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Everything they know is gone. The old world obliterated in less than 48 hours. They soon discover they aren't alone, and other dangers besides the undead lurk in the forests. The new law of the land: kill or be killed.

Dr. Everett Berning and his team seek refuge in the underground lab in the Ozark Mountains. The first week after the collapse of civilization, those who made it out alive struggle against the odds to survive.

Only a handful escaped the devastation in their hometown of Malvern, Arkansas, and they grapple with the new reality. Tired, frightened, and mourning the loss of loved ones, they attempt to regroup and cope with the life-altering changes.

When one suffers a debilitating injury, they are thrust into a tenuous relationship with Dr. Berning's group. Other survivors battle the odds as they flee treacherous cities destroyed by the government and crawling with reanimated corpses.

Unfortunately, they all are about to discover the roaming dead aren't the only threat they face. As the world plummets into darkness, things will never be the same. Ever.

©2016 Ashley Fontainne (P)2016 Ashley Fontainne

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fresh, suspenseful and dynamic

Following the completely compelling Tainted Cure and Tainted Reality, Ashley Fontainne returns with the third installment in The Rememdium series. This exceptional zombie apocalypse saga really should be read in order. In Tainted Future, the remaining survivors are trying to cope as best they can with their new, gruesome reality. However, life is not just about finding provisions and escaping the human "munchers" now. There are additional, unforeseen dangers that the survivors soon become aware of, which force the different groups to cooperate and which create some rather unlikely heroes and heroines. I love it that Ms. Fontainne still manages to surprise me with the way the characters are developing. While further new characters are introduced and some beloved characters fall by the wayside, others will amaze you with their determination and craftiness. The story line boasts a really good mix of exciting zombie action and fighting, and emotional human stories that pull you in and make you care about the characters. Ashley Fontainne and Rebecca Roberts make such a fantastic team that I will now listen to anything they produce even if it is outside the standard genres that I tend to go for. Ms. Roberts's narration is as stellar as ever. She really brings this story to life for me with her different voices and accents that are entirely convincing and completely appropriate for the characters she portrays. There were no concerns regarding the quality of the production.

Although this is the third book in the series, and I am not sure how many parts are planned, there are plenty of new plot developments to keep this fresh, suspenseful and dynamic. I look forward to the next installment of this addictive series and would highly recommend all the books to anybody who enjoys thrilling stories about the destruction of the world which are more than pure action yarns but feature thoroughly developed characters.

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 08-02-16

LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

What made the experience of listening to Tainted Future the most enjoyable?

its an excellent story, and very well narrated!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like the civilian survivors group...

Which scene was your favorite?

The kidnapping....but I liked all of this book...and can not wait for book 4!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely!

Any additional comments?

I love this series...it is very well written and each book is way to short for me! lol I can hardly wait for book 4, and recommend this very realistic post apocalyptic series 100%!!! Great story and great narration!

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  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 10-16-16

They thought surviving until now was tough

4.5 out of 5 stars

Tainted Future shows that there is more to be afraid of than the zombies. The world has turned upside down and now even cities are being destroyed. What will a family do to survive? What is the government doing to help anyone? Is anyone finding a cure? These will all be touched in Tainted Future.

The narration for Tainted Future was done by Rebecca Roberts who crushes it again. She has been the perfect narrator for this series so far, and I couldn't imagine another narrator reading these stories to me.

This almost could have been an alternative to book one. There wasn't too much that tied it too hard to the other stories, and it felt like the survivors were just dealing with the problem for the first time. There's nothing wrong with that, I just remember looking at the title to make sure that I was actually listening to book three.

Tainted Future was a fast paced survival book. Taking place within the headquarters of different survivor groups and showing some of the damage done to the people, society, and the cities around them.

While I've been enjoying this series a lot, the abrupt endings are killing me! I like the story and the characters, but I also want a feeling of closure. Fontainne knows how to keep you coming back for more, that's for sure.

I was given a free copy of this book by the narrator.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A great third book

This was a really good book, though I have to admit that it did not have my attention like the previous two books in the series. That may be because I was still grieving the loss of Regina in the previous book, and she was my favorite character. In general, all the characters in this book/series are really well-developed, and it is easy to get attached to them and care about them. These are very fast-paced books that are filled with suspense. Even for a person that doesn't normally read zombie books, these are really enjoyable and enthralling. I listened to the Audible audio version narrated by Rebecca Roberts, and I really enjoyed it. In fact, she may be my new favorite female narrator. She does great voices and great pacing. Overall, a great book.

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Great series!

I absolutely love this series! It keeps getting better and better! Ashley Fontainne is a great author and Rebecca Roberts does a great job with the narration! This is an excellent post apocalyptic series about a fungal infection that turns people, and now animals, into zombies.

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Will there be a future or are they all undead

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This part of the story picks up where book two left off, the series is not done yet there will be a book four. I feel you should read/listen to the whole series to really get the full impact, however I think you can read each book pretty much as a standalone and not feel lost at least not too much. This one starts off with them in the mountains and finding dead bodies with men they feel are military. They are in need of more food and most make a trip to bring some back. There are more deaths and some of the questions you have will be answered. They really find out more than they wanted to and find there is more than undead to fear. <br/><br/><br/>Rebecca Roberts narration is wonderful I really like this narrator from her wonderful many different voices to the emotion she puts into her stories. Her male voices are just as great as her female ones. She has a smooth sexy voice you could listen to all day. Her male characters are rough, tough and strong. I am so amazed that she can do so many voices so wonderfully. Her tones never leave you guessing to the emotion each person is feeling. You can hear the fear, how scared they are from her voice. I heard no background noises or any place where the audio is louder than other places. There are no repeats of words just a clear clean audio that sounds wonderful that will leave you hanging on every word. If you haven’t listened to anything by this narrator I recommend you do she is very talented. Her voice is very powerful and emotions run deep. I am sure you will love her as much as I do.<br/><br/>I enjoyed this installment very much, people get hurt, they learn more about each other sticking together, fighting between their selves as well as others they come across. There are a few twists that will surprise you as well as a little humor. Some love ones are lost and knew friends are gained as well as more to fear. Traps are set and others trap their selves. I thought this would be the last book but it isn’t. As for me the undead are getting a little old. Don’t get me wrong it is a great series just running out of interesting things to hold your attention. I am looking forward to the next book I still have unanswered questions. I feel this series has been well worth my time, it is interesting and does pull you in with your heart beating double time at each new obstacle they come across. I held my breath a time or two, even talked and yelled at a few characters. There were characters I really like and some not so much. It was interesting to see who and what they military men were and what role they play. Maybe the Doc they found will find the curer before they all end up dead or undead.<br/><br/>

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Third times the charm!

If you could sum up Tainted Future in three words, what would they be?

better than before

Would you be willing to try another book from Ashley Fontainne? Why or why not?

I must! The cliffhanger ending finally has me clinched!

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

Rebecca's voice talents never disappoint. Male or female, young or old character, and now even using an ethnic character... no matter how many characters she depicts, her distinct character voices help to carry the story well, even when the story is lacking.

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

As a third book to a series that I wasn't entirely sold on, the way that the characters were now combined into a recognizable group of people who I cared about and hoped for their happy ending made the entire story much more satisfying... although, I wasn't expecting a cliffhanger, as I didn't realize that there would be a 4th book.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the 4th. I'll be sad if we lose any more of the characters. Seems inevitable in a zombie story.

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I'm all messed up

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

I really like how she portrays the different emotions the characters goes through throughout the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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I have so many conflicting feelings on what some of my favorite characters went through. I'm a little scared of how the story will continue to unfold. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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Ties book 2 characters together

Loved the narration. Very easy to listen to this story. Characters from 2nd storyline merged.

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I am Hungry for More!

Would you consider the audio edition of Tainted Future to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed the print version but Rebecca Roberts just made the Audio version FUN to listen to

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tainted Future?

I almost cried when Reed ...

What about Rebecca Roberts’s performance did you like?

She is as always Amazing with the way she just makes the Characters come to life in your minds eye

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did

Any additional comments?

Thank you Ashley Fontainne & Rebecca Roberts for making my Summer more fun with theses books to listen to! Please write & record more. I am hoping & cannot wait for Book Four!