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  • The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1)

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Greed, terrorism, and simple bad luck conspire to bring mankind to its knees as a viral infection spreads out of control, reducing those infected to undead horrors that feed upon the rest. It's a time of misery and death for most, however there are some who are lucky, some who are fast, and some who are just too damned tough to go down without a fight. This is their story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A triumph in Apocalyptic Fiction

  • By Wolffe A N Mason on 06-11-17

Savage

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Yep, savage. Pretty good though. The army officer's tent scene was a bit awkward though as I was walking the dogs...

  • Surviving the Evacuation, Book 2: Wasteland

  • By: Frank Tayell
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce, Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Billions died during the global civil war that followed the outbreak. Anarchy took grip. Chaos ruled. The world collapsed. In Britain, the evacuation failed. Nowhere was safe from the undead. Four months after the outbreak Bill Wright has found safety in a ruined abbey in southern England, but he is still alone. All he has for company are the files sent to him by his shadowy contact, Sholto. On those, he believes he has found the origins of the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book Two - more zombies and people in the UK

  • By Sam Jones on 25-04-16

Hurrah it's set in Britain!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Nice to see a story set in that little known island nation. I like this series so far, it's like I'm sat on the shoulder of the main character cheering him on. The narrator is a cheery guy, easy to listen to. And he is reading a good story too. Though with all vaccination/virus/plague type things there is the risk of breaking the universe (in my eyes at least). Either in this book or the first one - might be the end of the first one, I don't recall. Plot armour. It makes my teeth hurt. Sure he isn't immortal, but come ooooon

  • The Perseid Collapse Series Boxset

  • Books 1-4
  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 37 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

The entire Perseid Collapse series in one box set: post-apocalyptic thriller action and suspense in four books! On August 19, 2019, an inconceivable attack against America's infrastructure will unleash a human darkness over the United States - with a vast appetite for chaos and violence. Alex Fletcher, former Marine, will wake to this brutally hostile landscape, thrown headfirst into an epic, impossibly grueling journey to save his family and friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but...

  • By Bert on 06-08-18

Good but...

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Good but a bit of a struggle to get through. Glad I did, but maybe doing all 4 books back to back was a bit too much. BUT! Looking back on it, I did enjoy it. That being said, of course the guy is an ex-military prepper...

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  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just not for me . . .

  • By Simon on 09-01-16

Nailed it

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

For me this book nails it. Me and my lady will be listening to the second one together (she's currently listening to this one all the way through, not just bits and pieces). I love the zombie genre, it really jollys my roger. Things are even better when a bit of humour is introduced, like has been done here - hence the shivering of me timbers. I could write loads about story and characters and blaaaaaah. But just go and listen to it instead. If you asked me if this is a good book I'd say Yaaaaaargh. Because this review has a pirate theme.

  • The Last Town

  • A Novel of the Zombie Apocalypse
  • By: Stephen Knight
  • Narrated by: Lee Alan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

It started in the Middle East. A flu-like plague that infected thousands and killed roughly 10 percent of its victims. Those who died awoke once again, but they were no longer among the living - they came back as soulless, carnivorous corpses who desired only one thing: to feed on living human flesh. The citizens of Single Tree, California, want the stenches and those fleeing them to ignore the town long enough for it to be transformed.... But time is not on their side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this story.

  • By mr on 05-01-18

4.5/5

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Solid entry. Really enjoyed it. Believable characters, especially that asshat who owns the shop (I think). Anywho, premise is a bit wobbly - not the zombie bit, but what the billionaire does. Why would he do it? Doesn't matter. He did, and I am glad. Start is ok, middle good, end is good. Enjoyed the battle, especially the problem of zombies stacking - first time I had seen it was in WWZ, but this depiction is better. In the process of listening to it again. Wonder if there is a sequel coming...?

  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 489

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best-of genre

  • By Tara on 24-12-12

Love the concept

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Concept is nice. It suffers from a LOT of preamble though. I was about to give up on it but decided to push through. Glad I did as it has picked up. Have read a Niven book before (Rimworld?) and there was a bit too much sex in it. Not so in this one, it is there but it makes sense for it to be there. Other than a pretty long build up to the main event - the comet, not the sex - my only thoughts are that sometimes they are trying to describe things just too vast for words. The forces in play when the hammer falls, the things that happen... I can hear that they are happening but I'm not feeling it. Not because they are failing, but because things like that can't fully be realised in language. Also, if I was on top of a mountain and blinded by the flash of a comet, I'd be screaming like a madman, not sitting there listening to a description of what my buddy could see ;) 4-4.5/5

  • Z-Risen: Outbreak

  • By: Timothy W. Long
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

When the USS McClusky (FFG-41) was overrun by the dead, Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed, and Marine Sergeant Joel "Cruze" Kelly, were forced to abandon the ship and take their chances in San Diego. Now they are stuck in a city that has been completely overrun with zombies, and as the days go by, they must range farther and farther away from "fortress" in their search for supplies. Relying on military training, guts, and pure force of will, the two of them will face a nightmare world that is intent on killing them one bite at a time. Contains books 1 and 2 of the Z-RISEN series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, nice humour

  • By Bert on 06-08-18

Good story, nice humour

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Good characters, good story. Good narrator. One of my favourites, just listened to it again. Want a 4th book because I want more of the characters :D Really well put together, my cup of tea.

  • Z-Risen 3: Poisoned Earth

  • By: Timothy W. Long
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed and Marine Sergeant Joel "Cruze" Kelly have faced hordes of undead, rogue military units and a constant living nightmare as they try to navigate the apocalypse. Now they are close to their goal of reaching Los Angeles where they hope to learn the origin of the plague that has affected the US. Along the way, they've been harried by the shadow mercenary group known only as Bright Star, but that is all about to change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gooooood

  • By Bert on 06-08-18

Gooooood

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Enjoyed this. Just finished the trilogy for the third time. Really want a fourth book to happen but I'm not sure if the author will be doing one.

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  • The Phantom of the Earth

  • An Epic Sci-Fi Saga, Books 1-5
  • By: Raeden Zen
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 41 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

Here are the five thought-provoking postapocalyptic stories that lovers of science fiction can't stop talking about, gathered together in one volume for the first time. The futuristic theories, conspiracies, political maneuvering, and characters within these visionary tales will stay with you long after you finish.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5-4

  • By Bert on 06-08-18
  • The Phantom of the Earth
  • An Epic Sci-Fi Saga, Books 1-5
  • By: Raeden Zen
  • Narrated by: John Lee

3.5-4

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I liked it. Just got a bit long in the tooth. Good characters though. At least one real bastard in there :) I gave it a bit of a low score which maybe it doesn't deserve, but it just didn't click 100% with me. Difficult to say why, but it was a bit of a chore towards the end.

  • The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set

  • Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, and Extinction Age (The Extinction Cycle, Books 1 - 3)
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 25 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force team, code named Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret medical corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By James on 28-02-17

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Pretty much as the title says. Really enjoyed it. Predicted some stuff, but mostly enjoyed being taken along for the ride. Good characters! Good story. Good narration.