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Feed: The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so, we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

Now, 20 years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.

©2010 Mira Grant (P)2010 Hachette

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    Torah Cottrill Seattle, WA 01-14-13
    Torah Cottrill Seattle, WA 01-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "This is the experience you get an audiobook for"

    The Newsflesh trilogy is a perfect example of what audiobooks do really well: take great books and bring them right into your head in three dimensions. Mira Grant (who also writes as Seanan McGuire, in case you want to check out her other work) hits a nerve with this story of a horror that's become everyday reality, and the political corruption that it seems can't ever be killed. If you think things can't get any crazier than they are in the first book, wow, are YOU in for a surprise!

    A huge part of what makes this such an excellent audible experience, of course, are the readers. Throughout all three books, all of the readers are first-rate. It's amazing (and surreal) to hear the female reader doing the male character's voice as her character thinks of what her brother said, and later hearing the male reader doing the sister's voice. If they can pull THAT off, imagine how well they do everything else. Seriously, these books are full of win from the first minute through the last.

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    Mark 01-08-13
    Mark 01-08-13

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Zom-BLOG-alypse?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is a YES\NO answer.If you like zombie books NO if you like journalism stories with zombies added in to break up the story YES. This is a softcore zombie book.


    Would you recommend Feed to your friends? Why or why not?

    No.It feels as though the story was written and the zombies were introduced after the author figured out the GREAT spy\terrorist\journalist story written could not compete with other books of that type. SOOOOO in an attempt to save the story they did a rewrite and threw in PONYS ... um zombies.... YA ZOMBIES and sell the story to the zombie crowd instead.....

    EVERY mamal greater than XXlbs is infected and can die\rise\become zombies.... BUT we have a state of the art technology, thriving economies, stable society, safe zones, intact government, no bandits, and very low infected rate.... only a few years after the big day?


    What aspect of Paula Christensen and Jesse Bernstein ’s performance would you have changed?

    I was not entirely happy with the reading. The female voice, seemed to dominate the first book and that was fine. The range of voices were Valley Girl, Ditzy blond, and sinus infected new york accent.Why do all male voices have plugged noses?


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    nooooooooooooooo


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    Amazon Customer 12-30-12

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    "I'm baffeled"
    What would have made Feed better?

    Well losing the California girl dialect would be like awesome.


    What was most disappointing about Mira Grant’s story?

    The story doesn't make sense. The zombies are attracted by noise and hunt in packs yet the millions never seem to go after the population centers. There is no fear; the dead are something to go poke and play with. The remaining humans go on pretty much as usual. All institutions are in tact, government is still up and running, power is good, resources available.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator sounded ditsy like a 17 yr old California totally dialect with such strong pronunciation of s's it was painful to listen to.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I shook my head that a book I thought was so fully bad got the ratings it did.


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of time.

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    Lizzy Suderman 12-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fan Fiction level writing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The dialogue would have to be completely redone, it was nothing but cliches and nonsense that the characters obviously thought were clever. Although all the characters were so ridiculously immature and flat themselves, it did make sense that they would all constantly spout this drivel.


    Has Feed turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I love zombie/post-apocalypse stories, and I particularly like when there is a new spin or more cerebral twists on the genre, but this fell flat and made me hesitant about getting any other similar books


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

    It was an interesting set up. Adding politics to the zombie scene and not simply concentrating on nonstop gore should have gone a long way to add a new twist to the genre.


    Any additional comments?

    I love scientific detail, but I'm not a stickler for it--I'm more than willing to give a wide berth for poetic license. But the "science" in this seriously tested my patience. I have very little medical knowledge, but I'm pretty sure that the constantly changing strains of the common cold AND all the incredibly varied types of cancer are not going to all be miraculously cured with one fell swoop. To me it felt like the author was trying to say "look at me, I'm science-y, I put in a few Latin sounding words and created a convoluted medical history." And I could forgive a few odd slips un-science, but it happened over and over again, almost as often as the main character mentions her bad eyes.

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    Nick 12-09-12
    Nick 12-09-12
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    "pretty good over all"

    overall its a good story and not what i expected. The doing the mens voices is distracting and the guy doing the girls voices is also weird and the only thing that really bothered me about the reading. Easily overlooked though.

    Some of the description repetition gets annoying and takes the imagination away, i could get the idea of a characters emotion pretty quick but then they would keep explaining how a character was feeling.

    worth listening too for sure.

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    Jennifer Dunbar Crawfordville, FL 12-09-12
    Jennifer Dunbar Crawfordville, FL 12-09-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Incredible!"
    Where does Feed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top ten, easily. The story itself is incredible, with really tight world building and a take on the zombie apocalypse that I've never encountered before. Paula Christensen does a fabulous job of bringing it to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    George. It's not often that the POV character of a book written in first person appeals to me so much, but George was different. She was incredibly intelligent, devoted to the truth, and still flawed and human. I also liked having a lead character with a disability.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Most any scene involving Steve the bodyguard. I didn't expect to like that character so much, but by the end I just wanted to hug him!


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

    Absolutely yes! I had to keep myself from listening to it at home as audiobooks are how I survive my work days. I managed. Barely.


    Any additional comments?

    The weak link in this book was Jesse Bernstein as the male narrator. His voice for Shaun wasn't awful, but whenever he tried to put on an accent I was cringing. If you can't pull off an English accent, PLEASE don't attempt one. Especially if someone is paying to hear it. Paula Christensen's dude voices were a little annoying, but nothing on the scale of Bernstein's accents.

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    KatF Florida 12-06-12
    KatF Florida 12-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book - loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Feed to be better than the print version?

    I have already recommended this book to multiple friends. Really enjoyed the story and I keep thinking about it even though it's over. Looking forward to listening to the next one in the series!


    What other book might you compare Feed to and why?

    Raising Stony Mayhall - its another good post zombie apocalypse book.


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    Tracee Brigham City, UT, United States 11-29-12
    Tracee Brigham City, UT, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "come for the zombies stay for the story"
    What did you love best about Feed?

    Feed is a zombie book that is not about the zombies. It is about story. Feeds characters and plot suck you in and won't let you go. Its extremely original and is not the tired and tried zombie book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are believable and the humor is actually funny. The plot is amazing.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Even Zombies won't keep Georgia Mason from reporting the truth on the campaign trail.


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    Micklah United States 11-29-12
    Micklah United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hardcore Journalism in a Zombie ridden world..?..!"
    Any additional comments?

    Hardcore Journalists brave a zombie ridden world to cover an election... hmmm... I wasn't super excited about the story line at first, but upon reading it I was COMPLETELY SHOCKED. This book actually made me cry. I didn't like everything about it.. but I enjoyed it because it was different and it surprised me how lost I got into the book.

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    ComicGurlGeek 11-29-12

    wheee

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    "Political intrique, terrorist acts, and zombies"

    This is really not your usual zombie novel.

    Set a couple decades after the zom-pocalypse, the story revolves around a brother and sister journalist team covering the campaign of a Republican presidential candidate. What struck me first about the book was the refreshingly believable way that the author portrayed the western world following a plague of this magnitude...it just keeps going. Apple turns to designing blood test kits as well as cellphones, Embassy Suites offer hermatically-sealed conference rooms for high-paying guests, and resturants only serve meals outside to patrons who have proper security clearances, but otherwise the survivors of this new world are more or less as you might expect the citizens of USA circa 2040 to be.

    Now, there are plenty of the action-packed scenes of stumbling, face-gnawing gore that no zombie novel would be complete without, but mostly the story is focused on more mundane horrors. Mysterious "accidents" keep befalling the followers and families of the progressive-minded presidental candidate, and our young journalists are tasked with discovering who is trying to discredit -- and maybe assasinate -- our man. It's a thrilling mystery first, and a zombie novel second. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Also, I have to give props to Jesse Bernstein. His voice acting absolutely made the Percy Jackson series for me, and he brings it just as solidly with this project.

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