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Alpha Team Battles Its Greatest Nemesis

With Juice in heavy contact on the do-or-die shore mission, Ali in a blistering sniper duel over the South Atlantic, and Homer all alone and massively outnumbered deep beneath the keel of the JFK, the Alpha operators are in the fight of their lives - against tactically outstanding, pain-invulnerable, and utterly merciless Spetsnaz commandos and with no guarantees about who will be left standing at the end....

The JFK Clings to Survival

Perilously low on ammo, fuel, planes, pilots, and options, and seemingly outmaneuvered at every turn, the beleaguered John F. Kennedy engages in a lethal game of cat and mouse with the gigantic and weapons-bristling Russian battlecruiser - with not just their lives on the line but the lives of everyone on the planet....

One Troop Fights Furiously to Hold the Center

As London comes under unrelenting siege, Jameson and the Royal Marines face down a lightning-fast and terrifyingly uncontrolled outbreak in CentCom's Strategic Command Center - the beating heart of humanity's last defenses against the dead - and with no one but them standing in the way of total collapse and utter devastation....

©2014 Michael Stephen Fuchs and Glynn James (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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shame on you for milking a great story

7 & 8 should have been one story way to punish your loyal readers. Not cool

36 of 36 people found this review helpful

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Probably won't start another Fuchs james series

Great story, but author seems to be more into quantity of books than quality. the first few books could stand on their own. but the last 5 should have been condensed into two.. don't get me wrong I really enjoy the story but lately after every book I kinda feel cheated. Being committed to the story, I will put up with the that feeling. but I will not be investing in anymore of Fuchs or James new series. It's sad because they write a good yarn.

27 of 28 people found this review helpful

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Probably time to focus on quality not quantity.

I genuinely loved the first six books. I've felt the latter ones, this included, are sticking too much to a single event and just dragging it on and on. We're starting to pass immersion and move to gratuitous. I believe that book 7/8 probably should have been one single book. I'm afraid for the series in that quantity , although the books seem to be getting shorter and shorter , is now in demand of a publisher and is causing quality to suffer.

I'll stick with the series for the two more books but if there are any more to complete the entire tale they're going to have to recover some mojo of the earlier books in the series.

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alright now...

I'm all for making an easy buck but come on guys was two books for 7 and 8 necessary? you're better than that.

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awsome, story more!!!

this is killing me please get the next one done soon, can't wait for the mog!!!

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TOO MUCH DETAIL

the author spent to much time trying to paint specific details through out every second of the story. with so many stories going on at once you find yourself confused and trying to catch up. every gun, scope, ordinance, plane and ship do not need to be explained! sheesh TOO MUCH TIME EXPLAINING THE DETAILS OF THE SITUATION INSTEAD OF TELLING THE STORY. Like the author will go into detail on the same situation in three different ways jump to another story then come back and explain another story.

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 05-01-17

One of the best of the series.

Exciting and complex volume eight of the Arisen series. So much going on; loads of action and what one would rightfully call a thrilling page-turner. Combat action on the sea, under the sea, and in the air. The aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy desperately evades the Russian battle cruiser. Homer fights for his life beneath the waves against a team of Russian Marine Commandos bent on overtaking or destroying the JFK. Ali battles in a deadly sniper duel from helicopters! of all things. Our boy Juice commands a team on a dangerous shore mission to acquire supplies and ammunition for the JFK. So much more; you won't put the book down until the end. One of the best of the series.

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Great story and performance

Great story and performance as expected BUT book 7 and 8 should've been one installment.

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love this series

love this series. the narrator takes you right into the story.i find myself looking over my shoulder when listening to. awesome awesome story

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  • Joseph
  • Beaverton, OR, United States
  • 03-27-16

Great series

Another great installment of the Arisen series. I really love th characters and their struggles to overcome almost every obstacle in their way. The only problem I have is that I want more right now. I also wish the book was a bit longer. Keep them coming boys.

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  • Simon
  • 02-10-16

As Good as Anything Before It In This Series

At the end of the previous book (Death of Empires) I was quite worried that this series was starting to meander and lose its way. Too much character introspection, seemingly pointless flashbacks and scarcely any progression of the story. It seemed a shame as I’ve long regarded this series as something of a guilty pleasure. It had non-stop action, tough, detailed characters and an interesting take on the zombie genre but the slow, seemingly disjointed pace of that previous book put considerable doubts in my mind.

So, would Death of Empires mark the death of a fine series? Hell no! This is as good as anything that has gone before it. The action concentrates a bit more on human opponents in the shape of Russian special forces but don’t worry the Dead have their say too. It continues at breakneck speed in the air, under the water and on land. It spans continents and oceans. This book really is a breathtaking achievement and I doubt many will need me to tell them that the narration by R.C. Bray is a masterclass of urgent, post-apocalyptic story-telling. Does anyone do this much better?

A final tempting thought at the time of writing is that once again the production ends with a teaser of the next book in the series. Does this mean we won’t have to wait too long for the next one? I for one can’t wait.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Will Pollard
  • 03-17-18

Awesome, action packed stuff

The previous book was the weakest in the series, but I'm pleased to say that this one is a real return to form, with the pace hardly letting up from start to finish.

It's a book that doesn't give you a chance to get bored, with the story darting all over the place, with something always going on.

The action, of which there is a lot, is, as always, very well written and something I never get tired of.

Finally, it should go without saying at this point, that the narration by RC Bray is real top drawer stuff; his English accents have even picked up a smidge.

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  • LLMarketing
  • 02-18-18

It just gets better and better

I can’t fault any the plot is great and well written. RCBrays performance is thrilling to hear, it’s almost like you are there in the thick of it. What next?

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  • A Soldado
  • 06-13-17

another cracker

another cracking book from the Arisen series. if you like military apocalyptic books, this series is defenatly for you

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  • katie cunningham
  • 01-19-17

Just wow

Pure and utter brilliance !
This series just can't stop getting more suspenseful, nerve shredding, and brilliantly funny in places .
Oh and I love Gunny Fik

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  • kanundra
  • 11-13-16

It's back!

This defo picks up the pace once more, nothing that the operators go through here is easy. And it's action packed once again.

From the JFK fighting for its life against the Russian cruiser, to which the injured command lets the ship down in the biggest way, once again not believing what he's told about the Russian's and their own operators, thank goodness for Homer, what a guy. And some just totally on the edge scenes.

I really, also enjoyed the UK scenes in here, I think and believe this is exactly how London might fall in the ZA. It's just so almost true you really can believe it, and of course, One Troop really do fight tooth and nail, almost as much as the operators.

Excellent listen and sped through these like a demon. :) (where is the next books 11 and 12) haha

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  • Spaniard
  • 09-27-16

Wow what a epic story gets better and better

Bringing in the Russians was a very good mix in the ZA series. This could be the best one yet in this ZA series !! I don't want the series to end. The drama, twits and cliff hangers get better and better! Wow a must read for any Zombie fan!

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  • TomzMullen
  • 09-24-16

Non stop excitement

I was simply glued to R. C. Bray. A brilliant narrator telling a brilliant story. Thank you so much.

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  • Mr. S. Baines
  • 09-19-16

brilliant

Absolutely brilliant series, with R. C Bray brining to whole story to life.
I have listened to every book so far and found I am completely engrossed with every step the story takes.

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  • R S BURFORD
  • 08-26-16

Greatest Zombie series yet

What did you like most about Empire of the Dead?

This anthology never loses pace it is a fantastic zombie series. Full of bad ass characters and plenty of geeky references.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Empire of the Dead?

Underwater battles with the Spetznaz. Wow!

What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrator is great, every character sounds unique and his voice is easy to listen to.

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

Shock and awe.

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  • Todd
  • 02-10-16

Another great installment

listened start to finish in one shift at work (sorry boss)
i just wish each book were slightly longer.

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  • Bart
  • 10-12-17

just fantastic

love this series, RC Bray your a legend. Fast paced and entertaining, cant wait to get the next book.

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  • Alex
  • 04-06-16

Great but heavy

Loved the story but sometimes the story gets so depressing where everything and more goes wrong and you want to yell out in frustration. The pace of the story would have been better if it was increased in those times I think.