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After leaving her underground shelter with a passing mutant tribe, 16-year-old Isabella, her new husband Malcolm, two young tribe members, and two little children, seek the old scientist Telemark village's priestess saw in her visions. Is he looking for a vaccine to keep humans from suffering the ravages of their poisoned world? Or are Araddea's visions merely hallucinations born of her mutated mind?

Meanwhile Isabella's brother, Luke, is desperately trying to find them to deliver medication that can save them from a disease they don't even know they have. But Luke isn't just delivering meds...he has escaped the military base with knowledge of a government plan that will help clean up their toxic and irradiated world, but at what cost to mutants?

©2017 Lynda Engler (P)2017 Lynda Engler

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Captivating story

I really enjoyed this thrilling post-apocalyptic story that really makes you think. Isabella (an ex-shelter person) and her new mutant family, journey to find a scientist their seer predicted could possibly find a solution to humanities radiation problems, and to warn other mutant villages of the governments plans. The mutated humans are seen as expendable by the non-mutated shelter people and the remaining military, they plan to use them as an expendable work force in order to clean up the toxic yellow zones. Not having listened to book 1, this second audiobook was easy to follow, as the author gave enough back story to enable it to be read as a stand-alone. The characters soon captured your imagination and your heart. Isabella is strong willed, loyal and intelligent, and you cannot help but admire her tenacity. She is old for her years and the love and compassion she shows is beautiful. Malcolm and his tribe live hard lives, they mature quickly and die young and yet they still find love and joy in their harsh world. I also loved Luke’s determination for find and help Isabella, even though it put his own genetics at risk. The narrator did a great job of drawing you into the story and making you feel what the characters felt. Her pace was just right and her mellow voice was present to listen to. This is a great story of survival, adversity, love, hope and also a sad refection of how cruel and bigoted humans can be.

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An entertaining post apocalyptic adventure

Into the Yellow Zone is an entertaining post apocalyptic adventure with an interesting set up and well developed characters.

This book is part of a series, but I was able to catch up fairly quickly. Still, if you start at the beginning with the first book, you will probably enjoy it more. The ending leaves a lot for future books.

The narrator is not my favorite, but she does an ok job reading the book.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Book 2 - mutants

Into the Yellow Zone is a story about post US times following multiple nuclear bombs going off. I had goose bumps going up my arms and neck when listening to the beginning of the book. Told from the perspective of a few people, the listener is taken on a journey to save the human mutants who’s genetics were damaged by the uranium. Great story. My only wish was that the narrator stayed away from reading in a monotone between character dialogue.

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Wonderfully written work with engaging characters

My second read/listen from authors Lynda Engler & Henry Dixon. Into the Outside was a wonderfully written work with engaging characters set in the not too distant believable future. The narrator’s voice inflections add to the enjoyment of a well-written work. I’m happy to see the story is not complete because it’s so engrossing that it needs completion.

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Worth a listen!

I think this is an intriguing story. I will admit, I have not read the first book. However, I was still able to enjoy this story. The narration was perfect and exactly how I imagined. This story is from the perspective of Isabelle (who is AMAZING) and just makes me want to read the first book. This was quite amazing!

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No zombies here

Although I did not read the first book, I do feel this book does a good job of standing on its own. There is enough explanation as to what happened in the past to bring them to this point that supports this book by itself. The overall story is very believable, moves along at a good pace, and has a lot of detail and back story.

The only issue I have is with the narration being flat at times. There were times when a passage was delivered without any emotion when there should have been, causing the tension to be lost.

Overall this is a great story! I found the apocalyptic concept without zombies to be refreshing. That coupled with the author's writing style makes this worth listening to.

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Fantastic

What a fantastic fantasy story that I couldn’t get enough of The narrator was also pleasant to listen to and couldn’t get enough. Ready for more.

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There will be mutants

Isabella and her group are leaving the safety zone and venturing into the Yellow Zone. This zone is contaminated and the group knows there will be mutants and they needed to warn them of their future might bring. There were many mutants but they weren't what Isabella's group expected.
A great si-fi adventure story.

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Great series!

I'm loving this series so far! I highly recommend listening to book one first! In this book, Isabella and her new mutant husband Malcolm set out on a journey to find a scientist who could possibly make a vaccine to protect humanity. They also seek out other villages to warn them of the military's plans to use the mutants as slaves to clean up the irradiated areas which will also kill the mutants ridding humanity of 2 problems at once.
Great narration by Ann Bumbak. I'm usually not a fan of the author changing narrators in the middle of a series, but it worked this time. The narrator of book one was great, but the story is from Isabella's point of view, so a female narrator makes more sense.
I can't wait for book 3!!!

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A good (and slightly terrifying) story!

Well written and performed story with good character development. The setting is terrifyingly believable, as well as the story line. If you like your dystopian adventures to have action, adventure, and wholesome values vs gratuitous violence and graphic romance, then this is the story for you. I look forward to reading the next Into the Outside book and finding out what happens next!

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  • 11-18-17

Get better or get dead.

Fifty years after the one day Terror War that rained down both nuclear and chemical weapons killing most of the world's population, the survivors are divided into 'humans' who lived in sheltered accomodation, and the Outsiders, who, because of genetic abnormalities, were also known as 'mutants' - their lives were mostly short. Isobel had grown up in her family's underground shelter but left and married Malcolm, an Outsider. Reading for her life and with terrible news about what the army intends for the mutants, Isobel's brother Luke heads out to look for her.

This is the second book in a trilogy and, although it would probably add to the understanding of the characters, it is not necessary to have read book one, Into the Outside, as a brief but helpful synopsis prologue brings the reader up to date. The story is a gentle one and, despite horrors and confrontations, there "was still joy to be found." Well written, with good characterisations of the easy to like protagonists, the story switches with alternating chapters between the journeys of Luke and his sister.
Ann Bumback's narration is, in tune with the whole book, a pleasant one, soft, warm and slow, well developed for the different voices, though sometimes lacking intonation in the connecting text. Overall, however, the reading fits the text well.

An enjoyable listen with likable characters and, although there is tension, not as fraught and dark as many post apocalyptic stories. There is still hope. I look forward to the third and final book, Under the Mountain.