• Dead America: The First Week Box Set Books 1-7

  • Dead America Box Sets, Book 2
  • By: Derek Slaton
  • Narrated by: P. J. Morgan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All seven books in the Dead America: The First Week series in one box set!

It’s Day Zero and the Texas zombie virus is quickly spreading throughout the nation. As the infected become fast moving flesh eaters, survivors across the country band together to battle against the onslaught of the undead.

In The First Week series, several different groups from coast to coast face off against the growing horde. From the military in the Carolinas and Kansas, to cowboys in North Dakota, to the police in El Paso, and several points in between. 

The books in the series are:

  1. Carolina Front Book 1
  2. Carolina Front Book 2
  3. Carolina Front Book 3
  4. Operation Bismarck
  5. The El Paso Invasion
  6. Heartland
  7. Portland (Also includes the epilogue State of the Union)
©2019 Derek Slaton (P)2020 Derek Slaton

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Skip this one

Bad writing. Boring. Repetitive use of phrases. Could not hold my attention at all.

Worse narration. No. Just no. This is quite literally a woman reading a book and not “performed by”. So many mispronunciations and all monotone.

Cannot finish. I have it until halfway through “book 2” and was still insanely bored. The listener should not be bored when the characters are running for their lives.

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The Narrator sounded like my mom

It seemed like a good story, couldn't get past the narrator. It seemed like my mom reading me a bedtime story. There was too much effort to make her voice seem intense. Couldn't get passed it. A better narrator could have made this story.

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Lame story

Narration was awful and the story line was unbelievable. Author didn’t appear to have much knowledge of the reality of military operations.

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IT'S PRONOUNCED ROOF, NOT ROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG this one was BAD. I usually DON'T write a review on here, but there are SO many things wrong with this book!!! As you can see by the headline, this narrator does NOT know how to pronounce the word ROOF, and it wouldn't be too bad if she didn't say it at least 50 times!!!!! It's so blaringly "in your face', that you can't help but notice. Each time she said it, my ears bled a bit more!!!!! It's like she's trying to say "ruff" (like a dog), it's Crazy!!!!

Also, I'm a veteran. As such, the military inaccuracies are enough to make you want to bash your head against the wall.

1) Immediately promoting SGT's to CPT! So, Ya'll just bypassed the ENTIRE Chain of Command????
2) Saying that a SSG was the CO of the company?
3) Calling Enlisted by their 1st name, while still upholding rank for other personnel? Very inconsistent. Where they do THAT AT??
4) Narrator pronounced Camp Lejeune, as Camp "Le-Jarn!"
5) Referring to a Corporal as Captain!!!

I could go on, but I stopped reading at the beginning of book 3. I TRIED to like it, I truly did. But this one fell flat!

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Great zompoc series!

Don’t listen to the bad reviews! I’ve listened to hundreds of zombie novels and this series is in my top ten. Arisen, Mountain Man, The Undead, AUD, The Remaining, Zombie Road etc are among my favorites. If you can get past a few things, repetitive phrases etc you will thoroughly enjoy all the books in this series. I suggest you start at the beginning with Texas and go from there. All of Derek Slatons work is connected.

Great series keep up the great work!

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Boring!, Boring!, BORING!!

The story was very BORING!!!!!and redundant. Absolutely no action whatsoever! This series should be interesting World Book of Records, for the most BORING book EVER!!!

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I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on this one

The stories were not terrible, but not great. There was so much potential, but much of it fell very short of its potential. A lot of it was pretty cheesy at times - no one makes bad jokes while fighting for their life, or watching someone else die. I liked some of the characters and could imagine them as real people, but others were so unrealistic they were ridiculous. The author uses some filthy language that takes away from the story because it was overkill. The narrator was awful, really awful. She was not the right pick for this series for sure. Monotone and her attempt at accents was not good. She became more monotone as the series went on too. The monotone was not nearly as bad as the bad accents though. The author overused the word "brethren" and the narrator mispronounced the word every time. There is no "breath" in "brethren".

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Good

I usually don’t like stories that jump between different sites/people, yet this series does it quite well. Characters are all interesting. There is action, but you kinda know its always gonna go to the good guys, if not right away, eventually.

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good

I liked most of the stories. not bad. Definitely good to listen to while working. I've already bought a couple more of these.

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Super Not Good

This is the screenplay for either a terrible B movie, some low budget syfi channel series, or something much more awful-er if that’s possible. I didn’t even make it an hour in. I tapped out when the newly promoted Master Sergeant to Captain….. encountered the first zombie. I’m retired Air Force so I was technically in the military and even I could tell the author does’t know jack about how things actually work outside of bad TV dramas. The narrator isn’t amazing either but not even R.C. Bray or John Lee could have saved this story.