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  • The Zulu Virus Chronicles Boxset (Books 1-3): A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: Charles Hubbell
  • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Dr. Lauren Hale, a new hospital resident, is nearly killed by a raving mad emergency room patient, in a senseless, unprovoked attack. Officer David Olson, veteran cop and former Marine, returns from a father-son camping trip to discover that his ex-wife has vanished under bizarre circumstances, and his police department is on the verge of collapse. Jack and Emma Harper, a young, upwardly mobile couple, find their hip city neighborhood rapidly descending into madness.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great series

  • By Santana Martin on 11-28-18

Got better and better

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

The first book was a snoozer, I quickly forwarded through the character background and things like daddy son bonding parts. Sheesh. Luckily this package has three books for one credit and things got more interesting, more of a plot line and action. Defnitely worth one measely credit. The infected arent as important as the human enemies in this series.

  • The Retreat Series

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Craig DiLouie, Stephen Knight, Joe McKinney
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 886

This set includes the first three audiobooks from the Retreat series: Pandemic, Slaughterhouse, and Die Laughing

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Eric on 06-07-18

A keeper

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

The zombies are crazy infected and not stupid. They can use guns and drive and stuff. So a very new and different take on the genre. For the most part it works, although I keep getting surprised at the abilities of the zeds. They seem as formidable as human opponents. So what chance does the human race have? Should be zero. Our heroes should all be dead.

Character depth was pretty superficial, but by the third book, we are getting somewhere. The main character, Lee, should have a lot more depth though. Still I recommend it, its very good.

  • Crucifixion: V Plague, Book 2

  • By: Dirk Patton
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

In the pulse pounding continuation of the V Plague series, John, Rachel and Dog have escaped from Atlanta, finding refuge at an Air Force Base in Tennessee. After being recalled to active duty, John strikes a deal with the Army that will help him rescue his wife in Arizona, but all of his plans are quickly put in jeopardy as a second wave of infection rips through the surviving population.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series

  • By Karyn on 05-17-17

Good story, compelling characters

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Ok, so the John is a special forces guy and is an absolute killing machine. So is the dog. Called Dog. Theres no suprises in this series except maybe why it takes forever to board a train. Get on or get eaten by zombies. Whats the issue?! But mostly the story does pretty well. Not many stupid things are done by the characters. Even with all the kids, not one messed up. I like the characters and will continue to read this series all the way through.

  • Haven

  • The Breadwinner Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Stevie Kopas
  • Narrated by: Scott Birney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Having barely escaped the clutches of the undead, the survivors of The Breadwinner are headed into the unknown to continue their search for solace in the post-apocalyptic landscape. Once a paradise for the living, the city of Haven is now crawling with flesh hungry creatures; yet it could be their only hope. Veronica, Samson and the others take a chance on the promises of Gary, a solitary survivor. Is the light-hearted newcomer all that he seems or are there sinister motives hidden behind his hospitality?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the first!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-06-15

Much better

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Much more straightforward story now, good combination of death and action. Yet another crazy chick to spice things up. But the craziness just doesnt seem motivated. Still, have to finish the trilogy now, in for the third book then.

  • The Breadwinner

  • The Breadwinner Trilogy
  • By: Stevie Kopas
  • Narrated by: Scott Birney
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

In a matter of days, the human race was reduced to nothing more than vicious, flesh-hungry creatures. Criminal defense attorney Samson struggles to keep his family safe and his sanity intact when the world comes apart at the seams. Veronica, the high school track star, races to get her brother out of their doomed city. Ben, a military veteran, is forced to come to grips with the end of the world as he fights the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An impressive debut.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 04-20-15

Skilled writing but why so boring?

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Good penmanship and narrators voice was pleasant to listen. But enough back story already. I got fed up listening to all their character sketches. Just get on with the story. And not just one story, but a disperate collection of short stories of different characters and just going nowhere. To sprice things up, two of the female characters were just bat shit crazy. Apart from them, the story is boring. Then I found out the author is actually a girl. Explains why its taking so long to get anywhere. Finally, in the end convergence and the groups meet and now I hope the back story is done and I will try book two because quality writing is there and I like the characters. I kept thinking of returning this book and still might if in book two it just drones on and on about boring character backgrounds.

  • The Tide

  • By: Anthony Melchiorri
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

Captain Dominic Holland leads a crew of skilled covert operatives and talented scientific personnel. He's taken them to all corners of the Earth to protect the United States from biological and chemical warfare. When his CIA handler, Meredith Webb, gives him a mission to investigate a disturbing lead on a laboratory based out of an abandoned oil rig, they discover the most terrifying threat to mankind they've ever faced - a genetically engineered biological weapon called the Oni Agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Tide Series by Anthony J Melchiorri

  • By Murphy on 08-17-16

Mediocre, simplestic writing style

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

The zombies are called "skulls". The mercenary special forces are called "hunters". Their ship is called "huntress". Kinda lame. Uninventive. Simple words and writing style throughout the book. You can tell the writer never went to writing school.

Many parts were dumb; like if you cant fit them all in helicopter at once...then go twice! Theres fuel at the base and the house was secure. Oh no, 30 zombies!? But your team would run out of ammo? You only just started the mission! Wth, what kind of planning is that. And they leap everywhere. The hunters and skulls leaped every time they saw each other. Never left lept, mind you. I prefer lept at least.

Still, characters, story, narration, yeah, was ok but Im not sure if there are not better alternatives for my credits.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Dead

  • By: Jeremy Dyson
  • Narrated by: John R. Crosthwaite
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

Blake was never one for taking chances. He lived in a world of formulas and equations. A statistician in a controlled society where everything had become predictably mundane. That world disappeared the day the dead got up and began attacking the living. Now, the end is here. Blake finds himself fighting for his life in a world that is rapidly spiraling out of control. He struggles to keep himself alive and must risk everything to find his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent addition to the zombie genre!

  • By ANGIE on 06-28-16

Its really boring, why so many positive reviews?

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

The writing was really dull and the narration didnt help matters. It was really tortorous to get through this book. Lots of things seem to happen but I didnt care, couldnt relate to the characters, and the protogonist is useless and all his ideas suck. Its really not as good as its score suggests.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Something to Fight For

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Book 5
  • By: W.J. Lundy
  • Narrated by: Eric Vincent
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102

Home was supposed to be the endgame, but the nation they came home to is not the way they left it. Brad and the team find themselves quickly switching gears to embark on a greater mission, one that could cure the Primal virus. Loyalties are divided, new alliances made as old ones fall apart. The team discovers they can trust no one when they find out things are not what they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story and series

  • By Vinnie on 08-12-16

Great story, little depth

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

- "How can so few fight so many?"
- "We like to call that a target rich environment"

I loved Sean's attitude and it's just satisfying listening to things getting done without too much fuss.

The one thing these stories lack is depth, character depth and relationship depth. Chelsea romance? Doesn't seem like there is anything there. Although Shane was rather interesting. Surprise character there.

I'm surprised I didn't previously note the narrators halting style of reading, 3 words, pause, 3 words, pause again. Rather annoying.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Deathmatch

  • Arisen, Book 11
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,474

Humanity's most fearsome enemy is no longer death. Alpha and Marsoc meet their match. Lurking in the bush is the dark shadow cast by the operators - a terrifying force every bit their equal in skill, ferocity, and sheer resolve...but utterly unconstrained by humanity, compassion, or brotherhood. Now, to complete their mission and save the world, the operators will have to pay with their lives, or their souls, or possibly both.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Enjoyable Half-book

  • By Ergon on 03-10-17

Where are the zombies?

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

There are zombies, but they are just in the background now. Ditto for the next one, or even worse I should say, as the plotline is the same; super soldiers vs super soldiers. This series always had a lot of combat in them, but the other books always had, at least a little, a deeper human storiy part as well. These two are all human on human warfare.

Nonetheless, its very good and exciting writing. As others have noted, it was a little frustrating that nothing seems to work for them. Until it does. There seems to be no way out, but then suddenly something that we had clue about happens and surprise!, everything clicks into place.

I presume zombies will make a return in book 13.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sick

  • A Project Eden Thriller
  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,772

Daniel Ash wakes after midnight to the cry of his daughter. Just a bad dream, he thinks. She's had them before. Yet he can't help but worry when she cries out again as he pads down the hallway. Stepping through her doorway, he expects to find her sitting up in bed, frightened by a nightmare. But the nightmare is his. It's real. And it's just beginning....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyably addictive story!

  • By Amanda on 12-03-13

Too boring

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

The narration and voices was well enough so maybe it was the actual writing that was a bit dull. All kind of matter of factual and shallow I think. And the face change was a big face palm. Thats just silly and unnecessary. Have no idea why it was included in the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful