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  • Well Fed

  • Mountain Man, Book 4
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,452
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,432

After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best f*** series of books ever

  • By Brandie Beckman on 03-14-15

Just get it !

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I purchased Mountain Man 1 to 3 as a set and by well, the start of book two I purchased this one. The Mountain Man series was very enjoyable. Loved the characters , even the Captain as a voice of reason - perhaps. (now you need to listen to the series to know whom the Captain is.

This is different in that there is the normal action, lots of it, lots of violence, lots of attitude and yes humour in places - if not dry humour.

Gus is a great character, flawed and stoic, full of inner anger.

In Well Fed, you see another face of Gus, his dedication and his fight is good. and then the twist of his enemy, never saw that one coming.

  • The Mountain Man Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,717

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got Ominbus?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-06-15

Has to be one of the best - certainly in the top 3

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I love Zombie stories, and three will always be at the top of my list of recommendations, all three are available on Audible but as this is a review on this series I have to say... you are a fool to miss it one which is one of those three.

I seriously spent too much time in a short period listening to this book. I have mentioned in other reviews I spending 1 to 3 hours listening per day to audio-books but damn't this had me listening even more.

My love of the characters good and bad had me pressing next chapter far to much.

Every character is believable, strong characters. Great storytelling.

Well Done to Keith C. Blackmore.

Now R.C. Bray, is excellent, it was listening to other books by R.C. Bray that allowed me to find this book. So narrators are important to the book is greatly proven by R.C Bray. Well done too. Another enjoyable journey.

If you are into Zombies, EOTHW books, do not miss this one.

  • The Borrowed World

  • A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014

In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim Powell and his family become a brutal gauntlet where the rules of civilized society no longer apply. As Jim puts his years of preparation and planning to the test, he is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to make it home. Does he have the strength - the brutality - required to meet this new world toe-to-toe?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Close and personal story of the apocalypse

  • By Kingsley on 07-25-15

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I am writing this review AFTER book four, simply because once I got into this series I have barely stopped listening. Almost every moment I can, I am listening.

This is a great series, great characters, strong and well developed. The story line is very believable.

Narration by Kevin Pierce is excellent.

Buy book one and get into the series. I do not believe you will be disappointed.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,935
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,479

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Yep, Bob is just out of this world.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Very enjoyable series.

Stay with it and hear some great stories of love, life and battles.

  • Tomorrow War: Serpent Road

  • The Chronicles of Max, Book 2
  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

During an unacknowledged mission inside the Syrian border, a government operative had unwittingly triggered an incredible worldwide event that irrevocably shaped the future of the United States. In the aftermath of the crisis, families have struggled to survive in a world short on food, water, and electricity. Hyperinflation cripples the United States economy, and postwar armored military vehicles are patrolling the streets. One man has now stepped forward and continues to push back the dark wave of tyranny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best ever

  • By Eddie Muñoz on 07-28-17

Excellent Continuation

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Buy, it!

If you listened to Book 1 this is just as good and recommended.

Jay Snyder is excellent

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,113
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,180

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

After Bobiverse this is different yet excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Bobiverse books have been digested by me and loved, up there as well written and well developed. So it was with interest I purchased Singularity Trap and well, I am impressed with this very different story.

Excellent book.

Highly recommended.

  • Lines in the Sand

  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

Major and Lucy Armstrong's four children are spread around the globe and are in a race against time to return to Texas before societal collapse takes America to the depths of human depravity. They use their ingenuity, grit, and faith to persevere but find themselves facing a most unexpected enemy. The Lone Star Series is a thought-provoking, gut-wrenching look into a postapocalyptic country devastated by nuclear destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Action

  • By Brian on 05-02-18

Very Good, Very Good indeed.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I am enjoying these books by Bobby Akart and loving listening to Sean Runnette.

This book is an excellent continuation of the series.

You will not be disappointed.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,751

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • running out of ideas...

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-17

Oh do keep going...

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Very Good, kept me listening and I am loving this series. Was thinking that the series may be too long but based on the first three I am still very much enjoying the series.

Recommended for you SCI-FI buffs, go on, buy this.

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,836
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,763

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY by NO PATIENCE MAN

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-18-17

Get Interested in this series..contd...

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Did not slow down. kept me enthralled.

Book two is a great follow on. Totally recommended.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,746

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Get Interested in this series

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Expeditionary Force is excellent. I have now listened to the five available and that is one after the other and two things, Craig Alanson has written a fantastic series and R.C Bray has narrated very well.

The story is well written, great lines, great descriptions and really, really, really kept me listening. I could barely stop at times.

Joe and Zippy are fun together, love hate relationship at each other's throats, insults thrown around, but really best of friends. (and that is no spoiler)

I use public transport on my way to and from work and this left me getting looks from fellow travellers as I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. I am certain one woman was worried at me smiling all the time. However, I did not care. I loved these books and highly recommend them.

Science fiction yes, futuristic of course, believable? who cares. But a whole lot of fun awaits.