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Plague of the Dead Audiobook

Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain, Book 1

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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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    Mark bombala, Australia 06-14-11
    Mark bombala, Australia 06-14-11
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    "5 STARS"

    I read the reviews before i bought this book and i wasnt expecting much from this book other then to listen to something other then music, But i found that the bad reviews i read were not right at all..Yes there was some silly bits but i mean without the funny bits whats the point of just listening to a book that doesnt make you laugh at times?? the book was well written and well read :) all of the characters added there own spice through out the book :) 5 STARS!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States 12-01-10
    Lee Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States 12-01-10 Member Since 2008

    Love scary stories and thrillers.

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    "End of Days"

    I listened to this only on the recommendations of other audible members. It turned out pretty good. It took me a little while to get into it, however once you do it's definitely worth it. If you like this one then you'd really enjoy Patient Zero.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy 08-31-10
    Stacy 08-31-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Cliche and simple minded"

    Way too cliche and simple. Gets 3 stars by default because it's zombies. If you get rid of the f-bombs, this book would be a great intro book for any youngster getting into the genre. The military mentality was on par with any of the non-Romero Living Dead movies.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Vanhoose Tavares, FL, United States 03-05-10
    Vanhoose Tavares, FL, United States 03-05-10
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    "A Credit up in Flames!"

    I am a far cry from an expert book critic, and dearly love the zombie, pull you into a cold shadowy grave lover as the next gore fan. But this book became almost impossible to get through without wanting to toss it into that same shadowy grave and fill in the hole.. Honestly save your credit, there are just to many other wonderful books to use the credits for
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    Milton Somerville, MA, USA 02-02-10
    Milton Somerville, MA, USA 02-02-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Middle off the road"

    So-so book.
    A bit predictable - mediocre dialog. The military and government types were little more than characatures.

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    af22man 11-13-09
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    "great novel"

    this is a great novel. the voice actor is simply supurb and this book has done what few can. it has taken a difficult to write concept of zombies and made it come alive. my renewal date is in 1 day but i cannot wait to get the 2nd novel and im going to actually buy it instead of wait for the credit. HIGHLY reccommended to anyone who loves zombie novels.

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    "Engaging and fun"

    I listed to both books, enjoyed them both and look forward to the next

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    Albert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 05-09-10
    Albert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 05-09-10
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    "Love the concept"

    If you can get past his ignorance of the military the book is great. Story line is one of my favorites. After reading the first book, i had to get the second. I hope the third one will be released.

    God rest Z's sole.

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    Frederick salinas, CA, USA 02-19-10
    Frederick salinas, CA, USA 02-19-10 Member Since 2015
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    "WOW"

    Absolutely loved this book and the narration was superb.

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    Tilo 11-12-11
    Tilo 11-12-11 Member Since 2012

    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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    "Amateur, not even close to the others in quality"

    If you're hard up for zombie stories, sure, but try others first. Some list this zombie story along with the likes of Day by Day Armageddon or Dead City (Excellent books). But its not even close.

    The story and setting are good enough, that's what drew me in. But the author can't handle the intricacies of his story to make it believable leaving large plot holes

    I loved that they had a firing line set up along the Suez...but wtf, where was the rest of the military? Recht could go great places, what with his main character a *general* who promptly goes AWOL and hops off the very safe and powerful destroyer to go wandering from coast to coast with rag tag refugees with little food and ammo, when he really had the whole US military at his disposal! Oh, and that stupid macho fist fight...ugh.

    Too many stupid and nonsensical decisions being made throughout the book.

    Recht made some good set ups but fumbled all his chances to make them any good. Hear he's dead now. Oh well, RIP, don't get back up!

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