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A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day.

At Tower Bridge, Howie, Dave, and their group of survivors take stock of the previous day's battle. After an initial confrontation between Howie and the turned Darren, Howie and his group beat a hasty retreat to Fort Spitbank on the south coast, where they prepare for the invasion of Darren and his army of undead. In a blistering finale to the first week of the Undead, Howie and his group fight their biggest battle yet.

©2012 R. R. Haywood (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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Great zombie book

Well worth finishing each book in the series over a weekend was a delight. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good zombie series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kat
  • TX
  • 04-05-15

Can't wait for the next one!

Another great installment in this unique series. Haywood does a very good job mixing the gravity of the story with some light-hearted humor. I especially like the "hive-mind" persona of the infection. It gives a fresh spin on the zombie genre and sets it apart from other series.

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funny and entertaining

very entertaining book. it actually makes my sometimes hour long commute enjoyable. I was super bummed when I finished the book in the middle of my drive and hadn't yet downloaded book 4.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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On the edge of my seat....

What did you love best about The Undead: Part 3?

I've listened to the first 2 books and they were good, without a doubt. However, I like this book for different reasons. Book 3 is more about the battle within oneself. Howie is battling with what's right and what's wrong. What feels right and what ...I guess, feels wrong.

By the end of this book, he finds his strength. The true strength that powers one even when he's on his last breath.

Any additional comments?

If you've started the series, keep going. It can only get better .....I think...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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War and...all the stuff immediately preceding war

Good as ever! A bit bogged down with tactical details, but not to an unbearable degree- author keeps it broad and easy to follow without needing you to be a gun enthusiast to keep from passing out due to sheer boredom brought on by droning lists of models, calibers, comparisons of two nearly identical firearms, etc. Instead he focuses on actual tactics and preparations, littered with character building and interactions. By far the most tedious volume, but that's not saying much as days 1-6 weren't tedious in the least. May be slightly concerned and rather amused at the author's vast writing talents in regards to pooping.

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Great Series

What made the experience of listening to The Undead the most enjoyable?

The material is a great new twist on the zombie genre which is overplayed right now. Dan Morgan's voice work is great and is a huge part of what makes this work so well.

What did you like best about this story?

The infection, Mr Howie's drive and love for his sister, seeing Dave become more of a truly fleshed out character and one of my favorites in the entire series

What about Dan Morgan’s performance did you like?

How natural he makes it all sound. He has a "matter of fact" delivery on an entirely crazy subject matter while keeping it grounded in humanity as much as possible.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The infection is alive!

Any additional comments?

A great audiobook and if you love the zombie genre then this book is a nice refreshing change to it. It's a truly fun experience listening to this on my ride to and from work but the sign of a great audiobook is if I end up listening to it after my ride which for this one I ended up doing quite a bit.

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  • Eugenia
  • Chatsworth, CA, US
  • 10-31-15

Think I've Had Enough

I never thought I would say that about a zombie apocalypse story. But this third book in the series, for me, was pretty terrible. I really enjoyed the first two, so I eagerly bought and listened to this one.

So many elements not to like: The cardboard manly men with their "fear the homosexual" banter. I mean here they are, fighting off hated zombies and the worst thing they could say to one another is that they are gay. I did not find that endearing or funny, no matter how realistic it might be for manly military men to engage in. But they blush at the slightest provocation, those being close proximity to a woman or a compliment. And they sure do love one another anyway. I mean, they'll lay down their lives for one another, but god forbid they are gay!

The constant, never-ending blowing up of zombies. I know there are hoards, but how many ways and times can one describe heads and brains blowing up? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy zombie gore, but this was so repetitive as to be numbing.

And the whole thing with Howie talking to his angry inner self and then yelling the lord's prayer at the zombie hoard. Sigh.

And TMI about all that weaponry. I got it. They have guns. They have explosives. Do we really need descriptions of how they work? Again and again?

And don't get me started on the infection scenario.

A big disappointment and the series stops here for me. I hope Howie and Dave win, but not sure I care.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Howie of the Dead III

Any additional comments?

I've enjoyed this series and that Haywood keeps upping the skills of the zombies to keep things interesting. In the second and (this) third installment however it seems that it loses its way. One thing about zombies is that they are impersonal killers and here Haywood takes the easy route and makes it personal. This creates a reason for them to pursue and launch mass attacks on Howie and his survivors. This takes away from the randomness that is part of the horror of the situation. Those old enough will remember Jaws II involved a Shark seeking revenge for the death of the Shark in Jaws I. This is sort of the same thing and hard to buy into. Also, the main characters repeatedly engage in unnecessary hand to hand combat with the zombies (oh theres a group of Zeds, lets stop our armored caravan and fight them mano a mano). Overall a good series with just these few gripes.

