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  • Zombie Rules, Book 2
  • By: David Achord
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

Zach Gunderson and his friends have carved out a life for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies. But survival is a daily struggle. In addition to frequent encounters with hostile humans, Zach has discovered something very sinister about the zombies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Had trouble staying awake

  • By Glenn on 02-16-15

It isn't "War and Peace" but otherwise a good read.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Book-1 and Book-2 are perfect for those lost weekends spent in layover cities. Great for burning up the time.

  • Terms of Enlistment

  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,242

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • passable, standard scifi tropes... blah

  • By Jayho74 on 09-01-16

Right On Target

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

Reviewed: 02-23-14

What made the experience of listening to Terms of Enlistment the most enjoyable?

Good Story combined with excellent narration.

What other book might you compare Terms of Enlistment to and why?

Marko Kloos is as good or better than John Ringo or David Weber. I hope this is a start of a series.

Which scene was your favorite?

I was a Marine and a D.I. and the boot camp scenes were pretty good. There was a lot of difference between our ultra controlled boot camp and the one in Mr Kloos's book, but I can see how his would have been effective, plus his had the advantage of "washout" which meant going back to a life of extreme poverty and desperation. Those with nothing left to lose make the best recruits.

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

I was disappointed that the book ended. Been a while since that happened.

47 of 54 people found this review helpful

  • Bullseye

  • An Original Will Robie/Camel Club Short Story
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652

In this all-new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, worlds collide when government assassin Will Robie is caught in the crossfire with Oliver Stone and the Camel Club. Will Robie is closing in on his next target when he finds himself in the middle of a bank heist - and he's taken hostage alongside Oliver Stone. But is this just a simple bank job, or are the robbers after something even more valuable - and dangerous - than the cash in the vault?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I so miss the Camel Club

  • By Kathryn on 05-30-14

Nice little appetizer from Mr Baldacci

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

Reviewed: 02-17-14

What made the experience of listening to Bullseye the most enjoyable?

I never though of the blending of Will Robie and Oliver Stone.

What other book might you compare Bullseye to and why?

I am not sure there is a comparison since this is essentially a short story.

Which scene was your favorite?

The finale, which leads me to believe there is more to come and we might see Oliver Stone and his Camel Club working with Will Robie again. Hope so!

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

I dunno...use the title.

Any additional comments?

More, More, More

  • Under a Graveyard Sky

  • Black Tide Rising, Book 1
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431

Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne "zombie" plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia, and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Zombie Apocalypse Tale

  • By Sara Marie Dalke on 07-03-14

Mr Ringo does it again

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

Reviewed: 02-10-14

What did you like best about this story?

I was pleasantly surprised that the protagonist's two teenage daughters were actually the center of the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

Every one of them. Prepare to go sleepless for a few nights!

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Semper Mars

  • Book One of the Heritage Trilogy
  • By: Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

The Year is 2040. The Marines have landed on Mars to guard the unearthed secrets of an ancient and dangerous alien race: Ourselves. Scientists have discovered something astonishing in the subterranean ruins of a sprawling Martian city: startling evidence of an alternative history that threatens to split humanity into opposing factions and plunge the Earth into chaos and war.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Little Boring

  • By Merlin's Girl on 08-26-18

It could have been a lot better

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The publisher probably should have had a real Marine ghost write it for William Keith (aka Ian Douglas)

Would you be willing to try another book from Ian Douglas? Why or why not?

Maybe, but I will not listen to anymore in this series.

28 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Stark's War

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Eric Summerer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 962

To seize the moon from foreign powers--and keep his men alive - Sergeant Ethan Stark must choose which orders to obey - and which to ignore.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mutiny

  • By Jean on 01-23-13

An Jr High School Student could have done better

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

Reviewed: 03-23-12

What would have made Stark's War better?

Less complaining. It us clear that Jack Campbell was using this book to complain about his perceived state of the US Military and government, but it was a ham handed effort.

I have read his Lost Fleet Series and no where did the first Stark book come up to that standard. I just regret that I had purchased the second in the series at the time. Too bad Audible doesn't have a money back policy of some sort when a book disappoints to this extent.

Has Stark's War turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

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

Poorly

What character would you cut from Stark's War?

All of them.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Robopocalypse

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,874

In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans - a single mother, a lonely Japanese bachelor, and an isolated U.S. soldier....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OMG! The hyperbole is the GREATEST EVER!!!!!

  • By Raxxillion on 07-15-11

Written by a High School Student

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-11

Too many characters and not enough depth. It is Hard to believe it is Unabridged.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful