Texas? Toast. Battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks, the Texas Gulf Coast and half of the Lone Star State is reeling from the worst devastation in history. Thousands are dead or dying - but the worst is only beginning. Amid the wreckage, something unimaginable is happening: a deadly virus has broken out, returning the dead to life - with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. The nightmare begins....
Within hours, the plague has spread all over Texas. San Antonio police officer Eddie Hudson finds his city overrun by a voracious army of the living dead. Along with a small group of survivors, Eddie must fight off the savage horde in a race to save his family.
Hell on Earth. There's no place to run. No place to hide. The zombie horde is growing as the virus runs more rampant. Eddie knows he has to find a way to destroy these walking horrors... but he doesn't know the price he will have to pay.
©2006, 2010 Joe McKinney (P)2011 Tantor
"A merciless, fast-paced and genuinely scary read that will leave you absolutely breathless." (Brian Keene)
I was very disappointed, and about 2/3 of the way through decided it wasn't worth my time to finish it...better things out there to listen to. There is just no depth to the story. Also, I was expecting an interesting weather-disaster story up front, but there is barely a mention of the 5 hurricanes and none of the action even takes place in Houston. The story starts with some zombies fighting a cop in front of a house in San Antonio and goes downhill from there. This very much felt like reading a zombie video game.
A very well written story for someone new to this zombie genre it is perfect. To the seasoned Zombie reader you will find the pace a bit slow and drawn out. Is it worth the credit , sure but you've been warned :)
Already listening to Apocalypse of the Dead.
This was an ok zombie novel. I kind of nodded off in a couple of spots. It had its great thriller spots and then started going off in to left field for a moment or two.
I have had quite a few cop friends and you could tell this was written by a police officer. Everyone is out to get the main character or he thought that was the case. Granted during this time of crisis you would only try to trust a select few but to me in an end of times scenerio I would want some one watching my back.
I'm going to listen to Apocalypse of the Dead (the next novel) and give this author another shot. Hopefully he will earn another star or two from me.
No, it wasn't among the better of the zombie genre.
It seemed to end too abruptly, as though the writer was still in the middle of the story but then just decided to end it.
Yes, the narrator did a good job.
Yes, but only if your really a fan of the zombie genre
The reader was terrible and the story wa borig. Hard to do with a zombie story. This book never connected with me on any level. Sorry to say it was a waste of time.
I am a tattoo artist by trade so i find myself listening to my books a lot while drawing, but more so while commuting.
Good read…With the zombie craze in full swing I found this book entertaining but a little redundant. It was a bit slow to start and then seemed to switch gears and even seemed like a different author had written the last half of the book, but it a good way, both halves were good. The ending took me by surprise it seemed to just end and I feel a little more time could have been taken in it, but it would have had to be considerably longer to continue at the pace he was going. All in all I was satisfied
Climax, story, plot, character development, story development.
Eddie (the progtagonist)
I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking of how I want to describe, as well as define this book. This is the second book I’ve read by this author, the first being “Apocalypse of the Dead”, and I didn’t give that one a good review either. The book was plagued with irrationality and illogical performances. There was absolutely no character development so you don’t understand why Eddie is doing the things he is doing, they make no sense. Character development and a plot would really give context and meaning to this story. I always note the length of the book, this gives me an idea of what to expect. If it is broken into two downloads the book may be interesting, or at least have time to make up for its shortfalls. This book was only 7hrs 35mins 30 secs long, and there is a reason. I would not recommend this book to anyone. I wouldn’t recommend it if you were stuck in a tunnel covered by snow on both sides of your exit. I don’t think this book would justify wasting battery life on whatever you are reading it on. I wouldn’t even recommend this book on a long plane or train ride, save your money.
Good story-tellers paint the scene with words. This ability allows the reader to visit the story through imagination. Authors like Mary Higgins Clark, Dean Koontz, Steven King, or J. L. Bourne (just to name a few) are really good at this. This story lacked that. Also, I wasn’t scared at all. I’ve listened to Z. A. Recht’s “Morningstar Strain” series and J.L. Bourne’s “Day by Day Armageddon” series and they are very good. So good, that I’m reluctant to listen to these stories at night. There were climatic moments that had me on edge, wanting to yell out to the character to warn him. In this story I wanted it to be over with and for Eddie to just go on and become a zombie. I don’t like starting a book and not finishing it, which is terrible when I have a story this lacking.
Yes, it's about zombies, and there just can't be enough books on the matter.
Audiobooks are just better in general. You get more of the book into your head with someone actually reading it to you.
The zombie apocalypse was a very brief one... probably close to how a real one would play out.
It's worth the listen
The book was well written, great narration. Very good story, very different from most of the zombie books I've listen to.
Maybe a better voice performance. But the story just dragged.
The voice performance was monotonous making it hard to really engage. It became more of a white noise story to cure insomnia.
This is my first book in the Zombie genre and I just found it to be highly repetitive. I have seen enough Zombie movies to feel like this pretty much was the same thing except told from the policeman's perspective. I am going to try a few other Zombie books, but if this is what the books are like, I will move to another genre.
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