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  • The Omega Strain

  • A Mitch Herron Thriller
  • By: Steve P. Vincent
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Meet Mitch Herron: unstoppable assassin and biological nightmare. Herron's business is death and business is good. Though he's an assassin without equal, his latest job is no walk in the park. Fanatics hell-bent on cleansing the planet ambush Herron and turn him into a walking bioweapon. With only days before he's used to spread the most lethal contagion in human history, Herron can surrender himself to quarantine or hunt down the fanatics, knowing he might be the only person who can. The clock is ticking....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Omega strain

  • By MeDi on 04-06-18

Nonstop action.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Mitch Herron, assassin extraordinaire, doesn't know the meaning of the work quit. When his latest mission goes horribly wrong, Mitch finds himself turned into a biological weapon. With his time ticking down, Mitch sets out to finish the job before it finishes him. Fun characters, with an intriguing plot and nonstop action. Tom Jordan's narration is pretty good, though perhaps a tad laid back given the intense story. Can't wait to see what kind of chaos Mitch gets into next.

  • Malefic

  • House of Souls, Book 2
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The move into 889 Morgan Road was supposed to be a fresh start for Joseph Dubois and his family. What they got instead was a nightmare. At night, guttural noises issue from behind the walls, and the family reports seeing a terrifying figure wandering the premises. Desperately seeking someone with experience in supernatural matters, Joseph calls upon his uncle, Marcel. Retired surgeon Marcel Dubois has a special gift: The ability to communicate with his dead wife. Harnessing this gift allows him to plumb the depths of the afterlife and to confront the paranormal. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Buy the Cheap House in a Nice Neighborhood

  • By Spooky Mike on 11-13-18

Another creepy tale.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Ambrose Ibsen delivers another excellent creepy tale. In Malefic, the follow up to The House of Long Shadows (note: you don't have to have read the first book to enjoy this one), a new family has moved into the house from the first book and once again strange things begin to happen, and the family begins to wonder if their house is haunted. Unsure what to do to protect his family, the father calls in his uncle who happens to have some experience with ghosts. From there things really kick in the creep-zone as the uncle settles in an begins his investigation. Great cast of characters with plenty of tension. Really enjoyed the ending and wonder just how/if Ambrose will continue the series.

The book was narrated by Joe Hempel who does an excellent job. He's narrated quite a few of Ambrose's books and his tone and delivery just work so well for these creepy tales. (Yes, that comment is meant as a compliment, lol)

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Long Road to Survival

  • The Complete Box Set: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
  • By: Lee Bradford, William H. Weber
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

After container ships carrying black-market nuclear bombs are detonated in American port cities, millions are killed and the country is thrown into panic. In Greenwood, Nebraska, Paul Edwards learns about the devastating terrorist attacks on the news. As the power grid goes down, his fear is magnified by the knowledge that his wife and daughter are a thousand miles away in Atlanta. When his prepper father-in-law, Buck, insists on being part of the rescue, things go from bad to worse. Paul and Buck have hated each other for years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-20-18

Highly entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I love survival fiction and must say I found Lee Bradford/William Weber's Long Road to Survival set to be highly entertaining. Weber puts his own twist on the genre. The first plays out like many books in the genre with a 'quest' to reunite a family after horrific incident. The journey is kind of like a twisted mismatched buddy comedy road trip as Buck and his son-in-law Paul set off to find Paul's wife and daughter. The two couldn't be more different, and there is plenty of tension and humor in their interaction. Book 2 takes quite a twist, with the story becoming a kind of espionage/conspiracy story. I definitely didn't see this twist coming but I enjoyed the heck out of it. Wish there was another book in the series to see what happened to Buck and the rest. This was just a fun, action packed story, one you could just sit back and enjoy and not have to think too much about. And I mean that as a compliment. If I had to complain about anything I guess I could say that society breaks down a bit too quickly, but honestly that would just be nit picking.

