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  • American Survivor

  • American Apocalypse, Book I
  • By: AJ Newman
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

The North Koreans launch a surprise Nuclear EMP attack on the USA. Our hero, Joe doesn't care about politics or what happened, he just knows his world went to Hell. Planes fell out of the sky, people went nuts looting and killing as he scrambled to hide from all of the craziness. Joe had a cabin and land in Southern Oregon when TSHTF and retreated to the cabin to survive the massive die-off that was always predicted for an apocalypse. The weeks before the Grid went down weren't much better for Joe because his best friend, his fiancé, and his beloved Grandma all died before lights out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great 1st Book to a Series with Great Potential

  • By Cycletrash on 04-04-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I’ve listened to a LOT of EMP post apocalyptic books, because I feel like they are the most realistic and I like to feel more prepared. This one has been my favorite so far. In most books you get an overload of information, which can have its value.. but at the expense of any actual entertainment value. So when you are really looking for something to entertain you but to teach you a few things at the same time, you can’t go wrong with this book. Now I have to go get book 2 of this series. Fantastic narration as well!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series #1
  • By: Richard Roberts
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero. She's got superhero parents. She's got the ultimate mad science power, filling her life with crazy gadgets that even she doesn't understand. She has two superpowered best friends. In middle school the line between good and evil looks clear. In real life nothing is that clear. All it takes is one hero's sidekick picking a fight, and Penny and her friends are labeled supervillains. In the process Penny learns a hard lesson about villainy: She's good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for the whole family

  • By David on 06-02-16

By far one of thee best books

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

I found myself laughing along with Penny’s evil laugh. A perfect additional to the narration. I look forward to more books written by Richard Roberts and narrated by Zeller

  • The Rules of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga Volume 1
  • By: C.T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,115

Gary Karkofsky is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life living in an extraordinary world. Supervillains, heroes, and monsters are a common part of the world he inhabits. Yet, after the death of his hometown's resident superhero, he gains the amazing gift of the late champion's magical cloak. Deciding he prefers to be rich rather than good, Gary embarks on a career as Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy. But is he evil enough to be a villain in America's most crime-ridden city?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By erobbins33 on 11-29-16

Use My Powers for Wha???

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

Reviewed: 11-07-15

Thank you so much for sharing this precautionary tale. Since obtaining my powers I've had quite a lot of peer pressure to use them for good. I attribute some of this to the fact that I still haven't officially "come out of the lair." But I also may have been a bit hasty in choosing my first sidekick. You see, I believed I would be able to use my villainess wiles to seduce my young apprentice to the benefits of working on the dark side. But so far all attempts to overpower his goody two shoe conscience, whom he refers to as "Mod" (morals on duty,) have failed miserably.
Until listening to this supervillainy rules guide, I had begun to question my decisions. And I now believe I was actually under some sort of Mod mind control!! Never fear, I have now designed my own hat, which blocks any attempt to access my brain or thought patterns. It's perfectly stylish but will cause sudden death to any trespasser.
And I am continuing forward in my studies to be the next criminal mastermind of the South.
I look forward to the next lesson and eagerly await its arrival. Until then...
Supervillains Unite!

~Miss Hospitality

37 of 48 people found this review helpful

  • The SOCKKIDS Help Ben Franklin

  • By: Michael John Sullivan, Susan Petrone
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In this story, we learn about Sudsy landing on the foot of inventor Ben Franklin. Sudsy, the bug-playing boy sock, discovers with Ben Franklin the wonders and dangers of electricity. The book includes safety rules and discussion questions put together by an experienced classroom teacher in helping parents and children respect the power of electricity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sockkids are So Much Fun!!

  • By Jenbugg on 10-17-15

Sockkids are So Much Fun!!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-15

This story is so cute, time traveling socks! Kids are sure to love this read-along! The narration is fun and well suited for young children as well. Make sure you download the accompanying pdf so your child can follow along and see the beautiful full color pictures!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • Toad Witch Series, Book 1
  • By: Christiana Miller
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 643

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job, and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right. Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even postmortem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

  • By Deedra on 08-11-15

Don't Stop Listening.. Wait for it!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-15

First off the utmost praise to the writer. Brilliant! Can't wait to start the next book luckily I don't have to wait.

As for the narration.

This narrator is not without talent. Great character voices that propel the story forward even further. That being said, the first 15 chapters or so may drive the regular audible listener a bit bonkers.

She starts off with horrible pacing and possibly the most and worst pickups (retakes) I've ever heard in one book. Mostly because they are so poorly edited back in. IE volume levels dont match and the narrators voice is suddenly completely different for a single line. Etc.

But like the headline says, wait for it. Its like someone hired an actual editor for the second half of the book. The pacing suddenly works itself out and believe me the writing will shine through enough that you'll get past the errors in the beginning.

This book should be made into a major motion picture, yes its really THAT good!

3 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Buggy News

  • Amish Love of a Lifetime Book 2
  • By: Sadie Palmer
  • Narrated by: Julie Lancelot
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

When Samantha Schuster and Steven Mueller were courting, she loved the fact that they worked at the same restaurant because it meant they'd get to see each other more often. But ever since Steven broke her heart, having to run into him every day at work is like pouring salt into her wound. She knows she has to make a change as soon as possible. That's when she stumbles on a job listing at the local Amish newspaper, "The Buggy News". Immediately she thinks this could be her chance to start over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Jenbugg on 08-30-15

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

A timeless tale to warm your heart! Beautiful narration! Highly recommend and totally worth the credit!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deception and Lace

  • By: Katie Ross
  • Narrated by: Jean Gray
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Leanne Wilson's life has gotten a bit complicated since learning she is indebted to one of New York City's most infamous crime families. Not only is she obligated to repay her late father's gambling debt, Leanne has also been responsible for raising her younger sister since his suicide. Things have been difficult for the two young women, but they've always had each other. Now Leanne is up against the impossible, time is running out and she has nowhere to turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A decent short story romance

  • By Deleted&DontCare on 01-22-16

A great listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

The narrator does a great job of distinguishing the characters in this steamy title! The fact she seems to have had fun with the reading added to my listening experience. I truly enjoyed it!

  • Milk-Blood

  • By: Mark Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jay Wohlert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

Lilly is 10 years old, born with a heart defect, and already addicted to heroin. Her mother is gone from her life, and there are rumors that she was killed by her father and buried near the abandoned house across the street. The house intrigues her, she can't stay away, and the monstrous homeless man who lives there has been trying to get Lilly to come inside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LIFE IS A SICKNESS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-14-16

Spellbinding Thriller

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

A very realistic peek into the world of drug addiction. Just the explanation of the title Milk-Blood at the beginning of the audio will give you chills. Jay Wohlert delivers an excellent perfomance and does a fantastic job of bringing these characters to life.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,930

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ARE YOU CARRYING THE FIRE?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-14-16

Can't get past the narration

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

I wanted to listen to this so so much! It has great ratings too but I made it twenty minutes because I can't stand listening to a narrator who sounds like they are gasping for air after each sentence. It wears on my every last nerve. Very disappointed but perhaps I'll get the ebook and just read it myself

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • In the Heart of the Blizzard

  • By: R Scott
  • Narrated by: Jean Gray
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

A writer in a secluded cabin in the mountains during a blizzard takes in a young woman lost in the snowstorm. Their passion will keep them both warm.... In the Heart of the Blizzard contains graphic female-female sex and should not be downloaded or listened to by minors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bittersweet Romantic F/F Short Ghost Story

  • By Mary on 10-05-15

Great Listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

This was the perfect narrator for this character. I really enjoyed listening to the story and watching it unfold on the movie screen in my mind.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful