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  • The Scattered and the Dead, Book 1

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Series
  • By: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Narrated by: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 155

With 99.7% of the Earth's population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. Meet Mitch, a father infected with the zombie virus. He knows he has 24 hours until he turns. Maybe a little more if he's lucky. He's been a half-assed father. Checked out. Distracted. Can he find a path to redemption in his final hours? Can he make sure his kids are taken care of before time runs out?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like something was missing

  • By DeeDee on 03-28-17

Another great installment

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

This is a review of the audible edition of the book.

Wow, what can I say? I'm a big fan of Vargus & McBain and this series is just amazing. The story jumps around as we meet and follow several characters before and after the zombie apocalypse. It doesn't jump in a bad way though and it's easy to follow.

We get to meet Mitch, a dad with tow young boys, as he tries to prepare them for life alone, even while the world is trying to figure out what happened. We also meet Erin & Izzy, a teen and her new "ward" as they learn how to survive alone not long after the event. We meet BagHead & Delfino as they journey across the country almost a decade after the event. We also meet Ray and Lorraine as they try to get to safety before hell breaks loose..

This is an excellent book narrated by both authors! they do an excellent job and I look forward to the next installments.

I received a copy of the audiobook from the author(s) in exchange for an honest review and this in no way influenced by rating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Legion: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel

  • Hell on Earth, Book 2
  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

What will you do when the world ends? That's a question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open up all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, as humanity finds itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. Follow the struggles of survival with several characters, as things go from bad to worse. Humanity is dwindling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By zoe on 12-29-16

Another excellent story

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

This is less of a sequel and more of volume 2. Parts of the book take place at the same time as book 1 with different characters and then parts go back and forth between the continuation of the story of some characters from book one and continuation of the new characters we meet in book 2. More is learned about the gates and why the demons are here. If you enjoyed book 1 (I did) you will definitely enjoy book 2. Looking forward to future installments. I listened to this on audio, thank you to the narrator, Nigel Patterson, for providing a review copy.

My rating is 4.5 of 5 stars

  • The Gates

  • An Apocalyptic Horror Novel
  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

What will you do when the world ends? That's a question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open up all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, and humanity will find itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. Follow the struggles to survive with several characters as things go from bad to worse. Humanity is dwindling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another interesting book from Iain Rob Wright

  • By Michael T. on 06-30-16

Wow what a ride! Not for the squeemish!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

I love Iain's books and this is no exception. This is a great beginning to a new series! Warning- very graphic so if you don't like that, this may not be your thing, I happen to love extreme horror. I don't want to give away too much but as the title suggests there are gates and they do open. Nasty things come out and even nastier things happen after that. This book follows some of the characters as the events begin. The narrator does an excellent job and I am looking forward to book 2 and seeing what happens next.
Disclaimer: I did receive a copy of this audio from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,951

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • THIS BOOK IS HORRIBLE!!!

  • By Brent Nelson on 04-04-18

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

This book starts a little slow but stick with it! Definite nods to Dad and some of his stories if you pay attention.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Dragon Factory

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,767
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,190

In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extinction coutndown

  • By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 05-31-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

The Joe Ledger series is a great one and reminds me of the Monster Hunter International series which I also loved. Joe also appears in a Pine Deep story as well.

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    Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    61 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Limbus Inc., Book II

  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Joe R. Lansdale, Gary A. Braunbeck, and others
  • Narrated by: Gregory Zarcone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Mathew Sellers revealed the truth of Limbus, Inc., to the world, and in his tales of time travelers, intergalactic beings, and human sacrifice, thought he had told it all. But the story of the shadowy employment agency that operates on the edge of the abyss, always finding the perfect person for the perfect job - no matter what the cost - had only begun.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mayberry saved this book

  • By mgrady11 on 09-21-15

A decent sequel

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

I liked the first book and this one was pretty good also. If you are a fan of the Joe Ledger or Pine Deep stories the last installment will be a treat :)

  • You Don't Want to Know

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 492

In Ava’s dreams, her son, Noah, looks just the way she remembers him: a sweet two-year-old in rolled-up jeans and a red sweatshirt. When Ava wakes, the agonizing truth hits her all over again. Noah went missing two years ago, and his body has never been found. Almost everyone, including Ava’s semi-estranged husband, Wyatt, assumes the boy drowned after falling off the dock near their Church Island home. Ava has spent most of the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, shattered by grief and unable to recall the details of Noah’s disappearance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't stop listening....

  • By Ronda Snyder on 08-15-12

Did not need to be so long

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

Decent story but it took way too long to unfold. The author uses the term "gas lighting" way too much to the point I was tired of hearing it. There were some twists towards the end I was not expecting but overall it fairly predictable. I would try another book by this author.

  • The Scattered and the Dead, Book 0.5

  • By: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Narrated by: Tim McBain
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

Loneliness drives an agoraphobic shut-in to write a letter to the girl in the apartment across the hall, trying to strike up a friendship. Unfortunately, a series of apocalyptic events interrupt this attempt at human contact. Now he watches out the window as the world gets cut to pieces by plague and riots. There are even rumors of zombies. Getting to know someone could be harder than he thought, let alone surviving in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. He might even need to leave the apartment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There are so many good things going for this book.

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 03-03-16

Not just another post apocalyptic story

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

This Story is a prequel to what so far is a great series. The main character, Decker, is witting to his neighbor and basically documenting the end of society from his viewpoint. Looking forward to more! One of the authors narrates and does a very good job. His voice fits what I picture when I imagine Decker. The only thing I would change is the silent pauses between chapters, I checked my app more than once to make sure it hadn't stopped. Great book and I hope they all get released on audio. (*disclaimer* I received a free copy of the audio in exchange for an honest review)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Born to Bleed

  • By: Ryan C. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

It's been ten years since Roger Huntington suffered through the bloody events in Skinny Man's basement. Ten years since the game of chance, the dismemberment, the torture, and the grisly deaths. Roger has moved to California where he now works as a painter and pines after his co-worker, Victoria. It's a seemingly bland life, which is how he likes it. But just as he can't forget his past, he is about to discover that his future may hold far more terrifying events than anything he could possibly imagine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Missing the tension of Summer I Died

  • By clifford on 06-02-15

Another great book

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

Again, this is extreme horror so beware. If it was a film it would be considered "torture porn" similar to hostel. Some questions get answered near the end but more come up. I'm hoping there is another installment released that will answer these. Fans of Lee and Ketchum will enjoy this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer I Died

  • By: Ryan C. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

So much screaming. Roger Huntington is home from college for the summer, and he and his best friend, Tooth, can't wait to start having fun. It's going to be a summer full of beer, comic books, movies, laughs, parties and maybe even girls. So much pain. The sun is high and the sky is clear as Roger and Tooth set out to shoot beer cans at Bobcat Mountain. Just two friends catching up on lost time, two friends thinking about their futures, two friends - So much blood. - suddenly thrust in the middle of a nightmare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard Core Horror

  • By clifford on 06-01-15

Extreme horror at its finest

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

This is definitely not for everyone. Extreme horror and it earns the title. If you like Edward Lee you'll like Ryan C Thomas. Just don't eat first..!