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  • Yesterday's Gone: Season One

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deceptively Good.

  • By christopher on 16-03-2015

Interesting read

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

Reviewed: 24-06-2016

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

RC Bray is mono tone and using the same pitch to for narrating both Bran (spelling?) and Louis is absolutely killing me. There's so much conversation between these 2 character but he made it sound like a person is talking to himself. Maxwell Glick's voice is young and he sounds very very different when the narration was switched to him. At least he tried. Sean Platt, and Ray Chase has gotta be the best narrator here among the group. Their narrations managed to keep me stayed on the course and finished the season and not quitting it.

Overall storyline is rather interesting, but over the course of the entire season, we have not a single clue what the heck (not defined yet) are we facing here.

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  • The Remaining

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't start, it will get you hooked.

  • By Andy on 16-11-2015

Don't start, it will get you hooked.

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

Reviewed: 16-11-2015

What made the experience of listening to The Remaining the most enjoyable?

The fast storyline plot. Lee is always in a new situation, and mostly bad ones, but he manages to come out in one piece. Near death in many battles, and all the surrounding cast around him has unique characters that made sense. The baddies, you get it, has all the right traits that made you hate them, and somehow that made the murders by Lee more understandable. It's kill or be killed. Christian Rummels is AMAZING by the way. He can narrate in a comfortable pace, voice as male and female, and managed to impersonate 2 different people talking with their own unique way of speech and tone. Just AMAZING.

What other book might you compare The Remaining to, and why?

I've started on the Mountain Man. And frankly speaking, deciding to stop soon.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I would say the whole book,

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Totally. If I have the time. But I normally only listen when I'm driving. The scenes are not hard to remember as Christian narration can quickly get you back into the storyline in no time.

Any additional comments?

None.

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  • The Mountain Man Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not put it down.

  • By Pa Pritchard. on 11-11-2015

Plot not moving

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

Reviewed: 16-11-2015

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Faster plot line. The way the author wrote this, rehashing stuff that's already in the book 1 before, like the talking to rum bottles, looting homes, drinking himself to death, what to do during his free time is all too much to handle by book 2. All in all, I can only remember including Gus , about 4 characters. Gus and Scott, drinks, loot, and joke. Roxanne is a bitch, and Tanner is a killer. There's not much character building in terms of plot, as they were all doing the same things whenever the story is on them. I'm into 3/4 of book 2 now, and I'm thinking of giving up already as I'm sort of tuning out during similar narrations of the same lines I've heard before.

What could Keith C. Blackmore have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Faster plot line. The way the author wrote this, rehashing stuff that's already in the book 1 before, like the talking to rum bottles, looting homes, drinking himself to death, what to do during his free time is all too much to handle by book 2. All in all, I can only remember including Gus , about 4 characters. Gus and Scott, drinks, loot, and joke. Roxanne is a bitch, and Tanner is a killer. There's not much character building in terms of plot, as they were all doing the same things whenever the story is on them. I'm into 3/4 of book 2 now, and I'm thinking of giving up already as I'm sort of tuning out during similar narrations of the same lines I've heard before.

What three words best describe R. C. Bray’s voice?

Scraggy, rough, a tat fast on the narration

What character would you cut from The Mountain Man Omnibus?

Gus. Tanner comes a close second.

Any additional comments?

Try the remaining series instead. That got me hooked to audible.

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