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Publisher's Summary

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth.

When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic. In one fell swoop, the necessities of life become much more basic. Gone are petty everyday concerns. Gone are the amenities of civilized life. Yet a single law of nature remains: Live, or die. Kill, or be killed. On one side of the world, a battle-hardened General surveys the remnants of his command: a young medic, a veteran photographer, a brash Private, and dozens of refugees, all are his responsibility-all thousands of miles from home. Back in the United States, an Army Colonel discovers the darker side of Morningstar virus and begins to collaborate with a well-known journalist to leak the information to the public...The Morningstar Saga has begun.

©2006 Z.A. Recht; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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Awesome

I'm an combat veteran, absolutely enjoyed the Characters of Sherman, Kruger, and Brewster reminded me of my narrow minded dumb-ass comrades that you can't help, but love. Too bad to here that the original writer died but looking forward to the 3rd book survivors. If you liked Day by Day Armageddon or World War Z you will love this series.

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  • Angela
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, United States
  • 11-23-11

The morningstar strain was outstanding!

This post-zombification tale of mankind kept me interested from the first word till the epilog. I loved that I received enough backstory on the characters to get attached but not the pages of useless info you sometimes gets when authors like to read their own words. It was a quick listen that I could do in spurts while driving and met all my basic horror requirements. Give it a listen. Oliver Wyman is a personal fav narrator of mine since the MHI series!

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Wow ! This is what i call a Great rendition.

Audible should use this as a benchmark for future renditions of good books.
The story is good, and taut.
The enactment is Great !
Especially Gen Sherman, Pfc. Brewster, and the Canadian Denton.
On par with the Percy Jackson series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mark
  • bombala, Australia
  • 06-14-11

5 STARS

I read the reviews before i bought this book and i wasnt expecting much from this book other then to listen to something other then music, But i found that the bad reviews i read were not right at all..Yes there was some silly bits but i mean without the funny bits whats the point of just listening to a book that doesnt make you laugh at times?? the book was well written and well read :) all of the characters added there own spice through out the book :) 5 STARS!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Lee
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States
  • 12-01-10

End of Days

I listened to this only on the recommendations of other audible members. It turned out pretty good. It took me a little while to get into it, however once you do it's definitely worth it. If you like this one then you'd really enjoy Patient Zero.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Cliche and simple minded

Way too cliche and simple. Gets 3 stars by default because it's zombies. If you get rid of the f-bombs, this book would be a great intro book for any youngster getting into the genre. The military mentality was on par with any of the non-Romero Living Dead movies.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Milton
  • Somerville, MA, USA
  • 02-02-10

Middle off the road

So-so book.
A bit predictable - mediocre dialog. The military and government types were little more than characatures.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Vanhoose
  • Tavares, FL, United States
  • 03-05-10

A Credit up in Flames!

I am a far cry from an expert book critic, and dearly love the zombie, pull you into a cold shadowy grave lover as the next gore fan. But this book became almost impossible to get through without wanting to toss it into that same shadowy grave and fill in the hole.. Honestly save your credit, there are just to many other wonderful books to use the credits for
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10 of 21 people found this review helpful

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great novel

this is a great novel. the voice actor is simply supurb and this book has done what few can. it has taken a difficult to write concept of zombies and made it come alive. my renewal date is in 1 day but i cannot wait to get the 2nd novel and im going to actually buy it instead of wait for the credit. HIGHLY reccommended to anyone who loves zombie novels.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Engaging and fun

I listed to both books, enjoyed them both and look forward to the next

2 of 5 people found this review helpful