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  • Kill Switch

  • Joe Ledger, Book 8
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,486
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,206

Terrorists have acquired a terrible new weapon that can crash the power grid and plunge America into a new dark age. A coordinated attack is planned to shut out all lights and emergency services to 10 major cities. Planes will fall, hospitals will go dark, no help will come. And in that terrible darkness, a dreadful plague will be released. If the lights go off, nothing can stop the bioweapon from killing millions. At the same time, the intelligence services are being torn apart from within by a plague of betrayal, murder, and suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When the lights go out

  • By Ryan Hooey on 04-26-16

Gotta be Joe and Only by Ray

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

There is never a moment of prediction especially when Ray Porter IS...Joe Ledger. I'm not a fan of flesh eating zombies, or bloody tales, but Iam hooked on this series. Jim Butcher, Jonathan Maberry and Charlie Hustons older series, (Over My Dead Body) and of course Peter V Brett's series of (The Demon Cycle starting with The Warded Man), are all happy coincidences and a must read group.
I did not look for this specific Genre and not many authors can grab my interest except the few named above. If you have never read Joe Ledger series, have a great time and start from book 1! I promise, you'll be hooked

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Going Home

  • A Novel
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,615

If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun book can't wait for more!

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 08-14-14

A Preppers giid

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Not what I expected. It was based on a mans journey home after an incident which knocked out the power all over the US. Not bad but not my cup of tea.
If you like this genre, you will enjoy it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Extinction End

  • The Extinction Cycle, Book 5
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

Almost seven weeks have passed since the Hemorrhage Virus ravaged the world. The remnants of the United States military have regrouped and relocated Central Command to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. It's here, in the North Atlantic, that President Jan Ringgold and Vice President George Johnson prepare to deploy a new bioweapon and embark on the final mission to take back the country from the Variants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-10-17

Running out of time

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

A good read as an addition to the series but the end did not give any real closure. Maybe another book?
I really enjoyed the series though. A new author for me!

  • Perfect Little Town

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Ron and Jessica Stahl are a power couple from California, on a Christmas holiday in Colorado. When they stop for the afternoon in sleepy Lone Cone, they're charmed by the quaint tourist town. But the folksy hospitality will vanish as the sun drops behind the mountains. A winter storm is approaching, and the Stahls couldn’t have picked a worse night of the year to get snowed into this perfect little town with a dark, dark secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One that's been told before

  • By Shanna Tidwell on 04-03-16

What's?

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

This was not bad but had more potential to be great. It kept me interested but the end was like...huh?
There is a message but that's about it
I guess I expected more from this author. Not worth a credit though.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Walls of Lemuria: The Keo Storyline

  • A Purge of Babylon Novel
  • By: Sam Sisavath
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The Purge decimated the planet almost a year ago, leaving small bands of humanity scrambling to find sanctuary from the hordes of unkillable monsters that reside in the darkness. Keo is one of the few who made it through that harrowing first night. Trapped in a small town in Louisiana, he finds himself joining forces with a group of strangers to make sense of what's happening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You won't want to put this one down!

  • By onehundredyearsold on 01-04-16

Surprisingly Good.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

I bought this out of desperation for a good read. I was pleasantly surprised. I first got the tale of Babylon which had the first three books so I figure what the heck. It was good and I went through the series quick. Compared to Maberry's Rot and Ruin, different but the writing and narrator were definitely in competition.
Warning...when you get to this book, there are 2 versions. One has just this sorry but there is another out with both books for the credit. Walls of Lemuria and Field of Lemuria. Save a credit and get the double feature.
I may have a new author to add to my favs

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Out of Tune

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Peter Bishop, Lesley Ann Fogle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Out of Tune gathers a collection of original dark fantasy tales inspired by folk ballads. Here you'll find stories of strange creatures and strangers humans, treachery and love, murder and monsters. Out of Tune brings together some of today's most talented writers and sets them loose in that swirling darkness at the edge of town. NY Times best-selling author and editor Jonathan Maberry unleashes his own brand of dark forces with a lineup of best sellers and award winners.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By Oenophile on 12-09-15

Not what I was expecting from Manerry

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

I barley liked one story but they just did not make sense. One about a husband and wife, no spoilers but...I did not get it, the end was like....what???
I should have known this what not really Maberrys writing, just his name and maybe a story but never got that far.

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  • ORBS

  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 349

The year is 2061, and the planet is dying. Cataclysmic solar storms have forced leaders from around the world to finally put aside their differences and agree on one thing - to jump ship. The human race is headed to Mars. Dr. Sophie Winston is hired by New Tech Corporation to test a biosphere deep within the heart of Cheyenne Mountain; a mission she believes will help prepare NTC for the three-year flight to the red planet. But, just days into the assignment, things start to go wrong. When the blast doors hiss open, Winston's team finds a changed world outside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-moving Alien Sci-Fi!

  • By Reviewer R2D2 on 08-04-14

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

It just didn't grab me. I have to be pulled in within the first chapter and I fell asleep twice.
I have enjoyed his other series, I'm just not that into aliens I guess

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Refuge Omnibus Edition

  • Refuge 1 - 5
  • By: Jeremy Bishop, Jeremy Robinson, Daniel S. Boucher, and others
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

Refuge, New Hampshire, is a small town. The kind found on postcards. Their biggest concern is the rowdy summertime revelers making their way up from Massachusetts and New York. And with most of the town's residents in neighboring Ashland, for the Fourth of July fireworks show, Refuge is quieter than usual. That is, until the Baptist church's bell starts ringing - on its own. The bell chimes faster and faster, reaching a frenetic pace, as though rung by the Devil himself. But the bell is just the beginning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I am still not so sure about this one...

  • By Matthew on 07-28-14

Round and round we go

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

What a great book. At first it isn't quite clear, but then you think you figured it out, but you didn't! You never know what you will see or what will happen when the bell rings, but I promise, if you like a good horror meets mad scientist book, you will love this.
A new author in my favorites

  • Extinction Evolution

  • The Extinction Cycle, Book 4
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book in a great series!

  • By Johnny Reb on 11-25-15

Always a surprise

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

I am not a huge fan of end of worl books but the few I have read are amazing. Rot & Ruin series was a treat. Nicholas really surprised me. I have to be honest, I was looking for books like Peter Brett's demon cycle, (the next book is another year). I picked the first book in this series because it reminder me of Joe Ledger (another fav). I could not put it down. I bought the next 2 and can't wait for the next one to come out.
A new favorite author for me! No more telling....a must read

  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,017
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,098

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spike makes good

  • By Lakejewel on 03-22-10

Stick with Marsters

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

If you love this genre but hate the typical vampire vs human series, this is a must for you. Unique storyline and fabulous character creation. This was written to make us think twice about who your standing next to and what is in the bad, really. Fun and scary