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  • 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 1,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

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

OMG! I loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

There's not much I can say about the book that hasn't already been said. So I'll just add my 5 stars to the list. I loved the book. It was very similar to the Supervillainy Saga, if you're a fan of those books. It has the same narrator also. He did a fantastic, flawless job by the way! This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review, but I've already been searching for book 2 to purchase out right!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Hell on Earth

  • Life of the Dead, Volume 1
  • By: Tony Urban
  • Narrated by: Eric Bryan Moore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

One week ago, there were over 300 million people living in America. Today there are less than 5,000. After a man-made plague destroys the population, cities burn and the government crumbles when the dead come back to life as flesh-hungry zombies. Wim, a 30-year-old farmer, purposely kept himself cut off from other people, but when the undead arrive at his farm, intent on eating him, he's forced to venture out into the land around him and fight to save a world on which he long ago turned his back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombies!

  • By J and M on 01-31-17

Can't Wait For Book 2!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

I just finished this book and am back looking for book 2. As of this review date, there's no book 2....yet. This audiobook was given to me for free in exchange for my honest review, but I'm definitely purchasing the next book!
I couldn't stop listening. There are several different characters and the author tells their individual stories. I get the sense that this is a little like The Stand. It's several different people and their stories and they're all making their way towards each other. There's the good ones, some bad ones and one or two that I believe are certifiable. I can't wait to see the story continue in book 2. But I do hope the author is done adding characters, because we're to the max of keeping everyone's stories straight.
The narrator did a fantastic job! Couldn't ask for a better performance.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zombie Road

  • Convoy of Carnage
  • By: David A. Simpson
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

After decades of planning, the contagion was unleashed, and overnight hundreds of millions died and came back as rampaging, undead monsters. The living that had been lucky enough to survive the first day of carnage, lucky enough to be in the right place, and lucky enough that some of them had the skills to survive soon found out there was much more to worry about than just zombies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well that was a suprise!

  • By Scott on 08-12-17

Not Your Typical Military/Zombie Apocalypse Book

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

This was an excellent listen! It had the military and zombies, was it's not your typical military vs. zombies apocalypse book. The military guys are retired truck drivers. It's a pretty good book! Much better than most zombie books. It doesn't have an ending. So you'll have to listen to book 2 when it comes out, which I will definitely be doing. I'm anxious to see how the teenagers are doing.
The narrator also did a great job. 5 stars all around!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Z Children: The Surge, Book 2

  • By: B.V. Barr, Eli Constant
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

The forecast for tomorrow? Bloody! Z Children: The Surge is action-packed from start to finish. Focusing on JW and Virginia's group, the story captures the true ugliness and sacrifice that goes along with survival. Buckle up as a rescue mission is brimming with spine-tingling terror. An armored truck becomes the new Alamo. And there's a wedding which is anything but "a happily ever after".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The small ones are still fast

  • By S A on 09-18-17

Excellent addition to the series, but......

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

This is book 2 in a series. You should really start with Z Children Awakening before starting this book.
I loved this addition, although not as much as book 1. The first book had a number of characters and told each of their stories. A lot of characters came together and made small groups of 2 or 3. What really disappointed me with this book, is that it mainly focused on one group. It was about 6 hours before another group was even mentioned. Then there's one group that had no story time whatsoever. You left us with 2 groups coming together, or at least we thought, at the ending of book 1. Now book 2 picks up and those groups aren't together and we have no idea what happened.
I will be listening to book 3 and hoping the writing style goes back to book 1.
I can't praise the narration enough! Mr. Mack is awesome!
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tourists of the Apocalypse

  • By: C. F. Waller
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 289

Dylan Townsend stands on the beach watching commercial jets fall out of the sky like oak leaves twirling in the wind. A wing shears off the one closest to the shore just before it splashes down in the sea. Why was she telling him this outlandish story? What sort of tourist agency would offer people a front row seat to the end of the world? More importantly, why would anyone book such a vacation if there wasn't any way home afterward?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • State of the Art Bang-Bang

  • By Kathy on 04-06-18

One of the better books........

