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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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    jeff barto 05-17-17
    jeff barto 05-17-17 Member Since 2017
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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
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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.

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    tino6007 11-17-16
    tino6007 11-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Clips instead of Magazines"

    You know who you are, and you know what I mean. "I put down the safety on my Glock," and "M2 50 cal. Submachine gun" are phrases that make you cringe? Well, you won't like this one.

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    Juan 11-11-16
    Juan 11-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the best zombie books"

    This book keeps you on the edge of your seat and you won't put it down until you are done reading it. Warning if you get scared easily don't read this. I would not be surprised if this book it's converted into a movie at some point. I'm ready for part two.

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    sj 10-05-16
    sj 10-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good content"

    the way the reader depicts the voices of females and non important characters kind of got annoying. my wife didn't like it and so i finished it without her. story is good if you don't mind that

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    Mel Ft. Worth TX 09-27-16
    Mel Ft. Worth TX 09-27-16 Member Since 2013

    Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese

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    "Wasn't feeling the narrator..."

    This is an example of a really good story not translating well to audio due to the narrator. I'm not saying he's a bad narrator, I'm just saying he wasn't right for this book.
    He got better as the book progressed. Any way, the story is very good, I like his inner turmoil and that he's hanging on to his humanity.
    I will definitely get the rest of the series

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    Bill B 09-20-16
    Bill B 09-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A good zombie series"

    The story line is good and as plausible as an zombie apocalypse story could be I guess.

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    Marilyn Morrison St Paul, MN United States 09-03-16
    Marilyn Morrison St Paul, MN United States 09-03-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A bit boring and lame, but still likeable"

    The end of the world isn't so bad when you have weapons, ammo, food, access to underground bunkers... plus, throw in fellow survivors who happen to include ex Green-beret and SWAT team members.... overall, our hero has a relatively easy time of things.

    This is not to say the book is terrible. James Cook is obviously a talented author.. the story has great character development, our hero is very likable and there are interesting settings, fantastic descriptive detail, and that alone is enough to keep things entertaining. It's just that an end of the world zombie novel should include (at least some) edge of your seat/nail biting tension and the belief that our hero could buy the farm at any moment.

    I guess the fact that our hero had no major character flaws or problems, inherited great wealth, and could pretty much do whatever he wanted in the pre-zombie world - should have tipped us off that this guy leads an overly charmed life.. why should something like a little ol' apocalypse change any of that?

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    Natalia Armbruster 08-19-16
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    "Excellent from start to finish!"

    I love this book! it held my attention from beginning to end and the narration was a fantastic performance beaming life into every chacter! I look forward to the next book in the series and am very excited to start a new series by the author!

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