. The story doesn’t really have a plot, for the most part the characters are just on their property getting it ready to defend. The writing I a bit plain without much description so you’re not able imagine the setting in your mind’s eye. Finally, the ending is a cliffhanger which bothers me. The book was short enough where it could have been extended instead of leaving the reader to move on to the next book to complete the story, which is one of my pet peves.

The narration is like the writing, a bit stale and generic, not bad but not good. Maybe the writing is affecting the way I think about the narration or vise versa, I'm not entirely sure.

  • Stiff Arm Steal

  • Miami Jones Florida Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: A.J. Stewart
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The prize possession of former football hero, part-time media personality, and full-time blowhard BJ Baker has been stolen from his palatial Palm Beach home. Baker has called in the mayor, the police, the sheriff, and everyone else he can co-opt into the search. But if he really wants the person who can find it, one name keeps coming up: Miami Jones. Problem is, he can't stand Jones. And the feeling is mutual.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great time

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 05-30-18

A great time

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

From start to finish ‘Stiff Arm Steal’ will keep you entertained and guessing who done it. The characters are interesting and fun and the writing is good! The plot keeps it interesting and moves at a good clip to keep you wanting more. If you’re looking to escape to the Florida heat and want a smart detective, Miami Jones is your man!

The narrator does a great job bringing the story to life and really added to the enjoyment of my story!

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,304

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

Tons of fun

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

I found ‘Private’ to be an interesting and engaging mystery. The characters are complex and the plot moves along at a good clip to keep you interested and engaged. The writing is descriptive and really made me feel as if I was coming along for the investigation. I found myself wanting to continue so that I could find out what happens next.

The Narrator does a great job with the characters and really helps bring them to life and added to the enjoyment of this story.

  • Bed, Breakfast, and Bones

  • A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery
  • By: Carolyn Dean
  • Narrated by: Gail Hedrick
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

Amanda Graham inherited a rundown bed and breakfast, a starving cat, and some dead guy who's buried in her garden! What should've been a simple remodeling project and a new business in a small Oregon beach town winds up with her uncle named as the number-one murder suspect, a slew of odd neighbors and problematic townspeople, and Amanda wanting to just sit down and eat her weight in chocolate pie.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute First Mystery But Reader Was Poor

  • By Valerie L on 01-12-17

Good if you like Cozy Mysteries

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

‘Bed, Breakfast & Bones’ is a nice little cozy mystery. The writing was a bit plain, but the characters were fun and interesting and I liked the plot. The who-dun-it kept me guessing the whole time. Overall it’s a nice little book if this is your genre.

The narrator was good, not great and not bad.

  • Ghostly Paws

  • Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Leighann Dobbs
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 698

Middle age can be murder.... At least that's how it seems to former crime journalist Wilhelmina Chance, whose near-fatal accident has given her a strange side effect: She sees ghosts. After a messy divorce sends her fleeing back to her hometown of Mystic Notch, nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Willa finds herself haunted by the tenacious ghost of the town librarian, who insists Willa solve her murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun cozy with ghosts and cats

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 01-15-16

Too simple for me

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I wasn’t a fan of ‘Ghostly Paws”, I felt as if the writing was a bit too simple even if the characters are interesting. The other thing that bothered me was the existence of a group of good magical cats working to do good in the world. First off this seemed just silly and second the author pretty much says this much then it’s not really part of the story after that! I guess that I’m just not a fan of cozy mysteries that don’t have much humor in them.