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  • Plague of the Dead

  • The Morningstar Strain, Book 1
  • By: Z. A. Recht
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,707
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,122

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Return to Good Bad and the Ugly

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 02-06-14

Very slow start

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

This book isn’t bad, if you’re okay with not a lot of action for the first two thirds of the book. It started to pick up and get better, so I have hope for the rest of the series.

  • Blackout

  • Still Surviving, Volume 1
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

Westley Flagg isn't your usual lawbreaker. He's a poacher, a moonshiner, and a prepper, out of necessity. Despite trying to live on the straight and narrow, he knows the law can turn things on you in a heartbeat. When Wes has to come up with money for his Grandpa's surgery, he gets involved with an unsavory group. Living deep in poverty for most of his life, he's become resilient and flexible, but college education can only take him so far. A solar storm sends the northern lights as far south as Texas, and cascading failures in the grid cripple the nation. Now, without communications, Flagg has to prove he has what it takes to still survive. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but not worth the money

  • By Jack Bean on 01-25-19

Interesting, but...

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I have mixed feelings about this book. The characters are very interesting, and I love the dog! But the story is slow to start, and has a very abrupt ending. Not even a cliffhanger, it just ends as though in the middle of a paragraph.
The writing is well done, and Kevin Pierce is a wonderful narrator.
Not disappointed, but it definitely feels like not enough gun happened.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,413

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Excellent narration, good story, okay characters

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really. I love Ray Porter, he is an excellent narrator. The storyline is interesting, and well-written. But I couldn't finish the book, because I just didn't like any of the characters!

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I didn't feel like any of the characters were likable. It made it hard to care about the outcome.

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

Yes. Porter delivers a great performance, as usual!

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Maybe. Since there would be less of each character's internal viewpoint, it could be great. The story is well-written and could be exciting.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dogs of War

  • A Joe Ledger Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,441
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,260

A freelance terrorist uses the latest generation of robot dogs to deliver WMDs into cities across America. Sophisticated military weapons systems turn on their human masters. A technological apocalypse is coming, and we may be too late to stop it. Joe Ledger and a newly rebuilt Department of Military Sciences square off against this new and terrible threat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mayberry plus Porter is always magic

  • By David Ginaitis on 04-25-17

Not my favorite, but still pretty great!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

I LOVE the Joe Ledger series!! A complicated hero, crazy-ass science, evil bad guys. What's not to love?
And Ray Porter is an AMAZING narrator! Always keeps it interesting with voice changes, inflection and emphasis on point.
Dogs of War was not my favorite in the series, but even a mediocre book by Jonathan Maberry is still pretty great 😀