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  • Level Five

  • By: William Ledbetter
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748

In Level Five, the debut near-future thriller by Nebula Award winner William Ledbetter, AIs battle for dominance, and nanotechnology is on the loose. And all that stands in the way of the coming apocalypse is a starry-eyed inventor who dreams of building a revolutionary new spacecraft and an intelligence agency desk jockey faced with the impossible choice of saving her daughter - or saving the world. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A firm 4 stars.

  • By Tony on 07-20-18

A firm 4 stars.

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Overall this is a satisfying audiobook if you're into artificial intelligence. I liked the AI characters the most, but I feel the narrator did a great job bringing them all to life. A few parts of the story felt a little unnecessary and 11 hours is a tad short but I'd definitely buy more from this author.

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Day After Roswell

  • By: William J. Birnes, Philip Corso
  • Narrated by: William J. Birnes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 469

Now on audio! The best-selling exposé that ends the decades-old controversy surrounding the infamous and mysterious crash of an unidentified aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Harrison on 07-01-17

If anything it's interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

The first thing is, It kept me interested. There were a few repetitive areas where previous information was repeated to explain something.

The second thing is, our guy isn't a scientist let alone an extraterrestrial engineer. Just a couple of the explanations presented won't go over well with physicists, but you have to remember that the explanations aren't from a scientist. The majority is plausible.

The book doesn't read like a fiction novel. The narrator is not great, but okay considering the material.

  • After On

  • A Novel of Silicon Valley
  • By: Rob Reid
  • Narrated by: Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Felicia Day, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647

Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it. But what's the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Keith Cuthbert on 08-05-17

Absurd lack of focus. It's mind boggling really

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

There is no focus. At the halfway point, I still couldn't find the story. Where is the story? The performers were okay for what they had to work with. I felt no connection to any character. You never get to know them. The writing is mindless babble jumping from character to character almost every sentence and then jumping to a completely different group of characters or slightly related insert. It's like the author doesn't want you to know latch on to a story line.

I thought I'd love this book, but the writing style is just horrible. I don't know how anybody could listen to this. There is zero immersion.

Wasted potential due to complete and utter lack of focus.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Run

  • A Thriller
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,270

Five days ago a rash of bizarre murders swept the country. Senseless. Brutal. Seemingly unconnected. A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike. A mass of school shootings. Prison riots of unprecedented brutality. Mind-boggling acts of violence in every state. Four Days Ago the murders increased ten-fold. Three days ago the President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace. Two days ago the killers began to mobilize. Yesterday all the power went out. Tonight....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone but I enjoyed it

  • By Steven on 09-04-16

Pretty good story

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

Reviewed: 04-24-13

The only thing I disliked was the narration of the women and kids voice. Their voices weren't awful, but maybe a little too much effort (like most men trying to sound small or feminie). This story is good and keeps you wondering what will happen next.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Undead Situation

  • By: Eloise J. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 421

When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn’t care less; he’s a sociopath. Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie Books ROCK.

  • By Fun Lovin Lady on 08-14-11

Different,

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

Reviewed: 04-14-13

Its dark but not your typical dark. It definitely had something others don't. Worth the read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Containment

  • Alaskan Undead Apocalypse, Book 2
  • By: Sean Schubert
  • Narrated by: Daniel May
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

Running. Hiding. Surviving. Neil Jordan and Dr. Caldwell lead the small band of desperate survivors through the hellish undead maelstrom. With their refuge compromised and behind them, Dr. Caldwell and the others including young Jules and Danny place their faith and their lives squarely in Neil’s hands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow story + filler = boring

  • By Tony on 02-16-13

Shallow story + filler = boring

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

Reviewed: 02-16-13

The first and last hour were okay but everything between was soooo boring. I kept hoping for a story but it was more like hours of descriptions of things that didn't matter. There was too much conversation and not enough happening for hours and hours. I almost stopped listening but wanted to give an accurate review. This is the worst zombie book I've read.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 'Til Death Do Us Part

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 6
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,129

BT, Gary, and Mrs. Deneaux race to the Talbot compound in a desperate bid to turn the tides of a lost war. Is Michael dead? This is the question plaguing the Talbots as they prepare for the final showdown with a merciless enemy hell-bent on their absolute destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series Back on Track

  • By Theodore on 01-27-13

Zombie Fallout at its best

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

Reviewed: 02-01-13

Maybe the best in the series. Great story, great characters, great narration and all put together so perfectly. Thanks you Mark Tufo.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,937
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,761
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,763

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

Left a lot to be desired

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

Reviewed: 01-05-13

This is my 13th zombie book and It was definitely a tier 3 book. Don't get me wrong, there were some very good parts but there was a lot of boring stuff too. The beginning was too long for what it brought to the table. It was good enough if its one of your last options.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered Hourglass

  • Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3
  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,740

In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit on the dull side

  • By Amanda H. on 02-11-13

Very satisfying overall, quality material.

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

Reviewed: 01-01-13

The story was better than many reviewers will have you believe. I honestly believe it was a solid 4.0 story with a 3.0 ending. Again, there was nothing wrong with the story. The ending was not bad at all, it just could have been expanded on. Sort of like a cliffs notes ending.

The different style was no big deal because there was quality material.

I recommend this to readers of the first two books in the series. Even without the first two books I think this would be a good listen.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Survivors

  • The Morningstar Strain, Book 3
  • By: Z. A. Recht, Thom Brannan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130

Survivors is the all-new soul-shattering climax to the postapocalyptic trilogy, featuring a deadly virus, military action, global devastation - and zombies. A lot can change in three months: Wars can be decided, nations can be forged...or entire species can be brought to the brink of annihilation. The Morningstar Virus, an incredibly virulent disease, has swept the face of the planet, infecting billions. The infected hosts rampage, attacking anything that remains uninfected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I hoped for but still good

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 03-03-14

Good

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

Reviewed: 06-20-12

Book 3 was up to my expectations and finishes up the series nicely. Finding another series on this level will definitely be a challenge.

7 of 16 people found this review helpful