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  • Animal Kingdom: An Apocalyptic Novel

  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Peter Bishop
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Everything is going great until a bizarre snake attack sends everybody in the zoo running for cover. It isn't long before Joe realizes that there is a lot more going on than a simple snake attack. And if the hungry lions, roaring gorillas and charging elephants now free from their cages have anything to say about it, there is more bloodshed to come. All of the world's animals are attacking, and no one knows why. What they do know is that man is now on the bottom of the food chain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story of Animals and Humans Behaving Badly

  • By Kim Venatries on 04-30-13

All the characters are too nice

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

The only character that seemed real was the villain - everyone else was overall too nice, didn’t do much at all and came across as whiners. The whole thing was anticlimactic. Just when it seemed like something awesome was going to happen it just fizzled. Overall the story was disappointing.

  • River of Darkness

  • By: Rennie Airth
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

In 1921, the bloodied bodies of Colonel Fletcher, his wife and two staff are found in a manor house in Surrey. The police have put the murders down to a violent robbery, but Detective Inspector Madden from Scotland Yard has his own suspicions. In the meantime the killer is plotting his second strike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Mystery Written in 1920's Style-What A Thrill!

  • By Nancy J on 06-27-12

Had me on the edge of my seat, by the end.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, good integration on some of the early forensic advancements made by the Scotland Yard.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, once it got going. It was a bit of a slow start but there was enough to keep me wanting to turn it on. Once it got going, about 1/4 way through, I was loving the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really enjoyed where the narration came from the killer. I would have really enjoyed hearing more of his story and was disappointed how we didn't hear much about his family and upbringing in detail until the very end.

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

Not really, it's not that kind of story but I was very invested in the main characters.

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    Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    599 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Abandon

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 526

On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote mining town will disappear, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins, and not a single bone will be found - not even the gold that was rumored to have been the pride of this town. One hundred and thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a leading history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The book that should have been good; but wasn't

  • By Vanessa on 04-02-12

Spooky story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-11

I loved this story. It seems like it is hard to fine something that is really unique and interesting but this story delivered! I thoroughly enjoyed it and the two storys between the different time periods was fantastic. I am sure it helped that I love a good horror and anything with a historical twist is a huge plus for me but it wasn't just that. The narrator was great. I did not notice the intake of breath that another reviewer mentioned but I was not listening to this on my headphones either. Maybe I was just too caught up in the suspense? Note to the author: if you write up a really amazing story I don't think continual use of the F-word is necessary - just sayin'. I still gave it 5 stars because it didn't ruin it for me but I think it would have been just as good without say 50 of those.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

Tooth and Nail
    
    
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        Steve Cooper
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    264 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Tooth and Nail

  • By: Craig DiLouie
  • Narrated by: Steve Cooper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

As a new plague related to the rabies virus infects millions, America recalls its military forces from around the world to safeguard hospitals and other vital buildings. Many of the victims become rabid and violent but are easily controlled—that is, until so many are infected that they begin to run amok, spreading slaughter and disease.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rough, but Enjoyable

  • By Flavius Krakdaddius on 08-18-10

Not horrible but not great either...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-11

This was "OK" I didn't mind all the military stuff and thought that sort of set this story apart from other zombie books but I would have liked to see these guys use their military expertise to actually try to survive. The whole book was about how they just couldn't accept what was happening and it got to be a little frustrating. A better zombie book with military references is by far Day by Day Armageddon and the sequel Beyond Exile by JL Bourne. There just didn't seem to be much plot past going from one street to the next... it was a bit shallow and two dimensional. Could have been so much better but not a total waste of a credit either. You can't completely fail when a zombie hoard are taking over a major metropolis, for those of us who love these zombie stories that is half the storyline requirment right there. So three stars for somewhat entertaining but think the author really missed a lot of great opportunity to write a 5 star story.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Becoming

  • Anna Strong, Vampire, Book 1
  • By: Jeanne C. Stein
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 685

Anna Strong is trained for anything-until she's attacked one night, only to awaken in a dark world that exists between the living and the dead. Here, Anna struggles with her love for the two men who inhabit the realms of each: Max, a human DEA agent, and Avery, a Night Watcher who joins Anna in pursuit of the vampire who changed her life. Now, as her two worlds collide, fate plunges Anna into the ultimate battle between good and evil - where survival is not just for the living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another new take on vampires and the paranormal.

  • By Karen K on 02-26-11

I could barely finish this one

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-11

and I LOVE a good vampire tale. The story line was BORING and predictable but what really tanked this one for me was the narration. It was HORRENDOUS!! Monotone, flat and uninspired are three words that describe the reading of this blah blah boring story. Glad I didn't spend more than $5 for this one. Even that was too much.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Halfway to the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,026

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Total Guilty Pleasure!

  • By Wendy on 04-19-12

Great Series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-11

I am a newcomer to this series and I have really enjoyed it! Entertaining, interesting and action packed. The humor Bones brings to the story is great and the chemistry is perfect. This series is much better than Vampire Academy but based on some of the steamy scenes, I'd say for a bit older crowd. The only reason this is getting 4 stars instead of 5 is the narrator. She's a bit high piched and squeaky at times and sadly she doesn't do much for Bone's but his personality shines through her annoying narration.