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Editorial Reviews

Christian Rummel gives a thrilling performance of Timothy W. Long’s end-of-the-world novel Beyond the Barriers. His resonant voice is the perfect fit for protagonist Erik Tragger, and he is able to inhabit other characters with a delightful ease. Tragger’s world is filled with danger: zombies, ghouls, and looters all pose a threat. After months in the mountains, he joins other survivors who want to journey to Portland, where humans are attempting to regroup amidst the chaos. Will they make it? Will humanity survive the onslaught of the undead?

Publisher's Summary

The day the world ended, Erik Tragger escaped to the mountains. Cut off from civilization for five months, he returned to find a ruined city now ruled by the living dead. Tragger joins a group of survivors with a plan: make it to Portland where humanity is carving out a stronghold. But along the way, they face opposition at every turn - the dead, rogue military forces, looters - and a new enemy more dangerous than any they have yet encountered.

Among the stumbling, mindless zombies are ghouls. The ghouls are living dead creatures that not only strategize and plan, but control their shambling brothers. Using their powers, the ghouls are building a living dead army to eliminate the last of the living.

©2011 Timothy W. Long (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Ups the ante on the traditional zombie novel." (Patrick D'Orazio, author of Comes the Dark)
"Clever, engaging and above all terrifying." (David Dunwoody, author of Empire and Empire's End)
"You'll walk away satisfied and craving more." (Jonathan Moon, author of Heinous)

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Drag Queen Zombie killer..

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably wouldn't recommend this book on Audio anyway mainly because the narrators attempt to read as the woman in the story being sexy and seductive really ruined the story for me all together as it gave the image of a drag queen. Other then this I'm not finished yet and can't fairly judge yet but when taking on a Zombie story, the writer needs to really pay attention to holding onto the readers attention because zombies have been done every which way and it's easy to loose a reader of you ramble, get off track or sound like a transvestite.. Hahhaha it's a great twist with Ghouls but I've finished the first half and feel the writer is just trying to fill pages and drag on telling the story! I hope the second half is better!

What aspect of Christian Rummel’s performance would you have changed?

Less run on as if using

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

Have a woman read for female parts! Or attempt to at least sound like a woman!

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