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  • Zero Day

  • A Novel
  • By: Ezekiel Boone
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come. The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer's theory that we need to kill only the queens? For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it's an easy answer. She's gone as far as she can - more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder - and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining trilogy, the dog lives

  • By S. Yates on 05-01-18

Well written

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I enjoyed reading this book. the narrator did a good job representing the characters. it is definitely worth a credit to listen to.

  • Valhalla

  • A Shrouded World, Book 4
  • By: Mark Tufo, John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 383

In this explosive fourth installment of the popular A Shrouded World Series, Jack is seemingly back from the dead. Mike and Trip are in a desperate bid to help their friend before he falls victim to whatever is plaguing the inhabitants of Valhalla. New enemies are exposed along with new found friends, but will it be enough to stop the tides of time? Follow along, as our heroes embark on their most dangerous quest yet. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story but felt like half a book.

  • By Greg Kennedy on 10-30-18

Too much Tufo

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

This co-authored series was interesting and fun for the first 2 books. But this novel was a little more trying to get through. I used to like Mike Tufo but his stories strayed too far from the original plot lines.Not to mention the addition of gratuitous sexuality and his own personal harem.
I read and enjoyed all of O'Brien's original series and wish they had continued. I'm sorry to say I won't be buying another book from this series.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Retreat Series

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Craig DiLouie, Stephen Knight, Joe McKinney
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 707

This set includes the first three audiobooks from the Retreat series: Pandemic, Slaughterhouse, and Die Laughing

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By wendy on 06-01-18

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Enjoyed the story. Did notice some discrepancies, as with any long story. Sandra Rollings in the first book was said to have grown up in "Beantown". Then in book 3, she is from a small-town outside Atlanta. Otherwise, well written and creative.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • This Dying World: Abandon All Hope

  • By: James D. Dean
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Dan Foster's world is in chaos. His escape to his brother's farm wasn't enough to keep his family safe from the ravenous zombie hordes. Now on the road once again, he struggles with the guilt of his inaction that cost him dearly. As Dan tries to put the pieces of his life back together, he must confront a sadistic evil that has risen amongst the remnants of society. He will soon learn the monsters that walk in the open pale in comparison to those still lurking in the shadows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are you kidding me????

  • By Anonymous User on 01-20-18

Good but....

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Good story. However, Mr. Writer, remember it is a zombie story, not a psychopath novel. More zombie stuff like what their mutations mean, survival amongst them, etc.. would be great.Less about Dan's plan for revenge on the crazy man who has supposedly killed his family. Also, timeline check on Jason and Murphy -they can't now just be getting to Wisconsin at the same time Dan just got out of his prison, right? There's no way even in a zombie winter it would take that long to drive from California.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack 3
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,172
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,169

This publisher's pack contains Sanctuary (book 5) and Rebellion (book 6) of the After It Happened series. Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness that swept the country and left millions dead, the series follows the trials facing a reluctant hero, Dan, and the group he forms around him. They must battle the elements, find sufficient supplies and equipment to survive, and protect themselves against the most destructive force on the planet: other people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great end

  • By Jordan on 01-31-18

Nicely ended

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

Excellent series and very interesting to listen to. The author did a good job creating characters that were either likable or despicable (if that was what the story called for); and R.C. Bray did his usual great job breathing life into them. Sorry to see the series end but it ended in a reasonable way with hope for humanity.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • City of the Dead: Author's Preferred Edition

  • By: Brian Keene
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

In this sequel to The Rising, cities are overrun with legions of the undead, intent on destroying what's left of the living. Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, a handful of survivors prepare to make their last stand against an unstoppable, merciless enemy. With every hour their chances diminish and their numbers dwindle, while the ranks of the dead continue to rise. Because sooner or later, everything dies. And then it comes back, ready to kill.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Infinity

  • By Spooky Mike on 01-23-18

The Ending is a complete letdown

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

The ending of this book made the entire series pointless. Everything that the characters go through to help save a child just so a week later he can die. And a second let down is that the demons win and destroy Earth and Exterminating all of humankind, all life on Earth, and then move on to repeat it on other planets. it is almost as if the author was tired of the series and just wanted to kill it. This was not a bad storyline but just expect to be disappointed at the end.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,992
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,945

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

Pretty darn good book

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

Very good, well written story. Enjoyable & even easily understandable and fun to follow. I will look forward other works by this author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the Fourth Season

  • By: KC Wayland
  • Narrated by: Claire Dodin, Elisa Eliot, Nate Geez, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 347

The battle has begun. There is no more running away or trying to hide. The survivors confront their attackers head on, both human and otherwise. As the mystery starts to unravel surrounding the man in the pin-striped suit, can our heroes stop him in time? We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the Fourth Season, the final season, features 12 chapters packed with performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wayland wraps up his dead

  • By John on 01-26-15

Good Story Line

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I completed the series b/c it was a good story. However, all the constant infighting was tedious. Also, I found myself again annoyed by the disloyalty of the characters. Peg who was a whimpering fool for Michael and followed him everywhere then left him at a drop of a hat. Then she flips back to Michael.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the Second Season

  • By: Kc Wayland, Shane Salk
  • Narrated by: Blackstone Audiobooks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Season two of this action-packed audio drama plunges listeners back into a ravaged world of violence and terror. The hope of a better life forces the survivors of the Tower out into the dissolving world around them. The consequences of past battles leave them struggling not only with each other but the remaining fragments of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M HOOKED!!!

  • By Taylor on 10-09-13

Everyone is always in panic mode

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

For trained soldiers two, of the main characters are constantly in a panic & act very aggressively toward each other & the other survivors. They are always jockeying for the alpha dog position. Also, they snap at each other constantly. They are not very loyal when one of their 's falls behind.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rising

  • By: Brian Keene
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

The Rising is the story of Jim Thurmond, a determined father battling his way across a post-apocalyptic zombie landscape, to find his young son. Accompanied by Martin, a preacher still holding to his faith, and Frankie, a recovering heroin addict with an indomitable will to survive, Jim travels from state to state and town to town facing an endless onslaught of undead hordes and the evils perpetrated by his fellow man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Rising Part I

  • By Spooky Mike on 08-11-17

Rude way to end the story

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I would have rated it higher if there was more closer to the story. if the author wanted to leave readers in suspense for a second book, he could have done it differently. I mean come on the whole book was about getting to the son. Did he or didn't he find him? I mean this is fiction the two shots could have been for the wife and her new husband. You have to reward your readers with something for listening to hours of your book. And no, I don't want to come up with my own ending. If I wanted to do that I'd write my own story- finish what you begin.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful