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No Easy Hope Audiobook

No Easy Hope: Surviving the Dead, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day Gabriel, his oldest friend, Marine Corps veteran, and a former mercenary, told him how the world was going to end.

He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything.

He was wrong.

As the dead rise up to devour the living, one man finds himself struggling to survive in the ruins of a shattered world. Alone, isolated, and facing starvation, his only chance is to flee to the Appalachians and join forces with Gabriel. But the journey will not be easy, and along the way his humanity, his will to live, and his very soul will be tested.

This is the beginning. This is his story.

©2011 James N Cook (P)2013 James N Cook

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    Keith Arlington, TN, United States 09-01-16
    Keith Arlington, TN, United States 09-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved It"

    James Cook hit a home run with this one. The story is about the characters not the Zombies. The two main characters are well developed and totally enjoyable. I thought Guy William's voice was not the right one for the book but I was way wrong. Guys voice perfectly portrays Eric's smart ass attitude.

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    Natalia Armbruster 08-19-16
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    "Excellent from start to finish!"

    I love this book! it held my attention from beginning to end and the narration was a fantastic performance beaming life into every chacter! I look forward to the next book in the series and am very excited to start a new series by the author!

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    Amazon Customer 05-04-16
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    "Best Zombie Book So Far!"

    Haven't read too many zombie books, but this is the best so far. getting ready to start the next book...gotta go!

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    BGDaddy 05-03-16
    BGDaddy 05-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a different take on the zombie story"

    great first book in the series. story is believable with great characters. great job of narration

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    James 04-29-16
    James 04-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "very interesting book."

    I like this book and plan to get the next one in the series. I'm sure it will be as good as the first one.

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    JLM Oakland, CA, United States 04-28-16
    JLM Oakland, CA, United States 04-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Meh"

    Well a little on the how to side and a little stilted in the writing. But got better as it went along. It was worth the sale price.

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    bookouri 04-14-16
    bookouri 04-14-16
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    "Pretty Standard Post-Apocolypse Novel"
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    I was not able to finish this book. It is not that it was THAT bad as books of this genre go, but the main character was just such a tiresome jerk, I lost interest. Maybe it wasn't even just that the guy was a jerk, but that one minute he would be saving strangers, petting puppies or softly ooooing over a baby and the next he would be up bumping chests with some other character who apparently dared "hold his gaze" for too many seconds, or just in general being an obnoxious, insensitive, jerk to the people around him, who were usually just guilty of being nice to him. Other than that, the book did not present anything that was particularly stupid or impossible. I know it's a "zombie" book, but you have to have some regard for space, time, physics and other realities, and this book does not too a bad job of that. Some of the book's "gun lore" doesn't make sense and is inaccurate, but not to the point that it made the book intolerable. Other reviewers often complain about this book's basic setup, where the characters are sitting on an arsenal, have underground bunkers, and just happen to be well trained killing machines, but it's also tiresome to follow some guy around for half a book rooting through garbage carrying a stick with a knife taped on the end. So although this book does fall into that former category, I don't particularly mind that in this genre.

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    Broco 04-11-16
    Broco 04-11-16
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    "Ok..."

    Dialog doesn't flow naturally - weakest part of the written story. Also a bit cumbersome in the "how to" sections of which there are way too many. Narrator has a great feel for the main character, but his choice of voice and delivery for the females in the story can make the reader dislike every one of them. Wish I had just bought the book. Could have skimmed the unnecessary dialog and the long extraneous explanations. Otherwise ok. But certainly not great.

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    omar conger 04-08-16
    omar conger 04-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Zombie Tale"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The story covers a good amount of time. Its not drastic, but logical and easy to follow. The author ensures that for any amount of time that passes, he covers general events that have happen or occurred which is nice cause a lot of authors will just skip over it.


    Did Guy Williams do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The only thing I didn't like were the female voices. At first the female voices were laughable... then they just became irritating.


    Any additional comments?

    The overall story was good, I enjoyed it. I like that fact that the story included vulgarity, but it wasn't over bearing. The author tells and builds the story of each of the major characters with simplicity that isn't overrated. The only thing that I didn't like was the narrator's attempt at female voices, that was horrible.

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    Kindle Customer 12-06-15
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    "Good Story, Good Narration (with Caveat)"

    Overall this is a promising storyline, and I look forward to listening to or reading more in this series. Narration was actually better than "good," but I rated it a little lower because some of the characters were voiced in a very unlikable manner. A character who is supposedly quite intelligent for his age and uses words like "albeit" in casual conversation should not be voiced as though he just got off riding a killer mondo wave...dude.

    Despite some unfortunate character voices, I like the book and the narrator's overall performance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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