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  • Home - A Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian Adventure

  • The Traveler, Volume 1
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,385

Five years after a pneumonic plague killed two-thirds of the world's population, army veteran Marcus Battle is isolated. He's alone with his guns, his food, and the graves of his wife and child. Unaware of the chaos that's befallen everything outside of his central Texas ranch land, Marcus lives a Spartan life. If anyone steps onto his property, he shoots first and never asks questions. But when a woman in distress, chased by marauders, seeks asylum, Marcus has a decision to make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One man, his home, his rules.

  • By Brian on 02-26-16

Meh, not bad but not great.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

I was looking for another series to follow, but I don't think this will be it. Just never really got attached to any characters and story had too many problems, mostly character actions that were out of character.
The protagonist is supposedly a veteran, yet makes many mistakes that I as a veteran and no others that I know would make. at least not the capable ones.
The bad guys all seem to have the same weapons, I mean exactly the same. How they all managed to find the same gun, by the same manufacturer in such numbers is beyond me. More importantly, why have that particular gun? It's not exactly the ideal choice.
The final straw was at the end the protagonist and his buddies charge off with determination and purpose, but no one seems to have thought about the fact that they have no clue where to go, and no idea what they'll face when they get wherever it is their going.
Someone who doesn't think things like this through would not last long.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Little More Dead

  • By: Sean Thomas Fisher
  • Narrated by: Mark Westfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 76

Six days into a global pandemic, the plan is simple: Stay alive. With their close friend, Dan, and limited amounts of ammunition, Paul Hessler and his wife, Sophia, quickly find themselves on their own in the snowy Midwest. The police and military have already lost the battle, and in a world where chaos rules the streets, what chance does the everyday man have against the undead nipping at their heels? Armed with only shotguns and handguns, this untrained trio is about to find out what it takes to survive the apocalypse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By nick Stuart on 12-03-15

Don't waste your time.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

Most Apocalyptic books have inconsistencies in them especially where firearms are concerned. This book is no exception. Almost all of them are due to lack of knowledge/experience. I know of few handguns that fire a 3 round burst and none of them are civilian legal. Firing 3 rounds in rapid succession from a handgun is not only a waste of ammo but isn't going to improve the chance of scoring a hit.
Anybody who makes it past the first couple of days will know or have learned the most basic lesson of survival. Noise attracts attention and attention is often fatal. These people seem to be unable/unwilling to grasp this concept.
All of the above earns it a 3 star rating. The last half of the book is what earns it the 2 star. It is dedicated to one of the characters as they wallow in, and plumb the depths of, self pity and recrimination. Yes I understand a tragic loss can cause this reaction and often does. What I don't understand is the authors desire to drag us through it for hours. I listen to books to improve my day not ruin it. By the time I was near the end of this book I couldn't decide if I wanted to track down the author and beat him senseless, or put a razor to my wrists and take a hot bath. Unless you feel you have sins/crimes you need to be tormented for don't bother with this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Run

  • A Post Apocalyptic Thriller
  • By: Rich Restucci
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

The dead have risen, and they are hungry. Slow and plodding, they are legion. The undead hunt the living. Stop and they will catch you. Hide and they will find you. If you have a heartbeat, you do the only thing you can: You run. Survivors escape to an island stronghold: a cop and his daughter, a computer nerd, a garbage man with a piece of rebar, and an escapee from a mental hospital with a lifesaving secret. After reaching Alcatraz, the ever-expanding group of survivors realize that the infected are not the only threat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good, zombie chronicles much better

  • By rick on 10-16-16

Mediocrity at its most mediocre.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-16

This was a disappointment. It sounded good, but never delivered. If there is a sequel I wouldn't pay more than $5 for it.
1. The title is Run and I expected harrowing escapes and frantic flight from horrible death with varied faces. What I got was some running through predictable scenarios with boring baddies.
2. All zombie fiction requires some level of accepting the implausible. This book took it to new heights that I just could not achieve. The premise for the virus goes well beyond what I can accept.
3. I never connected with any of the characters and felt like no attempt was made to establish that connection for most of them accept maybe one. The rest just seem like 2D cutouts.
Honestly by the end of this audio book I didn't care who lived or died just wanted it over.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Three

  • Legends of the Duskwalker, Book 1
  • By: Jay Posey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,192

The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.His name is Three, a travelling gun for hire in a dying world. He has no allegiances, no family, no ties.Against his better judgment, he accepts the mantle of protector to a sick woman on the run, and her young son. Together they set out across the plains in search of a mythic oasis, attempting to survive the forces that pursue them, and the creatures of the dark.In these dark times, a hero may yet arise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like this book. Never boring.

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-19-14

Dont read this book. You were warned.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-13

Would you try another book from Jay Posey and/or Luke Daniels?

No I would not. The ending of this book is mediocre, tired, overused, and just short of nauseating. Up until the end though the story was great. The narrator did a great job, it's just a shame he had so little to work with.

What could Jay Posey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Make it a single book and not a series. End it without going into vomit inducing stupidity.

Which scene was your favorite?

It had many great scenes, just not a good ending.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

It sparked many emotions throughout the story, sadness, excitement, intrigue, and the end just made me want to puke.

Any additional comments?

This book had a great idea. It was an intriguing world, with a fascinating backstory(which was hardly touched on). The characters were well developed and there were many things in here I had not encountered before, and I am an avid reader. The problem was instead of letting the emotional roller coaster play out and making a convincing and powerful end to things, he instead decided to go into some silly nonsense, new messiah style crap that was old news and overused. Listen to it if you wish, but just know at the end you will probably need a barf bag.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful