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Z-Risen: Outbreak | [Timothy W. Long]

Z-Risen: Outbreak

When the USS McClusky (FFG-41) was overrun by the dead, Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed, and Marine Sergeant Joel "Cruze" Kelly, were forced to abandon the ship and take their chances in San Diego. Now they are stuck in a city that has been completely overrun with zombies, and as the days go by, they must range farther and farther away from "fortress" in their search for supplies.
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Publisher's Summary

When the USS McClusky (FFG-41) was overrun by the dead, Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed, and Marine Sergeant Joel "Cruze" Kelly, were forced to abandon the ship and take their chances in San Diego.

Now they are stuck in a city that has been completely overrun with zombies, and as the days go by, they must range farther and farther away from "fortress" in their search for supplies.

Relying on military training, guts, and pure force of will, the two of them will face a nightmare world that is intent on killing them one bite at a time.

©2014 Timothy W. Long (P)2014 Timothy W. Long

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    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 08-12-14
    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 08-12-14 Member Since 2014

    the world's fastest fat man

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    "Jackpot"

    I've just hit the jackpot! Three in a row! Three great zombie stories in a row. First there was "Dark Recollections: Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1" then there was "The Undead Situation" and now "Z-Risen:Outbreak". All three were a return to the boyhood enjoyment of reading batman and Robin comics’ books... you know the "bam zap boff whack" sort of stuff. Now I know I'm older and more mature… but wow! I loved the mindless action. These sorts of stories make me feel young again!

    If you like to get a longer listening time per credit, then please take into consideration the narrator of this story speaks slowly. This story is easily listened to at 1.5x speed without any complaints!

    The only negative I have with the story is that it didn’t end the way I was hoping. Don’t worry I won’t spoil it for you.

    In conclusion, this is the type of book you listen to if you want to be entertained while taking the long commute to work without getting over involved with complex plots or intense emotional feelings. It is the type of story every stressed out not going anywhere type person (me) can enjoy to forget about everything.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    AudioBookReviewer Madison, WI, United States 02-18-15
    AudioBookReviewer Madison, WI, United States 02-18-15 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "a unique view on a zombie apocalypse"

    First thoughts about the cover of Z-Risen Outbreak? A man in an Army uniform and gun in front of a Navy ship with buildings smoking in the background. War story? Huge catastrophe? Some type of apocalypse? Please let it be an apocalypse! After reading the exert – Zombie apocalyptic story, yay!

    The main character is Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed. He’s big, he’s burly, and he prefers to take out the zombies with a really BIG red wrench. He’s six feet three inches and has a great sarcastic wit he uses to help him cope with the new changes in his daily world. In a mental fight or a physical fight, he’s a great asset to have on your side.

    The secondary main character is Marine Sergeant Joel Cruze Kelly. He’s a great sniper and rocks the hand to hand combat skills as well. In this new zombie filled world, Joel is Creed‘s best friend. Not only does Creed and Joel work well together at fighting for survival, their funny banter between each other helps to keep the horrors of this new world from becoming to overwhelming. Without each other, they probably would not have survived the first initial days of the apocalypse.

    The Narrator is Todd Menesses. Todd has a very unique way of bringing the voices to life. Each character has a rich voice for his or her character. He is very talented and does a great job of bringing this book to life. The Author is Timothy W. Long. This book is 12 hours long. It is a combination of the first and second series of the Z-Risen series. Z-Risen: Outbreak Book One and Z-Risen: Outcast Book Two.

    This book offers a unique view on a zombie apocalypse. It shows what military training could do to help keep a person or persons alive during a cataclysmic event. Mixed into that was witty humor and lots of jam packed action. It has a lot of blood and gore within. Not recommended for a younger audience. There were a few spots in this book that had playback issues. Luckily, even with these issues, the story and narration held attention to the story.

    This book left me thinking about things that could and would help in an emergency. The things we take for granted on a daily bases. Should people plan for the worst and hope for the best? Should people set aside things here and there to help keep themselves and others alive in the worst case scenario? Or is it better to simply not worry about things that might not ever happen? I think it would be wisest to plan a little now rather than hurt a lot later. The safety of yourself and those you care about should always play an important role for your future.

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    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Annette Franks Oklahoma City, OK United States 06-06-15
    Annette Franks Oklahoma City, OK United States 06-06-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!!!"

    I purchased this book because of the recommendations of Shana Festa.....so glad I did, loved the characters and the story....cannot wait for the next book to be available on audible, Todd Menesses did a brilliant job narrating this book!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Manly, Australia 09-09-14
    Mary Manly, Australia 09-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Another enjoyable book from Mr Long, except...."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, although it seriously pushed me towards murderous intent by the end. It is a good read and I would love to hear what the outcome of the green eyed shufflers is. I hope there is a sequel for that fact alone.


    What other book might you compare Z-Risen: Outbreak to and why?

    I think it sits along side many of the other "journal of the fall" type narratives. I may be a tad biased over this though because nothing rates as highly as Tufo's Fallout series for me (possibly because I have a major crush on BT).


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes. I think the narration was well done.


    Could you see Z-Risen: Outbreak being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. A movie would ruin these books for me simply because we all have our own images for each character.


    Any additional comments?

    I rarely write reviews, however I made an exception with this simply in the hope that the author actually reads them. In case he does, I am begging you, STOP using that damn phrase. I seriously think that if I ever hear "Undead Central" one more time I may explode. I have read several of his other works and enjoyed them. I could have enjoyed this one as well except that once that phrase started to grate on my nerves it totally ruined the tale. I hope there is a sequel (see above "green eyed"interest point). However, if that phrase is in it, I simply can not listen to it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    charles adams 08-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Generic zombie story"
    Would you try another book from Timothy W. Long and/or Todd Menesses?

    This story read like a paint by numbers zombie tale. Stock situations, lazy tactics and hallow characters who seamed to survive purely out of luck. It didn't add anything new to the Zombie Genre.

    The "voice" actor could not seem to make up his mind about what the different characters should sound like. At times, it was hard to tell who was speaking.


    Has Z-Risen: Outbreak turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes. It was very lazy.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Todd Menesses’s performances?

    Absolutely not.


    Did Z-Risen: Outbreak inspire you to do anything?

    Return the book and forget i read it.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jack USA 01-20-15
    Jack USA 01-20-15 Member Since 2014

    End of the world and Sci Fi are my favorites with a lot of historical fiction added in

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    "Punch by punch narrative - boring"
    What could Timothy W. Long have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    May be an interesting read for the teenager seeking a step by step, blow by blow first person narrative. I was looking for more that. Describing every blow and its impact gets monotonous fairly quickly. It is a poor substitute for character development and a plot line that will leads us somewhere.


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    "better series out there"

    The book was ok, I love the zombie genre but wont be continuing with this series just didnt hold my attention and found the style of writting bored me. There are far better zombie series to listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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