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  • Under a Graveyard Sky

  • Black Tide Rising, Book 1
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456

Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne "zombie" plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia, and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Zombie Apocalypse Tale

  • By Sara Marie Dalke on 07-03-14

returned it

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I'm as unthrilled with this book as the characters are with the ZA. really this is the most nonchalant people in a crisis I've ever see. and unrealistic doesn't begin to describe the situations and characters in the book. We first start off with an ultra careful family that doesn't want to be around anyone to the same family allowing a 13 year old girl to rowm a zombie infested building all by herself?!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Core

  • Demon Cycle, Book 5
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,739
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,489

For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose - men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat-and emerge victorious.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series start, worthless end.

  • By Bjorn on 12-08-17

perfect ending to a great series

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Great writing, great emotional highs and low, with excellent narration makes the perfect ending to a great series 👍😁

  • Death of Empires

  • Arisen, Book 7
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,702

With nearly a quarter of a million copies sold, the world's most thrilling and best-loved military zombie-apocalypse series returns, powering toward its epic and cataclysmic conclusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The masterpiece continues!!!

  • By M. Bowles on 01-29-16

loved it but...

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

I love these books but I believe they could be a little longer I feel like two books really equal one. I'm always surprised when the end of the book just pops up. If it was a little longer it would have all 5 stars.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,332

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage

  • By JoanneG on 11-04-15

snoozer

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

I struggled to finish this. and there is nothing horror about any of the storyline.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,911

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insufferable characters and disjointed themes

  • By BadAndy on 04-10-17

Are These Reviews Real Audible

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

Reviewed: 11-18-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

IDK, perhaps with a better narrator.

Would you ever listen to anything by David Wong again?

Not based on my experience with this book, and I wouldn't trust the reviews.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator just wasn't good.

  • The Horizon

  • Arisen, Book 6
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,495
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,342

Mission complete, Alpha team enjoys their first chance to breathe and tend to their humanity. But the darkness leaves them alone with their demons - and those who have found love may yet learn that it is fatally incompatible with duty....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting as Ever!

  • By Kimmy A on 06-28-15

Would Be 5 Stars but too Short to Be Complete

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

What did you love best about The Horizon?

The characters and the military theme of the series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too many to great characters to choose one.

Any additional comments?

The last book was an appropriate length to give a complete additional installment to the series. The other books are so short they feel like parts to one book in the series not separate installments.

  • Tongues of Serpents

  • Temeraire, Book 6
  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139

A dazzling blend of military history, high-flying fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat adventure, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire novels, set in an alternate Napoleonic era in which intelligent dragons have been harnessed as weapons of war, are more than just perennial bestsellers—they are a worldwide phenomenon. Now, in Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik is back, along with the dragon Temeraire and his rider and friend, Capt. Will Laurence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Droning

  • By Joel on 10-04-10

Forgetable

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

Reviewed: 06-27-11

This book was so lack luster; I went to write this review and couldn't remember anything about the story. The plot for the book stayed so dead on the series' plot recipe that this book blurred into the oblivion of the old story lines. I was VERY disappointed, I love Lawrence and Temeraire...I was planing to name my next kitten Temeraire until I read this ;)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88,800
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88,720

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Take Caution

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-11

Take caution, this book is addicting and the author hasn't finished the series. So you will devour book after book to not have the epic completed...But even saying that the ride is so amazing who cares if you don't get the "big o" at the end.



P.S. This IS an epic novel made up of a large cast so the first book in the series is going to be world building and character introduction. If you don't like epic fantasy (very very long stories that take several books to complete) this book is not for you. If you like blood, brotherhood, magic, sex, and war you will enjoy every minute!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,569

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Starts off slow but once it gets going...<br />

  • By Dallas on 04-10-18

Vivid Imagary, But Dry on Plot and Thrill

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-11

The writer creates a vivid world that you feel you could walk and live in. He also is a great story teller; the only problem is that the story he is telling is boring. I listened to the end because the way the story is told is so delightful and I was so hopeful that at some point the story would take off. But every plot twist is predictable and NOTHING ever really happens. The story even managed to make two massacres boring...now tell me how do you do that?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Victory of Eagles

  • Temeraire, Book 5
  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service - and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon's resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, but the audio files are truncated

  • By Karin W. on 02-27-09

Steady Eddy Instead of Outstanding

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-10

I love Temeraie and am addicted to the characters that Simon Vance and Noami Novik bring to life. I wish I could fly and fight with them! Every Temeraie book I read is like going home to your family after being away for college. It???s really great when you get home and see all those you love and have missed but really quickly it gets redundant. I hope the feeling of adventure, intrigue and the nail biting uncertainty comes back with the next book...and maybe a less predictable end that sways from the formula of the first novels.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful