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Everything they know is gone. The old world obliterated in less than 48 hours. They soon discover they aren't alone, and other dangers besides the undead lurk in the forests. The new law of the land: kill or be killed.

Dr. Everett Berning and his team seek refuge in the underground lab in the Ozark Mountains. The first week after the collapse of civilization, those who made it out alive struggle against the odds to survive.

Only a handful escaped the devastation in their hometown of Malvern, Arkansas, and they grapple with the new reality. Tired, frightened, and mourning the loss of loved ones, they attempt to regroup and cope with the life-altering changes.

When one suffers a debilitating injury, they are thrust into a tenuous relationship with Dr. Berning's group. Other survivors battle the odds as they flee treacherous cities destroyed by the government and crawling with reanimated corpses.

Unfortunately, they all are about to discover the roaming dead aren't the only threat they face. As the world plummets into darkness, things will never be the same. Ever.

©2016 Ashley Fontainne (P)2016 Ashley Fontainne

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Book 3

New characters are introduced, flesh-eating corpses roam the land, and people start to realize just how screwed they really are. Just when you think it can't possibly get any worse, it does.

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The future is not looking bright

As things go, humanity isn't look so good. It looks like we are on the way out. Here we are in book three, and things continue to go downhill for our survivors. Funny thing is, this book is where most other zombie genre styled books would have began. To be honest, I could have satdown with this right here and been just fine jumping into the story. I am not saying that the first two books aren't relevent or don't matter, just that this is powerful enough and good enough that you could start right here and be happy.

The book has a Game of Thrones vibe going for its characters, by that I mean some die, new ones are introduced, and others just go by the wayside waiting to come back later. The good thing is that for the ones we have followed from the beginning we do see growth and development. So, the characters are not stagnant.

There are zombies, oh yes, and it seems we are getting some obligatory military people here too. The fighting, as always is intense and bloody, and one might make the supposition that the dead have no mercy, but he humans completely lack it when they kill. I enjoy books like these because I always expect to examine the author's take on how people will change as society slips away. How long do we hold onto our humanity before succumbing to our baser instincts? How are we when fighting and enemy that is us, and that we realize that we will one day join? Fonatainne gives some pretty good answers to those questions.

Roberts is vocally mesmerizing, and you have to wonder how so beautiful and soothing a voice can detail such deaths! She really manages to bring each character to life, even the dead ones! AS I said before, her vocal range is impressive, and her ability to do male voices is surprisingly powerful and believable. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.


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fresh, suspenseful and dynamic

Following the completely compelling Tainted Cure and Tainted Reality, Ashley Fontainne returns with the third installment in The Rememdium series. This exceptional zombie apocalypse saga really should be read in order. In Tainted Future, the remaining survivors are trying to cope as best they can with their new, gruesome reality. However, life is not just about finding provisions and escaping the human "munchers" now. There are additional, unforeseen dangers that the survivors soon become aware of, which force the different groups to cooperate and which create some rather unlikely heroes and heroines. I love it that Ms. Fontainne still manages to surprise me with the way the characters are developing. While further new characters are introduced and some beloved characters fall by the wayside, others will amaze you with their determination and craftiness. The story line boasts a really good mix of exciting zombie action and fighting, and emotional human stories that pull you in and make you care about the characters. Ashley Fontainne and Rebecca Roberts make such a fantastic team that I will now listen to anything they produce even if it is outside the standard genres that I tend to go for. Ms. Roberts's narration is as stellar as ever. She really brings this story to life for me with her different voices and accents that are entirely convincing and completely appropriate for the characters she portrays. There were no concerns regarding the quality of the production.

Although this is the third book in the series, and I am not sure how many parts are planned, there are plenty of new plot developments to keep this fresh, suspenseful and dynamic. I look forward to the next installment of this addictive series and would highly recommend all the books to anybody who enjoys thrilling stories about the destruction of the world which are more than pure action yarns but feature thoroughly developed characters.

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LOVE THIS SERIES!!!

What made the experience of listening to Tainted Future the most enjoyable?

its an excellent story, and very well narrated!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like the civilian survivors group...

Which scene was your favorite?

The kidnapping....but I liked all of this book...and can not wait for book 4!

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

Absolutely!

Any additional comments?

I love this series...it is very well written and each book is way to short for me! lol I can hardly wait for book 4, and recommend this very realistic post apocalyptic series 100%!!! Great story and great narration!

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Ashley Fontainne does it again !

Excellent pretty much covers it.
Book 3 is a perfect continuation as the series goes on.
The only thing that bugs me a little is that the God word is used so much in the book, and even so that I got family living in Texas me myself have never been there, growing up in Los Angles California I'm not used to hearing much the God stuff but it doesn't hurt the beautifully written story at all, truly a masterpiece.
Narration is done perfectly.
So yes i really enjoy this series and pretty much guaranty that you all will.

