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Beaten and battered in mind and body, the fugitives limp west, unaware that the human world is fading all around them, unaware that the last remnants of the goodness of man is being ground under the heel of evil at every turn. When confronted with that evil, fight or flight are their only choices, however, Neil's small group is hamstrung, forced to take on more refugees who come to them empty-handed, unarmed, and hungry. Neil is faced with the disturbing prospect of guiding them across 2,000 miles of zombie-plagued land, only to stumble at his first hurdle: the mighty Mississippi has become a river of death and, like the fabled River Styx, the only way to pass is to pay the river man his fee. His price: warm bodies.

©2014 Peter Meredith (P)2015 Peter Meredith

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Jillybean!

great narrator!! of all the zombie apocalypse audible titles I've listened to (there are a lot of good ones) , this series has posibly the best story and certainly the best character development. These apocalyptic stories are often more about the human condition and response to crisis than they are about the "horror and gore" and Meredith has really nailed it with this series, you can't help but root for these characters and their struggle.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Same story line

This is where I'm taking a break in the series. I actually already own the next 2 books, but it's been the very same story line since book 2. Someone gets kidnapped or is held hostage and the others have to save him or her. It's the same story over and over. In this book, someone gets kidnapped, they're rescued. Then others are kidnapped and they have to be rescued. Then yet again, more are kidnapped and they must be rescued. Then the book ends as one group is rescued, but the others are AGAIN held hostage. (There were so many kidnapping and rescues that I honestly lost count) You have to get the next book to see how the current hostages are rescued. At this point, I just don't care.
If Grey is the new Ram, give him some cajones and stop letting him wither every time the main bad guy tells him "if you don't give yourself up, I'll kill everyone." The whole "let's go talk to the bad guy and even though he's a slaver, torturer, rapist, sells babies to pedophiles, etc., I'm sure he'll be honest and keep his word........oh, he lied to us last time and took us hostage to torture us, but this time he'll keep his word and not capture us.......oh shucks, he took us hostage again and we escaped, but THIS TIME he'll keep his word, so let's go back and discuss this with him again" story line is just STUPID.
Oh, and there's very very little zombie action in this book.
Narrator did a superb job, as always.
And lastly, I love the new female character. I hope she sticks around.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 05-12-16

GREAT GREAT GREAT! I NEED #5 ASAP!!!

Where does The Apocalypse Fugitives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is a good story...I love these characters!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jillybean...she is so precious!

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

I have...he is a good narrator!

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

yes it was...but its a little long to do so...

Any additional comments?

I love this story...I cant wait for book 5! These are some of the most unique and interesting characters I have came across in a long time...I totally recommend you take the time and spend a credit and listen to this book asap!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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more great stuff from Later Meredith!

Loved it. can't wait for the next installment! Gotta love that Jilly Bean and Ipes!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful entry to an awesome series

As always, it seems, Peter Meredith knocks it out of the park. Each book in the apocalypse series has kept me wanting more, and in this case it is no different. The action, the dialogue, the realism and growth of the characters is all very natural and not forced. The performance by Basil Sands, was fantastic. His performance really brings home the characters and I personally cannot imagine the series without his skills as a voice actor! 5 stars all around!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant, I say! Brilliant!

This may be my favorite so far. Jillybean is once again at her peak performance! I love when a new character meets her and at first they think she's mental, and maybe a bit she is, but then they need her to save their lives!

Once again the audio in this is impeccable. I am so glad that Peter Meredith has stuck with Basil Sands throughout the series. Now that I am comfortable with all of the characters and their voices, another narrator would totally throw me off. Basil, yet again, sets a standard for which other audiobooks will be judged. The voices are on point, as are each inflection. I can never tell when the story is getting into a crescendo because Basil and Peter have me so sucked in, that everyone and everything else around me are null and void.

In this fourth book, Peter Meredith has continued right along with the series. He has added to the series with each book, so these must be read in order. Besides that, the characters are so fantastic that you will want to read them in order to get a real understanding of each of the characters. Especially since new characters are coming in all the time.

This one took me a bit longer to get into. It was not because the plot was not there, because it was, but because I had to give myself time. This starts at the same intensity that some books crescendo at! Intense does not even really embody how crazy this gets.

I do love the new characters. Some of them are a bit prissy. They have been taken care of and as such expect to be treated a certain way. They do not even know how to kill zombies. AND they judge Neil and Jillybean. Rude!

This one is hard to review without spoilers. I can say that this is my absolute favorite. The characters, the drama, the intensity! The plot is amazing. Once again ends on a huge cliff hangers with lives in the balance! Brilliantly done.

The only thing you'll want to do after reading this, is read the next one. Brilliant, I say! Brilliant!

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13 of 18 people found this review helpful

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a series I will listen to more than once

if you are into a good zombie story than I recommend this one without question the characters interact well lots of good action it's been a fun one to listen to looking forward to the next book in the set

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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what a Voice!

Sands is a masterful voice artist and Meredith's characters and plots are unforgettable and mesmerising.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable series.

Narrator is well spoken.

Story line is plausible, nice character development.

Don't get attached to any one character. Nobody is safe.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Awesome!

Peter Meredith is the man! This series has not let me down yet. I am on to the next one. They just keep getting better and better.

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  • Cherish.G
  • 07-02-16

10/10 the best series you will ever listen to!

Never have I read such an amazing book series like the apocalypse series, the story is so different from your typical zombie stories, they are definitely by far the best books I've ever read and I can't recommend them enough. Amazing work from the author. Great story lines twists and cliff hangers when reading/listening, I'm checking audible every few days to see if book 5 is on there yet, I hope it's soon as I'm going crazy needing to find out what happens next!

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