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Rise Again Audiobook

Rise Again: A Zombie Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

Forest Peak, California. Fourth of July. Sheriff Danielle Adelman, a troubled war veteran, thinks she has all the problems she can handle in this all-American town after her kid sister runs away from home. But when a disease-stricken horde of panicked refugees fleeing the fall of Los Angeles swarms her small mountain community, Danny realizes her problems have only just begun—starting with what might very well be the end of the world. Danny thought she had seen humanity at its worst in war-torn Iraq, but nothing could prepare her for the remorseless struggle to survive in a dying world being overrun by the reanimated dead and men turned monster. Obsessed with finding her missing sister against all odds, Danny’s epic and dangerous journey across the California desert will challenge her spirit... and bring her to the precipice of sanity itself.

Filled with adventurous human drama—and shocking inhuman horror—Rise Again marks a vivid and powerful fiction debut.

©2011 Ben Tripp (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Danny's journey through a land of death to find [her sister] Kelley makes for a remarkable character-driven story, and the final sentence takes it to another level." (Library Journal)

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    Kristen 08-19-15
    Kristen 08-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good read"

    As far as zombie books go, this is definitely a good one. I love all things zombie and I was not disappointed with this story.

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    Matthew Harper Woods, MI, United States 03-27-15
    Matthew Harper Woods, MI, United States 03-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "decent well written"

    Good though a bit windy at times where should have moved on and other times felt I wanted more detail but it kept me entertsined. I did not like the main characters trip to SF. just when she is likable she does something totally dumb. I get the argument for why this happens but be careful when trying to establish a generally stereotype character.

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    Larry Alabama 02-15-15
    Larry Alabama 02-15-15 Member Since 2012

    Howdy.

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    ""Acceptble zombie story by a promising author""
    What did you love best about Rise Again?

    It is a good story if you like zombie stories and do not expect anything particularly different from other zombie tales


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending is either an attempt to be artistically intriguing, or it is a poor attempt to hook readers into a sequel. The fact that it was for me to tell which of these options was likely suggests it wasn't a particularly skilled ending. Not necessarily disappointing, but nothing special.


    Any additional comments?

    The first half of the story proceeds at, well, a zombie's pace, but the story picks up and proceeds at a more engaging pace after that point. I thought the story was pretty good for the most part, but nothing special. There were a couple of twists, though nothing sufficient to distinguish this zombie story from most others. I thought that the relatively rare instance a strong female main character in a zombie story might add something special, yet except for a few brief references and one aspect of the story (dealing with rape and basic male chauvinistic behavior), that aspect of the novel never really went far. With few exceptions, the main character could have been male with very little difference--not necessarily a problem except that perhaps the author missed a chance to create a zombie narrative that was truly different. Still, a good story if you are fan of the genre.

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    elaine United States 02-02-15
    elaine United States 02-02-15 Member Since 2011

    I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I live in Denver Co

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    "Second read through!"

    I enjoyed this story a lot the first time I listen to it. I re listened before starting the second book and enjoyed just as much. Takes a bit of a different spin so that was fun. The female lead was not a girly heroine at all!
    I hope you enjoy this book too!

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    Tracy 11-05-14
    Tracy 11-05-14 Member Since 2014

    Zombie books, apocalypse books gotta have them!

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    "I had to purchase 2nd book ASAP!!"
    Where does Rise Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book audio was good. Narrator did an excellent job performing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the twist and turns the author took you on.


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

    I do not think so.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I would laugh out loud at parts in the story. But boy did I get some tears at the end but then......well you will have to get the book don't want to give anything away!


    Any additional comments?

    This to me was an excellent book. I would recommend this book to anyone, I was totally drawn into the story. Which is why I have purchased the second book :)

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    Hans 09-03-14
    Hans 09-03-14
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    "Different take on the zombie thing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rise Again to be better than the print version?

    I only listen to audio because of my commute


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a little different from all the other zombie stories, right from the beginning.


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    Richard DAVENPORT, FL, United States 06-04-14
    Richard DAVENPORT, FL, United States 06-04-14 Member Since 2016

    I have a long drive to work and audible makes it so much more bearable

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    "Nice to see a lady hero"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book very much. I like the fact that the hero of the book is a woman. It is a nice departure. I also enjoyed the combat veteran angle for the sheriff and how it shaped her actions and reactions to the dead rising.

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    Thomas Baden, PA, United States 04-21-14
    Thomas Baden, PA, United States 04-21-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting zombie story"

    I liked the book overall, I thought the performance was good, and the story had a lot of new angles different from the standard zombie story. The characters are interesting, though sometimes annoying. The lead character did get on my nerves at times, she's a bit nasty to people.

    Overall I thought it was a very well told story. I got the second of the series and I think the second is even better than the first.

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    victoria Washington, DC, United States 03-31-14
    victoria Washington, DC, United States 03-31-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Delivers well on familiar Zombie elements"

    First, well written. That's getting to be important in the Zombie genre. The narration is a bit dead-pan, but I liked it. Characters develop nicely and the final resolution of one main story line is understated and moving. I understand why some reviewers didn't like the main character, but I thought she was interesting, conflicted and ultimately satisfying. The San Fran element is familiar plot, but I enjoyed the characterization of the 'top-cat' politician.

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    Shannon Norcross, ga, United States 01-05-14
    Shannon Norcross, ga, United States 01-05-14
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    "Boring at first but worth getting into"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I had a hard time getting into this. It took forever to get to the part where the zombies enter the story and that part was very boring. Once they did emerge it was worth the wait. I loved the evolution of the zombies in this book and for that alone am glad I read it. The last line in the book is the best.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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