Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies trilogy is an Internet sensation. The first two books, The First Days and Fighting to Survive, have won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. And AmericanHorrorBlog calls Rhiannon Frater "a writer to watch".
The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground. They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form.
Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy.
©2008, 2011 Rhiannon Frater (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"One of the few zombie novels fueled by the power of feminine protagonists in an apocalyptic world gone wrong." (Harrisburg Book Examiner)
Cassandra Campbell is a great narrator.
Yes A new look at the zombie novel.
Yes I would.
This book was dry in some places, but worth the listen. P.S. I really would like if authors would stop killing people just for the body count in books.
Mother of 8, grandmother of 7, RN and book nerd
Once again, another book I probably would not have found if it hadn't been featured. Great zombie tale and more. Fast paced, great characters, perfect narration. Purchased the next two in the trilogy before I finished this one. Worth the credit or price!
A top 5 , really great series.
It doesn't hold back, gives the point of view even if it hurts ur heart.
Yes she is really good , all the characters are different.
Sometimes even when you live you feel like your dying.
Probably would. It sets a pretty good pace in the opening.
The description of the main character's family turning into Zombies and her infant son's fingers clawing at the door crack.
Great narration and worked well since the main characters are female
Good story which manages to keep up the zombie killing pace without overdoing it.
Thelma and Louise meets Linda Hamilton with lots of zombies
Tinker Bell of Death!
This is the first book in this genre that got me past the first chapter.
I meet the author and she very nice told her i would buy book happy i did
Will let you know
cassandra did a good job at reading a bad story book wasnt for me
shes very good at useing differnt tones for each person
meh not really
Narrator was fine but occasional male voices/accents seemed to trip her up.
It is still enjoyable to listen to because of the setting. The first book had more of the survival type story, this book, the second is 70% relationship/love, 30% zombie.
Far too many times the author mentioned people's hair in detail which I found distracting. The author also spent a large amount of time on clothing and emotions/memories, which felt like it was slowing the progress of the characters and the story on the whole. Too many things were repeated.
Sci-Fi/Horror lover, going through a Zombie book phase due to my life long love for George Romero movies.
Yes, because I like how the story flows. But I will wait until I finish book 3.
The characters and how they get through (or not) different situations. For instance, Rhiannon Frater surprise me by quickly taking out a character I thought that she probably was going to keep for a while. At first I was a little disappointed, but then I thought it added a twist that was very real. (I don't want to spoil it for anyone else by saying who, and how they were takin' out!).
No. But I have to say she can work on her Texan accent :), especially for the male characters. But she did ok. :). I'm looking forward to start book 2 later today.
Well, several moments.
Jaw clinching! You can't read this series fast enough!
Jenny! She was fearless.
All of them!
How everyone is drawn together.
I don't care for Zombee movies or stories, but I have to say, Now I am hooked.
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