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The Beginning of the End Audiobook

The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

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Publisher's Summary

The dead rise…

A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men.

Humanity falls…

A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days.

The end of the world has begun…

Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves. Armed only with makeshift weapons and the will to live, this survivor will give mankind one last chance against…Apocalypse Z.

©2012 Manel Loureiro (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    eric wright eddyville, KY, US 08-25-15
    eric wright eddyville, KY, US 08-25-15
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    "Awesome!!"

    the plot is excellent and with very good flow and it's not about some superman or guy with super powers just a normal man with brains defeating the dead!!!

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    Adrian COLUMBIA, SC, United States 06-20-15
    Adrian COLUMBIA, SC, United States 06-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Story"

    Lots of action and a really well written story in the walking dead (zombie) genre. I really enjoyed this first entry of the series and can't wait to read the next entry.

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    Raider Rodney NC 06-14-15
    Raider Rodney NC 06-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Another solid zombie apocalypse story."

    Nothing new here really. You know what to expect going in and the story delivers. Characters were OK and the narrator does a fine job. Story wise, we've heard it all before but I still enjoyed.

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    D. DOMINGUE 06-13-15
    D. DOMINGUE 06-13-15 Member Since 2014

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    "The Best of the Bunch"

    It is by far the best of the trilogy. The idea of the story is great. The beginning of the story is great. I've felt that it slowly fades away the further you go along, though.

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    Victoria Roberts 05-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Dumb and Dumber - The Zombie Apocolypse"
    What disappointed you about The Beginning of the End?

    The main character of this book was just so incredibly unbelievable. He just happens to be buying all this survival gear, lives in a walled compound like home and is just always "wondering what the hell is happening?" he's just really dumb. the narration just added to my exasperation, it's read quite slowly, i had to turn it up to 1.5X and it was still pretty slow.


    What could Manel Loureiro have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    he could have given his himbo of a character more of a rational thought pattern. he also could have left out about 1000 "MY GOD!'s". there must have been at least two a minute. it made me want to punch on.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    i think i pretty much just thought it was pretty bad. in the speakers defence, he didn't have much to work with.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Beginning of the End?

    all of it


    Any additional comments?

    this was my first audiobook experience. it was pretty appalling but I've moved on to greener pastures. It was so bad, i couldnt finish listening to it.

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    Amazon Customer 04-28-15
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    "loved it"

    If you don't like the zombie genre move on.But if you do...it's a jewel. Can't wait for book 2.

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    leif salinas, CA 93906 04-22-15
    leif salinas, CA 93906 04-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Liked the book, worth a credit"

    A refreshing look at the zombie stories from Spain. It was a bit slow and lots of gory details which got boring after a while. Loved the translation.

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    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 04-07-15
    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 04-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Very exciting fun story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Beginning of the End the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed this story. I just finished Until the End of The World series by Sarah Lyon Fleming and was looking for something along those lines to read next. While I'm not a big zombie fan I am a big end of the world survival fan and this story was just the right mix. It takes place in Spain and is a diary of a young lawyer who survives and his struggle to stay alive and keep his only friend, his cat, alive too. It is very fast passed and not overly gory or vulgar. His adventures trying to save his cat add a bit of comical relief that had me laughing at times.


    What other book might you compare The Beginning of the End to and why?

    This book is similar to Day by Day Armageddon book 1 and 2. The Sarah Lyon Fleming series is still my favorite, but this book is just as enjoyable.


    What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator does an excellent job with all the characters. Very easy voice to listen too.


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

    Yes.


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    Brad R Kelln 03-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Starts strong"

    Great start. Good writing but gets wordy and boring in the last quarter. Overall a bit of a disappointment.

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    HeideC 03-19-15
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    "Not Bad"

    Well narrated. Story pretty well done. Translation well done. Worth reading once but probably not twice.

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