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Publisher's Summary

The infection has begun, ravaging the American Southwest and leaving chaos in its wake. In this new world, there will be no last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive another day...

This bundle contains the first four books in the Contamination post-apocalyptic zombie series:

  • Contamination Zero
  • Contamination 1: The Onset
  • Contamination 2: Crossroads
  • Contamination 3: Wasteland

©2012 - 2013 T.W. Piperbrook (P)2014 T.W. Piperbrook

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GREAT READ! Worth the time.

I was a little apprehensive after reading the initial reviews. However, the story was captivating and I didn't stop until I'd finished it. The narrator's southern drawl actually made the setting more believable.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good stuff.

It is always a difficult prospect when you read the works of your peers. You "know" them and they "know" you through various circles and crossed paths. So, when I picked up T.W. Piperbrook's Contamination Box Set, I did so knowing that I might have to hurt some feelings. Thankfully, that is not the case.

I found this series to be entertaining. Perfect? No. But very little is in the world of zombie fiction. What works for one may not do so for another. My rule is that I have to be honest, despite what might result because of it. (The Indie scene can be a nasty place for those not in the know.)

Here is what REALLY worked for me. For one, this was not standard zombie fare. This had a story as to why, and it was definite and (mostly) plausible. It has some elements of a conspiracy theorist's wet dream. Evil government plot, delusions of grandeur. All that good stuff to make you mistrust the government. The story did not rely heavily on gore, but rather on real(-ish) people who, for the most part (more on that in a sec) act normal and have real feelings and emotions. They were not all "Hey, it's the apocalypse, so we can just switch over to where killing people even if they are bad is an okay thing."

On the down side, the "evil" government types were a mix of ruthless killers with a plan and the Keystone Kops. They fell victim to being a bit cliche and reminded me a little too much of "Rhodes" from the Romero "Day of the Dead". I would have been more impressed if the bad guys won in this one. It reminded me of when I saw "Predator" in the theaters. If Arnold would have died in the end instead of surviving the atomic blast, it would have been an all-time classic instead of just another 80s action flick.

Overall, this story has some great elements and is worth the time to pick up and sink into for a while. The narration sometimes gets a bit much when Mr. Duran is trying to "shout" or sound excited. However, when he is simply telling the story, his voice is velvety smooth.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Good Read/Listen!

A more accurate tale of how a zombie-like virus could hit and affect the US.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Huge new fan!!!

I haven't found such a enjoyable post apocalyptic/zombie series since Cameo Renae after light saga. And both are far better than the Stand. Plowing thru each audio book with pleasure & trepidation

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Excellent and gripping.

This is one on my favorite series as the author tracks you through the last days of the south western America. This isn't your typical zombie apocalypse and the characters add depth to the story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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cool little story about some good people

A cool little story about some good as well as bad people, worth your time to get started

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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One of a kind!!

Would you listen to Contamination Boxed Set again? Why?

Yes, it was a good book and since I listen to audiobooks at work and I'm sure there are parts where I missed something.

Any additional comments?

The narrator did an amazing job with the story. I really liked how this was an original story and I wouldn't have imagined the way the infected become sick. I've already recommended it to friends and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Glad I took the recommendations of other reviews

I was pretty skeptical about this book from the synopsis... but I am really glad I bought it. It was a great story... a different twist on PA fiction. Well worth the time to listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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if you like zombies

this book is for you. full of gore and combat. it was not for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Average of 4 Platypires

So, this audible spans books 0 to 3. I love Post-Apocalyptic, and this was a fun little twist on it. I don't want to give anything away, but I'll say it's zombie-like. The narrator's voice is very pleasant, and that's always a plus. The story is put together very well, and the flow is great. There were just some parts of some of the books that didn't grab me; I just lost interest for a while. This may have been all me, rather than the tale, I'm not sure. With a story this long, it's going to have to have some slow areas, right? Still, I suggest it for fans of post apoc and zombies alike.

Bob says: Some were a 3, some a 4, and one a 5. I'll average it all out to a 4 Platypire rating ^_^

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  • Stefan
  • 03-14-15

OK if you allow for liberties

If you like the end of the world genre this is an ok fix. But you must allow for certain liberties from the author. No cars has radios that can play anything by music, and generally government and media is totally absent, and cities decay decades in days, for instance. So do not overthink, and it is enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-05-17

Fantastic.

I was on the edge of my seat. I actually felt like I was there with the characters.

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  • jo-dee sutton
  • 06-04-17

contamination box set

I struggled to get into this series and by book 2 I was going to abandon it but glad I didn't as it got better and better, by the middle of book 3 I purchased book four.

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  • Maria2702
  • 09-26-16

Not Edward W Robertson!

Don't recommend this, the writing and characters are stereotypical and one dimensional. It's bland. There are much better examples of this genre out there.
Re the narration, it's competent but the recording quality is bad at times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-16

Enjoyable zombie romp

Would be enjoyed by walking dead fans or any zombie movie fans. Narrator easy to listen to. Characters interesting. Nice long book so value for money too.

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  • eddie
  • 03-02-15

Great listen

Glad I bought this one, enjoyed the story, narration was very good.

Going to get the next books in the series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kawie1
  • 10-22-14

Contamination

Interesting take on the whole zombie thing with a man made virus being released turning most of the population in the infected areas in to fast, vicious, somewhat intelligent undead.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-23-17

meh

struggled to finish. couldn't really get into it. i tried and completed so I guess that's over and done now.