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  • The Beginning of the End

  • Apocalypse Z
  • By: Manel Loureiro
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,939
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764

A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meanwhile, in Spain...

  • By Lesley on 05-10-14

Different

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I have a thing for these end of the world zombie apocalypse stories. The way this is written as a journal was interesting. I found it odd with so many entries in a few hours but I got used to it. Going to go start the 2nd one and see if it keeps me wondering what happens next with the few survivors and Lucullus.

  • Infinite Loop

  • By: Meghan O’Brien
  • Narrated by: Eva Christensen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Regan O’Riley has just about given up hope that she will ever find a woman into shy, geeky programmers. She yearns for a connection, but can't seem to make the first move. Mel Raines knows all about making moves. After a childhood under the thumb of her alcoholic father, she avoids intimacy by drowning herself in fiery, fleeting encounters with strangers. When Regan and Mel meet in a straight bar, of all places, their chemistry is unmistakable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Despite These Problems

  • By Me & My Girls on 12-08-14

Unrealistic

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Where do I start. I was drawn to the stories description of a geeky lesbian, I can relate to that. Regan is like me, a shy geeky gamer who gets dragged out to social investments that aren’t easy to be in. She gets picked up by Mel and “hit it off”. The story is taken place in less then two months and feels completely rushed. I think a lot of this could have taken place in a longer time. That way the roller coaster of I’m yours for ever then I’m not good enough not feel over done in such a short time. Yes lots of sex happens, one seen lost me with a simple word. Its got cute moments too. I actually am in the middle of changing jobs myself so It’s a stereo typical uhal lesbian cliché love story that only happens in stories. But the Geek gets her girl so I have to give some stars for that. Narrator did a good job. Not my favorite book but not the worst.

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  • Wayward

  • Wayward Pines, Book 2
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,535

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Book One

  • By William on 09-24-14

Once again (spoilers)

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

I find myself once again sucked into the world of Ethan and the residences of Wayward Pines. Finding out about his wife and his old boss was a shocker. I wonder she was told she would be with Ethan what lie was she told to shack up with Adam. I hope to find out in the next book. I liked the back and forth from before everyone went to the mountain. You can see what kind of man David really is. You find out who Pam is. You learn what’s taught at school and let me say I said some colorful words when I got to that part. I’ve already got the last book ready to go to see what will happen now.

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,169

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Not hat I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I’m not going to lie I only heard of this book because of the show. I only saw one episode so I didn’t know anything more then that. Wow I don’t want to give anything away. I had to have said wtf is going on a handful of times. I am now about to start the 2nd book to see what’s going to happen next. I highly recommend this.
Might watch the rest of the show now too so I can compare what’s different

  • Season's Meetings

  • By: Amy Dunne
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Catherine Birch is a lonely workaholic who hates Christmas. This year, she is being forced to celebrate with her best friend's family in the Highlands of Scotland. Having missed her flight, Catherine reluctantly ventures on a road trip with beautiful stranger Holly Daniels. Although polar opposites, the intense attraction between them is unmistakable. Just as Catherine begins to think spending Christmas with Holly might not be so bad, a raging snowstorm leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!

  • By Mrs. NY on 11-04-17

Enjoyable story

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

I can't lie at first I couldn't stand the narrators voice but in time I enjoyed her ability to go from each character. She made it easy to know who was talking. I like the story very much and laughed hard at some parts. I have to say this is a great holiday love story.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 203,388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189,519

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

My new forever favorite

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I am kicking myself for having this book for almost two years and just now reading/listing to it. Absolutely brilliant. So many 80's reference brought me back to my youth. The story is written well I got so frustrated at the "villains" in this book. Want to know what I loved about this book?!.....found out and read it you'll know.

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,568

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

I highly recommend this book. I know the next is a bit different but this trilogy is brilliant. Fantastic writing. You grow attached to everyone and go through the roller coaster of their life.

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  • Desire by Starlight

  • By: Radclyffe
  • Narrated by: Sarah Lawrence
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Best-selling romance author Jenna Hardy, aka Cassandra Hart, sprints through life from one appearance to the next, always on deadline, always in demand, always on the arm of a different beautiful woman. She has no personal life, because her entire existence is public, and part of her appeal. She loves the tempo, the power, the thrill until the pace catches up to her and she collapses at a book signing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book but just misses being Great!

  • By zenabuff on 07-24-16

Has potential but

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

I did enjoy the story but I felt it was rushed. Also felt the secret that would be the undoing was over played. I think this could have gone a different way to make it more realistic on how they fall for each other in time and not so quickly.

  • Starstruck

  • By: Lesley Davis
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Actress Cassidy "CJ" Hayes is famous for her role in The Alchemidens, a fantasy show where she plays a kick-ass heroine. Her rising success has brought her quickly under Hollywood's glaring spotlight. It's also gained her the unwelcome attentions of an obsessive fan who wants more than just an autograph.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed!

  • By bywheel@capecod.net on 03-28-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

I am a geek. I love super heroes and fantasies about women who are kick ass heroes too. I also have had a stalker since 1998. In his mind we are meant to be together and I am not a true lesbian because before I realized who I was I dated and was with men. This story brought those fears and feelings I have about my stalker. The love story is any geeks dream come true I absolutely loved this story. I highly recommend it. Also my fiancée calls me her Superman.

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  • Fallen Elements

  • By: Heather McVea
  • Narrated by: Sarah Grace Wright
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Ryan Myers' life is on the fast track with a new career, a supportive group of friends, and an easy going relationship. Then an unexpected death, a diary that leaves more questions than answers, and a few family secrets turn her life upside down. Will Ryan be able to brave the elements and find the joy she has been searching for?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting twist to the story

  • By Tatyana Guidry on 01-17-16

Enjoyed it greatly

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

This is not your normal girl gets girl, girl losses girl, and girl tries to get girl back. Is a story within why I details that lead to some twist and some epic turns. It's more supernatural then sci-fi. It doesn't end when you think it does prologue is part of the ending listen allllll the way. I plan to read the sequel now.