For years, the biggest threat that Yellowstone was thought to offer was in the form of its semi-dormant super volcano. Little did anyone realize the threat was real and slowly working its way to the surface, but not in the form of magma. Lying deep within the bowels of the earth itself, an ancient virus waited. Recently credited with wiping out the Neanderthals, the virus is released within the park and quickly spreads. A desperate plea for assistance reaches the military, but are they coming to help those battling for their lives or to wipe out every living thing in an effort to prevent a second mass extinction? Can humanity survive the raging cannibals that erupt from within?
©2014 Heath Stallcup (P)2015 Heath Stallcup
Todd W. Brown
This has all the makings of a pretty good series kickoff. There were some jumpy spots, but I think Stallcup did a fine job of introducing a zombie apocalypse story starting with the most commonly skipped aspect: How It Started!
There were a few characters who sort of acted a bit odd considering how they were brought in. No spoilers, but I felt Bob would have searched for his son rather than pursue the path he did during the conclusion. Also, the "fishing trip" at the end for Rich, Bill, and Jason seemed to lack something. Unless it is picked up in book 2 and explained more, that ending would be the top of my list of complaints.
Again, all in all, a solid story with legs.
As for the narration, it was adequate, There was one instance where I think a line was repeated which means the production edits missed it. Attention to detail.
if your a fan of 28 days later and fast zombies, then this will interest you off the bat. The plot for this series is set up and I can't wait to see it pull through. The ending seemed a bit quick but it worked to make me immediately question the fat of the survivors. My favorite character bit the dirt but that's ok haha. Another win for Heath!
May Dec Pub
I really enjoyed this story. The performance was amazing and I loved the different voices. The story had a few flaws where the author used the same words over and over that kinda chunked up the story a bit, but it was easy enough to get over. A few people died that I didn't want to die, and some lived that shouldn't have. I guess that's what makes it a good story. I found myself wanted to listen to it longer to find out what was happening. I would definitely chose another book by the author
"A really good zombie novel."
I love zombie books. This one includes the fast-running type of zombies, as opposed to the slow hoards. It's funny and packed with action.
In comparison to many of the other zombie books I've read, I found it to be realistic, within the context. There is a lot of interesting dialogue and communication between adults and teenagers who find themselves in this awful situation all of a sudden. The humor is really good, but does not take over the story.
My only complaint is that I got a little tired of the setting. The whole story is happening in a relatively small area in Yellowstone, so the different parties are often passing through the same area. I'm sure many readers will enjoy the different viewpoints, though.
The narrator, Johnny Mack, does a great job.
I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
"Non Stop Action Thriller"
It's a well deserved Five Star listen. I loved it.
Jurassic Park comes to mind.
He's a very good narrator. He brought a lot of emotion to the story and brought the characters alive for me,
Death in the Park.
I'm a huge fan of Heath Stallcup's books. He creates great characters and I really care what happens to them. The action is non-stop in this one. It's very exciting, and there are a lot of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
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