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The Junkie Quatrain Audiobook

The Junkie Quatrain

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Original Work, 2013

Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

The Junkie Quatrain is four tales of survival, and four types of post-apocalypse story, because the end of the world means different things for different people. Loss. Opportunity. Hope. Or maybe just another day on the job.

©2012 Peter Clines (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    nicole lawrenceville, GA, United States 08-19-16
    nicole lawrenceville, GA, United States 08-19-16 Member Since 2015

    Love to exercise while listening

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    "Please write more!"
    If you could sum up The Junkie Quatrain in three words, what would they be?

    All comes together


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Junkie Quatrain?

    I love how it's an out break in 4 people's views


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    I kinda liked the first girl


    Any additional comments?

    I really would love to hear how it ends. Hope more on this comes from the author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 08-12-16
    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 08-12-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting angles to the same story"
    Would you listen to The Junkie Quatrain again? Why?

    No. I have no time to re-read what I have already read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Entertaining and neat to hear the story from different connection points.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to mention.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Nice short book with an entertaining story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Monte DeRamus 03-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Leaves you wanting more"

    Wish that Mr Clines would flesh these stories out into a full novel or four...

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    Ms. Leticia Pujol Australia 12-03-15
    Ms. Leticia Pujol Australia 12-03-15 Member Since 2013

    L.A.P

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    "Not what I expected"

    I enjoyed this audio. All stories link up to the first character we meet in the story.
    Was not what I expected and I think that is why I enjoyed it so much.
    Intelligently written and brilliant performances. I liked that the performances were not overly done and over dramatized.

    Highly recommend it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 05-02-14
    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 05-02-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Post-Apocalyptic Fiction With Character"

    "The Junkie Quatrain" took me by surprise. The reveiws I read were rather lukewarm, and while I've enjoyed some of Clines' other stuff, he's never wowed me, so I was essentially looking for something which wasn't awful.

    Not only is TJQ not awful, it's pretty damn good. It's composed of four shortish stories, all of which function well enough on their own, but when taken as a whole provide a much richer experience.

    This book features a diverse variety of characters, but they're believable and human, and are the real stars of the story. The infected are merely a facet of the environment and setting (although they're a big facet; never fear). The story remains rooted in people with whom we can, if only in some small way, identify.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 04-30-14
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 04-30-14 Member Since 2017

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "A glimps into the "Ex-Hero" World"

    A series of four short stories “The Junkie Quatrain” which takes place in Clines’ “Ex-Hero” world. Although it is not tied into those stories it helps with building a more accurate picture of the world and is a good jumping off point if you’re not sure you want to start that series. The stories have a good amount of zombies and are well written, fun and interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tilo 04-29-14
    Tilo 04-29-14 Member Since 2012

    Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout

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    "Wow, like everyone said its good"

    Got it for $1.95 during a deal, if its still on, get it. At its regular price I'd still get it, now that I know how good it is.

    As others have said, the stories cross paths, and because of that, it felt line a real book. So you feel like its a real book until the end when it, well, just ends when you thought it should go back to one of the other stories. Except they played music so you knew it wasn't coming.

    I wish all books had both male and female narrators!

    The zombies are more of the infected kind, not completely dumb and at least try to run.

    Perked my interest in Peters other books, Ex-Heroes series which I have previously thought completely "no".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 05-06-13
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2017

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "Super great!!!"
    Where does The Junkie Quatrain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was good..too short, but awesome!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Junkie Quatrain?

    I liked how all the stories tied into each other...and how it explains more about the Ex series, which kicks butt!!!


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    I like Holly....but its such a quick listen I really liked them all!!!


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

    its quick enough too...and really great!!


    Any additional comments?

    I love Peter Clines, and can not wait too read more of his stuff....I hope he gives us more soon...this was a quick little listen and I highly recommend it, especially if you love the EX series!!!!

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Katrina D. Waring San Antonio, Texas USA 04-02-13
    Katrina D. Waring San Antonio, Texas USA 04-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I really love the way Peter Clines weaves the seemingly unrelated stories together. The 1st time it happened I was surprised and then I started looking forward to it.


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    The doctor who is hired by Bradburry.


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

    Each time the stories were woven together created a 'what if' moment for me. The story is told (and not told) in such a way as to leave some of it up to your own imagination and conclusions.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Doug in syd Sydney, Australia 03-15-13
    Doug in syd Sydney, Australia 03-15-13
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    "More please"

    I rarely read zombie books cause there about zombies. this one is not, its about people and how their lives inter lock. It's way too short but that works also .I,d like to hear a full account of the books situation especially in the style that this has been written. well done Peter Clines another grate listen.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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