I absolutely recommend this surprisingly great book !!!

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  • Sidney
  • United States
  • 03-30-18

Bittersweet

Where does Tainted Future rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well above average

Who was your favorite character and why?

There was not one favorite characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where the men were trying to retrieve supplies and discovered the dogs.

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

I did listen in one sitting

Any additional comments?

This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a review.

This book continues the saga of a band of survivors who are being attacked from all sides. It also shows their compassion and grief as members of their team of friends are lost. It does a good job of their struggles with their own demons as they try to stay alive.

There is a lot of action and you can't predict how things are going to work out.

The author does a good job of merging the various character story lines as they work out their problems.

The narrator does a fantastic job of narration. The characters are easily separated by the multiple voices and the diction are good.

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Will there be a future or are they all undead

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This part of the story picks up where book two left off, the series is not done yet there will be a book four. I feel you should read/listen to the whole series to really get the full impact, however I think you can read each book pretty much as a standalone and not feel lost at least not too much. This one starts off with them in the mountains and finding dead bodies with men they feel are military. They are in need of more food and most make a trip to bring some back. There are more deaths and some of the questions you have will be answered. They really find out more than they wanted to and find there is more than undead to fear.


Rebecca Roberts narration is wonderful I really like this narrator from her wonderful many different voices to the emotion she puts into her stories. Her male voices are just as great as her female ones. She has a smooth sexy voice you could listen to all day. Her male characters are rough, tough and strong. I am so amazed that she can do so many voices so wonderfully. Her tones never leave you guessing to the emotion each person is feeling. You can hear the fear, how scared they are from her voice. I heard no background noises or any place where the audio is louder than other places. There are no repeats of words just a clear clean audio that sounds wonderful that will leave you hanging on every word. If you haven’t listened to anything by this narrator I recommend you do she is very talented. Her voice is very powerful and emotions run deep. I am sure you will love her as much as I do.

I enjoyed this installment very much, people get hurt, they learn more about each other sticking together, fighting between their selves as well as others they come across. There are a few twists that will surprise you as well as a little humor. Some love ones are lost and knew friends are gained as well as more to fear. Traps are set and others trap their selves. I thought this would be the last book but it isn’t. As for me the undead are getting a little old. Don’t get me wrong it is a great series just running out of interesting things to hold your attention. I am looking forward to the next book I still have unanswered questions. I feel this series has been well worth my time, it is interesting and does pull you in with your heart beating double time at each new obstacle they come across. I held my breath a time or two, even talked and yelled at a few characters. There were characters I really like and some not so much. It was interesting to see who and what they military men were and what role they play. Maybe the Doc they found will find the curer before they all end up dead or undead.

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  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 10-16-16

They thought surviving until now was tough

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Tainted Future shows that there is more to be afraid of than the zombies. The world has turned upside down and now even cities are being destroyed. What will a family do to survive? What is the government doing to help anyone? Is anyone finding a cure? These will all be touched in Tainted Future.

The narration for Tainted Future was done by Rebecca Roberts who crushes it again. She has been the perfect narrator for this series so far, and I couldn't imagine another narrator reading these stories to me.

This almost could have been an alternative to book one. There wasn't too much that tied it too hard to the other stories, and it felt like the survivors were just dealing with the problem for the first time. There's nothing wrong with that, I just remember looking at the title to make sure that I was actually listening to book three.

Tainted Future was a fast paced survival book. Taking place within the headquarters of different survivor groups and showing some of the damage done to the people, society, and the cities around them.

While I've been enjoying this series a lot, the abrupt endings are killing me! I like the story and the characters, but I also want a feeling of closure. Fontainne knows how to keep you coming back for more, that's for sure.

I was given a free copy of this book by the narrator.

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  • Leslie F.
  • LONG BEACH, CA, United States
  • 08-23-16

A great third book

This was a really good book, though I have to admit that it did not have my attention like the previous two books in the series. That may be because I was still grieving the loss of Regina in the previous book, and she was my favorite character. In general, all the characters in this book/series are really well-developed, and it is easy to get attached to them and care about them. These are very fast-paced books that are filled with suspense. Even for a person that doesn't normally read zombie books, these are really enjoyable and enthralling. I listened to the Audible audio version narrated by Rebecca Roberts, and I really enjoyed it. In fact, she may be my new favorite female narrator. She does great voices and great pacing. Overall, a great book.

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Great series!

I absolutely love this series! It keeps getting better and better! Ashley Fontainne is a great author and Rebecca Roberts does a great job with the narration! This is an excellent post apocalyptic series about a fungal infection that turns people, and now animals, into zombies.

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