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Plague of the Dead Audiobook

Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth.

When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic. In one fell swoop, the necessities of life become much more basic. Gone are petty everyday concerns. Gone are the amenities of civilized life. Yet a single law of nature remains: Live, or die. Kill, or be killed. On one side of the world, a battle-hardened General surveys the remnants of his command: a young medic, a veteran photographer, a brash Private, and dozens of refugees, all are his responsibility-all thousands of miles from home. Back in the United States, an Army Colonel discovers the darker side of Morningstar virus and begins to collaborate with a well-known journalist to leak the information to the public...The Morningstar Saga has begun.

©2006 Z.A. Recht; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Bryan 06-30-12
    Bryan 06-30-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Oh so close"

    Some reviews of this book have said it is a collection of cliques but I couldn't disagree more. Yes it is a zombie book but it has some fresh takes on the genre and had so much potential. That is the issue however, potential not quite realized. The author had a really good idea but didn't do all his research. This lead to plot lines that just stretched the reader credulity too much. It was entertaining but not enough that I can say I will finish the series.

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    Pablo SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 06-13-12
    Pablo SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 06-13-12
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    "Good book not boring"
    What did you love best about Plague of the Dead?

    No boring sections. It keeps going smoothly.


    What other book might you compare Plague of the Dead to and why?

    We're Alive and Walking Dead


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    Some cha. sound alike except for the main ones. I like the General.


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

    They are several feel good for them parts


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    john Wake forest, NC, United States 06-08-12
    john Wake forest, NC, United States 06-08-12

    I am a Chef and have two boys. I also have 2 accounts.

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    "Not what i was hoping."
    What did you like best about Plague of the Dead? What did you like least?

    This book was a little silly and not as good as some of the other zombie books available. I will not be buying the rest of the series.


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    Suzanne 05-26-12
    Suzanne 05-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    This is a really good series. Waiting for the last one to go to Audio Book. Shame about the writer. He had a lot of potential.

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    Tim United States 02-29-12
    Tim United States 02-29-12

    Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.

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    "Avoid this book"

    If you enjoy excellent written end of the world novels, this is not it. I would give this book a C at best. Sorry about that.

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    Kenneth ROCKAWAY, NJ, United States 01-22-12
    Kenneth ROCKAWAY, NJ, United States 01-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Lame story pulp crap"

    Made it 3 hours through this and decided to obliterate it from my ipod. I felt embarrassed for the narrator for having to read these lines from such a poorly written story. No character development, poor quality in all aspects. Glad i got it on sale and didnt waste a credit

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    thomas boise, ID, United States 01-22-12
    thomas boise, ID, United States 01-22-12 Member Since 2013

    I love zombie books. always looking for the next good one.

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    "just a zombie fan"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    i would recommend this to any zombie fans, this is the best zombie books i have listen to. great story line. they build up each person with just the right amount of information. geting to follow two seperate groups keeps you intrested and you feel for the people who get infected. or cheer for them when the escape.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Plague of the Dead?

    i like the idea of a high ranking military member trying to expose the danger of the morning star strain and the goverment trying to cover it up.


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

    he did a good job with the two diffrent types of infected. made them more dangerious. not the typical bag of bones that stumbles around.


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

    you can listen to this book all in one sitting if you have the time it is broken down in sections so you can pick back up with it when you get more time. i have listen to the book three times now.


    Any additional comments?

    get both of the books they are awsome and the thunder and ashes.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    stephen GLENS FALLS, NY, United States 11-28-11
    stephen GLENS FALLS, NY, United States 11-28-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    I'm an combat veteran, absolutely enjoyed the Characters of Sherman, Kruger, and Brewster reminded me of my narrow minded dumb-ass comrades that you can't help, but love. Too bad to here that the original writer died but looking forward to the 3rd book survivors. If you liked Day by Day Armageddon or World War Z you will love this series.

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    Angela COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, United States 11-23-11
    Angela COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, United States 11-23-11 Member Since 2014
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    "The morningstar strain was outstanding!"

    This post-zombification tale of mankind kept me interested from the first word till the epilog. I loved that I received enough backstory on the characters to get attached but not the pages of useless info you sometimes gets when authors like to read their own words. It was a quick listen that I could do in spurts while driving and met all my basic horror requirements. Give it a listen. Oliver Wyman is a personal fav narrator of mine since the MHI series!

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    Anandasubramanian 09-24-11 Member Since 2009

    Love excellent narrators like Ray Porter. Love the Joe Ledger series.

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    "Wow ! This is what i call a Great rendition."

    Audible should use this as a benchmark for future renditions of good books.
    The story is good, and taut.
    The enactment is Great !
    Especially Gen Sherman, Pfc. Brewster, and the Canadian Denton.
    On par with the Percy Jackson series.

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