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We're Alive: A Story of Survival - The First Season | [Kc Wayland]

We're Alive: A Story of Survival - The First Season

For Army Reserve soldier Michael Cross, the world as he knows it ends in an instant. One minute he’s in college, and the next rioters are roaming the highway around him, breaking into cars and literally tearing people apart. This is the day the dead walk. This is the world of We’re Alive.
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Publisher's Summary

This exciting audio drama is based on an immensely popular podcast that has received hundreds of positive reviews and has had over four million downloads - and counting.

For Army Reserve soldier Michael Cross, the world as he knows it ends in an instant. One minute he’s in college, and the next rioters are roaming the highway around him, breaking into cars and literally tearing people apart. This is the day the dead walk. This is the world of We’re Alive.

The first season features 12 chapters packing performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well. Join our survivors as they band together, struggle to fortify a safe haven known as the Tower, and discover that zombies are far from the worst thing in a post apocalyptic Los Angeles, where the rules of human decency no longer apply.

Little food. Little water. Little hope. Who is lucky enough to say "We're Alive"?

©2011 Modern Myth Productions, LLC (P)2011 Modern Myth Productions, LLC

What the Critics Say

We’re Alive is a modern rendition of an old-school medium. Maintaining a style that is both retro and contemporary, the radio drama will give horror fans the campy, kitschy style they like, but it also provides a variety of characters and development to keep general audiences engaged…Despite not being able to see the action, the excitement and intensity is still sustained through score and sound design. In some ways, the lack of visuals to accompany the audio creates more suspense. The narrator controls how much the audience knows, slowly teasing out information. Accompanying the drama are sparse moments of comedic relief…Expressing a keen awareness of the zombie subgenre, many of the jokes come from familiar scenarios and tropes of zombie stories.” (Examiner.com)

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    Tonya Goodman 10-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A fun listen and unique listen."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I enjoyed it for the most part. The writing is a bit lame sometimes but overall I enjoyed it.


    Has We're Alive turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Nah


    Did Blackstone Audiobooks do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yea, I liked having different readers do the various parts. My biggest complaint is when that Mexican guy starts crying it sounds so annoying I can hardly listen. What a horrible sound...


    Did We're Alive inspire you to do anything?

    No....


    Any additional comments?

    That guy's crying fit really does make me hate that character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eugene M. Gallagher Rd stratford, ct 06-12-14
    Eugene M. Gallagher Rd stratford, ct 06-12-14 Member Since 2012

    eugene

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    "Someone needs to tell the truth about this"
    Would you try another book from Kc Wayland and/or Blackstone Audiobooks?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kc Wayland? Why or why not?

    This is more of a poorly written screen play the a book.


    What didn’t you like about Blackstone Audiobooks’s performance?

    Omg.... Acting sounded like a first table read. Events were unrealistic and writing was bad


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe


    Any additional comments?

    The general story is good enough to hold your interest

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Book Fan Virginia 01-31-14
    Book Fan Virginia 01-31-14 Member Since 2008

    Ima

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    "Fantastic-unique audio drama-excellent story"
    If you could sum up We’re Alive in three words, what would they be?

    Unique audio drama


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael because he's the leader and full of flaws yet keeps giving it his all


    Which character – as performed by Blackstone Audiobooks – was your favorite?

    Sal because he's a bad a$$


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The audio drama recording is unique - many different voices you recognize along with special effects/sounds. Plus, story line is great.


    Any additional comments?

    A great story - one of the best zombie series. If you like DBD Armageddon, The Road, The Passage, The Strain...etc then you'll definitely like this audio story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Cocoa, FL 10-29-13
    Amazon Customer Cocoa, FL 10-29-13 Member Since 2013

    Kente M'Bulu

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    "SAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of We’re Alive to be better than the print version?

    MOST DEFINITELY. . ..EXCEPT I HAVENT READ THE PRINT VERSION, BUT THE AUDIO PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP CHARACTER IDENTITY BY VOICE, ACCENTS, (IE RILEY AND DATU)!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of We’re Alive?

    I LISTENED TO ALL THREE (AND IMPATIENTLY WAITING FOR SERIES 4) BUT THE MOST MEMORABLE IS DATU'S CAPTURE IN THE STADIUM AND THE DEATH OF SAMANTHA. SHE PLAYS SUCH A SHORT ROLE, BUT IMMEDIATELY SHE CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF THE WHOLE BOOK!


    Have you listened to any of Blackstone Audiobooks’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    THIS IS THE FIRST AND THIS ONE INSPIRED ME TO PURCHASE MORE DRAMATIZED!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    DON'T KNOW BUT SOMETHING ABOUT SAUL!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    SAUL IS STUBBORN, DOESN'T LISTEN, HEAD STRONG, YET HE IS A SUPER SOLDIER! I TOO SERVED OVERSEAS AND LOVE HIS CHARACTER! NOW ON THE BATTLEFIELD WITH A SOLDIER LIKE THAT I WOULD PROBABLY PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE, BUT HE GETS THE JOB DONE AND DOES NOT OVERTHINK IT! SKILLzzz!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Taylor United States 10-09-13
    Taylor United States 10-09-13 Member Since 2011

    Tell me a story :)

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    "TEN times better than the Walking Dead"

    I found this gem in the surprise $4.95 Sale. Best money I've ever spent on Audible by far. After the first hour of listening to this book, I was hooked I couldn't put my iPod down. Season two and three are just as fun --Full of zombie gore, drama and of course the AWESOME sound effects. I cannot say enough good things about this book.

    If you enjoy a good zombie book, this is definitely for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Wellston, OK, United States 09-18-13
    Scott Wellston, OK, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2003
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    "They really had fun with this and did it well!"
    What made the experience of listening to We’re Alive the most enjoyable?

    The acting!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Screamed or jumped more than once.


    Any additional comments?

    Really worth the credit, bet you buy the whole series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hunt4Steve Santa Fe, NM United States 09-12-13
    Hunt4Steve Santa Fe, NM United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "OK........really?"
    What did you like best about We’re Alive? What did you like least?

    Well.......the story was pretty good.....actually, that was pretty much the only thing that was ok about this book. I've read a LOT of zombie books, and none of them had me rolling my eyes as much as this one. Talk about Drama! Man! The personality of the main characters Michael and Angel are FULL of drama. These guys are constantly snapping at each other and other people as they are trying to get things done. They should be working with their people to understand their strengths and utilized those strengths to maximize their survival. All too often they get too dramatic about one thing or another.......sheesh....Amateur hour throughout the entire book....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have to Say that Burt, who was an older retired Marine, and was full of spit fire was my favorite character. He had his head on straight, but Angel, Michael and others were so full of themselves they couldn't listen to him.....nearly cost them everything.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Blackstone Audiobooks?

    I don't know. The sound effects were ok, but w-a-y too often the voices were too soft or too darned loud. Ya know, there is software that will bring it all to a nice medium...... I found myself rewinding the book several times and having to turn up the volume to hear what somebody said, then turning it back down to hear what the next person was saying..... too inconsistent.


    Do you think We’re Alive needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO, God no, please no more...... I couldn't take Skittles running off with Sal's socks....I just know that character would find his way back into the the second book.....


    Any additional comments?

    Amatures....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    billy ALTOONA, PA, United States 09-03-13
    billy ALTOONA, PA, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not your typical audio book."
    Any additional comments?

    I rarely write reviews unless the book is really good. This one is one of those times, it is unlike any other audiobook I listened to and I listen to usually 2-3 a week.
    I won't blow the plot or give any details of the story, just the way it was presented. It's basically a movie minus the picture. Each character is preformed by a different person and there's sound effects and music, I've listened to others with sound effects and didn't like it but this one works well. Give it a try, well worth the credit or cash. I got it by chance as a surprise sale on audible and only chose it because it was cheap and sounded the best out of the available titles, I'm glad I did. There's also 2 more in this series so ill listen to those as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Bergonzi Champaign, IL, United States 09-01-13
    Michael Bergonzi Champaign, IL, United States 09-01-13
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    "Audio Drama Reviews: We're Alive Season 1"

    Let me say that I’m not a fan of zombie-anything. I feel that this sub genre of post apocalyptic stories is overdone and there are only a handful of good ones out there. “We’re Alive” is one of the great ones

    The story starts off pretty basic for a zombie story. The dead have risen and are reeking havoc. It’s only until we are introduced to two of my favorite characters: Saul and Michael that the story becomes interesting. That’s within the first couple episodes as well. I enjoy Saul, because he is just a good person. I like Michael because he’s smart. Screw it, all the characters are awesome, and that’s what makes a good zombie story (or any story for that matter). In a good zombie apocalypse story, the drama comes from the characters. The subtitle of the series: “A Story of Survival” is aptly named, because the zombies are just a backdrop. They may become important later, but as of the season 1 finale, I could really care less about the fact that there are zombies.

    Most of the characters are likable, but they are by no means perfect. An excellent example is Michael. He serves as a sort of mentor figure for the people of the apartment complex. However, he also yells at people for a simple mistake. Granted any mistake could cost people their lives in such a scenario, but the way the actor played the character made it sound like the person who caused the accident did it on purpose. For me personally I hate people who do that. On the other hand, Michael is one of my favorite characters. His character flaw is what makes him more rounded and realistic as a person.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 06-12-12
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A decent story,and a nice change of pace."

    This was a very cool change from the usual books I've listened to on audible. I like the added music, affects noises and multiple actors for the different characters. I will definately get the second season when it becomes available.

    Now I will say this,this isn't the best zombie story I have read/heard. I am not someone on the edge of my seat waiting for the movie to be made. However,I would recommend this to listeners of fiction and zombie fiction alike. I was entertained and you can't ask for much more than that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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