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Collected here are the first four books of the eight books, best-selling epic Adrian's Undead Diary.

The world crashed to pieces on June 23rd and Adrian Ring wasn't anywhere near ready for it. He had no guns, no food, no friends around, a cat that wanted to slip out the back of the condo and a girlfriend trapped in the heart of the city. This is the story of how he survived.

Book One: Dark Recollections: Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Prep Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors. He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom. Pretty , all things considered. Of course, his sanity takes a hit as a result.

Real, flawed, and raw, Dark Recollections is Adrian's own story of how he survived after "That Day". Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named "Mr. Journal", and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil.

AUD is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn't think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason.

This collection contains Dark Recollections, Alone No More, Midnight, and The Failed Coward, four full-length novels following the end of the world as witnessed by Adrian Ring.

©2015 Chris Philbrook (P)2020 Chris Philbrook

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Adrian's Undead Diary set the bar for me!

I love the Walking Dead. When the season I was watching several years ago ended I wanted more. I searched Audible for books that I felt embodied the mood of the early walking dead seasons. I kept skipping over AUD, because I didn't think I would enjoy a book that was written like a diary. I didn't understand how listening to someone's journal being read could hold my attention.

I listened to a sample of the first book and immediately loved the narrator, James Anderson Foster. It was a great fit. I figured I'd give it a try and could return the book if I didn't like it. I finished the first book in record time and anxiously waited for the second book in the series.... and so on... and so on..... I had a "no Audible books in the house rule" (only listened in the gym and driving). I broke my own rule. I couldn't stop listening.

It blew my mind. I had pretty low expectations, especially for an author (at that time) I had never heard of and this being my first "zombie" book. No way I was returning the book. Chris Philbrook has become one of my top 3 favorite authors and I have listened to well over 600 books on audible alone. So that's pretty high praise. I have since listened to (off the top of my head) about 20 or more books that Chris Philbrook has written.

Many zombie books (I really don't like categorizing them like that, but I'm at a loss) I've read all are heavy on artillery and blood and low on character and entertainment. Omnibus isn't one of them. It has everything. Oh... it has guns.... but it also has a really strong main character. Fantastic supporting characters. And a plot I didn't see coming and after listening to as many books as I have, I can usually figure out the ending halfway through. Not with this series.

And although I'm not sure how to correctly word this... as I am not a writer myself so please bear with me.... but whether you are a guy or a girl, there is something for both in these books. The main character, Adrian, is hardcore. However, that's not his only facet. There is a lot more to the guy than killing zombies. For the guys there are guns and weaponry and I suspect you'll thoroughly love it. For the girls, there is this bada$$ guy that that makes his cat, Otis, (how can you not love that name?) his priority. He's a softie at heart, but you're hard pressed to see it without really getting to know the character and probably not until several books in. And to really know the character you need to get Omnibus.

Now you can get the first 4 books for ONE credit when you buy Omnibus. Do it! It's such a steal . Save yourself 4 credits by buying this ONE book and not the 4 titles individually. It's totally worth it. I don't often write reviews (I should do better), but for this one I had to. It's probably my #1 favorite series of all time!

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Adrian's Undead Diary (AUD) - THE BEST!!!!!

Adrian's Undead Diary Omnibus: Volume 1 contains the first 4 books in the saga. Outstanding / Engaging take on the Zombie Apocalypse. I have read & re-read this Saga so many times.... Never gets old and I am always catching something new I missed. Very enjoyable to listen to as a new way to experience the saga. Narrator draws you in so be careful listening and driving so you do not get distracted. This is such an original take on the Zombie Apocalypse - You will not be disappointed!!

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Favorite Series

This has to be one of my life-long favorite series. I read the books a couple of years back and have been looking forward to the audio series for a long time. Well worth my time. Chris Philbrook is an awesome story teller and James Foster is the perfect voice for Adrian. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Be forewarned, mature language and themes, but not too extreme.

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wow!!!!

i loved it!!!! i dont like long storys but i did love this one
the narriator is awesome too just all around perfect!!!

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A few hours in and loving it.

I don't normally like first person narration but decided to try this book. I am glad I did. It got me interested right from the start. The narration is perfect for the story. I am taking a long road trip in a few days and look forward to many hours of listening. This book is worth your credit.

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WOW

Awesome story and great listen, cant wait for more . Highly recommended to everyone i know .

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Phenominal

Now I am hooked. What more should I say? Now I have to listen to the rest.

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Stunning

Absolutely stunning book. So much detail and fun humor along with a great story. Excited for the next book.

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Good listen!

Well done, performance and plot line s were good, and well thought out and executed.

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Great Listen

I loved it. Now I'm hooked and have to buy the shorter squeals for more $$. Well played Mr. Philbrook.

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One of the best zombie books ever.

well written and the best narrator. An amazing dairy of Adrian surviving a zombie apocalypse with his cat Otis.

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