Johnny Heller does a really great job with the narration. His voice and style sounded familiar and sure enough after checking my library I found I had heard some of her work before (How to survive a Horror Movie...and amusing little book) but more than that his voice and narration style also reminded me of Kevin Pierce, who I absolutely love. Also checking audible, I see that he's recorded a ton of books so I know I'll be checking out more of his work in the future.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Self-proclaimed “World's Greatest Thief", Whitney Fierstown, has yet to find a trinket or treasure he couldn't steal. He nearly pulls off the heist of the century by snatching the Glass Crown off the dying king's head until rotten luck throws him into the path of Torsten Unger, a steadfast knight determined to save his vulnerable kingdom. Torsten offers this ultimatum: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition and put his skills to good use.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic start to a fantasy epic

  • By Jamie on 11-20-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Web of Eyes is the opening book of what looks to be an epic series in the making. A dying king, a distraught queen, a kingdom in crisis. I absolutely loved this book. In Web of Eyes Bruno and Castle have crafted an incredible world, with memorable characters (Whitney the their is my favorite), and a tense, action-packed story. And that ending! I can't wait to see what comes next.

As always, Luke Daniels does a spectacular job with the narration. He brings the characters and world to life, and this is yet another example of why he is one of my favorite narrators.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Human Element

  • By: AJ Powers
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The Neuroweb began as the greatest invention since written language. A simple brain implant allowed the user to access information, entertainment, and even pain relief. The Neuroweb was the beginning of a golden age for mankind.... Until it was compromised. Everyone with the implant lost his or her most important commodity: free will. The collective human consciousness was hacked and is now directed by artificial intelligence. Only those without the Neuroweb have a chance of resisting...if they dare. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everybody loves tech until it’s too late

  • By Mary Karowski on 12-04-18

Never really delivers.

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

The concept behind the story is intriguing, which is a shame that it's never actually really explained or even explored all that much. It's a year after the 'purge' and yet we never really learn all that much about this purge. We get vague information about AI being implanted/integrated into everything, including much of the human population, but no real look at what really happened when the AI decided human's time of running things was over. It's a year later and we are introduced to one of the few survivors. We're kind of told that people became drones or sentinels, and yet if that is the case then why does it seem that the entire population has also been wiped out, which is it? The story revolves around two survivors who meet up, but I never felt any connection, never felt I had any reason to really care that much about either, and their journey seemed totally unfocused. I read/listen to a lot of survive fiction and there is always a goal beyond just mere survival, but that wasn't the case here. There never seemed to be any concrete goal. The glimpses we are given of the world definitely got my attention and I wanted to know more, it's just a shame that never happened. I'd consider continuing with the series if I knew the next volume actually went into what happened and showed more of this new world our 'heroes' are in.

As always Andrew Wehrlen's narration was solid and it was really his narration that kept me listening until the end.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Until Nothing Remains

  • A Gun Play Novel, Volume 1
  • By: C.A. Rudolph
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

The United States has experienced its share of turmoil over the years. Although not particularly as war-torn or stricken with genocide and violent crime as other nations, over time, gun violence and terror attacks have become commonplace on American soil. Never before has the United States been subjected to widespread coordinated terrorist attacks, devastating enough to bring the entire nation to its knees. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent twist!!!

  • By Darlene on 10-26-18

C.A. Rudolph does it again.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I am a huge fan of C.A. Rudolph's What's Left of My World series so I was excited to see he was coming out with a new series, and while this series falls into same genre they are quite different, especially when it comes to main characters. No spoilers but for the most part the book focuses on two groups who are dealing with society breaking down as terrorists try to kickoff the apocalypse, one focusing on a badass husband/wife duo, and another on a prepper family. While the two stories don't really intersect until the very end and then only minutely, both are fascinating and I can't wait to see where C.A. takes the story in the next volume. The book in loaded with interesting characters and tons of action.

As always Kevin Pierce delivers a excellent performance, once again showing why he is THE voice of survival fiction.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • The Tatterdemon Omnibus

  • All Three Books of the Tatterdemon Trilogy in One Collection
  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In 1691, the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her, they shot her, they hung her--but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root,flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Trilogy of Scarecrow Horror

  • By Spooky Mike on 10-30-18

Twisted fun.

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

The first 'book' of the trilogy is more of a short story, an introduction to some rather unique residents of the town of Crossfall. Not a place I'd want to visit, especially since old bills are coming due. Loaded with interesting characters, plenty of action, and a slightly twisted sense of humor, the Tatterdemon Omnibus is an enjoyable journey. Rick Gregory does a very good job with the narration.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Beware the Signs: A Suspenseful Urban Fantasy for Magic Fans

  • Twisted, Book 2
  • By: Jo Ho
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

With death on her hands, Marley is haunted by her actions and terrified by her new powers. Christian won't let her forget what she has done, but worst than that, there's the terrifying ghost who keeps coming after her right when she is at her most vulnerable. What does she want with her? After almost causing another terrible accident, Tyler knows they must learn to control their new powers - whatever they are - or risk killing again, but a self-taught lesson doesn't go as planned, leaving the girls more fragmented than when they began.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Paranormal Begins!

  • By bluepits73 on 12-09-18

Episode 2!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

While Beware the Signs is listed as book 2 of the Twisted series, I choose to think of it as episode 2. Jo Ho originally envisioned (and would still like it to become) a tv series, and that's exactly the feel you get from these books. Very episodic. This new book continues the tale of our 4 heroines as they begin to explore their potential powers. You can feel the tension building, and as with the previous book you will get to the end and say what happens next? Bring on the next. If this were to get picked up as a TV show I'd definitely be watching it.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Mad Mick

  • The Mad Mick Series, Book 1
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 230

Conor Maguire nearly lost his daughter Barb when she was three years old, injured by the drunk driver that killed his wife. When the justice system failed him, Conor, the son and grandson of IRA bombers, retaliated against the driver in dramatic and gruesome fashion. For over 25 years, Conor designed and built custom weapons of death and destruction at his compound in the mountains of Virginia. Then a series of devastating terror attacks brought down the United States. Conor and Barb assumed they were safe in their secure compound. Then Barb was kidnapped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mad Mick is fierce!

  • By Darlene on 10-29-18

New series off to a solid start.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

New post apocalyptic series by Franklin Horton? Yes, please. I was already a fan of Franklin Horton's Borrowed World series so I was thrilled to see the he was starting a new series. The Mad Mick is a fast paced, action-packed story that revolves around 3 main characters: Conor Maguire (the Mad Mick himself), his daughter Barb, and Ragus, a young man who is a friend of the family. After Barb gets kidnapped, Ragus sets out to rescue her with Conor following close behind. Even with the focus of the story being centered around the action of getting Barb back, we get real incite into the characters. Definitely looking forward to seeing where Horton takes the series from here.

The book is narrated by Kevin Pierce, who also narrated Horton's Borrowed World series (definitely recommend) and as always he does a fantastic job. For me, Pierce is THE voice of survival fiction.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Haunted Collection Series, Books 1 - 3

  • Supernatural Horror with Scary Ghosts & Haunted House, Volume 1
  • By: Ron Ripley
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

In this collection of three stories, after the brutal murder of his wife, Victor Daniels is thrust into a supernatural world he struggles to comprehend. Seeking answers, he teams up with paranormal expert Jeremy Rhinehart. They race against time to stop a man who’s spreading chaos and violence by way of deadly, haunted objects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-29-18

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I have to say I loved this collection. With these books, Ron Ripley has smashed me of the head with a nostalgia bat (is that imagery too violent?) by channeling the spirit of the Friday the 13th TV series into these books. For those not familiar with the Friday the 13th TV series let me tell you it had nothing to do with Jason or camp crystal lake. No, the series had to do with cursed antiques. While similar but not quite the same (the TV series was a bit corny at times and these books are definitely darker), these books revolve around the retrieval of haunted objects. Great characters, killer storylines (pun intended), and plenty of action. Definitely a series I would and have recommended to fans of the genre. I also think these books would translate great to Netflix. Thom Bowers knocks the narration of the park.

I received a copy of this audio title in exchange for an unbiased review.