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  • Breakers, Book 4
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944

When the plague came, federal agent Ellie Colson fled into the Adirondacks with Dee, the daughter she barely knew. They began a new life as subsistence farmers, isolated from the fall of the world. In the six years since, a small community has arisen from the ashes. Dee is grown up. She's engaged to Quinn, a young man from across the lake. And she's being hunted. Strangers are spying on the farms at night. Dee's harassed by a spurned suitor. One of Quinn's dogs turns up dead. Drawing on her old skills, Ellie launches an investigation of the locals.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn...Disappointing Follow-Up

  • By SteveK on 03-08-16

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

First off you should read book .5 or else none of the characters will mean much at all to you and that was my biggest problem with the book is that I didn't really care about Lucy or Tilly and I wasn't sure why I should care about them. I get that Ellie and Dee are searching for someone and Lucy is searching for Tilly and I care about Ellie and Dee from book .5 but why is Lucy and tilly's story important to anything? Spoilers ahead none of the characters from either story meet up and it's not really clear if Lucy's war helps Ellie and Dee and Lucy dies and Tilly goes back to Florida big whoop. It was nice to see what happened to Ellie and Dee but that's about it, however I do still want to read the rest of these books I'm just wondering if the alien virus was just a unique gimmick to lead into a apocalypse story as the alien threat was taken out rather quickly.

  • The Breakers Omnibus

  • Books 1-3 and Prequel Novella
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 42 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271

Books 1-3 and the prequel novella of the Breakers series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I downloaded this one.

  • By Stevie Havoc on 11-16-15

Great original story with so so naration

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

What did you love best about The Breakers Omnibus?

Really original and engaging story. It plays like a standard plague story and quickly takes a hard left.

What did you like best about this story?

The character dialogue is well written and more realistic.

Did Ray Chase do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes and no. Man vs. women was fine, but the younger characters were way easier to distinguish between than the adult characters. Basically, all adult characters sounded really similar and sometimes I would find myself losing who I was listening to.

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

The twist is really good and the dialogue made me laugh a lot.

  • The Mountain Man Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,865

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, keeps you engaged

  • By Steve on 07-30-15

Well done and original

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

I'm really into zombies and this was a really good listen. The characters are relatable, funny and felt more grounded in comparison to other zombie books. my only real complaint is that the narrator was a little monotone and most male and female characters sounded the same. All in all I enjoyed this and hope there are more to come.

  • Skeleton Crew

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Matthew Broderick, Michael C. Hall, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923

The master at his scarifying best! From heart-pounding terror to the eeriest of whimsy - tales from the outer limits of one of the greatest imaginations of our time! Trucks that punish and beautiful teen demons who seduce a young man to massacre; curses whose malevolence grows through the years; obscene presences and angels of grace - here, indeed, is a night-blooming bouquet of chills and thrills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book Full of Bones to Unearth…

  • By Mike L Lane on 07-25-17

Not as good as I hoped.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not because a majority of the stories are either pointless or boring.

Would you recommend Skeleton Crew to your friends? Why or why not?

I would not because a majority of the stories are either pointless or boring.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Everything. All the narrators were great especially Paul Giamatti, Michael C. Hall and even Stephen King.

Was Skeleton Crew worth the listening time?

Unfortunately no. I only really enjoyed a few of the stories.

Any additional comments?

I can't remeber how many total stories there were but I would say that I only enjoyed a third of them so lets say 6 of 18.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ashley Bell

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,061

Who is Ashley Bell? From number-one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz comes the must-listen thriller of the year, perfect for listeners of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Brilliantly paced, with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious storyline, Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truthful review

  • By Christina on 01-11-16

pretty good but predictable.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

So one of the biggest plot twist is totally predictable as the author just lays it out. So when the character has the revelation it was no big deal because we already knew what it was spoiler that she was in a coma. Don't know why he didn't just string that along untill the character discovered the traumatic event that happened to her as a child.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,403
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,249

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

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

Where does The Martian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a good book, however it has a lot of technical data I mean a lot. While the main character talks to the reader it's really funny and very believable, but when he goes on in long detail about how he has to convert something into oxygen it gets pretty bland. I guess if your ever stuck on mars this would be your survival guide. I did enjoy the book on a hole.

What other book might you compare The Martian to and why?

It doesn't really compare to other books it's pretty unique I read a lot of sci-fi and can't think of anything to compare it to.

What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The inflection and delivery of his lines where perfect I laughed out loud a couple times because he said something I would have said in the same situation.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Probably when the crew finds out they left him behind and then they start to communicate with him that was pretty powerful.

Any additional comments?

Good book.

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,610
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,601

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Awesome book creepy as hell

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

What did you love best about NOS4A2?

Kate Mulgrew her voices of creepy little kids and the main bad guy will send shivers down your spine.

What did you like best about this story?

It's originality it has a lot of elements that represent horror and thrillers but with a unique take on them all.

Which character – as performed by Kate Mulgrew – was your favorite?

Actually all of them seriously she was one of the best narrators I have ever listened to.

If you could take any character from NOS4A2 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Vic or Hunter they seems sexy as hell.

Any additional comments?

This book was amazing. If they made it into a movie and did it correctly this would be the scariest/creepiest movie ever made.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Story

  • By: Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067

For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past - and get away with murder. Peter Straub's classic best seller is a work of "superb horror" ( Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time - and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story! The Best of Peter Straub

  • By Jaimie on 07-17-12

Hard to rate

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

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

Yes and no over half the book is a little boring. I think the way the story lines were put together leaves too many slower parts together.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ghost Story?

I guess when the female antagonist is playing mind games with the main characters.

What three words best describe Buck Schirner’s voice?

The same always. He does a really good old guy/ old lady but all the characters sound the same for example the 18 year old high school kid sounds just like the 80 year old lawyer.

Was Ghost Story worth the listening time?

I guess not I have read other stories that are similar in plot that tied everything together better.

Any additional comments?

It's a hard one to get through. If it wasn't for me read Steven Kings review of it I would have stopped about a quarter of the way through and got my credit back.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,923

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! I didn't think it was slapstick at all!

  • By coreybeth on 04-22-12

Freakin sweet

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

What did you love best about Zombie Fallout?

The main character is super relateable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Zombie Fallout?

In the beginning when the zombies come.

Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

Mike Talburt

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

This movie won't suck.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful