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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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good, but you can tell it's early work

when compared to the Ex-Heroes series or 14, this one is good, but not as good. or maybe it's just that I'm not much of a short story fan

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Didn't want it to end

I love these kinds of stories and I love that it is set in Los Angeles (close to where I used to live even). Haven't started on any of the continuation books but this start was great.

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Well worth the price, even for a shorter book

Would you listen to The Junkie Quatrain again? Why?

yes, it's got a lot going for it. I love zombies and am pretty much crazy about each book by peter clines

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Wanted more.

A great read. Two or three more hours of this would have made this a better bargain.

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Pleasantly Surprised

I bought this sort of spontaneously as a deal of the day or something like that. I assumed it would be sort of rubbish, but ultimately it was a pleasant enough way to spend a few hours. This isn't the type of book I typically read, but I have to say I wouldn't mind reading similar books more often...

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It tries, but...

I got this book after reading the Ex-Heroes series by the same author, but I wonder what was going through the author's mind when he wrote it. It may just be me, but I couldn't bring myself to care about the characters nor consider the zombies a believable threat.

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Interesting zombie story with multiple angles

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if you really enjoy the zombie genre or stories where multiples characters paths cross.

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

I had some 'o, wow, cool' moments when I realized some of the plot points.

Any additional comments?

Not the best story, but still interesting, was left wanting more at some parts.

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  • Pretoria, South Africa
  • 08-31-14

This guy sure can write!

The Junkie Quatrain. By Peter Clines narrated by Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer.

This is a short audible book narrated by Christian Rummel and Theresa Plummer depending on whether the main protagonist is male or female. The only thing negative I can say about Christian is that his range for female voices are all nasal and that confuses the listener. On the other hand he really shines when he does male voices ranging in tone, speed and accent for the various characters. Theresa does a brilliant job in making her characters pop.
4* for the narrators.

Now the book. It is not 14. The book that got me hooked on the author. It is far more like his ex-hero series which is not bad but it is not 14.
However, the twists, the irony and the basic probability of the happenings in these 4 loosely connected zombie stories sure is worth the read /listen.

I would recommend this book to all lovers of the genre

WaAr

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Satisfying & Clever

What about Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer ’s performance did you like?

They did not get in the way of the story and likely made it better than just reading it.

Any additional comments?

This book, finally, had some almost believable science behind the zombies. With a medical background, beings that just go and go and go bother me. This short series answers those questions and cleverly spins an engaging story with good character development. The whole reason behind the outbreak is also explained in a satisfying and chillingly real way. It has something for both men and women and it not just a slasher story or chick lit. I am not a zombie connoisseur, but this is my favorite. I don't often write reviews or recommend something. Now I have done both for this little book. Definitely worth a credit.

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Short and sweet

Any additional comments?

If you like Quentin Tarantino movies, then you'll appreciate this book. I really enjoyed the fresh premise for the zombie apocalypse! I recommend turning your read speed to 1.25 to make the story more conversational in tone.