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Fighting to Survive: As the World Dies, Book 2 | [Rhiannon Frater]

Fighting to Survive: As the World Dies, Book 2

Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick butt heroines and the men who love them. A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins - finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them.
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Publisher's Summary

Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick-butt heroines and the men who love them.

A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled-off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins - finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them.

Fighting to Survive won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The first book in the As the World Dies trilogy, The First Days also won the Dead Letter Award and was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner.

Also listen to the first book, The First Days.

©2009, 2011 Rhiannon Frater (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Vanessa Maricopa, AZ, USA 08-20-12
    Vanessa Maricopa, AZ, USA 08-20-12
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    "OK OK she LIKES both SEXES..MOVE ON ALREADY! JEEZ!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Less KISSY and MORE KILLY please!


    What was most disappointing about Rhiannon Frater’s story?

    What happened? The first book was great action and even with the sprinkles love story here and there it was digestible. This book was painful. It's the Zompocalypse people...if that calls for a handful of survivors having time to sit around and mope about their sexuality and love interests and "hurt" feelings, I will be choosing to lead the zombies.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene that didn't make me think this was a Jackie Collins book.


    Did Fighting to Survive inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, wonder why female writers usually become so cliche.


    Any additional comments?

    Being a female reader, I was so excited to support a female writer, especially as it relates to a good Zombie story. The writer is obviously talented and intelligent but the writing on this book assumes the reader is not. True story line is overshadowed by predictable plots, 1 dimensional characters and silly scenes. I KNOW..let's ALL split up and clear out a dark hotel and get chewed on by hidden zombie ninjas. Anyone think of having one person scream in the lobby...PIZZA IS HERE and then wait for any undeads to come to you as you pick them off in a safe spot??? A few of the cattle calls and you are sure to get the highly mobile ones first and eliminates the whole...Oh crap , there's a zombie behind the door that I forgot to check.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Menifee, CA, United States 03-25-13
    Tammy Menifee, CA, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Romance in a time of zombies."

    I have been reading the whole series of these books and am currently on the third book. This is a well written and narrated series. This is not your typical zombie book that is all about killing zombies. In fact the zombie part is only half the story. The other half of the story is about creating a society that will function within the dire circumstances and building new relationships.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Evan S. 03-08-13
    Evan S. 03-08-13
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    "Still as good a the 1st one."

    While often a sequel, especially in this genre fails to live up to its predecessor, this was another terrific book by Rhiannon Frater. The characters continued to deepen, and remained fresh, and the story and challenges remained exciting. Not a dull moment. Another one I would highly recommend. I am eagerly awaiting any more in this series.
    Bravo!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tilo 03-03-13
    Tilo 03-03-13 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

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    "First book was better"

    Katie and Jenni settle into the compound in this book and the story revolves around it, how they retake the hotel and expand the "fort". Because they don't move around life is kind of comfortable. Unlike other books where survivalist compounds are often just a passing chapter, this book centers around it. The book is about how they rebuild, fight off bandits and the social and political life of the fort.

    They don't have any problems with electricity, water, food or flushing toilets. I think the people on board the Carnival cruise ship Triumph had it tougher, apart from people dying, in rather stupid ways I think in this book. Everybody split up and do search and destroy missions in the hotel, which leads to needless deaths. Otherwise the action is pretty good, that Israeli Nerit is great. But then it dips into lovey dovey stuff.

    The story spends seemingly even more time on girlie stuff than in the first book. Romance and ball room dancing and dresses. Its not easy to listen to these parts as they drag on. Shane comes along and ruins the partying though and now the author shows that she just doesn't understand male culture. If the author understood this she would know that Shane would not be allowed to talk the way he does and create all the problems that he does. Like the hierarchy in a pack of dogs, things would have already been settled in the first book. But the supporting male character, Travis, has no gonads and so it drags on the way it does. The author just doesn't know what to do with male characters aside from being pretty bimbos on the arms of the leading women.

    This book is actually a pretty good 9 hr long zombie book, but then these annoying parts were tacked on and it became 12 hrs long. So at least I got my credits worth of zombie telling and forgot about those parts as soon as I got through them. I went on ahead and bought the third book in the series; Siege.

    I'm starting to like the narrator more and more though, I think shes great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shea 02-12-13
    Shea 02-12-13

    Shea

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    "Alive"
    Where does Fighting to Survive rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At top


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story picked up from the first book good story line...


    What does Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Life


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

    Yes Love story between Katy and Travis


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Anchorage, AK, United States 08-28-12
    Andrea Anchorage, AK, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Gives Dawn of the Dead a run for its money!"
    What did you love best about Fighting to Survive?

    Characters fully develop, friendships deepen, and the story matures.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fighting to Survive?

    Jenny getting locked in the hotel room, whilst they are clearing the hotel. Intense!


    Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. She is always great, but she really excels with this series.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made my stomach knot during some of the more intense parts.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favourite book in the series. The story really gels and matures here.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 07-21-12
    Amazon Customer United States 07-21-12
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    "Too much interpersonal distraction"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Women zombie story readers


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Much less interpersonal strife and agonized decision making. More action


    What does Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Role plying


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could resell used audiobooks so I won't have to just delete this from my iPod.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Colorado 11-23-11
    Sandy Colorado 11-23-11 Member Since 2009
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    "I Wasn't Disappointed"

    After reading the first book in this series, I immediately downloaded the second book. It's as good as the first book. The fort is coming along nicely, but now we find outlaws in the Dead Lands, as well as the Zombies. The action is pretty non-stop.
    My only complaint is that I didn't really need Jack's point of view at the end. I'm not sure why that was even in the book. But still, I rated it 5 stars.
    Now I'm waiting on book number 3. After hearing the epilogue, I know it's coming!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon 01-15-14
    Shannon 01-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Chilling second installment"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, I already have. Its a refreshing take on the zombie genre, if the dead can walk why wouldn't ghosts be real as well?


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honest look into the root of humanity, and what a cataclysmic event would do to people.


    Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the second, the first being the First Days. I would listen to her again for sure.


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

    There are too many to count and would definitely be spoilers.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an intense and gratifying listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    valarie hollister, ca, United States 04-18-12
    valarie hollister, ca, United States 04-18-12 Member Since 2010

    Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.

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    "Good sequel to the first book"
    If you could sum up Fighting to Survive in three words, what would they be?

    Good second book


    What other book might you compare Fighting to Survive to and why?

    Hard to say. I havent read any other books (other than the first of this series) that have female heroines that kick *ss.


    Which character – as performed by Cassandra Campbell – was your favorite?

    I liked them all but related more to the prosecutor, she was calm, level headed, reasonable, kept it together.


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

    No, I listened on my commute.


    Any additional comments?

    Good entertainment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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