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Dead of Night Audiobook

Dead of Night: A Zombie Novel

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Publisher's Summary

A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he can be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang… but a bite.

©2011 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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    B. Burk 06-02-16
    B. Burk 06-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Ok, but not Maberry's best"

    The story was ok. The narrator was not a good addition in my opinion. I am used to Ray Porter's style performance. Not Maberry's best work. The only reason I will listen to more of this series is that it intersects with shoe Ledger in book 3.

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    Amazon Customer 05-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Des is no Joe Ledger"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Jonathan Maberry again?

    I picked this booked because I am finished with the Joe Ledger series which I love and with the upcoming crossover novella wanted to see what the other characters were about, but i found this book to be extremely boring, I could not even finish


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    Cheryl Randle 05-17-16
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    "Narration almost made me stop listening. Awful!"
    What disappointed you about Dead of Night?

    The narration was terrible! I like Jonathan Maberry, but please get someone else, next time.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Dufris?

    Bronson Pinchot, Paul Hoffman?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story was entertaining


    Any additional comments?

    I just didn't like the narrator.

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    Gobbits Colville, WA, US 04-26-16
    Gobbits Colville, WA, US 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Scratches the zombie itch, melodramatic"

    The Good:
    The bad guy is plenty creepy.
    It has zombies.
    The dynamic of the reporter and the video guy is enjoyable.
    The protagonist's cop buddy is a wonderful human being.

    The Bad:
    Very melodramatic and self-important for a cheese-ball zombie novel.
    Tiny spoiler: In particular it's got some super irritating parts told from the perspective of a zombie that almost made me put the book down.
    It "scientifically" explains the zombies with science so cartoonishly inaccurate that Mary Baker Eddy the founder and discoverer of Christian Science would be proud.
    The protagonist is a faux-feminist, dude in a woman's body character, and she has unrealistic abandonment issues.

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    Phillip 04-22-16
    Phillip 04-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Don't listen to the would be zombie novelist who commented"

    Don't listen to the angry would be writers comment. It almost convinced me not to buy this book by misleading me on the idea that this is another "smart zombie" book it's not. It's a terrify story of a mad carrier and people trapped in their own bodies watching themselves devour their children and force the pain of living death onto everyone who loved them too much to put them down without hesitation. Give this book a chance it's truly a chilling novel.

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    crystal 04-12-16
    crystal 04-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "5 Stars Across the Bar"

    Mr. Maberry is the George Romero of the 21st century. His military knowledge and depiction is beyond life-like. Mr. Dufris's performance in narration put me in the story. Excellent job!

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    Eric J Davenport 04-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "performer makes the whole thing sound cheap"

    the performer ruined a good story with terrible over acting. he sounds like a cheap 50s horror movie narrator.

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    MK 03-27-16
    MK 03-27-16
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    "Great but not amazing"

    Maybe it's the narrator. Or maybe it's the annoying female character. Or maybe it's both. Whatever it is, it brings down what could be a really good Audible book

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    A. Weber 03-02-16
    A. Weber 03-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Book good - reading not so much"

    I liked the story for the most part. The female lead was a touch over the top at times. But that could also be due to the acting choices as well. It was really hard to get past the reading. The DRAMA of the reading. Whenever any character was stressed - the narrator went every dang time to the moan groan and cry for mama interpretation. Highly irritating and truly boring as the characters were in stressed situations A LOT. Every time. I almost had to stop listening and I really like Maberry's writings.

    Note for narration - just because a character is literally crying for mama does NOT mean they have to be sobbing and out-moaning the infected to the point where you want them bitten just so the moaning decibel will go down. Please try to make some more interesting choices.

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    Robert A Vaughan Atlanta, GA USA 02-19-16
    Robert A Vaughan Atlanta, GA USA 02-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not one of his finest"

    I've read a great number of Jonathan Maberry books and this is the weakest.

    The narrator is absolutely terrible, I'm not sure that I've actually heard one worse. Given the bad performance, it makes the annoyance of Desdemona Fox that much more pronounced.

    Moreno, the majority of Mr. Mayberry's books am to be set in the same universe but there are a lot of inconsistencies between them. I love the crossovers between the Joe Ledger books and the Rot and Ruin books but there needs to be more adhesion.

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