Pale Rider

Zombies Versus Dinosaurs
Narrated by: Michael C. Gwynne
Series: Zombies Versus Dinosaurs, Book 1
Length: 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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"I am often left to wonder why a zombie, walking around in the sun, smells better than a pooping dinosaur."

Two worlds collide in this action novelette. Zombies have destroyed civilization. Gasoline fuel is no longer an option, but humanity must find a way to survive. In response to trying to restore our way of life, we engineer franken-monsters. Because of their small brains and massive sizes, these beasts make quick work of farming and clearing land. These large creatures are immune to the zombie virus and perform excellently in loud conditions. They are easy to train. They behave like war horses, prone to help charge in and defend our livelihood.

In honor of the past, and to help build our future, we named these creatures dinosaurs.

©2015 James Livingood (P)2015 James Livingood

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  • Py
  • 01-24-20

The Jurrasic Horseman of Death

It started out a little slow, but, It picked up quickly. Zombies VS Dinosaurs is a prequel that will make you want to read/listen to book 2 Janus. I can't wait to see who wins.

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good twist on the same old same old zom plot

quick, good enough that it could have been longer. listened in one gym visit. moved at a good pace
PS almost done with the second book(Janus: Zombies Versus Dinosaurs, Book 2)(so far so good)
(i got a free copy of this book)

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It was good

Sorry to say the book could have been so much better. The story was hard to follow and in some ways made no sense

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Pale Rider

A promising genre of it's own, I loved it, need to listen to book two.

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First half dragged but great finished.

I was disappointed in the the first half of this story. I found it a little confusing and uninteresting. I love zombie stories but I had a hard time related to this one. The second half picked up and the main character Palerider became likable. His struggle to survive was so believable, stuck between life and death. Our primal instinct to survive kicks in. Solomon also was a great character, never go anywhere without several back up plans. I am going to read book 2 Janus. If the author keeps the same dynamic and adrenaline that the second half of Palerider had this should be a great follow up.

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Fun read

Fun. A little more detail of the farming land would have been helpful. But an interesting take on zombie and dinosaurs as mounts to ride and protection.

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Pale rider

I couldn't get past chapter one ,this book didn't grab my attention.
Sorry
Not going to recommend this book.
Maria Keesler

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Pretty good

This was a fun short story of a post-Apoc world in which humans have retroengineered dinosaurs from birds (if I heard that correctly) in order to fight "blues," or zombies, as well as plow the land and perform other duties. The backstory was the sketchiest part of the book, and I was hoping for a more dinosaur-centric story. The characters were like Old West pioneers and had that dry wit about them. Worth a listen!

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Interesting premise, confusing payoff

Not bad for an hour story I guess, although I found it extremely ambiguous. More or less we started nowhere and that's where we ended up. Rather pointless, but as I'm typically a sucker for dinosaurs I may get the other story I saw in the catalog. Narrative was pretty good.

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  • 02-10-17

Introduction to Janus.

The short story Pale Rider introduces us to Janus, the first Blue Brain or Zombie. At the end of civilization as we know it the remaining human survivors struggle to rebuild. Fuel and vehicles are no more so humans genetically engineer animals to be stronger and larger to help in farming, clearing, and transportation duties. These beasts are called dinosaurs. Plots of land must be cleared of zombies to become farms. Our protagonist Paul is known as The Pale Rider. This is the basis of the introduction to our new world. Three.point.five for the effort.