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When a plane crashed in the quaint town of Castor, it unleashed a virus that turned everyone into hissing, blood-thirsty, undead monsters. Monsters that could transmit their plague in seconds, that could run as fast as dogs, and that could fuse themselves together to create massive mutated beasts. Four teens - Connor, Seth, Amanita, and Nicole - fought for their lives to secure vital data from the plane wreckage, some of them paying the ultimate sacrifice.

Now they need to get to San Diego with their secret, but the plague is spreading too fast. They have no friends or family, nowhere to hide, and death lurks behind every corner. Worse, the hissers are evolving, and it may be impossible to stop them at all.

©2016 Ryan Thomas (P)2017 Ryan Thomas

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Hissers II is a Howl!

Hissers was one of the first novels I listed to on Audible and it got me hooked. Hissers II is a fantastic action packed, high speed, undead mutant zombie adventure follow up. In this sequel Thomas picks up almost exactly where the first book ends. The characters are still running, as hard as they can, from the creatures which are not really zombies but the victims of human genome experiments gone mad. The characters have little time to contemplate the difference however as they dodge their way across the country hoping to get the research (found in book one) that created the things to a genetics lab and a group of top scientists that they hope will still be there when they arrive. The story is still told from the perspective of the kids, although more adults are present this time, which keeps things focused and prevents overthinking the situation. Shawn Zuzek provides the narration and does an excellent job with the voices.

Full disclosure – after I griped about some military aspects of book 1 the author, Ryan Thomas, asked me to consultant on the sequel. So, I read a draft and provided military related recommendations for the paperback release of Hissers II. This was a few years ago, however, and I was excited to see it had made its way to Audible. I picked it up and was reminded what a fun book it was. I listened to the whole thing in just a few days. Take away – even if I weren’t involved I’d say Hissers I & II are fun books to read (or listen to) and hard to put down. The cliff hanger ending makes me really hope the author is working on Hissers 3!

PS - if you read this review please mark whether it was useful to you. Otherwise, why write these things.

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Good book

I hope I don't have to wait to long for book 3 in the series. Both book one and two were great.

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More Hissers = Must run faster!

The first Hissers book was released in Audible on 07-26-11 and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I have read/listened to a great deal of undead themed books, but the unique aspects of Hissers and the unexpected twists made it a story that has stuck with me. I have been checking the Audible library on and off over the past 5+ years hoping to find the 2nd Hissers book. I was so excited that Audible finally added Hissers II: Death March on 06-22-17, which is the second book of the expected trilogy!

If you liked the first book getting the second one is a no brainier, and if you have not read the first Hissers book, STOP NOW and go get it!

The biggest issue with Hissers II is that it is simply too short and after such a long wait I was hoping to get more. That being said, I did enjoy the 2nd installment to the continuation of the Hissers story. I was pleasantly surprised that even though the second book had a different narrator the transition between books was fairly smooth as Shawn Zuzek did a good job of integrating his narration with that of the first book.

Hissers II definitely requires the reader be willing to stretch the limitations of reality and there are quiet a few situations that are challenging to accept, but if you are willing to allow yourself to simply jump in and go with it, the ride is fast paced and entertaining. I really have enjoyed both Hissers books and I am hoping that the wait for the third book will not be as long of a wait as it has been for the 2nd one!

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enjoyable story and good pacing

As Good As the First. I found it very entertaining. narration is good and the story is engaging. Recommend to anyone with a zombie apocalypse fetish LOL

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Better than first book, and first book was good!

I was surprised to like the first book. The last zombie-ish book I read was a YA series called the Rains by Gregg Hurwitz. I normally love Gregg Hurwitz, I have read and loved all of his other books but I think this one was just too young for me. I was disappointed bc I figured if anyone could pull off a good YA zombie type series he could. Well look no further bc Hissers by Ryan C Thomas may be YA genre and have teens as protagonist but these books rock! First book starts with a government plane crashing and releasing a deadly virus in a small town. 4 teens fight to escape along with getting important info from the plane. The first book had a lord of the flies vibe, gore beyond belief, kids having to make awful choices and they are forced to grow up and you grow with them and share their pain! Oh and the author is not afraid to kill off anyone so don’t think you know who is gonna live!! The second book takes off and thankfully guides the story down a suspenseful gore filled road of survival as the characters left from the 1st book desperately try to save the day! It ends with some closure but definitely leaves you waiting in anticipation for the final 3rd book. Trust me if you like the zombie genre you will love this approach, unique! Narration was 1st class!!