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maybe Mr Haywood was getting desperate

Any additional comments?

Ok, I finished book one and book two. I really should have stopped there.

A dozen guys spend a week bathing in zombie blood and gore, but suddenly one drop infects one poor guy? who then becomes the KING zombie..

Shouting bible verses at zombies? REALLY?

REALLY disappointing.



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More same.

Yeah just another of the same thing. Hip hip hurrah for the zombie fighters. Still didn't do anything but another battle an lost more hero's. I'm finished with this day by day thing. I need another Mike Talbot or zombie rules series.

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  • Mark T.
  • 06-03-15

First review after listening to nearly 200 books!

What made the experience of listening to The Undead the most enjoyable?

Finally a Zombie book based in the UK that we can relate to.

What other book might you compare The Undead to, and why?

I've read lots of Zombie books but I suppose the nearest thing to it for me is Keith C. Blackmore Mountain Man series. But the major difference is that its based in the UK and not the US for a change.

What does Dan Morgan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Clear and concise narrating. I tend to listen to audio books whilst driving.

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

All of it. I have listened and enjoyed the first two books in the series but this book gripped me right from the start. I love the way a Night Shift Supermarket manager can transform into a fighting zombie warrior who leads thousands.

Any additional comments?

This is a brilliant read and I'd recommend it to any Zombie Apocalypse lovers!

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  • nicola
  • 04-01-17

Absolutely brilliant

I've listened to the first 3 parts of this book, I'm completely hooked! I've even abandoned watching Friends on telly so I can listen to it!!! The narration is excellent, Dan Morgan's voice draws you into the story. When they fight, you fight with them, when they're empowered, you feel empowered, you feel the emotion with the characters, you suffer their losses and rejoice in their victories.

I 100% recommend this audio book

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  • michael jolly
  • 04-02-16

brilliant story

listing to this story has made me laugh so much its enthraling and a gripping story

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  • Phillip Kerwin
  • 07-26-18

Great story and very well read

This story is very hard to put down once you start. It very well read

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  • Troy
  • 05-24-18

another fantastic instalment

A fantastic instalment of a brilliant series. looking forward to the next book. fast paced action and the descriptive writing is superb.

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  • Bev carmody
  • 01-08-18

Brilliant

Yet another excellent piece of work. Addicted to the characters and the story. Recommend the series highly, but start from the first book or you will be lost. Fast paced and packed with action and plots. Go on, listen to it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-17

Really enjoyed this one

The characters are starting to develop really well and the story telling is very good. I can see how the writer developed his skills which led to extracted which is sublimely written.

Can't wait to start the next one

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  • Russell Whitehead
  • 03-28-17

Filler

Really enjoyed the first 2 books in the series however this is 6hrs of filler which all could of been rounded up into 2hrs tops. I will carry on with the series as it is still mostly well written and the narration is brilliant as normal. Hoping for better in book 4!

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  • Alexander Sutherland
  • 03-13-17

Not as good as the first 2

What did you like most about The Undead: Part 3?

I did enjoy this and it's worth a listen. Many good points but a few issues also:
1. Consistency - it's a little silly that Darren gets infected by 1 speck of infected blood that lands on his bottom lip, yet the others regularly get drenched head to toe during fighting yet do not become infected.
2. Introducing religion - reciting the Lord's Prayer - I thought this was utterly ridiculous.
3. The internal monologue Howie gets prior to fighting with himself - he's not schizophrenic so this doesn't make any sense.

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  • Caroline
  • 03-10-17

Great series

RR Haywood knows how to tell a story. He is great a pacing and building tension. This series is a very enjoyable and addictive read.

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  • David
  • 10-01-15

This is where it lost me

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I personally was taking it as a little tongue in cheek and it was a fairly easy listen but it really went down hill when there was an entire section on Howie taking a dump/Howie staring at a hot girl/Clarence staring at a hot girl/back slapping for Howie turning into this incredible leader.

A quick look online reveals there are several more novels and with no sign of stopping... I am not going to waste any more money on this. If you want a good zombie novel read/listen to World War Z. The author would do well to do so and realise why cannons and archers wouldn't drop "literally hundreds".

Good effort, but falls short of the mark. Good narrator though!