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  • The Retreat Series

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Craig DiLouie, Stephen Knight, Joe McKinney
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 631

This set includes the first three audiobooks from the Retreat series: Pandemic, Slaughterhouse, and Die Laughing

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By wendy on 06-01-18

great series!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

If you like this series then you should check out the comics called Crossed by Garth Ennis. It's almost exactly the same only more depraved and has great artwork.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • ORBS

  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 348

The year is 2061, and the planet is dying. Cataclysmic solar storms have forced leaders from around the world to finally put aside their differences and agree on one thing - to jump ship. The human race is headed to Mars. Dr. Sophie Winston is hired by New Tech Corporation to test a biosphere deep within the heart of Cheyenne Mountain; a mission she believes will help prepare NTC for the three-year flight to the red planet. But, just days into the assignment, things start to go wrong. When the blast doors hiss open, Winston's team finds a changed world outside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-moving Alien Sci-Fi!

  • By Reviewer R2D2 on 08-04-14

narrator is garbage

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

the story is good, but the narrator is terrible. I'll never listen to another book that uses her as a narrator

  • Generation Z

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

It's been twelve years since the undead hordes swept over the earth forcing mankind to the brink of extinction. We now live like rats, scavenging in the ruins of our fallen civilization as the dead hunt us night and day. There is little left to scavenge, however. Grocery stores were emptied ages ago, gas tanks have long been dry and bullets are so precious that a man is lucky to have two to his name. Still, we survive. But for how much longer? Instinct and love have combined to turn Darwin's theory on its head. The strongest didn't survive in this world. They were the first to die, leaving behind a generation of orphans. It's a generation that's never had a full belly. It's a generation that has no idea what an Xbox did, or what algebra is for. It's a generation of children who never laugh out loud, and who have learned to cry softly because the dead are always near and the dead are always so very, very hungry. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So enjoyable!

  • By Claire on 04-14-18

extremely disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Peter Meredith's Apocalypse series is my favorite Zombie series of all time, but this book was garbage. It played on the fans love for Jillybean, so no real thought went into it since he knew it would sell if it had her name in it. Her turns our favorite character into someone no one can really like. It had good ideas that never went anywhere, 8-10 foot monster Zombies could've been awesome, but they don't do anything. The main characters are from a town with ZERO defenses that somehow managed to survive these huge zombies and all the slavers that plague the land. They talk about "signs" all the time which gets very annoying. The characters from that community have never heard of Jillybean, Capt. Gray, Sadie, Neil, etc. even though it's only been 12 years since the apocalypse started. You mean to tell me that in a world with no real entertainment that the story of a six year old girl who destroyed the most powerful dictatorships in the wasteland wouldn't have spread to everyone everywhere??? She would've become a legend that EVERYONE would have heard of. It's completely ridiculous. The narrator was terrible, the only voice he did that sounded good was Stew's voice, every other voice was extremely annoying. If you still wanna know the story because it involves Jillybean then I would suggest reading the book instead of listening to this audio book. I can't express how disappointed I am with this book, nothing happens, it's all about finding antibiotics.

6 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Apocalypse Revenge

  • The Undead World, Book 9
  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 304

For Jillybean, moments of utter happiness and pure sanity are as fleeting and wonderful as sun-showers at a July picnic. Her time with Granny Annie is one such moment, but as always it ends far too quickly and she is once more thrust back into a world of crushing loneliness and endless despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jillybean is up to it AGAIN!

  • By Tracy P. on 06-11-18

God I love this series

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I love this series. buy it. I need 15 words to leave this simple review and that should do it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,739
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,306

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

amazing book

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

i love this series. i really hope this isn't the end, but if it is, they ended the series in a great way

  • Colony Lost

  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Seven hundred fifty years ago, human colonists left Earth and settled on the moons of the distant gas giant Ghara. Civilization has flourished on Ghara's fertile moons, but humanity's drive to colonize and explore is still strong. Detecting plentiful mineral resources and a rich abundance of alien life on the nearby planet of Selva, the Gharian Colonists mount a dangerous expedition

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Need more books

  • By JASONLAMOUNTAIN on 08-31-17

this is an awesome science fiction book

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

I loved Chris Philbrook's Adrian's Undead diary so when I heard he wrote a military science fiction book I had to listen to it. military science fiction is my favorite genre of book and his Cronenberg style of an alien menace was awesome. I really hope he writes more in this universe

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,773

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An OK end to an otherwise great trilogy.

  • By Okkin on 06-08-16

boring, boring, boring!!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

it usually takes me 2 days to listen to an audiobook, this one took about 2 months. i had to keep coming back to it because i would get really bored and had to listen to something else. the first 2 books were really good, but this one is filled with nonsense just to lead up to a mediocre ending. waste of time and money

  • The Xaros Reckoning

  • The Ember War, Book 9
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,916

The Xaros Masters destroyed Bastion, the Alliance against the alien invaders has failed. Earth stands against the full force of the enemy's unending drone fleets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this series

  • By Margene on 08-31-18

this saga was amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

this is the best military science fiction Saga I've listened to. the reader did an excellent job with the voices and the characters we're great. Standish was my favorite. thank you for actually ending the series, most sagas and series I've listened to don't have an ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Contact

  • Alien Invasion, Book 2
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 730

Find the missing. Fear the found. Three months have passed since the aliens' arrival, but little has changed in the skies. Motherships still hover, impervious to attack and communication. Spherical shuttles ferry about with unclear intentions. But the abductions of select humans have ended, and most of those taken have been returned - dazed, incoherent, and prophesying glory or doom, but home where they belong. Still, nine seemingly unconnected people remain missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait....what just happened???

  • By Rob Thomas on 02-10-16

I hope Raj kills the entire family.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

I like this story a lot but I hate most of the characters personalities. Lila is a stupid whore and her mother is the biggest bitch ever. They treat Raj like shit because they're all hypocrites. I hope he kills them all, but if not, then at least Lila.

  • Tales from the Butcher's Block - Featuring The Witch: Jillybean in the Undead World

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Tales of horror from one of the masters of the genre. Peter Meredith delivers stories that will keep you devouring them one after another. From the Pen - a gift that just keeps on killing, to "The Eyes in the Storm" - a beast that feeds on those who dare to go out when nature is at its cruelest, to "The Haunting at Red Feathers" - a true haunting that has the young couple trapped in the woods with a demonic presence, begging: "Don't let the night catch me here!"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have found a new Author

  • By Lyndenia on 06-07-16

this book was lacking his usual greatness

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

I usually give 5 stars across the board for Peter Meredith books, but this one was lacking. The only stories that where any good are the witch and the pen. the other stories were stupid. he should have just put the witch story at the beginning of his last apocalypse book because this seemed like just a way to make extra money without effort. his other books are awesome though

2 of 4 people found this review helpful