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Xom-B Audiobook

Xom-B

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Publisher's Summary

A rising talent, Robinson is well known in the community of action/adventure fans and has received amazing quotes in the past from big-name authors like James Rollins, Steve Berry, and Scott Sigler. Xom-B is a riveting zombie novel with a great hook that is also an amazing plot twist, and is poised to bring him to the next level.

Freeman is a genius with an uncommon mixture of memory, intelligence, and creativity. He lives in a worldwide utopia, but it was not always so. There was a time known as the Grind - when Freeman's people lived as slaves to another race referred to simply as "Master". They were property. But a civil rights movement emerged. Change seemed near, but the Masters refused to bend. Instead, they declared war.

And lost.

Now, the freed world is threatened by a virus, spread through bites, sweeping through the population. Those infected change - they are propelled to violence, driven to disperse the virus. Uniquely suited to respond to this new threat, Freeman searches for a cure, but instead finds the source - the Masters, intent on reclaiming the world. Freeman must fight for his life, for his friends and for the truth, which is far more complex and dangerous than he ever imagined.

©2014 Jeremy Robinson (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Mike Naka 05-04-14
    Mike Naka 05-04-14 Member Since 2012

    Avid Zombie fan who's starting to listen to more and more Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. So, my description is apt to change. Dog lover who's known to have cats. LOL C# coder, part-time prepper, B movie fan, AMC watcher, recovering but successful day trader, perpetual student, overjoyed uncle, former adrenaline junkie with a flare for cooking, and lots more. LOL

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    "MUCH better than expected!"
    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?


    i have listened to r.c. bray a few times now, and he is becoming one of my favorite narrators. he gives each character their own unique voice. he is easy to listen to, and his narration draws you into the story.


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    robots and zombies!?! WTF...i thought! it's not normally a combination i'd consider even though i like them individually. BUT before you make a funny face and utter a derogatory remark, let me stop you there. this is a good zombie story, AND it is a great robot story.

    great blend of characters. i found all of the characters interesting, unique, well drawn out, and needed. each character is an important building block of the world the author creates.

    xom-b has all of the hallmarks of a good story, but i can't say too much b/c i don't want too spoil your listening experience.

    i can usually predict how a story will unfold so i get excited when i'm surprised by a really good twist. there are breadcrumbs interspersed throughout the story, and what they finally lead to, i can honestly say i didn't see it coming.

    overall, a good addition to your zombie library. if you're a fan of the zombie genre, this is a no-brainer- get it! but if you're not really into zombies, but you are into sci-fi, definitely give it a try b/c it's a good sci-fi book with a unique twist, and that twist be zombies! it's more AND better than you think!

    NOTE: the story is a little slow in the beginning, but please give it a chance. it is well worth it!

    NOTE 2: please nobody give away the twist of the story. you'll definitely earn my ire! thanks in advance!

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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 05-15-14
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 05-15-14 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "Zombies + Robots + Dystopia + Sci-Fi = Fun"

    At first glance the cover looks pretty tame. What could go on with robots, err, I mean androids? Then I looked closer and noticed the subtle bite wounds around the flesh of arm. What could this mean? Robot zombies? That could be entertaining.

    Xom-B takes place in the future, a time were people have developed androids to do their bidding. People could get "upgraded" to look prettier, be smarter, see better, etc. All the while their android slave grind away at the thing that make the society what it is. I almost wish that more was told about the grind and how life came to be like this. More was revealed latter, but I can get impatient. All of a sudden people start dieing, everywhere, even in the middle of conversations.

    Now I don't want to delve into the plot and characters too much as most of it would spoil your listening experience. I will say this. Robots and zombies mixed in with a truly satisfying science fiction dystopian society make for a great audiobook. I was fully encapsulated within the story and would fight going to sleep to hear just a bit more.

    Even though it is slow starting it becomes full of interesting and complex characters that would evolve from seeming weaklings to self confident heroes. Anti-heroes that start off seeming not so bad transform into almost super villains. And enough plot twists and turns that kept me guessing, except for the ones I figured out.

    Are you looking for a zombie story that doesn't have the main focus on the zombies? Maybe you want a great science fiction tale that doesn't focus solely on the technologies of the time. You could just be looking for another great dystopian adventure. Guess what, you get all of that with Xom-B. Yes much of it is so familiar that you would swear to reading it elsewhere, but I assure you that you haven't heard it put together like this. I have couple other Robinson audiobooks in my queue and will continue to look for them in the future.

    Audiobook purchased by reviewer.

    Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Peligrie 04-29-14
    Peligrie 04-29-14
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    "Excellent Science Fiction Action Adventure"
    If you could sum up Xom-B in three words, what would they be?

    Zombies. Robots. Action.


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    Everything.


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    I'm not primarily a science fiction reader but this had elements of the story that I really enjoyed. Jeremy Robinson's writing style drives the story forward and the book gives me wonderful flashbacks to a movie I've seen, without meaning to- and without any distinct, or direct intended imagery (there's nothing in here that tells the reader that he's seen the movie--it's just that feeling, and that imagery that in my head as the story slips forward). I can "see" the movie "9" in the environment that Freeman moves around in and that gives me happy thoughts all around.

    I definitely recommend checking this book out. Even if you're not quite sure it's your genre or not, Jeremy Robinson has a way of casting a storytelling spell over you to where you start not to think in 'genres', but in just the story itself. Full of action, adventure, zombies, and adrenaline - I think that you'll enjoy this book as much as I did.

    R.C Bray is an excellent narrator and it'll give you 11.5 hours of enjoyment.
    Pop the audio on in your car on your way to work--it'll put a smile on your face before your feet hit that well known linoleum.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 04-29-14
    K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 04-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book - robots, zombies and great writing what more does a person need from a book? So much so, that as soon at it arrived and I was greeted with the choice of listening or sleep, I chose to listen and I definitely don't regret that decision.

    As always, Jeremy Robinson has written excellent characters that you love or/ and hate in equal measure. I thought Xom-B was fantastic, it incorporates lots of thoughts on what it is to be human, with nasty enemies and a few surprises. I'm waiting for the announcement that it's going to be a movie because this is the sort of book that is crying out to be made. We as an audience need it.

    R.C.Bray did such a wonderful job with this narration, he really brought the characters to life and sets the scene extremely well. I enjoy his work a lot.

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    Todd Ashburn, VA, United States 07-20-16
    Todd Ashburn, VA, United States 07-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Come for the RC Bray and stay for the story"

    Interesting story that kept me listening and guessing until the end.

    I'm a huge RC Bray fan. As usual, he delivered.

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    Zach Marius 06-17-16
    Zach Marius 06-17-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Good but predictable."

    Xom-B is a pretty good novel. There were some interesting parts in it but the twists and reveals of the secrets were dulled by the fact that I could see them coming a mile away. The performance of R. C. Bray truly make the book much more enjoyable. If you want something fun with a great performer this is your book. Just know you probably won't be surprised.

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    KCK 05-07-15
    KCK 05-07-15

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    "Walking Dead have nothing on this."
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    I am not a zombie fan - I think it has been massively overdone. This however was a very original take on that plot - clever and well done. This author has yet to fail to deliver in any of his work that I have read. The narrator was a plus and helped make this novel enjoyable.

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    Karlyn Keller 02-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting shift from typical zombie genre"

    I found the book an interesting shift from the typical zombie genre. The main secret was a little lost on me so when revealed I didn't understand how he didn't know from the beginning. But maybe that was me. It dragged in a few places. Not sure I'm too interested in any additional books. But I did find it interesting overall. If you like sci fi with a bit of zombie side line you should like this book.

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    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 01-10-15
    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 01-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A Powerful, Pleasant Surprise"

    I've listened to a couple of Jeremy Robinson's other books and liked them, so I thought I'd give Xom-B a try. I was very pleasantly surprised. Robinson's other books were entertaining and fast-paced, but Xom-B was something else entirely. Robinson has crafted a novel that is not only entertaining, but also moving and thought-provoking.

    This is a layered, multi-faceted book with plenty of action that forces readers to ask themselves hard questions about what it means to be human and how much control we have over our destiny.

    A very enjoyable book.

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-02-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-02-14 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "THE WORLD IS NOT THE PLACE I BELIEVED IT TO BE"

    I AM GOING TO DIE, OF THAT I HAVE NO DOUBT.
    Every other chapter the main character thinks he is going to die. This is original, but it is not presented well and it is not worth your credit. It may be considered YA, but that is not an excuse to write boring stuff. I held on for a long time, thinking it would get better, but it got worse. You want Zombies listen to Maberry's 'Patient Zero". You want YA Zombies listen to Maberry's Rot and Ruin series.

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    "Love it"

    This is the first book that I have listened to twice in the same week. I have listened to books multiple times before but not right after finishing it. I love this book, It's not just a 'zombie' story it's more, and the twists are just in the right places. I have enjoyed all of Jeremy Robison's books they are always amazing. This one goes above and beyond. I can't decide who is my favourite, luscious or freeman. I do love the conversation between them. The voice actor is spot on with everyone's voices. Highly Recommend

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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