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  • Shadowdale

  • Forgotten Realms: The Avatar, Book 1
  • By: Scott Ciencin
  • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

When the gods are banished from the heavens, they must travel through Faern in the guise of mortals. When four companions, last survivors of the Company of the Lynx, find themselves in possession of a mysterious amulet, they must escape death at the hand of Bane, god of murder. When magic itself runs wild, no one can say that the most innocent of spells will not destroy the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Middling storyline and uninspired delivery

  • By Adam on 04-06-13

Nostalgia can be fickle.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

I love the book. Narrator kinda flat.Hoope the series narration is better in the future.

  • Well Fed

  • Mountain Man, Book 4
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,343
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,045
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,022

After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best f*** series of books ever

  • By Brandie Beckman on 03-14-15

love this series.

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

Reviewed: 02-26-15

Great story. Gus is a normal guy surviving by grit, hope, and pure luck. Hopefully Gus has a bright future and more adventures ahead.

  • Survivors

  • The Morningstar Strain, Book 3
  • By: Z. A. Recht, Thom Brannan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,157

Survivors is the all-new soul-shattering climax to the postapocalyptic trilogy, featuring a deadly virus, military action, global devastation - and zombies. A lot can change in three months: Wars can be decided, nations can be forged...or entire species can be brought to the brink of annihilation. The Morningstar Virus, an incredibly virulent disease, has swept the face of the planet, infecting billions. The infected hosts rampage, attacking anything that remains uninfected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I hoped for but still good

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 03-03-14

Absolutely wonderful series

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

Reviewed: 01-22-15

Love this series. A wonderful set of books. Great performance and narration, had buy each book the one after the other because I had to know how it ended. I hope did the author and narrator collaborate in the future. recommended highly

  • Wastelands

  • Stories of the Apocalypse
  • By: John Joseph Adams
  • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield, J. Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior, from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: The nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Collections are hit and miss.

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-21-15

Collections are hit and miss.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-15

The book had some real awesome shorts and some real duds. I was torn on ★ rating. overall it was so up and down I couldn't hate it nor love it. Narration was also all over. I would say don't waste a copy edit and if you can buy for less than a 5 spot.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Zombies

  • The Recent Dead
  • By: Neil Gaiman, Max Brooks, Brian Keene, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, L J Ganser, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 177

You can't kill the dead! Like any good monster, the zombie has proven to be ever-evolving, monumentally mutable, and open to seemingly endless imaginative interpretations: the thralls of voodoo sorcerers, George Romero's living dead, societal symbols, dancing thrillers, viral victims, reanimated ramblers, video-gaming targets, post-apocalyptic permutations, shuffling sidekicks, literary mash-ups, the comedic, and, yes, even the romantic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple zombie genres - weak storytelling

  • By Zephyr on 10-17-11

I love Zombies most stories A=+ 4 failed completly

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

Reviewed: 06-04-13

What made the experience of listening to Zombies the most enjoyable?

I am a zombie lover for most of my life. The stories with different readers make a personal narrative of the feelings and emotions one would attribute to a horrifying, unbelievable and extremely dangerous nightmare scenario. Even the dark comedy of some tales are believable if the dead truly rose and humanity had to except this as fact. I am also a what next kind of guy. I want to know about everything, the stories have ended but the what next remains. I like WWZ because it covers it all and then I yearn for more. I am just that way who do they, what happens if, what next reader. The Walking Dead series is one of my favorite Graphic Novels because this question is answered. what makes this enjoyable to me is that I can find authors who have continued their work into full developed stories that open new lines of possibilities for the answers I always find on the last page :-)

If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?

some compared very well. some I had never heard of, some stories like thinking talking sexually frustrated Zombies make me cringe.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

couldn't tell ya but the first 2 guys and their Idea that they could dope the zombies away was very enjoyable

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the moment in max brooks when they discussed the last tank on the rebuilt wall of china

Any additional comments?

I think more full cast series of books similar to the WWZ book but done on a real time bases the rumors, the out breaks the panic the survival the failures, the re-org, the offensive. a series that was "were alive" podcast with the max brooks WWZ book that made a series over the entire war. use several characters, maybe a group, a loner a family, even a criminal or some such person that does declare himself king. and use the worlds stories. you could release a couple hour audio book every month and as long as you kept the characters interesting, struggling, and rotated from one or two story lines every episode or so you would have a fan base. that's what I was looking for when i bought this. I was pleased with this book, just wanted more from it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful