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  • Panacea

  • Red Plague, Book 3
  • By: Anna Abner
  • Narrated by: Rachel Rauch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

No closer to extracting the cure from inside Ben Sawyer, Maya Solomon is ready to give up her quest to cure the zombie virus. But Pollard and Hunny have gone ahead to Washington, DC, in search of other survivors. Alone and vulnerable, Maya and Ben begin a final and treacherous journey north in the hope that somehow the secrets locked inside Ben's blood will finally free the world from the grip of the Red Plague.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A LACK LUSTER Finish For The SJW!

  • By Stackiemon on 01-07-19

A LACK LUSTER Finish For The SJW!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19



This book no better than the previous two. The only reason I read it was because I'm a completionist and wanted to finish the series out. I was not impressed and our SJW became as violent as the people she was calling gun crazed in the first book. She was not using a gun but even thought about it in passing. Her character is a whiny, snowflake that saves the world? What a joke!

  • Antidote

  • Red Plague, Book Two
  • By: Anna Abner
  • Narrated by: Rachel Rauch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

The red plague has devastated the human race, turning billions of people into zombies with red eyes and an insatiable hunger for human flesh. The only known cure to the 212R virus is locked inside of Ben Sawyer. To get it out, seventeen-year-old Maya Solomon and a group of survivors will take him on a journey to what may be the last bastion of human civilization: Camp Carson, Virginia.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • SJW Is Still Alive in The Zombie Apocalypse!

  • By Stackiemon on 01-07-19

SJW Is Still Alive in The Zombie Apocalypse!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

This book was as bad as the first book -- there were very few redeeming parts. I read other reviews that said the last two books were better and this one I can say was not. Maya must be the most lucky SJW in the world because she manages to survive while being an idiot. She still complains about guns in this book but finally uses one -- on a person instead of a zombie. And she's not conflicted about this because the person in question was doing horrible things. Really? So, guns only upset you when it's other people using them? She is so traumatized by another event with a gun that she did not witness that she rages on about the people using them on ZOMBIES but she can use one on a person. Perfect. What a hypocrite.

Also, the narration on this is just as bad as the first book. Again, that narrator does a great job with other characters -- it's just the way the whiny SJW is written.

  • Elixir

  • Red Plague Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Anna Abner
  • Narrated by: Rachel Rauch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

The red plague has devastated the human race, turning billions of people into zombies with red eyes and an insatiable hunger for human flesh. The 212R virus sweeps through the population so quickly a possible cure is left to rot. Seventeen-year-old Maya Solomon may be the only survivor who knows where it is. But to reach the lab in Raleigh, North Carolina, she will have to outrun the infected boy tracking her every step and cross into a city swarming with monsters....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD YA ZOMBIE

  • By MAB on 08-29-18

SJW SURVIVES A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I liked the idea behind this book because there is a "red" (zombie) that has some free thinking ability and this SJW is all about protecting him because he protected her. That is the only reason this book has two stars. It was painful and not a good read. The main character is an idiot. Some of the other characters are slightly redeeming however they are not fully fleshed out and this book was just bad because of it.

The main character is an annoying whiny snowflake that is very judgemental about firearms. She had something bad happen in her past that influences this -- HOWEVER she was not even there when this event occurred. Also, anytime it is mentioned it is only in passing with her thinking about the "incident". Because of this anyone that has a gun is a violent person and a gun nut. She is a squishy pathetic character that would be dead if this were a real situation. This book is a wet dream for a SJW and a joke.

Also, the narration was horrible for the main character she sounded selfish, egotistical and whiny. Exactly what you want for a main character in a ZOMBIE book! However, the other characters aren't bad so it's not the narrator's fault -- rather the writing for the main character. Over all this book just pissed me off. Don't be fooled by the good reviews this book horrible. Unless if you care more about flesh eating monsters and hate the LIVING people that kill them to protect themselves.

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  • Sin of Mages

  • Rift of Chaos, Book 1
  • By: A.J. Martinez
  • Narrated by: Tim Hilborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Akielas had traveled the world of Odealeous searching for the apprentices that betrayed him. When he finally found them and learned of their malice plot, he was filled with remorse and blamed himself for all they had done. His apprentices named themselves the Specters, and they were on the hunt for all four remnants of the dragons gods. The Specters had one jewel in their possession, and Akielas feared what they would do if they found all four.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • could not listen

  • By Faye on 07-02-18

I REALLY wanted to like this!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to give this book a glowing review but can not. I'm going to divide this review into parts and explain why each part has the rating above.

I gave the story two stars because I REALLY liked the world and magic system. They are super cool. So for originality, concept and world building I give this book 4 stars. The story however was very boring. It was a lot of characters that I had trouble connecting to. Running around getting into fights with each other and killing other characters for a reason that didn't really make a lot of sense until the end. It reminded me of the second book in the Maze runner series. The sex scenes were just bad but at least they were super short. So for story I gave this book one star. That averages out to 2.5 stars for the story.

As for the performance -- The Narrator was wonderful. The only thing about his narration that I didn't like was that he really hissed his S's. So I give the narrator 4 stars. However, the quality was very bad and it really took away from the experience. I found myself speeding book up just to get through it because the audio was driving me nuts. For quality of recording I give this book 2 stars. That is why the performance is rated at 3.

Overall, I didn't like this book. I really wanted to because the author has some great ideas but his application just didn't work for me. If the audio quality was better -- I may have gotten more into the story and the characters and almost feel as though reading this book would have been the better experience for me. If you liked the second and third Maze runner books and you can get past the audio quality -- this may be the book for you. It just wasn't the book for me and that make me very sad. So over all I gave this book 2 stars because I did not like it and it was very hard for me to complete it. Normally I finish a book of this length in 1-2 days and it took me six to finish this book.

