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No Easy Hope Audiobook

No Easy Hope: Surviving the Dead, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day Gabriel, his oldest friend, Marine Corps veteran, and a former mercenary, told him how the world was going to end.

He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything.

He was wrong.

As the dead rise up to devour the living, one man finds himself struggling to survive in the ruins of a shattered world. Alone, isolated, and facing starvation, his only chance is to flee to the Appalachians and join forces with Gabriel. But the journey will not be easy, and along the way his humanity, his will to live, and his very soul will be tested.

This is the beginning. This is his story.

©2011 James N Cook (P)2013 James N Cook

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    Dan North Vancouver, BC, Canada 06-06-13
    Dan North Vancouver, BC, Canada 06-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A good listen!"
    Where does No Easy Hope rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say this book ranks mid to high for zombie stories for me. 7.5 out of 10


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    Worth the credit. The second book is also good. I can't wait for the third book to be released. The only negative thing would be the timeline seems to slow way down at a few points. It could be a long series but that would be cool with me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 03-12-13
    Jim 03-12-13
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    "A good tale and action!"
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    This is a good story with Eric who is s really easy going character and just happen to plan for the end of the world with his new buddy Gabe. It is a all out interesting story as Eric interacts with people better in a Zombie Apocalypse than before in a normal world. You will not be disappointed in this story.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer united states 03-10-13
    Amazon Customer united states 03-10-13
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    "Great Z-poc story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Highly recommended to anyone who likes post apocalyptic/zombie stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fast paced, lots of action.


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    mrs99mrs99 11-26-13
    mrs99mrs99 11-26-13

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    "Great Book!!!"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the characters or Eric and Gabriel and their struggles. I hope there are more to come.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    billy ALTOONA, PA, United States 07-22-13
    billy ALTOONA, PA, United States 07-22-13
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    "Pretty good zombie book."
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    I've listened to most of the popular zombie books in the past year and its been hard finding good ones now. This one I never heard of in anyone's list of favorites but it was one of the better ones I've listened to in a while. I'm going to get the second one now.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    kyle Oceanside, CA, United States 03-21-13
    kyle Oceanside, CA, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator Ruined It"
    How could the performance have been better?

    If the Narrator actually knew how native North Carolinian talked. The 'valley girl' voice for the teenagers and women was really distracting.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 10-11-13
    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 10-11-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Story, but Doesn't Offer Anything New"

    I stumbled upon this author through someone's Goodreads review, and recently have been reading a lot of "first published independently" authors. When I discovered the author was a fellow North Carolinian and that the story takes place here in NC, I was fairly excited to try him out!

    The zombie genre is, in a word, overdone these days, but I was hoping for a new twist on the theme. This one is well written, and kept me interested all the way. There were a few minor snags for me, though.

    The prologue started out great. Once we get into chapter 1, however, the story jumps back to the main character's life before the outbreak. Then we get to see the outbreak itself. I don't know about you, but I've seen the zombie "origin story" enough times by now. This one is fairly straightforward, and I could have done without it.

    I kept hoping we would quickly make it back to the timeline in the prologue, featuring the main characters of Eric and Gabriel. Unfortunately, the story gets sidetracked again, and I realized that I wasn't going to like the direction the story was taking. Again, don't get me wrong: the story is pretty good. I just didn't find anything particularly unique about it, nor about the rest of the plot as it unfolds. The book also suffered from a lot of cursing and bad language that I wasn't expecting and frankly could have done without.

    In fact, the entire book itself is backstory, which is a shame, because it is well written and interesting. The problem is, we KNOW that Eric is going to end up with Gabriel, just two of them, holed up in a cabin inside a fence looking out on the world. I wanted to find out what happens AFTER that, and I didn't want to wait until book 2 or 3 to find out.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    jeff barto 05-17-17
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    "great book"

    great story and the narrator really brings each character to their own unique life
    Don't hesitate to buy it..

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    Jonathan Allen 03-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Epic zombie novel."

    James Cook helps set the standard for zombie novels, which are my guilty pleasure. I've read all kinds from all sorts of different authors but the tale that James Cook begins here and takes through several continuing books is a step up. They are all worth the purchase. I believe I've been through each of them at least a few times now. The narration is pretty excellent too. You won't be dissatisfied.

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    Ian 12-23-16
    Ian 12-23-16
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    "Another zombie book with bad writing"

    The writing is so bad I stopped reading it. The story probably goes somewhere but in terms of actual writing style this is bad and hard to read. Everything is cheesy, ill-concieved, and hard to handle.

    If you're looking for a book that salivates about types of guns and doesn't really make sense but is just a string of action scenes then this would work for you. If you're looking for a coherent or at all believable story (even in terms of zombie books) then skip this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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