Black Virus

Black Rust, Book 1
Narrated by: Tristan Morris
Series: Black Rust, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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Virus. Chaos. Survival. Alienated in a world where he doesn't fit in, Christian Black survives because he's different. Then the virus came, and made the world turn different, too. Now people are dying by the million. Food supplies are short. Riots are blazing through the streets, and Christian's only goal is to keep his family alive. But safety lies far from the city, and just getting out will be tougher than anyone knows.

©2016 Bobby L. Adair (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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DEGENERATES

I am not sure how this guy makes a living? This was my third and last try at his writing. He is not awful, he just is not interesting. He takes the most exciting topics and turns them into Meh. The not Zombies don't even eat people, why would you take away the most horrifying thing about zombies? Well, they didn't through the first two hours, I called it quits after that.

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Good Start to a series

I enjoy other books by Bobby Adair. His Slow Burn series really kept me hooked. I can see this one doing the same. The audible rendition most times were good however there were a few where the narrative lacked and seemed a bit monotone. I would still recommend and will listen to it in the future.

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Wow, interesting viral horror...

Our hero, Christian, is a troubled - perhaps sociopathic - youth who must navigate a viral apocalypse. The author does a good job, but this book is short and leaves you wanting to know the characters better... unfortunately they die. The ending is deeply emotional and a bit disturbing, but powerful. The narrator does a good job, and gets better as the book goes on. I'm looking forward to hearing a sequel... and hoping for a prequel.

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I wish it had been longer!

This book was very well written. It captured my attention and kept it the end. I really wish it had gone on much longer. I'll definitely be looking for the next book in this series.

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A new twist to the standard zombie story

This is the first book in the Black Rust series. While shorter than the average book, the author still managed to deliver a great opening to the series.

The difference between those people who die from the virus strain vs. those become "degenerates" and function at different levels is a nice new twist on the standard infection story line.

I have to say that I really like the main character Christian Black, even though he has quite a dark personality. I'm looking forward to jumping into book two without delay.

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A good read.

A good read, could have developed a little more. I wanted to know if they traveled on.

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  • 05-09-20

Boring and with an unsympathetic protagonist

This was an boring story with an unsympathetic protagonist. The narration was ok, I guess, but the book was still terrible. I returned it.

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Basic Adair Mediocrity

Adair and some of his co-authors are basically average writers. I have yet to read one of their books that is interesting. The characters and the plots are just not well developed or unique. The narrator is good, but a good narrator can’t save the material.

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Gripping

This is a story that will get a hold of a listener and doesn't let go.. The characters are compelling and believable.

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A prequel(?) and super interesting!

Black Virus
Black Rust, Book 1
By: Bobby Adair
Narrated by: Tristan Morris
This is a short book that drags on into this horrible world and as much as I wanted to stop I just couldn't! I wanted to know what was going to happen! I don't normally like dystopian novels but this was very interesting and different. It didn't have slobbering zombies.
The narration was very complementary to the story!

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  • 12-22-17

Short

I liked the pace, and content of the book, the storyline is just one of many in this genre, the only reason it hasn't got full marks is, it was too far short