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
Huge thumbs up! Great survival zombie series. Great story with realistic characters. Story line is great and easy to follow even with multiple characters being introduced through out. It's a must have series!!!
Prolific reader, who always wished I could find a way to read and drive. Then, I found Audible. Wish granted!
Post Apocalyptic Awesome
The fireman. He only had a bit part, but stood out as a guy that you'd definitely want to have on your side if the SHTF.
He did this perfectly. His voice was easy to listen to, the characters were distinct, and he never slogged or horribly mispronounced words.
Dude, its a zombie book.Not really reading it for the feels.
Gabriel because he is mysterious and rugged
It was ok wasn't super impressed with his versatility with character voices
I bought book 2 to see if I feel differently about the performance
Couldn't say. Only listened to the audio.
Compares to The Remaining, Day By Day Armageddon and other zombie/survivalist stories.
Guy Williams was a good reader whom I found engaging. Not the best with a southern accent, but quite interpretive and enjoyable.
I'd say yes...I didn't find anything about it I disliked.
If you like survivalist/zombie fare, you'll enjoy this one.
Sure. The characters are a little 2d at time and i think the author can sometimes get lost trying to teach us some moral parable but all in all fun.
So it this the spot where you write the spoiler? I found this when I had powered through all the DEAD books.
I can't say I have. I listened to one out of order and it was my first time with Guy.
Yea, it isn't that kind of book. Oh it tries to be but with little success.
I am not done with this book, but i felt the need to put out some much needed information that i seemed to have missed in others reviews. The narrator is terrible. He cant do female voices well, at all. I dont expect perfection when a narrator is doing a womans voice, but this guy makes them sound like Jim Carrey doing Vera Di Milo on In Living Color. Actually, half the men get that same narration as well.
The story is decent, and i eventually can focus on that. But man, if the narrator was good i know id really enjoy this book.
Narrator Guy Williams is Fantastic and the characters of Eric and Gabe are veryreal and believable. Second favorite Z series next to my all time favorite Joe Ledger series. A VERY CLOSE SECOND TOO!
Get the series from Beginning to End. You will not be disappointed!
N/A. Uh, who does this???
I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that I read / listen to many of these types of series. Before this, by far my favorite was Day by Day Armageddon. I think it still may be but I think this one may tie it given this first book. It was great. The reader was excellent - not to slow, not too fast. The story was excellent - as if I was the main character (maybe that's why I liked it). Regardless...I'm moving on to the second book now. So many other series have been disappointments compared to Day by Day so I am thrilled that I have found one that competes.
Why does the review form have to be in all these sections? This is the first review I've written and this format is dumb. Makes me not want to write another review.
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