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Day By Day Armageddon Audiobook

Day By Day Armageddon

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Publisher's Summary

Start intercept: Sporadic reports indicate chaos and violence spreading through U.S. cities. An unknown evil is sweeping the planet. The dead are rising to claim the Earth as the new dominant species in the food chain. Intercept complete.

In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

©2009 J.L. Bourne; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"There is zombie fiction and then there is crawl-out-of-the-grave-and-drag-you-to-hell zombie fiction. Day by Day Armageddon is hands down the best zombie book I have ever read. Dawn of the Dead meets 28 Days Later doesn't even come close to describing how fantastic this thriller is. It is so real, so terrifying, and so well written that I slept with not one, but two loaded Glocks under my pillow for weeks afterwards. J. L. Bourne is the new king of hardcore zombie action!" (Brad Thor, New York Times #1 best-selling author)

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    Carolyn Wharton, NJ, United States 12-06-10
    Carolyn Wharton, NJ, United States 12-06-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Loved It!"

    A great listen! This is a day by day account of the end of the world where the dead live at the expense of the living. The author had me on the edge of my seat. The narrator made the story real. Worth the buy if you are into the horror/living dead genre. Would love to see alot more by this author.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    K. Williamson Miami, FL 08-30-11
    K. Williamson Miami, FL 08-30-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Fast Action, well Played, great Narration..."

    Upon another great review and as a fellow 'Zombie' genre lover, I bought this book not expecting much. But as I listened more and more it draws you in. Fast paced, realistic and gritty. My only 'ummm' was the ending...but then that is what we all look for ...closure. Lets just say the book was very well done and I am glad I bought this audio book. And now..sigh...the hunt for yet another good book!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Encinitas, CA, United States 09-01-10
    Jennifer Encinitas, CA, United States 09-01-10
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    "If you like zombies then you will love this book"

    I really enjoyed this novel. I LOVE books and movies about the end of the world so if you DON'T then I am not the person to ask... Zombies are one of my favorite ways to end it. The story moves along at a good pace. It is easy reading...just the right amount of details. Not going to go down in history as a classic but....can't wait to read book 2.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 08-16-13
    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 08-16-13 Member Since 2016

    The world's fastest fatman specialising in reviewing new and or unreviewed zombie titles see more at audiblereviews dot org

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    "The Best Zombie Story Ever!"
    Would you listen to Day By Day Armageddon again? Why?

    No but I would watch the movie!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Day By Day Armageddon?

    Getting near the end not knowing it was a series and thinking 'oh no it is going to end!'


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    Everything!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the main character hears of the family trapped in the attic


    Any additional comments?

    Please please will someone turn this into a movie.... six movies... then a TV series!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan Wakarusa, KS, United States 08-10-11
    Nathan Wakarusa, KS, United States 08-10-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Very Surprised."

    I didn't know what to expect with the "journal entry" reading of an audio book but I was very surprised. This was very well read and had me really caring for the characters. If you're a fan of the zombie world this is one you can't pass up. Highly recommend.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lew Cedarhurst, NY, United States 08-07-10
    Lew Cedarhurst, NY, United States 08-07-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Zombies Zombies Everywhere!"

    This is a very cleverly written, brilliantly narrated diary account of a post-apocalyptic zombie-ridden world where the United States population, almost all of it, are flesh-eating undead. It is scary enough to keep you riveted. I don't care at all whether any of the ideas are borrowed from another source. Ideas and concepts are borrowed all the time, This is uniquely scary with enough action and diversity to keep you at the edge of your seat. It does not get boring and all the characters are interesting and effective enough to hold your attention until the end. It ends abruptly but this is purely a set-up for the sequel. And he does it again in the sequel. As long as the author and reader are having a blast, the formula seems to work well.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Albuquerque, NM, USA 03-04-10
    Frank Albuquerque, NM, USA 03-04-10
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    "Must Have For Zombie Fans!"

    I've read the book over & over, but when I heard they came out with the audio version, I had to purchase it! and when you listen to the narrator tell the story, it just grabs you, and gives you more of an insight, and takes you closer to the charactures! .. My son & I love listening to this on our morning drive before I take him to school, we can't wait for the sequel, and once again, I will read that over & over, and when the audio version comes out, you can bet that will be playing on our morning drive! .. Frank (A.K.A Godzilla1964)

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Corey brooklyn, NY, United States 02-02-10
    Corey brooklyn, NY, United States 02-02-10 Member Since 2009

    Hi, I'm Corey I'm a student at NYU studying international relations. If you ever wanna talk about books facebook me Gunslingermoore@gmail

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    "it was really good"

    a real world setting and smart people trying to not get eaten it's good

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie 07-22-12
    Eddie 07-22-12
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    "Strange Writing Style"
    What disappointed you about Day By Day Armageddon?

    This is not a very well written book. The narrator's speech waffles jarringly from hyper-descriptive and meticulous to brash and vulgar. This doesn't seem to be from the stress of the situation on the character, but just poor writing. I am led to believe this by the author's use of big words that add no extra meaning to the story and would not be something I would expect the narrator to say. For example, "I commenced to take..." instead of simply "I took...". There are many other examples.

    There are many instances near the end of the story where the narrator fails to see obvious dangers or make simple connections between events which seems completely out of character. These instances feel like lazy plot devices to create suspense or drama; they fall flat.

    The reader did a fine job. I would not be deterred from listening to another book read by him based off of this performance. I would not; however, read another book by this author.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J L Bourne again?

    No.


    What three words best describe Jay Snyder’s performance?

    Emotive
    Precise
    Brisk


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Do not fall for the other reviewers' hype.

    18 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Beth Washington 08-17-10
    Beth Washington 08-17-10 Listener Since 2008
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    "For those that enjoy end of days type books"

    Great author. This is just the type of book I enjoy. Not too serious, comical, but with a real life feel. If you enjoy this one, don't expect the second book to be quite as good.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • Magic Inc.
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    5/7/14
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    "Awesome. Nuff said."
    Would you listen to Day By Day Armageddon again? Why?

    I have listened to this book more than once already. As a big zombie fan it is hard to find a really good zombie tale. There is some real tosh out there. Just because you put zombies in a story does not mean its good. You can't just tap into the cash cow of a genre that is zombies and hope that will carry it. This book on the other hand is a hoot all the way through. Great story and it is very detailed in things that happen and the people involved.


    What other book might you compare Day By Day Armageddon to, and why?

    I'm not sure i could compare this book to any others i have read. If i had to i would say it is a as good a read as World War Z. (Book not film)


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Does the other books from Day by Day count? i would listen to other books read by Jay Snyder because he does a really good job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could easily listen to this in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    if i could say anything to the author if would be "Keep up the good work and do more".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    portarlington, Ireland
    11/18/13
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    "Excellence in story telling and narration"
    Would you listen to Day By Day Armageddon again? Why?

    I have the book, but prefer to listen to Jay Snyder read those words to me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kill, the main protagonist. Its his diary after all that drives the story.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Hard to pick a Favourite, but the survival aspect really hit home.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    All of the above, Fear, anticipation, dread and relief at the survival of characters. Nail biting stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    READ THE TRILOGY.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allosaur
    4/5/17
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    "Not bad!"

    Easy listening zombie tale. Looking forward to listening to beyond exile and the later books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nicholas
    4/3/17
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    "A great book."

    I really enjoyed this book. Well written and brilliantly narrated. Highly Recommended to anyone who enjoys zombie novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • zombie reader
    1/21/17
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    "The first and best"

    This was my first journey into JL Bourne world and it was amazing onto trip number 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R
    8/27/15
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    "the devils in the details..."

    I really wasn't sure about the narrator at first his commentary plus th constant date n time referances was annoying.
    not as good as Zombie Rules but as I got into the believable characters I started to get drawn in, overall enjoyable and I've already bought the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dominic
    4/28/15
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    "Zombie Fantastic"

    Third listen and I still love it.
    This book keeps you on the edge all the way
    Not at all predictable as far as zombie books go.
    Definitely worth a try

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • john
    little sutton
    5/4/14
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    "one free book and i was hooked"
    Where does Day By Day Armageddon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    the series is in the top 5


    What other book might you compare Day By Day Armageddon to, and why?

    I have not read any other zombie books so nothing to compare to.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    the whole book blends into a amazing ride


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    once bitten


    Any additional comments?

    buy it right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • spencer
    4/27/14
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    "Nice pace, And a good story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of the story really holds you. And makes you think of how our life depends on things we know nothing about. You can feel the danger that would be part of every day survival if civilization fell.

    Well worth a read/Listen


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    3/8/14
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    "Powerful and very interesting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great storyline and very good narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story was set out very well lots to hold your interest was hard to stop listening will definatley get the next book to see how story carrys on


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favourite?

    Didn't have a favourite as they were all equally good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If time allowed I would of


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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