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  • Ravenous

  • The Ravening Series, Book 1
  • By: Erica Stevens
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

The world didn't end with a bang, it didn't go out in a ball of fire and fury, nor did it end in ice. But in some strange way, ice was the end - or maybe it was the beginning of something more. When Bethany finds herself suddenly alone in a world that was alive only moments before, she flees into the streets of her town in search of her family. Panicked by the immobile people surrounding her, she is almost captured by the monsters hunting her until Cade steps in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AT isn't a cute little friend.

  • By Mary on 07-04-18

AT isn't a cute little friend.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I really enjoyed this book. It was totally different than my usual fare. I can't wait to hear the next one. Well done.

  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

Interesting and well thought out

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I rarely write reviews. This book really kept me interested which is quite a feat since it's not my usual genre. I think we all love the idea of being able to interact with dolphins. That was the hook that grabbed my attention in the first instance, but the story was so much more. I don't want to give spoilers so I 'll just say that there are many layers to this wonderful book and I will be buying the next very soon. Use your credit, you certainly won't regret it.

  • The Undead: Part 17

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 121

The battle for survival against the Undead continues. Three weeks of highs and lows, and the group are celebrating their victories and nursing their hurts like never before. They head out once more to a world where the threat comes from an altogether different foe, and in their darkest hour so far, the infection might just be their only ally as Marcy finally finds her role in the team. But will Howie accept it? Will it tear them apart? Will they do the right thing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never disappoints!

  • By pam ricketts on 05-13-18

Just gets better a better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

This is my second favourite series. I love the main characters and the fact that they are fallible and making occasional mistakes that add to their realism. Only Tufo trumps this wonderful group of misfits. I can't wait to start the next one,and am fascinated to see where and how the boy and Gregory fit into the puzzle. Well done Mr Haywood,keep writing please. Also, Mr Jameson is nothing short of astounding.

  • The Specimen

  • By: Pete Kahle
  • Narrated by: Wayne June
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

One month ago, an urban explorer was drawn to an abandoned asylum in the mountains of northern Massachusetts. There he discovered a large specimen jar, containing something organic, unnatural, and possibly alive. Now, he and a group of unsuspecting individuals have discovered one of history's most horrific secrets. Whether they want to be or not, they are caught in the middle of a millennia-old war, and the latest battle is about to begin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Interesting and Different Experience

  • By Mary on 12-20-17

A Very Interesting and Different Experience

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I found this story quite unique. I thought the narration was wonderfully done and the story was perfectly paced. Some may say the back and forward between time periods was difficult but for me it gave the information just when it was needed and in fact added to the story. Well done Mr Kahle, I look forward to a sequel.

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  • The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1

  • By: Kate Morris
  • Narrated by: Andrya Ambro
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

Reagan McClane is a prodigy med school student on the brink of a brilliant career, but the United States and the rest of the world are headed toward total economic and social collapse. And it doesn't take more than a few hours for mass crime, looting, and pillaging to spread across the country like a plague. A brutal attack at her university leads to a fight for her life before Reagan barely makes it home to the safety of her awaiting grandparents and sisters on their family farm in Tennessee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, horrible narrattion

  • By Anthony A Fenton on 06-26-16

Totally ruined by narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I really dislike giving bad reviews. I'd rather say nothing than say something about anothers performance,but in this case the narration made it almost impossible to finish the book. It was like listening to a robot, totally monotone and read rather than performed. I'm not really in to apocalyptic books having too much romance either but in this case it was very much a part of the story. I won't be buying further books. I just couldn't put up with that flat voice again. It annoyed me so much I may return it, because I skipped so much of it.

  • Crusade

  • The Hunt Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: J.D. Demers
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Christian Hunt and the small band of Camp Holly survivors begin their trek west toward Hoover Dam. There, Doctor Tripp believes she and the refugees that have fortified the dam can develop a cure from Christian's blood. Zombies are an ever-present danger, opportunistic humans threaten their very lives, and scabs are evolving into apex predators, with humans on the menu. As if the near impossibility of making it past all of these obstacles wasn't enough, Christian strives to search for his family. Did his parents or sister survive?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I’m Torn On This One

  • By Wade Lancaster on 10-28-17

A solid story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-17

I'm enjoying this series. Two things annoy me though, the first is that after all this time the main characters are still such lousy shots. The second is for the narrator. Please Mr Story , find out the correct pronunciation of foliage. It has become a grinding annoyance in an otherwise good performance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • A Technothriller
  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,387

When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert, he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon. He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan. But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a trip

  • By Christopher on 03-16-12

A bit of fum with some wonderful scary voices

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-17

The narrator was what made this story fun to listen to. He nailed it! Deep and meaningful it was not,but a fun ride it certainly was. Well done!

  • Gray

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107

Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring - except for her. So begins her desperate journey to find water and food and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story - Superb Value

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 11-05-17

Something totally different

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-17

I rarely review but this series really deserves praise. The total devastation described is mind boggling. The writer described it so well that at times I felt like pulling out a blanket to ward off the cold. Nothing was overdone and felt more real because of that fact. The violence and horrific scenes didn't feel sensationalized but rather, truly heart wrenching. The narration was wonderful and I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dystopian stories. I'm glad that I was able to get audio book with all 3 of the books as it made for a perfect listen for a long weekend.

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  • The Undead, Part 14

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

The Undead. The number one best-selling UK zombie horror series. The Undead: Part 14. The second week reaches a thrilling climax as the group face their hardest day yet. A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead Series: A terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haywood is a freak!

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 07-22-17

Straight to the next book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-17

This is one of my favourite series. The contrast between full on gritty, gory blow by blow battle and absolute lunacy of their banter is wonderful. I am totally invested in each and every member of the team. Seeing the characters change and grow is a delight. Can hardly wait to see what the addition of NB brings. Therefore, on to the next book. Thank you Mr Haywood.

  • The Last Zombie Ocean, Book 1

  • By: Michael John Grist
  • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

When the zombie apocalypse hits America, not a soul is left alive. Except Amo. He's a comic book artist. He's a video game world builder. He's just a regular guy living in New York City, with only his wits, creativity, and basic decency to guide him. He's alone against Seven billion zombies. Will he survive?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unique!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-25-16

A love hate relationship

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Would you try another book from Michael John Grist and/or Sean Patrick Hopkins?

Yes and yes.

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael John Grist? Why or why not?

Yes because he obviously thinks outside the box.

What does Sean Patrick Hopkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His performance was perfect for the main character. Any other voice and I don't think I would have made it through the book.

Was The Last Zombie Ocean, Book 1 worth the listening time?

Yes even though there were times I really thought I'd had enough.

Any additional comments?

I really bought the book because I had to know why the comments were so confused. Now I understand why. There were things that just plainly infuriated me. What exactly happened in the beginning? How does someone who writes about zombies know so little about survival type things? No matter how unlikely the zombie apocalypse is theres just no way you could not have the "how would I" thoughts if you write about it. These things and more made me want to throw it in. However, its just so different a story that I just just had to know what happened. I sincerely hope there is another book to answer some questions, and if there is, Lord help me, I won't be able to pass it up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful