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  • We Sold Our Souls

  • By: Grady Hendrix
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

In the 1990s, heavy metal band Durt Wurk was poised for breakout success - but then lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom as Koffin, leaving his fellow bandmates to rot in obscurity. Two decades later, former guitarist Kris Pulaski works as the night manager of a Best Western - she's tired, broke, and unhappy. Everything changes when a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'll read anything by Grady Hendrix

  • By Elizabeth on 09-29-18

I'll read anything by Grady Hendrix

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

What a fantastic book!! Carol Monda's performance was perfect for Chris--that slight gravel to her voice. Grady Hendrix has the ability to build a story line with perfect pacing, throwing in surprises that keep your attention riveted. There's always a tilt to the storyline that leads you into a bizarre world. I really enjoy all of his books. I listened to this one twice in a row.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,020
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,013

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

"THIS THING IS CRUSHING MY VAGINA!!"

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I've already listened to this three times! Laugh out loud good. Crazy story that is so unpredictable and yet stable and builds well. Highly recommend.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Happier at Home

  • Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life
  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick - why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home. And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of repeated information and stories

  • By Elizabeth on 07-27-18

A lot of repeated information and stories

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I love Gretchen Rubin and have thoroughly enjoyed her previous books. This one, however, repeats much of the stories and information in 'The Happiness Project.' It's just not enough new content. Also, it's much more purely autobiographical. I do love her voice, and enjoy listening to her life experience. This book seems a little like filler, though. I'm looking forward to her books which explore new subjects.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The End of the World Running Club

  • By: Adrian J. Walker
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Edgar Hill is 35 and caught in his own headlock. Overweight slob, underperforming husband, and reluctant father - for Ed, the world may as well have already ended. So when it does end in a catastrophic asteroid strike and Edgar and his family find refuge in an Edinburgh army barracks, it comes as something of a relief. But nothing's ever that simple. Returning from a salvage run in the city, Edgar finds his family gone, taken to the south coast for evacuation by an international task force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book I've Listened to in a Long Time

  • By David Shear on 09-20-17

Beautifully crafted and well performed!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

An excellent book in every way. Great narration and pacing for a story that veers away from the tried (trite) and true SHTF format. The story is unpredictable, gritty, but also poetic and haunting in places. Recommending to all of my apocalypse genre reading friends.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Northern Lights

  • A Scorched Earth Novel
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Tom's a prepper, and with his three friends, they embark on a fly-in fishing trip to northern Canada to have a long, relaxing vacation. Things turn deadly when an EMP leaves them stranded and alone 1,000 miles away from civilization. Winter is coming, and they only brought enough supplies for two weeks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Prepper always finds the hot, naked chick...

  • By Elizabeth on 12-21-16

The Prepper always finds the hot, naked chick...

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Interesting take on bugging out---or in, since they're already on a remote fishing cabin when the SHTF. Good detail on the main characters preps, logistics and survival knowledge. Also interesting interplay between characters without desperate, over the top drama. They all act like rational adults.

Stiff, slightly juvenile writing style. Kevin Pierce seems to have become the go-to reader for any and all prepper audiobooks!

And---I have to say---

SO SICK of these stories where Prepper just happens to find the smoking hot, slightly dumb naked chick. Riiiggggttt.... Also, at the end of the story said naked chick is pregnant. What woman would so forgetfully get pregnant in a TEOTWAWKI situation??? It illustrates her utter lack of caution and self-preservation in a newly dangerous world. Really getting tired of women portrayed as useless and clueless in prepper stories.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Run

  • Day by Day Armageddon, Book 4
  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214

In a desperate bid to survive as hordes of bloodthirsty undead now dominate the ravaged US population, a navy commander discovers an incredible secret about the pandemic in this fourth novel in the acclaimed Day by Day Armageddon series. Task Force Phoenix may be humanity's final hope, and the narrator's agonizing decisions could mean living one more day - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Back on track

  • By Jim on 10-05-16

Not as good as the preceding books, sadly.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

I LOVE this series: LOVE IT! So, I was really surprised to be a little bored by this story. Dog was a great addition to Kill's survival experience. However, it was as if the author was trying to hearken back to the great old days of the first book in the series, Day By Day Armageddon, in story structure and action. There has been so much narrative since then, including the military intervention, having a baby, etc., that it was difficult to plausibly return to Kill's solo adventures with very little reference to his past.
Still---the series as a whole ranks as one of the top zompoc narratives out there.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Best Friend's Exorcism

  • A Novel
  • By: Grady Hendrix
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since the fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act...different. She's moody. She's irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she's nearby. Abby's investigation leads her to some startling discoveries - and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In My Top 5 Audiobooks

  • By M Dougherty on 11-18-16

Thoroughly enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

A great build up of characters and events. This is a really well-structured story made even better with the perfect narrator.
As I was 14 in the mid-80's, the cultural idioms and details made the book even better.
Definitely worth my credit!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,492

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

100% Excellent listen!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

This is great on all fronts: characters, action, detail, narration, sound effects. Listened to it twice in a row. Thanks, Audible!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,984
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,971

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

Utterly implausible apocalypse...couldn't finish.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

No antagonists, no conflict. Implausible story because despite millions dying of epidemic, there main characters aren't tripping over bodies everywhere. The roads are even clear of cars and roadblocks! Also, no mention of flies and vermin. Ridiculous plot arc for characters to decide to fly to Hawaii to make a permanent home---why isolate themselves from an entire, vast continent of resources?
Only Scott Brick kept me listening, but I gave up just a couple of hours near the end. I like the SHTF TEOTWAWKI genre, but this one was just too implausible.

40 of 55 people found this review helpful

  • The Productivity Project

  • Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
  • By: Chris Bailey
  • Narrated by: Chris Bailey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036

Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream - to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world's foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book on Personal Productivity

  • By Bob W.. on 02-26-16

Informative, Positive, Realistic and Fun. At last!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Really, truly enjoyed this book! Fun reading by the author. I bought the physical book to make notes.
Practical advice, and quite realistic to anyone's lifestyle. I appreciate that he advocates for embracing one's natural life rhythms (i.e., if you really hate waking up at 5am, don't do it), as well as making as many lists as you want.
Nice structure of chapter info followed by tasks.

32 of 34 people found this review helpful