To the author I want you to know that I think your concepts are great! Keep writing and keep refining your craft -- I think you will go far. I wish I liked this book more and could give it a better review.

  • Angels' Blood

  • Guild Hunter, Book 1
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,750

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best - but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option---even if the task is impossible. Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is Definitely A Personal Preference

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-13-11

Very Nasally Performance Kills It.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I listened to this book as part of Audible's romance package. I only got about an hour or so in and could not finish it because the narrator's voice was very annoying and nasally. If you are thinking about picking this one up I recommend listening to the audio sample before purchasing. The story was okay and because I wasn't very far into it I may pick up the kindle version of this book and actually read it. The premise and the world were interesting enough that I did not stop listening to the book immediately but after an hour of continual listening I couldn't take it anymore and returned the book. Then I found out that I couldn't review the book if it wasn't in my library... So I checked it out again just to review it.

  • ARV-3

  • By: Cameo Renae
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

The beginning of the end. The Apocalypse. A nuclear fallout wiped out every living thing on the planet, except for a few thousand of us who took shelter in underground bunkers across the globe. Now, after 13 long years, we were finally able to return to the topside to begin to rebuild. We thought we were alone. We were never more wrong. Before the fallout, scientists had worked on creating an anti-radiation vaccine (ARV).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very good, just not my cup of tea

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 02-27-15

Not your average zombie story

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

ARV-3 is a fun and unique take on the zombie genre. While these zombies are not exactly infected and they are very different than your average zombie. In the book they are referred to them as ARVs and they were created during an apocalyptic nuclear event. I don't want to say too much because it would spoil the book but I was pleased with the narration and the overall story. This is book one of a series and I am looking forward to listening to the other books in this story. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • To Die For

  • By: Alice Clark-Platts
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 723

In an empty car park, Ryan James sits in his car contemplating death. He has set up a hose pipe that is pouring carbon monoxide into the car, and his deciding whether or not to close the last window and end it all. Finally, he gets a text and decides to end his life. Detective Martin is called to the scene the next day. At first she is convinced it is a simple suicide but as she looks deeper into the boy's life and his relationships she begins to wonder if someone else was involved.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's like getting only the first 2 chapters of a book

  • By Lisa on 05-12-17

Interesting but very short.

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

I liked this book but it was so short that it felt like a beginning instead of a complete narrative.

  • Look Behind You

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 662

Chloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • unable to listen

  • By Chelsea B on 06-27-17

Painful Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

I checked this book out with my kindle unlimited subscription. I'm glad I didn't purchase it. The story was okay but not amazing. The premise was interesting enough that I listened to the entire book. However, the narration was painful so it was hard to get all the way to the end. The narration was very breathy and the the main character sounded very whiny. She was also very dramatic about everything. Not a whole lot stood out about this book. If you are interested enough that you still want to find out what happens then I suggest reading this instead of listening to it. If I would have read the audible reviews before I started this book I would have just read it because once you get the narrator's voice in your head you can't get rid of it.

  • The Hipster from Outer Space

  • The Hipster Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Luke Kondor
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

An ancient space being called Moomamu has awoken on Earth and wants nothing more than to get back to his home in the stars. Taking the advice of his cat, Gary, he makes his way up t'north to meet the Tall-One-With-Insight. As he journeys across a land of underground trains, cappuccinos, and a man obsessed with killing him, he soon learns that being on Earth is a symptom of a bigger problem, and going home just might destroy the planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wacky, Wild, and original.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-17

Wacky Fun But Not For The Faint Of Heart!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

To be completely honest, I am on Luke Kondor's e-mail list and received a free copy of this audio book just by being in the right place at the right time. I was not asked to do a review. However, I love to provide feedback to authors and give them honest reviews so that is why I wrote this. Having read the warning on the summary -- I wasn't sure what to expect but I enjoyed this book immensely and would have gladly paid full price for the experience.

First, I want to talk about the humor. Luke Kondor lives in the UK and humor in The Hipster from Outer Space has a very British flavor. Some have compared his works to Douglas Adams and I agree there are similarities in style but they are not the same. Part of that is because they come from the same part of the world. Being an American that enjoys British humor -- I loved it! The humor is fantastic fun and Luke's descriptions of Moomamu The Thinker and the way he processes the world is such a treat! On more than one occasion I found myself laughing out loud or pausing the book to tell my husband about one of the lines. Moomamu and his initial thoughts about dogs are amazing! Also, there's Gary and he is a blast!

Secondly, the themes in this book can be somewhat mature. I understand why the Luke put the warning of "BE WARNED: CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, SWEARING, AND THE PROTAGONIST IS A BIT OF GIT." following the summary on his amazon page for this book. However, I disagree with the reviews that say the violence is gratuitous. I felt like all of the violence was in the story for a reason. There was more depth to the story and to the violence itself than one would expect from such a humorous book. I won't spoil anything but this story has depth and satire! I enjoyed this book for so many reasons and look forward to rest of the trilogy!

Finally, for the narration. Ian McEuen was a perfect fit for the narration of this book. He does a very good job of giving the characters their own individual presence. This includes different types of accents and subtle changes in the way he emphasizes certain things. I really enjoyed his narration and it really helped me get sucked into the world. His narration added so much to the book -- I am hoping that the rest of the books in this trilogy get made into audio books because I will buy all of them.

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  • Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Eleventh Edition
  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,246
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,134

Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Audible - Love It!

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-16-17

AMAZING adjective causing great surprise or wonder

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

What did you love best about Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica?

The narrators are amazing and kudos for to Audible for making something so fun to listen to!

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