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R.Bishop

Moose Lake, MN, US
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Until Nothing Remains audiobook cover art

A Great Start To A New Series

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

Reviewed: 04-24-19

I really enjoyed the story and characters, but just when it got to where I didn't want to stop listening...It stopped! All good books should at least be 9 hours long, not 6 hours 52 minutes! I can't wait for the next book!

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A Worthwhile SHTF Adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I was pleasantly surprised and entertained by this story. This story is a welcome change of view in this genre. I believe this book will appeal to a wide variety of people, and I hope this book will help motivate the women in my life. I appreciate that this book is clean and not filled with obscene or foul language, so I can recommend this to everyone I know. I can't wait to read the next book!

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Poor Narration and Lacking Firearms Knowledge

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

The narrator needs to attend voice acting classes and learn the meaning of punctuation.
The writer, continually swaps between a revolver and pistol while the main character, Charlie is in possession of it. Also, during the first interaction between Charlie and a military squad, he says that they shoved an AR15 in his face...The U.S. Military has never used the civilian AR15 rifle, which is semi-automatic! The U.S. Military uses M16's or M4's that are selective fire, fully automatic rifles! I know that this maybe nitpicking in regards to the firearms in the story, but ignorance of firearms and in their use, continues to mislead people, giving them the wrong and possibly dangerous information! The writer also makes the military personal look like rookies without combat training. In future stories that involve firearms and/or the military, or law enforcement, I highly recommend getting input from people who have had actual experience in that field. The flaws in this story could've been prevented by a good editor or by allowing experts to proofread prior to release? If you have a background in the military/law enforcement, prepping, or firearms? You will probably be disappointed.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Not The Post-Apocalyptic Adventure That I Expected

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

The story was at times written in third person omniscient and seemed to even be boring the narrator. There were many times when I had to stop listening to it due to the frustratingly boring sections. There was very little voice characterization changes and it was sometimes difficult to tell which character was talking. I was extremely happy when the book came to an end!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I Loved The Other Books...Not This One!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I couldn't stand 10 minutes of listening to this narrator! Besides him reading the book like he was reading sport scores or the stock prices, it sounded like he was reading in a bathroom! Should have gotten Dave Wright to narrate! I want my money back! Get a different narrator and I might try it again!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A Different Direction For A Solar Event

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This book was a decent look into a solar event that followed a different path than the typical SHTF story. It was worth the credit and Bronson Pinchot provided an excellent narration!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A Well Performed And Written Adventure

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

A great story and adventure that was enhanced by great narration! Overall the story was well researched, but the author kept calling magazines, clips. Definitely worth a credit!

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A Story I Swear I've Listened To Before!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

All the way through this series, I was certain that I've heard not only the story before, but the characters too. I double checked all of the books I've read and listened to, but I could not find any previous experience with this series or author. So, I can only attribute this feeling to the possibility that the story and characters are either recycled or it's just that unremarkable? As for the author's dislike of firearms and lack of knowledge regarding the terminology and usage of them gets tiresome. The first 4 books were alright, but the last 2 made me wish the bad guys would just wipe the main characters out! I was thinking about calling the storyline fanciful, but that would be inaccurate...Delusional fits better in regards to the interactions between the different groups and human nature. Final comments, pistols and semiautomatic military style rifles use magazines not clips as misstated in the story, clips can be used to load magazines, and the US military does not use AKs as standard issue. I cannot recommend this book to any survival/post-apocalyptic genre fans, unless they are open to inaccuracies and absurd situations.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A Good Adventure Into Chaos

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

The beginning was a little slow, but as the characters and the story's foundation was established the story was hard to stop. Waiting for the next book.

Divided We Fall: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel of America's Coming Civil War audiobook cover art
  • Divided We Fall: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel of America's Coming Civil War
  • Ava's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski

Has Potential, But It Was A Slow Start

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

The characters were well established, but the story slowed down a couple times and was boring during the first half of the book. The story got more interesting towards the end and I look forward for the next book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful