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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

    Post Apocalyptic fanatic!

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    "Good Stuff..."

    I'm an AVID listener to this genre. Great narration and overall great experience. .

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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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    "took care of my fix"
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    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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Shea 12-24-12
    Shea 12-24-12

    Shea

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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


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-25-17

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    "Solid start."
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    At first I wasn't quite sure I was going to like this one. I love zombie stories, but for some reason the idea that it was set up like a journal seemed odd ... then I realized I'd read and enjoyed numerous zombies stories that were done a very similar style..quite a few actually. The only real problem I was a writer taking making a decision to tell a story in this way is that you pretty much know the main character survives whatever gets thrown at him/her. Of course the truth is that the main character typically survives most books (though not always), it's just that in the journal format it can sometimes feel like you are a bit removed from the action. I'm pleased to say I did not find that to be the case here. The story is well told/paced, and Nick Podehl does a fantastic job in his narration (he's one of my favorite narrators). I'll definitely be continuing on with this series.

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    T Bryan 03-12-17
    T Bryan 03-12-17
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    "where is book 2??? very good book!!"

    very exciting, hopefully this isn't the end and that their is a follow-up to come, leaves me hanging at the helicopter. overall I give it 5 stars.

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    Amazon Customer Rochester NY 11-09-16
    Amazon Customer Rochester NY 11-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Decent story for zombie Apocalypse"

    Easy to listen to and get lost in the day to day telling of survival.

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    Kindle Customer 10-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best Zombie stories!!!!"

    I absolutely love this book. The story and the narrative keep you gripped in its clutches till the very end.

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    John 08-23-16
    John 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My first and favorite Z book"

    Though there are some tells that this series has been translated it still makes for a great listen. I really enjoy listening as his world goes from everyday ordinary to a desolate wasteland right around him. Light humor and well rounded characters make this series a great buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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