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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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    Dolly Kelly 07-23-12
    Dolly Kelly 07-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Got bored, couldn't finish the book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Wasn't what I expected. Seemed more like a war novel, which I don't care for


    What was most disappointing about Z. A. Recht’s story?

    Just couldn't get into it,


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't think the issue was the narrator..


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    Kindle Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-13-12
    Kindle Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Performance, Great Pace, Great Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Plague of the Dead the most enjoyable?

    The pacing was excellent, the characters where well detailed, in appearance and how they felt about things as well as their thoughts. The whole way through you are never sure who is going to make it through an encounter - it didn't feel predictable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kruger, unsure of spelling as its an audiobook!


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    His voices, how he remembered and kept them for every book in the Series. Very impressed.


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

    I laughed in quite a few scenes. No tears, there isn't a lot of grief in these books, more determination to survive.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended.

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    Karen Niceville, FL, United States 07-05-12
    Karen Niceville, FL, United States 07-05-12
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    "Don't cough!!"
    What did you love best about Plague of the Dead?

    I love Zombie Apocalypse books and movies and this is a good one. It's not just one big Zombie munchfest, but has character stories that leave you wanting to know more about the people. I think the characters could have been way more developed and that would be the only weak area for me. The title says "Don't Cough". Read the book and you tell me why!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the part where Stiles is all alone doing recon and he stomps his boot on the floor and realizes the floor sounds hollow in some places in not in others. Then finds the door in the floor. What did he find? Not going to tell ya!! read it.


    Any additional comments?

    It was pure entertainment and a great way to pass the day while I worked. There was some humor and I would occassionally laugh and my co-workers would look at me like I was nuts, but whatever, at least they leave me alone to listen to all the great books I find here. This book was a little slow starting. It picked up ithe pace as it went along and then it was over and I was wanting more. The reader is extraordinary!! His voices for each character were great and how he kept them all straight like was as entriqueing as the book itself.

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    Dakia 07-04-12
    Dakia 07-04-12 Member Since 2011

    Dak

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    "Loved it"
    Would you listen to Plague of the Dead again? Why?

    An entertaining story and a great bit of narration.

    On a side note: was anyone else cracking up at Brewster? He reminded me of Corp. Hicks from Aliens.


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    Sonic0620 Rockford Il USA 07-03-12
    Sonic0620 Rockford Il USA 07-03-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Good Story, Weak Characters"

    I'm not sure if it was the weak character developement or maybe they were just so two dimensional and paper thin. I like the story, but there were times in it ....well lets just say the author didn't understand everything he was writing about. The characters didn't live up to their job titles. I listened to the book twice so it's not a total waste of a credit, I will most likely listen to the next book, after I am a story junkie. I love a story above all things, but do enjoy a good story with strong realistic characters.

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    Jennifer Thornton Smyrna, GA 07-02-12
    Jennifer Thornton Smyrna, GA 07-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Full of Suspense!"
    Would you listen to Plague of the Dead again? Why?

    Yes, This first installment kept me on the edge of my seat rooting for the good guys and cursing the bad guys!


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

    That would be a spoiler! Can't do that!


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

    I laughed and crie dthrough out the book. It is a rollercoaster when you get to know a character and then they are taken away by an infected. : (


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to read the next one.

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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 2017
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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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