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  • Cannibal Reign

  • By: Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

First the asteroid would come, slamming into the earth just north of the Montana border, followed by earthquakes, tsunamis, and unending night. And after that... Hell. Astronomer Marty Chittenden is the first to recognize the approaching doom - a discovery that makes him a marked man. Green Beret Jack Forrest knows the catastrophe is inevitable and begins stockpiling an abandoned missile silo with supplies while gathering together a small community of men, women, and children he prays can survive the apocalypse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best apocalypse books

  • By Gabriel on 02-04-15

Very good listen.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

This was a very enjoyable listen. It's nice to get a somewhat fresh look on the whole apocalyptic genre and especially one without zombies and emps. This reminded me a lot of Lucifers Hammer but much quicker paced. The ending wrapped it up nicely, I don't know if there's plans on a sequel or not, there certainly could be one but it absolutely would not be needed either.

  • The Collapse

  • 299 Days, Book 2
  • By: Glen Tate
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

In The Collapse, the government stops working, guns and ammo are in high demand, and a trip to the gas station has become a mission rather than an errand. Grant and the Team see these warning signs and know it is only the beginning, so they begin taking action to protect themselves and their loved ones. As they prepare to get out of dodge after a deadly incident in Grant's neighborhood, they will soon learn whether the preparations they made in Book One will be enough to survive the breakdown of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT's happening.. bye bye F.U.S.A ;-) AWESOME!

  • By Ryan Russell on 10-26-14

This isn't NORMAL.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-14

Ok so overall this was a decent installment of the series and it did keep me entertained but i was annoyed by a few things. First he overused the word normal in this book way too much, the book was short to begin with and if the word normal was removed it would shave off another 20 minutes or so. Second is his wife, she is just a hateable person and I find it hard to beleive a doctor would act the way she did. Lastly, and I'll try to explain this without giving anything important away, grant does something in this book that I don't think any good parent would do and that almost makes me not like him.
Ok one more annoying thing, grant and his team got badges made for their concealed weapons permit, there are many reasons why this is a bad idea and the people who normally do this are the "mall ninjas" he refers to often, or the wanna be law enforcers.

Ok one more thing, this is supposed to be a beleivable societal collapse story but he has some mysterious "outside thought" guiding him like dexters dad. At first it didn't bother me because I assumed it was his intuition but I think it's gone slightly beyond that now.

Anyway I'll buy the third and give it a listen. It is an entertaining series so far and there's some good info in it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Recollections

  • Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

For the first time, the Internet phenomenon is now in print! Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Different

  • By dailey on 11-05-15

Good book, similar to DBDA series.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-14

I really liked this book, it was written in journal format which makes it feel more personal I guess. Either way I do enjoy listening to this style. My only complaint is it really isn't a complete boot, it just stops and then the story picks up in the second installment. That's not the end of the world because right now the second book is available so I just finished that as well and no suprise it just ended mid plot line as well, and the 3rd book is not currently available. My advice would be to wait until all 3 are available.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Under a Graveyard Sky

  • Black Tide Rising, Book 1
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne "zombie" plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia, and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Zombie Apocalypse Tale

  • By Sara Marie Dalke on 07-03-14

A different take on the ZA

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

Reviewed: 08-14-14

This was a great listen, I've listened to so many different zombie books and a lot are very similar but this one sets itself apart from the others in a number of ways. First the zombies aren't the usual living dead though they act about the same but in a more believable way. Second, they go out on a boat instead of the normal drift across the land story that I'm used to. I'm currently about 30 minutes from finishing it, I just bought the second installment so I can listen to it when this is done. If I had to find any fault with it I'd say the 13 yr old daughter may be a bit far fetched in her abilities and knowledge of weapons and such but I suppose it's just as possible as a zombie apocalypse.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • CyberStorm

  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,027
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,025

Sometimes the worst storms aren't from Mother Nature, and sometimes the worst nightmares aren't the ones in our heads. Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters starts appearing on the world's news networks. As both the real world and the cyber world come crashing down, bending perception and reality, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes - satisfied a craving

  • By Jan on 01-14-14

Great realistic read.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-14

I was excited to listen to this after reading some of the reviews saying that it was realistic and terrifying. Another thing that was mentioned was that it had a bad ending so I kept anticipating and trying to predict how badly it was going to end and I was way off with my prediction. I will say the ending wasn't as bad as I was expecting and it did give me with a sense of resolution, I would have liked it to be much longer though as it was wrapped up rather quicky. There was a very unique method one couple did to stay alive, I won't spoil it but it was truly unique, I've listened to most other apocalyptic and PA books out there and never heard this.
All in all it was a good listen and if you're like me and have been through all the really good books in this genre then definitely listen to this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • FREE: Deadlocked 1

  • By: A. R. Wise
  • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they're safe?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WOW ZOMBIE CHAOS AND MAYHEM

  • By Amanda H. on 03-01-14

The 1st one was good for free but short.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-14

Any additional comments?

I thought this first part was pretty good and it was free so it's hard to complain really. It's a zombie story, there's better ones out there and there's way worse, if you're like me you've already been through all the good ones and most of the bad ones.

Here's my issue with it, it's 2 hours, maybe less because they give a review of the second part in it too. There's no conclusion in that first part so basically they give us a few chapters for free and the next one is 3 hours for 5 dollars and they get progressively longer and more expensive so basically they split up maybe 2 books, 3 at the most, into a bunch of parts so it ends up being expensive and it's not feasible to use a credit unless it's one of the last ones. I will probably purchase the second one to see how it is.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Day By Day Armageddon

  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,020
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,006

In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin' AWESOME!

  • By Brandon on 02-09-11

I forgot how good this was.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

Any additional comments?

Ok so I originally bought this book a long time ago on iTunes and really liked it but I didn't back up my phone and it got deleted and iTunes doesn't let you re download it( I'll never buy another from iTunes), I seen it come up as the daily deal for a couple bucks and picked it up again, I rarely re listen to a book but since it's been a while I did. What a great zombie book this was, I wish there were more this good. Unfortunately the second book was also lost on iTunes so I'll have to wait until it goes on sale as I recall it being good too.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse... One Beer at a Time

  • By: Richard Johnson
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

Charlie Campbell was your average, balding, thirty-year-old alcoholic with a dead-end job and a penchant for shambling through life one mistake after another. However, none of that mattered following the sudden arrival of a mysterious sickness that brought with it infected mobs of zombie-like creatures thirsting for the flesh of the living. Trapped in a Chicago apartment the morning after a raucous bachelor party, Charlie and his old fraternity buddies must battle for survival against the cannibalistic horde, a military invasion and their own rampant stupidity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Nearly Perfect

  • By Chuck on 11-20-13

Better than expected.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

Any additional comments?

I normally would have passed on this based on the title but I'm running out of good zombie books and this one was getting a lot of good reviews so I figured I'd give it a try. It was the story of some real life guys trying to make it through a zombie apocalypse. A lot of it had me laughing to myself and that doesn't happen too often. It wasn't too over the top like Shawn of the Dead. I'd recommend having a listen. My only complaint was the voice of the stoner guy, it seems every reader has the same stoner voice and it makes the character sound really dumb and annoying which doesn't really fit in this case.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Undead Situation

  • By: Eloise J. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 419

When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn’t care less; he’s a sociopath. Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie Books ROCK.

  • By Fun Lovin Lady on 08-14-11

Cyrus isn't as bad as the description states

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

Any additional comments?

I'm writing this review mainly because I passed over this book so many times because I just didn't think I could care about the main character enough to enjoy the story. Luckily while he is no saint and does some really unforgivable things to he author does a great job at making him interesting and maybe even somewhat like able. So don't judge this book based on the description, give it a try if you like zombies and have been through all the really good ones.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Going Home

  • A Novel: The Survivalist Series, Book 1
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,944

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

Awesome end of the world book.

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

Reviewed: 11-24-13

Any additional comments?

I've read just about every other post apocalyptic books out there as well as others in similar genres and as of late most have been getting a bit boring. This book and series was one of the better ones, right up there with One Second After. The main character seems quick to kill sometimes but that's probably what kept him alive. It's a very scary look into what the future could hold.

The only complaint I have and it's a minor one is when the narrator is switching between the story lines of several characters he does so so quickly it's almost hard to notice at first. There's also quite a few times you can tell parts were edited but it's really no big deal. I'm almost finished with the second one and I'll get the third when I'm done with it, the third is shorter which is a bummer.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful