It used to be true that "dead men tell no tales". But Zimm Industries has changed that, forever. Dr. Thaddeus Zimm has come up with a way to bring the dead back long enough for them to tell their stories, and the story the authorities most want to hear is how they died. Who did it, why did they do it, and did they happen to mention where they might be going next? The Zimm Industries procedure has changed the face of murder investigation, and field technicians are routinely called upon to bring dead victims of violent crime back and interview them. One field tech, Matt Freeman, has been at it for a while, now. Matt discovers that there's another side to Dr. Zimm's formula, and he finds himself caught in the middle. It's a dangerous, diabolical use of the new technology, and Matt soon learns there is more to life than just staying alive. Matt talks to dead people for a living, but the hard part now is, not becoming one of them!
©2014 Michael Lee Trimble (P)2014 Michael Lee Trimble
Yes. It's a fun take on the over done genre of zombie stories
Dale Dudley did a great job. I will listen to anything he Narrates.
Born with earbuds.
The main characters are reasonable well-developed and the plot moves along nicely. The world-building is well done.
The book has a whimsy that reminds me a bit of Snow Crash. It is almost a cozy version of the zombie genre along the lines of iZombie
Like other books by the author, this is well written and enjoyable. After reading however, the book doesn't really stick with you which is why I consider it somewhat light reading.
Great fun take on zombies.
I don't like zombies stories at all. I avoid them like the plague, no pun intended. If the description had giving even a hint of that I would never have given it a second look.
no spoilers here.
Just finished listening to Dr. Zimm. I enjoyed it. When someone talks about “Zombie” stories though, I immediately think of the movie “Night of the Living Dead”. Dumb movie. (Sorry, zombie lovers) People buried six feet under for 100 years don’t just climb out of their graves as cannibals for no apparent reason. If you’re going to give me a story, make it plausible. Have the characters act in a manner I can relate to. With this in mind, I would not classify Dr. Zimm ad a “Zombie” story. Given the “science” in the story, the results made sense. I liked the characters, They acted in a reasonable manner. It was a good story, it kept moving and you wanted to know what was going to happen next. All in all, it was fun.
Ok I really don't like Zombie books. I rarely read Zombie books. But Mike Lee writes absolutely wondeful stories. This Zombie story is different, it isn't post apocalyptic nor dystopian. It is just an almost real time interesting take on " What I did over my summer vacation " or " Zombies are nice guys too" simply a fun light tale.
I haven't read anything like this, as I tend to avoid the Genre. But if I must make a comparison, I will.I'd say this would like be a very light Michael Crighton's Prey. Just as Prey isn't his strongest book as Dr. Zimm isn't, these are both strong enjoyable writers able craft an interesting tale from any premis.
When Matt Freeman is first "Packed" by a brand new under qualified and under trained technician.
Crime solving into the next century, my "life" as a Zombie.
Mike Lee is an absolutely wonderful author. Granted among Horkers Law, Fey and Starfire this least favorite. But it's definitely good enough to break from the Zombie genre into enjoyable SciFi.
This book is the most interesting of any the audio books I've read. I normally just listen to audio books in the car, but I ended up listening to Dr. Zimm's Elixir in the home
For me the most memorable moment in the story is when the main character wakes up from an explosion and thinks he is a (wait for it) ...zombie!
The narrator did a good job on the characters voices. The hardest to do for a male narrator is the female parts. He performed well for all of the characters voices.
As I got further and further into the story I found that I wanted to listen more and more. If I could of I probaly would have liked to listen to "Dr. Zimm's" in one sitting
I really enjoyed this book. It is not your typical zombie book. If you're looking for a zombie apocalypse story this isn't one. It is really a "who done it" book with an inventive twist using zombies.
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