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.
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!!!!!
It was good..too short, but awesome!
I liked how all the stories tied into each other...and how it explains more about the Ex series, which kicks butt!!!
I like Holly....but its such a quick listen I really liked them all!!!
its quick enough too...and really great!!
I love Peter Clines, and can not wait too read more of his stuff....I hope he gives us more soon...this was a quick little listen and I highly recommend it, especially if you love the EX series!!!!
toward the top. I love that Clines has women voice for femal characters.
just great performances on their parts.
laugh at the most akward times.
All the books by Peter Clines and the performances have been just great listens. I haven't even read one of his books - I have listened to "14" and the first two EX books - waiting on the third. and of course now Quatrain - The only complaint I have about Quatrain is - wish it was longer.
Peter Clines is an excellent story teller, as his other books demonstrate. These short stories are a bit disappointing however. Some are better than others and those better stories do feel terribly abbreviated, as though it is on its way to becoming a novel, then abruptly stops.
The others are rather disappointing being largely action based. Action in a zombie novel can work well in spurts and interwoven as part of a larger plot. In these cases though, being short stories, some of the action is excessive, with just ongoing, non-stop details of battle and run ins with zombies - little or no character development or plot context to establish it as a story... Like watching a really, really long car chase in a film... Personally, I find such things the fluff you have to get through to get back to the story, but I understand why it is used, as it is part of creating the feeling of a real experience of a zombie novel, and when used sparingly and well can make the story seem very exciting. In these cases though, there is no story to support the endless action in some cases, so it seems pointless and really quite dull.
That said, the better stories are entertaining, if a bit frustrating in that they are so brief. The narrators do an excellent job, so that helps too.
It is a good listin, Short but it is 4 storirs in one. The last story is the best. All the stories tie into each other.
Yes. To get more detail. It moves fast, and certain things I may have overlooked. It was a fun, fast read.
I don't want to give out spoilers
This is 4 short stories that overlap in some way. I was actually surprised, and a little upset when the first story ended so soon. The characters in the following stories all interact in some way with each other, but I was hoping for some sort of resolve.
The stories pace, and flow worked very well, but even after it was over, I wanted more. Many questions are unanswered, and there is no real resolve at the end. It's a bunch of stuff that happens in one day to different people.
If you think of Pulp Fiction..... it's like that,..... but with Zombies (the 28 days later kind).
They really should change the title, I would have never bought this if I had not read another Peter Cliens book, and part of this book was attached at the end, as a sample.
A man. A plan. A canal. Panama
The stories are fine short stories in the same line, but it's so short for the cost. Plus, one of the stories is included in the Ex-Soldiers book.
Fine if it were 1/2 the price.
I like memoirs and zombies; funny and scary stories... I smell a book!
I love these kinds of stories and I love that it is set in Los Angeles (close to where I used to live even). Haven't started on any of the continuation books but this start was great.
Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
I got this book after reading the Ex-Heroes series by the same author, but I wonder what was going through the author's mind when he wrote it. It may just be me, but I couldn't bring myself to care about the characters nor consider the zombies a believable threat.
If you like Quentin Tarantino movies, then you'll appreciate this book. I really enjoyed the fresh premise for the zombie apocalypse! I recommend turning your read speed to 1.25 to make the story more conversational in tone.
Never live your life by committee...
I loved how Clines took a different spin on the old played out zombie thing. His version of the walking half dead's the most creative I've ever heard. And, the way he blended each story was masterful, you could actually listen to any of the 4 stories/chapters in any order and the story would be equally stimulating...
I can't really compare it to anything that I've read yet. This book stands in the spotlight with no other.
They brought the perfect feel to the story with voices that seem to fit the different situations perfectly.
Yes, and probably would have, if not for all those disrupting my peace...
Good story, I just wanted more...
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