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Dead Team Alpha 2 Audiobook

Dead Team Alpha 2: The Stronghold

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A fortified pocket of survivors tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the former Boulder, Colorado. A culture based on military training and strength, the Stronghold is now the last bastion for the living. For nearly a century the Stronghold has thrived, rebuilding a small slice of civilization in the midst of a zombie-infested wasteland.

But that is all about to change.

The pride of the Stronghold, Dead Team Alpha, the elite strike force that helps keep not just the Zs, but crazies, cannibals, and cults from overrunning the walled sanctuary, is being put to the ultimate test, banding together with one of the community's most deadly enemies in order for all of humanity to survive.

Why would DTA need to put its trust in a crazy cult that almost killed them all? Because the Z herds are not lessening, they are getting bigger and stronger!

It is a race against time, as DTA struggles to defend the Stronghold from the millions of undead that march towards them, hungry for the last bits of living flesh left in a land that is nothing but death for as far as the eyes can see!

©2016 Jake Bible (P)2016 Jake Bible

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    S Atherton Portland, OR USA 05-08-17
    S Atherton Portland, OR USA 05-08-17 Member Since 2004
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    "Long After the Zombie Apocalypse"
    What did you love best about Dead Team Alpha 2?

    There were a lot on nice historic references to pop culture. It helped make the story more rounded.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The character of Sister made this story come alive. Lots of quips, sarcastic comments and pop culture references.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to go back and listen to book one to get up to speed on this one. I found that it moved along faster and had more interest than the first book. The character of Sister added a lot of dimension and depth as well as comic relief. There is a lot of blood, action, dead things, things that eat you, want you dead and explosions. Never a dull moment in this book!
    I found F.C. McAllister's narration to be well suited to the book and well done.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nomi 05-30-17
    Nomi 05-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "👍🏻"

    I love Jake Bible. I always enjoy his writing style and his books are always a great read. Really enjoyed the first book and this was just as good. Love it.

    Great narration. Great performance.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    Lori 05-23-17
    Lori 05-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Non-stop action - very entertaining"
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    Great continuation of the series. Very engaging, highly entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable. The story pulls you in immediately and never lets go. It was one of those books I couldn't wait to get back to. I listened every chance I could. The series is definitely worth your time and credit.

    Just like all his other books this one is full of non-stop action, suspense and liberal doses of sarcastic humor. When I say non-stop action, I mean non-stop. The story is fast paced and something is constantly happening. All you can do is hang on and enjoy the ride. It doesn't shy away from using "foul/crude" language so if you have a problem with it this may not be the book for you.

    The light bulb just went off! The dots connected and I'll admit it, I'm blonde. Cue the jokes. I had listened to the first book in Z-Burbia series and really liked it. I haven't had time to read the rest of the series (it's on my TBR list) or I may have made the connection much sooner. It took me a while to realize this was a continuation of sorts from that series. I even listened to Dead Team Alpha 1 and never made the connection. This series stands completely on it's own from Z-Burbia so there is no "need" to read that series before reading this series. But definitely listen to Dead Team Alpha 1 before this book.

    The remaining survivors of the stronghold find themselves working with the Code Monkeys this time around. Even though they have a common goal can they trust them? Definitely didn't see the final twist coming.

    Even though this is the "end" of this series. I'm looking forward to the continuation of the story in a sense in The Apex Trilogy. If Jake Bible writes it, I will read it.

    Once again F.C. McAllister does a great job with the narration. He has one of those voices that just pulls you right into the story and is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Really good character voices. Perfect delivery and tone of the humor. While each character may not have a distinct voice, he gave each character their own personality so it was always easy to tell who was speaking. He was able to bring the story and the characters to life. Very enjoyable.

    Other than a couple of repeated lines I don't remember any other issues.

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

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    Kel J 05-18-17
    Kel J 05-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Lots of action and zombies"
    Where does Dead Team Alpha 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This book falls in the middle of the books I've listened to. The story is pretty good, the narrator does a decent job but it needs a bit more work done before it reaches the levels of some books I've heard, even books from the same author.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The code monkeys were an interesting addition to the story, I liked their part of the plot and how the DTA had to work with them instead of trying to stop them like they had before. I also liked Sister (anyone who's read the Z-burbia series knows who she is) and want to find out more about what she's been up to over the years.


    Did F.C. McAllister do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    There weren't quite as many characters as in the first one, so he's done a better job but sometimes the voices seemed to blend together. A bit more practice on making each voice unique for the character would help but overall, he did a good job.


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

    The scenes with Sister got to me, I felt bad for her having to lose everyone she cared about and to have to still go on and try to keep the remaining humans safe.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was better than the first one. Mr. McAllister has improved his narration (though it still needs a bit more tweaking) and the story overall is more cohesive and doesn't lag and slow down as much as the first one. I would like to see more from this world.

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    Tara Kussler 05-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story and it ties into 2 other series which"

    I'm a completionist so now I need to know what happens in the books. all in all this was a great mix of action with solid story telling.
    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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    Norma Miles 04-27-17
    Norma Miles 04-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    ""T.R.O.U.B.L.E. Trouble.""

    Simply superb. Unlike book one which could be confusing with the quick introduction of large numbers of characters, many of whom live only briefly in the unrelenting fighting, our protagonists are more familiar, fewer in number (though just as likely to die) and there is one new main personality, Sister: irracible, demanding, older than those in the patrol, and killer extraordinary. Where most had sought the relative safety of the Stronghold or other secure communities, Sister had survived alone in the Wasteland for decades. But now, with the coming of the blind Code Monkey sect, the Cannies, crazies and the vast herds of Zs, numbering in their thousands, nowhere is safe. And as Denver falls, Sister needs to reach the Stronghold.

