Dr. Everett Berning achieved his life's work by discovering a cure for drug addiction. Unfortunately, the formula was stolen and fell into the hands of the enemy.
Drug lords from around the world unknowingly released the altered, deadly formula into their supply, affecting millions across the globe.
Within 48 hours the entire planet was thrown into chaos as the disease spread.
Regina Parker, chief of police of the tiny town of Rockport, Arkansas, isn't willing to let the military kill thousands of innocent people in a rush to contain the outbreak. She leads a small contingent of survivors on a dangerous quest to keep her town safe from the soldiers and the dead.
Will Dr. Berning be able to isolate the contagion and find a way to reverse it, or is it too late to save humanity from the tainted cure? How far will Chief Parker go to save the lives of others as the world collapses around them?
©2016 Ashley Fontainne (P)2016 Ashley Fontainne
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Yes...I likey!!!! Its a good series, well written and narrated!!!
Well now they know what caused it, and can work on a cure!!!
I always enjoy Rebecca Robert's work, she is a true professional!
This would make an excellent movie!!!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
This book picks up where the 1st one left off, they are on the way to the Walmart to haul up and try to wait this disaster out, the military have orders to assassinate anyone who is not tested to try and contain this virus....it becomes an all out war within this town of Rockport, and the town people win! Well the Walmart doesn't work out, so a new plan is to get to a secure cave that has been prepped for this sort of occasion! In the mean time Dr Berning has some military guys go out to find him an infected so he can try and figure out whats going on, they come across a pack with some of the magic powder that started this fiasco...One of the men partakes, and his friend has to kill him, but now they know what caused this...and Dr Berning can try and save the world!!!!
GOOD STORY AND GREAT NARRATION, I REALLY LIKE THIS SERIES!!!!
CAN NOT WAIT FOR BOOK 3!!!!
I love almost anything post-apocalyptic, zombie, scifi, ect. Always looking for some new earhole entertainment!
They figured out the cause of the outbreak! Let's see if they can cure it in book 3. So far this is an excellent series! I think the story is very well written and the narrator is great! Looking forward to the next book!
This is book 2 so may contain spoilers for book 1, though I do try not to post any!!
This edition sees the group trying to reach the the local Walmart, believing they will be safe there for the time being. But when the military hear word of this, they are willing to do all they can to take out the untested. I can't really say much more without spoiling things for you, so all I'll say is wow, this was an emotional rollercoaster!! Loyalties are tested, friendships made, lives lost and a whole lot of Zombie action!
Once again, the author takes this to another level. The pot of this one is incredibly fast paced and gripping. In book one, the scene is set but here we see the devastation that it has caused. We also see the doc responsible for the cure witnessing just what he helped create, albeit unwillingly. The author gives just enough blood and gore to satisfy the zombie lovers but she also creates a story you become invested in and characters that will capture your heart. There isn't one negative thing I can say about this book and I'm more than looking forward to book 3!! Bring it on!!!!
Ashley Fontainne never fails to deliver in her writing! This author can spin one hell of a tale and always throws in twist after twist. I have never failed to be awed by what happens and I honesty think she is one of the most overlooked authors. I HIGHLY recommend her work and hope that more people read them!!!
Rebecca Roberts is amazing. Truly a great narrator and she never fails to deliver. Highly recommend both this book and this narrator.
I love audiobooks!!!
Part two of this amazing story is soooo good! Yes, it is a zombie apocalypse saga, but it is so much more! Part social discourse, part horrifying dystopia, and part public service message, this story has a depth and breadth that completely eclipses modern horror and enters this story into Classics territory. (Of course, I mean that 'banned' books list that everyone is clamorimg to read, lol!) Fontainne is a master of the written word, and has chosen the versatile Roberts to bring her words to life! A very good choice! Her ability to create personal voices for each character is unparalleled in the indie book world, and really hard to find in even the most famous voice actors. Scary, emotionally draining, and even nauseating, at times, this is a brilliant series. I am looking forward to the rest of the series!
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The Rememdium series started off with Tainted Cure, which should be read prior to Tainted Reality, as this continues where the first book ended.
Following the outbreak and the collapse of civilization, one group of survivors is heading for the local Walmart thinking this may be a safe place to hide out. Part of the military is trying to continue their rather unconventional way of erasing the entire problem. Meanwhile, Dr. Everett and his group are back in the lab trying to figure out what happened with the cure and what to do next. New characters are introduced and storylines are starting to merge. It’s very difficult to say much more without spoiling the story.
