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  • Defeat's Victory

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,294

In this explosive conclusion to the Indian Hill series we find Mike, Tracy, Drababan, BT and the entire crew of the now destroyed USS Guardian hurtling through space, head on into their destiny. But will it be the one they seek or the destruction of all they know and have ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond beautiful

  • By Anonymous User on 01-10-18

Wow! Just wow.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

Man. This has to be the best conclusion to any series I have ever read.

  • Frayed

  • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 9
  • By: Shawn Chesser
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

In the three weeks since mounting a brash rescue mission to a zombie-infested Los Angeles and returning home to find lives of loved ones hanging in the balance, Cade has occupied himself with runs outside the wire to procure supplies necessary to ride out what the Farmer's Almanac predicts will be a long, cold winter. As Cade and his team seize an unforeseen opportunity provided by the plummeting temperatures, he quickly realizes they are in a race against time - and nature's fickle whims.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok..not great

  • By Wade on 02-26-18

You HAVE to listen to this!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I think this is the best one yet. Another homerun for Shawn. Way to go!

  • Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer

  • A Dying Days Book
  • By: Armand Rosamilia
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Nicely
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Thirteen tales of Darlene Bobich! The prequel to the successful Dying Days zombie novella. Includes a free preview of Dying Days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DARLENE IS AWESOME!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 04-13-16

Great book, mediocre narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

A quick listen. I loved the story. The Narrator leaves little to be desired. She had many mispronounced words and made it seem like she didn't take too seriously the job of storytelling. Sad.

  • The Blood of Olympus

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,809

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood - the blood of Olympus - in order to wake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • why oh why did they ever switch narrators!!!!!!!!!

  • By wayne on 10-09-14

Nick Chamian ruins the whole thing

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

Reviewed: 11-17-14

What did you love best about The Blood of Olympus?

I loved the story. It was a perfect conclusion. Fast paced and high energy with a lot of things going on to make you stay glued until the end.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the updating and urbanizing of the immortal gods. Reading about the gods historically is quite, um, unsettling. They were not very nice to say the least. Rick Riordan pulls out the sense of humor of the gods without diminishing their power.

What didn’t you like about Nick Chamian’s performance?

I hated his performance. I hated everything about it. Zero stars wasn't an option. He read the book. No more, no less. It was far from a performance. There was nothing remotely entertaining about his reading. In my opinion, this book and the last book should be read by another performer. Any other performer.

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

I laughed out loud many, many times. I even shed a tear. There were so many instances of character growth and coming of age and acceptance of things that can't be changed.

Any additional comments?

The only criticism I have is the story line of Nicko. I think the character was written more mature and dark than his age of what, 13 or so. Spoiler alert: I think the assumption of his sexual orientation should have been placed on a much older character.

  • Z-Burbia

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

Whispering Pines is a classic, quiet, private American subdivision on the edge of Asheville, NC, set in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains. Which is good since the zombie apocalypse has come to Western North Carolina and really put suburban living to the test! Surrounded by a sea of the undead, the residents of Whispering Pines have adapted their bucolic life of block parties to scavenging parties, common area groundskeeping to immediate area warfare, neighborhood beautification to neighborhood fortification.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In my zombie top 10

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 08-19-14

A good fix for a Zombie addict

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

Where does Z-Burbia rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

So far, right behind Zombie Fallout (Mark Tufo) and Apocalypse Z (Manel Loureiro)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elsbeth is my fave. It seems that all Z books have a former Special Forces, Hooah, kill-em-all, I can fix everything, kind of person OR the unfortunate family guy turned Rambo. This one is the latter. That is what makes Elsbeth so refreshing. She has so many layers and has gone through many things to make her what she is, but she doesn’t see that as a negative. She is the eternal glass-is-half-full girl

What about Andrew B. Wehrlen’s performance did you like?

His performance was good. He gave a different voice to each of the characters. Not like some I've heard with a monotone droning voice that puts you to sleep. If I had any criticism, it would be his tempo. He spoke very quickly, too quickly. The story is set in the south. He does the accent wonderfully, but no in the south speaks that fast

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The House of Hades

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,391
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,972

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really HATE it when narrators are switched

  • By amyrex2 on 10-08-13

The Narrator kills this Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 10-12-13

Would you try another book from Rick Riordan and/or Nick Chamian?

I love everything Rick Riordan has written and so has my son. The stories are clever and brilliant as well as being current with the aspect of today's living. But with this narrator, I could't even make it through 10 minutes of the Audio book. So, Rick...YES. Nick...NO!

What did you like best about this story?

I can't honestly tell you. I'm going to have to buy the book and give it a read to know how the story goes. I'm sure it's great.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nick Chamian?

I would have preferred Joshua Swanson as he was the one who narrated the entire Heroes of Olympus series thus far. For an audio book, the narrator is the most important part of the entertainment value, like in TV or movies. I know I would find it unbelievable to see Madonna play Wonder Woman. I only hope everything is well in Joshua's life and there have been no tragedies to have prevented him from making this performance.

Any additional comments?

Please, please, please producers and directors of audio books. Please don't change narrators mid series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cujo

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

A cute family dog turns into a vicious family killer in King's canine classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!!!

  • By Jennifer on 03-03-13

Why did I waste a Credit?

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

Reviewed: 03-18-12

What disappointed you about Cujo?

The whole thing. I remember reading this as a teen, but i don't remember it being so awful. That goes to show you teens have poor judgement. There was so much written in this novel that was completely unnecessary. If all that was removed, it would have been a very clever short story. King could have written less about the things that didn't add to the story line and more about things that would, and then It could have made a good novel. But in the end, the part about the dog was good and the only god part of the book.

Has Cujo turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. not at all. I love these types of books, I just need to be more selective with Stephen King's novels.

What about Lorna Raver’s performance did you like?

I thought she was wonderful given what she was reading. I'm suprised she didn't sound as bored as I was hearing it. I think that speaks very well to her performance.

What character would you cut from Cujo?

All of those sales and advertising exects. And the bloody vomit cereal. I mean really?

Any additional comments?

You must really LOVE Steven King to get this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed, Christopher Burns
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 512

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six. They were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Audiobook so far

  • By Herve Bronnimann on 03-25-04

Such a wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 03-18-12

Where does The Time Traveler's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved everything about this book. The story line was tricky to keep in place, but the writer did it perfectly.

What about Maggi-Meg Reed and Christopher Burns ’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed listening to Maggi-Meg's portion more than Christopher's portion. She made much more of her character. I believed she was Clare. I was convinced of it. She made a remarkable performance. As for Christohper, he was less believeable. There were times in which I thought he was reading as a news caster or a game show host, and then there were times I could hear Henry in his voice. His performance did not distract me from the rest of the book.

If you could take any character from The Time Traveler's Wife out to dinner, who would it be and why?

It would have to be Clare. I am a military spouse, so I can see myself through her. The unknowing and the uncertainty.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about a true love that survives anythng. Something that is unconditional and where time is the only thing that matters.