The world of the Dead has come to your doorstep.
TW Brown's best-selling series is now unfolding around the world in cities and one-stoplight towns alike. The first stop is his very own Portland, Oregon.
Meet Ken Simpson, a retired police officer; Rose Tinnes, a newly divorced woman trying to get her life back in order; and Jason Edwards, a man recently paroled and looking forward to his freedom. These three people form the nucleus of an unlikely group who will struggle to survive as their city falls to the undead.
As the city of Portland, Oregon, spirals into hellish chaos, it is not just the walking dead that prove to be a problem. In a world suddenly stripped of any order, it might be the living that pose the greatest threat.
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I will be brief. but effective with this. the overall story is superb. Nothing like the imagination of TW brown to keep you company on long days on the road. I have nothing bad to say about the charecters. stories or anything of that sort.
on to the bad but fixable part. I was listening intently for patterns of errors or flaws. your voice. is perfect. but the sound quality is .. lacking. I will explain
in some parts it seemed like you were far away from the microphone. or turning your head. maybe even getting a cup of coffee. I am not sure. that is my only complaint
on to the great part. your voice is mesmerizing
utterly drew me in. along with your writing and it blew my mind how I wanted to keep listening no matter what
so if this is your new venture. keep it up. I applaud your new venue. and I am first in line for snapshot 2. so my old friend. there you have it. the good the bad and the ugly. mostly good though. thank you again.
Author of The Hunt Chronicles. jddemers com
I learned this was the author's first attempt at narrating his own novel. Though there was one spot where he repeated himself, and a couple more that were off, I am still giving him 5 stars for his performance. Mainly because he did what I expect in an audio book. The characters had their own voice and each was given personality. The reading was at minimum average and at best great. But either way, it just sounds better coming from the author himself. As an author myself, I KNOW I will never be able to do it, at least, not nearly as well as Brown did.
The story itself was great. I've been a fan of the Dead series since before I started writing myself. Even if you never read the main series, this book is fine as a stand alone. There is a beginning, strong middle, and a finality to it that was comfortable. Being in the apocalyptic genre myself, I am always critical of the way the stories play out. Most do not have an ending at all. This ending, while not "climatic", was appropriate for the story.
The characters were great. My favorite was the Ken, the retired cop. He wasn't a good or bad guy. Knowing many police officers, I know it is a occupation that leaves you jaded about most situations. Ken was portrayed great. He was the Dirty Harry character that wasn't "unstoppable", but instead relate-able.
The realism of Brown's writing gets me every time. Everything is possible (at least, as far as a zombie apocalypse is concerned), Too many stories in this genre have "Rambo" as the lead. Don't get me wrong, Ken and Jason are both pretty tough, but it's realistic. They have feelings (both good and bad).
I also have to mention Brown's use of the dogs. Being a dog lover myself, and having one of my main characters an actual dog, I was very happy with how Brown used them in this story. I would think getting into their heads would be cheesy, but Brown got 5+ stars from me when he showed things from their perspective.
Great work and I am looking forward to more of the snapshot series!
I am a great fan of TW Brown's DEAD series. I've read them all up until this one. I work overnights, so listening to a book is very appealing. Something to keep me company while I do my duties.
Here we get a peak into the lives of a small group of people who start to band together at the start of the outbreak and their decisions on how to live through the end of civilization. Not everyone gets along. Not every decision is met with enthusiasm, but sometimes you have to make due to survive. Some scenes are grisly, Brown doesn't molly coddle what the zombies or the living will do to a human being.
Having the author as the narrator allows one to hear the story as the author imagined as he wrote is wonderful. Brown has a pleasant narrative voice as he takes on all the characters of the story.
I'm a big fan of the Dead series so this standalone story was a must read/listen to book
At face value you could compare this book to other Zompoc fiction however TW Brown writes in a very descriptive way creating characters you either love or hate where you are rooting for them or wanting them to meet their end!
This is the first of TW Brown's audio books I have listened to and I think based on this that I will listen to more in the future
This book (and the series) made me wonder what I would do if the world fell apart.. would I be strong enough to live up to the ideals I have now an dhow would the lines between good and bad blur as situations got more desperate.
I need to add that I was provided a copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Stellar, gripping writing in the usual DEAD fashion! And such a treat to hear it in the author's own voice!! Thanks so much for this awesome addition to your world, TW Brown! I look forward to what are, hopefully, many more adventures to come!
I like the fact that this book is a stand alone. I enjoyed listening to this book. Zombie books are one of my favorite sub-genres. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
Although this audiobook was given by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, I have listened to the original Dead books from TW Brown. So I kinda knew what to expect. This book was fine, but wasn't as engrossing as the first books in the Dead series. I can see how some readers would be lost, when reference to details in the other books are mentioned in this book, with no background given. And when beloved characters were killed off, I remember why I stopped listening to the original Dead series.
The author did a fine job with narrating. I mean, he's no professional, but did well.
Love this story. Join the author in a journey of Jason Edwards and his small group of friends try to continue life after a zombie apocalypse. The ending surprised me and the story was easy to follow while complex. This is the best zombie story I've ever listened to/read. The author has a way of taking you into the story and making it believable. Ya, I know, Zombies. But the author is that good. I'm looking forward to more from this author!!
TW Brown narration was very good. My only problem was the quality of the background. It was almost as if he didn't have the mic close enough to him.
I was given this audio free of charge in exchange for an honest unbiased review.
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Best zombie book I've listened to in a long time! I really enjoyed the characters and the plot. The author narrated this and I think it made it even better! I plan on checking into his other works as well. I did receive this for free for an honest review, but I would have said every positive word just the same if I had paid for this audio book.
Mother of 8, grandmother of 12, RN and book nerd
This is, of course, a zombie apocalypse tale. I don't have to go into much detail for you to get the idea of what the storyline and plot may be h er really. I enjoyed the book. Characters were relatable and pretty well fleshed out. The is a minor twist to the zombies as in the sound some make and behavior of young ones, but pretty much typical shambling undead. My only suggestion with this is that the author not perform narration. Sometimes when authors do, it takes away from "feeling" the story. It ends up just being read to you and makes it difficult to become engrossed in the tale as a participant. He doesn't have an unpleasant voice, he just passed over some opportunities to bring more life to the tale. Overall a good zombie tale. I'll follow up on this series and can see myself downloading more books by this author.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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