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  • The Final Day

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,417

The highly anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen's New York Times best-sellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day immerses listeners once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator didn't ruin it for me..

  • By shelley on 01-04-17

not as good as the first but better than the 2nd

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

not quite as good as the first one but definitely better than the second one. I hate how a lot of the Survival series eventually work their way into Civil War. I'm not saying one way or the other if that would happen, but when I read a survivalist book I like to hear about the survival part...

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156,710
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144,614
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144,456

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

one of the best books ever

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

one of the best books I've ever read or listen to wish I'd heard of it sooner can't wait for the movie

  • Enemies Foreign and Domestic

  • By: Matthew Bracken
  • Narrated by: Mike Kemp
  • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

The story begins on opening day of the NFL season, when bullets begin to rain down upon the upper deck of a packed football stadium. A panic stampede ensues, leading to mass casualties. The alleged sniper is found holding a smoking assault rifle, and is killed by a police marksman. One week later, Congress bans the private possession of all semi-automatic assault rifles. Gun owners are given one week to turn in their semi-automatic rifles, or face a five year mandatory sentence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story if you can get past the performance

  • By B. Lambert on 07-09-13

Holy Crap this is the worst narrator ever!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-14

What did you love best about Enemies Foreign and Domestic?

I was really excited when I saw this available because I started reading this book a while back but didn't have time to finish it. But as soon as I started it, I was wondering if I made the right choice.
I don't know if the author is friends with this guy or what but it sounds like he recorded it on a cassette player. Not to mention there is no feeling what so ever in his monotone voice. I am from the south and have an accent so I 'm used to hearing a southern draw, but not in my audio books.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mike Kemp’s performances?

Not no but H*ll no! This guy is terrible

Any additional comments?

I hope audible starts doing a better job of screening for quality

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

  • By: James Wesley Rawles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,288

America is in the thrall of a full-scale socioeconomic breakdown. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation destroys the value of the dollar, and the population, unprepared for hardship, panics. Practically overnight, the high technology infrastructure and chains of supply collapse and wholesale rioting and looting grip every city. Law enforcement, transportation, electricity, fuel, and medical supplies are all in the past now, as the country staggers beneath its own weight.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Are you a Prepper?

  • By Dennis on 10-22-11

No where near as good as the Patriots

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

Reviewed: 10-17-11

Would you try another book from James Wesley, Rawles and/or Dick Hill?

I am still a Rawles fan, I have listened to Patriots more than once and continue to read his blog. I just wasn't impressed with this one and I hope he really steps it up for the next one.

What could James Wesley, Rawles have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I understand he is a Christian and I respect that, but I wish he didn't have to throw it in every chapter.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I am not at all a Dick Hill fan. He narrated Rawles' other two books and did a poor job on those also. His accents are terrible.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

This book didn't have anywhere near the information Patriots did.

Any additional comments?

There was very little action until the end. There were to many plots going on at the same time, and none were very interesting. Over all it was boring. I have turned of books of the same caliber

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Wild

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book that Never Left Me

  • By Craig Mitchell on 08-07-07

Watch the movie

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

Reviewed: 09-21-11

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Watch the movie. I like Krakauer but he used to much of what is supposed to be Chris's story to tell his own. Watch the movie and you won't have to listen to all that.

What else would you have wanted to know about Jon Krakauer’s life?

Nothing, why is this even a question? This isn't supposed to be Krakauer's biography.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Overton Window

  • By: Glenn Beck
  • Narrated by: James Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 738

A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Could Happen Soon

  • By Cobra0435 on 12-16-11

He tried.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

The story was ok, some of the characters are pretty cheesy. Maybe with a little practice and when he slows down he will get better.

  • Patriots

  • A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse
  • By: James Wesley Rawles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,665

America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking for preppers

  • By Allison on 02-02-13

Great story with good information

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

This book was right up my alley and I can't wait for the sequel, though the narration wasn't hitting on much, he shouldn't have attempted accents. I really liked the story and the way he incorporated real information. I will say some of it went into to much detail (mostly gun descriptions) but I believe he did this for people that don't really know these types of things and are looking to get "prepared".

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,402

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story from front to back

  • By DJM on 07-30-09

Great TEOTWAWKI

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

Spent to much time on building characters, but half way through it got really good. Great story about "the end of the world as we know it".

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Extreme Measures

  • A Thriller
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,187

Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kickass Thriller - With Politics!

  • By F on 10-24-08

Could Mitch take Jack Bouer?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-09

Give me more! If Mitch and Jack Bouer joined forces we would have nothing to worry about.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Third Option

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

When diplomacy has failed and military intervention is deemed inappropriate, our leaders often turn to a silent and dark community for results. This is a course of action not always taken by wise and honorable men. In certain circles it is known as "the third option."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted more

  • By Paul on 01-06-04

Abridged sucks

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-08

Great story, love the spy hero types but I hate that it is only offered abridged. You miss so much.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful