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  • Ghost of the Gods

  • By: Kevin Bohacz
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Two years after the devastation of mass human extinctions in kill zones, mankind is still grasping for survival. An oppressive union of government and big business controls an exhausted America, which is divided between walled-in Protectorates and the unpoliced Outlands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably Well Done!!!

  • By Brian B. on 06-14-15

Worth a listen, but...

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

This book continues the story of the "nano plague" started in "Immortality." The story's premise, as with the first, is great, the characters and some of the plot, a little less so. Here are some of the points I did not care for:
-The character "Noah" made no sense to me, and as far as I could tell didn't do very much.
-The character "Cathy," after having split with Mark amicably (though she feels still in love with him), slaps and hates on Mark all through the last third of the book instead of behaving like an adult. Seriously, Cathy, the dude is a trans-human hybrid and you're surprised he falls for another one? Grow up Cathy!
-General McCafferty (sp?) goes from hating Mark's guts with the fury of a thousand suns to worshiping the ground he walks on in the span of like three chapters.
-The God Machine goes from eliminating 2/3 of all humans to loving them at the end of the book? I don't get that, but maybe its just me. Due to the interface at the zero-g labs? Maybe I'm just dumb on this one, but why the 180?
-WHERE IS THE REST OF THE WORLD?? You mean to tell me that all the rest of the world sat on it's backside after having it's population decimated? Russia, China, UK, where are you guys? Having an end of the world siesta? Maybe the God Machine decided 47000 years ago or whatever that someday there would be a United States, and darn it, it was gonna be an American by god!

Anyway, all that being said, it is definitely not the worst book I've read (listened to). It just could have been great with some changes.

  • The Purge of Babylon Series Box Set: Books 1-3

  • By: Sam Sisavath
  • Narrated by: Adam Danoff
  • Length: 41 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments. Survivors call it The Purge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • started iffy but then couldn't put it down.

  • By Brett on 04-19-17

Characters as flat as pita bread.

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

Man, if I have to hear the phrase "Dead, not stupid" again I'll shoot myself. There were SO MANY repeated phrases in this book, I felt like I was being brainwashed.

The characters in the book are just...not there. I can't feel anything for them at all. Some come, some die, and I found myself forgetting the names and not caring in the slightest.

The premise was cool, but without any real back story to the main character except one guy is straight laced while the other one is the joker, I really don't know why I should care if they get killed.

I didn't care for the narrator either. All the bad guys had exaggerated southern accents and the women all seemed too weepy, except the cocky ones who all seemed too cocky.

And then there were the moments after some terrible thing happened, and the characters were all joking around. There was no reflection or emotion from the characters; just an internal monologue like "She knew she would never forget it." But then, on to the next one liner.

All in all, just didn't do it for me. Give it a try if you like.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Assassin's Code

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 4
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,900
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,551

When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hang On To Your Shorts!

  • By Mel on 05-05-12

Joe Ledger gets better and better...

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

On my phone so short and sweet. It's a good one!

Go Check it out...

  • Demons

  • By: John Shirley
  • Narrated by: John Shirley, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 32

In a future uncomfortably close to the present day, the apocalypse has surpassed all expectations. Hideous demons roam the streets in an orgy of terror, drawing pleasure from torturing humans as sadistically as possible. Ira, a young San Francisco artist, becomes involved with a strange group of scientists and philosophers desperately trying to end the bloody siege. But the most shocking revelation is yet to come.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious and not what I expected

  • By Laurie on 06-28-04

Too vague.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-11

I like a story that leaves you wondering about right and wrong, good and evil, etc. However, this one left too many questions about what was going on, and the two books seemed artificially joined after the fact.

The demons, their background, philosophies, etc., could and should have been explained in further detail. That would have been fascinating enough to keep me excited.

The Deus Ex Machina is also pretty heavy handed in both books, and kind of cliche'd as well.

Over all, it wasn't BAD per se', but just kind of disappointing.

The narration was quite good; I didn't find an inappropriate moment.

Anyway, my 2 cents worth.

  • From a Buick 8

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Rebhorn, Bruce Davison, Becky Ann Baker
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 998

Stephen King's first full-length solo novel since Dreamcatcher, the long-awaited From a Buick 8 is "nearly flawless and one terrific entertainment," says Publishers Weekly. A strange car acts as a conduit between our world and some other...and the boogeyman of this creepy story is our collective fascination with deadly things.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration nightmare

  • By Randall on 03-24-18

Absolutely top notch.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-11

This is one of the most satisfying audio books from S. King I have listened to to date. The voice acting was absolutely spot on.

I loved the story from when I read it, so I'm biased there. If you're a fan of stories that are inexplicable, strange, and not always resolved completely, this is a great one.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Needful Things

  • The Last Castle Rock Story
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612

A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless. Presented unabridged and read by the author.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but why the music?

  • By Andrew on 10-25-11

A good S.K. story, but terrible music choice.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-11

The producers of this story chose to use some of the most glaring and inappropriate music for events that were occurring in the plot. For example, during the fight between Wilma Jerczic (sp?) and Nettie Cobb, the music sounded as gay and lively as a calliope. It was absurd given the gruesome tone and nature of the event in the story.

They likewise chose very inappropriate music for several other key plot points, disturbing the mood of the story and making it seem as if the whole thing was some big joke.

So - Story OK for S. King, not the best and not the worst.
Narrator - S.K. himself, doing a good job.
Music accompaniment - AWFUL.

19 of 22 people found this review helpful