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  • Rebel Bound

  • By: Shauna E. Black
  • Narrated by: Courtney Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Caelin is a survivor. It's been 11 years since a nuclear disaster drove much of the population underground. Caelin and her young sister Mardy were left topside, and Caelin uses salvage to trade for shelter until she gets stabbed, and a handsome stranger named Jate must save her life. Jate brings the sisters to rebel turf where plans are being hatched to conquer the Undercity. The rebels preach good life for the masses, and both Caelin and Mardy are hooked on the dream. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable post apocalyptic read.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-26-18

Fresh take on the YA post apocalyptic genre

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I was delighted to discover that this series has a fresh take on the YA post apocalyptic genre.The author has a talent for world building and delivering well developed characters.The narrator has a pleasant voice and does a good job portraying the story.I purchased the e-book,but received an audiobook from the author for review.

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  • Moonchild

  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Heidi Drennan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In a world fueled by greed and corruption, where airships rule the skies and coal mines have been turned into prisons, Scarlett Moon has one goal: survive. Being tough and looking out for herself is the only way to stay alive, but when her best friend, Rory, is arrested and returned to the mines, all of Scarlett's carefully built walls threaten to crumble. After being rescued by an airship full of pirates, led by the sexy and irresistible Asher Kimura, Scarlett finds herself surrounded by cons and fugitives, and thrust into the middle of a coal-smuggling business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an amazing listen

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 05-04-18

Steampunk

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

This is the first steampunk book I've read and it was quite enjoyable.I liked that the focus of the story centers around a strong young woman who is willing to fight for those she cares about.The narrarator does a good job portraying the story and has a pleasant voice.I purchased the ebook,but received an audible copy from the author for reveiw.

  • Configured

  • The Configured Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jenetta L. Penner
  • Narrated by: Lillie Ricciardi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

There will come a day when love will mark you as a traitor. In a society where emotions are nothing and function is everything, Avlyn Lark is just trying to blend in. She's lucky to be alive, unlike her twin brother Ben who died when they were four. And she's lucky to have been taken from her biological parents and assigned to a Level Two family. But mastering her emotions? That's a problem, especially when a rebel bomb blows up a building right in front of her. Then on Configuration Day, Avlyn's official transition to adulthood, she starts seeing strange visions. And instead of being placed with a low-level tech company where she could hide away, she's hired by Genesis Technologies, the government firm that monitors every citizen. Now, instead of blending in, Avlyn fears she'll be exposed for what she really is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Richard Farlow on 10-13-18

YA Dystopian

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I enjoyed this book immensely.The main character is a brave and strong young woman. Her families past choices force her to fight for her future.The story has a nice flow and the author did an excellent job of world building.The narrator has a pleasant voice and did a good job portraying the story.I received an audiobook from the author for review.

  • Twisted World: A Broken World Novel

  • Twisted, Book 1
  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Heather Firth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Twenty years ago, a deadly virus swept the globe, ravaging the population. People died and came back as monsters, and through the tragedy that rocked the world, survivors were born. Megan James is the product of survivors. Her parents crossed hundreds of miles of dangerous countryside to reach Atlanta and the promise of a real future. Now, two decades later, Meg is facing a crisis of her own. Her father has vanished and is presumed dead, and her mom is teetering on the edge of insanity, but all Meg really wants is to return to the safe world she always thought she was living in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life is a struggle.

  • By cosmitron on 03-22-18

Delightful Zombie Treat

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I enjoyed this book immensley.Having read and loved the Broken World series it was a real treat to delve back into that world.Yet this book could be read and enjoyed as a standalone story.I have always wondered what would happen after the initial zombie apocalypse, and this is a great story about the possible future.We meet new characters and are able to enjoy the familiarity of characters from the Broken World books.I can't wait to see what book two holds for these survivors futures.The narrator has a pleasant voice and does a good job portraying the story.I purchased the ebook,but I received an audible copy of this book from the author to review.

  • Twisted Mind

  • A Broken World Novella
  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Heather Firth
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Born at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse to the head of the CDC and the leader of the new world, Jackson Star has always known that he would one day rule. But as Jackson and his father creep closer to achieving their goals, things slowly begin to unravel. 

Twisted Mind is a dark and disturbing look into Jackson’s brain, and the inner-workings of the CDC. It will give readers a glimpse of the future, as well as answer questions that have plagued us from the very beginning of the Broken World series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly twisted mind!

  • By Gwen on 10-20-18

Absolutely loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I absolutely loved this novella.The author tells the story of Atlanta survivors through the viewpoint of a twisted cruel young man.I thought this was an incredible way to share the lives of the characters I already love.The narrator has a pleasant voice and did an excellent job portraying the story.I had previously purchased the ebook,but received an audible copy from the author for review.

  • The White Dragon 1: Genesis

  • By: Stefan Bolz
  • Narrated by: Hank Garner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

The White Dragon: Genesis is the story of the very beginning of an apocalyptic event as seen through the eyes of an 18-year-old girl. Nothing could have prepared her for what is about to happen and she has to face some seriously tough stuff before the end. During the 36 hours of terror that turn Kasey Byrne's life upside down and strip her of everything dear to her, something inside her awakens. It is gift and curse alike for it can destroy her or turn her into the most powerful weapon against the evil

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly quick paced story

  • By Seamus on 09-16-16

Wonderfully Weird

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

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This was a uniquely weird and wonderful book.As a huge fan of the Wyrd universe books written by multiple authors i couldn't wait to read this story.The author creates interesting characters and a frightening world they live in.The characters struggle to survive and protect those they care for against unimaginable evil is well written.The narrator has a pleasant voice and portrayed the story well. I purchased the ebook,but received a copy of the audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Moon Dust

  • A Two Moons of Sera Short Story
  • By: P.K. Tyler
  • Narrated by: Karen Rose Richter
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Nilafay spends her time beneath the ocean's surface either swimming in the depths or in the artificial atmosphere of the Domed City. Despite the rules of her amphibian race, she longs to explore the world above. On the day before her wedding to the Sualwet man of her dreams, Nilafay finally wanders too far and learns just what the others had been warning her about.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Moon dust?

  • By Wanda on 07-12-16

Ok

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

Any additional comments?

This was an interesting story about a naive young sualwet ocean dweller.Nilafay is kidnapped and endures mistreatment by the sualwets enemies.She struggles to endure and make a life for herself.I really didn't like how naive Nilafay was.The narrator used a whiney voice to portray her which I found incredibly irritating.I received an audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ren: The Monster Inside the Monster

  • By: Sarah Noffke
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Ren Lewis, who has faced every danger known to man, is about to meet a challenge he's convinced has the power to undo him. When he discovers that his daughter, Adelaide, has been hiding a pregnancy, he goes into hiding himself. With a new ferocity he throws himself into his work in order to avoid family responsibility. And there's enough work to keep him occupied with Vivian Bishop trying to infiltrate American homes, intent on controlling and manipulating their residents. Ren soon realizes that Vivian is his perfect enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant end to the series

  • By Rabid Reader on 08-19-16

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 09-10-16

Any additional comments?

I have really enjoyed the Ren series.The story evolves and enlarges the readers understanding of what makes Ren tick.His suffering and happiness combine into a hellava book.This is the darkest of Sarah Nofkes books,yet it is my favorite.It reveals the dual natures of humans and the struggles we all face to some degree in our lives.I am going to really miss the snarky Brit.Yet I have hope that we might see a series based on Adelaide or Lucian's lives.The narrator has a pleasant voice and does an amazing job portraying the story.I received an audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  • The Children of Darkness

  • The Seekers, Book 1
  • By: David Litwack
  • Narrated by: Erin deWard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

A thousand years ago the Darkness came - a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For 10 centuries they have kept the madness at bay with "temple magic," and by eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything. Childhood friends Orah and Nathaniel have always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for more from life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just for Adults

  • By Mindjacked on 07-24-16

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

Any additional comments?

From the first chapter i was intrigued by the characters and the world they inhabited.The people are under the control of the religious leaders who have forsaken all modern technology.The characters quest to find society's hidden past and free their fellow countrymen from the control of the church is well written.The narrator has a pleasant voice and portrayed the story well.I purchased the ebook,but received an audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rat Run

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Tale
  • By: Michael Robertson
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

With extreme austerity driving everyone but the super wealthy into poverty, Matt joined the revolutionaries in their fight against the UK government. The previous monuments to political rule were toppled, and London was reduced to rubble. Ten years later, and Matt's desperate for one last roll of the dice. He's promised his 12-year-old daughter a new life in a fairer world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bleak world, well written

  • By Chris on 08-08-16

4 stars

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

Any additional comments?

This was an interesting take on a frightening future world.The book centers around a father and his young daughter trying to flee the government.The book portrays their struggles to survive and the love the father has for his child.The book concludes with an unexpected twist.I had a little trouble acclimating to the narrators voice and at first thought I had my speed setting wrong.But once I started to to get into the story I had no problem listening to him.I received an audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.