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  • The Apocalypse Crusade Day 4

  • War of the Undead
  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Erik Johnson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

As if a zombie apocalypse wasn't bad enough, the country is also in the throes of a second Civil War. Massachusetts has closed its borders to everyone, including the 101st Airborne Division and five million desperate refugees. It's an act of rebellion that the President won't stand for, and with nuclear missiles flying by the hundreds in China, he mulls the idea of using nukes on American soil for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the day by day premise

  • By Tim on 12-09-17

love the day by day premise

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Fantastic series for the zombie fan. I wonder how long it will go. Can't wait for day 5 or maybe day 500!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wolves

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,246

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

  • By Billy on 09-04-16

A masterwork of appocalyptic fiction

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

DJ Molles really stepped up his game with Wolves. An excellent apocalyptic story with no zombies. How about that!!
Christian Rummel delivers another outstanding performance.
I'll put Wolves on the same shelve as Cannibal Reign by Thomas Koloniar.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Undercover

  • My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America
  • By: Jack Barsky, Cindy Coloma
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499

One decision can end everything...or lead to unlikely redemption. Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Chad J Cargill on 03-30-17

The spy life

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

What did you love best about Deep Undercover?

A fantastic story of a Russian spy's life. How he changes and evolves. His day to day life unfolding. It's interesting what the Russians did and didn't know about American life and how to be American. The ending will catch you off guard.

What does Stephen Bowlby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I've listened to a lot of books and I hadn't heard of Stephen Bowlby. He did an outstanding job.

Any additional comments?

I really liked this book and felt Jack Barsky is a good guy, who got caught up in something he was to young to grasp.

  • AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

  • By: David Miller
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,717

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but severely lacking.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-13

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Great book, very insightful. Thanks for writing it. I was right there with you.....if only!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Enhanced Interrogation

  • Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America
  • By: James E. Mitchell Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Ryan Rennot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

In the dark days immediately after 9/11, the CIA turned to Dr. James Mitchell to help craft an interrogation program designed to elicit intelligence from just-captured top al-Qa'ida leaders and terror suspects. A civilian contractor who had spent years training US military members to resist interrogation should they be captured, Mitchell, aware of the urgent need to prevent impending catastrophic attacks, worked with the CIA to implement "enhanced interrogation techniques" - which included waterboarding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, and easy to listen to.

  • By Bobby Ackerman on 01-30-17

Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

Well written and engaging. The depth and detail of the book is surprising. Loved it, great narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,122

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-27-16

What did you love best about Hell Divers?

Wow ...another hit right on the heels of Extinction Cycle. Hell Divers is a creative and vivid apocalyptic story. Can't wait for book 2

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

R C Bray is one of the best

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Nemesis

  • Arisen, Book 8.5
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,719

Between the fall of man and the arrival of the JFK, the Horn of Africa is a battleground. Salvation. Vengeance. Vanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have to give it to the author

  • By Stan Waddell on 06-14-16

Great as usual

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

Another greart Arisen story. Really liked the stand alone story that ties in neatly at the end.R C Bray is brilliant, can't wait for Vol. nine

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Triple Agent

  • The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA
  • By: Joby Warrick
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

In December 2009, a group of the CIA’s top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double-agent who infiltrated the upper ranks of al-Qaeda. For months, he had sent shocking revelations from inside the terrorist network and now promised to help the CIA assassinate Osama bin Laden’s top deputy. Instead, as he stepped from his car, he detonated a 30-pound bomb strapped to his chest, instantly killing seven CIA operatives....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great modern history story

  • By Melissa on 08-11-11

Gripping & Engaging

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

Reviewed: 09-15-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, Provides a lot of insight to the workings of the CIA that I've not read before.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Triple Agent?

Can't say....It would be a spoiler. Even though you know the general story and what ultimately happens

Have you listened to any of Sunil Malhotra’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Narration is excellent but a little fast in a few places. There is a lot of detail provided and a lot to take in.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, finished this book in 2 sittings

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to his next book "Black Flag", which comes out later this month

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Predator One

  • A Joe Ledger Novel, Book 7
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,298

On opening day of the new baseball season, a small model-kit airplane flies down from the stands and buzzes the mound, where a decorated veteran pilot is about to throw out the first ball. The toy plane is the exact replica of the one flown by the war hero. Everyone laughs, thinking it's a prank or a publicity stunt. Until it explodes, killing dozens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maberry needs to get Ledger back to his roots.

  • By Marcus on 04-28-15

Fantastic !!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

Would you listen to Predator One again? Why?

Will listen to again because it was that good. One of the best in the series. I do know how Maberry does it. Can't wait for the next one but I suppose that will be next year.

What did you like best about this story?

Joe Ledger and Echo team are back and kicking ass.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

Performance was one of the best in the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Target America

  • Sniper Elite, Book 2
  • By: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554

When Chechen terrorists manage to smuggle a Cold War-era Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border, the president is forced to reactivate the only unit capable of stopping them: Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon and his brash team of SEALs and Delta Force fighters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldnt put it down! I had to know

  • By Nina on 06-19-14

Exciting, non stop thrill ride

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

Reviewed: 09-26-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes and his first book "Sniper Elite"

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gill Shannon

What does Brian Hutchison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He bring the characters to life. One of the best narrators that I've heard.

Any additional comments?

One of the best books of this genre. A quality production, can't wait fir his next book !!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful