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  • Boom Box

  • Duck and Cover Adventures Series, Books 1-3
  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

It’s the end of the world as you've never known it. Join the Librarian as he does his best to make the post-apocalyptic world a better place by protecting the weak, fighting injustice, squaring off against a group of former renaissance fair workers who have established a kingdom in the Rocky Mountains, and so on. Can one man make a difference in the face of such murderous cannibals and super smart bears? Probably not. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Jamie on 12-04-18

Funny and Exciting (******warning spoilerish****)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-19

******WARNING SPOILER ALERT!!!******

Benjamin Wallace (please read with a heavy sarcastic accent) absolutely hate the ending to this book. How could you? What is so dead in your heart? I don't know if I can even go on to read Revenge I am soooooo devastated.

I really enjoyed this set. I loved the characters. how they are bigger than life, but it still seems like you know someone like so many of them.

Tolerance has to be the most accurate portrayal of certain "snowflake" campuses. Not to mention the main Big Bad taking from everyone else to give to some certain chosen toadies.

  • The Tide Series Box Set (Books 1-4)

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller
  • By: Anthony J Melchiorri
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 37 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

This audiobook contains the first four audiobooks of the Tide series, filled with post-apocalyptic action, suspense, and intrigue. A devastating bioweapon will change the face and fate of humanity as we know it.     

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really great!

  • By Kindle Reader on 01-06-19

Interesting and different take on the Apocalypse!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-19

I found the characters enjoyable and very easy to get interested in. I rooted for them or hated them. the creatures were very different than the run of the mill zombies, and even evolved. I also found it intriguing that there base was a ship. I liked that of the 2 daughters the college age one, Cara was fighting and the younger, Sadie, was just protected instead making her unrealistic as a child rambo.

I'm moving on to the next in the series immediately. can't wait.

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  • Convergence

  • The Zombie War Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Damon Novak
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

The Baxter family once ran airboat tours in the Florida Everglades; life was simple and good. Everything changed with the black rain. It tainted the Earth, setting in motion a true zombie apocalypse. Most dogs died after the pitch fell from the sky. So did the alligators and crocodiles, but the ancient reptiles did not rest for long. Instead, they awoke hungry, falling in to feed beside the hordes of reanimated humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great work

  • By nick Stuart on 01-28-19

Great book! loved the characters!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Convergence may be better than the first one, as hard as that is to believe. The characters are interesting, funny and just good people. And crossing the gulf is interesting.

  • Dead Hunger VI

  • The Gathering Storm
  • By: Eric A. Shelman
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Some of our old friends have returned home safely, to be with the ones they love and trust. Even as their warm greetings of welcome are offered, another threat builds on the horizon. It enters their home in the form of a little girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I needed!

  • By Tasha on 04-20-15

Best Book so far!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I thoroughly enjoyed the The Gathering Storm. I'm a huge fan of Eric A Shelman as a narrator and Author, and I love the Dead Hunger series. But I felt a change in this one, there's just some depth that wasn't there before.

Glad I dont have to wait for the next one!

  • Haunting Leigh

  • Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, Book 4
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

It's Halloween, Leigh's favorite time of the year. As a rookie witch with high hopes, she has a lot to look forward to. When a mysterious supernatural force meddles in her life, things take a turn for the worse. Hunter gets caught in the paranormal crossfire, and his very soul may be at risk. Leigh's job seems to have suddenly gone sour as well. The public school doesn't share this young teacher's enthusiasm for what they deem to be a religious holiday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-13-16

So cute!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I love how fun and cute these books are. They are just light and sweet. The characters are easy to like and, I always look forward to what's coming next in their crazy antics.

Now, there's plenty of grown up stuff, language and play time. These books aren't anything to "play around with " if you're easily offended.

  • Cedar's Conflict

  • Dystance, Book 2
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 430

Secrets are uncovered along with new enemies. Strange allies enter the ever-expanding war. Will Winter and Cedar be able to fight their way to freedom or will they be dragged further into the conflict? Follow along as our heroines discover more than they could ever hope for or want, in this action-packed romp that will have you trying to find the edge of the seat you fell off of.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Mark Tufo does it again !

  • By Jeremy L Warman on 08-28-18

Oh Wow! What a ride!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I'm a huge Tufo fan! I love all of his books, but Dystance was my favorite. Now this one has taken first place! so many surprises! It's all so exciting and what a great ending. I did not see that coming at all.

Now, we need to make sure the next book in the series gets written quickly! I can't wait !!!!!

  • Fashionably Dead Down Under

  • Hot Damned Series, Book 2
  • By: Robyn Peterman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057

Welcome to Hell. Literally. The Hell where the Prince of Darkness is hotter than Hades, Hell Hounds smell like brownies, and the Seven Deadly Sins are addicted to Facebook.... Not to mention the soundtrack in the Underworld is Journey. For real. I should have known no good could come from offing my parents in the space of 20 minutes no matter how psychotic and evil they were....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love! Love! Love Astrid and Ethan!

  • By Cheri on 02-27-16

Even better than the 1st one<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I liked this book even better than than the first one. The characters are great. The situations are hilarious. And the balance between good and evil is a great take on life.

And I love the narrator. She does an incredible job.

  • Zombie Lake

  • Still Alive Series, Book One
  • By: Javan Bonds
  • Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Mo Collins, the reluctant hero, has sailed around the country on board the replica pirate ship, the Viva Ancora, and now he finds himself only miles from his childhood home. But now the world has gone to hell. Hordes of naked, blue, biting zombies have flooded the now dead Alabama lake town. Mo and his only surviving shipmate, Crow, are surviving. They fish and watch the monsters roam the night; seeking untainted flesh and leaving a disgusting mess in their wake. But when a lone survivor stumbles upon Mo and Crow they gain a new crew member but also find much needed direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zompocalypse? Better make a run to the Walmart!

  • By Ray Johnson on 07-22-18

What a great idea! I loved it!<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I enjoy zompoc, but I really enjoy something new and fresh with interesting characters. Zombie Lake more than fulfills that with, dry humor, sarcasm, family humor and the humor that friends truly understand. There's so much about this book that if you are from the South makes it even funnier.
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The take on this story is that what's happening to them is too much like a movie. Well, of course, they're all like that, right? So, the author Javan Bonds makes that the story. There is one character that originally pointed it out so he's the Oracle. He tells them what will be the next kind of person to join the group. what kind of major events to watch for, etc. And has spot on. it is a funny book with characters you can't help but like.

I was shocked when it ended. I wanted it to go on! Can't wait for the 2nd one to come out on Audible!

Great job Javan!

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  • Winter's Rising

  • Dystance, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence. Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began, and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors. With help from her best friend Cedar and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow. She believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, Great, Beautifully written

  • By jennifer on 05-30-18

OMG!!!! Winter is kicking ass and taking names!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

She has the strength to stand up and fight, and walk away from true love. She will do what's right to find the truth, to find what keeps the endless warcycles going, and to find out why the pickets that are supposed to protect them are really cruel, boundaries that imprison them.

Mark Tufo and Sean Runnette are an incredible team that can open your minds eye to worlds untold. And Dystance is no exception. Truly one of my favorite books of Mark Tufo's.

  • Frankenstein: Prodigal Son

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,425

He is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who has traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives in New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Deucalion's path will lead him to cool, tough police detective Carson O'Connor and her devoted partner, Michael Maddison, who are tracking the slayer but will soon discover signs of something far more terrifying: an entire race of killers who are much more - and less - than human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A modern masterpiece

  • By AmeliaD on 06-08-18

I really enjoyed this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Even though the Frankenstein story isn't new, I found this story to be very original. And I enjoyed it tremendously. Not only is it a new take on an old story, but i liked the characters. On one hand you have the sexy, tough as nails, bad ass chick detective, and on the other hand her hot, wise cracking partner that are in love with each other. Even though this book is in no way a romance, there is some tension because there can never be anything between them. Police rules, they couldn't only no longer be partner, but couldn't even be in the same department.

I'm looking forward to this growing into a series.





10 of 10 people found this review helpful