Machinery Technician Third Class Eric Hagen of the US Coast Guard abandons his post out of Jacksonville, Florida, after his whole world is transformed. The streets are teeming with crazed people, possessed by an insatiable appetite for human flesh. He soon learns that these manic people are not what they appear - they are undead. Traveling north in a post-apocalyptic world, Eric leads a team of four to Baltimore, Maryland, in search of his family, and in the process forms a family of his own. The cold winter months provide some relief from the undead, but Eric soon realizes that dangers from within his newly-formed family are just as deadly as the perils outside.
©2014 Jason Deyo (P)2017 Jason Deyo
Jason is gonna take you on a trip to zombieland. This story has many points on it. Most important for me was how unexpectedly everything seems to happen, every twist is a surprise! If you are weak on your heart this book is not for you. If it gets you, get your favourite beverage and your sofa. Or a long drive.
Relatable characters, I liked the plot twists, and being a foreigner to English myself I found it really easy to listen. Both merits to the author and narrator. The narrator's reading style is clean, nice clean voice also.
On the other side I would have liked more depth into the main characters.
I really enjoyed the storyline and the unexpected twist, I did not see it coming. The book pulled me in right from the beginning and held my attention right to the end.
Great story!!! Characters are very unique. The story flows flawlessly , and the Zombies are perfectly Disgusting! The ending will get you... you've been warned ! Can't wait for book 2!!!
The audio book format suits this fast paced and unrelenting story of survival. May be inappropriate for younger listeners. The narrator did a lot to capture the urgency of the moment, as well as differentiate between the characters.
Great storyline, had me glued. Had a few inconsistencies but otherwise fantastic. A very intense, gritty story of survival and how human beings can come together in a time of need. I look forward to Jason's future work.
No. He did a wonderful job with this book.I enjoyed his narration.
Winter’s Salvation By Jason Deyo
Feb 2 2017
I actually had the audio book of this, but it is not listed here on Goodreads.
I truly enjoyed this character-driven book. I think the Author Jason Deyo did a fantastic job with the story and the characters.
We follow Eric Hagen from the time he left his post in Jacksonville Fl. From the beginning throughout his travels to his mother’s home in Baltimore Maryland. He traveled with various individuals and groups of people and ended up finding a family he could call his own. Naomi, Samantha a 13 yr old girl & Drew a young boy. They had found a safe haven here and there an one where there was an incident with one of the other scavenging teams, due to a man’s son being disruptive in class, where as he was removed and put to work. Doing crappy jobs to burn off his extra energy, knowing in time he would return back to class and behave much better. Our little group of four had decided prior to the confrontation to head out again to the north had Eric’s family home to check on his parents.
Sometimes it is the hidden dangers within a small group that is the deadliest because when they surface it catches you off guard.
This was a long book with well placed twist and turns, it could have even been broken down into three separate books.
The man that narrated this book did a wonderful job. Jason Deyo used creative problem-solving skills with several real life problems that may occur, I thought it was brilliant to take the trouble maker out of school and putting him to work doing crappy jobs to help him realize that in class was where he wanted to be. That was just one example.
I have MS and I am mostly homebound. My eyesight has been affected so listening to audio books has become my favorite pastime.
The author gives so much detail that the book is easy to envision. I liked the way the zombie apocalypse may have been started. It was a new idea I had not heard of before. The book is full of friendship,love,loss and plenty of gore along with some sex.
I am looking forward to more reading/listening from Jason T. Deyo
Also hats off to the narrator, Joshua Story. He brought the words to life.
I started this book Friday night around 6 pm. Today is Saturday 7pm. This sgould tell you how hard it was to put down.
The author has the ability to get his readers interacting with the characters. I caught myself talking to them and wanting to give a smack a character. Almost immediately you find yourself cheering, grieving and laughing with the characters.
The narrator does a great job with the narration. The characters are distinct and have their own personalities. The narrator easily makes the reader feel as if they aren't just observers but part of the action.
Purchase this book and you will enjoy it.
So I am huge zombie / end of days audiobook fan. I went into this book after reading the description with high hopes. There were multiple times during the book I wanted to turn it off due to the characters dumb behavior and reactions. I usually find at least one character I route for in these kind of books, I could not find one in this story. There was a lot of unanswered questions with the story I did not like.
Coast Guard buddies Eric and Dave go AWOL out of Jacksonville, Florida when they realize things are not right with the world. People they are calling “crazies” are attacking everyone due to a raging taste for human flesh; sounds like zombies to me. Eric’s only family are his parents in Baltimore, Maryland and he wants to go find them to ensure their safety. Eric, Dave, and a couple roommates, Rod and Drew agree to go to Maryland. As is usually the case in this scenario our gang runs into more problems than just the undead. Sociopaths and looters are the order of the day. Dave and Rod’s luck makes a hasty exit while Eric and Drew, Rod’s son, continue on to find safety. Naomi and Sam, another pair of escaping survivors eventually cross paths with Eric and Drew. The four continue their journey, which is Eric wanting to verify whether his parents are alive or not. Interesting story, pretty good characters with enough development to know who they are and care about them. Three.point.five for the effort.
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