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The Undead Situation | [Eloise J. Knapp]

The Undead Situation

When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn’t care less; he’s a sociopath. Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside.
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Publisher's Summary

When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn’t care less; he’s a sociopath.

Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside.

All is well and good for Cyrus… until he meets up with Gabe, a belligerent annoyance, and the other inconvenient survivors who cramp his style and force him to re-evaluate his outlook on life. It’s Armageddon, and things will definitely get messy.

BONUS SHORT STORY: The Undead Situation includes "Strictly Professional", one of four interlocking stories from The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines.

©2010 Eloise J. Knapp (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Cory Amarillo, TX, United States 01-01-14
    Cory Amarillo, TX, United States 01-01-14 Member Since 2006

    I spend about 55 hours a week driving and really enjoy having a good book to pass the miles.

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    "Not the best zombie book."

    As zombie books go this one was just ok for me. The performance was good but the story was kind of week and had a lot of loose ends that never get tied together. Just an average story with a good narrator.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Igrat777 Hollywood, CA 12-18-13
    Igrat777 Hollywood, CA 12-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not what i thought, but okay"
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    I purchased this book because the premise sounded fascinating -- a sociopath in a zombie world. But Cyrus was not much of a sociopath. He was terribly boring, childish, and surprisingly normal. I found Blaze way more interesting than Cyrus. I thought Cyrus would be this killing machine with absolutely no conscience or remorse, but, well, sadly that was not the case. Blaze was the real sociopath here, not Cyrus. The other thing that I found annoying was that the situations kept repeating themselves. The group makes a stupid decision, comes upon danger, fights their way out, moves on, makes a stupid decision, comes upon danger, fights their way out, moves on, rinse and repeat. The only saving grace of this book was that the author is a very good writer and the reader was also very good. The story was fun enough. The character of Blaze was also pretty fascinating - I would love to read a book about her backstory.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Brandon, Florida, United States 09-13-13
    Scott Brandon, Florida, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Cyrus V. Sinclair. The V stands for Victorious!"
    What did you love best about The Undead Situation?

    Cyrus's transformation from a sociopath to a somewhat caring person during the Zombie Apocalypse! The action and pace of the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Eloise Knapps take on what a Zombie Apocalypse would be like.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin T. Collins – was your favorite?

    Cyrus V. Sinclair


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    misty SUMMERFIELD, FL, United States 05-03-13
    misty SUMMERFIELD, FL, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm what some folks call, "extremely average."

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    "Dud"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who enjoy books sympathetic to sociopaths.


    What could Eloise J. Knapp have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The story didn't pull me in and make me understand why Cyrus felt the way he did. I'm not sure if the idea behind the story was to make the reader hope the main character dies a horrible death or to create sympathy for him, but I kind of wanted him dead. I wasn't sure who to root for. I think the emphasis was too heavy establishing Cyrus was 'different'.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Too slow!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Hot Springs, AR, United States 04-14-13
    Tony Hot Springs, AR, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Different,"

    Its dark but not your typical dark. It definitely had something others don't. Worth the read.

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    Matthew Grand Rapids, MI, United States 10-29-12
    Matthew Grand Rapids, MI, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Poor"

    This book was horrible. If you like arrogance and violence against women, this book is for you.

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    Scott Le Grand, CA, United States 09-24-11
    Scott Le Grand, CA, United States 09-24-11 Member Since 2008
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    "This story was horrible."

    I decided to pick this book up after reading the reviews, and listening to the sample. It sounded like a unique perspective on the zombie genre, and I was excited to give it a try.

    Unfortunately, it seemed right away that I had made a mistake. Shortly after beginning to listen, I got the impression that this story was written by someone who an amateur. I forced myself to go on, but the story was basically about some psychotic guy setting in his apartment thinking weird and crazy thoughts as the zombies walked around outside. When finally another character shows up in the story, the guy sits around and ignores her until after awhile he decides to beat her up and torture her.

    At this point I decided to give up on this book. The zombies aren't even really a part of the story, and listening to a book about a crazy guy thinking to himself for hours on end became extremely boring.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret wurtsboro, NY, United States 02-19-12
    Margaret wurtsboro, NY, United States 02-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    narrator sounded like christian slater lol - book was ok - but it wasn't gory zombie guys n blood - it was more about a sociopath who learned he can love.... very little zombie action

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    Mark bombala, Australia 08-14-11
    Mark bombala, Australia 08-14-11 Member Since 2011
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    a book to listen to if you have nothing better to listen to.....narration scetchie on a few words, well i've never heard them said that way anyway....

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
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