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

This is one of the better books that I've listened to in a long time! Although I received this audiobook for free in exchange for my review, if there had been a follow up book or continuation of the story, I would have immediately paid a $15 credit to listen to it.
I loved the story, probably because there was a little bit of romance mixed in. The only thing I can complain about, is that it ended. There's closure, but the ending is such that a second book could easily pick up where this one ended.
The narration was perfection! Mr. Bennett did an excellent job with all of the voices and there's a flawless transition between male and female voices.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • DEAD: Perspectives (Vol. 1)

  • By: TW Brown
  • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Steve Hobart is just a regular guy, his world is tipped on its side as the dead began to walk. He slowly gathers a group of other survivors and, together, they brave the horrors of a Dead world. Every choice seems to yield as many consequences as it does rewards. He struggles with decisions made as well as opportunities lost as he finds himself in the unlikely role of leader. With a group that includes an Army doctor, a five-year-old Hispanic girl, a convicted murderer, and a teen girl who seems far better equipped to deal with the situation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Heath on 07-08-14

Loved Only Steve's POV

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I've listened to most of the other Dead books, at least all of the earlier ones. The jumping from storyline to storyline, having far too many characters to keep up with, is what actually made me loose interest. This book though, it focuses just on Steve's story. Having already listened to the first 3 Dead books, I have basically already listened to this book. (This book takes only Steve's story from the first 3 Dead books, and makes it into it's own book, this book.) Steve was always my favorite character, from the moment that I learned he had a Basset Hound. I enjoyed revisiting him. If you're already purchased the first 3 books in the Dead series though, you're not getting anything new.
This book was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Since the Sirens

  • Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: E.E. Isherwood
  • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Banished by bad decisions to spend the summer with his great-grandmother, Liam Peters thinks his life is over. After all, Marty Peters is a tough woman to be around. Maybe she wouldn't be so bad if she'd just take an interest in the modern technology he loves. Sure, she has some insight to her...but the woman is practically "pushing daisies". Not surprisingly, as tornado sirens announce a city-wide emergency, Liam discovers why that term should be avoided...well...like the plague.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sterile Zombie Apocalypse

  • By S A on 10-25-16

I love grannies!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-16

The zombie apocalypse is my genre. I soak up every little bit that I can get. I'm so tired of all zombie books being full of torture, over the top cruel to women, sexist, etc. Book after book, it's the same story.
But then comes Since The Sirens! I was so pleased with this story. You've got a teenage boy trying to take care of his 104 year old grandma during the zombie outbreak. I loved it! I don't find that story line far fetched. I had 2 great grandmothers that lived to be in their upper 90s. One succumbed to dementia, but the other was very capable right up until the end. In her 90s, she was mowing her own yard! (Never tell someone in their 90s that they can't do something.......they don't take kindly to it :P )
So I loved the story. It was refreshing. The only downside is that book 2 isn't out on audio yet. I would have immediately purchased it to continue the story.
The narrator did a superb job!
This audiobook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. With that being said, I would have paid a full $15 credit for book 2, if it was released!
Loved loved loved it!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Zombie Ocean, Book 1

  • By: Michael John Grist
  • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

When the zombie apocalypse hits America, not a soul is left alive. Except Amo. He's a comic book artist. He's a video game world builder. He's just a regular guy living in New York City, with only his wits, creativity, and basic decency to guide him. He's alone against Seven billion zombies. Will he survive?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unique!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-25-16

I really loved it, but really didn't love it......

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

I really really loved the book, but at the same time, I really didn't love it, if that makes sense. I don't want to say I disliked it or hated it, because that's too extreme. The good parts were awesome. The bad parts were just ridiculously stupid.

If you're like me and love the blood, guts and fear of true zombies, this isn't your book. These aren't zombies at all. So it's like a bait and switch. You look at the cover and are expecting a true zombie book. Nope, you aren't getting that here. This book is like "I Am Legend" except the bloodthirsty mutants are lovable pussycats that just want to cuddle. You end up feeling sorry for them, which is fine, just as long as you're ok with not hating the "zombies" of a zombie book. I ended up really liking this storyline.....it was interesting.
How the "zombies" came to be though, now that was just stupid! The author can write so well and tell a story so complete and thoroughly captivating, but then he adds in something like how this all came to be and I just can't get over it. (I won't give it away in my review.)

