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  • Cassie

  • Adrian's Undead Diary Book Eight
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

One last test. One last quest. Adrian and the men and women who love him head deep into the city in search of the one thing that may save Adrian's soul, and the entire world. Redemption. But before he earns what he needs so desperately, there will be blood, and there will be death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SIMPLY FAN-DAM-TASTIC!!!!!!!!

  • By Jennifer on 08-22-15

Fantastic conclusion to an amazing tale

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

The finale was beautiful. I've read far too many books and series that just don't end well. Endings are the hardest part to write I hear but this ending was wonderful. Moderately predictable but this story is all about the journey and the journey is wonderful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight

  • Adrian's Undead Diary, Book 3
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716

In Midnight, the third installment in the smash hit Adrian's Undead Diary series, the threats to Adrian and his new friends are greater than ever before. Local survivors holed up in an empty factory led by the chief of police are now crossing paths with Adrian and the Williams clan. Meanwhile Sean, the bloodthirsty tyrant from Westfield, seethes for vengeance after Adrian fends off attack after attack to take ALPA and everything he's worked so hard for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adrian delivers again!

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 11-05-14

Addicting

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

These books are just addicting. I cannot wait to see what happens next! The characters are great and the suspense just keeps growing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Recollections

  • Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

For the first time, the Internet phenomenon is now in print! Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Different

  • By dailey on 11-05-15

Fun and sadness in the zombie apocalypse

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Adrian’s world has come apart at the seams. The monster movies he has watched have finally come true.

You’ll never see a zombie flick with a sole actor because it would be hard to understand all the drama that happens with someone on their own. This book is the ramblings of such a story and it’s funny and sad and entertaining. I’d recommend for anyone that enjoys zombie apocalypse without too much horror.

The thing missing from too many zombie stories is someone that has watched the movies and actually stopped to consider what might happen. Well done.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Driving Miss Norma

  • One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living
  • By: Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove, Nan McNamara
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma - newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage - rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, "I'm 90 years old. I'm hitting the road." Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads - her retired son, Tim; his wife, Ramie; and their standard poodle, Ringo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Bill and Leslie on 08-11-17

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

I followed their story on FB for a while and when I saw there would be a book there was no hesitation. My whole life I have lived trying to grab life and live it. I loved this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Oregon Trail

  • A New American Journey
  • By: Rinker Buck
  • Narrated by: Rinker Buck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 701

In the best-selling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the entire 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules - which hasn't been done in a century - that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Little About The Trail - All About Him

  • By Harold Stone on 08-07-15

Good history but the author is an ass

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

I really wanted to enjoy this book. A couple of guys get a wagon and team an traverse the Oregon Trail in current times sounds like an epic adventure.

The guys spends way too much time on details about everything from wagons to trail guides and I love details usually. He also spends so much time complaining about Rvers, kids, religion, the miles, etc that it becomes a bit of a whine fest.

The best thing about the book is the guys brother and actually the conversation between the two of them at the end of the book.

This is also one of the worst narrators. I love that the author reads it himself but he literally sounds like he's reading it most of the time and it's awful.

It did open my curiosity to read more about the trail and I would love to own some mules someday. All in all I cannot recommend this audiobook. Maybe it's better in paperback?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47,001
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,025
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,975

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

Excellent Narrator for a wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

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

I loved this book the first time I read it and I was concerned that a narrator couldn't really cover it but I am impressed. Well done.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,904

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Walkabout

  • By FanB14 on 07-01-13

Heartbreakingly Funny

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

Reviewed: 03-20-15

Heartbreaking story that is ever so funny. You grow to love Harold and following along on his adventure makes you feel like you know him and feel his pain and pleasure.