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A Time to Die

Turning Point, Book 1
Narrated by: Craig Good
Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

They came from the night sky, lighting the heavens like the promise of salvation. But they didn't bring deliverance.... They brought something far, far worse. Something that turns people into mindless, cannibalistic monsters. And it's spreading.

A reporter follows her story of unspeakable horror south of the border and finds it's worse than she imagined.

A wounded fighter pilot finally gets his chance to return to duty but is faced with a mission that could cost him his wings, or his country its chance.

A billionaire with dreams of space finds a crashed alien spacecraft unlike anything mankind has ever seen.

A brilliant geneticist conducting outlawed research comes face-to-face with the nightmare consuming the world faster than anyone can comprehend...or stop in time.

The government can't contain it. The military can't fight it. This is A Time to Die.

©2017 Mark Wandrey (P)2018 Mark Wandrey

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 06-02-18

Alien virus twist to the ZA.

A virus is rapidly spreading across the country; its origin and composition are a complete mystery. Researchers and scientists alike are baffled with the test results as they struggle to discover what this virus is, where it came from, and why it acts as it does. What they do know is that both animal and human are transformed into raging, flesh-eating monsters, aka zombies when exposed to the virus. The story rotates through several sub-plots of survivors dealing with the infection according to their background and specialty. We follow Lt. Andrew “Switchblade” Tobin the fighter pilot asked to perform an illegal mission that may forfeit his career, Dr. Leesha Breda the geneticist overseeing an illegal biomedical project on an abandoned oil rig in international waters, Cathy Clifford the independent reporter who follows an unbelievable story, and Jeremiah Osborn the wealthy entrepreneur who, while looking for meteor fragments for NASA, comes face-to-face with the virus and its mysterious host. The characters are well-developed and each contributes to the advancement of the storyline. The brief relationship between Cobb and Cathy was a breath of fresh air and reinvigorated the story. I enjoyed this tale quite a bit and look forward to more from Mr. Wandrey.

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  • Sarah
  • Berrow Green, UK
  • 12-16-18

Addictive

I'm a working mum with two small kids and my guilty secret is an addiction to listening to zombie apocalypse books on my phone. Listening to them makes the ho hum mundane tedium of chores around the house a little easier. I've read so many and nearly didn't purchase this based on some of the reviews. I'm super glad i did, i found it a refreshing story line in a genre now filled with tired cliches. I also loved that there isn't excessive gratuitous gore and violence - enough to keep it realistic. And characters also don't make repeated dumb decisions and actions. As soon as i finished this i purchased extra credits for book number 2.

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I liked it....

I have never read Mark Wandry before. but I have to say it is always a treat when somebody comes up with an original idea in the zombie genre. ca my wait for book 2!

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Average Zombie Trip

There are a few unique twists in this Zombie book. These twists and the good character development make this a barely above average zombie book. There is plenty of action which helps propel the book along. However, the book seems somewhat choppy, bouncing from one situation and setting to the next. Also, some of the dialogue was poor and not very realistic. And even though the characters were somewhat well developed, i didn’t care for any of them that much.

The narrator was good, but nothing awesome.

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Underwhelming

Standard predictable characters, predictable plot, no new ideas, narrator makes ever character sound like a 70 year old man. Skip this one.

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Nombies I tell you

Great twist on a ZA enjoyed it a great deal. A view of how the government might try to protect us from the truth.

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Best Zombie book I have read in awhile.

I love how the author approaches the same Zompocalypse from different angles. the voice actor also did a great job. I bought the second book during the epilogue so I don't have to wait to find out what happens to the characters I have grown attached to.

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Great zombie tale with Alien twist

I really like it so far, the alien twist wants to make it more interesting however its such a slow burner that its really just a zombie story with a mention of aliens. Hopefully the next book in the series will finally bring the alien part of the story into the tale and not leave us wondering if the author has just forgotten about that side of the story. I'm willing to listen to the next in series, just because its good just as a "zombie" tale. Hopefully the alien part will take it to the next level.
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  • Roy
  • Bergen, Norway
  • 11-30-18

Amazing book

great first book in the series, loved every minute of it.
Narrator does a bang up job telling the story.

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great book

I like military/sci-fi/horror and this squarely fits in the sub-genre. It does a good job following each group and balances suspense with a palpable sense of relief throughout the story. Definitely recommend It.