    This is a book of very fast, almost constant action and the narration mirrors this. Mr.McCallister reads clearly but at a brisk pace, with a dry tone, never over emotional, thank goodness, allowing the text itself to tell the story. The inter-character dialogue, too, is quick and snappy, often black humour in the comments, and these are delivered well, not a vast array of voices, but appropriate and always clear as to speaker. A nice performance.

    Well written, very visual, great characterisation, plenty of action, often funny, sometimes sad and always exciting: the tension grows as the vast hords of Zs converge and those weird and sinister Code Monkeys once again exert their influence. I was gifted this book be the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. And I loved it. Thank you. Great fun for all action fans, even those who, like me, don't usually like zombies. There is a fair amount of bad language, as should be expected in horrendous, life threatening situations, but even this is often funny. A standalone, though it helps to have read book one. Recommended.

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    Amazon Customer 04-25-17
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    "Over-the-top action."
    Any additional comments?

    I received a copy of this audio title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.I do hope people take the time to actually read the review and not just glance at my number of stars score (though I'll say the score is pretty good). Some of my favorite reviews-those that have actually gotten me to read some books-have been the ones that 'looked' negative at first. I do not consider this to be a negative review at all in fact I am pleased to say that this second book in the Dead Team Alpha series improves upon the original. It does however push the boundaries on believability. Granted it's fiction, but you can only suspend disbelief so far. Part of the problem comes from the fact that Mr. Bible has the book taking place over a hundred years after the zombie apocalypse takes place. With so much time having gone by the world is just not going to even closely resemble what it used to be. You aren't going to have people making a mad dash across a golf course because there is no way a golf course is going to exist, not in any recognizable fashion, it's simply going to have become a large overgrown field. Granted that isn't as big an issue as say getting a truck to work after 100 years, so many issues with that I'm not sure where to start. But the biggest issue is that one of the characters, Sister, is making modern day references without any context (at least until the last page and even then it isn't fully or really even partially explained). I pretty much knew who Sister was right away and while it seemed impossible that she would be alive, I kept waiting for an explanation of how it was possible (I have several theories) but her story was never told, not even a little. And We see more of the Code Monkeys, a very creepy and cool group from the first book, but again we didn't really get to know them at all. They play a huge role in this book, but we never got to understand them at all, which is a shame. And I'd love to have an explanation of how/why the trials were even set up? Now after the book was over, in the afterward, I found out that this series takes place in the same world as another of his series, so perhaps some of those answers are in those books. I may have to pick them up to find out.

    The beauty of Mr. Bible's Dead Team Alpha series is that it doesn't take itself too seriously, which is a good thing. Now I am not opposed to swearing, and if I was in any of the situations that DTA found themselves in I am sure I'd be letting the expletives fly as well, but, no offense to Mr. Bible, much of the dialogue is down right cringe worthy. It almost sounds like it was written by a 15 year old who just realized they could swear without getting in trouble. Seriously, it almost seemed at times as if he was just trying to see how many swears he could fit into a single sentence at once. Often times it just came off sounding ridiculous. But as I noted, the book doesn't take itself too seriously so whatever. Just thought I'd mention it as a warning for anyone who is offended by harsh language. Forget the language, how is the action? Well, it's insane, pretty much nonstop and unapologetically over the top. It seemed like Mr. Bible took bits and pieces from some of his favorite movies and worked them into the story, everything from Indian Jones to Mission Impossible.

    I think I might have said something similar in my review of the first book, but this would make a great movie for the SyFy Channel. This is like a summer blockbuster, the kind of movie (book) that you leave your brain at the door and just enjoy the insane ride. And please not that I do not consider that to be a bad thing at all. Books/movies/tv yes some of it can be quite serious, some try to teach you something, to get across some kind of message, but some you just experience for entertainment value, and I must say I was definitely entertained by this book. As I said, it seemed like Mr. Bible took bits and pieces of some of his(and my) favorite action flicks and merged them into a zombie tale. It's a blast and I certainly enjoyed the ride.

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    Deborah 04-20-17
    Deborah 04-20-17
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    "nonstop action"

    The narration of this book was excellent. There was nonstop action throughout the book as the teams continue to fight Z's, code monkeys and now cannibals. There is a twist at the end as some secrets are revealed while others stay securely hidden.

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

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    RC Fielder 04-04-17
    RC Fielder 04-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "YEAH BABY!!!"

    Great read! I really missed "Sister" and was delighted to see her back in action. Thank you so much for the journey.

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    marti 03-09-17
    marti 03-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Better than the first!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! It was hilarious, Sister in particular. I was constantly bursting into laughter. It's also very action packed!


    What other book might you compare Dead Team Alpha 2 to and why?

    Hollowland by Amanda Hocking


    Which character – as performed by F.C. McAllister – was your favorite?

    Sister. Her Sh*t F*cks were HILARIOUS!!!


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

    Those Sh*t F*ck Code Monkey's are at it again.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the first book and this one topped it! I wish the Author had written a small series about life inside the bunker. I think that would have been a cool concept. Especially if there is more sister. I would like to see where their story goes in particular, not just the civilization.
    Overall, this was a really interesting read. It had literally everything. I especially like how no character is safe. No matter how much you like them, there is always a chance for everyone to die and i like that because it's realistic! I'm probably about to go back and re listen to it now!

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