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A tale of paranormal horror.

Four years ago Byron Shales was a manager for a department store. Now he hunts down and captures the newly zombie-fied dead, and resells them at auction to the highest bidder. What his buyers do with them after the sale is finalized is none of his business, and frankly he couldn’t care less.

His beliefs and apathy come to a sickening halt when he elects to keep one young woman for himself, and discovers that all his pre-conceived notions about these non-living creatures have been a lie. In fact, the truth about Rothsburg’s Disease may be more horrifying than the flesh-eating creatures it infects.

©2010 Linda Gail Mooney (P)2019 Linda Gail Mooney

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A short Zombie tale

Isabella is a short Zombie tale set after a Zombie virus takes over some of the population. What remains are humans that buy and sell the Zombie like cattle and use them for all manner of stuff. Enter our hero who captures Isabella and realizes she's different than the others. He believes the initial Zombie virus has mutated into something even more horrific by keeping the brain alive while the body rots. Bound and determined to investigate, he plans to study her until things go sideways.
This audiobook is only an hour long but is ripe for Zombie fans. It's a great brain snack and audible delight.

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Chilling!

This was a short but a very fascinating twist on zombies. Despite the length of the book, the story is well-paced, with exceptional plot and characters. Byron Shales, the main character's interaction with the captured zombie, Isabella is quite fascinating. The storyline is unique and definitely chilling. Michael J Ferry does an excellent job with the narration. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Isabellla

I really liked the story. I thought it was well-written and I loved the ending. It is another quick hit tale that left me smiling.

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wow great read

definitely unexpected!! I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline.  it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend

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This was really good

This would make a great series!

The characters were well developed and the story was interesting.

I had a feeling it would end this way but had hoped for a different outcome.

I imagine that is why this was so good!

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Zombie Short

I really enjoyed this unique take on zombies especially the characters of Bryon and Isabella only complaint too short. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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You never know what to expect.

Great short story! I liked it. I would have chosen a different ending. While reading, this story is not predictable at all which is great.

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Refreshingly new approach to Zombies.

Enjoyed the story and the narration. The author took a new interesting approach to zombies.

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great and different short Zom book

nice quick one, good variation on the Zom story's. fun listen. not ending u would expect. i did get a free copy of this book)

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  • Alan Preece
  • 05-11-20

A Short and Unexpected Tale...

First things first; I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Anyone who spends any time in the horror genre would be hard pressed not to scroll past a list of zombie novels these days. There are whole series based on the Romero-rendition of the classic creature, and though many of them are enjoyable and exiting reads very few bring anything new to the table. The zombies in nearly all these books are classic Romero and owe a huge debt to what the great man brought to the screen in Night of the Living Dead.

Most are essentially fan-fiction, some are well written fan-fiction but nearly all fit securely in this category; though occasionally an author attempts something a little different.

Gail Smith is one such author and the novelette - at a mere fifty-six pages I can't even bring myself to call it a novella - in question is Isabellla; and no, that isn't a typo.

Now I would not go as far as to say that Gail Smith does anything new in Insabellla, anyone who has spent any time around the sub-genre will have seen all the elements before, but what she does do is present us with a story that takes a different route; like someone improvising using familiar moves and steps but following no recognisable pattern. She introduces elements of introspection and romance while shying away from the more common action set-pieces that usually dominate such stories.

There is action, and there is blood and gore and all the other things you'd expect; but the focus is not on any of these and they are treated more to a means to an end rather than the bread-and-butter of the piece.

This is a welcome change but not an altogether successful one, but I suppose this is to be expected when there is a melding of two genres that are usually considered opposites; horror and romance. This isn't to say it can't work or doesn't work, there have been some good cinematic examples (Return of the Living Dead III and Dellamorte Dellamore come to mind) but it is an uncommon pairing so the attempt, if nothing else, should be applauded.

For me Isabellla is a novelette straining against its restraints, a bare-bones walk-though of a larger tale where we learn more about our living hero and undead heroine as they strive to remain, or regain, their humanity amid the crumbling moral fabric of post-zombie-apocalypse society. When the last words of the story rolled by I felt a little disappointed that the story would not evolve more as there were many places it could have gone; and I suppose if anything this should be considered a compliment, though perhaps a slightly back-handed one.

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  • Nicole
  • 04-26-20

Great

A different look at the zombie genre. A great short story which keeps you guessing.