The mystery virus struck down millions. Three days later, its victims awoke with a single violent purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurched toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continued to change, transforming into horrific monsters. America's far-flung military has returned home to wage a horrific war against its own country, engaged in a fierce battle to retake Washington, DC.
Two hundred miles away, Ray Young, survivor of a fight to save a refugee camp from hordes of Infected fleeing the burning ruins of Pittsburgh, awakes from a coma to learn he has also survived Infection. But this is no miracle. Ray is not immune. Instead, he has been transformed into a super-weapon that could end the world ... or save it.
In The Killing Floor, Craig DiLouie's chilling apocalyptic vision portrayed in The Infection continues, presenting a nightmarish struggle for survival like no other.
©2011 Craig DiLouie (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
The sequel to The Infection is far better than the first in the series. The clicks of survivors, the military, the zombies, and monsters are now after ONE man. Some want to kill him, some want to follow him, and some want his blood to end the infection. It seems most everyone has lost their minds and irrational acts of survival seem to pop up in all groups. Gory, terrifying, and ACTION PACKED this was not a let down...I LOOK FORWARD TO BOOK THREE.
YES... I tried but life got in the way!!! LOL
This one is much better. In "The Infection", book 1 of this series, he was absolutely dreadful. It's hard to believe this performance is by the same person, it's drastically better.
Still has plot holes. Gasoline should probably be degraded by now, car batteries shouldn't still be able to turn a car over on the first try. No mention of where all the ammo is coming from, especially the AT and HE rounds. Small arms firing tracer rounds makes no sense - They completely foul out a barrel in short order, unless that's all they could find, but that wasn't mentioned. 800 RPM machine guns under sustained fire for 30+ minutes would melt the barrels.. Little details that a little more research or an editor should have caught.
Still much better than the first book.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
I must say this is a good story, I listened to the first 'The Infection' and then immediately on to this one and very much enjoyed the journey through the two. Mr DiLouie created some interesting characters and they were well presented by Peter Ganim.
The 'baddies' those creatures were very well described and believable although I think the screeching Mr. Ganim did of the creatures had me rushing for the volume control, but still a good effort.
I found the human characters to have a variety of different personalities which I could believe in. (read/listen to the book to understand that comment)
Overall, I enjoyed the ride, the story is excellent and the narration excellent.
I've come to find out that when reading listeners reviews of zombie books,there are real reviews,and then there are reviews by zombie story fanatics. To the fanatics,every zombie story is the best they have ever read,everyone else has higher expectations.
The idea of where the story can go is what got me to buy the second book. In my opinion,the first two "books" should have been both chopped in half and made into a single book. It was OK,but rarely did I get sucked into listening because the author had hooked me on an intense moment or passage.
Honestly,I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless you just like zombie story's simply because they have zombies in them.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
“The Killing Floor” is a vivid look at this brutal post-apocalyptic world. The story picks up where “The Infection” leaves off following the remaining groups of survivors. In this book no one is safe and anyone can be killed at any time. What makes this story so gripping (besides the action) is the connections between the characters and their families. The interpersonal connections really help bring the characters to life and make you easily empathize with them. This book really pulls you in and drags you along for the ride. I can’t wait for the next book to come out to see where the story goes.
Mr. Ganim does a great job bringing the characters to life and telling this story!
Cool Story, I found it a bit difficult to follow at times. I do recommend it to fans of the apocalypse. We'll see how the next book comes out.
Balanced gore fest
Really? It's a zombie book!
No, but I don't want to listen to any book in one sitting. I still enjoyed listening.
This was my third Craig Dilouie book and I have enjoyed all of them thoroughly. I may have to try a Dilouie no zombie book next.
I am 36 years old. Married with 3 kids - 2, 4, 13. I work at night, my wife during the day. I don't have time to read, so I listen at work.
Yes, because the first book really sucked me in.
I don't know, it was the book. It didn't have the gravity of the first book.
Perhaps, but I'm not sure if I would give it my time.
I expect the book to return us to Sarge but instead almost right from the get go, introduced us to new characters. Ray in the first book seemed like a much more amiable guy.
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