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Annapolis, MD
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  • Generation Z: The Queen Unthroned

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

With the threat of more assassinations on Bainbridge paralyzing the fortified island and spies in her own ranks turning her own men against her, Jillybean has to look to unlikely allies as The Black Captain brings his fury south to destroy her. He is consumed with the idea of revenge, yet he retains a cold, calculating rationality that Jillybean does not. The stress of war, as well as the deaths of her friends and the man she loves by her own hand, is eating away at what little mental stability she has left.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb entertainment thank you!

  • By Peet on 01-16-19

Hooked Again!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

This book reminds me of why I loved the first 10 books of Meredith’s Apocalypse Undead series. It finally brings together the first series and the other books of Generation Z. Brian Callahan is an absolutely amazing narrator. I was concerned as Basil Sands was such a hard act to follow, but Callahan truly maintains characters which makes the story easy to follow. This book’s ending leaves me craving more!!!!

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  • Generation Z: The Queen of War

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Savage fighting rages from one end of the bay to the other as the still-dangerous Corsairs splinter into factions, each battling to see who will end up in ultimate control. Trapped in the middle of the bay on a little nub of an island, Jenn Lockhart and her shattered defenders can only watch helplessly, knowing full well that they will be the eventual prize. And Jenn can do nothing. The battle has left them fearfully low on ammunition, and they have no way to cross the zombie-infested waters. Only Jillybean’s return gives them any hope - and yet this is the same woman who started the war in the first place.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger ending!

  • By Team maryland on 01-07-19

Cliffhanger ending!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

As usual,Meredith does not disappoint. Having read the 1st 10 Apocalypse books I found the battle scene a bit repetitive. Brian Callahan is a terrific narrator I was a huge Basil Sands fan, but Brian is fantastic as well. The ending leaves me loading the 4th books ASAP!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Perfect America

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: John Eastman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Phil Tarsus is a dreadful instrument of State justice. He's an Inquisitor, a man who makes a living rooting out and executing those people who have been charged with treason. Guilt or innocence mean little to him - he has quotas to fill after all. Yet when he unwittingly stumbles upon a secret involving someone high up in the new American government, he becomes a target himself. Unfortunately for Phil, there's nowhere to run that the government can't find him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST READ!!!

  • By Chris on 11-16-15

Interesting concept, a bit preachy, poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This was an interesting concept. Although, I felt a bit like I needed a tinfoil hat! Many of the concepts and beliefs that Meredith’s characters preach are thoughtful and based upon historical truths and biblical parables but difficult to imagine America getting to that point. The media having so much power though is not a far stretch. He has created an extreme world, but that’s where Meredith thrives! This is not my favorite of his books but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The narrator was tough. I didn’t care for his cadence. It was too Captain Kirk. It made the story hard to listen to at times. I have my faith in check and don’t mind “God talk” but it may be too much for some. Thus this book gets an overall 3

  • Lincoln in the Bardo

  • A Novel
  • By: George Saunders
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,273

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Mixed Bag

  • By Thomas More on 02-24-17

Matter Light Blooming Phenomenon

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I really wanted to like this book, however, I found it to be slightly annoying. The historical quotes began to be a bit too much. 2 or 3 would’ve sufficed. I loved the graveyard concept, but the abstract descriptions confounded me at times and I felt like I was probably missing many biblical, literary, or historical references. Maybe I’m just not smart or well read enough! Perhaps reading a hard copy may have been easier? The different voices could be difficult to follow at times. This would probably make a great play.
I must say that the ending was great and moved me from a 2 rating to a 3 rating overall.
This book is not for everyone. I think those who enjoy it will absolutely love it. And folks like me will just think it average. Perhaps it will grow on me at a future listen/read.

  • The Apocalypse Crusade 3

  • War of the Undead, Day 3
  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Erik Johnson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

With the great battle between man and the undead apparently won and the situation seemingly in hand, the president leaps into action to take all the credit he can for saving the country and defending the Quarantine Zone. Surrounded by battalions of television news crews, he authorizes Operation Swift Stand in which he commits the nation's entire rapid deployment force in a show-stopping extravaganza designed more to rekindle patriotic fervor and to lift his own sagging poll numbers than to stop the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CANNOT STOP LISTENING

  • By Tracy P. on 06-18-18

Not liking the cliffhanger!!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Meredith does not disappoint yet again. Some of the impossible happenings have to be ignored as it is a zombie tale after all....but the intensity of the battle scenes and the the character relationships and cliffhanger makes me crave more. I love how Meredith introduces a new character, names them, gives you back story and kills them off all on 2 pages!

  • The Apocalypse Crusade: War of the Undead Day One

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Erik Johnson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 532

In an apocalypse, there is definitely a beginning where mistakes are made and the seeds of evil are allowed to sprout and take shape. However, an end is not so certain. Once an apocalypse occurs, not even death is certain. Sometimes, death is only the beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally. What a great story.

  • By Jason Kerrigan on 09-19-15

A zombie tale

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

This is a good warm up to Meredith’s the apocalypse series. Although the two have nothing to do with one another. I have to say that using perspective of the infected is an interesting twist that I just wasn’t sure that I like at first but enjoyed after a while. Looking forward to the next two books

  • A Tale of Two Cities

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done...." With these words and a superb act of bravery and sacrifice, one of the most badly behaved heroes of all time ends Charles Dickens' great tale of the French Revolution. This is a firework display of a book, a crackling picture of the ravages and excesses of starving, furious men and the astonishing acts of heroism that usually accompany them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By Scott F Feighner on 12-05-16

Andrew Sachs will crest Dickens’ world around you

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I have attempted to read Dickens in high school and college, but was unable to keep my mind from wandering. Therefore I thought that I didn’t like Dickens. How wrong I was. Andrew Sachs reads this book so thoughtfully that I was able to glean from the wordy chapters a scene around me. The inflection he gives to the characters allowed my mind the picture them and love or despise or empathize with them. His commentary in the last of the “chapters” speaks to me as to how he wishes to convey this timeless “historical fiction” book. I highly recommend this version if you want to appreciate what a genius of a writer Dickens was. This book (as Mr. Sachs puts it) is as relevant today as it was when it was written as it was at the time it was written about.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,586

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What In the HELL Brother?!

  • By Naomi on 04-14-19

An intriguing roller coaster

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This detective/horror story was riveting. To be honest, I had to get past the grisly crime that is committed, but once I did that I didn’t know what was up or down. I love that one of the main characters isn’t introduced until half way through the book. Will Patton did not disappoint. His narration and inflection fit the characters very well. I would highly recommend this book. One of the best from King since the Stand for me. So much character insight too! I love that!

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  • Girl at War

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Novic
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

Zagreb, 1991. Ana Jurić is a carefree 10-year-old, living with her family in a small apartment in Croatia's capital. But that year, civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, splintering Ana's idyllic childhood. Daily life is altered by food rations and air raid drills, and soccer matches are replaced by sniper fire. Neighbors grow suspicious of one another, and Ana's sense of safety starts to fray. When the war arrives at her doorstep, Ana must find her way in a dangerous world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfectly timed departure from the predictable template.

  • By Sara on 06-03-15

Enjoyable ride of historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I knew nothing of the war other than its existence. I feel like I could understand the turmoil more and what horrors genocide brings (other than the obvious) to the psyche of a survivor. I like the past and present ride. The ending makes you want more...a 2nd novel Sara?

  • The Chrysalids

  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, always on the alert for any deviation from the norm of God's creation. Abnormal plants are publicly burned, with much singing of hymns. Abnormal humans (who are not really human) are also condemned to destruction - unless they succeed in fleeing to the Fringes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top notch post-apocalyptic tale!

  • By Nothing really matters on 01-05-17

Thoughtful

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This book is a thoughtful view on a post apocalyptic world. 1000 years later and complete destruction, we’re still human and cruel. When reading keep in mind this was written in the early 1950’s. I enjoyed it!