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  • The Jade Ihara Adventures: Omnibus Edition

  • By: David Wood, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Three complete novels from the best-selling Jade Ihara Adventures series by David Wood and Sean Ellis! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Indiana Jones style adventure

  • By David Hope on 10-30-18

Standard Adventure Fare

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

These are your standard adventure type books, not that there is anything wrong with that. Nothing really new, just a fairly well done action escapist book.
Jeffrey Kafer narrates well and provides consistency across the three books.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Nighthawks

  • Children of Nostradamus, Book 1
  • By: Jeremy Flagg
  • Narrated by: Robin J Sitten
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Twenty-six-year-old painter Conthan Cowan takes art to a shocking frontier. His debut exhibit features the transformation of his high school friend, Sarah, as she went from a shy, soft-spoken girl to a Child of Nostradamus - an individual gifted with extraordinary abilities. Living in a society where the Children of Nostradamus are captured by the government, Conthan's exhibit draws attention from officials and protesters alike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • an entertaining story with an engaging plot

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 09-05-17

Unengaging Plot and Characters

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This book was slow to start and the characters were not engaging. There didn't seem to be anything new in the "mutant superhero children not accepted by society" plot line.
Robin J Sitten does a decent job with a book that never takes off.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For Which We Stand: Ian's Road (A Five Roads to Texas Novel)

  • By: Joseph Hansen, Phalanx Press
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

El Paso wasn’t the Promised Land that Ian and his crew had hoped for, but it wasn’t a total bust either. The concept of a safe haven in today’s world was a fool’s errand at best. This was the consensus of their tiny band and to keep moving their only salvation. While others waited in their pens, the four from the private security company moved on, taking on as many they could help, in hopes that they too would join the fight. Their journey was long and arduous, but it was worth it...they hope.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great entry to this groundbreaking series

  • By chris on 11-29-18

Not Really Engaged

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This book really didn't do anything for me. It was a bit too much of a snapshot without enough scope and plot. I realize it is part of a larger body of work, but it didn't really fit in well. The writing is a bit choppy and the author relies on cliches and catch phrases too much. Overall it just didn't connect.
The book is narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen who does a decent job.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Final Day: The Full 24 Hours

  • By: S. W. Salzman
  • Narrated by: S. W. Salzman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

For Michael Roberts it was an ordinary day until the sirens began to blare. Then the evacuation order came through. The first step outside, he knew his world would never be the same. The city was in ruins. The people were people no more... changed into ravenous walking evil. Michael's true terror was about to begin....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing perspective on the zombie apocalypse

  • By Chris Miller on 08-22-18

Internal View of an Infected Man

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

A different perspective of a zombie outbreak from an infected man's view as things slowly deteriorate. Overall I'm not sure it is effective. The dialogue is a bit stilted and some scenes are hard to believe. There isn't really anything new to the genre.
The narration by the author is a bit rough but adequate.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Next World - EXISTENCE - Book 1

  • By: Jeff Olah
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

Owen Mercer has battled the voices in his head for far too long. Plagued by debilitating anxiety, he was doing his best just to hold it together for his wife and his children. He wasn’t prepared for what was coming. No one was.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Same old, same old!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-09-18

A Bit of a Stretch

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This book is a bit formulaic and a bit of a stretch to be believable. Its hard to believe a real estate agent takes off on his own, leaving his children to rescue his wife with no real plan or training. Of course the wife is privy to the whole outbreak's cause and thus is in danger from the bad guys.
Overall there is no new ground broken here and the plot bounces around a lot making it a bit hard to follow or make sense of.
The book is well narrated by Andrew Tell.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • To Russia, with Zombies

  • By: Derwin Lester SR.
  • Narrated by: Jason Sprenger
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Private Michael Kolcek used to be a sergeant. But honestly, he never cared a whole lot about that sort of thing. His time as a linguist in the army is almost up, so he spends most of his days left in Germany trying to pick up frauleins at the pub. But the army has other plans for him, as it often does. The cannibal plague had spread to Russia. While there was no love lost between United States Army and the godless Communists, it was fairly close to its NATO allies. So the army put a team of specialists together to go into Russia, and see what the fuss was all about. Turns out they needed a linguist, too. Kolcek was in for the duration.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew the apocalypse could be so fulfilling!

  • By RJ on 09-19-18

Unengaging Zombies

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Not that I want to engage with zombies, but this book didn't really go anywhere for me. Unenthusiastic soldier gets sent to Russia to help out with a zombie outbreak should have more crazy Russian action. It somehow comes off a bit flat. It is a pretty short effort and feels like to much is being covered in too little time. The humor isn't really developed as much as it could.
Jason Sprenger does a good job of narrating a variety of characters and situations.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Molters

  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 14

A group of friends encounter deadly creatures in Europe, and their pleasant vacation quickly turns into terror as they frantically struggle to stay alive. Soon they make a horrific discovery in the depths of an abandoned military base that could lead to the end of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Different Take in the Apocalyptic Genre

  • By Spooky Mike on 10-16-18

Zombie Alien Monsters

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

This story is an OK spin on the "let's see if we can survive the apocalypse" genre. Some new stuff in that the zombies are probably some kind of alien parasite infesting people.
There is a bit too much character angst at the start only to lose most of them. A fair amount of stupid decisions result in a lot of death, infestation and blood.
I didn't feel a lot of connection to the main character and felt that the writing overall was more of a passive observation than engaged activity. Lots of military descriptions of ordinance and mindset which would be helpful in surviving this type of disaster.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Rough Riders: AOG Annotated Edition

  • By: Theodore Roosevelt
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Before Theodore Roosevelt - or "Teddy," as he is more commonly known - became the 26th president of the United States, he served as the Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, nicknamed the "Rough Riders", during the Spanish-American War. This fascinating audiobook is his first-hand account of his experiences during this campaign. In addition to providing an intriguing perspective on the battles in which the Rough Riders participated, along with their lead-up and aftermath, Roosevelt shares unique insights on leadership, dealing with red tape, and much more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great insight into a colorful President

  • By cosmitron on 08-29-18

Interesting Historical Narrative

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Lots of interesting history here from a colorful character. They don't make them like this anymore.
Well narrated by C.J. McAllister. He does a great job keeping the flow of the story going.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Distance

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

The human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don’t answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity. On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again!

  • By Sandra on 09-02-18

Cross Country Alien Invasion

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

It seems to me it took awhile to figure out what exactly was going on. I kept listening and about 1/3 of the way in it started coming together. The characters are interesting, perhaps too interesting as the detail was part of the confusion. The aliens are also confusing, are they good or bad? They take a little while to show up, and even then they're actions and motivations develop slowly but are revealed at the end.
The books is written in two primary voices, mail and female and the two narrators Jeffrey Kafer and Heather Costa are effective in making this work.
Overall an interesting take on an apocalypse instead of the usual zombies and nuclear fallout.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Caldera Book 2

  • Out Of The Fire
  • By: Heath Stallcup
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Recently credited with wiping out the Neanderthals, an ancient virus is released within Yellowstone National Park and quickly spreads. A desperate plea for assistance reaches the military, but are they coming to help those battling for their lives or to wipe out every living thing in an effort to prevent a second mass extinction? Follow a select group of individuals as they fight for survival. Can they avoid the infected? Can they evade the military called in to help? Can they trust each other? Will humanity survive the raging cannibals that erupt from within?    

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action-packed continuation from book one!

  • By RJ on 09-16-18

No Volcanic Eruption Yet

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This is part two of what is at least a three book series. Yellowstone sort of erupts with a virus that causes results similar to a zombie plague. Which is disappointing because I was hoping for a full blown eruption as well. I guess it wouldn't be too fair to the characters to have to deal with ash, lava and the living dead.
The characters are numerous and include the ubiquitous crazy military guy, doctor searching for a cure and good guys and gals caught in the middle. This definitely feels like a sequel and you'll be lost without reading book one. The book starts where the other left off and ends with no real conclusion which hopefully comes in book three.
Overall it was entertaining and introduces some new ideas and twists to the general zombie/pandemic/plague genre.
Johnny Mack does a good job of narration.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.