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Beyond Exile Audiobook

Beyond Exile: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year's resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve. The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling underground cult classic, Day by Day Armageddon, begins where the first novel left off.

BEGIN INTERCEPT

Armies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and around the globe; there is no safe haven from the diseased corpses hungering for human flesh. But in the heat of a Texas wasteland, a small band of survivors attempt to counter the millions closing in around them.

INTERCEPT COMPLETED

Day by day, the handwritten journal entries of one man caught in a worldwide cataclysm capture the desperation--and the will to survive--as he joins forces with a handful of refugees to battle soulless enemies both human and inhuman from inside an abandoned strategic missile facility. But in the world of the undead, is mere survival enough?

©2010 J.L. Bourne (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Guillermo Chicago, IL, United States 02-01-13
    Guillermo Chicago, IL, United States 02-01-13
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    "Jumped the Shark"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    There were plenty of times the author seemed to have gotten bored especially towards the end. Characters got bland and the Muslim character that's introduced fell into a stereotypical caricature. Also the ending was just brutal


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. L. Bourne again?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    if the material was better... Jay snyder is usually pretty good.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.. The first book was great this one was a stinker


    Any additional comments?

    Theres better Zombie fiction out there. Anything by Jonathan Maberry is better than this book.

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    Royce Brown Acworth, Ga United States 01-22-13
    Royce Brown Acworth, Ga United States 01-22-13 Member Since 2005
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    "By far the worst of the three"

    Very surprised to see all the glowing reviews. I loved the first book. Liked the second book alot (not quite as well as the first one.

    In Beyond Exile Bourne tries to do too much and ends up with far less. Has too many characters in too many locations that become too confusing trying to keep up with them all. The story jumps around too much without giving you a heads up the road is taking a turn. You are in a flashback before you know it. The climax isn't much of a climax. Leaves way too many unanswered questions.

    I was greatly anticipating the release of this book. Maybe reading the book on paper makes all the jumping around easier to follow. Listening to in just left me confused and wanting it to hurry up and be over. : <

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    Jeff A. 01-10-13
    Jeff A. 01-10-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Killroy gets his official nickname"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile to be better than the print version?

    I personally prefer audiobooks and Jay Snyder delivers another outstanding performance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the charchter development and how the steady growth of emotion through the eyes Killroy


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the addition of the character who gives Killroy his nickname. The two play well off of each other and open up a new avenue of friendship.


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

    Even more so than in the first book as the character development only continues to improve and add to a great story


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this one in one sitting and then had to wait months for Shattered Hourglass.

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    Craig STRATHALBYN, Australia 01-01-13
    Craig STRATHALBYN, Australia 01-01-13
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    "Great end to a great story"
    Where does Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Would have to be one of the better zombie books I have listened to so far.


    Any additional comments?

    The book definitely brought you to the end of the story and wrapped up well. My only criticism was that it seemed to move along a little too quickly towards the end. But overall, I highly recommend it.

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    Nick Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 12-16-12
    Nick Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 12-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolute best Zombie book series EVER!"
    If you could sum up Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile in three words, what would they be?

    Unique, exciting, suspenseful


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

    Kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't wait to keep listening.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Parajunkee Jefferson, LA, United States 12-11-12
    Parajunkee Jefferson, LA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Zombie Greatness"

    PJV Quickie: I have never felt so moved by a main characters — and I still do not know his name. The Day By Day Armageddon series is a must read series for fans of Zombies!

    Review:

    Rock my world! Zombies, Marines in Light Armored Vehicles rolling over them and a clinically precise Naval Officer documenting the whole shebang. The Day by Day Armageddon series is a wet dream for zombie fans that don’t want to be distracted by things like romance or fuzzy bunny non-realistic turn of events that some authors think will happen if zombies happen to pop into existence. So, what does J.L. Bourne think is a realistic outcome if a zombie outbreak does occur? Nuked cities, irradiated dead, rogue military operations, roving bands of marauding humans…and survivors that will do whatever it takes to stay alive.

    In the second book of the Day by Day Armageddon series, ‘Beyond Exile’, we are still in the head of our nameless officer, who continues to recount his experience in a very militaristic style. By the end of ‘Day by Day Armageddon’ he had somewhat relaxed his rigidity and his “civvie speak” was showing a bit more in his writing, but in ‘Beyond Exile’ the USMC makes an appearance and our narrator is brought back into the fold of the military. The narrator falls back into his clinical approach of narration style as he is sent on missions and takes command of the operation he started at Hotel 23. Things are actually starting to even out as the base brings in more military personnel and civilians from other safe zones. A lot is accomplished within the span of the novel, the narrator brings in more survivors and starts to recruit military personnel to improve his situation. But, like all good things, they literally come crashing down and the narrator finds himself alone in a world where the dead want nothing more than to feast upon him.

    I think for some these novels might be a bit too much, especially if you need a lighter side within the gore. This novel did not let up and emotional conclusions were not at the forefront of the authors intended accomplishments. The emotions explored in the novel are all mostly fear based. The narrator of the book does so within journal entries and a lot of his writing is done while hunkered down and hiding from the dead, which the author accomplished almost perfectly. You can almost feel the anxiety, tension and fear radiating off the pages all within the macho package of our hero. But, I do believe the author used his real world experiences as a military officer deployed in the Middle East as inspiration. Sometimes brainless zombies would be easier to face then thinking, calculating, human enemies with guns pointed in your direction.

    Why the four star? For one the novel did drag at parts, when he was alone and just when I thought we might see his more human side emerge again the novel took a quick veer to the right which had my head spinning and thinking I might have skipped a chapter. But, still a favorite in my book.

    Recommendations:

    This is a must read recommendation from Parajunkee’s View! It is not recommended that you read this novel first, while not entirely needed, I think you will establish a better emotional connection with the hero if you read the first novel. Fans of zombies will eat this one up. There is violence, but I wouldn’t see anything wrong with giving this to your mature teen. With the militaristic style and male POV this might be a good novel to coax your teenage boy into reading.

    Other Fiction you might enjoy:


    The Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry
    ‘I Am Legend‘ by Richard Matheson

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    Fred Tucker, GA, United States 12-01-12
    Fred Tucker, GA, United States 12-01-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable, but characters do some duuuumb stuff"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoy this series both because the characters occasionally do smart things AND because they often do very dumb things.


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    Aisha Shelby, NC, United States 11-18-12
    Aisha Shelby, NC, United States 11-18-12 Member Since 2011

    I love reading and I love audiobooks!

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    "Great Narration"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the narration and the great detail J.L. Bourne put into each journal entry in order to paint a vivid picture for the listener/reader.


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    All the characters were my favorites. I like how even characters that were not the main ones had a storyline and a purpose.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    Great book!

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    Ken Mercadante Bedford, TX United States 11-02-12
    Ken Mercadante Bedford, TX United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Still Not a Horror Fan, But..."

    After finishing the Zombie Fallout books I started looking for more material to satisfy my Zombie craving. This series more than did the trick, although the first book was a bit short. The second book was satisfyingly longer, and to-date there isn’t a third book, yet. But I’m waiting…

    A solid, believable story with good characters and situations. The military and aviation slants were easily supported with solid details that helped bring the story to life (pun committed with no malice aforethought).

    The narrator felt a little stiff, but not so much that he was hard to listen to.

    I really enjoyed both of these.

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    James 10-25-12
    James 10-25-12 Member Since 2015

    I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!

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    "Not as good as first."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile to be better than the print version?

    NA


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Very disapointed half way to end, seemed rushed, and dump it in your face ending, and book ends with our journal writer going to China.


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

    No to other books, but did hear his first naration in D2DA, and really liked the first book of this series. He does a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    Great attention to details. Very disapointed because the first book established the charactors and his new closest friends, Tara and John. In book 2 they all but disaopeared, and our hero was anti military, awol from the military in book 1, now becomes all out military in book two. A complete 180 degree turn for our main charactor. He becomes frigid, unloving towards his feelings for Tara in a world where only 5 % live and breathe amonst the undead. Spoiler* In final chapters, (are you kidding me), he makes it back to sanctuary, they get attacked, and moved, and govt' in charge is telling him he is going to China - to fight... very chopped. I won't be buying book 3.

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