I don’t have time to sit down and read anymore, so I’m a member of Amazon’s Audible. I listen as I go.
Below are my most recent listens, so check them out before you purchase.
Survival-Fiction, Science-Fiction, Sci-Fantasy, Post-Apocalypse – these are many of the genres I like. My favorites are the ones that stay true to reality and make me wonder or the stories that create entirely new worlds that are believable.
I also like the narrators. I’m a big RC Bray fan.
About the Audible Program
The audible program is a good value.
- Free 30-day trial
- 1 credit each month for Audible Plus and 2 credits if a Prime Member or the Audible Premium Plus Program). This will purchase a book.
- Podcasts, audiobooks, and Audible Originals. All of these are free with your membership. There are enough that I’ll often go months without purchasing anything.
I have a lot of subscriptions, but this is probably the one I use the most.
I’ve actually unsubscribed to some of my streaming services and listen to Audible while I do other things – working out, yard work, cooking, hiking, etc.
It is better than sitting on the sofa!
The Redemption Trilogy Box Set: Emergence, Penance, Resurgence: Books 1-3
The Redemption Trilogy has another spin on zombies - clever, mutated, sucker lips. It follows Welch and related characters as he bounces from oppressive group to oppressive trying to find his place as he fights off the mutants of a deadly virus.
If you like more intelligent zombies, military nuance, and lots of fight scenes, you will like AJ Sikes's book. The narration is done by Bronson Pinchot, who I think is good in this genre. I always enjoy listening to him read.
What's To Like: The story is fast-paced, with a good bit of military background, effects, and terminology is thrown in to set the background of the story.
What's Not to Like: I sometimes felt trapped in a vortex with the story crawling forward. My mind wandered to other things as I lost interest in the prolonged continuous conflicts that did not seem to end or propel the story.
Gray: The Complete Collection
Gray is a post-apocalyptic story that leaps straight into the aftermath of an "event." The story follows "Coral," a young college student that has some limited medical and outdoor knowledge.
With limited resources and no understanding of what has resulted in the world being devastated, Coral sets off to try and find her way back towards the only home and family she remembers. Along the way, she meets both the good and bad of what's left of humanity.
What's to Like: Gray focuses on the reality of surviving with limited resources, and on describing the skills needed to survive in a tough environment. It uses the story to teach.
What's Not to Like: Unfortunately, Coral's world seems to be filled with all the worst making has to offer. This makes for better drama, but the story is very linear and sometimes it seems she is just slogging from one negative confrontation to another.
Gray is gray, but if you want to learn about survival skills while experiencing what some might say is the reality in the wake of an apocalypse, then check it out.
Iron Prince (Warformed: Stormweaver Book 1)
This was a fun read. If you like a futuristic coming-of-age story with fast-paced fight scenes and a quick-witted underdog, then you will like the "Iron Prince. This book moved fast and the miles flew by as I hiked along grinning.
The Iron Prince is about a boy that enters a combat school far below the abilities of his peers. The school prepares students for war and competition. I like the direction the book takes you as the hero and his friends evolve with their alien technology, and look forward to the next installment.
What's To Like: If you like fast-paced science fiction stories with a sharp witted, under-dog protagonist, lots of action, and the beginning of a cool sci-fi storyline, then you will have fun listening to the "Iron Prince."
What's Not to Like: The fight scenes may get a little tedious at times in their frequency, but they move fast.