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  • 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 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

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.

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  • Molters

  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stars slow then picks up

  • By KD on 09-18-18

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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was fun listening to "Teddy" tell the story!

  • By G. Roo on 09-27-18

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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

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.

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  • 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 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

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.

  • Hunter

  • By: Heath Stallcup
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Born of Viking stock, careered into the Swedish Navy, Sven Ericsson finds himself in the fabled New World. Away from the restraints of society, the young Northman is dragged into long nights of debauchery, nights that lead him into the waiting arms of a dark beauty who will change his very nature forever. Fighting his new unnatural status, Sven steers clear of humanity, skulking along the fringe of society, and filling his inhuman need with the blood of the outcasts or the easily forgotten.  Centuries later, he is forced to emerge from the dark.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • FUN VAMPIRE/MONSTER TALE

  • By Victoria Haugen on 10-09-18

Monsters Hunting Monsters

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Interesting twist on the amoral vampire as semi good guy. Throw in some other vampires, lycans and a Nephalim and you have an interesting mix. The story takes some unexpected turns that I won't spoil. Suffice it to say that the main character acts in his own best interest.
There's the usual plot lines, all female vamps are sexy, all males are handsome and the twain do meet.
Apparently blood type does matter, so if you are O+, you may have a higher risk of being a taste treat. Beware!
Some plot lines seem a bit undeveloped or are quickly introduced without enough backstory. The whole becoming a Hunter theme seems a bit rushed and convenient.
All in all a fairly good effort with a setup for a sequel or series.
Maxwell Zener seems to struggle a bit with the accents, but overall does a decent job of narration.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors

  • A Duck & Cover Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

The post-apocalyptic world isn't that bad. Sure, there are mutants. But, for the people of New Hope, daily life isn't so much a struggle of finding food or medicine as it is trying to find a new shortstop for their kickball team. This makes it difficult for a post-apocalyptic warrior to find work. Thankfully, an army full of killers is making its way to the peaceful town and plans to raze it to the ground. Only a fully trained post-apocalyptic nomadic warrior can stop them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-17-18

A Messy Apocalypse

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

This is a fairly zombie-free post apocalypse. They do sort of make an appearance, but don't figure into the story much. There are a lot of other critters, mutants, cars and monsters. The variety of characters and sprawling story telling was a bit disjointed as it seemed there was too much going on. I had a hard time both following the story and caring a lot about the many characters.
The archetype theme seemed to fall flat. It wasn't strong enough to make it really work. Either go all in on it or stay away.
The book was well narrated by Phil Thron and the multiple characters were handled well.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Undead Ultra

  • By: Camille Picott
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

For ultrarunners Kate and Frederico, a typical Saturday morning is spent pounding out a 20 to 30-mile "fun run." It's during one of their runs that an insidious illness descends upon northern California, turning humans into flesh-shredding zombies. When Kate receives a desperate call from her son, Carter, she and Frederico flee their hometown and set out to help him. The only problem? Carter attends college over 200 miles away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I remember when....

  • By DeeDee on 05-15-16

Endlessly Running

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

There is a lot of running in this book. Running seems to be a way of life for the author and the fusion of her hobby and zombies is the result. I'm not so sure it works well.
The book is well written, the story generally good except for the over the top constant barrage of running comments, flashbacks, references and challenges.
The premise that being in a vehicle is more dangerous than running is questionable as well. Yes, they will come to the noise, but you can leave them far behind unless you get trapped.
Oh well, it is entertaining and suspending disbelief is necessary for the genre anyway.
The book is well narrarted by Gwendolyn Druyor.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Pilgrimage

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Pilgrimage is a stand-alone post-apocalyptic story of survival. It was previously published as three separate novellas: Crossing, Refuge, and Advent. High School teacher James Rockwell is vacationing in Maine with his family, when an earth-changing explosion sends them on a race for their lives. Their first step is escaping an island in the midst of a tsunami, and it only gets more dangerous from there. Can they find their way home as civilization crumbles around them? And if they do, what horrors will they find?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Collection Of Three Stories That Read Like One

  • By Brian on 08-29-18

OK Spin Off

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I enjoyed Steven Konkoly's Jakarta Pandemic and Perseid Collapse books. This is a spin off of the latter, but makes references to the pandemic as well. The book is a bit erratic and apparently was written in three parts. The parts don't mesh as smoothly as it could. The characters are a bit flat, and often do things that don't fit with their circumstances and prior experiences. Normalcy bias abounds and hits at the worst times.
Kevin Pierce does his usual bang up job narrating this unevenly written spin off.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Feral

  • A Novel of Werewolf Horror
  • By: Matt Serafini
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Jack and Allen need a break. They’ve decided to spend the summer before their senior year of college out in Western Massachusetts. But their quest for rest and relaxation comes to an end when they arrive in Greifsfield, MA. Their friendship is tested by a mysterious beauty and her razor-sharp smile, then broken when they’re caught up in a rash of mysterious disappearances. How will these two friends cope with the truth behind a town that craves raw meat? And how will they survive beneath the glow of the full moon?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read for Fans of Werewolves

  • By Anonymous User on 08-17-18

Bloody and Graphic

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This is largely a standard werewolf story that starts out pretty slow and introduces a lot of characters before it gets started. I started to lose interest after the first few chapters as the book didn't seem to be going anywhere. Things improve, but there seems to be an over abundance of flashbacks, backstory and background.
Characters are killed off pretty casually, so don't get too attached. There are a few twists and the book seems to be set for a possible sequel.
There is a lot of gratuitous blood, violence and graphic situations. A bit too much and it is off putting pretty quickly. Shock value isn't necessarily a good thing. You've been warned.
The book is well narrated by Matt Godfrey with a variety of accents and characters.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful