Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and dissected by three rivers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is an idyllic city. It's quiet, the traffic is nonexistent, and floating down the Allegheny River on a boat is peaceful and serene.
It's perfect...as long as you can ignore the mindless monstrosities roaming the streets, vampires ruling the night, and the insane, power-hungry human survivors. Mankind has devolved, mutating into mindless horrors. Only weeks ago, they built skyscrapers and traveled to space. Now they attack anything with flesh, driven by the never-ending desire to consume.
Lance York, and his unlikely companion Cass, have survived the apocalypse. Much to their surprise, that was the easy part. They've fled the city, struggling to find food and shelter, fighting against the nightmarish infected and the militant living, willing themselves to endure through each day.
The world has collapsed, but the fight has just begun.
©2013 Jason Brant (P)2014 Jason Brant
Avid Zombie fan who's starting to listen to more and more Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. So, my description is apt to change. Dog lover who's known to have cats. LOL C# coder, part-time prepper, B movie fan, AMC watcher, recovering but successful day trader, perpetual student, overjoyed uncle, former adrenaline junkie with a flare for cooking, and lots more. LOL
as the story opens, lance, cass, and doc brown are ashore, looking for supplies, and highford is manning their boat. lance is in target, trying on some socks while cass and doc brown are scavenging for medical supplies.
as lance leans against a dvd stand to get his balance, he unwittingly knocks it over, and the sound draws some of the day walkers. what follows is a frenetic cat and mouse chase as lance, cass, and doc brown flee the vladys to the perceived safety of their boat.
brant's writing makes me feel like i'm right there, in the middle of the action! wayne june's narration brings the action off the pages and into my room. he knows when to pick up his reading speed and when to slow down. his narration adds another level of enjoyment to the story.
although the story is told from lance's perspective, you really get to know the other characters, especially cass.
i like how nothing comes easy for these survivors, and how none are the super soldier type. it's adds a sense of realism to the story.
our survivors run into an old enemy, ralph, the leader of the minutemen, who tied up lance after lance let him and cronies into his hiding place. although ralph and his group are kind of cliche, i liked the tact the author took to resolve that part of the story.
overall, a good continuation of the story and a good listen.
I love Sci Fi , Fantasy, Horror especially Zombies and Vampires. History, Fiction and Non Fiction. I enjoy both printed and audio books. :)
Nothing new here :( Don't get me wrong its better than the morjority of genre out there. I just sick off the writers always taking the same path eg survivers leaving their guns contantly out off reach, walking backwards and tripping over, going into buildings alone after splitting up to search them, the bad guys are almost indestructible and always catching survivors off guard, all the heros that are survivors either men or women are hot and kickass fighter. Obviously any ordinary people who are just average looking don't survive. There seems to be a total lack of writing imagination out there :(
Yes, but I would tell them not to expect anything new or different.
A good narrator and keeps the story alive.
We need more realistic writers with a more realistic stories for this type of fiction.
Avid Zombie Fiction listener!!! Bring on the living dead.
Yes!!! I enjoy listening to a good story more then once, to get anything I might have missed the 1st time.
I really enjoyed these characters. The relationship between casd and lance is great.
He does a really good job keeping the pace and changing the tones to match the story.
It took the world dying and filling up with vampires for me to live, that and a girl named Cass she saved my ass and everyday has been an adventure since.
I really enjoy this series. It is well written and keeps you engaged. Keep it up!!!!
This story picks up right were the first book, Devoured, left off. If anything, I found this story to be even more of a roller coaster ride chock full of action, suspense, and excitement.
In my review of the first book, Devoured, I noted that I am not a post-apocalyptic story reader/fan. I enjoyed the first book and I enjoyed this second installment in the series even more. Again, I would recommend this audiobook just as I did the previous book.
What makes it good? Overall I would say that the story continues to evolve and develop in new ways - sometimes unexpected. The story makes sense...it drew me in and had me pulling for some characters and hoping that others would meet a terrible end. The story is in no way a character study, but the characters are well-crafted in a world where survival means avoiding monsters at night and monstrous humans during the day.
Wayne June's performance brings a different voice to each character that author Jason Brant has created. I'm still not in love with June's female impersonations, but I also don't know any other way he could perform those parts.
Brandt's take on the post-apocalyptic world is one that is dangerous, suspenseful, harsh, gory, and sometimes funny.
Worth a listen? Absolutely. If you're brave you can listen with the lights off.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
I love this series for one very similar reason. This series takes eccentric secondary characters and repositions them as the primary characters of this apocalyptic novel. I always love the eccentric secondary characters; so, I was thrilled to find a series that stars them. While Brant narrative isn't as brilliant as Shaun of the Dead, it is still a fun and short listen. The narrator is passable but runs out of believable new voices toward the middle of the novel.
So glad I bought the second audiobook in the series, I work nights, alone, so I can't read books but audiobooks make the entire shift go by quickly.
fast paced action and the character dialog, great banter/wit
First book in the series, helped to convince me to get the second book
Yes, in fact I stayed up late to finish it.
Yes..although a little predictable. I was a bit disappointed with this second book..I was expecting more.
The most interesting....Lance seemd just an ordinary man with no military background..no special 'powers' he seemed realisticThe least ...Cass she was just too exceptional in all aspects..although I like her character she wasnt just your average girl!
I thought there would have been a better ending..predictable!
Jyust another zombie book..but it was fun!
Oh yeah the zombies were really scary..not your average walking dead!
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