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Day By Day Armageddon | [J L Bourne]

Day By Day Armageddon

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.
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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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    rob haight 01-20-10
    rob haight 01-20-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great book! More more more!!"

    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.

    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Pedro 800 NW 13 Ave Miami Florida 33125 05-24-11
    Pedro 800 NW 13 Ave Miami Florida 33125 05-24-11
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    "Intense"

    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.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, United States 02-09-11
    Brandon KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, United States 02-09-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Freakin' AWESOME!"

    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!

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    CRISTY Bluffton, SC, United States 04-10-12
    CRISTY Bluffton, SC, United States 04-10-12

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    "Narrator Jay Snyder is a perfect fit!"

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    James Tacoma, WA, United States 02-27-11
    James Tacoma, WA, United States 02-27-11 Member Since 2010
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    "J L Bourne serves up a d*** good zombie story!"

    Bourne’s series is very good! His ideas for the story…both good and original. Zombie fan?...these books will not disappoint! Recommended.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Wharton, NJ, United States 12-06-10
    Carolyn Wharton, NJ, United States 12-06-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Loved It!"

    A great listen! This is a day by day account of the end of the world where the dead live at the expense of the living. The author had me on the edge of my seat. The narrator made the story real. Worth the buy if you are into the horror/living dead genre. Would love to see alot more by this author.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Oregon City, OR, United States 12-06-10
    Ron Oregon City, OR, United States 12-06-10 Member Since 2006
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    "A new twist to a great tale."

    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.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Abilene, TX, United States 03-08-12
    Amanda Abilene, TX, United States 03-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "High standard for all zombie novels"
    Where does Day By Day Armageddon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


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

    J.A. Recht series (Thunder and Ashes, Plague of the Dead, and the upcoming The Survivors),


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    Great performance


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

    Yes...fear and a sense of wanting to build a bunker in my back yard!


    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Matt bon aqua, TN, USA 01-07-10
    Matt bon aqua, TN, USA 01-07-10
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    "Best Written Zombie Fiction Ever"

    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.

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    louise prattsville, NY, United States 11-27-10
    louise prattsville, NY, United States 11-27-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Brilliant!"

    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.

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  • Sd Webster
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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.

    6 of 6 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
  • simon
    st.helens, United Kingdom
    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!!!!

    3 of 3 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
  • 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!).

    3 of 3 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

    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
  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    bristol, bristol, United Kingdom
    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
  • 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
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