However, this was one gripping, suspenseful tale that had me smiling one minute and tearing up the next. The fate of one character, in particular, had me totally gobsmacked. Not in a million years had I expected that Ashley Fontainne was going to go there. I’m actually amazed by how invested I am in these characters already. Once I got halfway over that heartbreaking shock, I found myself shouting at another character “No, don’t do it!” a little later. Seriously, I don’t usually get carried away, but there is something in the way the author creates these people that you feel deeply connected to them.
There is obviously a good bit of zombie action with blood and gore, but while Tainted Reality is mainly an exciting dystopian thriller, Ashley Fontainne also quite cleverly inserts a few philosophical aspects, which make you ponder life and beyond. Simply brilliant.
Don’t miss out on this series just because it may not be your usual genre, it certainly isn’t mine, but the plot and the characters have so much depth, you can’t help but get hooked on it. Tainted Future, part 3 of the series, is due out in June and already on my wish list. Can’t wait! Great writing!
Rebecca Roberts’s narration is simply outstanding. I’m in awe by the range of voices she comes up with and manages to stick with throughout. These characters really come to life and you can visualize the story as if you were watching a movie. For a female narrator to make the tough guys sound so male and believable is just incredible. There were no issues with the production.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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Regina and Marlene scene when everyone had to abandon Wal-Mart
I wish these books were longer. I still think this series is one of the better zombie stories. Very good performances by the narrator. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
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The continued story of the survivors of a savior drug gone bad
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ashley Fontainne is back with another Rememdium Series book. Tainted Reality picks up where Tainted Cure leaves off. Follow different groups of people as they try to survive this incredibly virulent zombie apocalypse that is taking over the world.
The narration for Tainted Reality was done by Rebecca Roberts (who also narrated Tainted Cure). And Roberts does a perfect job again. She is able to lend her voice so perfectly to some of the main characters in this story -- making the listener feel like they are actually listening to people tell their story. Rebecca Roberts will definitely be on my radar when I'm looking to buy my next audiobook.
Tainted Reality has a lot of blood and gore in it, almost too much. Almost. The reality of the situation lends itself to being as gory and bloody as this is written. I enjoyed the deep and disgusting descriptions of the different deaths and attacks. It really made this book feel real.
I absolutely love Regina Parker. She might be one of my favorite post-apocalyptic/zombie survival characters ever. She's a total BA all while still remaining a sweetheart who is still trusting.
I'm not really sure how many more Rememdium books that Fontainne plans on writing, but I am all-in now. I need to know what happens to these characters. I want more!
Overall, Tainted Reality was another wonderfully written and narrated story by Fontainne and Roberts. Keep it up, and you will have a fan for life.
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While this genre isn't what I typically read, I have very much enjoyed Ashley Fontainne's Rememdium series. In this book we get to see new characters enter the story and old (and loved) ones leave it. The story is volatile and emotional, with plenty of surprises along the way. It held a decent amount more gore and violence than Tainted Cure. This definitely isn't a book for someone who can't handle or simply dislikes rather graphic violence and plenty of guts and gore. (And if you have a weak stomach, it's probably best you don't try to eat during the story. You might very well lose your appetite.) As with Tainted Cure, this book ended in a huge cliffhanger and left us with what was definitely not a happy ending (but that's only to be expected considering the state of affairs in the world). The series has me absolutely hooked and on the edge of my seat. I anxiously (and excitedly) await the third installment of the Rememdium series.
A note on the narration of the Audible copy of this book: I'll admit I wasn't entirely fond of the narration/narrator of book 1, I definitely got used to it in book 2. I am glad they stuck with the same woman and hope they do the same with book 3.
The continuation of book 1 (Tainted Cure) delved more into the lives of the living and how fast things can, and will, change if one is not careful of the choices one makes. The 'cure' for the addiction the vast majority of the world suffers from brings to the front in Tainted Reality of just how real and ugly that world is. Addiction turns us all into zombies of one form or another whether we are the addicted or the family of the addicted. But, I am getting off track here. The story line is fantastic and I find myself rooting for the people fighting to live in their crazy world and ache when someone is hurt or dies. Ashley Fontainne has done a fantastic job of making me forget about the crazy world I am living in and takes me right into the crazy world of Tanner, Regina and those they love. Rebecca Roberts and her narration is spot on. I can almost visualize the people in the book simply by how their voice sounds. I love how Rebecca makes me forget that I am actually listening to a book, and not watching a movie! Looking forward to book 3!!
I would consider a non-zombie story from Ashley Fontainnne, and I'm definitely hooked on the voice talents from Rebecca Roberts!
Yes, I think even zombie movies are a stretch, but the story book telling of a zombie genre leaves a lot to be desired.
Is it Jessie? The character who had to watch her mom die.
No, it's my opinion that a written zombie story, even narrated, just isn't what it could be.
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