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The Beginning of the End Audiobook

The Beginning of the End: Apocalypse Z

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Publisher's Summary

The dead rise…

A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men.

Humanity falls…

A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days.

The end of the world has begun…

Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves. Armed only with makeshift weapons and the will to live, this survivor will give mankind one last chance against…Apocalypse Z.

©2012 Manel Loureiro (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    MB Airmont, NY, United States 01-02-14
    MB Airmont, NY, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    I'm an AVID listener to this genre. Great narration and overall great experience. .

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Metung, Australia 12-16-13
    Steve Metung, Australia 12-16-13
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    Overall this kept me glued.
    But there were many times I shouted aloud in frustration…why? It seemed that every time they got in a vehicle it shot off at great speed, and guess what happened every time…they crashed/ran into or nearly ran into something/someone. They left doors open, they didn't look behind them, they just didn't seem to learn from one minute to the next.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    dave LA JOLLA, CA, United States 01-21-13
    dave LA JOLLA, CA, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2017
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    Any additional comments?

    ok so this guy, the guy in this story is crazy annoying. like, sometime he's super heroic, other times he's totally fall down, curl into a ball. you can tell right off that this story is translated into english. if you can get over that its a pretty good listen. also, the main character is always crying over his cat, thorwing up out of fear, complaining about who knows what. its more annoying than anything.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Hot Springs, AR, United States 01-05-13
    Tony Hot Springs, AR, United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Left a lot to be desired"

    This is my 13th zombie book and It was definitely a tier 3 book. Don't get me wrong, there were some very good parts but there was a lot of boring stuff too. The beginning was too long for what it brought to the table. It was good enough if its one of your last options.

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    Shea 12-24-12
    Shea 12-24-12
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    "Felt Like I was Right there With Them"
    If you could sum up The Beginning of the End in three words, what would they be?

    Great Book Love the voice of the narrator he kept the book exciting voice was easy to listen too also...Good action along with gore and suspense. Wanting more could not put it down. I only listen to audible books in my car but found myself holding my Iphone and listening to the book. Looking forward to the next book. HURRY PLEASE.....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Lawyer


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

    First time listening to him


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    Brittany Goldsmith 11-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good book that ended hanging"

    It was a good book just left the reader not knowing how it all ended or went. It needs a 2nd book then it should be good to go.

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    Languid Reader 11-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Mixed Feelings"

    The premise of the book isn't a bad one. There are a few moments here and there I thought were evocative and interesting, but they were too few, and far in-between. Often, it felt as though ideas, threads, were abandoned, thoughts were left unfinished.

    I also feel as if the book would have been a lot more dynamic if it were written as it was happening, instead of being related to the reader in the style of a journal entry.

    Not bad, really. Just not my cup of tea.

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    Angela Bartlett COEUR D ALENE, ID, US 11-13-17
    Angela Bartlett COEUR D ALENE, ID, US 11-13-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting take on Zombies"

    I had never listened to a zombie book based in Europe before this book. This one was very well written. Manel Loureiro's story grabbed me by the ears and did not let go. I found myself holding my breath at times. Nick Podehl did an excellent job as the reader. His varied accents were very good. This is a book I will listen to again. I will also look for other books written by Manel Loureiro.

    “Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry”

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    tina GREAT MILLS, MD, United States 11-05-17
    tina GREAT MILLS, MD, United States 11-05-17 Member Since 2012
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    "wonderful post apocalyptic story"

    I had read this book before and forgot!! downloaded and began again. within the first few min I remember the whole story. this was an awesome book and well worth the credit.

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    Grace 11-03-17
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    Very exciting, great story teller, loved the cat. Look forward to more. What does that cats name mean?

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