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When the world ended some people believed that it was the fault of a failed space probe, others - an act of vengeance from an angry God. No one knew the reasons why but across the globe, millions of the recently deceased rose from the dead, possessed with one singular goal: To eat the flesh of the living. Over the course of a few short hours the world was lost.

In the Northern California town of Red Bluff, a Sheriff struggles to grasp this strange and hellish turn of events that have ravaged his small town and maintain order as it all falls apart.

Two brothers struggle to make sense of this new world, traveling through the putrid remains of their beloved town - torn between survival and the love their mother. The world has ended and soon they will learn that all they need to survive is each other.

©2013 Kevin Millikin (P)2017 Kevin Millikin

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Summer of 68

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The dead are rising everywhere and nobody knows why. This is the story of how this event affects the people of a small town. The main characters are the Sheriff and two little kids. Get this audiobook to enjoy this zombie book.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Not bad, but not great either.

This book is hard to review because while there are parts I liked, there were even more that I felt completely "Meh" about. I'm not too sure what to say because I felt like there was a lot left to be desired with the plot and it was, for the most part, completely forgettable. I have no idea how the Zombies came to be, I can't tell you who or how many characters there were and I couldn't care less what happened to them.... but I also kinda enjoyed it, which is weird!

I liked the brothers the most and actually became invested in their story. I was rooting for them the whole way through and when it ended the way it ended, well lets just say that if it was a proper book, I would have flung it across the room!!! Those poor boys. They were the shining beacon in the book!!

Anyway, overall, I'm still torn about how I truly felt about this. I suppose OK is all I can say. It brought nothing new to the table and was a little slow at times, but I'm still glad I listened to it.

This is my first time listening to Rick Gregory and I have to say that he did good! He has a clear voice and read the essence of the story really well. He understood where inflection was important and brought the story alive. I think the only negative thing I can say is that he didn't differentiate the characters enough to clearly tell who was talking, but that is something that comes with experience!! Looking forward to listening to this narrator again.

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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The cover says it all

What made the experience of listening to Summer of 68 the most enjoyable?

I enjoy this narrator's work, listen to most of his stuff. He does a good job--never makes it about him, just tells the story.

What other book might you compare Summer of 68 to and why?

Very much in the same vein as the popular zombie stuff of today

What about Rick Gregory’s performance did you like?

He's good to listen to, pleasant sounding narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The first scene was a great hook.

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Gripping!

This book keeps on the edge of your seat the whole way through. Full of blood and gore, it could give some nightmares. Excellent!

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Great zombie story

I loved the story of the 2 brothers, Jake and Russell. They head out on a fishing trip just as the zombie outbreak starts. This story uses the slow moving, Romero type zombies. It is a more realistic story than most. There are no heroes, and if there are, they will probably die. There isn't always a happy ending. Not in the apocalypse. Great narration by Rick Gregory! He really did an excellent job expressing the fear in these kids!

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 09-18-17

A tribute to George Romero.

According to the prologue the author is offering a tribute to George Romero. What does this mean? Perhaps we are presented with a tense drama of survivors who, oh so very closely escape the traditional slow moving, mentally diminished, infected undead. It could happen. I don’t think the tension of Romero’s movie will ever be repeated. We have been bombarded with hundreds, nay thousands of various zombie tales since Romero’s time. In this version we aren’t even concerned with the cause of the infection, it just is. The characters are not bad, somewhat likable during their short lifespan. After all, all but one of the characters dies, so it’s a rather dismal outlook we are left with. At least it certainly was for that last character! This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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OK Zombie Book

I thought it was a fair zombie book due to the characters; it has guts, gore and drama. My favorite characters were the brothers Jake and Russell but book left me wondering what happened to them. Recommend to anyone who loves zombies. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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Finished with me wanting more!

I really did enjoy this book. I love zombie books, so this was great for me. It started off great with the radio broadcast the sheriff was listening to that tied into Romero's movie. The action continued and didn't stop. Really hope this is a series! I would love to know how the town ended and the mom's story. The narration was pleasant and added to the enjoyment. I received this for free for an honest review. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS A SECOND BOOK!

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An Overwrought Apocalypse

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"Blood flailing from his throat" and "dribbling to the dirt like curdled milk" are two instances of the lurid prose and cliches that abound in this book. Odd phrasing and outright errors. For instance after being beat on the head by a zombie, "Ruth's face was indistinguishable from the kind old lady she once was", indistinguishable means no different. Hardly likely after being beat in the with a paperweight. The book's plot line seems to jump around and odd analogies and filler words don't help. This book seriously needs an editor and a rewrite.
The narrator struggles a bit and has an uneven cadence and often ends in the middle of a sentence and has to regroup to finish it. It could be the writing that makes the narration flow challenging.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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It was ok

Nothing particularly unique, decent story. Jumps around quite a bit but was entertaining. Did notice some errors in narration and in the writing but nothing overly distracting. Wasn't thrilled with the end it felt undone, like it was missing something.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review