I'm giving this book an overall rating of 4 stars. The story gets a 3.5 rating, rounded down to 3. If the cover of the book had been different, it would have helped my rating. That bio-hazard symbol should not be there. This was a very sudden apocalypse. There was no quarantine or anything. It all happened overnight. So that symbol is very misleading. The stumbling zombies on the book, did not happen. These are running, dried and withered people, very similar to the "I Am Legend" creatures in appearance. And if the apocalypse had come about any other way that how it did (still, soooo very stupid) my rating would have been higher. But I'm still stuck on that.

The narration was perfection. 5 stars all around for Mr. Hopkins! <3

I'm looking forward to book 2! Maybe the author can explain "the big bang" to where it's more believable and the idea be more accepted.

This book was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Horror Squad

  • An Apocalyptic Tale
  • By: TJ Weeks
  • Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

With the world now plagued by rotters, it's up to my team and I to take care of the living and take out the dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bob @ Platypire Reviews

  • By Platypire Bob on 03-08-17

Good thing it's only 3 hours............

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

I really hate that even though I was given this audiobook in exchange for an honest review, that I have to leave such a negative accounting of the book. The only reason I was able to eventually finish is because it's only 3 hours and I wanted my review to be accurate for the entire book.

First, what does the cover have to do with this book? Is this a steam punk sci-fi apocalypse? Maybe it has something to do with the later books in the series (that are not on audio.) Just ignore the cover because it has nothing to do with this book. Don't get your hopes up for some bad *ss zombie slaying women, because they're not here.

To put it bluntly, I just didn't like the author. He wrote like a teenage boy. By the pen name "TJ," I didn't know if it was male or female, but it's VERY obvious this is a male writing this. He actually said "that's gay" at one point. VERY teenage boy writing style in every aspect of this book.

There were too many flashbacks and no indication that it's a flashback. We're at a present scene one second, a flashback the next second with no pause, no mention of the new timeline, no mention of which character is speaking, etc. It just ended up being a garbled mess!

Then there's the narrator. What happened to him? I've listened to him before and he was pretty good. It's like he was told to keep this at exactly 3 hours, which made him skip most pauses between sentences, give no indication of chapter change and speak in a monotone, bored out of his mind, manner the entire book. I'm sorry Mr. Salzman, but it was really bad. Maybe you realized there was just no saving this book?

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Borrowed World

  • A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014

In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim Powell and his family become a brutal gauntlet where the rules of civilized society no longer apply. As Jim puts his years of preparation and planning to the test, he is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to make it home. Does he have the strength - the brutality - required to meet this new world toe-to-toe?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Close and personal story of the apocalypse

  • By Kingsley on 07-25-15

I'm going to Walmart!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

This book sat on my MP3 player for about a month before I got around to listening to it. Once I started, I couldn't stop! I've listened to post-apocalyptic and prepper books before, but this one actually had me asking my husband, "how many rounds of ammunition do you have" and I've been eye balling my new neighbors with a whole new set of eyes.
I loved the story and the characters. It was a tad bit cliché that all bad guys had greasy hair, bumps, missing teeth, mullets, wife beater shirts, etc. Not all dirty guys turn evil during the apocalypse and not all clean guys are good. And the use of the term *itch when referring to a woman that someone was displeased with was a little overused. But those are the only 2 criticisms that I have with this book.
I also have to disclose that I received this book for free from the narrator in exchange for an honest review. Having said that, I should also note that I already PURCHASED book 2 & 3 of the series and have already sped through book 2 and am about to start 3. Yes, I enjoyed this book THAT much!
The narrator did a superb job!!!
Thank you for reading my review. Now I must go to Walmart and buy several cases of water and start googling "how to grow a garden." I should probably take some kind of "canning food" class too. ;)

8 of 12 people found this review helpful