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In the thrilling conclusion to Generation Z, Peter Meredith has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. The Queen Unchained transports us to a world filled with zombies that are unlike any we have ever experienced before.

But there are worse things than the undead.

The Black Captain emerges victorious at every turn.

To the south, Jenn Lockhart begins her reign as queen, isolated and vulnerable. The signs all point to a coming invasion, and yet she has a fleet that consists of only one ship and an army that’s made up of broken ex-whores, a handful of children, and a few cowardly men who haven’t run away only because they were afraid to leave.

To the north, assassins and spies haunt the island of Bainbridge, turning the people against the idea of war and undercutting the leadership of Governor Deanna Grey at every turn. Her people cling in desperation to the idea that maybe the Corsairs can be reasoned with and that war can be avoided. Deanna knows it’s the hope of fools. With no other choice, she decides to adopt Jillybean’s craziest idea yet - she plans to blow up her own walls.

To the east, Corsairs and mountain bandits converge on the island, driving little Emily Grey before them. She has no choice but to flee from one danger to the next. If she’s caught, she knows that her mother would trade all of Bainbridge to keep her safe.

And in the middle of the Corsair lair is Jillybean, naked, chained, and collared like a dog. Although she’s able to withstand the barbaric tortures inflicted on her, she breaks mentally, physically, and emotionally when the people she swore to protect are horribly mutilated in front of her. Now, it’s not just her body that’s enslaved, it’s her mind as well. And hers is a mind that can overcome every enemy.

©2019 Peter Meredith (P)2019 Peter Meredith

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Incredible collection of disturbing characters

I volunteered to review this audiobook in exchange for a free copy, not realizing that it was for the 6th and final book of a series, and I had not read or listened to any of the others. OOPS. I went through the first seven chapters and decided that I was not up to the challenge. I just could not understand how a talking toy zebra belonged in a zombie story. I was so lost. The story was fascinating, but very disturbing. The violence and brutality were harsh (even for a zombie world), so if you are bothered by violence, this is not a book for you. But the characters were totally different from anything I had seen or heard before (in a good way), and the narration brought each character to life, so I really wanted to continue, but I was just so confused. Fortunately, I was given enough information to understand enough of the back story that I thought maybe I could get through it. I started over from the beginning and was captured by the story. I am so glad I kept with it. My first realization was that this was NOT a zombie story. Yes, there were zombies around, and that influenced the back story, changed strategy, and set the stage, but zombies have almost no role in this book (well, except for one, that you kind of have to like). This is a story about people put into impossible situations, and doing more than they ever thought possible. The main characters are flawed, but flawed in strange and interesting ways. They are nothing like me, but I still felt a connection. I hope to see more of them in future books. One thing that did bother me was a brief mention by the smartest character in the book about zombies at 20,000 feet in the rocky mountains, but there are no rocky mountains that tall (unless the geography also changed in the earlier stories) The narration was quite good, with distinct voices for each major character. My only problem was that some of the young female characters ended up sounding kind of bratty, and I think all of them deserved a little better than that, but I think that is less of a complaint about the narration and more of a praise for the character development...I felt the characters deserved better. I would not recommend reading or listening to this book without first finishing the others in the series. I am sure I have been given many spoilers that could hurt my enjoyment of the other books, but I am going to read/listen to those as well. The characters are just so good I want more of them, even if I already know what will happen to them in the end. I am so glad I made the mistake of choosing this book. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair review, and I have voluntarily left that review here.

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Outstanding!

With each book, the series gets better and better. I hope this won't be Jilybeans's last adventure. First introduced in the Undead World and since I have grown to adore her. I have read her many trials and tribulations, and the labyrinth that is her mind. Even so, parts of this book were tough for me to hear. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed listing to The Queen Unchained. The plot was fantastic, packed with suspense, twist, turn, ups, and downs. Honestly, this series is not for the lighthearted. Overall, this was a brilliantly written tale with an astounding conclusion. Peter Meredith's writing is insanely good. He has the exceptional ability to take the reader/listeners on a terrible and yet fascinating journey. His characters are multi-layered and captivating; they are ordinary yet admirable, complicated, and even despicable. Brian Callanan did a superb job narrating, particularly with the distinctive voices for characters. His inflections are precise, knowing when and how to change his tone. He is a very talented narrator and ideal for the series. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for an unbiased review.

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suspenseful and humorous

Avid listener. characters are full of life and every backstory draws you in. Excellent work.

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A perfect ending to a phenomenal series...

Generation Z, Book 6 (The Queen Unchained) by Peter Meredith and narrated by Brian Callanan is a wild, dark ride to the end of the series. I recommend if you have been following this series from the beginning. If you are new to it, start with book one. It’s a brilliant, twisted zompoc world that is a must listen! What’s it about? Keeping it short and spoiler free- the summary does a great job at what to expect. Jillybean struggles throughout, previous characters make a return, violence, struggles for power, The Black Captain, and more. I can’t say it enough- if you have been following this series, this is a must listen. The narrator, Brian Callanan, does a wonderful job on all the books- his character voices are excellent, pacing good, and he’s easy-to-listen to. Parental guidance/trigger warnings: Similar to the other books- adult themes, dark themes, and not for the faint of heart. *I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!

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Gen Z

A great series that kept me interested.Sorry to see it end. I’ll miss Jilly Bean

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Wow

Let me start out by saying I didn’t think I would like this series as much as I did. I loved it! I cried, I laughed, and I cursed at the stupidness of some of the characters. Love, Love, Love this series!

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I loved this entire series!

Man I love Peter Meredith's zombie universe. I seriously cannot get enough of these characters!

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Must listen!!!!!!!!!

This book was perfect in every way. It action, comedy, romance, and everything else you need in a book. Peter Meredith is a genius. Brian Callahan did an outstanding job with voices and I couldn’t sing this book more praises. There were times when I would get a little angry because I felt like the good side kept losing but it all panned out in the end for a perfect ending. I’ve followed the series since the beginning and if you haven’t then I suggest that you do. Please keep the books coming Peter.

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Jolly Bean!

Great book and of course Jilly Bean is bad ass! Lots of action as usual. I see another Jilly Bean coming up. Narration was great no issues. Characters were brought to life and I was entertained. Great book!

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another hit!

as per my experience with this series, he has scored another knock out blow. great ending to the series now I return to the original that spawned this great series as I found generatin Z before the original which is also great!

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  • justin ford
  • 11-13-19

Good book, good value.

The start is hard going, but once the story picks up it is a decent listen and worth investing the time. It will be interesting if this story continues now after that ending.

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  • Dick Bateup
  • 11-17-19

awesome

I really enjoy the Peter Meredith zombie books, they never disappoint me. now the long wait for the next book