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The Junkie Quatrain | [Peter Clines]

The Junkie Quatrain

Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Original Work, 2013

Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

The Junkie Quatrain is four tales of survival, and four types of post-apocalypse story, because the end of the world means different things for different people. Loss. Opportunity. Hope. Or maybe just another day on the job.

©2012 Peter Clines (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 05-29-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 05-29-14 Member Since 2015

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "SOMETIMES YOU GET A BOUNCE"

    Four stories that are very interconnect and considered stand alone. All four stories are very good in this book. Two of the stories, if I had read as stand alone only, would not have been rated as high.

    I like Zombie stories and this a twist on that theme, they are not Zombies. What I liked most about this group of stories was how the whole thing started and continued. This is my third Clines book and all three were very entertaining.

    I loved Christian Rummel from the first hello and I am liking him even more with each listen.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jrrich 05-05-14
    jrrich 05-05-14 Member Since 2006
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    "I WANT MORE!"

    The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines narrated by Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer. I just listened to this one last night in one sitting. I have really enjoyed branching out into the post apocalyptic zombie books lately. That being said there are good ones and bad ones. This book was really good. I would love to see it turned into a series or at least a full length novel. The narration is great and the stories flow and intertwine easily. This is one of the books that leaves you wanting more. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining quick read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 05-02-14
    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 05-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Post-Apocalyptic Fiction With Character"

    "The Junkie Quatrain" took me by surprise. The reveiws I read were rather lukewarm, and while I've enjoyed some of Clines' other stuff, he's never wowed me, so I was essentially looking for something which wasn't awful.

    Not only is TJQ not awful, it's pretty damn good. It's composed of four shortish stories, all of which function well enough on their own, but when taken as a whole provide a much richer experience.

    This book features a diverse variety of characters, but they're believable and human, and are the real stars of the story. The infected are merely a facet of the environment and setting (although they're a big facet; never fear). The story remains rooted in people with whom we can, if only in some small way, identify.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 04-30-14
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 04-30-14 Member Since 2012

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "A glimps into the "Ex-Hero" World"

    A series of four short stories “The Junkie Quatrain” which takes place in Clines’ “Ex-Hero” world. Although it is not tied into those stories it helps with building a more accurate picture of the world and is a good jumping off point if you’re not sure you want to start that series. The stories have a good amount of zombies and are well written, fun and interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tilo 04-29-14
    Tilo 04-29-14 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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    "Wow, like everyone said its good"

    Got it for $1.95 during a deal, if its still on, get it. At its regular price I'd still get it, now that I know how good it is.

    As others have said, the stories cross paths, and because of that, it felt line a real book. So you feel like its a real book until the end when it, well, just ends when you thought it should go back to one of the other stories. Except they played music so you knew it wasn't coming.

    I wish all books had both male and female narrators!

    The zombies are more of the infected kind, not completely dumb and at least try to run.

    Perked my interest in Peters other books, Ex-Heroes series which I have previously thought completely "no".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katrina D. Mukherjee San Antonio, Texas USA 04-02-13
    Katrina D. Mukherjee San Antonio, Texas USA 04-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I really love the way Peter Clines weaves the seemingly unrelated stories together. The 1st time it happened I was surprised and then I started looking forward to it.


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    The doctor who is hired by Bradburry.


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

    Each time the stories were woven together created a 'what if' moment for me. The story is told (and not told) in such a way as to leave some of it up to your own imagination and conclusions.


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    Doug in syd Sydney, Australia 03-15-13
    Doug in syd Sydney, Australia 03-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "More please"

    I rarely read zombie books cause there about zombies. this one is not, its about people and how their lives inter lock. It's way too short but that works also .I,d like to hear a full account of the books situation especially in the style that this has been written. well done Peter Clines another grate listen.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13
    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13
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    "Clever angles of views"

    This book looks at the same zombie situation from several different viewpoints. Interesting take on an over used subject.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. Pennington atlanta, georgia 12-23-12
    T. Pennington atlanta, georgia 12-23-12 Member Since 2015

    Avid Amazon fan!

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    "Pretty good zombie stories"

    This is my 4th Peter Clines book. I have enjoyed his style and substance. This was another multi-perspective tales that tied together well. The last part was especially good. Worth a listen for sure if you like zombies or Peter Clines.

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    Pamela CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 12-01-12
    Pamela CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 12-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I'm hooked!"

    This was the first of Peter Clines' Zombie series that I listened to. I was definitely hooked from the beginning.

    The Junkie Quatrain is a series of short stories, but the stories & characters connect in the end.

    I especially liked how the characters are narrated by different people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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