We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Dead Hunger | [Eric A. Shelman]

Dead Hunger

A phone call to his sister leads Flex Sheridan into a nightmare and a quest to save his family from a new, horrifying epidemic that's turning humans into zombies. As he makes his way from Georgia to Gainesville, Florida and back, he picks up old and new friends and survivors. Flex re-connects with perhaps the strongest woman he's ever known, Gem Cardoza, his former girlfriend.
Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A phone call to his sister leads Flex Sheridan into a nightmare and a quest to save his family from a new, horrifying epidemic that's turning humans into zombies. As he makes his way from Georgia to Gainesville, Florida and back, he picks up old and new friends and survivors. Flex re-connects with perhaps the strongest woman he's ever known, Gem Cardoza, his former girlfriend.

Together they take his six-year-old niece Trina - the only uninfected survivor of his sister's famiy - and his infected sister Jamie, and make a run from central Florida back to his isolated Georgia home. As they head north, they encounter another uninfected, Hemphill "Hemp" Chatsworth. Hemp is British, and extremely smart. He holds a biology degree with a major in Epidemiology, as well as a degree in mechanical engineering, both of which this group will need.

Along with the crossbow-wielding Charlene "Charlie" Sanders and a pregnant Great Pyrenees dog, this small group uses street smarts and technology to defend against the new "Abnormals" that walk the earth. But Hemp is also compelled to learn how they got this way, and if possible, how to reverse the condition and save Flex's sister. So grab your machine gun and take a ride in their fortified vehicles and mobile lab; you're going to want these people on your side when the Dead Hunger... (Please note: This book contains strong language.)

©2012 Eric A. Shelman (P)2013 Eric A. Shelman

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (52 )
5 star
 (20)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
3.8 (51 )
5 star
 (21)
4 star
 (10)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Story
3.9 (51 )
5 star
 (20)
4 star
 (14)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Tilo 07-23-13
    Tilo 07-23-13 Member Since 2011

    Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout

    HELPFUL VOTES
    156
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    78
    72
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    47
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good story, bad recording"

    Quality of the recording is sub par, its not clear like its done with a lousy microphone or maybe in the bathroom. I wanted to return the credit right away because it felt like it was shoddy merchandise (it is!). But I read some of the reviews and persevered because the story seemed good. I got used to it after a while and despite the lousy recording the narrator was pretty good.

    The story isn't bad and the twist on the zombies is rather interesting. They are shambling brain eaters, but they have some animal kind of intelligence and have a special coma inducing power.

    The only critique is that things seem a bit too easy and there is little strife and problems. They just wander about, casually split up, do some "shopping" and zombies appear only when its appropriate. I don't know why he just wanted to go home and why they told the survivors they rescued to fend for themselves, because they only just cleared out a fully functioning and well supplied CDC facility.

    I will probably invest in the sequel.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Edward GROVETOWN, GA, United States 05-07-13
    Edward GROVETOWN, GA, United States 05-07-13 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Horrible"

    I can’t believe I wasted a credit on this. I’m taking advantage of the do over clause on my account. The recording gave the impression that it was done in someone’s basement with second hand recording gear, maybe closeouts from Circuit City. The storyline was poor, unimaginative, and just plain bad. Please do not waist your credits or the seven hours of your time.

    EG

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sheila Savell 12-15-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Eric Shelman never disappoints!"
    What did you love best about Dead Hunger?

    I so enjoyed the ebook that I wanted to listen to the audible version. Yes it's worth reading twice! I am working my way thru all of his books and couldn't recommend any of them higher. Lots of action, excitement, fun characters that you get to love and a kick butt story line. Buy it now whether ebook or audible.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Hunger?

    I can't say without revealing any plot! But probably what evolves with Flex's sister.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ditto.


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

    Oh yeah - I ended up putting in my ear buds and doing my housework and chores while listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pheebz Petenstine (Mary Ann) Ohio 08-20-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This Audio book was very good."
    What made the experience of listening to Dead Hunger the most enjoyable?

    The reader was always clear and easy to understand.And he did a wonderful job with the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was fast pace and well written.And likeable cast.


    What about John M. Perry’s performance did you like?

    Everything. Well done fine Sir.


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

    I felt bad for the for the male lead Flex.No one should have to find his sister that way.He and Gem are good strong characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amanda Felix Corpus Christi, Texas 01-24-14
    Amanda Felix Corpus Christi, Texas 01-24-14 Member Since 2013

    angelbuff

    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Makes me afraid of Zombies Again!"
    What did you love best about Dead Hunger?

    It was a different take on the Zombie genre and something that I never considered.


    What other book might you compare Dead Hunger to and why?

    DEAD Series by T.W. Brown only better when it comes to the characters and their development.


    Have you listened to any of John M. Perry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time I've heard Mr. Perry.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually liked the southern accent that John Perry portrays since the main character is from Georgia. A couple of sections where a child was killed and he had to bury her and when he had to bury the child's mother were emotional and I could hear it in his voice. It was like he was actually there and had me in tears while he was reading those emotional scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline as well as the different take on the Zombies. The why it happened is not their foremost concern although they do learn a few things about the Zombies that is unsettling and got my attention. The narration by Mr. Perry kept me glued to the story line and the southern accent he had for Flex Sheridan made perfect sense to me since different parts of the country would have different accents and this in no way takes away or detracts from the horrific situation the character finds himself in. In all, I felt it was very well read. I hope Mr. Perry continues to narrate the Dead Hunger Series for he brings more character and emotion to the protagonist, Flex Sheridan, than I've heard from other narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Shauna ME, United States 01-23-14
    Shauna ME, United States 01-23-14 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Engaging story with great characters!"
    Would you listen to Dead Hunger again? Why?

    Yes, I would! I still have two more stories in the series to go, but I can see revisiting this story again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that there was some science involved and they were breaking down what happened to turn people and how they functioned. It was a different twist from other stories and shows out there.


    What does John M. Perry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings the southern drawl and attitude of the main character you may not come up with if you read the actual book. His other accents are spot on as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Steve Manassas, VA, United States 06-03-13
    Steve Manassas, VA, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cant wait for the next one"
    What made the experience of listening to Dead Hunger the most enjoyable?

    Much better than World War Z.


    What did you like best about this story?

    how it covered the personal aspect with the storyline


    Have you listened to any of John M. Perry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    yes, just couldn't


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    michele eighty four, PA, United States 05-16-13
    michele eighty four, PA, United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    47
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    100
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Zombie Apocalypse, Puppies and a Man Named Flex?"
    What disappointed you about Dead Hunger?

    The Zombie apocalypse isn't supposed be this convenient. The hospitals aren't going to be empty, easy to walk in places where you find everything you’re looking for including Katniss Everdeen, or the female version of the Arrow, and no walking dead. The CDC will not contain one living man who rolls out the red carpet for you. As well as no walking dead. The police stations will not be empty except for a man who happens to studies Epidemiology, as well as mechanical engineering and all the guns and ammo you want. Also said man won’t have all the CDC information at his beck and call. You don’t happen to find your lost love who happens to be kick ass. And for gods sake puppies? Puppies during a Zombie apocalypse ? You may find this book cute. But books about the Zombie apocalypse aren’t supposed to be cute and convenient. And the for the lead character to be named Flex? That should of have of have clued me in. You name your kid Flex, you’re either setting his path in life to be a porn star or pro wrestler, or the lead character in a zombie infestation.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm going to listen to Day by Day Armageddon again. That's a zombie book.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Neither liked or disliked this narrator. Even the best performer couldn't make this book better.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did like the zombie hypnosis idea. That was different.


    Any additional comments?

    I love zombie books. They aren't supposed to be neat little stories wrapped up in bows at the end. If you are new to the zombie genre I recommend reading (listening) Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manel Loureiro. Day by Day Armageddon by JL Bourne. FEED by Mira Grant, Zombie Fallot Mark Tufo, Among the Living by Timothy W. Long. Rhiannon Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kacey United States 05-14-13
    Kacey United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    27
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    796
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    22
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book!!"
    Any additional comments?

    Another great zombie book!! There was a little twist on the abilities of the zombies that I found interesting. Awesome characters that I really connected with and felt for. Also, very intense action scenes. I will definitely be looking for the next in this series and more from this author. The narration was also perfect!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bleary-eyed Reader CAPE CORAL, FL, United States 05-08-13
    Bleary-eyed Reader CAPE CORAL, FL, United States 05-08-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Can't wait until book two is in audio form!"

    While I have read the entire series (currently at four books), I wanted to sit back and listen to someone read it to me. I'm a huge fan of Shelman's writing, and I love the way John Perry put his touch on the characters, particularly Hemp Chatsworth. Each time a new book was released, I would re-read the previous books in the series - so now I've read Dead Hunger four times, Dead Hunger II: The Gem Cardoza Chronicles three times, Dead Hunger III: The Chatsworth Chronicles (a favorite!) twice, and Dead Hunger IV: Evolution, once. Now, I can listen to the first one. I read Edward's review and was shocked and appalled, and sincerely hope that he does not influence any one of you. The last thing Shelman's story can be called is unimaginable - his take on the Z-apocalypse is more unique than any I have ever read, and I am what I consider to be a zombie afficionado. So take it for what it's worth, but I found both quality and imagination in the entire series, and will buy each audiobook as it is released. Flex, Gem, Hemp and Charlie - forever! I can't wait for book five, which I understand from his Facebook page that the author is now working on. Bring it on!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 12 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.