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  • Shadows

  • Nightlord, Book 2
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 42 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,603
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,377

It's not easy being king. Especially when you've got an allergy to sunrise and sunset, a fire goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to cope with. Add to that his daughter, the fire priestess/princess; a couple of lightly deranged professional magicians; a whole city full of wizards; and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten argument. It's enough to make a man want to just go home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Ending

  • By Suji K. on 12-12-18

excellent writing witty and riveting fun.

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

loved it great story and excellent narration. worth the credit. can't wait for the next book.

  • Euphoria Z: Euphoria Z, Book 1

  • By: Luke Ahearn
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83

Cooper is among the few survivors of an apocalypse that is a result of a conspiracy to depopulate the world. One week ago, college was his biggest concern. Now he is on a perilous journey to find his sister. But zombie attacks aren't the only threat he faces. In this nightmarish reality, the living can be far more dangerous in this new dystopia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Slim on 04-11-16

A new type of approach to a Zombie story

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

What did you love best about Euphoria Z: Euphoria Z, Book 1?

Interesting read and plenty of action.

What did you like best about this story?

Good characters and story flow

What about Roberto Scarlato’s performance did you like?

yes

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

a good read or listen

Any additional comments?

worth the credits

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Extinction Edge

  • Extinction Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

The dust from Dr. Kate Lovato's bioweapon has settled. Projections put death counts in the billions. Her weapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the Hemorrhage Virus into something even worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More please!

  • By The Bookie Monster on 04-18-15

What a ride☺

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

A good listen and liked the premise Variants evoling. Some of the speeches are a bit corny but overall a good listen 😀

  • Shattered World

  • Broken World, Book 2
  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Stranded in the middle of the Mojave Desert, surrounded by zombies, Vivian and Axl are sure they're facing the end. They meet a billionaire who's promised them safety and security, but it's almost too good to be true. Vivian hopes she'll finally be able to deal with the loss of Emily, her growing feelings for Axl, and the terrifying new world they're facing. But their sense of security is soon shattered when they discover the shelter isn't the utopia they thought it would be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely predictable

  • By Lynn on 05-26-15

Meh

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

This series really went down hill in this book. Always people tripping over things trying to crawl backwards on and on. Losing their weapons or wepons out of reach or just plain forgetting to have their wepons on them. The love story is unbelievable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trauma

  • Wildfire Chronicles Vol. 5
  • By: K.R. Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

The worst is over. All that remains for the survivors hiding in the castle is to gather supplies to prevent starvation. It is a problem they believe they can solve without further loss of life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great series that dies in this book.

  • By John on 05-13-15

Great series that dies in this book.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

I have read all the pervious books and them very good. This book unfortunately fails completely. The actions of Rachael are totally unbelievable and the outcome is ridiculous with and 70 year old women with her people only are with one and golf clubs and two hostages is some of the worst writing I have read in a long time. the author ought to be ashamed of himself. he lost interest in his own story and took the weak way out.😩

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sanctum

  • By: Cameo Renae
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

The Arvy threat worsens each day. They continue to destroy the hives vital fuel resources, leaving us with one option - evacuate to the largest government bunker, located in South Dakota. The injured hive members are moved as first priority, but a disastrous event occurs on the way to our drop-off zone. We find ourselves in a ghost town, surrounded by spiteful, revenge-filled Arvies. Chaos ensues and our death toll rises. Just when we think the end has come, unsuspected help arrives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome narrator

  • By jay on 07-09-15

ok read

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

Reviewed: 01-23-15

Not a bad story but very mushy love story between to two main characters. much to much spent developing this aspect.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unleashed V Plague Book One

  • By: Dirk Patton
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 510

John Chase has just arrived in Atlanta on a business trip when America experiences the worst attacks in history. Nuclear bombs destroy cities and the widespread release of nerve gas sends the majority of the surviving population into a murderous rage. Rescuing a woman who survived the attacks he must lead her to safety as Atlanta burns, raging infected roam unchecked and society disintegrates into savagery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Junk food for the mind

  • By James Ball on 04-24-15

A real good book with decent characters.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-15

loved it. Plenty of action and drama. Worth the credit . can't wait for the next book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Zombie Rules: Zombie Rules, Book 1

  • By: David Achord
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122

Rick, an aging Vietnam veteran, alcoholic, and prepper, convinces Zach Gunderson that the apocalypse is on the horizon. The two of them take refuge at a remote farm. As the zombie plague rages, they face a terrifying fight for survival. They soon learn, however, that the walking dead are not the only monsters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • JUST BECAUSE I'M CRAZY, DON'T MEAN

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-01-16

A real good read with lots of adventure and humor.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-15

What did you love best about Zombie Rules: Zombie Rules, Book 1?

More realistic main character and support characters. Still the most dangerous threat are other human beings.

What other book might you compare Zombie Rules: Zombie Rules, Book 1 to and why?

Better than the Adrians Diary series which I also like. Thank God the good guys are not always leaving their weapons out of reach or falling over, it only happens once in this book not every chapter. Good read :)

What does Graham Halstead bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He's a good narrator with plenty of character in his voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes did it all in one sittiing.

Any additional comments?

I hope its not a long wait for the second edition. Also I hope that it is not a short book like a lot of authors seem to be doing with the next book in a series.

14 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Lycan Fallout 2: Fall of Man

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455

Mike is back. Devastated by his loss, he strikes out on a doomed journey to wipe the earth of the Lycan scourge, with his faithful companion, Oggie, by his side. Bailey, a distant relative of Mike's best friend BT, joins him, but for different reasons. Azile struggles to reign him in, while a world already pushed to the edge begins its fall over the precipice. When all is lost, can anything ever be won? Join Mike on another epic adventure as he fights foes both new and old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done Mark Tufo

  • By Sarai on 01-11-15

Mark Tufo does it again in great style.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-15

loved it. Great read. Plenty of action and humor. Awesome narration to a great storytelling.

  • The Zombie Chronicles: Trepidation

  • Apocalypse Infection Unleashed, Book 7
  • By: Chrissy Peebles
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

When a deluded scientist, a crazy gang leader, and Max all butt heads, chaos is bound to arise. Armed conflict develops among the rivals fighting each other for the control of Fairport, the safest city to be in the zombie apocalypse. Z strikes hard, but Dean and the gang fight back with everything they have. Can Dean and the others keep Fairport safe from impending doom?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ''Tis book felt repetitive

  • By Mike on 08-04-17

Hard to finish.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No I'm sorry that I purchased this book.

Has The Zombie Chronicles: Trepidation turned you off from other books in this genre?

No just this author.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mikael Naramore’s performances?

Only if I had to for a good story in which had the same narrator.

Could you see The Zombie Chronicles: Trepidation being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not at all.

Any additional comments?

Poorly written and hard to listen to.