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Nunya Bidnes

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  • Left Behind

  • Left Behind Series, Book 1
  • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630

In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the globe disappear. Vehicles, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. People are terror stricken as loved ones vanish before their eyes. Is this the rapture prophesied by scriptures in the Bible from ancient times? If so, what destiny and tribulations are about to befall those who remain on the Earth and are left behind? In the midst of global chaos, airline captain Rayford Steele must search for his family, for answers, for truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Series

  • By GeeBLate on 08-15-12

Sneaky Christians preaching again.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

No offense to the Christians but those of us who aren’t interested in your religion shouldn’t be duped into purchasing a book that preaches of rapture and being saved. I will admit to only getting through less than half but had to make it stop once they started talking to preachers about “real Christians” being taken to heaven and the rest of the sinners being left behind. Really not cool to be trying to convert people yet it’s not mentioned in the description. How would you like it if you thought you were ordering a cook book and ended up with politics or vice versa? I’d rather take a kick in the teeth than sit through the rest of this “you’re all going to hell and we’re going to be saved” bs.

  • Tainted Grace

  • The Grace Series, Book 2
  • By: M. Lauryl Lewis
  • Narrated by: Artie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Without warning, the dead rose overnight. A small group of survivors fled civilization in hope of finding safety. The dead are always close behind, and often straight ahead. They have an insatiable hunger for living flesh. Not everyone will survive. Hopes will be crushed, strengths and weaknesses will be tested, and bonds will be broken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Amber on 03-27-18

Narrator makes an unremarkable story unbearable

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

The narrator's pronunciation, accent and voices for the various characters are just awful. The worst is that she keeps pronouncing Pugot Sound "puh-gut". I'd almost rather listen to the kindle read to me with the mechanical voice.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Barbarian Days

  • A Surfing Life
  • By: William Finnegan
  • Narrated by: William Finnegan
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,386

Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 2016. Barbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Performance by the Author

  • By Laura - Audible on 02-01-16

Most boring book ever

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Felt like this book would never end.. and then it did - abruptly. I am aware that the author won a Pulitzer but I can't imagine it was for this book. The entire book seemed so pointless. There were no high points, nothing remarkable. It was basically listening to an old dude recount stories from his life... the kind of stuff you want to walk away from but kindly sit and tolerate while guys at the retirement home drone on and on. I can't believe I actually listened to the whole book. I'd be absolutely furious with the hours of my life lost had I actually sat down to read it. At least it was an audible and I was able to do other things while wondering the entire time if this guy would eventually say anything interesting or remotely entertaining.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Scattered and the Dead, Book 0.5

  • By: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Narrated by: Tim McBain
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Loneliness drives an agoraphobic shut-in to write a letter to the girl in the apartment across the hall, trying to strike up a friendship. Unfortunately, a series of apocalyptic events interrupt this attempt at human contact. Now he watches out the window as the world gets cut to pieces by plague and riots. There are even rumors of zombies. Getting to know someone could be harder than he thought, let alone surviving in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. He might even need to leave the apartment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dear Diary

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-09-16

Senseless rambling

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Awful. Just awful. Let me save you 2 hours and a few bucks... quit reading here if youre gonna buy this book and don't want a spoiler.

Agoraphobe starts writing to a girl (whom he has never interacted with) that lives in his apartment. It turns into a journal as he assumes she is dead. He rambles on and on about having a few days of jerky, checking his neighbors apartments, going outside a step at a time, finding and feeding a cat, and going to a storage unit that he has stuff stored in. He gets beat up and his key is taken. He goes back and considers taking the cat he's been feeding. Rides a stolen bike to a military camp that's been overrun.

This is supposedly a zombie AND EMP situation. Really? He doesn't interact with people, just keeps a journal and has no plan. As far as I can tell, there's a plague and some country gets pissed off and sets off an EMP.

What moron writes this crap? This is absolute crap.

Narrator is dull and monotone. I've heard worse but definitely heard better. To be fair, I think the god awful storyline exacerbates the bored sleepy way the book is performed.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Bastion of the Living

  • A Futuristic Zombie Novel
  • By: Rhiannon Frater
  • Narrated by: Kristin Allison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 363

A walled city surrounded by lush land, protected by high mountain summits, and fortified by a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, The Bastion remained humanity's last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. On one fateful day, the valley gate failed and the Inferi Scourge overran and destroyed the human settlements outside the walls, trapping the remaining survivors inside the city. Now, decades later, the last remaining humans are struggling to survive....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • better than expected!

  • By Mike Naka on 12-31-13

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

Creative and a bit different from myriad of zombie stories out there. Dialogue is better than the elementary school junk that is so prevalent. Doesnt rely heavily on extreme violence, sex, macho crap of cursing. Overall, a pretty decent book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Recon

  • By: Tarah Benner
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom, Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Eli knows corruption runs deep within the compound. It's a reality he's forced to confront every year on Bid Day. But when your job is to go out into the radiation-soaked Fringe so that others can live in peace, you don't ask too many questions. For Harper, the bid system works just fine. She's the best developer in her year, and she's confident she'll find a place among the wealthy, respected Systems workers. But when an upset in the bidding changes the course of Harper's future, she'll be forced to rely on an unlikely ally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun listen

  • By Cate on 05-23-16

Good for those who liked Hunger Games and Divergent

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

The series was worth listening to. Made it through all 5 of the books in a few days without becoming overly annoyed with the characters or storyline.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Horde

  • Necrose Series, Book Two
  • By: Tim Moon
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The infected are sweeping the Big Island of Hawaii, shady government contractors silence those seeking justice, and as the Necrose-7A virus spreads, Ben Chase fights hordes of the infected in a race to reach the mainland and save his mother. While facing the apocalypse, Ben discovers that family isn't all about blood, and friendships can threaten your life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By Nunya Bidnes on 03-21-17

Awful

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

Nothing original or even remotely realistic. Just a story of 2 guys running around with 2 girls in Hawaii, one guy unrealistically dragging an orphan around and trying to save people who won't do a damned thing to save themselves and being all self righteous when his buddy doesn't feel like sticking around to do the same. Very rarely do I give up on listening to a book, especially if it's not just the first in the series but this one is a complete waste of time. I can't believe it was published much less invested in as an audible.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Apocalypse

  • Necrose Series, Book 1
  • By: Tim Moon
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Ben Chase and his friend Ty are on their way to experience the big island of Hawaii - but their vacation turns into a nightmare when two passengers unexpectedly die during their flight and a rampant infection hits the islands. Suddenly, they find themselves surrounded by flesh-eating monsters. Law and order degenerates into a daring fight for survival as Ben is faced with a critical decision that places the fate of his friends in his hands. And what he must do to save them is unthinkable.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nasally narration

  • By DeeDee on 02-23-17

Nothing special.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

Was decent enough to get me to listen to the next book, hoping that the story would improve since a lot of series dont start off great but get better as you become more invested in the characters. However, the second book is TERRIBLE. Elementary and not very original. No hope of improvement either. Forget this one and find yourself a book worth the time and money.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Parasite

  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 577

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You Want To Put A What... Where?

  • By Kim Venatries on 12-04-13

Little obvious... but not the worst book I've ever listened to

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

What did you like or dislike? The good: Not super gory or explicit... the bad: knew what was coming half way thru the book. This doesn't even come close to being a favorite - just barely good enough to consider continuing on to book 2 of the series via audible. If I were sitting down and reading, I'd be pretty angry about the time wasted but since i just listen to books while doing other stuff, no harm.


Whom would you recommend this to?
This would be appropriate for a younger audience thats into zombie stuff but wants something a little different.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thinner Leaner Stronger

  • The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body
  • By: Michael Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeff Justus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 384

Michael Matthews' number one best-selling women's fitness book with over 250,000 copies sold. If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics", or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on pills and powders... regardless of your age... then you want to listen to this book. Building lean muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Written and Read for a Man not a Woman

  • By Mark on 01-08-14

Nearly identical to Bigger, Leaner, Stronger

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Literally changed 5% of the original content, put a slightly different name on it and sell again. In some cases, the pronoun "he" wasn't even changed to she. That said, the original content was fairly good... just a total waste of money if you already have the original.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful