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Russell Austin Arenz III

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  • Zombie Slayer!!: A LitRPG Apocalypse

  • By: Cameron Milan
  • Narrated by: Steve McCutcheon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

The rules of reality have changed. All types of zombies have appeared with only one goal: Kill the living. Eric and his schoolmates must survive by adapting and growing stronger, but that's easier said than done. The undead get stronger with every passing day, and that's not even mentioning the blood moons. Even worse, the military and police seem to have disappeared.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 100% robot voice

  • By sipheris on 01-24-19

Imaganitive beginning

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Sadly the story declined into an ego driven diatribe. Eventually the reader can not identify.

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  • The Land: Forging

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 2
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,967
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,056

The second captivating installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series. "We are life takers and heartbreakers," Richter shouted. "Let's go!" Richter and Sion are at it again! Even more of what you loved in the first book. Leveling, world building, awesome items, and what's that you say? Sure! Why not? What's a little necrophilia between friends? Join your favorite Chaos Seed as he answers the call of adventure and deals with the invaders, greedy dwarves, and a wood elf that keeps telling him he has a pretty mouth. Welcome back, my friends! Welcome back...to The Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This RPG is LIT!

  • By M. B. Richards on 07-17-17

Better than the first and the first was good

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

This next installment showed greater depth of characters. Though a bit childish at times it is fun.
Dr. A

  • North

  • By: Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek
  • Narrated by: Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391

 Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing journey diminished by off putting profiles

  • By Carl on 06-03-18

A runner who needs 1 last challenge

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

All of sooner or later wonder if we have one good fight left in us. From Being unprepared for the challenge to being totally consumed by the need to finish the transformation is compelling.

Dr A

  • Call to Arms

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 2
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

War. The word spreads throughout the Confederation...the long-expected Union invasion has come. The enemy is strong, their fleets larger and more powerful than intelligence reports had predicted. They have broken through the forward defenses, sent the Confederation's proud fleets into an ignominious retreat.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • You can skip this one

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-17

Even better than the first

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Though author still has a little bit of trouble with strategy we see how much more action-packed book with a much more compelling story.
Dr A

  • Infected: The Flight

  • By: Caleb Cleek
  • Narrated by: Chris Ritchie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

As hordes of infected continue their murderous rampage through the small town of Lost Hills, Vista County Sheriff Deputies Connor and Matt continue the battle to rescue their families from the deranged hands of Curtis White. Time is short as they fear he will settle his grudge by adding their families to the mounting number of bodies left in the wake of his destruction. Meanwhile, Connor’s brother, Zeke, faces his own obstacles as he attempts to escape Atlanta before the virus unleashed in the Chinese bio-attack infects the entire population, turning people into infected monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than Infected: The Fall

  • By CC on 11-16-18

Actually a bit more exciting than the first

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

The action is more compelling though the delivery and dialog are a bit wooden.
Dr A

  • Hard Spell

  • Occult Crimes Unit Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Justin Gustainis
  • Narrated by: Peter Brook
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179

Scranton, the strangest city on earth has an uneasy “live and let unlive” relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that’s when they call me. “My name’s Markowski, a Detective Sergeant on the Scranton PD’s Supernatural Crimes Investigation Unit. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.”

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable and Flat

  • By Madeleine on 03-29-14

It had some potential

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Whimsical would be the easiest description of this police story where super natural creatures are evil but only in situations.

Dr A

  • The Final Day: The Full 24 Hours

  • By: S. W. Salzman
  • Narrated by: S. W. Salzman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

For Michael Roberts it was an ordinary day until the sirens began to blare. Then the evacuation order came through. The first step outside, he knew his world would never be the same. The city was in ruins. The people were people no more... changed into ravenous walking evil. Michael's true terror was about to begin....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing perspective on the zombie apocalypse

  • By Chris Miller on 08-22-18

Not worth your time

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

this story is a repetitive dialogue with a storyline that makes little sense.

Dr A

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  • Duel in the Dark

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 1
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

The Confederation has fought three wars against the forces of the totalitarian Union. Three generations of its warriors have gone off to war, held the line against the larger, more powerful enemy. Now the fourth conflict is imminent, and the Confederation's navy is on alert, positioned behind the frontier, waiting for the attack it knows is coming.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow slow slow

  • By Tm on 02-01-17

A little short on Substance

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

If you like space military books this is fairly entertaining. However a bit forced and some of the decisions are questionable

Dr. A

  • Torment

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (The Soldier, Book 1)
  • By: W.J. Lundy
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

From the War on Terror, a world crippling bioweapon is released. The US scrambles teams of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control. America's top field agents are tasked with collecting samples and developing a cure.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic addition

  • By Russell Austin Arenz III on 12-06-18

Fantastic addition

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

The WTF series now has a counterpart for the outbreak here in the stated.

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  • A Time of Dread

  • By: John Gwynne
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

The Ben-Elim, a race of warrior angels, once vanquished a mighty demon horde. Now they rule the Banished lands. But their dominion is brutally enforced and their ancient enemy may not be as crushed as they thought. In the snowbound north, Drem, a trapper, finds mutilated corpses in the forests - a sign of demonic black magic. In the south, Riv, a young, tempestuous soldier, discovers a deadly rift within the Ben-Elim themselves. Two individuals with two world-changing secrets. But where will they lead?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story jumped around too much too often

  • By David Gibson on 10-09-18

Not a bad Read

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Even though this was a very imaginative world these characters were hard to embrace.

Dr A