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
"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)
I am a graphic designer by trade and a Film student by choice! I am always looking for a good story!
Entertaining, Unique, and Shocking!
I don’t feel that I can compare it to any other book.
I have not listened to Mrs. Potter before but I love her characterizations! She really can bring the butch!
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.
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!
I liked this story because the characters were real. It wasn't all happiness and some of the characters that seemed very significant didn't make it. So even though they died, they were given rich descriptions so you end up liking them just to lose them. That's a little more realistic to me.
Grew to like the book as it progressed. Ending seemed rushed, the author could have fleshed it out a little more. More could have been written about San Francisco.
Yes, hope it is a sequel.
I don't see it working as a movie. Too broard a tapestry, movie would have to be 3 or 4 hours to really work.
Much more serious than other zombie books, very entertaining throughout. It could use more detail and explanation as well as character development, but it was an entertaining short book that will sate your zombie thirst until DBDA III or The Morningstar Strain III is delivered.
I enjoyed the evolution of the zombies - original and spooky.
Great character development. Everything you want out of a zombie novel including original and unexpected angles that create unique elements of fear and suspense.
Her performance was great. She didn't try to oversell it and the voices were believable.
Most zombie novels have predictable endings but this novel has a great ending and left me hoping for a sequel!
knitter, weaver, spinner
This book was surprisingly well written. I enjoy a good zombie apocalypse book, no matter the quality; but this book was very well written! The characters are well drawn and believable. I am not a war veteran, so I cannot speak to the authenticity of the post combat emotions expressed by the protagonist, but I had no trouble suspending my disbelief. I cared what happened to the characters in this story.
This novel reminded me of the first time I saw "An American Werewolf in London" because it was simultaneously funny and really disgusting. As I was listening to the novel I alternated between expressions of disgust and laughter.
Kristen Potter, the reader, was well cast for this reading. She gave life to the characters and made them real and accessible.
Overall, I really enjoyed this audio book and would recommend it to any zombie fan, as well as folks who are just looking for a well written, fun, audiobook.
I wanted something for a Halloween read and this wasn't it. Took forever to get rolling and when it was semi acceptable, it totally fell apart. On top of everything it was one of those books with no ending. Very disappointing read.
I liked the book. Not really sure why though. Nothing jumped out at me as memorable.
Good narration and story line. End seemed to chop off abruptly.
All in all a decent listen if you have time to kill.
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