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  • Zombie Rules: Zombie Rules, Book 1

  • By: David Achord
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

Rick, an aging Vietnam veteran, alcoholic, and prepper, convinces Zach Gunderson that the apocalypse is on the horizon. The two of them take refuge at a remote farm. As the zombie plague rages, they face a terrifying fight for survival. They soon learn, however, that the walking dead are not the only monsters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • JUST BECAUSE I'M CRAZY, DON'T MEAN

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-01-16

Who wrote this crap!?!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

What disappointed you about Zombie Rules: Zombie Rules, Book 1?

Horrible story line, as if a 13 year old boob infatuated boy wrote it.

What was most disappointing about David Achord’s story?

The poor plot line, the main character's stupidity when dealing with the female characters.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator seemed as bored and frustrated as I did listening.

What character would you cut from Zombie Rules: Zombie Rules, Book 1?

They all sucked.

Any additional comments?

Really, the author needs to grow up and quit stereo typing women.

10 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

  • Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,525
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,529

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why not just enjoy

  • By Rebecca on 07-24-09

Simply awful and frightfully boring!!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-13

Would you try another book from Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen and/or Katherine Kellgren?

No

What was most disappointing about Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen ’s story?

It was very boring, could not get into any one character, all seemed to run into each other....yuck!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Serious disappointment, cannot finish listening

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money or time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 'Til Death Do Us Part

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 6
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,930

BT, Gary, and Mrs. Deneaux race to the Talbot compound in a desperate bid to turn the tides of a lost war. Is Michael dead? This is the question plaguing the Talbots as they prepare for the final showdown with a merciless enemy hell-bent on their absolute destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series Back on Track

  • By Theodore on 01-27-13

Not dissappointed at all!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-13

If you could sum up 'Til Death Do Us Part in three words, what would they be?

Really Good Story!!

What other book might you compare 'Til Death Do Us Part to and why?

The five books leading up to this one!

Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, many of them and he reads them the best.

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

Yes, most definitely. I had to pace myself to make it last as long as possible and then when I finished I started over and listened to it again and enjoyed it just as much.

  • Conquest

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

And so the end begins.... Mike joins forces with an unlikely alliance in a desperate attempt to head off humanity's mass extinction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost as good as the Fallout series

  • By Ryan on 05-07-13

Great ending.

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

Reviewed: 03-17-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Conquest to be better than the print version?

I would imagine that Sean Runnette's performance enhances the written word.

What did you like best about this story?

Mike Talbot being Mike....I like that.

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

Everything.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Parts made me smile, others not so much.

  • The Spirit Clearing

  • A Michael Talbot Adventure
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritually deep and moving

  • By Amanda H. on 01-28-13

Kinda dissappointing.

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

Reviewed: 03-17-13

What did you like best about The Spirit Clearing? What did you like least?

What I like best is Sean Runnette's performance. The story was not so great and kinda boring in places.

If you’ve listened to books by Mark Tufo before, how does this one compare?

I love Mark Tufo books! This one seemed so very different. Actually it would have been better if it was about someone other than Michael Talbot. I have all the MT series and in this one his character was totally different. I didn't recognize him and therefore couldn't picture his face in my head.

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

Sean is the saving grace to this story.

Did The Spirit Clearing inspire you to do anything?

No.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Apocalypse of the Dead

  • By: Joe McKinney
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

And the dead shall rise... Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves. A feast for the dead. And the living shall gather... One boatload of refugees manages to make it out alive - but one passenger carries the virus. Within weeks, the zombie epidemic spreads across the globe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wow and good grief.

  • By Shannon on 10-20-12

Wow and good grief.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-12

What would have made Apocalypse of the Dead better?

The ending was so ridiculous, way too Jonestown, and really? when does freakin' pervy pedofile behavior fit into a zombie book?.....NEVER...Felt like the author was reaching and not grasping.

Has Apocalypse of the Dead turned you off from other books in this genre?

Oh heck no, I love good zombie stories....trouble is they are few and far between.

Which scene was your favorite?

didn't really have one.

What character would you cut from Apocalypse of the Dead?

They were all pretty pathetic and predictable

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your credit.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Odd Apocalypse

  • An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,689
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,697

Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-01-12

Love Odd, not so much this story.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

Would you listen to Odd Apocalypse again? Why?

I probably will. I usually listen to all of them twice.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Well, by the time I got to the ending, I was kinda glad it was over. This was not my favorite Odd adventure.

What about David Aaron Baker’s performance did you like?

I love DAB, he IS Odd Thomas. He always does an outstanding performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really, as stated earlier, a little bummed about this one.

Any additional comments?

It's still decent of course, after all it is Odd Thomas!!

  • Survivors

  • The Morningstar Strain, Book 3
  • By: Z. A. Recht, Thom Brannan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,098

Survivors is the all-new soul-shattering climax to the postapocalyptic trilogy, featuring a deadly virus, military action, global devastation - and zombies. A lot can change in three months: Wars can be decided, nations can be forged...or entire species can be brought to the brink of annihilation. The Morningstar Virus, an incredibly virulent disease, has swept the face of the planet, infecting billions. The infected hosts rampage, attacking anything that remains uninfected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I hoped for but still good

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 03-03-14

This was good.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

Would you listen to Survivors again? Why?

Most likely, but I usually listen to my stories twice.

Who was your favorite character and why?

None really

Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

All the same

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

not really, kind of neutral

Any additional comments?

It was good, but I'll have to relisten to the entire series again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Zombie Fallout 5

  • Alive in a Dead World
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,087

In the latest installment of Mark Tufo's zombie fallout series, Mike Talbot and his family continue their fight for survival as Eliza plots their demise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Feels like Tufo was Stalling

  • By Theodore on 01-16-13

Great episode!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I definitely would recommend this book. If you follow Mike Talbot and associates, you have to listen to this one!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mike as always, followed by BT as a close second.

Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

All the Mark Tufo books read by Sean Runnette. He makes the story come alive.

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

Yes! I almost did.

Any additional comments?

Just waiting for the 6th installment now. The story was great but left things unfinished, so I can only assume there will be another episode to this story.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Rise Again

  • A Zombie Thriller
  • By: Ben Tripp
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 540

Filled with adventurous human drama-and shocking inhuman horror - Rise Again is a vivid and powerful debut novel of the zombie apocalypse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A zombie story that has real people in it.

  • By crazybatcow on 02-28-15

Really good!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-12

I liked this story because the characters were real. It wasn't all happiness and some of the characters that seemed very significant didn't make it. So even though they died, they were given rich descriptions so you end up liking them just to lose them. That's a little more realistic to me.