Start intercept: Sporadic reports indicate chaos and violence spreading through U.S. cities. An unknown evil is sweeping the planet. The dead are rising to claim the Earth as the new dominant species in the food chain. Intercept complete.
In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.
©2009 J.L. Bourne; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"There is zombie fiction and then there is crawl-out-of-the-grave-and-drag-you-to-hell zombie fiction. Day by Day Armageddon is hands down the best zombie book I have ever read. Dawn of the Dead meets 28 Days Later doesn't even come close to describing how fantastic this thriller is. It is so real, so terrifying, and so well written that I slept with not one, but two loaded Glocks under my pillow for weeks afterwards. J. L. Bourne is the new king of hardcore zombie action!" (Brad Thor, New York Times #1 best-selling author)
Mommy of twins
DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON is an end of the word zombie apocalypse story told in journal format reminding me of I AM LEGEND but only in a less...I don’t know, lonely maybe?...sort of way. I guess the difference is while Matheson’s first hand zombie account had a very isolated hopelessness about it, Bourne’s journal entries were full of humanity and hope. The protagonist, a military pilot, isn’t left hold up on his own to slowly lose his mind with only the dead to interact with. He does move and band with other survivors and even in the despair of the situation and in the face of immense loss he seems to keep his head up for the most part. So what could have easily played out as a very depressing read, considering the topic, DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON didn’t leave me feeling dejected. I found J.L. Bourne’s writing to be an easy read and I liked the “fight” and resourcefulness of our pilot. I was definitely drawn in enough to be interested in continuing on with the next installment.
I've listened to a ton of audiobooks while I commute, and am a big fan of the zombie apocalypse genre. I've never written a review before, but this book was so great that I just had to write one. This book is a masterpiece. Also, the second book is probably better than the first in my opinion. I started listening to this story and was so consumed by the story that I didn't want to leave the car. I got my wife to start reading it, and even though she is skeptical about this genre, she was absolutely consumed by it as well. BUY IT!
This series (well the first two books) places among my top 5 must read Zombie books. Non stop action, logical, realistic, and very frightening. Must read for doomsdayers, die hard zombie fans, and survivalist.
J.A. Recht series (Thunder and Ashes, Plague of the Dead, and the upcoming The Survivors),
Yes...fear and a sense of wanting to build a bunker in my back yard!
After reading WWZ, plague of the dead, the strain, the cell, I was looking forward to this book. Really loved it but wish it was a little longer.
DbDA is an outstanding read for anyone who enjoys zombie or end of the world scenarios. I perfer this over WWZ just bc of the feeling of despair you get and the amount of detail the main character puts into his journal. Its written as a journal and the narrator does a great job of reading it. Wow just Wow plus the squeal hits later this year.
The adventure grabs you from the first page as you follow along one soldiers experience of the end of the world. Great characters, great action, well paced plot, and lots of fun! You can't go wrong.
JL Bourne presents us with a realistic zombie tale (if there can be such thing as a realistic zombie tale) told from a unique perspective; excerpts from a survivors diary. This is such a fresh twist to the standard narrative coupled with a excellent edge-of-your-seat zombie story.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
Day by Day. March 14th, 18:42 I started writing a review for this Armageddon book.
Myself and 169 other people are following this chick who listens to nothing but Zombie books. She is fairly critical and rarely gives five stars to a book. She gave this Five Stars, so I got it. I thought it was good and I gave it five stars, although barely.
It is entertaining and worth your credit, but there is nothing new here. If you have read several Zombie books, you may find this a little tame. For those military types who like there books to be methodical, this could be right up your alley. It is only 6 and a half hours long, mostly because there is not a lot of wasted dialogue. There is no love story. At times it reminds me of Joe Friday on Dragnet, but I liked that show, I am not criticizing. It was a little slow at the start, but around the middle it starts heating up. It ends as if I was to stop writing right now. There is no doubt about there being a sequel.
If you have never listen to a Zombie book, this would be a good start. Then you could work up two better Zombie books, Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry or Cell by Stephen King. I have not listen to that many Zombie books, but I do have the fever and will be listening to more.
March 14th, 18:53, I finished the review.
Excellent book, intense, kept me on the edge, was hooked from the first minute. All I have to say - What a rush! is the first time I listen to a zombie book, and I must say it did not let me down, as a matter of fact I was not able to put it down. Excellent book, and narration.
Bourne’s series is very good! His ideas for the story…both good and original. Zombie fan?...these books will not disappoint! Recommended.
A fantastic peice really cant wait for more of this story (it leaves things hanging in not exactly a cliffhanger but not far off). Really do reccomend this one for fans of this genre.
"A absolute must for all Zombie fans"
I've had this book on my wish list for months, I always chose another and keep this on the back burner just in case I couldn't find something I liked the look of. So the day finally came last week and WOW. This book is one of the best I've listened too so far, so much so I almost finished it in one sitting. There was even a point one night why in bed I had to turn it off because it made me feel so unsettled and on edge. having said that I've immediately downloaded the 2nd book and can't wait to be re-submerged back into every desperate, horrifying, life threatening moment, and even at times laughing out loud?
Man I hope this guy is around when the apocalypse comes!!!!
"Slow to start, but utterly gripping!"
I downloaded this as part of a my free Audible trial, but I was hooked from about 30 minutes in. Well written, the story descends into the chaos and horror when civilisation melts away beneath us. When I got to the end, I couldn't wait to get online to sign up to Audible as full member and grab the second book in the series (which is also gripping!).
"Day by Day, what a good listen"
What a listen! Only downloaded this story as I hadn't ordered a read to go on hols. A really good story and people will make comparisions with I am Legend. This is very different and I felt I was part of the charaters physi. His journey was realistic and delt with the emotion of an individualin such a situation,how the human 'form' will try to survive (even when dead)and how humans revert to various tribal and governmental organisations. I was disapointed when the story ended as I needed to know more. I am glad to see that there is a second book out, Beyond. Exile
A brilliantly realised book. Didnt think at first the diary layout would work but it did especially when narrated as it really is only one voice that describes the story. The diary format also kept the story moving at a very fast rate as a lot happens in this book.
I have listen to this twice now this month. The story is writen as if from a diary. Very well writen. I think this would be better if read from a book rather than in audio form. If you enjoyed this i would recommend "We're alive!" a full cast zombie production. But I cant wait until the next installment
I made the mistake of listening to this story before going to sleep, and had to stay awake most of the night as I really got involved and anxious about the protagonists. You have been warned!
"A great zombie fest."
I really liked this book, not a five star but then a book has to be convincingly ahead of the rest or come up with something different for me to rate it that way. Excellent oratory and an intriguing story line. If you like this genre you'll love this.
"Day By Day Armageddon"
Great Great book, I loved the story the lay out everthing. We all know it's not Shakespeare, but it not meant to be. Can't wait for the follw up which is out in paperback in June/July 2010. I hope and pray that the audible copy is up here soon.
Loved this book, not what I usual listen to. The diary style of writing really works. Downloaded book two straight away.
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