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Hell on Earth Audiobook

Hell on Earth: Life of the Dead, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

When civilization ends - when hundreds of millions of the dead return to eat the living - how will the remaining humans survive?

One week ago, there were over 300 million people living in America. Today there are less than 5,000. After a man-made plague destroys the population, cities burn and the government crumbles when the dead come back to life as flesh-hungry zombies. Wim, a 30-year-old farmer, purposely kept himself cut off from other people, but when the undead arrive at his farm, intent on eating him, he's forced to venture out into the land around him and fight to save a world on which he long ago turned his back. Survivors from all walks of life - criminals and fry cooks, teenagers and soldiers - battle to survive zombies and each other as mankind races toward extinction.

Book one in the epic Life of Dead zombie apocalypse saga.

©2016 Tony Urban (P)2017 Tony Urban

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    J and M 01-31-17
    J and M 01-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Zombies!"

    The opening scene really grabs you. Then the story slows a little but picks back up mid-way. Didn't necessarily like the way the characters were introduced so separately, but when they finally came together, it got good. Plenty of action.
    The narrator does an excellent job. The characterization is great. Characters are very distinct and the performance was lively. Just really well done.

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    Mary Karowski 05-16-17
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    "Zombies are here time to be food or survive"

    The zombie apocalypse is here. Follow a diverse group of people from many walks of life. Take their different views on what's going on. Some will survive. Some won't. Some may meet and then what will happen. Traditional zombie story with a few novel points to it. Great listen. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 02-09-17
    Mike 02-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Descriptive Writing, Excellent Performance!"

    I have to say i was pleasantly suprised and am looking forward to the next chapter.

    Tony Urban sets a very detailed world that steers the imagination left right and sideways. The story is reminiscent of the the beginnings of TWD and sets up many diverse characters/storylines right from the beginning.

    Eric Moore's performance of the book is excellent. His eloquent storytelling brought out the emotions of the moment in the story and really carried me in the first few chapters while the storylines were being set up. Then as momentum built I felt like i was listening to an old time radio serial and couldnt wait to hear the next chapter for each character.

    If you are a fan of the zombie genre described like you are there in the moment, The Hell on Earth series is one to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lezlie Mays 01-31-17
    Lezlie Mays 01-31-17
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    "Can't wait for the next one!"
    What did you love best about Hell on Earth?

    It's zombies! What's not to like? I really enjoyed the different character POV's. It was like reading several stories all at once and all of them compelling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hell on Earth?

    There were several but, if I have to choose one, it would be when the character Wim was stuck in the freezer with eight zombies because he was craving chocolate ice cream. That was a holy shit moment and a LOL for me.


    What about Eric Bryan Moore’s performance did you like?

    This narrator is fantastic! I love the way his performance puts you in the story. I am a visual person, even when I am listening and I appreciate authors as well as their narrators who are able to put the reader/listener in their stories by giving seriously detailed scenes. The more details about what their character is seeing, feeling, hearing, etc., the better for me.


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

    Yes, and I did just that!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next one! I want to know what happens with all the characters next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 05-30-17
    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 05-30-17 Member Since 2009

    word man

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    "Not bad, not new."

    The tale starts with a doctor releasing a potent virus on the population. Then half a dozen scenarios of different people and how the rapidly spreading virus affected them. This format continued by going back to each scenario updating each with more infection and violence. The story is not bad, but there’s really nothing new here. I can allow three.point.five for the effort.

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    Daman 05-30-17
    Daman 05-30-17 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Kept me wanting more..."
    What made the experience of listening to Hell on Earth the most enjoyable?

    The unique story and deep writing entrenched me into a good story.


    Any additional comments?

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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    Bikram Agarwal 05-29-17 Member Since 2017

    Listening to audiobooks for few hours everyday since the start of 2017.

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    "Difficult to follow. Had to leave halfway."

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    The story kept jumping from one character to another quite rapidly. I tried to keep track of it by rewinding multiple times and re-listening. I even wrote down notes a few times, just so that I can keep track of what's happening. But after some time, I took away the fun of listening to stories and became a chore. So, I had to stop listening.

    Maybe this will be a good book, just to read. But as an audiobook, this doesn't work.

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    Christine Newton 05-25-17
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    "great narration & great start to a series"
    Any additional comments?

    I've read/listened to a lot of zombie apocalypse books and series, so I supposed I've come to expect a formulaic approach when I start a new ZA story. The multiple points of view are uncomfortable for some other reviewers, and indeed it's a lot to keep track of as the book progresses, especially because it seems that we meet all of these individual characters in their own specific chapters, within a short space of time. We don't get to know a few main characters, who start individually then meet up and start some sort of journey and meet a few new people on the way. We're plunged into a full ensemble of characters right from the get-go! We don't get to spend a lot of time with these characters and some of them don't survive for long, so we're not sure whether to store them in short term memory or longer term memory. But for me, that's okay. The author likely knows that this is a lot for us readers to absorb, so he's kind enough to make the characters diverse enough to us to differentiate among them (e.g., a farmer, a homeless wanderer, an obese prisoner, a rich politician's son) as the book progresses. Given the numerous characters he presented, I think he did a great job developing each one - I was easily able to formulate a mental picture of each character based on their actions, descriptions, conversations, and circumstances. I thought that the first installment ended in a good spot, making it clear that there is a second book coming and the journey is going to continue. Since we met so many characters, we can also speculate that more of them might cross paths in the future, and that some of them will likely come to a bad end. I'm not a huge fan of excessively long multi-book series, but I'd certainly be interested in spending more time with these characters to learn what happens to them.

    I'm happy to say that I thought this narrator was great (I usually complain about audiobook narration). Very easy on the ears, makes the story come to life, changes tone and inflection nicely without sounding fake for different characters. Two thumbs up!

    I provided my opinion in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Tyler U. 05-23-17
    Tyler U. 05-23-17
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    "HUGE Potential but a miss for me..."

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    So, I'll start by saying this book was kind of a miss for me... As someone who loves the zombie apocalypse genre, and loves new interpretations of it, this left me wanting...

    I felt the story jumped around too much and too many story lines were left dangling in the wind with no real sense of resolution.

    That being said, the Eric Bryan Moore was outstanding, he did great voices for each main character, had a dynamic voice and made things interesting. It really was the story fragmentation and lack of any real resolution that left me feeling like this was only half the book. I'm fine with cliffhanger endings, but you have to leave the audience with some sort of stopping point.

    If the second book actually progresses the plot and leaves the story at some sort of stopping point (and was packaged with the first book) I would give this a huge 5 stars and say this is a must read/listen.

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    Kindle Customer 05-16-17
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    "better read"

    I was voluntarily giving a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

    I had a slightly difficult time keeping up with all the character changes in this book. that made it a little hard for me to follow the story line and individual plots. I feel like this book would be easier read then listened to.

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