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Publisher's Summary

Since childhood Nila Carter has been made to spend every weekend at the family cabin. In her teenage years she believes it to be a prison; as an adult it becomes her sanctuary and means to survive.

When a mysterious outbreak occurs in India, Nila's brother, Bobby, a virologist with the CDC, places the family on a precautionary alert to be ready to bug out. Unlike anything he's ever seen, the rabies-like virus is not just deadly; it causes extreme violent behavior in those infected. Following her brother's advice, Nila begins to stockpile.

After months of preparing, just as it seems the virus is over, everything implodes, and Bobby tells his family to leave the city. With her family, Nila heads to the mountains and to her father's isolated land. There she is eventually joined by friends and strangers, all hoping to safely stay clear of the virus that grips the world. The plan is to wait until the virus burns out.

While there, the group forms a tight bond, feeling secure that they will beat the extinction event and in due course return home. As time moves on, Nila quickly learns there are things they cannot run from, and a virus is one of them. Despite how prepared they are, how secure the land, each day brings a new threat and a painful reality that not only is returning home a pipe dream, but the likelihood of all of them surviving is increasingly growing slim.

©2016 Jacqueline Druga (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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  • deedeeg
  • gilbert, AZ, United States
  • 12-07-16

Druga!

Druga rarely disappoints. My Dead World was another great listen. The story was well thought out and engaging, the narration was well done. I found myself hoping this would end up with a sequel, but the story is pretty nicely wrapped up. I've really come to appreciate Druga as an author. I would like to enjoy more of her work but I really did not take to Andrew Wherlen's narration and he narrates many of her stories. But not this one. It was a winner. Recommend!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Very VERY boring..

This was incredibly boring. Narrator speaks very slowly and without inflection. Perhaps it would have been better with a different narrator, but I doubt it. Story felt dry and empty with underdeveloped characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Don't bother

The story was full of the main character making really stupid decisions. Very very disappointing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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New spin on an old subject

I really enjoyed the story line and the characters. The whole dead/not dead process was pretty cool. The touching parts in the story even made me cry. But the main thing I liked about the story is the same thing I didn't care for. She's not afraid to kill off a pretty important character. But that does show a lot of guts and confidence in her ability to tell a great story that's packed with enough action that you will continue to read on. I really enjoyed it and hope there's a part 2.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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UGH!

I soooo struggled with the female lead of this book. i mean she literally got almost her whole community killed with her doubts. it was so frustating when you have all the signs right in your face and you still ignore them.

I drive semis for a living so i listen to and spend A LOT of money on audiobooks. this one made me yell "DUH...OMG ARE YOU STUPID" all during 577 miles. i couldnt wait fiforr this book to end and i dont think ill be getting anything else from this author.

the narrator was AWESOME!

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Not enough words for such amazingness

Amazing story by Druga and performance by Johansson

Character's were believable
plot was great
new take on the z genre (which I am a huge fan)
I literally could go on and on
just loved it!!!

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Good but.......

Ok this book was good however Niles got on my nerves with her stupid self. Putting herself and other unnecessary situations. She wasn’t being smart at all, just stupid. Now on to another note the book was an easy listen, enjoyed it. Loved Niles dad, he was stern and cautious he loved who he loved .

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great book

I think I loved everything about this book but that there isn't more . I hope a part two is in the making.

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New favourite!

I've been looking (and spending far too many credits) for a new, exciting post apocalypse book. I found this one by chance and the synopsis plus narrator's voice made me give this a try.

This is so well written, with a fresh take on a really old subject. It’s so believeable and it really keeps you on your toes. I found the characters really likeable. I have to say the thoughts and emotions presented through out the books are really interesting and not found in other books like this that I have listened to.

Chapter 32 is probably one of the best chapters I've listened to. It had me bent over laughing.

Just try this. It's SO good and if you like Sarah Lyons Flemmings you'll no doubt like this one as well.

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Druga is whole bottle of Awesome Sauce

Where does My Dead World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

WAY up on top shelf..

What other book might you compare My Dead World to and why?

Jackie Druga rates in my Top 10 Authors.. She is consistent with HIGH QUALITY writing, Her stories draw the reader into the story and never fails to deliver..

Have you listened to any of Vanessa Johansson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Ms Johansson is clear and does an exellent job.. she Rocks

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

Todays movie could be tomorrows Headline

Any additional comments?

I look forward to Ms. Druga's next offering

1 of 2 people found this review helpful