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  • Solitude

  • Dimension Space, Book 1
  • By: Dean M. Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,169

A mysterious wave of light wipes humanity from the planet, leaving only one person in its wake. After months of desperate isolation, Earth’s last man discovers he’s not alone. The last woman is stranded alone aboard the International Space Station. Can Vaughn find a path to space and back? Can Angela - the only person with clues to the mystery behind humanity's disappearance - survive until he does? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What. A. Story.

  • By Brian on 06-16-17

Great End of the World Scenario

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

I like the possibility of how humans destroy themselves. the story style reminds me of The Martian.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Railroad!: Volume 1

  • Rodger Dodger
  • By: Tonia Brown
  • Narrated by: JoBe Cerny
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Railroad is a fast pace steampunk story of gadgetry, gunplay and grit.Join us as we follow the strange stand-alone train known as the Sleipnir; eight cars of free traveling steam powered might. Able to lay her own tracks, as well as pick them up again, the train is a marvelous feat of engineering, and as an unbound entity she can travel anywhere her master desires. The only trouble is the trouble she attracts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I look forward to hearing the rest of this ...

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-08-15

Surprisngly Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Based on others reviews, I was reluctant when I chose this audible book. However, the quirky characters carried to the story through an amusing experience. I enjoyed the steampunk world with a troubled protagonist who even though he was living it, didn't believe in what he was seeing and hearing. The humor made the story a joy to listen to as the wit was tossed here and fro. I look forward to listening to more enjoyable books from this author.

  • The Jakarta Pandemic

  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,475

In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Halfway Boring

  • By Paul on 04-22-14

THIS IS NOT ANOTHER ZOMBIE OUTBREAK STORY

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I went into it expecting a zombie virus outbreak story. This is not that. It deals with the build up of a flu pandemic and how it affects a single street community during the outbreak. The main character is a prepper and is well prepared for the event. However, his naive neighbors are unbelieving that an outbreak could happen. The story deals with the main character convincing his neighbors that the outbreak is real and the government will not be able to help the residents for some time to come. Of course some of the neighbors do not have enough food or supplies to survive. They turn on their neighbors out of desperation. The story is believable. There are protagonists and antagonists amongst the neighbors which is what I would expect during a major crisis.

If you enjoy this story I would suggest you read "One Second After" for a different perspective of how a local community deals with a world apocalypse.

  • Pirate Alley

  • Tommy Carmellini, Book 5
  • By: Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

Grafton and Carmellini are back, battling terrorists on the high seas alongside a top-notch team of Navy SEALs in an action-packed tale by New York Times best-selling author Stephen Coonts. A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure, and the decks are covered in blood. Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of a credit from one of my favorite authors

  • By Bob on 05-17-13

Pirates Ahoy!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

I never thought I would be a Stephen Coonts fan yet, this is my second book I've read by the author and I enjoy them as a deviation from usual affair with world apocalypse stories. They have strong characters that can over come any challenge. The stories are action packed like a Bond novel. They may be far fetched but they are certainly entertaining and this story delivers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Protector's War

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 21 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

Rising from the ashes of the computer and industrial ages is a brave new world. Survivors have banded together in tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. In Oregon's Willamette Valley, former pilot Michael Havel's Bearkillers are warriors of renown. Their closest ally, the mystical Clan MacKenzie, is led by Wiccan folksinger Juniper MacKenzie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad, but not great

  • By JasonK on 10-11-09

Keep growing stronger

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

This series is slow for me. I prefer more action and suspense to keep me interested in the story. However, there is something that tugs at me to keep listening. To see what the group will encounter next in their life trials and how it will make them grow stronger as a clan. I look forward to the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,031

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! I didn't think it was slapstick at all!

  • By coreybeth on 04-22-12

Zombie Fun

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

What made the experience of listening to Zombie Fallout the most enjoyable?

The character was hilarious. His thoughts weren't about the zombie attack but, instead on how is he going to replace the flat-screen TV the zombie just destroyed in his home. I found this perspective fresh and funny. Good job.

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

Yes, he was believable.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,552

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, creative, and FUN!

  • By Kent on 04-18-13

NOT BAD...

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

For a weekend listening, I would recommend it. It's not as Star trekky as I had thought it would be.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Eh. I felt where the story was going was fine, but there was no action to carry it. I didn't feel any suspense or excitement waiting for the characters to achieve their climatic end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful