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  • Zombies on a Plane

  • Still Alive, Book Three
  • By: Javan Bonds
  • Narrated by: S.W. Salzman, Sean Runnette
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

For Mo Collins, surviving the zombie apocalypse isn’t getting any easier. Defeating blunatics, saving survivors, recovering treasure, and securing Guntersville Island has been taking up Mo’s time when he would rather just make time with his girl. But he can’t avoid his scripted destiny; his personal Oracle, Smokes, won’t let him. He can still bitch about it, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-11-18

Funny!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Okay, so I may have to turn in my nerd card after this book. Lol, I probably only got around three quarters of the references, and I feel like I need a glossary for Easter eggs! Super funny and lots of dick jokes, for the win! I feel like the author of this series is my spirit animal, guiding my inner 12 yr old to excellence. As with the previous books, Salzman is a first class voice actor who can switch from a dumb redneck to a cultured middle easterner with ease, and made this book even better.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cornered Magic

  • The Void Series, Book 1
  • By: Charissa Dufour
  • Narrated by: Janelle Tedesco
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Sam, a half-fae Void, is ostracized by her own people, much less the humans who control her home - the Illinois Mystical Reservation. Packed into the Reservation with vampires, werewolves, faes, and mages alike, Sam does her best to travel below the radar, but when her only friend asks for her help, she can’t say no. Her work to solve a fae’s murder brings her to the forefront of vampire politics, and changes her life forever. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I want MORE!

  • By Listening is Reading on 11-30-18

Not your typical urban fantasy

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This is the first story I've read by this author, but it won't be the last. Cornered Magic is not your typical urban fantasy, where the strange beings live among us, either in secret, or in the open. Unfortunately, I think Dufour is correct in her portrayal of the human propensity to either cage or destroy anything they fear. If supernatural creatures did ever come out in the open, humans would probably put them in reservations, guarded and oppressed. I found the main character, Sam, likable and strong, and I enjoyed Tedesco's various voices. I hope there is more of this series in production soon!

  • Commune: Book Three

  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 989

Having been bolstered with the supplies sufficient to carry them through the winter, the survivors of the Jackson commune must now hunker down and endure the bitter Wyoming snows, while to the south, factions are beginning to form, coalescing from the ashes of the dead world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Howard Helland on 11-20-18

Awesome! Can't wait for the next book!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

So, I already love the narrator, as he's done other series and books in my library, so I knew this would be awesome, even though I hadn't heard of the author before. Post-apocalypse is one of my favorite genres, and this author totally nailed it. My one concern was the beginning of the series, which was a little slow. I recommended to my dad, who likes the same stuff as me, and had to convince him to keep reading book one, because he doesn't do audio, so he didn't have one of my favorite narrators purring in his ear. I can now say that he's hooked, too. So, if you're reading this, looking for something to listen to after Locker Nine, take the plunge. You won't regret it. Realistic and brilliantly voiced, this series is one of my new favorites.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Child Thief

  • By: Brom
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

The award-winning artist Brom takes us on a haunting look at the true world of Peter Pan, in his first full-length novel. From modern day New York to the dying land of Faerie, The Child Thief reveals the world of Peter Pan through the eyes of an insecure runaway who is seduced by Peter’s charm. But any dreams of a fairy wonderland are quickly replaced by the reality of life and death survival as Peter’s recruits are forced into a lethal battle in which the line between good and evil is blurred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well done.

  • By Elijah on 01-08-13

Excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I'm a huge fan of Peter Pan stories and adaptations. Child Thief is a dark, twisted take that pays homage to the old style fairytales that were full of murder, heartbreak, and intrigue. I absolutely recommend this to everyone. The narrator chosen is really good, really able to give each character life.

  • Zombie Island

  • Still Alive, Book Two
  • By: Javan Bonds
  • Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

The crew of the replica pirate ship, the Viva Ancora, is growing, and the characters of this cast are fulfilling their roles toward destiny. As the group swells, the need to clear the town of the infected and secure Guntersville Island becomes paramount. Isolation from the world will protect them from the naked, blue, undead cannibals - or will it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hey Mo, is that a burning bridge I smell?

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-22-18

Comedy Excellence!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

The only negative thing I can say about this book is that I wish it were longer! Selfishly, I try to understand the needs of a fulltime author, and review accordingly. I laughed out loud at some of the ridiculous visions this book caused me to see in my head! Seriously, I freaking love this series so far! There is humor, nerd-humor, awkward tropes, and all-around fuc$ery! This is going in the random win column, and recommendations will abound! My dad and older brother are getting an email tonight. p.s. if you're wondering why I wasn't quite so effusive in my review of volume one, just knowing been burned, before.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

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

Fun listen

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This was a funny, interesting take on a highly saturated genre. It's always good to find new series to binge, and I'm already downloading book two. I really liked the characters and the way they view themselves as if they are all characters in a cosmic zombie movie. The narrator is a favorite of mine, so it is no surprise I liked the voiceover. I would recommend this book to anyone with a snarky sense of humor who likes pop-culture and nerdy things, and can stand a bit of stomach churning gore. well done!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tatterdemon Omnibus

  • All Three Books of the Tatterdemon Trilogy in One Collection
  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In 1691, the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her, they shot her, they hung her--but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root,flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Trilogy of Scarecrow Horror

  • By Spooky Mike on 10-30-18

Surprisingly weird and awesome!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

So, I thoroughly recommended this book to anyone who loves 80's slasher movies, for one. for two, I would recommend to anyone who loves B movies and visceral horror. seriously this was an AWESOME trilogy, as I am a diehard fan of Children of the Corn and Friday the Thirteenth, not that this story even tangentially touches on any of those plots. But, if you are a fan of that genre, you will LOVE this! Seriously, Hollywood should take notice, since slasher films are trending, and we are seeing yet ANOTHER incarnation of Halloween. HERE is a new trope, ripe for exploitation!

  • The Last Hellfighter

  • By: Thomas S. Flowers
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

In the year 2044, reporters from the Public Relations Ministry gather at the home of Benjamin Harker, the last surviving member of the Harlem Hellfighters. At the age of 144, he is the oldest recorded man alive. Hidden among them, Clyde Bruner is looking for a different kind of story. Across the US, despite the Great Walls and patrol drones built to keep America secure, something has found its way in. Now, towns are vanishing during the night. Entire populations, gone, only to return after the sun sets, changed, unholy, and lethal. Whatever this evil is, its spreading west. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By erobbins33 on 10-03-18

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This story, while a bit less gory than some of Flowers' previous books, remains terrifying. The author had a bit of fun with character names, including several from Stokers' flagship vampire book and a bunch of tongue-in-cheek names familiar to Joss Whedon fans. The narrator did a good job with character voices, with my favorite being the manager of the New York deli where Ben worked as a teen. This story is perfect for horror and apocalypse fans alike. Well done!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Kill the Farm Boy

  • The Tales of Pell Series, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 961

A plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, and the Dread Necromancer Steve....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A forgettable story with none of the iron Druid charm

  • By Adam on 07-23-18

Right up my alley!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

So, I read the reviews for this before I went into it, and was sort of prepared for the VASTLY different storyline. I'm a HUGE Iron Druid fan, but I'm also a HUGE cult-classic film fan, and grew up reading Xanth and playing AD&D. In my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined such a work as this, but it was worth every penny. I cannot wait to introduce my 15 yr old son to this universe. I'm pretty sure I've exposed him to most of the references he'll find as Easter eggs. I hope these authors team up again in this universe. I'm curious to find out the fates of all of the characters, espescially Gustav. Really, this story is a mashup of all of my favorite stories, with names changed to protect the innocent.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,537

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

Terrifying ghost story

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I grabbed this book, thinking I was getting a daily deal. In fact, the email link was a day old. Still, I had already started listening, and I was completely riveted. It's an older audiobook, so the narrator was more reading the book as opposed to acting it, but it was still a really great story . Even though I paid full price, there is no way I would ever return it. This story has all of the earmarks of Poe, with the slow trickle of facts primarily equated with King. Truly, this was written by a master of classic horror.