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  • Dr. Zimm's Elixir

  • By: Mike Lee
  • Narrated by: Dale Dudley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

It used to be true that "dead men tell no tales". But Zimm Industries has changed that, forever. Dr. Thaddeus Zimm has come up with a way to bring the dead back long enough for them to tell their stories, and the story the authorities most want to hear is how they died. Who did it, why did they do it, and did they happen to mention where they might be going next?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story. Narration gets better and better

  • By Trenton on 11-13-14

Fun story. Narration gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

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

Yes. It's a fun take on the over done genre of zombie stories

What did you like best about this story?

It's Inventiveness

Which character – as performed by Dale Dudley – was your favorite?

Franky

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Dale Dudley did a great job. I will listen to anything he Narrates.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,597

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

  • By A reader on 05-11-12

Get through the first half and you'll enjoy it

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

Reviewed: 02-28-14

What did you like best about this story?

How grand and epic the world feels

Which scene was your favorite?

Any space travel/combat scenes

Any additional comments?

I was on the verge of giving up on this book. I just wasn't interested in the characters, I'm not sure if it's because there's two authors or not. I just didn't care what happened to them. But half way through it all flipped and I'm so glad I stuck with it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blackout

  • The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Paula Christensen, Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies - and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this: Things can always get worse. Blackout is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that includes Feed and Deadline.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie. Grizzly. Bear.

  • By David on 09-28-13

Trilogy goes off the rails

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

Reviewed: 02-28-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

lose the love story. gross.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mira Grant again?

Yes, first two books were more enjoyable

Do you think Blackout needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, maybe it could get the story back to a normal state.

Any additional comments?

The second half of this book, almost ruined the entire trilogy for me.

  • Deadline

  • The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Chris Patton, Nell Geisslinger
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has. But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By damien cost on 06-13-11

Good follow up to the first book

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

Reviewed: 02-28-14

Any additional comments?

There is a smooth transition into this book from the end of the first, good action and high tension

  • Feed

  • The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Paula Christensen, Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,653
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,650

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed, I cried...

  • By susan on 04-07-11

A new twist on an overdone genre

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

Reviewed: 02-28-14

If you could sum up Feed in three words, what would they be?

Genuine, refreshing, anxious

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Getting into the details of how life is decades after the dead rise

Any additional comments?

This is the best book of the trilogy, and stands on it's own without the other books.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,473
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,174

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Uninteresting but cool concept

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

Reviewed: 02-28-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

fewer one-off stories that don't help move the story

Has American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not at all

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Matt Sweeney

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The voice acting was incredible

Any additional comments?

I'm normally a Neil Gaiman fan, and conceptually this is a really interesting idea for a story. There's just way too much wandering in the story telling. I get that when you create a world that's different from the real world you need to tell stories about the world so the reader understands the "rules". However, there's too many stories about the world that don't pertain the main story. Overall, just too much unimportant minutia.

19 of 25 people found this review helpful