Something dark has been brewing in the small town of Minot, North Dakota.
Something waiting for the perfect storm to free it from its shackles.
Something that only comes out when it rains.
After a night of camping turns deadly for Rory and his friends, the town sheriff finds no trace of wrongdoing. No bodies. No blood. No nada. Sheriff Hooper scoffs at their story about the dead people who came out of the lake. The moss-covered ones that allegedly dragged their friends, kicking and screaming, back into the water with them. It doesn't take long for the dwindling group of survivors to uncover who is responsible for the uprising, and what follows is a tidal wave of bloodshed and horror that will leave the listener afraid to go near the water, let alone leave the house when it rains.
©2016 Sean Thomas Fisher (P)2016 Sean Thomas Fisher
I've read some pretty mixed reviews regarding this, so didn't really expect much from it when I started, but I'm so happy to say that I really really enjoyed it.
The plot plodded along nicely. It wasn't extremely fast paced but had a steady pace the whole way through. It centered on a lake in Minot, North Dakota. A funeral parlour decided that they would start dumping bodies into the lake instead of burying them in their fine caskets! Add in a toxic spill and some lightening to hit the lake and, bam, you have you Zombies! I have to say that it was definitely a unique way for the Zombie virus to begin but in a way, I really liked this idea!! Plus after being in the lake a long time, some of the Zombies were grotesque and bloated. *Shudder* Also because the were "born" in the lake, the Zombies can't stray far from water because they can't function without it, so attacks only happen in or around the water, but when a group of friends go camping and partying near the lake, the Zombies attack. The group dwindle down to 3, who make their way for help, only to have the police think they are crazy. They go to the lake but only find the remnants of the party of the night before. While at the lake though, it starts to rain!! Not just rain, but pour! A storm is here, and along with it, the Zombies can rise!!! Who will survive the Floodwater??
As I said, I really loved the idea of how the Zombies came to be and how they can only move if there's water!! Definitely unique in a saturated genre. The characters meanwhile were all well written and developed. From the weird ass mortuary assistant (dude, he was weird with a capital W!!) to the childhood boyfriend/girlfriend reunited! Seriously, this author created a very colourful cast of characters!!!!
In all, this was a surprisingly good Zombie book. It kept my attention throughout and made me want to check out more from this author. I would definitely love to see a second book in this series!
This isn't the first book I've listened to that has been narrated by J. Scott Bennett, nor will it be my last. He has a pleasant and easy to listen to voice and reads a story well. He has a range of tones and voices and always delivers!
*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
I was actually surprised. It was better than expected. I give this book a rating of 3.5, which I'll round up to 4 stars. To break down the story, there was a nuclear spill in the local water. I can't remember the details, but the nuclear waste spill was only mentioned once and I believe the body of water was a lake. The local funeral home is dumping dead bodies in the lake in order to reuse the caskets and make more money. Said dead bodies turn into zombies that require water to function. They advance to where they can come out of the water and walk in the rain. That pretty much sums it up. The ending was the best part. I won't ruin it by giving clues, but it definitely left me wanting more.
The narrator did a fine job. I would like to have hear more fluctuation between voices. Most of the males all sounded the same and all the females sounded the same.
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I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror
I really enjoyed this book not your typical zombie book these zombies were only dangerous when they got wet. That is perfect we haven't had any way in month's here in California I cannot say enough about this author and the narrator was perfect I give this book a 5 I received this book free from the publisher, narrator or author for a honest and unbiased reviews thru audioboom
This story was a unique take on zombies. I don't want to give too much away, but this brand of zombies are found in a lake and only come out when it rains. Unfortunately for our characters, a storm of epic proportions hits their lake town and the undead come out to play.
I enjoyed the story and the characters very much. It was a steady-paced book with good character development. Lots of action, a little romance, and, of course, zombie gore. The ending was a little bit of a cliffhanger, but I'm hoping there will be another installment to finish the story (in a perfect world...). The narration was great also. I enjoyed listening to the narrator's voice as he had great voices for all of the characters.
I received this audiobook at no charge via AudioBookBoom in exchange for an honest review. I give this book a solid 4 and highly recommend it if you are a fan of zombie fiction.
This is an entertaining and creepy story that has a bit of a different take than most other zombie apocalypse books. The story moved forward at a good pace, had action, suspense and some great characters. Scott Bennett's narration in the audiobook was excellent, his voice pulled you into the story and made you feel the tension, suspense, fear and sorrow in this story. It is an enjoyable, well written story that ends with an unexpected twist at the end. I received this audiobook at no cost and under no obligation.
The voices were dead on.
When the Zombies first came out and the everyone thought the kids were too stoned to know what was real.
The water contains dangers more scaring than Jaws.
by Sean Thomas Fisher
What happens when a group of young adults go to a bonfire at the local beach, only to have zombie’s walk out of the lake to attack them? A non-stop action packed story, readers will not want to put down! I loved this story, the characters, the imagery and writing. The language was a bit much, but I’m pretty sure I would have used the same language in the same situations. Somehow, Fisher was able to write in a love story or two. Now, that’s talented writing.
Overall, Floodwater is a strong 5 Boundless Stars book. I was offered a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I received the audio book and loved the narration too. The voices were dead on. No pun intended.
I've always enjoyed books that have several main characters. Especially when the setting is a small rural town. This book did not disappoint. I grew to like the characters, even the ones that met their demise early in the story. This is one of those books that made me forget just how long and boring my half marathon training can be. Any horror fan that enjoys a little humor with their zombies should get a kick out of this book. I recommend it.
I received this audiobook free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
love to write and listen to zombie books. the ones where survivors band together, all time fave Were Alive, fave character; Burt. cheers!
this was a great read reminds me of the days of creature features, great job.
A good listen makes for an amazing day!
Yes, it was action packed horror ride which is creepy and exhilarating with its cast of characters.
Narration was great. It was sinister at times and made it a decent listen.
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Bodies that have been dumped in the lake instead of properly buried. A lake that was contaminated by a toxic spill years earlier.
As if we needed more reasons to stay out of the water. Flesh eating bacteria, brain eating amoeba's, and now zombies. On top of that now the rain is off limits too. Zombies with a little twist.
Starts out slow. In the beginning the dialogue seems childish at times and it reminded me of a B-movie script. As the story unfolds and the action gets started it gets much better and turns into a very entertaining, engaging and enjoyable story.
Laughed at the conversation about cartoon characters. It puts an age stamp on some of us. Loved Alex's character he was my favorite.
J.Scott Bennett did a really good job with the narration as usual. He conveys all the emotions of the characters. Great character voices. Smooth even paced narration.
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