The Infected: Jim's First Day

Narrated by: Steve Rausch
Series: The Infected, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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On a day like any other, Jim Blackmore finds himself at ground zero of the zombie apocalypse. He's forced to run a blood-soaked gauntlet through a city overrun by an insurmountable horde of the dead in a desperate attempt to reach his wife and two small children. As he fights to get home, he discovers that the living are just as dangerous as the dead. But does Jim have the strength of will to survive the perilous journey?

©2015 Joseph Glen Zuko (P)2015 Joseph Glen Zuko

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HERE'S TO JIM, AND WISHING HIM MANY MORE DAYS!

Jim's first day is a FANTASTIC first book in this series, & I was hooked from the start! I listen to & watch ton of stuff in the Zombie genre, and this story is original, has tons of (no pun intended) "infectious" dry humor, & the graphic detail is top-notch! I love Mark Tufo's Zombie Fallout Series and Jim reminds me a bit of Mike Talbot from that series. Just start this series, and avid zombie fans will definitely be coming back for more!

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love it

this story was great the characters love them it sounded like something that happen in real life lol

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Enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed this zombie audiobook. Jim is just your average guy, with an average job, living in an apartment with a wife and 2 little girls. The zombie apocalypse hits while he's at his job. The rest of the story is him trying to get home. He's got no extraordinary skills. He's got no military background. It's refreshing to listen to an average Joe kind of zombie book. I have already started book 2, which is Jim's wife's first day and it's even better!

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Welcome to the first day

What made the experience of listening to The Infected: Jim's First Day the most enjoyable?

The humor in the story is great! The narrator does a great job with the voices!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Infected: Jim's First Day?

When Karen is on the phone with Jim and starts finding out what's going on outside the apartment.

What about Steve Rausch’s performance did you like?

The way he acts Jim out is perfect! I love it. He gets so animated and into the character.

If you could rename The Infected: Jim's First Day, what would you call it?

I wouldn't rename it.

Any additional comments?

This book is great! I can't wait to start the next one!

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great start to the story

I got a code from the author and I listened to the first book in the series.
I really enjoyed it from the very beginning the writing from this author is top notch.
I've already started book 2 and am looking forward to another great read or in my case listen.
Well done!

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Great first book!

This book was amazing! i was up most of the night listening to out because i didn't want to stop listening. The characters are amazing and suck you into their lives. The narrarator is fantastic! The characters came to life under this narrarator. lots of action, this book doesn't disappoint. I love all things Zombie and this book fills that need. You won't be disappointed if you purchase and add to your library. I can't wait to start book 2!

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Intense and action-packed story

And intense and action-packed some park novel. If I zombie apocalypse actually happened I could imagine this is how it would go down. Great cast of characters intense action and into tiny twist of devastation loss and minor successes. Definitely worth the read. Check it out

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Great Book!!

Relatable characters, this book kept me in suspense. Can't wait to start book number 2.

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Great first novel

If you could sum up The Infected: Jim's First Day in three words, what would they be?

Non Stop Action

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jim was my favorite character. Loved how he stayed calm and collected when the world was going to hell all around him.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite part was probably when they ran into the crazy church group. Holy Cow.

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

If I could have, I would have.

Any additional comments?

Excellent all around.

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great book #1

this was a great book introducing characters in a good way i can not wait to finish this series

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  • Emma Symonds
  • 02-26-20

Interesting Zombie Read

I won a code for The Infected and wasnt sure what to expect. I still wasnt entirely sure I like it a 3rd of the way in due to the style of writing. Don't get me wrong , the characters are cool, the scenes are mostly believable but it was odd listening to it told from the main characters perspective but as I got settled in I found myself looking forward to my next car journey so I could see what Jim was up to. I'm into book 2 now, which is written and narrated differently and I'm liking that more.I'm even more intrigued what book 3 brings, so I guess that's the whole point.
I like the characters, I find myself wondering what's I'd do if I where them and I'm keen for the next book.

I'd say that's a winner , wouldnt you?

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  • Alexandra
  • 01-08-20

Jim’s first Day

Well I think I’m hooked, Jim is Me or at least a female version of me. It was a great introduction to a new series can’t wait to continue the journey

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  • deafmick
  • 09-30-19

I like this audio book i hope the rest of the set is just as good 10 out of 10