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Publisher's Summary

One drug saved the world. Now, the same drug threatens to destroy it.

Ian Keys's rocket career took him to the top of pharma giant Hemisphere - creator of Necrophage, the drug that paused the outbreak and allowed the infected to live among us as normal. Ian's new position gives him access to secrets. To information the company doesn't want others to know. And now, an anonymous insider has begun feeding him ominous hints. Ian can't say what's wrong at Hemisphere, exactly - only that something is. And that the "cure" the company gave the world might not have been a cure at all. Now men are watching Ian's house. They're following his wife wherever she goes. When he's called to CEO Archibald Burgess's office, he's taken by armed guards - then plied with vague threats. What would happen if Necrophage failed? Burgess asks. What would become of our society if the disease were allowed to progress again ...and all of our well-behaved patients slowly turned feral? There's only one person Ian can take his case to: reporter Alice Frank, who's been trying to blow the whistle on Hemisphere for years. But is there enough time to save what's left of the world...or has the inevitable slide back into chaos already begun?

In this gripping biological technothriller, best-selling authors Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt blend real-world genetic engineering and high-stakes corporate espionage to deliver a heart-pumping race against the clock to save humanity.

Includes a special bonus note read by one of the authors.

©2016 Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Loved it

A zombie book that isn't a recycled story. How refreshing. Neither is is a mindless slasher piece. Interesting, tense and even funny at times. Can't wait till the next one hits audible.

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Kept me captivated

Normally, I will start a book to listen on my commute to work and anytime I am in the car. This one however I listened to after I got home. Was somewhat predictable on who created the virus, but the science and story to get there was great.

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Excellent Narration, Good Thriller

What made the experience of listening to Dead City, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

Scott Brick does an excellent job narrating this story and brings the characters to life.

What did you like best about this story?

The world was an interesting premise where there was a zombie outbreak but it had been halted in its tracks.

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The only other story I've heard Scott Brick narrate was a companion story to this one, so it was performed in the exact same style.

Any additional comments?

The story was a little predictable but did a good job of moving forward at a quick pace and is an easy listen at just over 12 hours long.

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Very Tedious!

When selecting Audible books, one of the first places I look is for anything Scott Brick has performed. So, when I saw a Zombie/Walking Dead offering done by Scott, I said, "How bad can it be?". Well, I thought this one was pretty bad. I almost stopped listening around the half-way point, but I had hope it would improve. Ummm.... NOPE!!
I guess I will have to be a bit more careful about selecting Audible purchases just because they are performed by Scott. Had anyone else performed this read, I certainly would have stopped a lot sooner. Maybe I am just "Zombied Out", but I would suggest waiting for a few more reviews before purchasing this book. I can't even imagine that this is book 1 of a series! Good gosh, what more can they say?

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Great premise AWFUL execution

Could have been the next WWZ... Great idea for a series. Unfortunately the writing is bad, the characters are people you don't care about or cant stand. This very interesting world is set up and nothing is described about how it came to be or how people are dealing with it. The focus is on the insecurity of the characters and their inner dialogues with themselves. This was a huge missed opportunity. If its just the first book in the series, well it isn't much of a setup. Its also insanely predictable. Don't waste your time. Can't believe Scott Brick would stoop this low.

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Amazing!

Once I started I couldn't stop. I listen on my commute to work and just as the story was finishing I arrived home. I sat in my car for ten minutes just to hear how it ended.

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New Style

As always Scott Brick did a superb job in this new style of zombies.

can't wait for the next one!

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NOT worth it!

This was not worth the time or attention. Struggled to get through it
Big disappointment!

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Don't call it a ZOMBIE NOVEL!!

What made the experience of listening to Dead City, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

Scott Brick and the storytelling.

What did you like best about this story?

It's not like anything else out there that I've read in this genre. You could be completely bored by zombie stories at this point and this book would still rock your socks off. Johnny B. Truant's science background has played a real part in constructing a believable storyline that successfully relays the viral mechanics without inundating the reader...it flows into the story. Just a stellar job.

Which scene was your favorite?

The mall scene, man. The MALL SCENE.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Love the scene near the end when Danny is outside the trailer. The description of the eyes. I couldn't possibly say any more about it. Trust me.

Any additional comments?

This is Truant and Platt's best to date. Having Scott Brick narrate it really sent it over the top. Stellar performance and a storyline that drags you forward, even though it's bed time. Amazeballs.

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Zombies and much more

Good listen. I will be waiting for number 2. Mystery political and Scott Brick is a winning combo.

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  • 07-05-17

Fantastic concepts

What did you like most about Dead City, Book 1?

The science and concepts of this book are great. The science dumps about Necrophage are so easy to listen to. It's not just another zombie story but a great character driven ride.

What did you like best about this story?

Bobby Baltimore - could have his own book ;)

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Geordash talking to Danny after she's killed him.

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

It made me cringe in places but that's what made me turn the pages - a great fast read/listen.

Any additional comments?

These guys are great and their writing is awesome.