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  • Dark Recollections

  • Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041

For the first time, the Internet phenomenon is now in print! Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Different

  • By dailey on 11-05-15

A Day in The Life of a Zombie Survivor

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

Reviewed: 10-24-15

Would you listen to Dark Recollections again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to it again, because I enjoyed the story and voice performance..

What other book might you compare Dark Recollections to and why?

Can't recall a specific book to compare. This book is in the zombie apocalypse genre, that follows the day to day survival story of Adrian.

Have you listened to any of James Foster’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first performance I have heard James Foster. I enjoyed the phraseology of the Adrain character. Kind of a 30's something, semi hip dude, in survival mode. When the zombies are not attacking, I enjoyed the perspective of the character. Interestingly, when James voiced the female mother characters, and the old country boy types, the cadence and performance changed to match the characters. A subtle change, but effective in creating believable characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yeah, the scene where the good old country boy and loving husband goes through a traumatic zombie episode at work, then returns home to take care of his wife. Very intense.

Any additional comments?

Disclaimer, this book was gifted in exchange for an honest review. If you are a fan of zombies, and post apocalypse novels, I think you will enjoy this one. Adrian is a military veteran who is chilling out in a small New England town doing his thing as a councilor in a a private school. All of a sudden people are going crazy and these fictional things we know as zombies start attacking people. How do you survive? What do you do? How do other people handle this crazy world? You, as the reader/listener, how would you react and survive? Chris Philbrook, the author, had done a nice job with this novel. Since, this is Volume 1, there is more to the story. I am curious where this will lead. With most novels, I will give it 5 stars if I enjoyed it and I could relate well with the characters. With Adrian's diary there is a day by day recollection of events over a six months period. The protagonist in a novel usually goes through a series of events, where the story reaches a climax, and there is some resolution of the character's situation. In this novel there are a series of difficulties and hurdles, Adrian has to meet to survive, but there is no major climax or resolution. So as a standalone Volume 1, it is missing this climax. That why there are more volumes to take the story further. So yeah, I liked it and am looking forward to reading/listening to Volume 2. The story and characters are believable and realistic. If you like zombie apocalypse novels, you will like this one.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Spy's Guide to Thinking

  • By: John Braddock
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 752

In this 45-minute listen, a former spy introduces two simple tools for thinking. The first describes how we think. The second helps us think ahead. They are the essential tools for getting things done. The tools are applied to an incident in a subway car in Europe where a spy faces a new enemy. Then, they're reapplied to Saddam Hussein's stockpiling (or not) of weapons of mass destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Smart Guide to Thinking

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-05-15

A Smart Guide to Thinking

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

Reviewed: 10-05-15

Would you listen to A Spy's Guide to Thinking again? Why?

I have already listened to it three times and have been taking notes. It is a good, concise, guide to proper thinking, and leads to effective actions. When you are in the fog of making a decision, this book will give you a good method to collect data, analyze that data, make decisions, and take action. In short, it is a very smart way to handle many daily personal and business situations.

What other book might you compare A Spy's Guide to Thinking to and why?

In one respect, I have to refer to Sun Tzu's, "The Art of War". In both of these books, you are given some effective ways to look at situations and develop solutions, then carry out actions. They both raise your thinking to higher levels.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to a number of Kevin Pierce's performances and have always enjoyed them. In fact, that is the reason I opted to listen to this audiobook. Kevin has made some good choices in his narrations. I have never been disappointed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

That is what is funny about this book. Yes, being an hour of so in length, it is easy to listen to in that time. However, there is so much information, pared down in a simple form, it is worth listening to several times.

Any additional comments?

Disclaimer: This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. My first thought is that this is a very "smart" book. It is compact, and concise. John Braddock has been able to throw in a good spy story to show how to properly think in a stressful situation. The four steps are collecting data, analyzing the data, deciding on a course of action, and taking that action. Each step is important. As you get to the action part the cost of this process increases, when you take that course of action. So your decision making, based on your analysis, based on your data collection, must be good. I work as a boat captain. I collect data on the weather, and condition of the ship and crew. I analyze this information to determine the best course to take. I make a decision to take a course of action. I take that action. After taking that action, I collect more data, analyze that data, make more decisions, and take appropriate action. This thinking loop is what a captain does. So this thinking process is what I do, but did not put this into perspective until John Braddock put it into this context. The book also gets into "games", re zero sum games, positive sum games, and negative sum games. This helps to conceptualize transactions that take place between people, governments, and businesses. As I said, this is a very smart book that will give you tools for more effective thinking. At the end of this book, John mentions he will have a follow up book on Strategies. I am looking forward to reading this. If you like Sun Tzu's "The Art of War", you will like John Braddock's, "A Spy's Guide to Thinking".

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Chimera Sequence

  • By: Elliott Garber
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Cole McBride makes a chilling discovery while investigating a mysterious disease causing the deaths of endangered mountain gorillas in war-torn central Africa. When a humanitarian aid hospital nearby diagnoses a disturbingly similar human case, the former Special Forces veterinarian knows he must figure out how to stop this outbreak from spreading--before it blows up into a global pandemic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced and gripping.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 09-29-15

Man Creates, Man Destroys, Can Man be Saved?

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

Would you listen to The Chimera Sequence again? Why?

Great thriller! I felt in the moment. I very much enjoyed the feeling of being in Virunga National Park with the gorillas. The book was over 11 hours long. To me, in a good way, it was too short - I did not want it to end. Yes, will listen again.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Lots of twists and turns. Did not know where the story was going. Hard hitting, Elliott Garber did not pull any punches.

Which character – as performed by Neil Shah – was your favorite?

I really liked Marna, the South African helicopter pilot. Very intriguing character. Loved the South African accent.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My main feeling was that I was a traveler in the story. I enjoyed the flow of the story line and could relate well with the characters.

Any additional comments?

Disclaimer: "The Chimera Sequence" was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. On other reviews and descriptions of the book, you know it is a thriller based on a renegade virus. With all fiction, there is always an element of truth. In the last year, over 10,000 Africans contracted Ebola. Scary stuff. In 1918 over 50 million people worldwide died from the Spanish flu. We are currently being assaulted by antibiotic resistant bacteria. Will the next pandemic be from a natural source or from a genetic mutation in a lab? The Chimera Sequence explores one of these scenarios. The author has done an exceptional job in writing in such a way as to put the reader in the story. It is real, and it is scary believable. I became so engrossed in the story, I felt out of breath by the time I finished it. Neil Shah, the narrator, did an incredible job with his voice acting. His South African and Central African accents were spot on. How someone can perform a narration and switch between such diverse characters in such a seamless fashion is amazing. It is all about making the story real and believable to the reader. Now my interest is peaked to travel to the Virunga National Park in Rwanda and the Congo and check out the gorillas. If you like a good thriller, you will like "The Chimera Sequence".

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kennedy Autopsy

  • By: Jacob Hornberger
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

For half a century, people have debated the Kennedy assassination. Some claim that the Warren Commission got it right - that Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, a lone-nut assassin. Others contend that Kennedy was killed as part of a conspiracy. It is not the purpose of this book to engage in that debate. The purpose of this book is simply to focus on what happened at Bethesda Naval Hospital on the evening of November 22, 1963.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's like you're in the thick of it.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-22-15

Fact or fiction? What the autopsy reveals.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

As a fairly short audio book, it was concise and provided in great detail, facts about the Kennedy autopsy. Well done.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The fact that it leads to the conclusion that the CIA and other power brokers had a hand in the assassination of Kennedy is shocking.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have had the pleasure to listen to several of Kevin Pierce's performances before. All were consistent, professional, and put you into the story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Kennedy Assassination - What the government did not want you to know.

Any additional comments?

Disclaimer: This audio book was gifted in exchange for an honest review. I was in elementary school when Kennedy was assassinated. It was a very memorial day. A lone assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot him. A week or two later, Jack Ruby shot Oswald. Pretty cut and dry, or was it? There was a lot of controversy over the Warren Commission report, but the administration and US power structure agreed with the conclusions of the report. A lot of what happened during this time was covered up under the guise of national security. President Johnson took us deeper into Viet Nam, with the contrived Gulf of Tonkin resolution. Tricky Dick Nixon showed the extent he would support breaking into the Democratic National Committee office and attempt to cover it up. All during this period the US was under many changes, turmoil, and a questioning of who or what you should believe. Since the 1990's more information has come out, including more facts about the Kennedy assassination and autopsy that points to our CIA and powerful people, such as President Johnson, who were apparently in on killing Kennedy. This book goes on into great detail about the circumstances surrounding the Kennedy autopsy. Other books, movies, and You Tube videos will provide further speculation on who was behind the assassination. I liked this book since it did provide a wealth of detail on the autopsy, which enabled me to come-up with my own conclusions of what happened. If you have an interest in the Kennedy assassination and want more facts to give you a better perspective of what happened to Kennedy, read this book. As always, Kevin Pierce gave a solid and compelling narration of this book. Well done!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Warday

  • By: Whitley Strieber, James Kunetka
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Five years after a "limited" nuclear war, two survivors journey across America. They - and you - will discover what is left of our way of life, the depth of the devastation, and the hopes of a new society desperately struggling to be born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have a new favorite narrator!

  • By ANGIE on 08-26-15

Where Will You be on Warday?

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

Where does Warday rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

John Lennon once said that nothing expands your mind more that books and travel. Some books you read for fun, some for learning. Some books are read as a pastime. This book has made me reflect on my life and current events more than any other audiobook I have read to date. Even though Warday was written around 1984, the lessons and level of crisis in the world is even higher today. Can we as humans find the similarities between our cultures and nations, and not let the difference divide us? Can we survive ourselves.

What did you like best about this story?

This story is very down to earth, has a nice flow, and is very believable. Beyond the story line, the background and description of events was very well researched. Beyond the hard facts of a nuclear holocaust, the human element is what really hits home.

What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Kevin Pierce is a pro with 200 audio narrations listed on Audible. I have listened to several of his audio books before and always found him to be very level and engaging, in an easy going way. I think Kevin has a way of putting you in the story, where you don't even realize you are listening to an audio book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Gosh, there were many. I think the wrap up at the end of the story which reflected upon the writer's journey through a post apocalypse USA, really hit home. We survive, we adapt, and hopefully, we learn.

Any additional comments?

Disclaimer: "This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com." I am a chronic reader and love good stories. I had heard of Whitley Strieber on a late night radio show and was really curious on his take on "Warday". Whitley has authored over 35 books, so I know he had a lot to offer. I had listened to several of Kevin Pierce's narrations before and knew this book was a winning combination. I was not disappointed. A number of us like the zombie and post apocalypse fantasy stories. Fun reads. "Warday" is different. This has reality written all over it. It puts you in the moment. With many not so comfortable moments. There are some hard hitting scenes which create some very strong and profound feelings. As a 12 hour audio book, I thought it would take a long time to "read". No, just the opposite. It was hard to put down. What makes this timely, is the level of turmoil in the world today. This scenario could happen tomorrow. That is what scares the hell out of me. So I would recommend this audio book for anyone who wants to have a more realistic view of the results of a limited nuclear war. It is not pretty. I recommend all military people and politcans read this audio book. It may be what keeps us from going to war.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Haven

  • The Breadwinner Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Stevie Kopas
  • Narrated by: Scott Birney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Having barely escaped the clutches of the undead, the survivors of The Breadwinner are headed into the unknown to continue their search for solace in the post-apocalyptic landscape. Once a paradise for the living, the city of Haven is now crawling with flesh hungry creatures; yet it could be their only hope. Veronica, Samson and the others take a chance on the promises of Gary, a solitary survivor. Is the light-hearted newcomer all that he seems or are there sinister motives hidden behind his hospitality?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the first!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-06-15

Haven is Hell - Hell Yes!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

What did you love best about Haven?

The unknowing. OK, with a typical zombie apocalypse novel you have zombies that attack people and survivors are in a survival mode. Ok, I get it. In "Haven" dealing with zombies and survival all applies. What makes this book different is how all of these distinct personalities handle this new world. Two of the main characters, Veronica, and Michelle are opposites in good and evil. This novel has taken directions that were surprising and even shocking. So what I best loved about Haven? I did not know what was going to happen next.

What other book might you compare Haven to and why?

First of all, I would read/listen to "Breadwinner" which is the first book of the series. This will help to get a better feel for the characters, though "Haven" can stand on its own. I would best compare this book to the "Living Dead" TV series. Good characters, good story line, always uncertainty. .

Have you listened to any of Scott Birney’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listened to the first book of this series, "Breadwinner", which Scott Birney narrated. Scott brought these characters to life. There was somewhere in the order of ten different characters Scott performed. In my minds eye, I could see these characters very clearly. Usually, when you try to perform an opposite gender, it may not come off as realistic. In this case, Scott's voicing of the ladies, came off as very believable. I really enjoyed the North Florida redneck accents.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yeah, my reaction is to beware of crazy women. Read this book and you will know why. At least zombies are honest about their intentions.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the Stevie Kopias free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com. I am a fan the "Living Dead", and remember seeing "Night of the Living Dead" back in the 1960's. Even before this I saw a B grade movie about zombies walking underwater on "Voodoo Island" in the 1950's. "Shaun of the Dead" was great, as well as the "Resident Evil" series, and "28 Weeks Later". I did not particurally like "I Am Legend", or "World War Z", since I don't think the zombies were that believable. Currently, there are over 200 Zombie movies shown on Wikipedia beginning in 1932 to today. There are a couple of points here. The zombie genre has existed for 85 years and is going strong. Many Army Navy stores have a section of items for sale in case of zombie attacks. In fact two years ago the most popular bullet series sold was the Zombie Max line of bullets by Hornady. The second point is that somewhere in our psyche we are afraid of getting overrun by vast hordes of invaders. Pick your group, Huns, Russians, Chinese, Muslims, right wingers, Mexicans, criminals, a racial group other than yourself, etc. This fear of invasion by outsiders is endemic to the human condition. Which makes a zombie apocalypse a natural fear many people may harbor. Author Stevie Kopias taps into this pysche with her story line. How do you survive? Who leads? Who should you really be scared of? Who do you trust? The reality it is not the zombies you should be scared of, it is the other people. Yes, Haven is Hell, Welcome Home!

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  • After: The Echo

  • AFTER Post-Apocalyptic Series, Book 2
  • By: Scott Nicholson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Clay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

It's six weeks after the shock. The smoke on the horizon has diminished, and Rachel Wheeler and her two traveling companions head toward the mountains where Rachel's grandfather Franklin has built a survivalist compound. However, the strange mutated people known as Zapheads seem to be changing from bloodthirsty killers into a force far more menacing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wait for the next one

  • By dana on 12-01-15

Are Zombies the Next Step in Evolution?

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoy this series. What makes this series different from a typical zombie apocalypse is the evolution of the "Zapheads". This series operates on many levels.

What was one of the most memorable moments of After: The Echo?

The moment that really took this series to another level was the evolution of the "zaphead" zombies. I am anxious to see where this series is going. Very interesting!

Which character – as performed by Kevin Clay – was your favorite?

Kevin Clay is seamless in his voice acting. I like the Franklin character, as well as the Mexican. I speak Mexican Spanish, but can not speak English with a Mexican accent. Kevin nails it. I am amazed at how well Kevin can bring these characters to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not to spoil the book, but there is one scene where a survivor is brought into a room full of Zapheads. Is the scene insane or is the survivor crazy? This scene definately took me out of my comfort level. I remember seeing "Night of the Living Dead" many years ago, and being shocked at seeing zombies eating intestines. That shocked the crap out of me. In "After" this scene where one of the survivors is in a room full of screaming "Zapheads" kind of took on that level of shock and disbelief. These kind of scenes are what lifts this book to another level. Fun stuff!

Any additional comments?

Disclaimer: This book was offered as a gift in exchange for a honest review. This is second of this "After" series I have "read", as well a a companion novel, called "Bone and Cinder", by Scott Nicholson. When you like what an author writes you tend get into a groove and follow the story lines. This series is a zombie apocalypse story with interesting twists and characters. What makes this different is the evolution of the "zapheads". The characters are believable and relatable. Kevin Clay does a really nice job with his voice characterizations. In a typical novel, the protaganist goes through a series of difficuilties to a climax and resolution of the problem. With the "After" series, you have many characters going through difficulties, but a changing story on many levels. I am hooked! If you like the "Living Dead" TV series, you will like the "After" series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold Beneath

  • By: Tonia Brown
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In the race to the North Pole, who will become the victor, and who will fall to the ravages of the Cold Beneath? Phillip Syntax is the world's best biomechanic with a checkered past of betrayal and lost love. When given a chance at redemption by the celebrated soldier Gideon Lightbridge, how can he refuse? This ill-fated expedition turns from daring to disastrous when their airship, the Northern Fancy, crashes in the far and frozen north, leaving the crew stranded without hope. But that isn't the worst of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Chilling Expedition Gone Wrong.

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-14-15

A Chilling Expedition Gone Wrong.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

What made the experience of listening to The Cold Beneath the most enjoyable?

This book was written as a period piece set around 1880. It reminds me of the adventurers who took upon scientific expeditions to undiscovered parts of the planet. In this particular book the adventurers were on an expedition to the North Pole by a helium filled airship. Kind of like Robert Byrd meets Jules Verne, an adventure supported with a sci-fi backbone, and the human element of a man driven to reach this goal. The elements that made this audio book really interesting was first, the style of writing. The protaganist, Phillip, captures the prose and way of speaking from an older style you may expect to have heard from an educated person back in the 1880's. Remember, with no internet back then, writing and expressing yourself well, was considered good form. When you read Jules Verne and Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) you will pick up on this. The second element was the narration by Chris Barnes. Excellent narration. Chris was interesting in that Phillip's accent and that of the crew was British. Chris also captured a good American accent for Mr. Lightbridge.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cold Beneath?

The part that struck me was when the first person turned dead to undead. Up to this point the story was of an expedition to the North Pole. Then, like a light switch, the story changed and with an omen as what was to come.

Which scene was your favorite?

Lots of good scenes. I would have to say the final scene was my favorite. This is when all the pieces of the puzzle all fall into place. Makes you wonder, who is more dangerous, people or zombies.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well, for me personally, I enjoyed the whole perspective of the trip to the North Pole. I am a boat captain who has worked in the Arctic Ocean, and participated on various oceanographic voyages. So some of what was written was true to life. A number of times I felt in the "moment", and the felt the descriptions of the boat crew and their relationships were true to form.

Any additional comments?

Disclaimer: This audio book was gifted to me by Tonia Brown, after I listened to her audiobook, "Badass Zombie Road Trip". After listening to "Badass Zombie Trip" (a hilarious 10 star zombie comedy), I was really intrigued to listen to some of her other works. I wasn't sure what to expect. This book stands alone as a period piece. For zombie story fans this book is set in a place and time that sets it apart from other zombie novels. As well as the entertaining aspects, it does make you think. It definately has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. The challenge for the author and narrator is to make the story believable. Tonia Brown has done a good job creating the proper amount of back story with Phillip and the other characters to give them depth, and making them believable. Chris Barnes has the talent to bring these characters alive. At the end of the day, did I like it? Yes, I did. A good read, a good story, and good narration. If you like zombies set in a different time and place as today, get this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bone and Cinder: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

  • Zapheads, Book 1
  • By: Scott Nicholson, Joshua Simcox
  • Narrated by: Kevin Clay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

When Mackie Dailey survives a cataclysmic solar storm that wipes out civilization and mutates others into violent killers, he seeks out the one person he cares about most. But when he returns to a college campus looking for Allie, he discovers she is a Zaphead - nearly unrecognizable as the human he once loved. Mackie becomes caught in a power struggle among a small group of survivors who turn the campus into a stronghold against the Zaphead threat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kinda Fell Flat For Me

  • By ANGIE on 08-26-15

Do You Have What it Takes to Survive?

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Bone and Cinder: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, With the print version the reader/listener will create certain images of the characters. In the audio version, the narrator, Kevin Clay, does a great job further developing these characters, who come off as true to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bone and Cinder: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller?

Good question. There were a number of twists and turns, I did not expect. I would have to say, in a survival situation, you don't know who your friends and enemies are. At least you know where the "Zaphead" zombies are coming from.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Clay – was your favorite?

Actually, I liked Hererra, the Mexican American gang member. He is very hardcore. His character was done really well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My main reaction is one of curiosity. Which way is this story headed? It was nice "read", with a good flow. Lots of unexpected twists and turns. I would say it was a good comfortable performance.

Any additional comments?

Disclaimer: "This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com." I enjoyed "Bone and Cinder" and the whole zaphead story line. The authors did a good job in creating a good story, with twists and turns to keep you guessing and make it interesting. The narrator, Kevin Clay, brought to life a series of characters, which helped to put you in the story. As a listener, I found myself immersed in the story, questioning what I would do if I was in the same situation. Many hard choices. Is this story true to life? I hope none of us find ourselves with these sets of challenges. I have also read "After Shock", also by Scott Nicholson and narrated by Kevin Clay. While the whole zombie thing is fun, the meat of these stories is in the human interactions. Well done!

  • The World Burns: A Post-Apocalyptic Story

  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
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Tension grips the country as the nuclear talks with Iran start to go poorly. This is largely ignored by the populace, and the threat of war goes unheeded.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Jan on 08-29-15

Survival as the World Burns

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

First of all, I Iiked the story and narration. Only issue, at 1 hour and 57 minutes, it seems too short. This may be part one of a series, if so, it is a good start. So if this is part of a series, or just a short story, I can recommend it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The World Burns: A Post-Apocalyptic Story?

I liked how the old preacher had some survival tricks up his sleeve.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to Kevin Pierce before in a story about grizzly bears. Kevin has a good, steady, even handed delivery. Easy to listen to, good characterization.

Do you think The World Burns: A Post-Apocalyptic Story needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Way too short. In a typical novel you have protagonist going through a series of difficulties, which get increasingly higher as the novel progresses. Then you have the climatic scene where these increasing difficulties get resolved. In this book, the protagonist goes through two shoot outs after about three weeks of the post apocalypse. OK, what's next?

Any additional comments?

Disclaimer: "This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com." As mentioned above, I like the story and narration. I gave it an overall three stars for being too short. I did not get a sense that this story was leading anywhere. The author and narrator deserve credit for all the work they have put into this. Please continue with the story line with some resolution or "truth" being discovered as result of the story.

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