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Green Sunday

By: Ryk Brink
Narrated by: John McLoughlin
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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When TJ, a small time Internet show host with his head in the clouds, met a strange green-haired girl in his secluded mountain town, he thought his luck was changing. Unfortunately, on her heels was a collection of sociopaths determined to destroy his hometown for the benefit of a deepweb gameshow's cameras.

And everyone in the town is an unwilling contestant.

Forced to live out his fantasies for unseen Internet viewers, TJ must play along so he can kill the bad guys, fight monstrous scientific abominations, get the girl, and save what remains of his burning town. Failing that, at least himself, his mother, and his collection of anime figures.

©2017 Muddy Boots Press (P)2017 Muddy Boots Press

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Oh That's Why I'm Easy, I'm Easy Like...

I really liked how the writing was done. The dialogue was cheesy, yet fun, the dialect used was fitting for the story itself, and the movie references were all favorites of mine. This was written for people like me who love the zombie genre, but realize the overabundance of it means you need to find unique ways to tell the story. This was definitely unique, total cheese, and one really fun story.

I can’t say I liked TJ. He is your typical neck beard who annoys most everyone who isn’t a neck beard, but I got to say he was a lot of fun. Figure most neck beards would be quick fodder yet he does well, complete with his mall sword. I even liked his mother a bit since she was oblivious to everything going on and just wanted to keep her son the way he is. Sunday is the shining star and is a total bad ass. The odd pairing of her an TJ really made her a mysterious character. She definitely is the one you want by your side when zombies and biker gangs are out for you.

I liked how the story took off. It was a wild ride and I enjoyed about the first three quarters, then I felt like it took a turn. I understood the ending, however, wasn’t totally on board. This story is clearly an homage to plenty of other stories while also poking fun at some of the more serious zombie stories. The author is quick to tell you all the little notes from movies he is touching. I felt like it was one nod after another and that really worked well for this type of story.

John McLoughlin did a great job. I would have preferred a different voice for Sunday, but he did a perfect voice for TJ, and trying to sound like a neck beard can’t be easy. He put a lot of energy into the characters and it made the story that much more fun.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • timj26
  • ontario canada
  • 05-27-19

Entertaining

Great idea for a zombie novel
You follow survivors of a previous real life horror game for the dark web as they try to survive round two
The characters are great and the narrator does a good job with them
If your looking for something different in a zombie story check this out
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Great fun!

TJ gets caught up in a sick game show where they turn his town into a zombie-like wasteland where those in the dark web can watch people try to survive. Our hapless hero runs across Sunday a badass green hair heroine and the two team up to take on all the evil thrown their way. What ensues is a fun ride full of mayhem crazy scenes and a ton of good tongue in cheek moments. The lead characters are thoroughly enjoyable to accompany and for most of the book, it is a good time. The narration by John McLoughlin is solid throughout and he has a good amount of varied voices and good delivery. If the synopsis sounds fun to you I would definitely recommend checking it out, it is a fun little B-horror story with a solid core duo.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Read this 3 different ways

What did you love best about Green Sunday?

Uh zombies, though the news cameras and all reminded me of Ray Stevens and some of his videos

What other book might you compare Green Sunday to and why?

no idea, don't read a lot of zombie stuff

Which character – as performed by John McLoughlin – was your favorite?

didn't have a favorite, just nice the different ones seemed different enough from each other

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

Tag...you don't want to be 'it'.

Any additional comments?

Read the book a bit then let my kindle for pc {with audio plugin plus narrator/speakonia} do it, though it's a not the same as a 'live' reading by a person. Had the tablet 'read' the book for me as well {have to use the audible cloud online otherwise, unless downloading but this is a chromebook laptop} and now a real audio {person} so still different, and the different voices he used was different enough to not be confusing, was really nice.

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 09-05-19

Orange Sunshine?

Our protagonist TJ is a budding YouTuber with a vivid imagination. His next-door neighbors are creators of a deep web gameshow YouTube channel waiting for the second coming of a zombie apocalypse. When the unthinkable does happen, all hell breaks loose. TJ meets the stunning green-haired Sunday, and the truth of what is really going on is revealed. What’s really going on is quite a shocker! Then again, it could be more like the recollections of a bad trip on Orange Sunshine. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Different, but in a good way...

***As always, I have to state that I was given this book for free in exchange for a review.
I never let the fact that I was given this book for free effect or sway my opinion in my review. My reviews are always my own opinion and thoughts on the books that I review.***

I liked the basic idea behind this book and the characters were well written. There were some pretty outside the box concepts in play, and I felt compelled to continue reading the story. I really enjoyed the storyline, however, I have an issue with words and phrases being used repetitively. The term "rag doll" or "rag-dolled", for instance, was used over and over to describe a body's reaction to be shot or otherwise damaged. That is extremely distracting to me and affected my enjoyment of the book.

I did enjoy this book. I was hesitant at first cause I am usually a hardcore post-apocalyptic book lover. Usually dealing with zombies or biological warfare type of books.

Set in a semi end of days type setting you have TJ a well developed main character reminiscent of what a good portion of our youth nowadays is like. Kinda geeky, techy clumsy embarrassed around girls and all-around "weird". He is suddenly thrust into a life or death struggle. Dealing with gangs, and a "game". He fumbles through this new life and he meets this mysterious beauty who goes by Sunday. She has green hair and is totally unconventional when it comes to life. The story mainly follows these two as they try to survive in the new brutal world.

I did enjoy this book. The characters are well developed and you start to like them and I even liked some of the villains. I felt that the writing could be a little to "detailed" at times. Taking a long time to say what was going on. Sort of being over descriptive. This aside I do recommend this book.

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  • S A
  • Portland, OR USA
  • 07-09-19

Wobbly Different Spin on the Zombie Genre

Interesting characters, different plot spin and an abrupt ending.
The characters overall are fun and different. The plot is disjointed but comes together at the end. The ending is um well pretty final.
Lots of violence, blood and mayhem, but what else would you expect? Good narration overall.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Green Sunday

I think this story had promise for me, but I struggled to get past the characters. I like the idea of a near post-apocalyptic show releasing monsters at unsuspecting towns. I liked the situations and the fight for survival, but the characters were all so negative in both appearance and in their interactions. I know it seems weird, but I didn't feel like I had anyone to root for. I kinda wanted them all to die about 10 pages in. I guess it wan't for me, but the premise is sound in my opinion.

This story was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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B-Movie Horror in audio form

***I received this audiobook for free for a fair and honest review.***

I hate zombie stories. I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book and more than interested to see how it would all play out. I feel like the book fell well short of what could have been a great story. This is just b-movie schlock throughout. This might be appealing to some, but it was not my cup of tea. I felt like the setup was lacking and I didn't really care for any of the characters. The dialog was lacking for me. B-movie horror is just the best way to describe it. The narration was fine. It's well recorded. I just kept waiting for some Joe Bob Briggs commentary along the way that never came. This was not for me, but someone else may love it. If you like b-movie horror, give it a try. If you don't, then probably stay away.

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A zombie story apart from the rest!

Listening to this audiobook was very refreshing because it wasnt like all the other zombie shows and books out there right now. If you are looking for an audiobook in this genre that is funny and exciting then this is the book for you!

The story follows TJ and a girl he meets along the way named Sunday. TJ finds out soon that their lives are constantly in danger because of some darkweb tv game show. The interactions between TJ's mom and Sunday I found really funny. She kind of acts distant to everything that is going on. Apparently this city survived a zombie outbreak and has shows to teach people how to deal with survival if there is another outbreak again. The ending was definitely a shocker! I can't wait to read more books like this in the future!

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Sian Plummer
  • 06-12-19

really fun!

Green Sunday, so named as she is called Sunday and her hair is green, gives me full on Harley Quinn vibes. I’m picturing the moment in the 2016 Suicide Squad movie where Harley is about to fall backwards into those huge pots of nuclear radioactive type liquid right before she turns into her true psycho self. I was listening to a couple of hours of this book, in particular, the part where Sunday is *without being overly spoilery* going around smashing Zombie’s heads in with a baseball bat whilst I was in the bath, coincidentally after having used a green bath bomb and feeling like Sunday had fallen into a big tub of green liquid and that’s how she got her green hair Harley Quinn style. Anyway, I digress already.

Green Sunday follows T.J. who is a bit of a stereotypical geeky-nerdy-techy-mama’s boy, with minimal to no experience with girls and BAM! all of a sudden finds himself playing a real-life videogame reality type show with green-haired Sunday thrust upon him and together they plan on winning the game the only way you can, by surviving. Will T.J. be Sunday’s white knight or will he keep on tripping clumsily over his own feet? Both Sunday and T.J. are well fleshed out characters, and if you want them to survive, get your phones out and start backing them by giving them likes. T.J. is guilty of being self-deprecating throughout, which did kind of get a bit annoying after a while.

I had such a good time with this book, it was really fun. It definitely feels like YA horror, the language in it feels young and the insults are random e.g. “douchnozzles”. I think that this would make for a pretty cool movie.

I like the narrator for this too! Overall, 4 likes from me!

Disclaimer: I was given this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review