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Feed: The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so, we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

Now, 20 years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.

©2010 Mira Grant (P)2010 Hachette

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    Hunnee Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 07-13-13
    Hunnee Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 07-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I kept trying"

    I kept trying to like this book but I just couldn't. I don't know what it was or is but I just can't finish it.

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    Adrianne Wilson 06-17-13
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    "Great characters, superb performance"

    A bit of everything: post-apocalyptic America, politics, conspiracy, blogging, and of course the undead. I was immediately drawn to the main characters, they are all likeable and I found myself rooting for them. The story isn't crazy complicated, but you don't see everything coming either. A good, light-hearted listen (if you consider blasting zombies in the head light-hearted) that kept my attention but didn't make me think too much. The narrators do a superb job (one sub-par English accent can be forgiven).

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    Jordan Dossett Maryland 06-01-13
    Jordan Dossett Maryland 06-01-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Captivating & Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this book to a friend. It is equal parts exciting and questioning so it keeps you guessing and going so that you don't know what is coming next.


    What other book might you compare Feed to and why?

    Wow, I can't think of any other books that I would compare to feed. It is the first that I have read like this. I can see now that I am finishing up the trilogy that there will now be many that follow it and strive to copy and what what they have done. But really that should stop. I really enjoyed so many aspects of this trilogy and felt that the author did a good job blending it all together.


    Which character – as performed by Paula Christensen and Jesse Bernstein – was your favorite?

    Sticking to just Feed and not reading into another other aspects of the series I will sat that at first Shawn got on my nerves and that at any second I was expecting him to get eaten, but that I had fallen for Buffy - though her character had not been developed fully for me. Georgia is pretty hot, she rocks and seems to have all of her "sh*t" together and that commands respect so I have to giver her my 2 major thumbs up. So I am going to say that in book one of this serious my fav has been Georgia. She has been the watchful but not overly doting sister, she has been fearless and rational and tried to do best by everyone in her family.


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

    The book already has a tag line of: The Good News, We Survived, But so did They... but I think that may get washed off by mainstream media too quickly as just another zombie flick so I would think I would have to say:

    FEED: the thirst is insatiable.


    Any additional comments?

    Feed was an enjoyable book. You have to accept it for what it is and can't go into it expecting the book to deliver a bunch of insane plot lines, but to be honest it has enough o f those to have to you chasing your own tail through the third book.

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    Reviewer786 05-15-13
    Reviewer786 05-15-13
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    "Decent story and great performance"

    A future look at a cataclysmic zombie outbreak. I enjoyed the main characters greatly, and their journey through the future times were entertaining. There was a low to moderate amount of action, but the characters personalities made up for it. The plotline had enough surprises and twists to make the storyline worth continueing. In contrast with the prequel, the narrators for the audio version were great.

    My only complaint is that for a zombie book, it had way too much of the government conspiracy hogwash. I suppose in a way it was a good way to relocate politics into a fictional horror realm, rather than allow the concepts of politics to interact with non-fictional information

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    zach chester, wv, United States 03-15-13
    zach chester, wv, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Blog Blog Blog"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is an ok story. Its less about zombies then it is about how many times can the word blog and news be thrown into a story. It got interesting towards the end but overall if you are not interested in hearing about reporting, blogs,blogs, blogs , and more blogs skip it.


    Has Feed turned you off from other books in this genre?

    nope


    Would you be willing to try another one of Paula Christensen and Jesse Bernstein ’s performances?

    no


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

    anger at wasting a credit


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-12-13
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    "'Sokay"

    Starts off strong but kinda falls off about 2/3rds of the way through. A lot of obvious stuff happens, although I liked the premise and the main characters. I'd read the sequels but not pay for them.

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    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 03-11-13
    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Good book"
    What made the experience of listening to Feed the most enjoyable?

    I was a little surprised with this one. I was expecting some corny zombie book however it turned out to be quite good. It had a bit of everything mixed in. Even though it's a series you don't have to listen to the next ones as it doesn't leave you on a open ended or cliffhanger, which is always good.


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    Ken Mercadante Bedford, TX United States 02-24-13
    Ken Mercadante Bedford, TX United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Unique Perspective, great story and characters"

    Most Zombie novels deal with the actual fall of civilization. This one picks up twenty years later, when a (sort of) equilibrium has been restored and society continues, just with wandering zombies. This is a unique story with a perfect balance of plot, detail, pacing and characterization. I won't spoil it by giving anything away, but this is one of the absolute best Zombie / Apocalypse novels I've read, and I've read a lot of zombie novels (who'd of thought?).

    Kudos to both the author and performer. Great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Torah Cottrill Seattle, WA 01-14-13
    Torah Cottrill Seattle, WA 01-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "This is the experience you get an audiobook for"

    The Newsflesh trilogy is a perfect example of what audiobooks do really well: take great books and bring them right into your head in three dimensions. Mira Grant (who also writes as Seanan McGuire, in case you want to check out her other work) hits a nerve with this story of a horror that's become everyday reality, and the political corruption that it seems can't ever be killed. If you think things can't get any crazier than they are in the first book, wow, are YOU in for a surprise!

    A huge part of what makes this such an excellent audible experience, of course, are the readers. Throughout all three books, all of the readers are first-rate. It's amazing (and surreal) to hear the female reader doing the male character's voice as her character thinks of what her brother said, and later hearing the male reader doing the sister's voice. If they can pull THAT off, imagine how well they do everything else. Seriously, these books are full of win from the first minute through the last.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 01-08-13
    Mark 01-08-13
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    "Zom-BLOG-alypse?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is a YES\NO answer.If you like zombie books NO if you like journalism stories with zombies added in to break up the story YES. This is a softcore zombie book.


    Would you recommend Feed to your friends? Why or why not?

    No.It feels as though the story was written and the zombies were introduced after the author figured out the GREAT spy\terrorist\journalist story written could not compete with other books of that type. SOOOOO in an attempt to save the story they did a rewrite and threw in PONYS ... um zombies.... YA ZOMBIES and sell the story to the zombie crowd instead.....

    EVERY mamal greater than XXlbs is infected and can die\rise\become zombies.... BUT we have a state of the art technology, thriving economies, stable society, safe zones, intact government, no bandits, and very low infected rate.... only a few years after the big day?


    What aspect of Paula Christensen and Jesse Bernstein ’s performance would you have changed?

    I was not entirely happy with the reading. The female voice, seemed to dominate the first book and that was fine. The range of voices were Valley Girl, Ditzy blond, and sinus infected new york accent.Why do all male voices have plugged noses?


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

    nooooooooooooooo


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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