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Frances Manly

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  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel Good Zombie Apocalypse

  • By LD on 09-25-16

Great story line and narrators

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I listened to this book in just a few days. Great story line, with the right amount of action and character building to keep you into it. With two narrators, one for female voices and one for male, enhances the character development.

  • The Purge of Babylon Series Box Set: Books 1-3

  • By: Sam Sisavath
  • Narrated by: Adam Danoff
  • Length: 41 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments. Survivors call it The Purge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • started iffy but then couldn't put it down.

  • By Brett on 04-19-17

Well done twist on the usual zombie type books

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book gets better after the first hour, so give it some time. Also, the narrator talks really fast, so I reduced the speed to 90%, then it is perfect. Love the character development and the vast number of personalities in this book. And lots of running, fighting, evading, etc. Who can say no to 41 hours of entertainment for 1 credit!

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  • Mountain Man: Prequel

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,110

After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gus... Redefining the ‘Everyman!'

  • By Tracy P. on 10-24-18

Great back story on what happens!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Great back story on what happens to the main character, as book one starts in the middle of it all. R.C Bray is an amazing narrator. He takes great books and makes them amazing!

  • Endgame

  • Arisen series, Book 14
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,630

This is it. Alpha team goes once more into the breach. On what will be their final missions ever in the Zulu Alpha - and the fight of their lives — Homer & Ali, and Predator & Juice, launch out into the terminal post-Apocalypse, as London is overrun by the very last rush of death covering the entire planet. Neither mission can fail, but can all four teammates survive? Or will some go down safeguarding the lives of those they love more than life itself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ..and then..

  • By Edward on 05-29-18

best zombie series ever written! Highly recommend.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

this is one of the greatest book series ever written. Tempo, pace, and narrator are amazing.

  • The Agora Virus

  • By: Jack Hunt
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

For reclusive germophobe, Frank Talbot, dealing with his crippling fear of contamination and germs has always been a challenge, but now he may have no choice. After a mysterious outbreak of a highly lethal virus ravages the globe and hundreds succumb to the contagious illness, the US government instigates a cordon sanitaire in major cities to contain it from spreading rapidly around the nation. At the onset of the epidemic, his ex-wife, Kate, an epidemiologist for the CDC, warns Frank and their daughter, Ella, to prepare for the worst.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Bad! I give the story 2 1/2 stars!!!!

  • By Tina on 11-11-17

Terrible unbelievable story line

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

I listen to a lot of post apocalyptic books, but this writer has no idea what he is writing about. The story line is way out of this world and unbelievable. I listened for a few hours before I gave up. The narrator is great, that is the only reason I kept listening, but the story sucks.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Jakarta Pandemic

  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,507

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 seems like it could happen anytime

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Great read or listen. It was very realistic about what could happen in the event of some sort of outbreak. If you are interested non-zombie sort of end of the world, but not quite, then you will like this book.

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  • The Remaining: Extinction

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,970

This is the sixth and final novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors struggling to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium that has turned 90 percent of the population into a ravenous horde.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mission Accomplished

  • By C. S. on 11-05-15

Great ending

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

What did you love best about The Remaining: Extinction?

Excellent 6 book story line, never dull, or slow. There are so many moments, that make you keep listening. I finished all 6 books in less than a month.

  • The Liberator

  • One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
  • By: Alex Kershaw
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578

From July 10, 1943, the date of the Allied landing in Sicily, to May 8, 1945, when victory in Europe was declared - the entire time it took to liberate Europe - no regiment saw more action, and no single platoon, company, or battalion endured worse, than the ones commanded by Felix Sparks, who had entered the war as a greenhorn second lieutenant of the 157th "Eager for Duty" Infantry Regiment of the 45th "Thunderbird" Division. Sparks and his fellow Thunderbirds fought longest and hardest to defeat Hitler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I Know What a Hero Really Is

  • By Steven on 11-27-12

Great story line

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

What did you like best about this story?

This is an amazing story of what the soldiers went through. There is a lot in this story about Italy and how hard they had to fight to win.

  • Push Back

  • The Disruption Series, Book 2
  • By: R.E. McDermott
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737

Earth reels in the aftermath of a savage solar storm, a global disaster of unprecedented proportion which leaves most of the world without electrical power or the means to restore it. Across the world, the responses of unprepared national governments are too little, too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant second book!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-14-16

Could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

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

I listened to this every spare minute I had. Great story line and the narrator is good and that helps the story line as well.

Any additional comments?

This gives you great ideas on how to just be a little more prepared than you are.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Legion of Despair

  • Book Three in The Borrowed World Series
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123

In this third installment, Legion of Despair, the country is teetering on the brink of anarchy. While one of the stranded travelers, Jim Powell, made it home and is working to establish a safe, sustainable enclave for his family, his co-workers Gary and Alice are not faring as well. After spending hundreds of painful miles dreaming of his reunion with his family, Gary arrives home only to find his family under attack. Now he must face the painful decision as to whether his family's plan to bug-in is viable or whether they may need greater numbers and a better location to survive in this collapsing nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • book 3

  • By Diana Hart 33 on 11-19-16

Excellent survival end of the world type book

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

What did you love best about Legion of Despair?

Story line is compelling and realistic

Who was your favorite character and why?

Do not think I could pick one

Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

I was surprised he could do the female characters convincingly

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just how desperate people get without food

Any additional comments?

Write more!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful