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  • Winter's Rising

  • Dystance, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 112

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence. Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began, and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors. With help from her best friend Cedar and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow. She believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SEAN GIVES THIS A UNIQUE TWIST! SURPRISE ENDING!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 06-01-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Worth 10 credits. I can't wait for the next one! Great story for teens to 100 year olds. Fun links to characters from the authors other series. Hunger game feel but with wonderful questions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 36 Hours

  • The Blackout Series, Book 1
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076

This is not the story of preppers with stockpiles of food, weapons, and a hidden bunker. This is the story of Colton Ryman, his stay-at-home wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world will be thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "Pre-Apocalyptic" book with tons of action

  • By Brian on 09-14-16

Each book too costly for length versus price

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I like Bobby Akart ok. I have read and enjoyed other stuff by him without the strong Jesus undertone. I love apocalyptic novels. But you had better be born again to appreciate the fact that it is ok to murder and loot as long as you are right with god. My favorite cynical moment, was when they were surprised to find a church in rural TN and had to stop the car to pray. LOL surprised to find a church in the rural south, counting churchs could be a DUI provoking drinking game down here.
I could have seen past the random Jesus moments if I was not paying a full credit for a 5 hour book. I can buy Stephen King's The Stand, all 40+ hours for the same price. The entire series on audible cost 6 credits and is shorter than the 1 credit Stand.
If you can get it cheap it is ok, but don't even start at the current pricing.

  • Indian Hill

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524

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

A review for the entire series (no spoilers)

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Well I just finished the series.

I imagine it will not be long before I reread/listen the whole thing, Sean Runnette is amazing and brings everyone to life.

This is one of the greatest works of science fiction I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The first book will be hard for some of you to get through. It is graphic, violent, and stomach turning at points. But I promise the ride is worth it and the detailed violence does not continue through the series. The 1st lets you as a reader become part of the world that you so want to be part of, while at the same time hoping the events would never happen. (Just a side note, I am a gal reviewing from my husbands audible account)

The relationships, the humor, and the tears are all part of what makes it an incredible ride.
This story is so wonderful and such a fantastic ride, that I am going to figure out how to make a cliff notes version of this 1st book so I can share the rest of the series with my 13 year old son.

Take this ride! Buy this book! Even if you want to stop, make yourself continue through book 2. I promise you will not be disappointed, and you will have the joy of not having to wait for each subsequent book like I did.

The very best part of Book 7 is Mark leaves a crack open for more in this adventure, while still providing a satisfying ending.

WELL DONE MARK TUFO!!! Thank you so much for the adventure! I only wanted to kill you a few times. My only disappointment is that there is not more for me to read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zombie Road

  • Convoy of Carnage
  • By: David A. Simpson
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

After decades of planning, the contagion was unleashed, and overnight hundreds of millions died and came back as rampaging, undead monsters. The living that had been lucky enough to survive the first day of carnage, lucky enough to be in the right place, and lucky enough that some of them had the skills to survive soon found out there was much more to worry about than just zombies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well that was a suprise!

  • By Scott on 08-12-17

Well that was a suprise!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

If you are like me you have a strange addiction to zombie, apocalyptic, and dystopian books. While I make myself leave the genre, I have a wish list full of books. Also if you are like me, you have read the easy titles like all of Mark Tufo (more than once). Often I try a new author and I get a lukewarm book or more infrequently a terrible title that I return. But occasionally a book surprises me. I have to admit the character premise in this book was not that appealing to me and I had left it in my wish list for a while. But after my last two very forgettable reads I said what the heck. What a Great Surprise this book turned out to be. It was fun, believable in a fun fiction kind of way, and I like the characters. I only gave it a 4 on story, because I am a character development junkie (Tufo, Stephen King etc). I am hoping that Mr Simpson fleshes out the personality of his characters more in the next book. He has an excellent base with this book, and touches on some military humor and relationships, but I crave more to really become invested with the characters in a story. But if you like the genre this is a fun romp. Just purchased the next book in the series and I am looking forward to starting it now. On a side note the epilogue made me chuckle.

24 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,737
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,085

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible and Amazon need to screen narrators better

  • By MickeyMarie on 07-19-17

agree with others

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Narrator made what was probably a good story hard to listen to. Found myself spacing out and having to rewind more than once to relisten.

  • What's Left of My World

  • A Story of a Family's Survival
  • By: C. A. Rudolph
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003

Lauren Russell often wondered why her father had been so adamant about teaching her skills that most other fathers wouldn't even consider teaching their daughters. Ever since she was little, she had been taught how to live and survive outdoors, and how to use firearms to protect herself and those around her. Some of the training had been a bit extreme. Or had it been? Many of her questions were answered the day the world as she knew it ended.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Tish on 06-08-17

No Story just propaganda

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

I really wanted to like this. The intro seemed like the author was similar to me until he said he was inspired by authors like A. American. I should have returned the book then, but gave it a try. At first it was ok, but then it death spiraled into a right leaning christian political diatribe, with no plot. I can wade through differing political beliefs if the story is good. But this is just painful and I found myself reading my email and tuning out. Returning it now.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,015

Ten years ago Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

Good Stuff!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

But, don't leave it here! Write faster, we all need to know what happens next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood on the Floor

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Twelve days ago a deadly infection spread across the world. Populations have been destroyed. Law and order are gone. Life as it was known has ceased. The infected are now the strongest species, and survival has become brutal. Heather has survived by hiding. Hiding is her thing. People are bad. What others do to survive is no concern of hers. On a mission for supplies, she makes a decision that not only places her in danger but will change everything she ever knew - or believed in....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want more!

  • By Michael Garcia on 08-09-17

Special Story

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

Well that was a lovely surprise. This should be read after book/day 15. Her monster. Everything I can say would be a spoiler. But this side story, adds to the whole series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,608

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-Food Science Fiction

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-07-17

Best Haywood to date

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

If you like Time Travel, this is wonderful! But we need Executed on Audible post haste!!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,082

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FLEETWOOD MAC

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-04-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

A great read for young adults, adults, zombie, and dystopia lovers, really everyone. Well worth the money.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful