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By TFurgeson on 05-19-16
great narrator!! of all the zombie apocalypse audible titles I've listened to (there are a lot of good ones) , this series has posibly the best story and certainly the best character development. These apocalyptic stories are often more about the human condition and response to crisis than they are about the "horror and gore" and Meredith has really nailed it with this series, you can't help but root for these characters and their struggle.
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By ANGIE on 09-09-16
Same story line
This is where I'm taking a break in the series. I actually already own the next 2 books, but it's been the very same story line since book 2. Someone gets kidnapped or is held hostage and the others have to save him or her. It's the same story over and over. In this book, someone gets kidnapped, they're rescued. Then others are kidnapped and they have to be rescued. Then yet again, more are kidnapped and they must be rescued. Then the book ends as one group is rescued, but the others are AGAIN held hostage. (There were so many kidnapping and rescues that I honestly lost count) You have to get the next book to see how the current hostages are rescued. At this point, I just don't care.
If Grey is the new Ram, give him some cajones and stop letting him wither every time the main bad guy tells him "if you don't give yourself up, I'll kill everyone." The whole "let's go talk to the bad guy and even though he's a slaver, torturer, rapist, sells babies to pedophiles, etc., I'm sure he'll be honest and keep his word........oh, he lied to us last time and took us hostage to torture us, but this time he'll keep his word and not capture us.......oh shucks, he took us hostage again and we escaped, but THIS TIME he'll keep his word, so let's go back and discuss this with him again" story line is just STUPID.
Oh, and there's very very little zombie action in this book.
Narrator did a superb job, as always.
And lastly, I love the new female character. I hope she sticks around.
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By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 05-12-16
GREAT GREAT GREAT! I NEED #5 ASAP!!!
Where does The Apocalypse Fugitives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It is a good story...I love these characters!!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Jillybean...she is so precious!
Have you listened to any of Basil Sands’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have...he is a good narrator!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
yes it was...but its a little long to do so...
Any additional comments?
I love this story...I cant wait for book 5! These are some of the most unique and interesting characters I have came across in a long time...I totally recommend you take the time and spend a credit and listen to this book asap!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Joshua on 12-02-15
Wonderful entry to an awesome series
As always, it seems, Peter Meredith knocks it out of the park. Each book in the apocalypse series has kept me wanting more, and in this case it is no different. The action, the dialogue, the realism and growth of the characters is all very natural and not forced. The performance by Basil Sands, was fantastic. His performance really brings home the characters and I personally cannot imagine the series without his skills as a voice actor! 5 stars all around!
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By AudioBook Reviewer on 02-03-16
Brilliant, I say! Brilliant!
This may be my favorite so far. Jillybean is once again at her peak performance! I love when a new character meets her and at first they think she's mental, and maybe a bit she is, but then they need her to save their lives!
Once again the audio in this is impeccable. I am so glad that Peter Meredith has stuck with Basil Sands throughout the series. Now that I am comfortable with all of the characters and their voices, another narrator would totally throw me off. Basil, yet again, sets a standard for which other audiobooks will be judged. The voices are on point, as are each inflection. I can never tell when the story is getting into a crescendo because Basil and Peter have me so sucked in, that everyone and everything else around me are null and void.
In this fourth book, Peter Meredith has continued right along with the series. He has added to the series with each book, so these must be read in order. Besides that, the characters are so fantastic that you will want to read them in order to get a real understanding of each of the characters. Especially since new characters are coming in all the time.
This one took me a bit longer to get into. It was not because the plot was not there, because it was, but because I had to give myself time. This starts at the same intensity that some books crescendo at! Intense does not even really embody how crazy this gets.
I do love the new characters. Some of them are a bit prissy. They have been taken care of and as such expect to be treated a certain way. They do not even know how to kill zombies. AND they judge Neil and Jillybean. Rude!
This one is hard to review without spoilers. I can say that this is my absolute favorite. The characters, the drama, the intensity! The plot is amazing. Once again ends on a huge cliff hangers with lives in the balance! Brilliantly done.
The only thing you'll want to do after reading this, is read the next one. Brilliant, I say! Brilliant!
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