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Rise of the Horde Audiobook

Rise of the Horde: Zombie Attack!, Book One

When 16-year-old Xander's older brother, Moto, left him at Vandenberg Airforce Base he only had one request - don't leave, no matter what. But there was no way he could have known that zombies would gather in groups big enough to knock down walls, and take out entire buildings full of people. That was before the rise of the horde! Now Xander is on the run, fleeing south to Port Hueneme to locate his brother, with nothing but his martial arts training and the katana blade left to him.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Narrator Luke Daniels has a strong voice that manages to convey all manner of emotions, and his expressive performance adds to the addictiveness of this story about the rise of a zombie horde. 16-year-old Xander, must fight his way to Port Hueneme, where he hopes to find his brother. He is accompanied by a 12-year-old comic book geek, as well as a moody child celebrity, and Daniels gives lots of humor and personality to each voice. Listeners will find their interactions truly entertaining.

Publisher's Summary

When 16-year-old Xander's older brother, Moto, left him at Vandenberg Airforce Base he only had one request - don't leave, no matter what. But there was no way he could have known that zombies would gather in groups big enough to knock down walls, and take out entire buildings full of people. That was before the rise of the horde! Now Xander is on the run, fleeing south to Port Hueneme to locate his brother, with nothing but his martial arts training and the katana blade left to him. Along the way, he'll have to fight for his life against other survivors, neo-Nazi's, outlaw bikers, gang bangers, cannibals, cult members, and a seemingly endless sea of flesh hungry zombies.

But Xander is far from alone. Traveling with him are Benji, a 12 year old comic book geek, and Felicity Jane, a childhood celebrity with wild mood swings. Will they make it in one piece to the safe zone - or will they become the next meal for a hungry horde of wild zombies? Zombie Attack! Rise of the Horde is filled with pulse-pounding, undead action, from the very first chapter until the bitter end. From rock stars and celebrities, to false prophets and miracle workers, this audiobook has it all! The story takes off like a bullet and doesn't slow down until the very last sentence.

©2012 Devan Sagliani (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Tilo 06-12-14
    Tilo 06-12-14 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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    "Should really be better"

    Its a pretty well written book and good narration, I just had difficulty with the story. I had some difficulty with the "hero" because he has anger issues and doesn't seem to be very thoughtful, but that's because hes just a kid. I don't like kids in stories, but they weren't terribly annoying.

    As you read in the blurb, his base got run over and he's trying to find his brother, along with an even younger side kick he feels obligated to protect. So typically, on his way there, he meets up with one group after the other...

    Soon after the fall of the base, two brothers save his life and rather than being thankful this silly alpha dominance struggle ensues. I don't think he said thanks, just got all angry, literally the second after they shot the zombies about to eat him. Same thing happens later on, he gets "caught" twice by quirky groups. They have their "issues", but its not like they want to put him in a pot and eat him. They give him a safe place to sleep, eat and rest and he just gets all up in their face. Amazingly they try to placate him, except the one time where one in their group ran off and got himself killed and they were all put in "jail". I was like uh? They didn't do anything, the one who did something stupid died, why jail the rest?

    I can't think of any "twist" in this book, kinda standard fare, but thats ok, most "twists" are pretty dumb.

    I liked the narrator for the most part, but two of the characters were similar, sounding kinda dopey and one was the voice of Xanders brother but didn't sound like family at all.

    Still, the actual writing is pretty good and I'll invest in the next book in the series. Maybe Xander will grow up and use his anger only when he needs to. And the authors already jammed all the zombie cliches in this book, so maybe he can focus more on just one good story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley METCALFE, ON, Canada 10-23-13
    Shelley METCALFE, ON, Canada 10-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "This book is awful. Don't buy it, I'm returning it"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This was rated as four stars by someone so i was expecting a decent book. This is not it. It is unoriginal and boring. It seems to have copied most pieces of dialog and plot from other books. If there's an original thought I didn't find it.


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    Amanda Felix 05-17-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Great young adult Zom-poc"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rise of the Horde to be better than the print version?

    No...equal....


    What other book might you compare Rise of the Horde to and why?

    Since I've not read/listened to other young adult zom-poc /series books there really is no comparison right now.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    I thought Mr. Daniels did a good job with Xander


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Benji opened up to Felicity about what happened to his family, how he watched as his sister was devoured by the undead as she looked straight at him, knowing there was nothing he could do to help.


    Any additional comments?

    Over all, it was a good start to a new series. I don't know if the author meant it as a young adult because it was not billed as such but as I got into it, it became obvious to me. I think tweens and teens would like it because it is their story of survival. I do think the narration would have been better suited if the narrator sounded younger but it does not detract from the over all story line if you take it for what it is; a good story about kids thrust into impossible situations facing not only zombies but adults with ulterior motives. They have no true life experience to either practice self control or knowing that sometimes there is no wrong or right choice, even adults have trouble. Responsibility is not only for adults, kids can also take those actions, sometimes better than adults because they are not jaded by those life experiences.

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    Amazon Customer 04-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Zombie book enthusiasts should read!"

    And anyone else that enjoys post apocalypse type books. Good story, GREAT narroration! Def. Worth a credit.

    A. Roper

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Port Barrington, IL, United States 04-19-16
    Jeremy Port Barrington, IL, United States 04-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Lot of Action!"

    This was a great book. Love the action and characters. Will definitely continue the series.

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    Thomas 03-15-16
    Thomas 03-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A great story"
    Would you listen to Rise of the Horde again? Why?

    I would listen to this story again. The story accompanied by Luke Daniels as the narrator is an amazing combination. This has a nice refreshing view of the zombie apocalypse.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Xander is pretty awesome. He's a know it all teen, a truly sharp minded person for the apocalypse, loyal friend till the end, all while still being a normal teen boy.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    Luke Daniels is one of the best narrators out there. Definitely one of my favorites. It doesn't matter if he's reading a zombie book, about Druids, or anything between his range in voices give every character their own personality.


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

    Yes. In fact I finished this book in the course of two days. for me that's fast. It usually takes me a about a week to get through a book of similar length.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book overall. I can't wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda United States 10-21-15
    Linda United States 10-21-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "A Winner"

    I really enjoyed this book and plan to listen to the second. As always Luke Daniels did an out standing job. A great book deserves a great narrator. Just Sayin.

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    craig 06-05-15
    craig 06-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Worst Zombie book I have ever read"
    What disappointed you about Rise of the Horde?

    The main character is arrogant and self centered which the story is told through his eyes. The kid spends most of the time complaining about people taking his katana and the other half about a celebrity girl he likes but struggles to talk to but she likes him anyway. Still this 16 year old travels with a comic book geek kid who's only purpose show he doesn't just care about himself.


    Has Rise of the Horde turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The start was not to bad though like most zombie books was vague and simply there to start the journey. It was also only real spot in the book with Zombies. They would then run into a group and despite being really well off the leader wanted to make a 16 year old his number 2 guy. Really... but they are Natzies so they fight there way out. This is really the theme of the book whether it's a bikers gang that sets up a toll road or a cult who takes them in and despite constant mocking puts up with our hero just so we can listen about constant diolog about nothing important between events.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The narrator is really the best thing about this book. Who actually does a good job. Still unless a teen who like other over glorified teens stay away from this one.


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    Kris 04-06-15
    Kris 04-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Z DAY Cometh"

    Good read for a young adult, a bit formula for a Zombie story, but it didn't detract from the story, just made things predictable. I'm going to listen to the next one.

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    Cooper SAN ANGELO, TEXAS, United States 03-13-15
    Cooper SAN ANGELO, TEXAS, United States 03-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Might be entertaining for teens..."
    Any additional comments?

    First off let me say that Luke Daniels does a great job narrating as always. However, this book was not among the good zombie books that I've come across, unless your a teenager perhaps. The characters keep finding crazy ways out of fixes that they get in and behave in strange ways. Start your zombie loving teen on this, mature readers steer clear.

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    "good gripping story"

    I enjoyed the book reason being it was full off mystery and suspense almost every chapter was something different.

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