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DEAD: Perspectives (Vol. 1) audiobook cover art

What does it take to make a Leader?

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

What did you love best about DEAD: Perspectives (Vol. 1)?

This is a very interesting take on the zombie genre. There are several different ways this book varies from the usual zombie take. I rather enjoyed that the zombie bite isn’t always going to mean becoming a zombie… at least not yet. There seems to be some people that have natural immunities that let them live even after being bitten. Once that person dies from whatever caused him/her to die THEN he/she becomes a walking corpse.

What was one of the most memorable moments of DEAD: Perspectives (Vol. 1)?

The most memorable scene, for me, would have to be when Pluck saves Steve's life. Pluck is Steve's dog...or was. He gave his life to save Steve from the very first zombie Steve encountered.

What about Andrew McFerrin’s performance did you like?

I get a kick out of the Narrator Andrew McFerrin’s voices and accents. Especially Mr. Randell Smith’s snooty tone, Thalia’s little voice, and Sgt. Paul Whimmer southern draw.

If you could rename DEAD: Perspectives (Vol. 1), what would you call it?

I wouldn't rename it. This title is perfect for it.

Any additional comments?

This story left me wondering about how I would react in a catalytic event. Would I be brave and try to save those I care for? Or would I be fearful and try to hide? Would I be one of the many people to die in the first few days, weeks, or months after whatever event caused such a crisis? I do not know, and that makes this story all the more terrifying.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

DEAD: Winter audiobook cover art

Could you prepare for zombies?

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

Would you listen to DEAD: Winter again? Why?

Of course I'd listen to Dead: Winter again. Why not? It's an awesome book.

What other book might you compare DEAD: Winter to and why?

Dead: Winter is part of the Dead series by TW Brown. It is well worth giving the whole series a try.

Have you listened to any of Andrew McFerrin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Andrew McFerrin is a great narrator. His voices help keep the listener spell bound. I love the Egyptian accents that he uses. He is fast becoming one of my favorite narrators.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Probably not a book to listen to all in one setting. You'd lose some of the story if you tried grinding it all out at once. That would take away from the spooky bits and the whole zombie vibe. Well worth giving it the time and attention though.

Any additional comments?

I love the multiple levels of the characters in this book. Each story helps show the struggles people would face in this new world AZ (After Zombies.). Warning – There is violence, death, blood, and horror within this book. There is also life, love, and laughter.

That’s what makes it awesome.

This book left me with the craving need to know what happens next in this series. It left me wondering about the supplies I’d need in an apocalyptic event. It left me wanting to make sure those I care for will be protected in any event. It also makes me wonder how anyone could prepare for events such as these within this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

DEAD: Fortunes & Failures audiobook cover art

Zombies vs. Humanity at its' worst and best

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

Would you consider the audio edition of DEAD: Fortunes & Failures to be better than the print version?

I like both the print and audio book versions of this book. Both of them are great.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book is several stories on a series of rotating chapters. One of the main characters in one of the stories is Kevin. He is one of the absolutely perfect persons to have with you in a zombie apocalypse. He is strong, resourceful, very smart, and very logical. Without him lots of people probably would have died early in the story. He is a bit of a geek, and that is a good thing. Absolutely one of my favorite characters in this book.

Which scene was your favorite?

I got a kick out of when Steve woke up from after being out of it for a few weeks. He is everyone in this point when we all feel hurt or weak and sulk about it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You might want to listen to this book all in one setting, but don't. It's best savored. You cannot really get the whole feel of the story if you listen to it all in one go. Take your time, let the story seep in bit by bit and scare the hell outta you.

Any additional comments?

This story starts from a prior stopping point of this series. It starts strong and goes straight to an odd queasy icky factor that helps bring the story alive. After that it slows down for a bit before it picks back up with a vengeance. The characters are so well written that you get emotionally invested in their lives, and in some cases, their deaths.

I really like the Narrator Andrew McFerrin’s voice. His accents and voices for the characters help draw the listener into the heart of the story. I greatly enjoyed how he helped bring them to life. This book is part of the Dead series by TW Brown. It is thirteen hours and thirty-four minutes long. Warning – Not for those who scare easily. This book is full of zombies, blood, guts, gore, awesome scenes, some horrible people, and a helluva lot of crazy cool stories.

I was left feeling very happy we are not living in an apocalyptic dying world. Dodging the dangers of a zombie scratch and bite would be horrible enough, but dealing with the worst of humanity would suck the most. This book rocks. It keeps you hooked from start till end. Definitely worth getting more of this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

That Ghoul Ava Kicks Some Fairy A** audiobook cover art

Don't piss off a ghoul.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-14

Where does That Ghoul Ava Kicks Some Fairy A** rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ava is, and continues to be, one of my favorite characters. I love both the written and audible versions of this book!

What other book might you compare That Ghoul Ava Kicks Some Fairy A** to and why?

Ava is in a class all her own. She's both badass and witty.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene had to be the big fight scene. I loved how she would grab one of the dead monsters and nibble on it while the bad guys would do the bad guy talk.

If you could rename That Ghoul Ava Kicks Some Fairy A**, what would you call it?

I wouldn't change it. This title rocks.

Any additional comments?

I'm still waiting for this book to become a tv series or a movie. And there's a fan page for Ava on Facebook now! (Yes, I joined it. ^-^ )

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

That Ghoul Ava and The Queen of the Zombies audiobook cover art

You'll suddenly see ghouls and zombies differently

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

Reviewed: 08-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of That Ghoul Ava and The Queen of the Zombies to be better than the print version?

I loved both the audio and the printed versions of this book.

What other book might you compare That Ghoul Ava and The Queen of the Zombies to and why?

Ava's humor reminds me of a mix of Katie MacAlister heroines and a shot of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when Ava freaked out the Queen of the Zombies by pulling hunks of her flesh off and eating it like it was candy.

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

I found myself laughing out loud more often then not. I had more than my fair share of people looking at me like I had went loco.

Any additional comments?

Love, love, love this series! I am so keeping my fingers crossed that it becomes a tv series or a movie!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

That Ghoul Ava audiobook cover art

My kind of ghoul.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-14

What made the experience of listening to That Ghoul Ava the most enjoyable?

Have you ever came across a story with a ghoul in it? My guess is that you have. That's good, except you need to scratch everything you've learned about ghouls out and start over. Ava is NOT your average ghoul. For one, this ghoul rocks.After the first scene of Ava's nails becoming claws and her climbing her walls to get away from the sun, I was hooked!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ava, of course!! Lisa is funny too.

What does Celia Aurora de Blas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Celia adds the extra snarky sounds that aren't fully portrayed in the written version. Like when Ava is talking about her ex-husband and his new wife.

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

I laughed my ass off at different times. I loved the scene when Ava made the store clerk 'dirty' his pants and pass out. Also the scene where Ava had to go to the car wash on the hood to get the vampire dust off.

Any additional comments?

Oddly enough, I was eating chocolate when Ava mentioned dead or dying children smell like chocolate. Ever have an inner struggle? I did then! Yes, I went ahead and finished my chocolate. It's chocolate after all! Besides, it just made the story that much sweeter.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

DEAD: The Ugly Beginning audiobook cover art

Sleep with the lights on & a baseball bat in hand.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-14

Where does Dead: The Ugly Beginning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is tops on my reader's choice list. If you love a really great zombie book, you'll love this one. Once you start, it is very hard to put it down for any length of time. Sleep becomes next to impossible till you finish this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead: The Ugly Beginning?

The scene that got me hooked on this book was when Steve's dog Pluck saves Steve. Cold chills ran down my spin and any noise in my house made me twitch. It is from this scene that I knew I wouldn't be getting any sleep till the book was finished.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when Dillon heard the baby cry. I had a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes by the time the scene ended.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

When hell is full the dead walk...You better be able to run.

Any additional comments?

This book kept me thralled for the whole duration. My emotions swung from fearful to pissed in seconds, from elation to horror, and everything in-between. It is one of the best zombie books I've found in a long time. I have every intention of stalking Audible to pounce each book of this series when they are released!

10 of 16 people found this review helpful

Zomblog II audiobook cover art

Zomblog series is addictive.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-13

Would you listen to Zomblog II again? Why?

I'd happily listen to this book again. It's a great story!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Meredith is my favorite of this book. She's strong, she's sassy, & she can kick some serious ass.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is when Meredith is sitting in the old barn. I love the way the sunset and field is portrayed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Of course I wanted to listen to this book all in one sitting. I couldn't though. Life likes to distract me.

Any additional comments?

This would make a perfect present for any zombie fan.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Zomblog, Book 1 audiobook cover art

One of the BEST zombie books.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Zomblog to be better than the print version?

About the same. The upside to the audio is hands & eyes free!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sam is my favorite. Sam's an awesome man & tries his hardest to help others.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where Sam & them save Meredith. It is both the best and the worst scene in the book. I say worst because you have an instant "Oh god no!" moment.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The scene right before Meredith takes over writing. I had tears streaming down my face.

Any additional comments?

This is one of my favorite books.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful