John Chase has just arrived in Atlanta on a business trip when America experiences the worst attacks in history. Nuclear bombs destroy cities and the widespread release of nerve gas sends the majority of the surviving population into a murderous rage. Rescuing a woman who survived the attacks he must lead her to safety as Atlanta burns, raging infected roam unchecked and society disintegrates into savagery.
©2013 Dirk Patton (P)2014 Dirk Patton
As a goodreads friend recently told me, "books like these are junk food for the mind". I couldn't agree more or make a better statement. I gobbled this one up and then licked my fingers. If you love survival horror, I think you may love this novel.
If Jack Burton, the character played by Kurt Russell in the 80s classic Big Trouble in Little China wrote a zombie survival story, I think it would sound a lot like this one.
I flew into Atlanta because I've got a big-deal job.
I rescue a naked hottie outside my hotel from red-eyed weirdo zombies.
Oh yeah, I used to be a green beret.
I continue to save her life and she continues to find ways to stay in a state of near total undress.
But I'm married. The tension!
This book is the Mary Sue-iest book that ever Mary Sue-d. The main character is the POV for most of the book and for the most part, can do no wrong. Even when wrong is done unto him, the naked hottie he's picked up also happens to be a med student. Mary Sue, party of two.
Also, the timeline of the book is only a couple days. In that span of time, the ne'er-do-well jerks of the world all decide to band together into an apparent brotherhood of evil somehow because the hero and naked friend meet a lot of coordinated resistance to their survival all along the way. How could that be? Two days into the zombie apocalypse, nobody knows who is going to be immune to the plague and these groups are coordinating ambushes and speedboat attacks?
I've read a lot of different zombie fiction and this one doesn't stand out as anything worth continuing. Sorry.
Great story, fairly predictable but I loved it anyway.
Characters are interesting.
I am an audiobook devotee and Jeffrey Kafer is quite good as the narrator. Easy to listen to.
Cannot wait for the next in the series. Hope it is longer though.
a humble, seeking, loudmouth, Jesus lover, and sometimes heretic explores his questions, concerns, and varied interests through books.
This is a fun zombie book. It's a fairly short and easy read. Lots of action and great characters. The end is a bit of a cliffhanger but that is to be expected...I am sure there are more books in this series coming. The narrator does a great job and does the voice of a retired Master Sargent perfectly.
Booked & Loaded
Voodoo Plague by Dirk Patton is the first book in his VooDoo Plague series. Voodoo Plague is an apocalyptic zombie read with lots of action!
Voodoo Plague was an entertaining read, or listen in my case. This action packed zombie story kept me entertained throughout. I loved the dynamic between the two lead characters and their struggle to survive. John Chase’s military backgrounded made for a very rich storyline that was artfully told.
The downside to Voodoo Plague was a couple of huge cliches that were distracting from the story. I know how hard it is to avoid all of the cliches that exist and at times they fit into the story so authors run with them, and sometimes it works. I think i this case the huge one didn’t really add anything to the story and could have been left out. That being said, it was a great listen that I truly did enjoy.
I have not read any of the other reviews and hoped to not compare Voodoo Plague with another well known zombie story, but I don’t see how to avoid it. If you are a lover of the Walking Dead, especially with the social aspects of it I think you would enjoy Voodoo Plague.
Narration: Jeffrey Kafer did a great job with this intense story. The female voice was very well done and I truly appreciated that it was not done in a falsetto – as I find that beyond ridiculous when male narrators feel the need to make women sound like helium inhaling teens. Kafer did an overall top-notch job and kept up a very nice pace throughout the story. Well done!
Great first book of the series, I want the next book? I guess I'll have to read it if I can find the time. I'm already reading Slow Burn because their series isn't in audio. Bummer because I'm an artist and paint for a living, I really use audible constantly, so whenever I find a good series I love it. Or now I'm bummed. I think from now on I am going to check and see if the whole series is recorded before I start!
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
Retired delta operator has to go get his wife and partners with a sexy stripper. And a dog. Apart from that, it is its own tale and I found the story very well written and narrated.
The USA gets attacked with a zombie virus and a very small percentage are immune. It seems that, apart from him and her, all the bad people got the immunity. Female zombies are fast and smarter, but somehow, and luckily, they only make up maybe 10% of the population instead of 50% that they should do. He is also very forgetful; I didnt know that was a trait for super soldiers.
It has its own flavour but is basically what a zombie apocalypse story should be, and that was what I was looking for.
Yes. Bought it on sale and had low expectations. I found myself really enjoying it.
Dog. You've got to love a plot where a dog plays a role.
It was well read. Reminded me a bit of Scott Brick.
I started listening to this audio book while doing work around the house...mainly as background noise. Before I knew it I was sitting at the table not wanting to get up. I was spellbound. I went to order the other two books into my library today and I am very disappointed that they are not available on audio. So, I now have the main characters standing in the....no wait, can't say or I will ruin it for somebody. Just wish I knew what happened to them next...instead of the cliffhanger I was left with.
A book lover who loves her beautiful family and animals.
Didn't get the print book.
Well likable character's and it was well read.
Sounded like an old cop movie.
No but was a really enjoyable book.
"Where is the rest of the series?!"
I had this book in the back burner of my wish list after tidying up. Never heard of the author before, but since Mr Jeffrey Kafer is doing the audio i figured 'What the heck'
This book is blooming fantastic. It's not a brainless zombie eat people fall over and scream book.
Action, Tension, Guns, Crow bars and a dog (of course) and a voice that would melt chocolate in the arctic.
I want the whole darn series. All 6 of the books
What the heck audible! Why have just one book of a series dangling out for all the world to see and none of the others?
It makes no sense and it totally blows.
He has the voice that you gives the character a body and soul and i blooming fantastic at female voices.
His voice screams 'Bare chested action, adventure and blood'
We don't leave no one behind
Audible! for the love of wine and cake!
Put the rest of the series back on the site for download. The action has just started and the book just leaves you hanging in permanent suspense.
Don't make me come to your offices and 'Twerk'.....
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