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Rise Again Audiobook

Rise Again: A Zombie Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

Forest Peak, California. Fourth of July. Sheriff Danielle Adelman, a troubled war veteran, thinks she has all the problems she can handle in this all-American town after her kid sister runs away from home. But when a disease-stricken horde of panicked refugees fleeing the fall of Los Angeles swarms her small mountain community, Danny realizes her problems have only just begun—starting with what might very well be the end of the world. Danny thought she had seen humanity at its worst in war-torn Iraq, but nothing could prepare her for the remorseless struggle to survive in a dying world being overrun by the reanimated dead and men turned monster. Obsessed with finding her missing sister against all odds, Danny’s epic and dangerous journey across the California desert will challenge her spirit... and bring her to the precipice of sanity itself.

Filled with adventurous human drama—and shocking inhuman horror—Rise Again marks a vivid and powerful fiction debut.

©2011 Ben Tripp (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Danny's journey through a land of death to find [her sister] Kelley makes for a remarkable character-driven story, and the final sentence takes it to another level." (Library Journal)

What Members Say

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    Tracy 11-05-14
    Tracy 11-05-14 Member Since 2014

    Zombie books, apocalypse books gotta have them!

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    "I had to purchase 2nd book ASAP!!"
    Where does Rise Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book audio was good. Narrator did an excellent job performing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the twist and turns the author took you on.


    Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I do not think so.


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

    I would laugh out loud at parts in the story. But boy did I get some tears at the end but then......well you will have to get the book don't want to give anything away!


    Any additional comments?

    This to me was an excellent book. I would recommend this book to anyone, I was totally drawn into the story. Which is why I have purchased the second book :)

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    Hans 09-03-14
    Hans 09-03-14
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    "Different take on the zombie thing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rise Again to be better than the print version?

    I only listen to audio because of my commute


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a little different from all the other zombie stories, right from the beginning.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard DAVENPORT, FL, United States 06-04-14
    Richard DAVENPORT, FL, United States 06-04-14 Member Since 2016

    I have a long drive to work and audible makes it so much more bearable

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    "Nice to see a lady hero"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book very much. I like the fact that the hero of the book is a woman. It is a nice departure. I also enjoyed the combat veteran angle for the sheriff and how it shaped her actions and reactions to the dead rising.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Baden, PA, United States 04-21-14
    Thomas Baden, PA, United States 04-21-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting zombie story"

    I liked the book overall, I thought the performance was good, and the story had a lot of new angles different from the standard zombie story. The characters are interesting, though sometimes annoying. The lead character did get on my nerves at times, she's a bit nasty to people.

    Overall I thought it was a very well told story. I got the second of the series and I think the second is even better than the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    victoria Washington, DC, United States 03-31-14
    victoria Washington, DC, United States 03-31-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Delivers well on familiar Zombie elements"

    First, well written. That's getting to be important in the Zombie genre. The narration is a bit dead-pan, but I liked it. Characters develop nicely and the final resolution of one main story line is understated and moving. I understand why some reviewers didn't like the main character, but I thought she was interesting, conflicted and ultimately satisfying. The San Fran element is familiar plot, but I enjoyed the characterization of the 'top-cat' politician.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Norcross, ga, United States 01-05-14
    Shannon Norcross, ga, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring at first but worth getting into"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I had a hard time getting into this. It took forever to get to the part where the zombies enter the story and that part was very boring. Once they did emerge it was worth the wait. I loved the evolution of the zombies in this book and for that alone am glad I read it. The last line in the book is the best.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mike 04-05-13
    mike 04-05-13 Member Since 2012

    Ranger21212

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    "Pretty good"
    What did you love best about Rise Again?

    The story itself was pretty good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good storyline


    Any additional comments?

    Really did not like the main characters personality. This was not a love/ hate type either. The character was asexual, hardass, illogical and annoying all in one. I also found the paramilitary contractors to be old and over used. For some reason, hollywood, writers, authors , TV feels the need to make them out be mindless, steroid filled idiots. This is FAR from the truth and only hurts the storyline.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Gatesville, TX United States 01-05-13
    Laura Gatesville, TX United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not bad, nothing new"

    This was an ok zombie story but it was just a repeat of all the others out there with the typical scenarios. As usual, the author finds it necessary to include a black character to kill off. So tired of that one, I mean really, it's 2013 and we still have to include tokens. On a different note, I don't know what to make of the main character. I found it hard to like her or any of the others to be honest. Sadly, I just didn't care if they got whacked or not! This certainly isn't one of my favorites and will not get a second listen from me, but it is an ok story for those who like the basic zombie tales.

    Maybe it's just me but I would love to read, see, or listen to an apocalyptic story that takes a different approach on how the survivors handle the situation. It's as if none of the authors out there can come up with anything original. No creativity, no imagination. It's just retelling the same story over and over. The only thing different is possibly the names of the characters. Oh we'll, maybe one day!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Alberta, Canada 09-09-12
    Mary Alberta, Canada 09-09-12
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    "Story started pretty slow but ended well worth it!"

    By the end of the first part I was so glad I had kept listening. The characters have a good enough back story to keep things moving until the first Zombie appeared. I was pleased that the author developed the zombie characters past the initial shuffler types into beings who gave living folks a real run for their money.

    This book is well worth the listening time and I Kirsten Potter, the Narrator was excellent at providing voice to each character and there was no mistaking one charactor for another. When you hear Dani, you will know what I mean.

    I really enjoyed this book and will be watching for more books by Ben Tripp.

    Regards, m

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Ozark, Arkansas 07-13-12
    Jennifer Ozark, Arkansas 07-13-12 Member Since 2015

    I am a graphic designer by trade and a Film student by choice! I am always looking for a good story!

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    "Interesting and Unique!"
    If you could sum up Rise Again in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, Unique, and Shocking!


    What other book might you compare Rise Again to and why?

    I don’t feel that I can compare it to any other book.


    Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to Mrs. Potter before but I love her characterizations! She really can bring the butch!


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

    This book had a few hold your breath moments. I would like to have seen this book spread out into a few books. I think the story led it self out to even more story.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book is well written, the characters are believable! I did feel that the main character could have been less masculine and still of had the same impact. I loved her back story and the flow of the story. The ending left me satisfied!

    I am looking for more books by this author!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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