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  • The End Has Come

  • The Apocalypse Triptych
  • By: Hugh Howey, Jamie Ford, Jonathan Maberry, and others
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Gabrielle de Cuir, Justine Eyre, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the end of the world. In science fiction the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weakest of the triptych

  • By SAMA on 06-03-15

some good, most just OK

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

skipped a few of them as just unlistenable. bought it mainly for the Jonathan Mayberry story which was great. a couple others were good, most just OK and a few were lousy. not really worth the $ except that it was a discounted credit so I don't feel cheated.

  • Opus Oddessey: A Survival and Preparedness Story

  • One Man's Opus, Book 2
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Setting out to meet the parents becomes an epic adventure in Rick and Tina's mind. Because of timing, they decide to road trip across the USA. Tina chronicles their experiences with a camera and Facebook Live videos while interviewing Rick.

Cryptic and threatening messages keep turning up, bad luck follows the couple on their trek across the country. To make matters worse, Rick fears a cyber breach, and somebody from both of their pasts is released from prison.

Watching over them, one dog, who's used to protecting the humans he owns. Opus. He is happily along for the ride to make sure they don't do anything they would regret, but when the fur starts to fly, he comes out of retirement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Prepper-Thriller (if that's a thing)

  • By Brian on 12-26-17

excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

loved it just as much as the first one! count me in for number three!

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

  • Escaping the Dead
  • By: W. J. Lundy
  • Narrated by: Eric Vincent
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a introduction into the apocalyptic world of Staff Sergeant Brad Thompson.

The radio goes quiet while on convoy in Afghanistan, a lost patrol alone in the desert. With his unit and his home base destroyed, Staff Sergeant Brad Thompson suddenly finds himself isolated and in command of a small group of men trying to survive in the Afghan wasteland. The local population has been afflicted with an illness that turns them into rabid animals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WTF, Love the Series

  • By joni on 10-03-13

So-so story, horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I struggled to want to like and listen to this one but the narrators strange cadence, which sounded like a poor impression of William Shatner, along with odd pronunciation and accenting of certain words made it unlistenable. The story seems to have some potential so I may check out the kindle version and if it's better (as some have suggested) will update the review, but in the meantime I'll be returning this oneafter listening 1/8 of the way through. Totally not worth the credit.

  • Blackout

  • Still Surviving, Volume 1
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

Westley Flagg isn't your usual lawbreaker. He's a poacher, a moonshiner, and a prepper, out of necessity. Despite trying to live on the straight and narrow, he knows the law can turn things on you in a heartbeat. When Wes has to come up with money for his Grandpa's surgery, he gets involved with an unsavory group. Living deep in poverty for most of his life, he's become resilient and flexible, but college education can only take him so far. A solar storm sends the northern lights as far south as Texas, and cascading failures in the grid cripple the nation. Now, without communications, Flagg has to prove he has what it takes to still survive. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but not worth the money

  • By Jack Bean on 01-25-19

a new and refreshing twist on the theme.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Average(?) country boy can survive. I liked that it wasn't the usual uber-prepper takes on the world.

Kevin did an excellent job with the narration. He disappears and leaves you just the characters.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Zoe's Tale

  • Old Man's War, Book 4
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,228

"I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bait and switch. Skip it unless you're a teenager.

  • By Mike.the.kraken on 03-05-14

Not as good as previous in series.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

Story line was good and was interesting to hear "the other perspective". I was very frustrated by the narrator's different pronunciation of certain words (Names, races, etc) that had already been established by the narrator of the previous titles to the point that it was extremely distracting and several times I considered stopping. I think that if one is going to read within a certain author's world listening to previous works would be a good idea. I'm fairly certain that Zoe and her parents would have the same pronunciation for an entire race for example. This nearly ruined an otherwise good listen for me.

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners

  • By: Larry Correia, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,061
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,781

With New Orleans out of control, Chad Oliver Gardenier, one of Monster Hunter International's premier hunters, has been dispatched from Seattle to reinforce the beleaguered members of MHI'S Hoodoo Squad in their fight against the darkness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointed

  • By T. McCloskey on 08-01-18

another out of the ballpark

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Yet another fabulous Monster Hunter International tale. Great performance. Outstanding story line. Get it, you won't be disappointed.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,595
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,583

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

Even brilliant-er than expected !

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

I'm an unabashed Correia fan and this tops every one of his previous works. Awesomely funny! Alec Baldwin as narrator is so perfectly matched I can't imagine it working nearly as well with anyone else.

11 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161,985
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149,501
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 149,335

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

It ended too soon !

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

Reviewed: 06-28-15

Excellent story, outstanding narration. I listen to books quite a bit while working at my shop. there were several times when I stayed a bit late just to get some more of this one!

  • Sanctuary

  • A New World, Book 3
  • By: John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Mark Gagliardi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

Danger lurks in the shadows... A place where the brave tread warily... Jack Walker has returned from the rescue of his girlfriend with a small band of survivors. Their harrowing journey from the Middle East included a stop at the CDC where they learned vital information about the ferocious new species that hunt at night. The night runners dominate the landscape and a world turned upside down by the sudden death of billions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK...SO THIS WAS THE BEST ONE YET! ON TO BOOK 4!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 04-17-16

Excellent, can't wait to start the next book

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

Reviewed: 04-27-15

Excellent narration, gripping storyline and storytelling. Listening to this while working at my shop, several times I've over stayed my planned leaving time just to finish up a chapter.

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  • A New World: RETURN

  • By: John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Christopher John Fetherolf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Jack Walker journeyed halfway around the world and completed his daring rescue. He must now return home, traversing a world filled with endless hordes of night runners; the genetically altered, ferocious species that now inhabit the dark recesses left over from the demise of mankind and now dominate the planet. The only things more dominate are the billions of corpses left to rot where they died. It is through this world that Jack must use his special forces training to lead a small group of survivors back home to where there is the faint hope of sanctuary.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another so-so

  • By Servo on 10-31-14

good, could have been great

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

narrator not as good as previous books. a lot of mispronounciations especially of technical jargon. overall a good experience but could have been excellent. with a few minor tweaks. Author really needs a "gun guy" on his support team.