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Day By Day Armageddon Audiobook

Day By Day Armageddon

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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Jennifer Encinitas, CA, United States 09-01-10
    Jennifer Encinitas, CA, United States 09-01-10
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    "If you like zombies then you will love this book"

    I really enjoyed this novel. I LOVE books and movies about the end of the world so if you DON'T then I am not the person to ask... Zombies are one of my favorite ways to end it. The story moves along at a good pace. It is easy reading...just the right amount of details. Not going to go down in history as a classic but....can't wait to read book 2.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    AudioAddict 01-07-14
    AudioAddict 01-07-14

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Exciting Lesson of Survival"

    STORY (zombie/apocalypse) - This was my first venture into this genre, and I did so with reservations. I don't like a lot of fighting and gratuitous gore, and I only occasionally enjoy books about supernaturals. This book had its share of violence, but the main concentration was the survival of a handful of humans in zombie-infested south Texas after the government nuked major cities in an attempt to reduce the zombie population.

    The story is told in a diary-type format, so the narrator is reading dates, times and events in the past tense. It's suspenseful and maybe a little depressing, but I really enjoyed how the survivors found each other and banded together to fight against incredible odds. They were clever, resourceful and managed to find food and shelter while simultaneously looking for other survivors and fighting to stay alive. I play to listen to the second book in this series, but if the focus changes from interesting survival mode to a gore-fest, I will stop ASAP.

    PERFORMANCE - The narrator had an easy job (basically reading from a diary), but he did it well.

    OVERALL - This book is interesting, action-packed and should be enjoyable for most listeners. Violence and foul language may be offensive to some.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Cannington, Australia 06-20-13
    Garry Cannington, Australia 06-20-13 Member Since 2014

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    "Very Good story"
    Where does Day By Day Armageddon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For a zombie book this is different the style of writing, as in a journal is the difference it is descriptive as it should be and well planned and spoken


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

    I certainly felt the 'closeness' sensations of the un-dead and how they gave the creeps


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Big Art San Ramon, CA, United States 10-20-11
    Big Art San Ramon, CA, United States 10-20-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Great Zombie/End of the World Audio Book!!"

    I bought "Under the Dome" thinking it was another trippy Stephen King book. But little did I know that I opened pandora's box with End of the World type books. I just love that book and then I bought "One Second After". And then that lead me to "Day by Day Armageddon". When I was listening to this book I flew thru it. The concept of Zombies and End of the World all in one book was a score for me. And the way it was written as a journal was just awesome and I think that is what kept the book so simple yet wanting to know what happens the next day. As week speak I am downloading the 2nd book "Beyond Exile" and I sure my reviews will be similar! I do recommend buying this audiobook!

    Big Art

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    K. Williamson Miami, FL 08-30-11
    K. Williamson Miami, FL 08-30-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Fast Action, well Played, great Narration..."

    Upon another great review and as a fellow 'Zombie' genre lover, I bought this book not expecting much. But as I listened more and more it draws you in. Fast paced, realistic and gritty. My only 'ummm' was the ending...but then that is what we all look for ...closure. Lets just say the book was very well done and I am glad I bought this audio book. And now..sigh...the hunt for yet another good book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nick Rose Hill, KS, United States 06-01-11
    Nick Rose Hill, KS, United States 06-01-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome!!"

    This book was great. I have recently started to get into this genre with the tv show The Walking Dead which is also great. It was very believable, as believable as a zombie story can be LOL.
    I listened straight thru on this book and by the end found myself wishing i was in this post apocalyptic world only for a little bit tho lol. This story took me in completly and i went straight to the second book upon finishing and cant wait for the third. I highly recomend this to anyonewho likes post apocalyptic type stories this is less of horror story and more of a story of survival. It doesnt lack in action but is not too gory even if u are not a huge zombie fan i think u can still very much enjoy this book its definetly worth every penny. My only complaint is that i wish the story was longer even though it does pick up right where it left off in the second book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Plano, TX, United States 05-27-11
    Patricia Plano, TX, United States 05-27-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Suspensful and Scary!"

    I was not sure about buying this book. I have never bought anything from this author before. After reading the reviews I said, "Why not." I was not disappointed!!! I could actually see and imagine myself being there in the novel....very creative...very well written:-) J.L. Bourne definitely has a new fan! I hope to see more works out soon!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tony 04-16-11
    Tony 04-16-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Really Enjoyed this Book"

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the way the journal entries let you keep up with time lines.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maryann Cleveland, OH, United States 02-04-11
    Maryann Cleveland, OH, United States 02-04-11 Member Since 2012
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    "I really liked this"

    I like the narrator. I like the story. Really really good. I am even listening for a second time. Maybe a third. I have never done that to any other story. I like the second book too. It spoiled me for any other story. I tried to start other books and I couldn't get into them. The author has a facebook page and is writing #3. It's neat to follow his progress on facebook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Woodbridge, VA, United States 09-17-10
    Shawn Woodbridge, VA, United States 09-17-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Positively AWESOME!"

    J.L.Bourne is the new king of the undead as far as I am concerned! He put alot of time, effort and love into this novel and its sequal and it really shows. Excellent development of his characters and the story telling is just out of this world. If you like the undead genre, this book AND "Beyond Exile" are a MUST HAVE!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    1/25/10
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    "Brilliant"

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    5/31/11
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    "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!!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • S. Loughran
    4/16/11
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    "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!).

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Revey
    rhondda, mid glam, United Kingdom
    12/28/10
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    "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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Guy
    Lindfield, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    5/6/10
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    "Great story"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Callington, Cornwall, United Kingdom
    4/13/10
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    "Brilliant"

    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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • GRANIA
    bath, United Kingdom
    5/26/11
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    "Gripping"

    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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart
    AberdeenUnited Kingdom
    6/3/10
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • mr richard m cussen
    4/28/10
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Justin Coyne
    1/29/15
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    "Excellent"

    Loved this book, not what I usual listen to. The diary style of writing really works. Downloaded book two straight away.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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