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  • Sovereign

  • By: Jeff Hirsch
  • Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,962
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,125

Micah Cole has been in deep space for three years while his parents chase their obsession with finding intelligence to the far corners of the universe, but Micah dreams of the friends he left behind and counts the days until they return home. When a devastating meteor shower nearly destroys their ship, Micah is separated from his family and stranded on Sovereign, a vast planet of raging rivers, towering forests, and deadly creatures. If Micah ever wants to see his family or his home again, he’ll have to learn to how to survive on a hostile alien world, all alone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT like the Martian

  • By TrustedReviewer on 02-21-19

the narrator killed this story for me.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I really struggled to finish this as the story jumped around so much making it hard to follow. the ending saved it though.

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  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,552

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

sobering piece of prose

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

a frightening realistic approach to explaining what would happen if an EMP was ever implemented. I look forward to reading more of this series.

  • The Dragon Factory

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,189

In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extinction coutndown

  • By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 05-31-17

an emotional roller coaster

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

a bit long, but such an engaging story. well done, Mr. Mayberry. Joe Ledger rocks!

  • Donovan's War

  • By: W. J. Lundy
  • Narrated by: Michael Rahhal
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Resigned to never finding peace from the war long behind him, retired warrior Thomas Donovan is now faced with an even deadlier conflict, one that could cost him the last of his humanity. Once a member of an elite underground unit, the only wars Thomas knows now are the ones that rage inside him. All he wants is to stay under the radar of existence, trying to forget the past and isolating himself from the present. When extremists kidnap a group of women from a Christian church in Syria, the past and present collide, forcing Donovan to act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected, excellent

  • By David Ginaitis on 05-26-18

all the hallmarks of a great action ride

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

one might think this is a run of the mill action yarn, but it is most definitely not. This story is worth your time and consideration. enjoy!

  • For Which We Stand: Ian's Road (A Five Roads to Texas Novel)

  • By: Joseph Hansen, Phalanx Press
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

El Paso wasn’t the Promised Land that Ian and his crew had hoped for, but it wasn’t a total bust either. The concept of a safe haven in today’s world was a fool’s errand at best. This was the consensus of their tiny band and to keep moving their only salvation. While others waited in their pens, the four from the private security company moved on, taking on as many they could help, in hopes that they too would join the fight. Their journey was long and arduous, but it was worth it...they hope.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Really Engaged

  • By S A on 11-14-18

another great entry to this groundbreaking series

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

finally someone deals with the nuclear reactor question associated with apocalyptic fiction! great job! great read! not thrilled with the narrator.

  • After the Roads

  • A Five Roads to Texas Novel
  • By: Brian Parker
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

The Texas Safe Zone is home to four million refugees, trapped behind the walls of Fort Bliss - too many people and not enough food. In a desperate gamble, the Army unit responsible for securing the walls begins to cast its net far and wide for pre-outbreak food storage locations. Not everyone will make it home. For Sidney Bannister, the Safe Zone has become a nightmare she can no longer endure. She must find a way to leave before her baby is born or risk never experiencing freedom again.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story in this new Shared World!

  • By Joe Mahoney on 09-23-18

a worthy installment of an ever increasing series

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Sidney was my favorite character from the progenitor book of the series, "5 Roads to Texas". she is smart and sassy and resourceful. i can't wait to read more of her story.

  • Five Roads to Texas

  • A Phalanx Press Collaboration
  • By: W.J. Lundy, Brian Parker, Rich Baker, and others
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 166

It spread fast - no time to understand it - let alone learn how to fight it. Once it reached you, it was too late. All you could do is run. Rumored safe zones and potential for a cure drifted across the populace, forcing tough decisions to be made. They say only the strong survive. Well, they forgot about the smart, the inventive, and the lucky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story, can't wait for the next round!

  • By Julie Loeb on 07-24-18

great story by great "everyman" authors

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

the only thing I didn't like was the narrator. Aside from that I enjoyed this collaboration immensely and long for more.