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  • The Zee Brothers: Zombie Exterminators

  • Curse of the Zombie Omelet!
  • By: Grivante
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The Zee Brothers have a strange and dangerous vocation. While some hunt rodents or pests in the dark, Jonah and Judas tackle much larger prey: zombies. Equipped with a well-loved artillery gun named DeeDee and a much used and somewhat abused pickup truck called Sasha, the duo clear the night of undead pests, keeping the ever-present threat of a zombie apocalypse at bay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weird!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-18-17

Entertaining As Hell

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Really amusing story and a great performance by the narrator. This could totally make an epic B Movie. Campy and hilarious with a ton of action and comedy... not to mention a disco dog that poops diamonds. Yes, I said a disco dog that poops diamonds. That alone should make you want to check this story out.

  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,543

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disappointed

  • By NCBluebonnet on 06-06-18

Gave Up

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Sounded like a great story premise, but just could not get into it. Extremely slow moving plot and very little tension. At 1/3 of the way through the book when the main storyline was focused on the mystery of someone stealing a bag full of worthless personal items, I decided this one wasn't really going anywhere.

Written by anyone else, I doubt this title would have been published, or at least would have been drastically edited to focus the plot.

Fans of Stephen King will probably appreciate the references to his works, and maybe that will be enough to carry the story for them. But this book fell really flat for me. Very disappointing.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Deadland's Harvest

  • Deadland, Book 2
  • By: Rachel Aukes
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

It has been 100 days since the zombies claimed the world. Cash, along with 42 survivors, have found safety in the secluded and well-guarded Fox National Park. The leaves are changing colors, a beautiful, brutal reminder that winter is coming. As the survivors prepare for freezing months without electricity and not enough food, they learn of massive zombie herds several hundred miles north… and headed their way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story!

  • By Angela on 02-21-15

Solid Sequel

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

I have to say, I enjoyed the sequel more than part one, and I enjoyed part one a lot. What I really enjoyed about book two is that the story focuses on the survivors against the undead instead of following a more traditional heroes vs. villains story. While there are certainly bad people in Deadland's Harvest, the story isn't hinged upon a single struggle. Instead, the story focuses on a sequence of various events and encounters that occur and push the characters to their limits, and force them to commit or face one of the seven deadly sins. All the events and struggles of the characters seem to be pushed along by the growing horde of undead.

While the author does a fine job of approaching the seven deadly sins, you can enjoy just reading this book and disregarding any and all relation to Purgatorio. There is a lot of creative original storytelling to be found here. Without the literary references, Deadland's Harvest would still stand as a fine apocalyptic story. The main characters are well-rounded and relatable. They continue to grow and evolve as people throughout the series. The secondary character development could have been stronger for some characters. In one instance, a secondary character died but the character is mostly developed post-mortem, so the moment kind of fell a bit flat for me. Later in the story, another secondary character that was well-developed died, and that moment was intense and emotional.

Still, I'd call this series a must-read for any fan of zombie fiction. It's a well-polished story, with a great plot, and strong character development.

  • Virulent

  • The Release (Volume 1)
  • By: Shelbi Wescott
  • Narrated by: Laci Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Lucy King is only an hour away from embarking on the most incredible vacation of her life: White sandy beaches in a tropical paradise, snorkeling and sunbathing in peaceful tranquility. But as Lucy looks forward to her trip, a sinister plot is unfolding that will demolish the world as she knows it. An unknown bioterrorist group unleashes a virus that virtually wipes out the earth's population-leaving Lucy, and a small faction of survivors, trapped inside her high school to wait out the apocalypse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great YA Virus Novel

  • By Jeremy on 04-20-16

Great YA Virus Novel

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

Entertaining read for the younger crowd. Lot of action and intriguing plot that sets the ground for a strong series. Will be interesting to see how the characters develop further in the next books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Horde

  • Zombie Attack!, Book One
  • By: Devan Sagliani
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

When 16-year-old Xander's older brother, Moto, left him at Vandenberg Airforce Base he only had one request - don't leave, no matter what. But there was no way he could have known that zombies would gather in groups big enough to knock down walls, and take out entire buildings full of people. That was before the rise of the horde! Now Xander is on the run, fleeing south to Port Hueneme to locate his brother, with nothing but his martial arts training and the katana blade left to him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should really be better

  • By Tilo on 06-12-14

Lot of Action!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

This was a great book. Love the action and characters. Will definitely continue the series.

  • 100 Days in Deadland

  • By: Rachel Aukes
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

In one day, the world succumbed to a pestilence that decimated the living. In its place rose a new species: vicious, gruesome, wandering zombies with an insatiable hunger for the living. There is no government. No shelter. No hope.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • pretty good zombie fix

  • By Mike Naka on 02-23-14

Great Zombie Novel

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

Reviewed: 02-27-14

This novel offers a lot for a great post-apocalyptic read that ties into the literary works of Dante Alighieri. While other writers have adapted literary works to include zombies humorously, Rachel Aukes instead spins an original tale that brings the reader along through the circles of hell, and captures the essence of the literary themes in her own telling.

100 Days in Deadland shouldn't scare off readers of thrilling zombie works though. There is plenty of action to go around, a lot of gore and the story stands up as an entertaining read whether you care about the literary references or not. They are very tastefully implanted in the story, and it comes across as a natural part of the plot.

The pace of the novel is very well done. There are hardly any points in the story where the tale seems to lag for very long. Things are always happening that drive the characters to action. While Cash is a strong narrator, Clutch is what really drives this story. The hardened ex-military trucker serves as Cash's guide through hell.

The only awkward moments are some of the early attempts at humor in the dialogue, which don't quite hit the mark. They aren't really funny enough to be entertaining, and don't quite ring true. The scene in which Clutch escapes from Doyle was a bit cliche, the villain leaving the good guy in an easily escapable situation. And, it didn't seem necessary or worthwhile to bring Doyle's wife into it. But these moments are easily forgivable as the work stands up for the quality of the writing and masterful storytelling nonetheless.

There is a second installment coming soon, and it will be exciting to see where this story goes now.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Feed

  • The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Paula Christensen, Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,583
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,579

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed, I cried...

  • By susan on 04-07-11

Not A Zombie Novel

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

Reviewed: 09-04-12

Feed is a novel about blogging, politics, media & zombies... in that order. The story is essentially one that could have been told without zombies at all, and for the most part it was anyway. After the first scene, where the narrator jumps a motorcycle over a pack of zombies, the story takes about 4 hours before another zombie makes a brief appearance.

There are really only several moments where there are any zombies in the story at all. So, if you are looking for a real piece of zombie fiction, this will probably disappoint you.

The writing is not bad, and the narration is pretty well done, but there are several points in the story where the plot wanders into the realm of the stupid. For instance, government sanctioned assassins breaking the neck of a reporter's cat? The longer it went on, the more the wheels fell off.

The premise was an interesting idea for a novel, but the execution leaves much to be desired.

  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 43 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994

This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Not Miss This

  • By Jamie on 06-19-06

Amazing story, but not amazing writing

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

Reviewed: 08-29-12

I normally don't shy away from thick novels, and have read plenty in my time, but this novel could have used some red pen. There are plenty of important elements that required it to be a lengthy book, but the author tended to drone on over certain aspects to the point where the reader can lose interest.

Some of the characters are memorable, colorful, enjoyable. It's unique and at it's best, pretty exciting. It gives you a real feel for the world of Bombay, and I enjoyed those aspects of it.

The narration is very well done. Probably the highlight of the book. The many different accents, styles of speech are all captured really well.

I wanted to rate this book higher, but just can't quite say I found it totally enjoyable. I struggled quite a bit through parts, just to keep focused while the narrative seemed to be on repeat for 5-10 minutes.

If someone was set on taking on Shantaram, I would definitely suggest the audiobook. I doubt I would have finished it were I reading off the page.

  • 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 7,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,866

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

Awful

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

Reviewed: 08-29-12

There really isn't much to say that is positive about this book, except that it has zombies in it. Other than that, it pretty much annoyed me for 14 hours.

The narrator sounds like Ray Romano, he's just awful. I couldn't listen without wishing there would be a zombie outbreak during his narration and I could listen to him being eaten.

The writer intends to be funny, and isn't, so in that aspect the Ray Romano narrator is at least fitting. The humor fails to go beyond making jokes about dog farts and fat kids.

The plot is terrible, action terrible, technical quality of writing is terrible.

It amazes me someone published this book at all, period. Unfortunately I bought book 2 along with book one. It is even more horrible. I quit listening halfway through.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful