"Before you embark on a journey of vengeance, dig two graves." - Confucius.
With the dark cloud of civil war gathering on the horizon, Gabriel Garrett struggles to protect his new home and the new life he has just begun. But as he soon learns, a man's past has a way of catching up with him, and Gabriel has more than his share of dark secrets.
When his world is shattered, he will walk a path of vengeance across a land where the dead hold sway, and the living count their lives in seconds. His enemy is the deadliest he has ever faced, and in this battle, there is no justice, no redemption, and no mercy.
There is only revenge.
©2014 James N Cook (P)2014 JN Cook Entertainment LLC
First let me start off by saying I'm glad Guy Williams returned to read this volume. Though I thought the narrator of book 3 was serviceable- the series is much better with Guy on the mic. That being said, this to me was the best book in the series. I plowed through the last 5 hours of the book non-stop which is rarely something I find myself doing! The book is centered around Gabe which at first had me concerned as I'm a big fan of Eric and his story. Nevertheless it was an amazing story that adds a lot to Gabe's character and the series overall.
This is an okay follow-up to the rest of the series but where did the zombies go? This one is mostly man vs bad guy after the world ends kingpin - which isn't bad but this author has written very creepy zombie action and tingled my spine in the past so I was a little disappointed. This series may have run its course. If you have read the rest of the series then this one is worth your time but I may or may not start the next one (if there is one.) Let's just say I'm not chomping for a follow-up.
Avid reader! Want fast paced, energetic thrillers. King/Koontz are favorites but finding more authors that are starting to rise to the top
Gabriel's story fially comes to light. His past and how he uses his "skills" is explained in true adventure form. Full of action and just enough zombie to keep you fearful.
Great twist. Gabe takes lead in this story. Erik, while missed is only a secondary character. great combat description..... and one heck of a sniper battle at the end.
we get more background on Gabe and a great setup for the next story to face Gabe and Erik.
Never thought I would like a zombie stuff I was mistaken read it all great
This is the fourth book of the "Surviving the Dead" series and I must admit that it is taking the reader to places I never would have foreseen after reading the first book. This story is all about Gabe and how his past comes to haunt his present, even after the end of the world. When Gabe appeared in the first book it almost seemed that his character was simply a device to prepare the main protagonist Eric for the zombie apocalypse. The series also started like any other zombie series with survivors vs. zombies vs. marauders. But in the second book and now continuing with this one, the author James N. Cook is starting to mix genres and doing it successfully. The second book had a healthy dose of commandos, night ops, small fire team tactics, and espionage mixed in. This book is, to me, like Jason Bourne or James Bond in the world of the Walking Dead. I'm not really sure what Mr. Cook had in mind with these characters when he wrote the first book but he has really filled out nicely their back stories and allowed them to evolve to both sympathetic and imperfect super soldier/spooks that give a nice added dimension to the zombie apocalypse. For fans of the series: Don't worry, Eric appears in this book but only as a supporting actor.
I really enjoy Guy Williams' treatment of the narration. Mr. Williams narrated this and the first book and did a great job. His performance was missing from the second book though that book's narrator did a competent job in his stead.
"Another masterpece in the genre."
A continuation of a great story. With engaging character's.
J L Bourne`s series, but better than that for realism and apathetic characters.
Great voice acting breathing life into the protagonists.
Gab has come full circle. from warrior to defender.
Loved it want more!!
Once again the perfect mix of present and past tense. Fire In Winter not only gives an exciting historical insight into Gabriel Garrett's story, but it also tells the listener how both the main characters are fairing in a world of undead.
The past and present come together in an explosive climax which strengthens both the characters personalities and resolve.
James N Cook at his best. I'm completely addicted...
"Thoroughly enjoyed this series"
Missed Eric's PoV on this one but a real solid story
I hope there is more to come in the future
"Much better when you forget Zombies and just enjoy"
Yes, i normally like zombie books and really hated book 3 but as had done 3 before i just listened to this as a story and forgot about zombies and just enjoyed the story.
I found this good book to enjoy as it goes along but this time i did not listen expecting many zombies or zombie tales as they are just not there. but knowing it i enjoyed it but not emotionally attached to it either.
Found 3 disappointing as wanted more zombies but just as a standard revenge story this was quite good.
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