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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 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's ok!?

  • By ben on 30-04-12

Fantastic start to a fantastic series

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Wonderful characters that you fall in love with straight away. Witty humour that makes the whole thing feel more real. Immersing start to a long zombie series. I Love it!

Sean Runnette IS the voice of Mike Talbot. Excellent narration that brings the book alive.

  • Craven Manor

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble foyer. It’s clear no one has lived there in a long time. But an envelope waits for him inside the doorway. It contains money and promises more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • craven manor review

  • By jessiemillar on 18-04-18

Enjoyable, not scary

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I enjoyed this book. I didn't find it scary but I did find it interesting and wanted to know what happens next. It has sentimental moments and moments of much action and danger. Worth a listen.

  • Winter's Rising

  • Dystance, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence. Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began, and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors. With help from her best friend Cedar and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow. She believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Philomena Marsh on 08-10-18

A different but no less brilliant Tufo story

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

If you're a Tufo fan, this story is very different to his others but no less entertaining or affecting. If you haven't read Tufo before, don't expect all his stories to be like this. What is no different however, is his fabulous storytelling and wonderfully alive characters.

I listened to he original version when it was first released and enjoyed the story. This is definitely a smoother listen and he change to Sean Runnette makes it feel like a "proper" Tufo story.

  • Cedar's Conflict

  • Dystance, Book 2
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Secrets are uncovered along with new enemies. Strange allies enter the ever-expanding war. Will Winter and Cedar be able to fight their way to freedom or will they be dragged further into the conflict? Follow along as our heroines discover more than they could ever hope for or want, in this action-packed romp that will have you trying to find the edge of the seat you fell off of.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't like the final third (Spoilers)

  • By Mr L. on 18-09-18

A brilliant new direction

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I am a huge fan of Mark Tufo I thoroughly enjoyed the first Dystance book and have patiently waited for the sequel. Was Cedar's conflict worth the wait? Absolutely! This second book completely blew my expectations. Tufo has taken it in a direction I hadn't even considered and I can't recommend it highly enough, particularly for fans of Tufo's other series.

As ever, Sean Runnette does a fantastic job of narrating the story.

  • Lifting the Veil: Fallen

  • Lifting the Veil, Book 1
  • By: John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Mark Gagliardi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Humanity is plunging down a slippery slope of morality. Righteous attitudes abound with malice, hatred, and discontent prevailing in the currents riding through humankind. In the spiritual planes, battles between the light and darkness are being fought over souls for their very existence. Assailed on all sides, heaven is left with no choice but to open the seven seals. The horsemen are summoned and ride forth. Conquest, the drums of war, hunger, and death are felt by all. Humanity is left standing on the brink where the slightest tremor will send it plunging into the abyss.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not my thing

  • By Annette Wright on 06-07-18

Good but not my thing

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I love John O'Brien's books and loved the look of this. However, I just didn't enjoy it. The long periods of exposition with no real action or interaction made the story drag for me. I lost interest sadly.

  • Green Fields: Incubation

  • By: Adrienne Lecter
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

All Dr. Brianna Lewis wants is a cup of coffee. Coffee to make slaving away in her cell culture lab at Green Fields Biotech a little more bearable on a Friday afternoon when everyone is home already. What she doesn't count on is a group of terrorists blowing up all the entrances to the building and taking her and a select few others hostage. Bree soon finds herself conflicted. Not only does she know their charismatic leader, she also starts to suspect that there is a lot more to this than the hunt for an illegal bioweapon....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, fresh idea

  • By Annette Wright on 07-06-18

Great, fresh idea

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

A new idea to me so I found it refreshing. I like Bree, the scientist. She has guts and intelligence. She's a bit ditsy at times, naive and is easily thrown off her stride by Nate. And she seems to scowl at almost anything! Every 30 seconds she scowls at someone, usually Nate. It's a little irritating. She's a smart woman but the only come backs she can manage are lame so she scowls. It's not bad enough to stop listening though.
The story is good. I enjoyed putting the pieces together and the reveals of back story and new information are well woven into the story. It flows well and the characters are interesting. I'm looking forward to listening to the second book.

  • Outbreak

  • Green Fields, Book 2
  • By: Adrienne Lecter
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Chased by hordes of zombies, Nate and Bree flee the city with what remains of their merry band of miscreants. But even when most of them survive the first day, they are far from safe - because there is no safe place left. The fight for survival forces them to become resourceful, and soon they realize that the undead might not be their only problem. In this new world, it's each man or woman out for themselves - and just because someone has a pulse doesn't necessarily mean they make a good ally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-02-17

Bit disappointed with this second book

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Bit disappointed with this second book. Our main character, Bree has changed from the highly intelligent scientist to a lovesick teenager. She's worrying more about Nate ignoring her than she is about living through the zombie apocalypse! And she's still scowling every 30 seconds which is getting really old now.
The story itself is good and there are some good characters in it. But it just feels like a teen angst book with zombies.

  • Extinct

  • Extracted, Book 3
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908

The end of the world has been avoided - for now. With Miri and her team of extracted heroes still on the run, Mother, the disgraced former head of the British Secret Service, has other ideas.... While Mother retreats to her bunker to plot her next move, Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry travel far into the future to ensure that they have prevented the apocalypse. But what they find just doesn't make sense. London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing sequel, read by phenomenally talented CP!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-05-18

Fantastic third book

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

Reviewed: 23-05-18

It's great to be with these characters again. R. R. Haywood writes wonderfully rich and appealing characters and those in this series are no exception. The story continues its convoluted journey through time and has moments of joy, hilarity but also pain and sadness. Well told. I look forward to the fourth.

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  • The Undead: Part 18

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93

Reeling from the events of the previous night, the team struggle to cope with the shock and pain. How can you win against something you can't bring yourself to fight? Do they use the nuclear option and risk it all? In the north, Cassie grows bored and pushes Gregori and the Boy on a course of action that will change everything, and the infection evolves into a terrifying opponent, pulling both sides into an ever-darkening game of cat and mouse. New characters hear the call to arms, and questions are answered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-05-18

Aaaaaaarrrrgggghhh! I NEED THE NEXT ONE!

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

What a fantastic book. It begins with the characters still reeling from the awful events in part 17. And as I was also still in shock it worked really well.
The story takes a couple of new turns that are fascinating and intriguing. We catch up with the boy and Gregory and we meet a group of people who have links to the event itself and the characters we already know. I'm desperate to hear part 19. PLEASE RELEASE IT SOON!

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  • The Undead: Part 17

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 84

The battle for survival against the Undead continues. Three weeks of highs and lows, and the group are celebrating their victories and nursing their hurts like never before. They head out once more to a world where the threat comes from an altogether different foe, and in their darkest hour so far, the infection might just be their only ally as Marcy finally finds her role in the team. But will Howie accept it? Will it tear them apart? Will they do the right thing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It just gets better and better!

  • By Bald guy who knows stuff. on 03-06-18

Explosive!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I love this series. The characters are well developed and the stories entertaining. The humour gives great relief from the horror.

Part 17 is intense and emotional. I was moved to tears and was genuinely concerned at many points. The team are faced with something that I don't think many could predict and it shakes them and the listener. Brilliant writing as always. RR Haywood never shies from difficult content and continually finds ways to keep the story fresh and engaging.

Joe Jameson has found his stride narrating this series. His first couple of books were pretty terrible with stereotyped voices that didn't even attempt to sound like those already created by Dan. However, I now enjoy listening to him, mostly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful