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Z 2134 | [Sean Platt, David Wright]

Z 2134

One hundred years after the zombie apocalypse, those lucky enough to survive now exist in scattered cities, under the merciless rule of the City Watch. A simple tenet overshadows all aspects of daily life: obey or die. When Jonah Lovecraft is framed for murder, his status as a Watcher doesn't spare him from the ultimate punishment: being cast into the Barrens and forced to battle zombies and other criminal contestants in the Darwin Games.

As he fights for every heartbeat, his daughter, Ana, embarks on her own desperate quest to uncover the truth about her father. Yet neither expects their efforts to reveal grim secrets that could tear apart the fabric of society - if either lives long enough to expose the truth.

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One hundred years after the zombie apocalypse, those lucky enough to survive now exist in scattered cities, under the merciless rule of the City Watch. A simple tenet overshadows all aspects of daily life: obey or die. When Jonah Lovecraft is framed for murder, his status as a Watcher doesn't spare him from the ultimate punishment: being cast into the Barrens and forced to battle zombies and other criminal contestants in the Darwin Games.

As he fights for every heartbeat, his daughter, Ana, embarks on her own desperate quest to uncover the truth about her father. Yet neither expects their efforts to reveal grim secrets that could tear apart the fabric of society - if either lives long enough to expose the truth.

©2012 Sean Platt and David Wright (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 08-23-13
    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Zombified Hunger Games"

    Z2134 seems less a serious novel and more like the pitch for a low budget made for TV miniseries. The basic premise is a post-apocalyptic period (in the year 2134) where zombies have been around for a long time. The remnants of the human race live inside discreet city walls numbered 1 - 7. Life is brutal with a totalitarian state with complete surveillance. Any type of crime leads to forcible participation into the non-stop Darwin games which is single elimination (by death) against other "criminals" and zombies, with elements of the "Saw" movie franchise thrown in. Watching the games is the main pastime. There is an underground movement with a vague purpose. The story follows the most unluckiest family where the father is set up for his wife's murder and the daughter and son are both set up by the "watchers" or police.

    The sci-fi elements are simplistic. There are implantable chips for monitoring as well as influencing memories. Advanced drones serves as transmission / broadcast devices along with weapons capability. There is little explanation for an origin of all this, except for zombies as an excuse. The zombie origin is never discussed. The bulk of the action consists of rather plain vanilla evil and pure vengeance. Character development is not only non-existent, but nonsensical at times, too much one-dimensionality.

    The narration is passable with female voices rendered poorly. Of particular note, the story ends abruptly without any closure,or explanation with each major character totally hosed. If you've been pining for zombies to invade Hunger Games, this is probably as good as it gets.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Cannington, Australia 06-02-14
    Garry Cannington, Australia 06-02-14 Member Since 2011

    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

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    "Better than I expected"
    What did you love best about Z 2134?

    I came across this after the author's Yesterday's Gone Series which I enjoyed however not as much as I would have liked. However, I took the plunge and purchased Z 2134 and was pleased I did so. This is the sort of book you just knew from half way through there would be more and I had the hope it would keep me interested and this book does it. I am now into book two and am glad I started.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Z 2134?

    Several, I like some of the back stories, some of the characters


    What about Dan John Miller’s performance did you like?

    Enjoyable and easy to listen too.


    Any additional comments?

    I can see this as described 'Hunger Games with Zombies' but also a little Brave New World or 1984. That look of the future we all hope does not happen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    donna Lake Orion, MI, United States 09-24-13
    donna Lake Orion, MI, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Editor please"

    The story in this book is adequate , but the writing is questionable. The author added 4 letter words indiscriminately, I don't mind slang or cursing in the books I listen to, but in this book it was blatantly juvenile, and lacked any art. I prefer swearing with some finesse.
    I can not recommend this book in audio, maybe the print works better,



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jason Houston, TX, United States 09-11-13
    jason Houston, TX, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Hunger Games rip off"
    Would you listen to Z 2134 again? Why?

    i didnt get an hr into it. could not stand the blatant rip off of hunger games. other than that everything was good. maybe ill give it a try in the future.


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