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  • Vortex

  • The Harem at the End of the Galaxy, Book 1
  • By: Kyle Kenze
  • Narrated by: Charlie Boswell
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43

The last women alive locate the last man alive. Now, a confused 21st-century male must service all these beauties from the other end of spacetime. The survival of humanity depends on it. Clayton Parks is just another low-level civilian contractor at the Pentagon. Then he's snatched through time and space to the opposite ends of the galaxy, where he learns he's humanity's last hope....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun quick read

  • By cosmitron on 09-27-18

Hmmm. Not sure what I think of this.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

This is book 1 in a series but I’m not sure where the series is going to go. This book is mostly just sex scene after sex scene with no real story to go along with it. I listened to it out of curiousity and since it was short I didn’t feel like I wasted my time but I did realize that this type of book is not for me. I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be audio porn but with words like “goo” and “goop” being used I started to think it may be a comedy. I’ve decided to place this book in the sci-fi/porn/comedy/short story catagory. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for a voluntary review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Book of Texas: The Crazy History of Texas with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia

  • A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 1
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Derek Newman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Are you looking to learn more about Texas? Sure, you’ve heard about the Alamo and JFK’s assassination in history class, but there’s so much about the Lone Star State that even natives don’t know about. In this trivia audiobook, you’ll journey through Texas’s history, pop culture, sports, folklore, and so much more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Texas size trivia fun.

  • By cosmitron on 04-12-18

Good book for road trips

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Most people from Texas can tell you that Texas schools take Texas history very seriously. I started this book thinking I wouldn’t learn anything new but to my surprise there is quite a bit of Texas History and trivia in here that I hadn’t heard before along with some current an pop culture facts mixed in. My only complaint is the quiz section at the end of each chapter.... it made me feel like I was taking a test. At the same time I could see that part working well on a road trip with the kids. I was provided a copy of this audiobook for free at my request in exchange for an honest review.

  • Generation Z

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

It's been twelve years since the undead hordes swept over the earth forcing mankind to the brink of extinction. We now live like rats, scavenging in the ruins of our fallen civilization as the dead hunt us night and day. There is little left to scavenge, however. Grocery stores were emptied ages ago, gas tanks have long been dry and bullets are so precious that a man is lucky to have two to his name. Still, we survive. But for how much longer? Instinct and love have combined to turn Darwin's theory on its head. The strongest didn't survive in this world. They were the first to die, leaving behind a generation of orphans. It's a generation that's never had a full belly. It's a generation that has no idea what an Xbox did, or what algebra is for. It's a generation of children who never laugh out loud, and who have learned to cry softly because the dead are always near and the dead are always so very, very hungry. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So enjoyable!

  • By Claire on 04-14-18

Yes!!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

This book is really only a four star book. I'm giving it five based on what I am expecting as the series continues. I liked The Undead World series so much that my rating may be a little bias.

P.S. Jilly is back!

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Haven

  • Jack Zombie Series, Book 1
  • By: Flint Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Jack Jupiter knows zombies. He's written about them for years. So when Jack's mother passes away in a freak car accident involving a half-eaten deer and a pack of cigarettes, he also knows something's up. Now, Jack and his fiancé, Darlene, are forced to go back to the dreadful town of Woodhaven, Ohio, for his mom's funeral. But what he doesn't know is it might be their funeral, too. A few months before Jack and Darlene's arrival, a mysterious flu-like virus swept through the town, infecting nearly every citizen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombies are bullies

  • By Russell Austin Arenz III on 01-10-18

Annoying Main Character

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

The main character in this book seems to think that he is better than everyone in the small town that he grew up in. The high school quarterback is still a bully making $24K a year, The police chief carries a gun because he's over compensating. Even his only friend as a child who got into physical fitness and is now a personal trainer is called dumb by the main character. It made me root for the zombies a little.

Aside from that the book is pretty slow. This entire book takes place over the course of about 2 days maybe. I made it through the book but I wouldn't recommend it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Apocalypse Sacrifice

  • The Undead World, Book 10
  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 302

With people fleeing the valley in droves and Estes no longer the safe haven it had once been, Neil Martin must make some hard choices. His group has dwindled to 70 homeless refugees who have very little left to survive on. They desperately need to find a place to call home before their many enemies realize how defenseless they truly are. Instead of risking everything on a blind thrust across the Rockies to the Pacific, Neil sends out three picked teams to not only find a safe passage through the mountains but to also find a community that will take them in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome awesome

  • By Amanda H. on 11-07-17

Awesome series

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

This turned out to be one of my favorite series! I came really close to quitting on the first book because I didn't like the way it jumped from character to character but I'm glad I listened long enough for the first book to hook me. I ended up so invested in these characters that the last couple of books were hard to listen too at times, especially this last one with everything Jilly-Bean goes through. Great group of characters throughout the story. So is this the last one?

  • Villains Rule

  • The Shadow Master, Book 1
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

Hi, how are you? Yes, I am talking to you, the reader of this book's description. Okay, I get it, fourth-wall breaking is overdone. Get over it. This book, Villains Rule, is a fantasy action-comedy which you have to hear. Not because it redefines the genre, far from it. But rather for what it contains. A villain's tale. How often do you get to listen to a story where the villain is the protagonist? No, not an anti-hero, or a brooding monster, nor a hero thinly disguised as a villain. And not evil. If you want evil, take that nonsense to therapy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the cover art.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-12-17

Fun Book

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

This was a good light read (listen). Its a self aware book from a villains point of view that has no problem poking fun a villains (and good guys) that you typically read about in fantasy books. I think another review compared it to Deadpool and I think that was an accurate comparison. The narrator was really good! I think this is the first book I've listened to with this narrator and he did a great job!

This book was given to me at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ex-Heroes

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,849
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,871

Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superheros, Villians & Zombies... mmm heaven

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 08-16-13

I dont get it

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

I tried to get into this book twice but could not get halfway through without giving up. I don't see what all the great reviews are about. I like super hero's, I like zombies, I should like this book! It just starts sooooo slow, it never hooked me enough to finish. I wanted to like it but it is possible to spend too much time on background stories and I think that's what happened here.

  • Zed's World

  • Books One and Two
  • By: Rich Baker
  • Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

A terrible plague has been loosed upon the earth. In the course of one night, mankind teeters on the brink of extinction. Fighting through gathering hordes of undead, a group of friends brave military checkpoints, armed civilians, and forced allegiances in an attempt to reach loved ones. Thwarted at every turn, they press forward. But taking roads less traveled could cost them everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 👍🏻

  • By Nomi on 12-22-17

I started to really enjoy it toward the end.

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

Would you listen to Zed's World again? Why?
No but I don't listen to anything twice

What did you like best about this story?
Multiple groups and characters kept the story interesting

Did S.W. Salzman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
Not really. A couple characters had a different voice and he used a different voice for the presidents speech but for the most part you needed to pay attention to the text to keep up with who was speaking

Any additional comments?
This is audiobook is actually two books, the first book sets up how the Zombie apocalypse starts (as usual, I was bored with this part), the second book gets into the survival part of the story which I really enjoy. For some reason I prefer not to know how it started... The story involve 3-4 different groups of people and I assume their paths will cross later on in the series kind of like The Undead World Series by Peter Meredith (which is on my top 5 zombie book list). My only beef with this book was the narrator, he's got sort of a nasal voice that took me a while to get used to and he doesn't change his voice much for the characters so you have to pay close attention to keep track of who is speaking at times. Overall it was a pretty good zombie story! This audio book was provided for free at my request in exchange for an honest review.

  • Witch: A Tale of Terror

  • By: Charles MacKay, Sam Harris - introduction
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

For centuries in Europe, innocent men and women were murdered for the imaginary crime of witchcraft. This was a mass delusion and moral panic, driven by pious superstition and a deadly commitment to religious conformity. In Witch: A Tale of Terror, best-selling author Sam Harris introduces and reads from Charles Mackay's beloved book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • more Sam, please

  • By aspidistra on 02-25-17

Interesting short listen

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed that a lot of this was taken from actual newspaper articles, journals, and letters. I like the way people wrote back then and it makes the book that much more credible.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Purge of District 89

  • A Grower's War, Book 1
  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

Walter Lawrence Baucom is used to the troops that patrol Agrarian District 89. He grew up with the sight of Chinese and Russian soldiers, right alongside the American ones. They are the Coalition. "The Three Brothers", they call themselves. They claim that they are there to help. And he thinks that if he doesn't rock the boat, then they will never have a reason to break in his door and disappear him, like they did to his brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I may just be a simple knocker, but...

  • By Kevin J. Dufrene on 03-14-17

Not as good as The Remaining series

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

Any additional comments?

I really liked "The Remaining" series so I was excited about another book with the same author and narrator. However, this one didn't really hook me the same way, I stopped listening about 3/4 of the way through.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful