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The Key to Survival

A Zombie Apocalypse Love Story, Book 4
Narrated by: Rebekah Tyler
Series: Zombie Apocalypse Series, Book 4
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Romance, Science Fiction
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After finding her fiancé in a compromising position, Jane heads to a private island resort in Key West to clear her head. There she meets Austin - six years younger than she is and the exact opposite of her fiancé in every way - he seems like the perfect prescription to cure her heartbreak. But everything changes when the virus that had previously only been a minor nuisance morphs into a full-blown epidemic. Three miles from the mainland and surrounded by ocean, Austin and Jane believe they’re safe from what’s happening in the world, but a virus knows no borders, and it isn't long before other guests start coming down with the illness. 

Zombie isn’t a word that anyone likes to throw around, but it’s the only explanation the couple can think of when one of the other hotel guests tries to eat Austin’s face off. As things go from bad to worse and Jane leans on Austin more and more, she soon finds herself wondering if her little trip to Florida wasn’t just the key to her survival, but also the key to finding a man who will love her the way she deserves.  

©2017 Kate L. Mary (P)2018 Kate L. Mary

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Cute

I’ve listened to several of Ms. Mary’s books and have enjoyed them all. It’s short stories like this that make me wish there were longer version if the reader/listener were interested. How Ms. Mary can write lots of post-apocalyptic stories and have them all unique from each other is WOW!

I think the narrator did a good job. I liked how natural her speaking voice was, and the variety of voices made it easy to tell who was who. The only downside was that for the majority of the book, she sounded like she was too far from the microphone. Strangely, it was chapter seven in which she sounded even further away, but then it went back to “normal.”

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I couldn’t help but notice that the author seemed to mention Austin’s long hair and tattoos a lot. Was it just me? Like whenever Jane was thinking of him or looking at him, it was always his long hair and tattoos.

When Jane found out that her family and friends were all dead, the way the story was written kind of made it seem like Jane didn’t really care. Like I didn’t feel the emotion from the character or narrator that told me she was upset or devasted by the news, other than the author writing that Jane was upset or sad. It just came across as being more of a nonchalant kind of situation.

I’m not familiar with how an island gets electricity and water. If they need to take a boat to the island, it would have to have its own source of both, correct? I’m just wondering how that part worked, who was running it, etc., if them to still have both months after the world ends.


I received this free audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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A Zombie Apocalypse Love Story

This is a love story set during a zombie apocalypse. Good 3 plus hours short story. Likeable characters with a believable plot. I liked the narrator's voice and speed, BUT, the recording sounds awful in multiple spots as it did in Book 2 of this same series. Sounds like she is talking into a can. Horrible echo. Hope this gets fixed for future listeners.

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  • Sharon
  • 09-19-19

Excellent

Has it all, action, thrills, drama, horror, friendship and of course a little romance. great novella.