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Even Zombie Killers Get the Blues Audiobook

Even Zombie Killers Get the Blues: Zombie Killer Blues, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Are you a huge fan of The Walking Dead? World War Z? Do your passions run to the end of the world? This book is for you!

Are you a veteran who watches Hollywood movies that depict the military inaccurately and want to throw your combat boot through the TV? This book is for you!

Sometime in the near future, a few years after the Zombie Apocalypse has devastated the world, a small group of soldiers (sort of) is covering the United States Army's advance back into Upstate New York and the Hudson River Valley.

The team is what this book is about. How men and women work together to overcome obstacles, deal with loss, and form an efficient fighting unit.

©2012 John F. Holmes (P)2016 John F. Holmes

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    Tiffany 04-12-17
    Tiffany 04-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved the action"
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    I wasn't sure what to expect. This book had a really good blend of action, humor, heartbreak. I hope more is to come from this group of zombie killers. I recieved this audiobook from Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Lawrence 07-23-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Decent story, fairly poor narrator"

    The story itself isn't too bad. Its an interesting perspective from a military scouting unit undergoing various missions in an effort to take back the US. It could mostly fit in the style of universe in World War Z from soldiers' perspectives. Overall, its an enjoyable story.

    The downside is the narrator. He does a small range of character voices, but there's not a lot of variation.

    The biggest downside is the lack of care in editing. There are a lot of "click" sounds scattered throughout the book, followed by the narrator repeating the last line he messed up. These were clearly meant to be edited out but were missed. Not a big deal, but not the level of quality I have come to enjoy from Audible's narrators.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Warren Benton Elizabeth city 04-12-17
    J. Warren Benton Elizabeth city 04-12-17

    Warren

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    "Watch out for the Red Eyes"

    Since the apocalypse things have changed. People have had to be resourceful and brave. Nick runs a scouting group. Nick was in Afghanistan and has a military background. But after the apocalypse and having to bash his own wife's skull in he has changed. Nick's team is tight. They watch over each other and do their job really well. Most of the places they are forced to scout are in the State of New York. Nick has a problem with the commanding officer whom he often gets into spats with.

    I wonder if it is the Z apocalypse or if seeing so many people die that makes people become cynical and serious smart alecs.

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    CRAIG T SCHWARTZ 04-11-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun listening this one"

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
    Took a while for me to get around to this but I definitely enjoyed it!

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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 04-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining."

    The army are slowly trying to take back the US after the Zombie outbreak. Scouting parties made up of soldiers, ex soldiers and civilians are sent on recon to different places. Their job is to relay information back to command. In this we follow one such recon team, and get a glimpse on what it could be like to take back America from Zombies!

    This was a lot of fun!! When a Zombie novel can make you laugh, you know it's going to be good ;) I absolutely loved the comradeship between the characters and the witty banter. Only thing was, I wish we got a little more in depth with the characters. I wanted to know more about them and their stories.

    The plot and story development is where this shines. In most ever other Zombie story, we see that the infrastructure is always gone, but in this one, we see that they have managed to patch up a lot of that infrastructure and have it working. It was a nice change. I also liked that the scout teams have safe houses where they can weather the storm! It was well written, well thought out and an easy and fun story to read.

    The narrator, did a decent job with the narration. He had a few different tones and voices and used them well. I wanted a little more performance from him though, and thought he could have put a little more soul into it. But I still enjoyed his reading of it and look forward to more.

    I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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    Mary Karowski 04-08-17
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    "Post apocalypse and zombies, never gets old"

    Scouting parties for post apocalyptic government army help find survivors and clear the area of zombies and hostile forces for reclamation. Safety in the zone exists. But out here in the o mans land filled with zombies, survivalists, cannibals, and mad max crazies safety is only with your team. But can you trust your team? Can you trust the army? Or are you tilt on your own? Find out if you dare. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Bikram Agarwal 04-03-17 Member Since 2017

    Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017.

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    "Not that much different"

    The publisher's summary makes it sound like this is going to be so much different than all other Zombie stories. But it really isn't. The characters are more or less same, as you find in other zombie horror / drama stories and there isn't much difference, action wise. I won't be investing time in book 2.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    TinkerMel 03-29-17
    TinkerMel 03-29-17

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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    "yep, now waiting for book 2 to come out ."

    I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the freestyle and the sarcasm and the fun team rivalry.
    I like that this was a different kind of zombie slaying book. It was more about the characters instead of running from zombies. It was not a gruesome or over thought zombie story like a lot of zombie books are. There was a lot of humor in this book and I found myself laughing out loud a lot of times. I believe Brit and Jones were my two favorite characters apart from the main character. I love the military style of the book and that they made it easy for someone who's not in the military to follow. ( thank you)

    I believe that the narrator did an excellent job. way to go FC Mc Allaster.. In a strange way he kind of reminded me of Mike Rowe.

    I would recommend this book, and Im waiting to read the next book.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    S Atherton Portland, OR USA 03-27-17
    S Atherton Portland, OR USA 03-27-17 Member Since 2004

    Prolific reader and listener of books of all kinds.

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    "Erratic but OK Zombie Effort"
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    If you can get past some schizophrenic character development, the story line is not bad. The premise of a scout group going on unique missions after the zombie apocalypse allows from some interesting situations. The mixed misfits on the team who learn to work together is also a good concept. Characters are painted pretty broad with heavy stereotyping. The main female character is either confused and poorly written or so deeply disturbed by the events as to be suddenly inconsistent in her nature. The key character trait of the team seems to be loyalty to each other, and some amusing situations arise when they encounter hard nosed military types.
    Overall not a bad effort and if there was a sequel on Audible, I'd give it a listen.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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    Dee LA 03-26-17
    Dee LA 03-26-17

    I download over 100 books a year. I don't even know how to go about my day without listening to a title. It's my happy place!

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    "The pop references really made this story work!"
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    From start to finish, this listen scored on every level. The constant references to pop culture were a wonderful addition to zombie literature and made for a special dynamic between the Lost Boys' team members.

    The story was intriguing. The main characters were broken, sympathetic and heroic. There were more bad guys than just the zombies. And the world kept spinning.

    The narration was a perfect choice for the subject. He was manly and macho but not too. He also provided very believable female voices.

    This listen is very military-specific and I loved hearing the military jargon! It made for another wonderful addition to zombie literature.

    I loved every thing about this listen!

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