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  • 52 Sleepless Nights

  • Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, and Horror Short Stories
  • By: Tobias Wade
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Did you know that heaven keeps a prisoner? Or that the grim reaper's scythe isn't there to harvest you? It's really to protect you against something on your journey. This is a huge collection of 52 psychological horror and supernatural horror stories, the second volume to the Amazon best-selling horror collection, 51 Sleepless Nights.   

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-24-18

Great stories

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

There are some great stories here some are scarey some are not but all leave you wishing for more. "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

  • Planet of the Dead

  • By: Thomas S. Flowers
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

News reports speak of mass panic and violence spreading across the globe. Negligent leaders hide behind misinformation. But in an age of paranoia and suspicion, who can say what is true anymore? Struggling to survive against a sweeping epidemic that has engulfed the planet, survivors will have to make hard choices in a world that no longer makes sense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie goodness.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 04-25-18

Basic zombie story.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

So this was your basic zombie story where characters blatantly ignore the fact the something is going on, people get killed doing stupid stuff, and often allow themselves to be cornered by slow moving undead. Over all it's a nice light read that leaves you saying sucks for them but that wouldn't have happened to me. The characters were very one dimensional and very unremarkable with the exception of surfer dude the only character with commen sense. "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

  • Villains Pride

  • The Shadow Master, Book 2
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

Jackson Blackwell, The Shadowmaster, is in over his head this time. After his last adventure, where he tore fantasy novels a new one, Jackson has to deal with the repercussions of angry gods, angrier conspirators, and the wrath of his pregnant girlfriend! Thanks to a godly decree and a crafty clause, Jackson has been banished from his home. And the only universe kindly enough to take him in is one infested with comic-book-style superheroes and supervillains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By MEDY L on 01-02-18

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

It's a fun story and an easy one to listen to the author doesn't take it serious and solves problems using simple methods like killing everyone or just a simple reboot if your a fan of comics you'll love this book. "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • City of the Dead: Author's Preferred Edition

  • By: Brian Keene
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

In this sequel to The Rising, cities are overrun with legions of the undead, intent on destroying what's left of the living. Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, a handful of survivors prepare to make their last stand against an unstoppable, merciless enemy. With every hour their chances diminish and their numbers dwindle, while the ranks of the dead continue to rise. Because sooner or later, everything dies. And then it comes back, ready to kill.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Infinity

  • By Spooky Mike on 01-23-18

Great journey to bitter sweet ending.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I went into this book kinda knowing there was no way out for man kind, so you are kinda along for the ride to the end of the world and when the end comes you smile close the the book and hope it never really happens.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season One

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,774

Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy crap, wow.

  • By Ran on 04-22-14

great story.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I'm totally looking forward to reading and listening to season 2 it can only get better. The character development is great and makes you want to care about them.

  • EverRealm: A LitRPG Novel

  • Level Dead ,Book 1
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

In the 23rd century, the world is at an end, and a group of gaming and programming friends decide that their only way to survive is to discard their bodies, and send their minds into the quantum matrix of a virtual gaming world. They have created the Domains, and there they plan to reside forever. Except, the nightmares of reality have followed them into their new quantum dimension, and those nightmares threaten to destroy it all!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The dead must eat the living even in the Virtual

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-25-18

Different really good but different

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

This was a different kind of litrpg, one I will listen to over and over again I loved it. Jake has a unique way of blending zombie horror with fantasy like I have never seen. the characters are well fleshed out and the transition from the real world to the video game world is swift and believable. I suggest you give this a listen it litrpg Jake Bible style and that means good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Direction Home

  • Ordinary People Surviving Extraordinary Times, Book 1
  • By: Mike Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

A college student in Knoxville. An Irish couple on their dream vacation in Orlando. A bank robber in an Atlanta prison...what do they all have in common? They are survivors of vPx073, the most deadly virus ever to be unleashed on the planet. One that has brought civilization to a standstill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Direction Home Excellent Plague Survival Series

  • By Joseph Mahoney on 07-26-17

Surviving best way you can

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

If you could sum up No Direction Home in three words, what would they be?

Pox, survive, camp

What did you like best about this story?

That the author didn't make out the survivors to ultra right wing but jobs, but just like the title say just ordinary folks.

What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

I like his voice

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

No, but I kept my attention all the way through

  • The Horror at Red Hook

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Not many weeks ago, on a street corner in the village of Pascoag, Rhode Island, a tall, heavily built, and wholesome-looking pedestrian furnished much speculation by a singular lapse of behavior. He had, it appears, been descending the hill by the road from Chepachet; and encountering the compact section, had turned to his left into the main thoroughfare where several modest business blocks convey a touch of the urban.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lovecraft is boring

  • By Spooky Mike on 08-15-17

Basic lovecraft

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

If you could sum up The Horror at Red Hook in three words, what would they be?

Basic lovecraft story

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

Not really lovecraft uses very flowery language and I quickly get bored.

Which character – as performed by Austin Vanfleet – was your favorite?

None really

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

No

Any additional comments?

This story was not very good in my opinion but still worth a listen if you want a quick read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Rising

  • By: Brian Keene
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

The Rising is the story of Jim Thurmond, a determined father battling his way across a post-apocalyptic zombie landscape, to find his young son. Accompanied by Martin, a preacher still holding to his faith, and Frankie, a recovering heroin addict with an indomitable will to survive, Jim travels from state to state and town to town facing an endless onslaught of undead hordes and the evils perpetrated by his fellow man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Rising Part I

  • By Spooky Mike on 08-11-17

Not your basic zombie book

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Would you listen to The Rising again? Why?

Yes I most certainly will. It's not your same old basic zombie story with mindless zombies who just become background to the real living human threat.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rising?

I loved the scene at the car dealer ship when the zombie was trying to sell them a car.

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

No I haven't but I'm looking forward too.

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

Yes, there were lots of scenes that made you laugh and one that made me choke up a little.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mech Corps

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

The human race is about to be without a home, Earth having been turned into a toxic wasteland by decades of war and centuries of neglect. Now united and desperate to put down new roots, humanity sets off across the galaxy. But the galaxy isn't as hospitable as people would like.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Battle is never glorious

  • By Quella on 07-17-17

Fast paced action, and alien butt kicking.

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

What did you love best about Mech Corps?

The action and the friendship between the mech piolets.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mech Corps?

I loved the part when the mech piolets discovered that the aliens could use their weapons and especially the xeno in the mech.

Which scene was your favorite?

The sex scene and the total lack of privacy there in.

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

Rock, paper, scissors, mech