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Day By Day Armageddon Audiobook
Day By Day Armageddon
Written by: 
J L Bourne
Narrated by: 
Jay Snyder
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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    Lore SAN JOSE, CA, United States 06-13-14
    Lore SAN JOSE, CA, United States 06-13-14 Member Since 2008

    Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fan

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    "Decent Zombie "Journal""

    This Zombie novel is delivered as a series of journal entries from a military man who just happens to start keeping a journal prior to the start of the apocalypse. This format works fairly well although as the book goes on some of the entries no longer feel like realistic journal entries. They are too long and detailed and instead feel like chapters in a normal story which works out fine.

    Overall this book is less than 7 hours total and there is only so much that can be done in that time frame. At times things feel rushed as the main character has emotional highs and lows that don't match the amount of time that has passed in the book. I listened to this on a long drive and it kept me entertained but felt incomplete when it ended. This is an intro to the series and should be approached as such.

    If you are like me and want background details into the root cause of the apocalypse then you should know that little information is ever provided, which in the end feels appropriate for the journal entry format used. As usual Jay Snyder does an excellent job narrating and although I wasn't left with a burning desire to listen to book 2 immediately I am sure I will eventually get to it on another long drive in the future.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 08-16-13
    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 08-16-13 Member Since 2014

    The world fastest fatman's reviews are available at audiblereviews dot org dedicated to new or unreviewed zombie titles

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    "The Best Zombie Story Ever!"
    Would you listen to Day By Day Armageddon again? Why?

    No but I would watch the movie!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Day By Day Armageddon?

    Getting near the end not knowing it was a series and thinking 'oh no it is going to end!'


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    Everything!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the main character hears of the family trapped in the attic


    Any additional comments?

    Please please will someone turn this into a movie.... six movies... then a TV series!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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    The Bookie Monster Cape Coral, FL, US 05-02-15
    The Bookie Monster Cape Coral, FL, US 05-02-15
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    "Color me impressed"

    I've read Bournes entire DBDA series in kindle format and figured the audio would be a great way to revisit the series. I was right. :)

    I tend to go comatose at lengthy military jargon and my eyes glaze over...but I'm happy to report no book comas accompanied this read. I loved every second of it and, even as I type, am anxious to get a jump on book two.

    So, if you'll excuse my extremely brief review...this chick is ready to hit purchase and dig in for round two. Toodles! PS...buy this book. It's well worth the price!

    2 of 2 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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  • Magic Inc.
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    5/7/14
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    "Awesome. Nuff said."
    Would you listen to Day By Day Armageddon again? Why?

    I have listened to this book more than once already. As a big zombie fan it is hard to find a really good zombie tale. There is some real tosh out there. Just because you put zombies in a story does not mean its good. You can't just tap into the cash cow of a genre that is zombies and hope that will carry it. This book on the other hand is a hoot all the way through. Great story and it is very detailed in things that happen and the people involved.


    What other book might you compare Day By Day Armageddon to, and why?

    I'm not sure i could compare this book to any others i have read. If i had to i would say it is a as good a read as World War Z. (Book not film)


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Does the other books from Day by Day count? i would listen to other books read by Jay Snyder because he does a really good job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could easily listen to this in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    if i could say anything to the author if would be "Keep up the good work and do more".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    portarlington, Ireland
    11/18/13
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    "Excellence in story telling and narration"
    Would you listen to Day By Day Armageddon again? Why?

    I have the book, but prefer to listen to Jay Snyder read those words to me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kill, the main protagonist. Its his diary after all that drives the story.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Hard to pick a Favourite, but the survival aspect really hit home.


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

    All of the above, Fear, anticipation, dread and relief at the survival of characters. Nail biting stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    READ THE TRILOGY.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R
    8/27/15
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    "the devils in the details..."

    I really wasn't sure about the narrator at first his commentary plus th constant date n time referances was annoying.
    not as good as Zombie Rules but as I got into the believable characters I started to get drawn in, overall enjoyable and I've already bought the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dominic
    4/28/15
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    "Zombie Fantastic"

    Third listen and I still love it.
    This book keeps you on the edge all the way
    Not at all predictable as far as zombie books go.
    Definitely worth a try

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • john
    little sutton
    5/4/14
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    "one free book and i was hooked"
    Where does Day By Day Armageddon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    the series is in the top 5


    What other book might you compare Day By Day Armageddon to, and why?

    I have not read any other zombie books so nothing to compare to.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the whole book blends into a amazing ride


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    once bitten


    Any additional comments?

    buy it right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • spencer
    4/27/14
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    "Nice pace, And a good story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of the story really holds you. And makes you think of how our life depends on things we know nothing about. You can feel the danger that would be part of every day survival if civilization fell.

    Well worth a read/Listen


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    3/8/14
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    "Powerful and very interesting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great storyline and very good narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story was set out very well lots to hold your interest was hard to stop listening will definatley get the next book to see how story carrys on


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favourite?

    Didn't have a favourite as they were all equally good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If time allowed I would of


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    2/3/14
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    "A fantastic story to get your teeth into"
    Where does Day By Day Armageddon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up there with the best.


    What other book might you compare Day By Day Armageddon to, and why?

    World War Z fans will find the diary format a treat as it really gets into the psyche of the main character and the Narrator is by far my favorite.


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favourite?

    The lead character


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

    It got me feeling anxious when the action kicked in, sad when morality struck and genuinely on the edge of my seat throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic story with a great narrator. Jay Snyder really captures the gritty, unnerving atmosphere of the post apocalyptic world and the small group of survivors battling with the enemy and the will to stay alive. Recommend to any zombie fan!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alun
    12/15/13
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    "Diary format - very immersive."
    Would you listen to Day By Day Armageddon again? Why?

    Yes. I have done many times over the years since I downloaded it. Jay Snyder's performance was excellent, it felt as though he wrote the journal entries himself. He made the events come alive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not really applicable. Being a Journal it feels like an account. So to say you like characters is a bit much because its just the authors viewpoint being expressed you meet others but you only adopt his thoughts and emotions as expressed in his journal.


    What does Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    As said above - he does this book/journal justice. He makes it come alive. His tones in this performance have a sense of gravity and circumstance that makes it come alive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! Being a journal you need to devour it, to learn more of the world he inhabited.


    Any additional comments?

    Like Doomsday preppers? Like found footage movies? Like zombies? This book lets you live in that world in a way you just dont get in other zombie books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    United Kingdom
    3/13/12
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    "My favourite zombie book so far..."

    I am a fan of the genre - post apocalypic/survival/Zombie so my review is probably a little biased...

    I really enjoyed this book, I found the diary style worked well as it creates a pace and continuity to events which perfectly match this kind of story, after all most zombie stories unravell in days and weeks rather than months and years.
    Also we get a real sense of the main characters state of mind as he writes in his diary, some times nothing much happens but he still writes it and that creates a believable world where there is always a sense of doom, forboding and risk but in which there is not a zombie round every single corner.
    The characters that we meet as the story unfolds are interesting and I found myself really caring for happend to them, again the diary format is good for this.
    I enjoyed the nitty gritty of survival portrayed here, the foraging for water, food, batteries, fuel, ammunition medical supplies etc becomes all important and the balance between needing those things and the risk posed in collecting them keeps the listener on edge.
    The naration is clear and consise throughout, this book is about survival against the odds and doesnt get clouded by much else which for me is just perfect for a zombie book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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