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It has been months...Steve has seen the worst in himself...and others. Now, it seems that zombies aren't the only threat to the lives of his companions. Will he lose those he loves to the walking dead...or a murderer? Kevin is the last geek standing, and a reunion with an old acquaintance puts him back in charge of a group of survivors. Will he fail in the one thing he thought he was prepared for? Or will he find his redemption?

Juan struggles with Mackenzie's past...a scientist tries to create Eden with an unlikely Eve...and a young girl struggles to keep her sanity at the hands of a monster far worse than the ones gathered outside the walls of her family estate.

©2012 TW Brown (P)2014 TW Brown

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Once again, a good continuation of the story

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think I like Kevin the best, although Steve is a close second.

What does Andrew McFerrin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He's a great narrator. He changes the voices just enough so that you can tell who's who. There's nothing bad I can say about him.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, of course. I wanted to hurry and get to the next book!

Any additional comments?

The books just keep getting better and better.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Addictive

Who was your favorite character and why?

Steve's loving and protective relationship with the orphan Thalia was touching.

Any additional comments?

T.W.Brown has created a vivid post apocalyptic world decimated by Zombies.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable read

I've enjoyed the series and just bought the next 3. I like the narrator which is important, the book can be fantastic but ruined if the narrator is not good.

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cant put it down

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes this is a must listen for the zombie fan just start with book 1. you wont be disappointed

What was one of the most memorable moments of DEAD: Fortunes & Failures?

no spoilers here

What does Andrew McFerrin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Andrew McFerrin dose a awesome job with the different characters

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laugh and almost cried

Any additional comments?

cant get enough TW Brown take a look at his other work. you wont be disappointed

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Tight, tight like a tiger.

Yet again we are pulled onto a world fill with twist and turns as we learn the paths each characters we were introduce d in the last book as well as meeting of some new ones.

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  • TU
  • 11-30-17

Yet another solid entry into this series

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is another great continuation of the zombie apocalypse story. The narrator continues to be FANTASTIC! The series continues to follow the groups from book 2 and still pulls no punches. Definitely a series I will continue.

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train keeps going

this is where I decided I had to have all these books no matter what.

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  • Caroline
  • WINSLOW, AR, United States
  • 04-26-15

Zombies vs. Humanity at its' worst and best

Would you consider the audio edition of DEAD: Fortunes & Failures to be better than the print version?

I like both the print and audio book versions of this book. Both of them are great.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book is several stories on a series of rotating chapters. One of the main characters in one of the stories is Kevin. He is one of the absolutely perfect persons to have with you in a zombie apocalypse. He is strong, resourceful, very smart, and very logical. Without him lots of people probably would have died early in the story. He is a bit of a geek, and that is a good thing. Absolutely one of my favorite characters in this book.

Which scene was your favorite?

I got a kick out of when Steve woke up from after being out of it for a few weeks. He is everyone in this point when we all feel hurt or weak and sulk about it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You might want to listen to this book all in one setting, but don't. It's best savored. You cannot really get the whole feel of the story if you listen to it all in one go. Take your time, let the story seep in bit by bit and scare the hell outta you.

Any additional comments?

This story starts from a prior stopping point of this series. It starts strong and goes straight to an odd queasy icky factor that helps bring the story alive. After that it slows down for a bit before it picks back up with a vengeance. The characters are so well written that you get emotionally invested in their lives, and in some cases, their deaths.

I really like the Narrator Andrew McFerrin’s voice. His accents and voices for the characters help draw the listener into the heart of the story. I greatly enjoyed how he helped bring them to life. This book is part of the Dead series by TW Brown. It is thirteen hours and thirty-four minutes long. Warning – Not for those who scare easily. This book is full of zombies, blood, guts, gore, awesome scenes, some horrible people, and a helluva lot of crazy cool stories.

I was left feeling very happy we are not living in an apocalyptic dying world. Dodging the dangers of a zombie scratch and bite would be horrible enough, but dealing with the worst of humanity would suck the most. This book rocks. It keeps you hooked from start till end. Definitely worth getting more of this series.

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Really entertaining!

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character has been Kevin, but Steve is a close second. Aleah, Heather, Teresa, and Dr Zahn are great female characters who show a strong side, to some of the women who are weaker in the books (which would be natural in a catastrophe. Some strong, some not) The two were just average every day guys before the zombpocalypse started but each finds something to step up for and be more than who they were before. I've really enjoyed their development.

Any additional comments?

I'll be honest, if you've made it to book 3, you already know that you're enjoying these books and the stories that are being woven in this world created in horror. The stories get better and better because with each one, the stakes are high, emotions feel real, and you grow to care about a good deal of the characters. Especially the main story lines. This is a great series for a zombie enthusiast.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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It starts strong and goes straight to an odd ...

First thoughts about the cover of Dead: Fortunes & Failures? Zombie dog and a little zombie girl… K. Fighting the urge to back away slowly. Little zombie kiddies are creepy as hell. Either that zombie girl is curled around the zombie dog, or she’s part of the dog. Either way, that’s creepy as hell. My zombie curiosity is peeked, must delve into this story.

This book is several stories on a series of rotating chapters. One of the main characters in one of the stories is Kevin. He is one of the absolutely perfect persons to have with you in a zombie apocalypse. He is strong, resourceful, very smart, and very logical. Without him lots of people probably would have died early in the story. He is a bit of a geek, and that is a good thing. Absolutely one of my favorite characters in this book.

The character I’m rooting for the zombies to get fast is Garrett. He is a vile, cruel, and evil person. If there is anyone that zombies need to off in a horrible fashion, it would be him. He show the lows that some of humanity would sink to without law and order. It’s scary to think about people like him existing, but they do. They wear their masks well. I fear for if something happens and people like him are able to take their mask of humanity off to show their true monstrous natures within.

This story starts from a prior stopping point of this series. It starts strong and goes straight to an odd queasy icky factor that helps bring the story alive. After that it slows down for a bit before it picks back up with a vengeance. The characters are so well written that you get emotionally invested in their lives, and in some cases, their deaths.

I really like the Narrator Andrew McFerrin’s voice. His accents and voices for the characters help draw the listener into the heart of the story. I greatly enjoyed how he helped bring them to life. This book is part of the Dead series by TW Brown. It is thirteen hours and thirty-four minutes long. Warning – Not for those who scare easily. This book is full of zombies, blood, guts, gore, awesome scenes, some horrible people, and a helluva lot of crazy cool stories.

I was left feeling very happy we are not living in an apocalyptic dying world. Dodging the dangers of a zombie scratch and bite would be horrible enough, but dealing with the worst of humanity would suck the most. This book rocks. It keeps you hooked from start till end. Definitely worth getting more of this series.

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  • Trevor
  • 06-28-14

Brilliant Book Light and very Dark

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes love Zombie books and this it engrossing

What was one of the most memorable moments of DEAD: Fortunes & Failures?

One horrible character, vile horrible man. His pet gave him what for!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes they are so addictive

Any additional comments?

A really good book, no character is safe and for its length it keeps you wanting more all the time! Some very dark characters with one so vile i just wanted him to die die die but readers do not always get what they want.... You won't want to stop listening.

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  • Luke
  • 06-17-15

Filler book, but fun and easy

A good set of stories, feels a bit like a filler book with no major events but with constant entertainment from each branch of the story. As with previous books in series, sometimes full on the rape/abuse/violence themes.

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  • MsRanPan
  • 01-30-18

Really enjoyed this book series

I thought this series was really well written, it took on a number of different perspectives and followed a number of groups, which I really liked however after much feedback TW cut down on this which I thought was disappointing, he also re-wrote the first few books following just one group each, these are 'Dead perspectives', 'Dead Vignettes' and 'Dead Geeks' I believe, so if you find lots of groups difficult to keep up with you might prefer these. He decided to keep it to 12 books which is a shame as it felt like there was a lot more these storylines could have given us. TW doesn’t shy away from the horror of what could happen and there is a lot of differences between the groups (which is why I'm unsure what others found so difficult about it, if they were all very similar it would have been confusing and boring but they are very very varied which I loved) but he doesn’t go too far into realms you don’t want to wander into (like the Zombie Fallout series by Tufo). I liked that it followed zombies on occasion too as well as groups of survivors and he wasn't afraid to kill people off when their time was done.

I like the spinoffs too, the 'Dead snapshots' are great, I like the attention to detail (the English one was pretty much on point re: lingo and culture) and I'm enjoying the new Dead series.