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Robert Cartier

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  • Going Home

  • A Novel
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,388

If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun book can't wait for more!

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 08-14-14

Very Gripping Post-Apac

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Morgan was hours away when the world ended. All he's trying to do is get home. But with law and order out the window...there will be people who will try and stop him. Good luck.

Very well-written, well-paced and great characters. A MUST-read for fans of the genre.

  • Drifters

  • Omega Days, Book 3
  • By: John L. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Helicopter pilot Vladimir Yurish is a man of his word. The last thing he wants is to abandon the safety of the U.S.S. Nimitz and his newly adopted son Ben. Still, a promise is a promise, no matter how close to death it brings him. Angie West has fought hard to keep strangers alive, but now it's time to tend to her own. Only, when she finds her family missing and their hideout burned and looted, she realizes the threat to her family isn't just the undead - the living can do so much worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3 of the series was just as powerful...

  • By Robert Cartier on 12-29-18

Book 3 of the series was just as powerful...

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

...as the first two. can't wait for Leah to grow up and fight the "icky" men.

  • Deep Silence

  • A Joe Ledger Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691

Terrorists-for-hire have created a weapon that can induce earthquakes and cause dormant volcanoes to erupt. One terrifying side effect of the weapon is that prior to the devastation, the vibrations drive ordinary people to suicide and violence. A wave of madness begins sweeping the country beginning with a mass shooting in Congress. Joe Ledger and his team go on a wild hunt to stop the terrorists and uncover the global superpower secretly funding them. At every step the stakes increase as it becomes clear that the endgame of this campaign of terror is igniting the Yellowstone caldera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep Silence Shines Loudly!

  • By Tracy P. on 11-13-18

DMS Is Better Than Ever

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Been waiting for this one for awhile and I want dissatisfied. Ledger and his team are back... but so is the god machine. A major city is torn apart while one of the team is on death's door stop.

They save the day, but at a cost.

The final few minutes of the book will have you applauding like the end of a film.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,257
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,268

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Wow - Horror The Maberry Way!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

Excellent short about a young family who just bought a house with one caveat.. it may be haunted. The next 30 minutes have you right along side this family as they experience the worst terror imaginable.

Well written by Maberry. Excellently narrated by the great Scott Brick.

  • Station Eleven

  • By: Emily St. John Mandel
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,971
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,973

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!!!

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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 215
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 201

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Rome on 08-07-18

Run!!!

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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 7,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,615

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 6,558
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,180

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
  • Great read, keeps you engaged

  • By Steve on 07-30-15

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 203
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

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!!!

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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 2,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,237

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.