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  • Station Eleven

  • By: Emily St. John Mandel
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,531

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Alternative Dystopian Viewpoint

  • By CScott on 12-20-16

Masterpiece!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

There's no other way to describe this we'll put together book by Emily St. John Mandel

  • Awakened

  • A Novel
  • By: James S. Murray, Darren Wearmouth
  • Narrated by: James S. Murray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

The star of truTV’s hit show Impractical Jokers - alongside veteran sci-fi and horror writer Darren Wearmouth - delivers a chilling and wickedly fun supernatural novel in the vein of The Strain, in which a beautiful new subway line in New York City unearths an ancient dark horror that threatens the city’s utter destruction and the balance of civilization itself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but narrator talks really fast

  • By Tatiana on 08-11-18

Run!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Very gripping tale off survival under the streets of NY, with creatures around every corner.

  • Hell Divers III: Deliverance

  • The Hell Divers series, Book 3
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,429

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier "X" Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero. In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome entry in a great series!

  • By Lisa L on 05-15-18

Her Name Is Deliverance

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Between books 1 and 2 gives us a break of 10 years. Books 2-3...10 days. Hell Divers III picks up right after HD II. Captain Jordan is up to his usual conniving ways as he's put together a new dive team after condemning Michael's teams as traitors.

Michael's team has control of the new air ship Deliverance...and Jordan wants it and will stop at nothing to get it. Michael's team confirms an old friend is alive and they must rescue him.

The books ends with a confrontation between two ships...two captains. Readers are not left dissatisfied by the results.

Will the sirens and other beasts, as well as a new threat play a part in this book, they take s backseat to the politico. All in all...an excellent read.

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  • The Mountain Man Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,046
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,704

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got Ominbus?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-06-15

Great Omnibus!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Thus trilogy is well worth the read. Lots of intrigued, lots of action. You will laugh with Gus. ..you will cry Gus. This is a suburb story of survival as the select few try to live a life of normalcy in the face lawlessness

  • United States of Japan

  • By: Peter Tieryas
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

United States of Japan is set in a gripping alternate history where the Japanese Empire rules over America with huge robots. Is resistance possible in the form of subversive video games? Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible emperor, and nobody believes that Japan's conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons, a group of rebels fighting for freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • FLESH PHONE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-19-16

BEWARE THE USJ!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

This was awarded one of the top books of 2016, and after I read it, this award was easily validated.

At end of WWII, the US miscalculated it's efforts and before they knew it Japan had attacked the homeland and too over. Room that moment on, we were known as the United States of Japan. Rule under the USJ is no picnic, especially when those in charge remember the mistreatment of Japanese Americans who were kept in internment camps.

Beniko is a a laid back soldier who's the staunches of followers as you can find. As a small child he turned in his traitorous parents who spoke out against the empire. Teamed up with him is Akido, who is even more of a fanatic. They are given the task of tracking down the buddening resistance called the Washingtons who are responsible for this new propaganda video game called....The United States of America!

As the book digs deeper into this new for, so does the unraveling of the pyches of the main characters. Everything is not what it seems.

This a well written book that makes you think you are right in the middle of Japanese ruled America. This is a serious book with very free laughs, but don't be surprised if you shed a tear.

The ending is well done for this standalone novel.

  • Wolves

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,185

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

  • By Billy on 09-04-16

Awesome Book

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

The concept is ole fashioned, but the way Molles tells it pulls you right in. It's a well written story that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

  • The Final Day

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,412

The highly anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen's New York Times best-sellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day immerses listeners once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator didn't ruin it for me..

  • By shelley on 01-04-17

The Last Day...Great Finale

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

If you are reading this. ..you are aware of what has happened in the first two books. In the finale John is visited by an old friend. But is that friend here to help... or imprison him for execution?

John is up against the wall as a major revelation turns the entire series on it's side. A great ending wraps up an awesome trilogy.

  • Rise of the Dead

  • By: Jeremy Dyson
  • Narrated by: John R. Crosthwaite
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

Blake was never one for taking chances. He lived in a world of formulas and equations. A statistician in a controlled society where everything had become predictably mundane. That world disappeared the day the dead got up and began attacking the living. Now, the end is here. Blake finds himself fighting for his life in a world that is rapidly spiraling out of control. He struggles to keep himself alive and must risk everything to find his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent addition to the zombie genre!

  • By ANGIE on 06-28-16

Just As Great As I Expected!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

When I read the preview of this book I figUred it had a chance to be great. I'm happy too report I wasn't dissapointed!

The book throws you into a world where the main protagonist is going about his normal day...until hid normal becomes the dawn of the zombie apocalypse. As he fights his way to be reunited with his wife and daughter. .. he comes across a host of new friends... and new foes that will both help and his his plight. This book NEVER stops hitting you, so prepare for a non-stop thrill ride!

  • The Scattered and the Dead

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Series, Book 1
  • By: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Narrated by: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 147

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. These are their stories. 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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • zombies are only one part of what drives this book

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 03-21-17

The More I Read... The More I Liked...

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

Started off kind of slow, but it was so well written. .. it kept me glued in. Once the action picks up... it turns into a really good book imo.

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  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,712

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

  • By Brian Perry on 07-21-15

Excellent Aliens Invasion Book!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

ThIs book was everything I hoped it would be. A new threat emerges from the sky. We have to act swiftly and decisively or else all is lost. Excellent story that is well paced. Even the slow parts of the book keep you on the edge of your seat.