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Contains the first three books in the Purge of Babylon series, including The Purge of Babylon: A Novel Survival, The Gates of Byzantium, and The Stones of Angkor.

Stay out of the dark. Load up on silver bullets. And whatever you do, stay alive.

Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments. Survivors call it The Purge. Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely....

©2015 Sam Sisavath (P)2015 Sam Sisavath

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excellent

the narrator is excellent, the characters have personality and the story flows very well. Two thumbs up!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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started iffy but then couldn't put it down.

the main two definitely made me more interested. it got better as the book went on

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great Book!

I almost passed on this book because of bad reviews. They're wrong it's great entertainment. Give this series a chance, its an exciting story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

This was just perfect apocalyptic set of books for me. The story is very interesting and very well written. Loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Cringeworthy, but had some potential

So many issues with this book :( Way too much reliance on dialogue, and the dialogue was cliché and irritating. There was no character development, no realistic reactions to death, and too much time was spent on "he/she is my boyfriend/girlfriend, I have to go after them". Everything that happened in the book was extremely predictable, mostly because of the lack of character development and every character either bring distinctly 'good' or 'bad'.

The only reason I finished reading the book (which was a total struggle) was that I had interest in the ultimate plan of the 'ghouls' and kept hoping that a bit more about their motives/history would come out. despite this, I won't be reading the sequel to this book if it's written, as waiting through the rest of the novel for something interesting to happen was very very painful.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Characters as flat as pita bread.

Man, if I have to hear the phrase "Dead, not stupid" again I'll shoot myself. There were SO MANY repeated phrases in this book, I felt like I was being brainwashed.

The characters in the book are just...not there. I can't feel anything for them at all. Some come, some die, and I found myself forgetting the names and not caring in the slightest.

The premise was cool, but without any real back story to the main character except one guy is straight laced while the other one is the joker, I really don't know why I should care if they get killed.

I didn't care for the narrator either. All the bad guys had exaggerated southern accents and the women all seemed too weepy, except the cocky ones who all seemed too cocky.

And then there were the moments after some terrible thing happened, and the characters were all joking around. There was no reflection or emotion from the characters; just an internal monologue like "She knew she would never forget it." But then, on to the next one liner.

All in all, just didn't do it for me. Give it a try if you like.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

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A good storyline

What did you like best about The Purge of Babylon Series Box Set: Books 1-3? What did you like least?

This is an interesting story with good character development but is also annoyingly discordant. It is fairly obvious that the author has no first hand experience with firearms and quite often has operation, effect, range, and accuracy wildly wrong. At times it almost reads as inaccurate anti-gun propaganda.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Awesome

better then a typical zombie story!...I enjoyed the relationship between the main characters!....I could read this story to no end...wished it kept going....what happened to them?

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I really tried... Just not for me

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This book had potential. It has a unique and much appreciated take on the zombie apocalypse. Unfortunately, it fell short in most areas for me. When key characters are CONTINUALLY making jokes on the 2nd-3rd day following the onset of carnage... it simply takes away any semblance of reality (if there can be such a thing in a zombie apocalypse).

At one point, the strangers that have been thrown together in this most HORRIFIC situation are discussing infatuations between members of the group. Again, this is within the first few days of the fall of civilization. "Carly has a crush on you". Really???? Who would care if the teen girl has a crush on someone? She would be trying to keep her brains from being eaten! Not crushing on some guy!

I expect to hear/read. "OMG... where are my mom and dad? Where is my sister and grandpa? Are they hideous monsters now? " Something along those lines that reflected the mental devastation that would accompany the physical world surrounding them. Instead, there was a casual mention of it here and there, but for the most part it was treated like an afterthought.

And let's not forget that this group of young folks just happens to be able to manufacture silver/lead bullets for all kinds of firearms in the span of a single day. Yep... we know silver kills them so we find a firearms store and begin melting silver and remaking bullets... and buckshot. Silver-infused buckshot. Really??? We just miraculously have the knowledge, the materials, and the fuel to melt silver and lead and form moulds to create bullets? This was when I decided I couldn't go on. I'll be returning it after I leave this review.

It's hard for me to tell if the narrator would have been better with different material. There were some areas where the storyline seemed bearable, but the narrator had a strange lilting quality to his voice that almost sounded like a light-hearted teen was talking. It took away from the drama that the few decent parts could have brought into the overall story.

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a great story a whole different take on vampires

a completely new take on vampires highly recommend it to anyone who likes action thrills and violence

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  • S. Smith
  • 01-13-18

Difficult


I had a difficult time stopping the book. I could not stop listening!
I find the narrator has a good range of voices and puts a lot of effort in to showing how the characters emotions, through his voice.
I have bought the next two books in the series. And I’m loving every minute.
It’s such good value for money 3 books, over 41 hrs, for one credit. Give it a try I’m glad I did.

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  • Iwan J.
  • 11-10-17

Excellent story and narrator performance!

Excellent story and narrator performance!
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Am completely swallowed by story and reading performance!