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  • The Last Legends of Earth

  • A Radix Tetrad Novel
  • By: A. A. Attanasio
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Seven billion years from now, long after the Sun has died and human life itself has become extinct, alien beings reincarnate humanity from our fossilized DNA drifting as debris in the void of deep space. We are reborn to serve as bait in a battle to the death between the Rimstalker, humankind's reanimator, and the zotl, horrific creatures who feed vampire-like on the suffering of intelligent lifeforms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Awful, awful narrator

  • By Michael Heuss on 11-18-14

Old favorite

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

I love this book, have for years. It's a very complex story of time.

The Audio performance was lacking, however. The reader was inconsistent and had issues with emotional phrases, like he would read a phase loud and excited, but then the book would say the character whispered the word.

  • Healers

  • A Morningstar Strain Novel
  • By: Brad Munson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

When there is an industrial accident, some of the Morningstar Strain is actually released. The doctor who discovered the strain and her assistant will have to fight their way through Sprinters and Shamblers to save themselves, the vaccine, and the base. Then they discover that it wasn't an accident at all - somebody inside the facility did it on purpose. The war with the RSA and the infected is far from over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A long time between drinks on this one

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 06-08-17

Just... couldn't do it

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

What would have made Healers better?

I loved the first two books, and while the third book had some major flaws (due to the author changing), it was overall OK. When I saw this book pop up on my list, I had really high hopes. Instead, it felt just hollow. A lot of characters come in that I just simply don't care about, the scenes just seem to drag on, and it's moved from a zombie apocalypse story to being more about the conflict between people. I don't want reminders of the real life political issues facing our world today, I want to see people banding together to fight against a zombie plague... I want the human conflicts to be against warlords and rebels, not against organized governments and "we don't believe your science" groups.

I made it about half way through before I just couldn't keep going. I had to stop.

As for the writing, it "literally" felt like a college writing student did it. I say that because of the frequent use of the word "literally" just made me cringe.

Any additional comments?

If you liked the first two, and hoped this one would bring back their charm after the third book, be wary of disappointment.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,669

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowing down but still great

  • By Christopher Steele on 06-02-17

Great fun!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

I've become a big fan of this series, it is very fun. the books do not have the greatest depth, but at the same time, I don't like to put them down. For the audiobook, I really like the reader, and I hope he continues reading as the series continues. If you like light hearted science fiction, and a little Mindless fun, I recommend starting that book one and going through the series.

  • World War Z

  • An Oral History of the Zombie War
  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,440

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant production, criminally abridged

  • By J. Huntington on 01-04-07

Abridged is never better

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

Reviewed: 08-16-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, but only if you've never read the book. There's so much missing from the book, I was disappointed.

Was World War Z worth the listening time?

Yes, although it was missing some of my favorite parts.

Any additional comments?

If you get this thinking "I LOVED the book, and this will be awesome hearing big name actors read it!" you'll be disappointed. Some of the best chapters are cut out. But, if you've not read the book, or you don't care about how much is missing, the performances are top notch.