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  • Night of the Purple Moon

  • By: Scott Cramer
  • Narrated by: Deanna Moffitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware that deadly bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens and adults. The lightning-fast epidemic sweeps across the planet when the germs attack the hormones produced during puberty. On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her - adolescence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Unique Story.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-16-14

Loved this book! Where are the other 2 books?

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

Reviewed: 04-15-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Night of the Purple Moon to be better than the print version?

Haven't seen the printed version.

Any additional comments?

Where are the other two books? I loved this book and keep waiting to see the Audiobook for at least the second book! What gives? If it's popular enough to warrant a 3rd book, it certainly deserves an audiobook of the 2nd book. I prefer listening to the audiobook only because I can listen while commuting and don't like switching from one book to another. It's apparent that I will have to suck it up and just 'read' the second and third installments of this trilogy since Audible hasn't seen fit to produce the 2nd and 3rd book.

  • Zombie Fallout 8

  • An Old Beginning
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,951
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,719

Mike and his family escaped a vast zombie horde to find themselves imprisoned by a clandestine group that seeks global domination by the most nefarious means possible. Help is coming, in the form of a 500-year-old PopTart loving vampire named Tommy. Will he be enough to get the Talbots to freedom or will he succumb to monsters new and old? On top of all this Mike discovers that he is in the crosshairs of an ancient enemy and it is only a matter of time until the final showdown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talbot at his best! Again!

  • By Ray on 10-21-14

Disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

Of course! I waited forever for this latest installment of the ZFO series but as far as I am concerned it was not up to Mr. Tufo's usually outstanding quality. Seemed like just one long drawn out episode of a tv show. I didn't feel like much thought went into the story; only trying to continue the story to please the masses. As for Sean Runnette, I will read anything he narrates. I actually look for other titles of his even if they are unrelated to the ZA genre.

If you’ve listened to books by Mark Tufo before, how does this one compare?

I recently finished A Shrouded World - Whistlers and ZFO8 doesn't hold a candle to it. I am looking forward to the next episode of the collaboration between Mr. Tufo and Mr. O'Brien more than the next ZFO.

What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sean Runnette MAKES Mark Tufo's books. They would still be great, but not nearly as good as they are with him. Sean Runnette's voice projects the humor and sarcasm that Mr. Tufo is going for. I think that is what draws me to their combination. I wish Mr. Runnette would do more narration in the Sci-fi category so I could listen to him more often.

  • Revelations

  • Extinction Point, Book 3
  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

There is nowhere left to run. In the wake of the deadly plague that virtually annihilated the human race, a vast red jungle teeming with alien creatures and lethal plants is devouring Earth, swallowing buildings whole, and ruthlessly decimating what life remains. A witness to the terrifying transformation, survivor Emily Baxter thinks the odds against humanity can’t get any worse. She is wrong.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable ride

  • By Garry on 04-25-14

Good Read!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-14

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

I enjoyed the final title of this series very much. I much appreciate actually having a FINAL book in a series. The story in the epilogue should have been more detailed and longer. In fact, I believe the plot continuation in the epilogue would have made a great 4th edition (I can't believe I said that!).

What did you like best about this story?

The unique approach of 'The End' scenario.

Which character – as performed by Emily Beresford – was your favorite?

Emily Baxter.

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  • FREE: Deadlocked 1

  • By: A. R. Wise
  • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they're safe?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WOW ZOMBIE CHAOS AND MAYHEM

  • By Amanda H. on 03-01-14

I could barely finish!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-14

Would you try another book from A. R. Wise and/or Brian Sutherland?

Probably not. Have to admit that the sample of the second book wasn't too bad. Certainly better than the first.

What could A. R. Wise have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Better dialogue, better narrator. The book seemed very amateurish.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brian Sutherland?

Anyone.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really. The sample for book 2 was worth a second look, but don't believe it will be much better.

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  • A New World: Chaos (Book 1)

  • By: John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Christopher John Fetherolf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special-forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing the last of mankind from existence?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can Narration Kill a Good Story?: Yes.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-13

I couldn't finish because the narration was so bad

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I really wanted a new series to start after finishing the last of the Remaining series. Thought I would give this a try. The sound effects and narration was horrible. It was monotone and very distracting. I couldn't finish the book - at least the Audible. I will try and continue reading the e-book because I think the story isn't bad, just the narration. Sorry. I hate to be negative but Mr. Fetherolf is terrible and the sound effects are even worse.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

None of the story was very interesting.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher John Fetherolf?

Sean Runnette. I love the Zombie Fallout series and a lot of the reason is Mr. Runnette. Mark Tufo is great, but Sean Runnette makes it all worthwhile.

Was A New World: Chaos (Book 1) worth the listening time?

No. Listening sucked! Hopefully, actually reading the book will prove worth the time and effort, and possibly, the purchase of additional books by this author.

Any additional comments?

It appears that the narrator was changed after the second book. I hope that is true. I enjoy reading and listening at the same time but with this narrator, it was impossible.

  • Indian Hill

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607

Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position. Growing up in suburban Boston, Michael enjoys the trials and tribulations that all adolescents go through, from the seemingly tyrannical mother, to girl problems, to run-ins with the law. From there he escapes to college out in Colorado with his best friend, Paul, where they begin to forge new relationships with those around them. It is one girl in particular that has caught Michael's eye, and he alternately pines for her and laments ever meeting her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Get through this one because the next two are good

  • By DCinMI on 06-12-13

Found the plot hard to believe.

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

Reviewed: 12-28-13

Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

You betcha! My favorite author and narrator.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Seemed a little unbelievable. How does a college student turn into a General of a highly covert, underground, elite fighting force that is the 'last great hope' of the earth? Seems highly implausible. Enjoyed the basic plot, but found the underlying story hard to believe.

Which scene was your favorite?

I found the killing of the people who wanted to leave the complex very disturbing, but highly believable. Humans are routinely confronted with situations that change their perspective in life and death, loyalty, and basic compassion. I don't believe those sent out to 'remove the threat' as bad people, only humans that feel that the renegades are going to destroy their hope for survival.

Did Indian Hill inspire you to do anything?

Liked it well enough to read all three books.

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  • The Spirit Clearing

  • A Michael Talbot Adventure
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritually deep and moving

  • By Amanda H. on 01-28-13

Very Difficult Understanding the plot!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-13

Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

I love the Mark Tufo books as a rule. But I did not find much to like in this book. I enjoyed the majority of the book but found the plot complicated and a hard to follow ending. I love Mr. Tufo's humor and sarcasm and was hoping for more of the same, but was greatly disappointed. I understand that a writer must change courses occasionally but Mr. Tufo's wit and humor is what I enjoy about his writing. I hope that he continues his best serials - Zombie Fallout, Book of Riley and Rise of the Lyncans (Rise of the Lycans isn't the greatest he's done, but look forward to a new installment.

Overall, Mark Tufo is my favorite author of this genre and will continue to follow his series.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

More humor and sarcasm, and less complicated plot. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book but found it kind of non-eventful.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I love the narrator of all of Mr. Tufo's books. However, I felt that he was strained in his normal wit full and humorous rendition.

Did The Spirit Clearing inspire you to do anything?

Not really. I will continue to read Mr. Tufo's books no matter how much I like or dislike this book.

Any additional comments?

Get back to what you're good at - humor, sarcasm, and witty confrontation!

  • The End

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 3
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,812

As the world spirals even further down into the abyss of apocalypse, one man struggles to keep those around him safe. Michael stands side by side with his wife, their children, his friends, and the wonder Bulldog, along with the Wal-Mart greeter Tommy, who is infinitely more than he appears. Whether Tommy is leading Mike and his family and friends to salvation or death remains to be seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • best book of the series so far

  • By Mike Naka on 09-22-12

love this series. looking forward to next edition

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

Reviewed: 10-03-13

If you could sum up The End in three words, what would they be?

great, great, great!

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

Destruction of the camp.

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

He is great! Sounds like Billy Crystal. Makes the story interesting yet humorous! Makes the story enjoyable.

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

Not sure why. Just can't get enough. Listen on the way to work with Whispersync on the way to work and read Kindle at lunch!

Any additional comments?

Hope there is a Whispersync version soon for the newer editions soon. Will have to start on a new series for now. Maybe Wool.

  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,926

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! I didn't think it was slapstick at all!

  • By coreybeth on 04-22-12

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-13

Where does Zombie Fallout rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really enjoyed Mike's sarcasm and wittiness. Made me laugh out load, but was still was a great story line. Had a few problems with the actual 'preparedness' for the battle for survival. Seemed a little amateurish considering Mike's military background. But overall, loved the book and have already purchased #2 Kindle Edition and Audible Edition. I look forward to the next installment. Wish that this was available in an omnibus series (along with many other series).

What did you like best about this story?

Wittiness, sarcasm, and overall humor while in a survival situation.

What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like his narration - sounds a lot like Billy Crystal. However, during serious situations, I had a hard time believing the narration voice to the situation. Seemed more for the humor than for the storyline. He certainly doesn't sound ex-military!

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

Laugh mostly, but had some very emotional portions. Made me cry but at the same time made me laugh out loud.

Any additional comments?

I hope that the 'vampire' addition to the storyline doesn't end up being just plain stupid!

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