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The people that killed the world were fiendishly clever.

After decades of planning, the contagion was unleashed, and overnight hundreds of millions died and came back as rampaging, undead monsters. The living that had been lucky enough to survive the first day of carnage, lucky enough to be in the right place, and lucky enough that some of them had the skills to survive soon found out there was much more to worry about than just zombies.

In the high desert on the outskirts of Reno, there is an old truck stop frequented by a mix of hard caliber truckers, day tourists, musicians, and travelers. They have survived the chaotic first hours of contact with the undead and now must make their way across the country to a location they believe is safe. Zombies are only the beginning of their troubles as they try to cover the thousands of miles of open road with their hastily armored 18-wheelers. Gunny, a long haul trucker doing one of the few jobs available to him as a disgraced soldier, is unwillingly saddled with the job of getting these survivors to the safe zone. With a motley crew of truck drivers, college kids, veterans, a drug dealer, and a rock star, they are racing the clock to make it before time runs out. The last text he had received from his wife before the cell towers went down told him she was trapped in a high-rise in downtown Atlanta and their son was in detention, stranded in the basement of the school he attended. Gunny just wanted to drop the hammer, steal some guns, and blast his way in to rescue them, but duty called. He had to get these people to safety first, then he could recruit the best of this crew to help him save his family. If they survived the journey.

©2017 David Rine (P)2017 David Rine

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  • Scott
  • Wellston, OK, United States
  • 08-12-17

Well that was a suprise!

If you are like me you have a strange addiction to zombie, apocalyptic, and dystopian books. While I make myself leave the genre, I have a wish list full of books. Also if you are like me, you have read the easy titles like all of Mark Tufo (more than once). Often I try a new author and I get a lukewarm book or more infrequently a terrible title that I return. But occasionally a book surprises me. I have to admit the character premise in this book was not that appealing to me and I had left it in my wish list for a while. But after my last two very forgettable reads I said what the heck. What a Great Surprise this book turned out to be. It was fun, believable in a fun fiction kind of way, and I like the characters. I only gave it a 4 on story, because I am a character development junkie (Tufo, Stephen King etc). I am hoping that Mr Simpson fleshes out the personality of his characters more in the next book. He has an excellent base with this book, and touches on some military humor and relationships, but I crave more to really become invested with the characters in a story. But if you like the genre this is a fun romp. Just purchased the next book in the series and I am looking forward to starting it now. On a side note the epilogue made me chuckle.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Eric A. Shelman nails it!

Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Road to be better than the print version?

No! But it complements it and brings the characters to life with the different voices.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gunny is my favourite. I love his commitment to his fellow war vet's, truck drivers and family.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene with Long Dawg, when he does his thing with the gun! Awesome!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Vet's v Zombies!

Any additional comments?

This is one of the best Zombie books I've read, it is a MUST READ!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Yes mindless fun strikes again!

First up... This one is brilliant! I loved it! A return to good old fashioned zombie story. I reckon if this one was narrated by someone like RC Bray it would already be a big hit! Please don't take that as a slight against the narrator Eric A Shelman because Eric did an great job. It is just seems so rare these days to find a good zombie title without it being narrated by one of the big three narrators. 

This story has all the elements in a zombie title I like; Big Trucks with plough type attachments, fast zombies, gun carrying veterans who are on the edge. Wrapped up with just the right amount of humour and tension! In fact I have claimed one of the one liners from this story as my own.

I really hope that there is going to be more in the series, because it was just starting to introduce a deeper element into the story with the epilogue. So please do yourself a favour and listen to the epilogue as well. 

This title is is over 9 and half hours long so it is good value, even if you have to speed the narration up a tad.

I will most definitely be buying the second if there is a second in the series. In fact I would even pre order it... that is saying a lot for a cheap person like me!

I was really looking for a new zombie series to fill the gap now that 'Arisen" series seems to have finished, and that no more Mountain Man will be forth coming. This one in my mind is going to go alongside the other titles which have given me the ability to forget the chaos and drag that life can sometimes bring. It is up there with Z-Burbia and The Undead.

A word of warning peeps, some of the reviews on this title give away a little too much information.

In summary; this fatman is rocking from foot to foot with fat jiggling while holding up two thumbs with a huge smile, saying Heeeeeeeeeey

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  • breanna
  • pueblo, CO, United States
  • 06-14-17

Entertaining but..

It was entertaining, better than some z books, worse than others, but 7/10. The twist of having truckers away from home was nice. I get the impression the authors understanding of truck drivers and their life and job is limited to what he's seen in convoy.
Consistency was a bit hard for the author as well. A zombie is fast enough and strong enough to tackle a motorcycle rider doing 100+ mph, but later a teen is able to kill a few dozen while hanging upside down with a sharp stick. Another point that was difficult to believe was how the virus spread. This isnt a book that sweeps you up with it's believability but it is kinda fun and entertaining. I will buy the next when it comes out.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Not Your Typical Military/Zombie Apocalypse Book

This was an excellent listen! It had the military and zombies, was it's not your typical military vs. zombies apocalypse book. The military guys are retired truck drivers. It's a pretty good book! Much better than most zombie books. It doesn't have an ending. So you'll have to listen to book 2 when it comes out, which I will definitely be doing. I'm anxious to see how the teenagers are doing.
The narrator also did a great job. 5 stars all around!

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Lots of action and a little humor too!

I'm a trucker so I really enjoyed this story from some trucker's perspectives. Plenty of good characters, fast, vicious zombies (my favorite) plus a really good storyline! Follow this group of all different kinds of folks brought together by chance, all because they were at the same truck stop when the zombies swarmed! A little dark humor, but definitely a scary zombie story! There's a lot of pretty bad ones out now, this is a helluva good story to start a series, not to mention this author's first book! I'll bet he only gets better!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Grate twist of the Zombie uprise

Well written. I like the narrator. The twist on the Zombie uprise is great. Great research on the military lingo.

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What A Great Book!!!

David Simpson writes with the perfect blend of sarcasm, humor, and tension. This book is interesting, original and not stressful. I particularly enjoyed the camaraderie between the truckers that were veterans, especially Spike. He wasn't treated any different. I like how everyone works together like a team. And the females aren't looked down upon. And they all know how to kick zombie bootie! Cobb may run the convoy, but we find out who put the fear of God in Cobb. It was great!

Eric Shelman is a great narrator also. He can really bring a book to life. He's one of the best! You can't go wrong listening to a book narrated by Eric!

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  • John
  • Staten Island, NY, United States
  • 02-09-18

great book love it

can't wait to read the rest of the series really good wasnt expecting it to be this good

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💜💚💙❤

Love the characters... The narrator was great. Going to purchase 2nd book in series now!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-17

WOW!!!

This is one of the best zombie books I've had the pleasure to listen to. It's up there with Mountain man and Dead drunk. Great characters and narration and super fast zombies arghhh scary!!!!

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  • Elaine
  • 08-01-17

Surprisingly good.

The title of this nearly put me off but as a die hard zombie fiction fan I gave it a go and actually really enjoyed it.Likeable characters you actually care about,the whole how the virus came about is not one I have come across before either.Give it a go.