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Greg Barthol

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  • The Horizon

  • Arisen, Book 6
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,149

Mission complete, Alpha team enjoys their first chance to breathe and tend to their humanity. But the darkness leaves them alone with their demons - and those who have found love may yet learn that it is fatally incompatible with duty....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting as Ever!

  • By Kimmy A on 06-28-15

hooked..... so, so hooked!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

have used 12 credits through Audible..... binge listening.... great story line...excellent execution

strongly recommend!! more please!

  • Choose Freedom

  • The Boston Brahmin, Book 6
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

When faced with the tough choices necessary to preserve our nation's ideals, I say we choose freedom! With those words, the new American patriots, The Loyal Nine, operating under the specter of their forefathers, undertook the impossible - defeating the tyranny which infected their own government. But first, The Loyal Nine must resolve conflicts between themselves. An old friend arrives and takes up the fight as the insurgency movement of The Mechanics continues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-17

great series..... kept flowing nicely!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

would recommend this book to anyone! hope to read more of his work good luck !!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Hour

  • The Blackout Series, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

Zero Hour continues to follow the obstacles faced by Colton Ryman, his wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world was thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world. A catastrophic solar flare brought with it a blast of solar matter in the form of an EMP, leaving America in darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary Story with excellent characters

  • By kanundra on 04-15-17

fantastic follow up

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

there was perfect continuity from book 1 through book 2.... can't wait for book 3

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 36 Hours

  • The Blackout Series, Book 1
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113

This is not the story of preppers with stockpiles of food, weapons, and a hidden bunker. This is the story of Colton Ryman, his stay-at-home wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world will be thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "Pre-Apocalyptic" book with tons of action

  • By Brian on 09-14-16

VERY WELL WRITTEN....EQUALLY WELL NARRATED

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

looking forward to listening to books #2 & #3. .......... ..... ..... ..... ... ...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 5,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,426

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

usually sequels don't live up to the original..

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

this entire trilogy was brilliantly laid out.....thank you ... the original book described the survival strategies needed.... the second how to defend.... third the political savvy needed to reconstruct.... well done

  • Bugging Out

  • The Bugging Out Series, Volume 1
  • By: Noah Mann
  • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

It came without warning: a microscopic enemy that methodically turned the green Earth gray, decimating the food chain until only the prepared were left. But preparation alone is not enough to shelter Eric Fletcher from the chaos to befall the world as governments fail their citizens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!!

  • By Mr. Jim on 07-12-15

story was good...narration difficult

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

story was good....narration was whiny. ..nasally. .. sounded like a metrosexual urbanite who was about to argue with his boyfriend. about the choice of restaurant he had been lead to. Hardly the type of rugged man who would have been able to survive such a disaster

  • Enforcing Home

  • The Survivalist Series, Book 6
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,273
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,028

Morgan has managed to get through a lot. Having made it back to his family and dealt with the issues of unscrupulous neighbors, he then had to deal with the presence of the federal government and their nefarious activities. But with the help of his close-knit group he prevailed. Life is settling into a familiar routine. And with the help of the US Army, they are starting to rebuild their community. But just when Morgan thinks things are assuming some kind of normal, another surprise lands in his lap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Untouchable

  • By Kaden on 01-28-16

really looking forward to the next trilogy !!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

looking forward to the next trilogy! ! have not been able to find any info on further books in this series

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Surviving Home

  • The Survivalist Series, Book 2
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,188

No electricity. No running water. No food. No end in sight. If life as you knew it changed in an instant, would you be prepared? In A. American's first novel, Going Home, listeners were introduced to Morgan Carter, the resourceful, tough-as-nails survivalist who embarks on a treacherous 250-mile journey across Florida following the collapse of the nation's power grid. Now reunited with his loving wife and daughters in this follow-up to Going Home, Morgan knows that their happiness is fleeting, as the worst is yet to come.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • He made it home... now what?

  • By Jan on 02-16-14

transition between stories

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

Reviewed: 03-26-16

it would be nice if the narrator took a 2 srcond pause when the story breaks from one stoey and goes to another.....would allow for the listener to make the transition

  • Expatriates

  • A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse
  • By: James Wesley Rawles
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 349

If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, would you survive? When the United States suffers a major socioeconomic collapse, a power vacuum sweeps the globe. A newly radicalized Islamic government rises to power in Indonesia, invading the Philippines, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and finally Northern Australia. No longer protected by American military interests, Australia must repel this invasion alone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good one from this up and down series

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 01-07-14

over detailed not for existing,even novice prepper

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

the author seems to feel he needs to describe the complete inventory of a survival department store! It would be far more appealing to have the author mention a product that a character is possessing in as few words possible and have my curiosity piqued enough to then go research said item than have two or more of the characters come out of character, somewhat, and read the product description of an item verbatim. I acknowledge the author's need to write to the level of a novice reader, however even a novice would be bored to sleep as I was !!!! Most people who read this genre have a foundation of knowledge of the tools of the trade and the basic knowledge of how to deploy/employ as needed, we don't need to be spoon fed regurgitated descriptions from an online catalog.

Has Expatriates turned you off from other books in this genre?

not turned off to other books within this genre..... but maybe future books from this author.... his previous books were ok... this one is a bust

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

performance was consistent... well done

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

eh.. if they were there i could not notice them while wading through the quicksand-trap of the over-done descriptions

  • Founders

  • A Novel of the Coming Collapse
  • By: James Wesley Rawles
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 576

It’s the near future, and thanks to a perfect storm of reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, a stock market gone mad, and the negligence of our elected officials, the entire social, political, and economic infrastructure of America has collapsed. Chaos reigns in the streets, medical treatment is no longer available, and a silent coup has placed a dangerous group of men at the helm of a false government. America’s fate is in the hands of those few individuals who have the survival skills, the faith, and the forethought to return this country to the state its founding fathers intended.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the first two not this one

  • By J Bailey III on 09-28-12

choppy & over prostlitizing

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

most of the individual story-lines were simple but good. effective hints/suggestions of survival choices sprinkled throughout. However, the overall composit was disjointed in that the story not only shifted in characters & geographic locations but in time as well.
overt prostlitizing ....could have been better presented as more subtle seed planting than in your face