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Tilo

Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout

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  • 97 reviews
  • 103 ratings
  • 197 titles in library
  • 30 purchased in 2015
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  • 900 Miles: A Zombie Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By S. Johnathan Davis
    • Narrated By Jamison Jones
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (95)

    John is a killer, but that wasn't his day job before the Apocalypse. In a harrowing 900-mile race against time to get to his wife just as the dead begin to rise, John, a businessman trapped in New York, soon learns that the zombies are the least of his worries, as he sees firsthand the horror of what man is capable of with no rules, no consequences, and death at every turn. Teaming up with an ex-army pilot named Kyle, they escape New York only to stumble across a man who says that he has the key to a rumored underground stronghold called Avalon....

    Lesley says: "A "road story"--with zombies!"
    "Excellent purchase!"
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    So John is the protagonist, but he isn't the hero. John is some corporate suit, lacking any particular skills for the zombie apocalypse. Kyle is more hero like, but really, hes just a security guard/helicopter pilot, and with no helicopter, he is only slightly above Johns mediocrity. Both of them just try their best and learn to work with each other. A funny part was when John looked for a solution from Kyle and I expected a brilliant plan, but no...he didn't know either, what to do?!

    So the story is about them, how they become strong friends, struggling and straining to use the best of their wits to get out of one jam into another, to find Johns wife. Sticking to the Zombie genre, a major part of the story is the "captured by a cult plot". But this author came up with a new twist. Not a religious cult, not a racist cult, rather a more contemporary idea befitting the times.

    The zombies here are pretty much the shambling type, unless they are fresh. I found Davis' zombie theory had some holes. One saluted a flag? But they can't find their way around blocked terrain? Uh? These little sprinklings of zombie intelligence is littered around, but they generally don't show it. Maybe the explanation will be better in the next book.

    This is a great book from beginning to end, and the ending, well, you'll have to read it, very powerful, gave an extra star on overall because of it. Oh, and narrator, great job!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Civilization: Exodus: Zombie Civilization Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steven Ehrman
    • Narrated By Patrick Freeman
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Zombie Civilization: Exodus is the second entry in the Zombie Civilization Saga series. In this audiobook the small group of teen survivors from Genesis attempt to break free from their island fortress and make the journey back to their homes and families.

    Tilo says: "Better than the first book I think"
    "Better than the first book I think"
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    Oh phew, I won't reveal who, but someone dies in the book and hopefully the next book will be better because of it.

    Actually there's a fair bit of killing going on and new characters, even girls! This story has more going on and is more interesting becuase of it. They get stuck on an island they thought was safe, fight their way out, meet up with some soldiers and find their way home. If the author put a little more effort and focused on details like scavenging or reinforcing, this book could easily be as long as a proper book.

    Otherwise same issues as the first book. Billy just makes lousy decisions and the narrators whiny voice when the characters argue gets so tiresome. Not everyone makes their point by whining the last word of every sentence they say. I can understand if one character does that, but they all do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Civilization: Genesis (Zombie Civilization Saga)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Steven Ehrman
    • Narrated By Patrick Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Zombie Civilization: Genesis is a novel of five teen friends on a camping trip in a remote region when the world undergoes an apocalyptic transformation. Their journey through this new reality presents them with the opportunity to build a new world...if they can survive. Zombie Civilization: Genesis is the first in a series that imagines the world at the crossroads of barbarism and civilization.

    Tilo says: "How are these nitwits going to build a new world?"
    "How are these nitwits going to build a new world?"
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    I don't know what the blurb was talking about building a new world. These are 5 dumb boys, no girls. No building anything going on. Since they were kids, they've accepted Billy as their leader, but the thing is, he sucks at it. He is a dithering moralist, but may be just a peg above the IQ of the others, except Harley, he's cool. If you like screaming in your head at the stupid things the characters do, or how some things don't make sense, this book is for you. At one point, a zombie kills someone, only they don't know its a zombie yet. So its actually a murder scene. Billy feels so sad he doesn't just want to leave the body, but bring it back with them to town to the sheriff. I think the author and his fictional character must be the only two people in the world who think its ok to remove the dead body from a murder scene. But his group revolt and lay the smack down on him when he comes up with yet again another stupid idea later on; capturing a zombie (He _still_ doesn't know its a zombie)

    I gave three stars, story is redeeming, its interesting and not bad. Very short! Hardly worth the $ if I didn't get it on sale. I invested in the second book. Story is alright. Narration is ok too, maybe better than, like almost 4 stars. Just one thing; whenever they argue, everyone gets this whiny exasperated voice like small children.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Only the Dead Live Forever: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By W J Lundy
    • Narrated By Eric Vincent
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The Trio survived the initial fall, and built a refuge, they thought they had reached safety, but only to find themselves once again abandoned and surrounded by the primals. No contact with their families or commands, no relief from the rabid enemy. The fight continues as Brad and his men struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where the enemy is far more dangerous than anything they had been trained for. Over Land Sea and Air they will do anything to reach home.

    Tilo says: "Its like two books in one"
    "Its like two books in one"
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    I don't know how he did it for such a short book, but theres a climax befitting an ending in the middle but he just goes on anyways. I would say this book is the best in the series so far.

    There is even a female character now. I didn't think the narrator would pull it off, but he did. I don't think the author really knows what to do with females though. The series is thin on the emotional stuff, but the story keeps me interested. I think their attempts to get back to the States is kinda dumb, but that's even pointed out in the story. Oh well, thats what they wanna do.

    I like how he makes his zombies different too; they are semi intelligent, tribal, fight each other. Usually they behave like regular dumb zombies unless there is an alpha zombie around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Escaping the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By W. J. Lundy
    • Narrated By Eric Vincent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (68)

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a introduction into the apocalyptic world of Staff Sergeant Brad Thompson.

    The radio goes quiet while on convoy in Afghanistan, a lost patrol alone in the desert. With his unit and his home base destroyed, Staff Sergeant Brad Thompson suddenly finds himself isolated and in command of a small group of men trying to survive in the Afghan wasteland. The local population has been afflicted with an illness that turns them into rabid animals.

    joni says: "WTF, Love the Series"
    "Uncomplicated story"
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    The story is pretty simple; the soldiers have to figure out how to survive by their wits when their chain of command can't help them. The world has been over run, unbelievably in a couple of days.
    Not much else is going on here besides that. I do like the portrayal of the afghans and how things developed with that story.
    The narration is ok, pacing and pauses were all good. The problem is that all the characters sounded like red necks and hill billys. Lord help us if there were any females in the story, I wouldn't want to hear what they sounded like.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genesis: Arisen, Book 0.5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Michael Stephen Fuchs
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (129)

    Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out - and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America's shadow counter-terror wars.

    c_soul says: "Slow start, but SO worth sticking with!!"
    "Maybe better to read this after books 1-3?"
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    I had already read the omnibus collection of books 1-3 but it turns out it doesn't really matter if you read this story afterwards because it may be more fun to not reveal the origins of the apocalypse too early. The story also ties in well with things towards the end of book 3. Hopefully the storyline in this book will converge with the others in book 4.

    I always feel that the start of the apocalypse is the most interesting of any series, how the zombies take over the world. The story is out of the eyes of Zach who, although he is well trained, he is really still just a civilian. Because of that, it is easier to identify with him than the super hero like tier-1 operatives who are assigned to protect him. And protect him they do. Again and again.

    Briefly, the the story is they that they have to flee on the highway and get to their main base and being in a foreign country, they can't trust anyone and everyone is shooting at them. Or biting. Story is interesting all the way through and maybe the only thing lacking is a female character and anyone hint of romance or family whatsoever. Just bromance in this one.

    Narration by R.C Bray is amazingly good as usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (355)

    When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of seven billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators - supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us - are humanity's last best hope for survival....

    harry says: "RC Bray At His Best !!"
    "Good macho military bang bang story"
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    If you're looking for character depth, maybe you should stay away as this all about tough as nails disciplined special forces men and the obligatory just as tough female sniper. The beginning spends quite some time on the characters, but I actually fast forwarded twice, because they were all the same and their "depth" of how tough they were got tiresome. All the soldiers were the same to me. Except Predator because he is the toughest of them all. There are alot of acronyms, descriptive weaponry and tactics as you would expect In a military focused book. At this time the book was worth three stars.

    A positive is that becuase they are tough and professional killers, there is no whingeing, whining, moral delimmas or doing of dumb things.

    Halfway through, the story got me hooked and it's pretty interesting and well written. The SEAL team scavenges Europe for supplies and search research centres for the cure, the trail leading to an over run United States. The virus has mutated and there are a few fast and powerful zombies (Zulu Foxtrots) that will just slash people just to spread the virus, not to feed. Englishman Wesley is the most relatable character, being a civilian security guard. He got drafted and how that happened made me laugh. The story switches between Wesley and the gung-Ho special operators.

    There are no raiders, cannibal sects or government conspiracies but there is a stupid kid which messes everything up, which is sadly so essential in many zombie stories.

    I read this omnibus first because it was labeled 1-3, but there's another marked as 0.5 that I've just started and it's a totally different story, with new characters occurring before the apocalypse. I wish I read that one first, because right now I want to continue with the story I'm on. Two of the characters did something stupid and unexpected in the end.

    The narrators rough voice fits the book but he's just great with all the voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Death: Eradicate: The Death Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John W. Vance
    • Narrated By Guy Williams
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    Devin, Tess, and Brianna survived the pandemic, but can they survive the world that remains? Each new day presents challenges and threats, but they are persistent and do what needs to be done. Their goal is to find a safe place, and they believe that is where Tess' fiancé is located. However, the road to him will be treacherous, and the guarantee of success is not certain.

    Michael Rowe says: "Robert Ludlum comes to mind..."
    "90% good story, 10% disappointed"
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    It is was good until the end climax which I won't reveal but there were parts which I don't think were really thought through. I found what the characters did and their plans questionable, too many, "Why are they doing that for?" Just too many bad ideas and foolish actions.

    Otherwise the relationships between the characters and their development was great and sets up interesting aspects for the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Death: A Post Apocalyptic Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John W. Vance
    • Narrated By Guy Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    The Death will find you... Devin Chase was just living his life, when the world changed in an instant. In the matter of a week a deadly virus known as The Death ravages the world killing over 90% of those infected. After six months in a self-imposed quarantine, he emerges into a new world. As he travels, he discovers others like him who are immune, but he also discovers that the world he knew is gone. It has been replaced with a savage and brutal one where the only rule is kill or be killed.

    Jim says: "Review of The Death"
    "Ooh, a good book"
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    So there are two tales going on here; the book switches rather rapidly between Devin and Lori but wasn't hard to keep track of things as the characters are kept to a minimal. Both are pretty dumb really, Lori is shielded in the FEMA camp, while Devin hid out for 6 months too terrified to face the changed world. Not dumb like it leaves you screaming at them in your head when they do stupid things, it's more as they are portrayed as naive, weak civilians. But they develop and there are other more talented characters.

    There are survivors, raiders, cannibals are a crazy sect as fitting an apocalypse tale. Too bad no zombies :/. Hardly any scavenging or building fortifications. I was impressed by the twists in the story, I wasn't expecting several developments. Good story, I liked it!

    Narrator isn't bad, but is challenged with female voices, getting slightly better towards the end. It's that kind of transvestite voice. Too bad for him there are so many female characters! I'd pay a couple of bucks more if audible books had two narrators, one male, one female.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dispatches: The Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By John David Farrell
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    On August 19, 2019, a rogue Chinese military cabal launches an opportunistic EMP attack against the United States, triggering a cataclysmic chain of events - with the potential to change world forever. With the United States crippled, belligerent powers rise to fill the void overseas, catapulting already volatile regions into chaos and war - hastening a worldwide collapse.

    Anthony J. Hunter says: "Amazing!"
    "Good story, too technical"
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    I liked the Tom Clancy novels but this author is just too detailed and technical, all unnecessary. I just zoned out in the beginning as the details distract from the story.

    The actual story is interesting; the common thread is how everyone thinks they are doing the right thing, but big organizations take a life of their own and just following orders ends up being the wrong thing to do with Alex just looking out for his family and friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Remaining: Trust: A Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By D.J. Molles
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (278)

    While Captain Lee Harden struggles to fulfill his part in Project Hometown his trusted friend and ally Major Abe Darabie works to hold up his end of the mission. But caught between his responsibility to the mission and the ambitions of a new president Abe must decide where his duty lies and whom he can trust in a country turned upside down.

    J. Gordon says: "Mini audio books are bad"
    "Nice to read but not a must"
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    The books in the series are really long, we appreciate that, and on top of that now there's a "novella". We don't like novellas but I don't begrudge the author because the books are otherwise complete. This is for that little extra story and fleshes out what's going on with the "official" United States, President Briggs and most importantly, Abe.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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