"Rise up while you can." (Georgia Mason)
The year was 2014. It was the year we cured cancer, the year we cured the common cold, and the year the dead started to walk. It was the year of the Rising.
The year was 2039. The world didn't end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. They uncovered the biggest conspiracy since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made.
Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies - and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this:
Things can always get worse.
Blackout is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated Feed and the sequel, Deadline.
©2012 Hachette (P)2012 Mira Grant
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
The third book in the Newsflesh trilogy focuses more on the government conspiracy found in the previous two books than non-stop zombie action. There is some in the story, it’s just not as prevalent as it was in the first two books. The story continues where book two left off and takes more twists and turns than a mountain road, but finally brings everything to a tidy conclusion and makes a fitting end to the story.
I really enjoyed the first two books in the Newsflash trilogy, they were fast-paced and kept my attention, the first I read in about 24 hours. The third book fell flat - one-dimensional characters who resembled Scooby Doo's posse - always seeming to find the bad guy at the right possible moment. Nothing really held my interest and I ended the book very disappointed. The narrators I thoroughly enjoyed, they brought life to these flat characters.
Very complex ending.
I don't want to say much because of the surprise ending of Deadline (the previous book), but Georgia "George" Mason is back. That's all I should say.
Again, I don't want to give too much away, but a major character gives up their lives to help the others.
In the previous scene, I was a little sad about that character's death.
The male narrator (Michael Goldstrom) isn't as good as the male narrators in Feed and Deadline. But thankfully Paula Christensen, who read Feed, is back to read the female based chapters (unlike the previous books, they basically go back and forth, with the female narrator reading the odd numbered chapters, the male narrator reading the even chapters. All in all, a great end to a terrific series.
Most definitely! This series is one that I'll be pulling out periodically for a long time I suspect. I'm wish there were going to be more stories in this line. For now I am making due with the novellas, even though San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats is only available in e-books. This series has the rare combination of interesting ideas, characters you can enjoy and care about, and excellent audio performances.
Although I have not read the print version, I consider the audiobook version as a better medium for the telling of this tale as there are constant break-aways to cameras that might be confusing at first in the print version.
Excellent voice acting by both performers.
This was almost as good as the Book 1 and definitely better than Book 2. Great storyline coupled with a few surprises along the way. Loved the medical detail; I felt it added to, rather than detracted from the overall story.
Wow. The end of Deadline was a real kick in the privates, wasn't it? But wait, as that gameshow announcer guy liked to say, there's more!
Violence! Intrigue! Violence! Fabulous wealth! Zombies! ! Clones!
No, really, you HAVE to listen to this series.
It is one of my top ten this year. Surprisingly I was unable to anticipate what would happen next. It kept my interest until the end.
I just loved Georgia and Shawn. They are the best characters in the trillogy
The truth comes in many fashions.
I believe this is one of the top 3 series I have read so far. I bought FEED only because it was on sale and was so pleased that I now search all sales for another unusual lucky pick.
The characters full development
The science of the virus
Emotional connection they added to the writing
Too good the be legal
I wish the narrators were the same in this book as the last two, but it is still a great listen. Not your Typical Zombie Book. Nice plot with lots of great and entertaining characters. The whole series is great
Reading books or shooting stuff on the computer - it's a tie as too which is better.
It is not a typical zombie story
The relationships between the crew.
Very well done
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