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  • Bits & Pieces

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Dana Fredsti
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Return to the zombie apocalypse wasteland that is the Rot & Ruin in this short story collection from Jonathan Maberry. Benny Imura's zombie-infested adventures are well-chronicled in the gripping novels Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, Flesh & Bone, and Fire & Ash. But what else was happening while he was on his quest? Who were the others navigating the ravaged landscape full of zombies? Bits & Pieces fills in the gaps about what we know about First Night, surviving the plague, and traveling the land of Rot & Ruin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Joe Ledger

  • By BackupGeek on 05-23-18

Lots of Joe Ledger

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

If you are a Joe Ledger fan, this is a good read. He is the subject in several short stories.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,442
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,429

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

Great Performance

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

If Peter from Family Guy wrote a story about Insurance, this would be that story. A lot of fun with crazy situations. Amazing performance too.

I hope they do a part 2

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,681

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Like Stale Kettle Corn

  • By Z. Richardson on 11-16-17

Great fun

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

Just as fun as the other David Wong books. Strong female lead, crazy over the top bad guys. Science fiction weapons. Fancy Suits. Really good narration. A+

  • Predator One

  • A Joe Ledger Novel, Book 7
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,177

On opening day of the new baseball season, a small model-kit airplane flies down from the stands and buzzes the mound, where a decorated veteran pilot is about to throw out the first ball. The toy plane is the exact replica of the one flown by the war hero. Everyone laughs, thinking it's a prank or a publicity stunt. Until it explodes, killing dozens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maberry needs to get Ledger back to his roots.

  • By Marcus on 04-28-15

Best in the series

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

At the edge of my seat for the entire book. I didn't think Jonathan could do so many horrible things to so many characters all in a single book. Emotional roller coaster. I can only imagine him thinking "what can I do next and to who?".

Can't wait for the next book to see how the team (and world) is recovering.

  • Sector 64

  • Ambush: Book One of the Sector 64 Duology
  • By: Dean M. Cole
  • Narrated by: Mike Ortego
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 264

As unknown aliens with a dark secret raid the planet, Air Force fighter pilot Jake fights through a post-apocalyptic hell, struggling to comprehend the enigmatic aftermath of the first attack. On the West Coast, fellow pilot Sandra's squadron smashes against the invading aliens. Thrown to ground, Sandy wades through blazing infernos and demented looters in a desperate attempt to save her family. Finally, with the fate of the world in the balance, both captains must take the battle to the enemy - humanity's very survival hanging on their success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, worth it. Good narrator.

  • By Marcus11b on 01-08-15

Could have been 3 hours long instead

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

Interesting enough story but it dragged on hour after hour with boring amounts of detail. I feel like I could fly a fighter jet after spending so much time listing to each detail.

The book is almost like a bad version of Independence day. Way too much time spent covering travel details from point A to point. B. Not enough time on the alien characters or backstory. The female lead character didn't even need to be in 90% of her story.

Listen on 1.25 times speed.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067

When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Creepy, Killer Brothers Make for Great Suspense

  • By Charles Atkinson on 06-13-14

5 star performance

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

Reviewed: 12-11-14

Next to Ray Porter, Robert Pekoff is now in my top 5 narrators. He just nailed the story and brought a lot of drama, especially when reading the the two brothers. The brothers turned out to be some of the best evil characters I have read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shift Omnibus Edition

  • Shift 1-3, Silo Saga
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,304

In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, a simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall - and the ability to forget it ever happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to where it all started

  • By Lore on 07-05-17

Not very logical

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

Reviewed: 12-02-14

It was an interesting story, but the motivation for creating silos and everything else behind what happens to the people and silos has no basis in logic. I just don't believe such a small number of key players could have made all of this happen.

The 500 lifespan of a silo and everything inside is a total joke.

That being said, I am still going to read the next book in the serious to see what happens.

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,518

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, what a performance and what a story

  • By Jared G on 08-27-16

I don't get it

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

Reviewed: 09-27-14

I just don't understand why this book has some many great reviews. I found nothing engaging about the society or the characters. Boring.

5 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Nemesis

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,820
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,267

Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By Sez on 07-12-14

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 07-12-14

I was really hoping to read a MHI story, but this was really a Franks story. In fact MHI has only a very small part in the entire book, which was a disappointment. Overall this really was a "back story" book.

The book did grow on me and I was pretty happy with it overall.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eon

  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 723

Perhaps it wasn't from our time, perhaps it wasn't even from our universe, but the arrival of the 300-kilometer long stone was the answer to humanity's desperate plea to end the threat of nuclear war. Inside the deep recesses of the stone lies Thistledown: the remnants of a human society, versed in English, Russian and Chinese. The artifacts of this familiar people foretell a great Death caused by the ravages of war, but the government and scientists are unable to decide how to use this knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Am Epic Original SciFi Read Worth Your Time...

  • By Michael on 07-01-12

Very unique

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

Reviewed: 05-24-14

The 1st half of the book is really some of the best and most unique science fiction I have read in a really long time. The 2nd half of the book gets a little confusing and I found myself a little lost. 5 starts for the 1st half and 3.5 stars for the second half. Outstanding performance.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful