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  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,901

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

Love nonviolent Appocyliptic survival

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

When the shit hits the fan, I want to survive and care for family and friends with some dignity and composure. Although, "the end", may not be as bad as predicted, as a prepper myself, I want to know that it might not be as hard and gruesome as others predict or write about. This book of fiction helps me see the other side of bad and cruel and thus allows me to develop my own fantasy of "the end of the world" I love the opportunity to add this story to my litmuss test of "the new world of survival".

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,317

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

then what? My eyes are wide open

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

I listened to this book 4 times, not because of its hellish, ruthless, and so primitive survival ways after a major catastrophe like an electrical magnetic pulse (EMP), but because it really made me think about my own life and how we would survive thrown back into the dark ages. I bring so many life experiences to this scenario (Retired Army Major, advanced nurse, gardener/farmer, mother, wife, and friend), but I cannot imagine living in a world without electricity, fresh water, law and order, medications or a dang grocery store. I was so drawn to listening to this book so many times because I did not want to miss anything; I wanted to imagine myself (and my family and friends) in this world so that I could see where we need to make changes in our current lives to make them more simple, meaningful and capable of surviving any type of catastrophe even if it is for a few month or years. We have come so far with regards to technology, where is the breaking point and what will it take and is it worth the fight to start over or just survive?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,110

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery with Wonderful Characters

  • By Robert on 12-22-08

Too much 'talk'

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

I have tried to listen to this book 3 times and have talked to many others about it; I can’t get past the first or second chapter......too much talk and not enough action for me. I really have to use my brain at work and when communicating with my 5 kids, I just want to escape when I listen, this book does not provide that escape for me....this book is not for me, at least not right now.

  • Agenda 21

  • By: Glenn Beck
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 995

Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK Thriller with an Important Message

  • By J. Johnston on 12-21-12

Interesting plot, however........

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

Reviewed: 05-03-13

I appreciated the idea of how things could be in a very controlling and closed society in an apocalyptic scenario; however, this particular book ends too abruptly. I felt like I fell off of a cliff with no resolution, I really hate stories that end like this, it would not be so bad if there was a sequel but have not seen one. The author had an alternate motive, to prove a point, but I was not able to buy into it even in a fiction kind of way.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tainted

  • A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Ross Pennie
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

When incidents of food supply contamination dominate the news media, two investigators - Zol Szabo, a public health doctor, and Hamish Wakefield, a young infectious diseases specialist - come under immense pressure to find the cause of a mysterious epidemic before more victims show up on the autopsy table. In a race against the clock, the two doctors must navigate the treacherous political minefields of the medical community and the media while the disease spreads.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Rhonda on 05-20-14

Real life combined with extras

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

Reviewed: 05-03-13

I like the real-life or potential real-life "correct" medical plot combined with a little bit of fiction.

  • Kiss of the Highlander

  • Highlander, Book 4
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692

Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he'd ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trashy but fun novel with lots of sex, time travel

  • By Mark on 04-21-12

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-13

I really like a love story with a plot, a good story line and the ability to feel like I am right there in the story. So far, this is my favorite of the Highlanders series by Karen Marie Moning.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fantasy in Death

  • In Death, Book 30
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813

Bart Minnock, founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can’t wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company’s latest top-secret project, Fantastical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Home Run!

  • By Judy on 02-23-10

delightful in life

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

Reviewed: 04-05-13

I do not know who is more brilliant, JD Robb or Kristen Eriksen; JD Robb created real-life characters and Kristen Eriksen brings them to life.

  • Eternal Hunger

  • Mark of the Vampire Series, Book 1
  • By: Laura Wright
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 557

Alexander Roman wants nothing to do with the controlling rulers of his vampire breed or the family he escaped from a hundred years ago. But as a new threat to the pureblood vampires emerges, Alexander's ties to the past are forced upon him again, and without warning, he finds himself - disoriented, terrified, and near death - at the door of a stranger. Dr. Sara Donahue is dedicated to removing the traumatic memories of her patients - like those of the stranger at her front door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Saucy, Sexy & Steamy!!

  • By Lisa on 08-15-13

awesome, I want more!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-11

Mind stealing and sweet. I could not wait to to get the ipod back into my hands and ears to listen......lost a few pounds walking as that what I do when I listen>>>>>

2 of 2 people found this review helpful