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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, United States
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  • Hunger

  • The Hunger Series Book 1
  • By: Jeremiah Knight
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

Desperate to solve a global food shortage, ExoGen scientist Dr. Ella Masse oversees the creation and release of RC-714, a gene that unlocks millions of years of adaptation and evolution, allowing crops to use long dormant junk DNA to rapidly adapt to any environment. The world's food supply grows aggressively, occupying every inch of earth, no matter how inhospitable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deadly rabbits!!!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-25-15

Genetic engineering gone totally awry.

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

This book sucks you ing right from the start. Plenty of action, good character development, and a narrator who knows how to make it interesting. When you have read as many post-apocalyptic stories as I have, you start looking for new settings or story lines. Here we have both. The world this book and its sequel are set in is different from ours, yet highly plausible. The story line isn't just about survival in a changed world, but about people who are trying to do something about it. They have a purpose. This cannot be said of most post-apocalypse survivors. That is one of the things that sets these books apart from, and makes them better than the usual post-apocalyptic fiction. I hope there will be a third book in this series. I want to see Kenyon get taken down before he causes any more trouble. I hope they get to foil Exogen when they get to Boston.

  • Dark Futures

  • By: Kami Garcia, Melissa Marr, Carrie Ryan
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In Kami Garcia's "Burn 3", Phoenix lives in a post-apocalyptic world where the sun kills. In Melissa Marr's "Corpse Eaters", Harmony and Chris live in a world where religion spiraled out of control. The sick or disobedient are gathered to feed the corpse-eating god. In Carrie Ryan's "Miasma", Frankie lives in a world in which disease is spread not through germs but rather through "bad air" - miasma. When a deadly plague breaks out in her town, Frankie will do anything keep her sick sister from being taken by the beaked doctors who use monstrous beasts to weed out the ill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this!!! Well worth a listen!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 12-25-14

Post-apocalypse with real, plausible characters.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

I have read so many post-apocalyptic stories that it take a lot to impress me. These three authors have done so. The scenarios are new and different, the characters are heroic, but also human, not superhuman or military trained, just normal women trying to help those they love. Strong female characters are all too rare in post-apocalyptic fiction. Also Ms. Arserio is an excellent narrator. She has a soft, pleasant voice, and an expressive style. Some of the best post-apocalyptic fiction I have ever read. Highly recommended.

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  • Zombies vs Robots

  • By: Joe Cautilli, Marisha Cautilli
  • Narrated by: Joseph Cautilli
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 5

A desperate tale of survival...A family and their friends frantically battle legions of zombies in a major American east coast city. This family has one advantage, and that is its ability to innovate new technologies, including robots, to increase their chances of survival. Through the use of the robots they are able to reclaim some of their lost world, but zombies are not their only worry. Other survivors are often just as dangerous.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should have hired a professional

  • By Cypher on 10-03-13

Robots definitely win.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

From the title, I expected a lot of zombie vs robot action, and there was some, but you always new the robots would win, so no suspense. I think the story might have been better if the narrator did a better job. It is hard to get into a story when you have a poor narrator. It has been my experience that most authors do not make good narrators, and this book just reinforced that opinion. There is little expression, and what there is is clearly artificial. Mr. Cautilli makes frequent mistakes, and stops to repeat, or correct himself, without editing out the mistakes. He also does things like cough and clear his throat without pausing the recording. The pace of the narration is also slow. It is not the worst book I have listened to, but if I had known the narration would be like that, I would probably not have gotten the book. Warning: always listen to the audio sample if you don't know the narrator.

  • The Zombies of Lake Woebegotton

  • By: Harrison Geillor
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

The town of Lake Woebegotton, MN is a small town, filled with ordinary (yet above average) people, leading ordinary lives. Ordinary, that is, until the dead start coming back to life, with the intent to feast upon the living! Now this small town of above average citizens must overcome their petty rivalries and hidden secrets in order to survive an onslaught of the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why is no one making a movie out of this?

  • By Cidney on 10-07-11

Small town zombie apocalypse

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

This is a tale about a small town where the people battle zombies, but continue with their normal lives. They do not allow the apocalypse to turn them into frantic survivors or power-hungry maniacs. There are the good, the not-so-good and the downright nasty, but they all go on living their lives and keeping their values, even with zombies in their town. Nice change of pace, with plenty of zombie action too.

  • Zom-B

  • By: Darren Shan
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke - but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Micks. B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. And when dodging his fists doesn't work, B doesn't hesitate to take the piss out of kids at school with a few slaps or cruel remarks. That is, until zombies attack the school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zombies who can think.

  • By Michelle on 09-01-16

Zombies who can think.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

When you first meet B, you won't like her very much. She is a racist and a bully, at first. Stick will her, and you find a resilient, tough and honorable individual. Don't let your first impression of B stop you from reading the rest of the series. Excellent zombie series.

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  • Tattered Remnants

  • Zombie Fallout 9
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,001
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,812

In a world overrun by zombies, one family struggles against all odds to hold on. With three vampires closing in, can the Talbot family withstand the coming onslaught? Or will they become a footnote in the history of the apocalypse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another masterpiece from Mark Tufo

  • By Kathy on 02-02-16

Can't wait for the next book.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

Michael Talbot is quite possibly the biggest smart alec in all zombie fiction. He is also a truly good person. I highly recommend this book. I hope the next one comes soon. That vampire and her zombie friends are nasty customers.

  • Riley V

  • The Final Path Home
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 508

After being separated from her pack and left for dead, Riley a fearless American bulldog, teams up with an unexpected ally on her quest to find the final path home. Together they face the harshness of the wilderness, the rage of the "deaders", and the murderous intent of the "two-leggers". Sometimes, man is far from a dog's best friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT! TOO SHORT, NEED MORE!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 03-30-16

Zombie apocalypse from the dog's viewpoint.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

This book is set in the "zombie fallout" universe, telling the story from the point of view of an American Bulldog named Riley. If you are a zombie fan, a dog-lover, or both, this is a must-read. If you have read so many zombie apocalypse books that you are looking for something still in the same line, but a little different, this is a must-read. If you like honorable, tough characters and non-stop action, this is a must-read. Sean Runnette does an excellent job with the narration. The only thing that kept me from giving this book a 5 on performance is that it is told in the first person, by a female protagonist. The narrator should have been female.

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  • The Zen of Zombie

  • Better Living through the Undead
  • By: Scott Kenemore
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Reanimate yourself for success with advice on life, love, and work from the undead!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Self-help taken to a whole new level

  • By Michelle on 07-25-16

Self-help taken to a whole new level

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

Reviewed: 07-25-16

If you are a zombie, this book will make you feel good about yourself. If you are not a zombie, you may want to try it after reading this book. Scott Kenemore can say the most outrageous things as if they were commonplace. The narration is the same way. Definitely a fun and thought-provoking read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wail of the Banshees

  • Ghost Wars Saga, Volume 1
  • By: Robert Poulin
  • Narrated by: Bodine Boling
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

My name is Veronika Kane and dying, dying was just the beginning. How was I supposed to know that getting smashed on my 21st birthday would lead me to becoming the 9th victim of a serial killer that's been stalking Philadelphia's streets for months? Now I'm a ghost and unlife is pretty scary. Reapers, wraiths, ghouls, gargoyles: all of the monsters that I thought were storybook characters are real! On top of it all, the powers that are in the ghost world want to enslave me and use me in their own diabolical plot to manipulate the people of the living world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing change from zombies

  • By Karen on 12-10-13

Lady ghost takes on supernatural nasties.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

Veronica Cain is a tough lady ghost, who kicks some serious supernatural butt. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Ms. Boling is an excellent narrator. If I didn't know better, I would think Veronica herself was reading the story.

  • Warm Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Isaac Marion
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Tabitha on 07-21-12

Nontraditional take on zombie apocalypse.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

When you have read as many zombie apocalypse books as I have,you start looking for something different in the genre. This is different for 3 reasons. First, you get to hear about the zombie apocalypse from the zombie's point of view. Second, it takes place after the apocalypse, not during it. Third, the zombies are capable of being rehabilitated, and there are people who are interested in doing that, rather than simply shooting them. I like this line of thinking much better. This is one of the best zombie books I have ever read.