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Publisher's Summary

Everything they grab burns. Everyone they touch dies. Everything they kill comes back from the dead.

A secluded Mississippi River island is the perfect vacation getaway - until the space rocks land. A family is killed by searing radiation. The same cosmic force returns Dad, sister, and the two boys from the grave. But they're deteriorating quickly and melting away. And they want your flesh.

Oh, look. Here come the tourists.

A B-movie in an audiobook, The Melting Dead is a roller-coaster ride that will make your heart burst with fear and make your sides ache with laughter.

Praise from critics:

"One of the best zombie stories I have read." (Peter Schwotzer, Famous Monsters of Filmland)

"Ferocious, twisted and often snarkily funny zombie horror hackathon...Lamoreux's violence doesn't approach the nihilistic brutality of Jack Ketchum, but when he does go there, it's all the more gripping because it is inflicted on characters you actually come to know and care about." (Peter O'Keefe, Tales from the Darkside)

©2018 Doug Lamoreux (P)2019 Doug Lamoreux

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Old fashioned Horror - I loved it !! 10 Stars!!

Where to start - oh yea - GET IT!! Such fun and spooky. Humor and scary - and well told. Clearly written by a true lover of old horror films, and read by a narrator who loves them too!!

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Super Spooky and FUN - Great Narration too!!

Not filled with horrible language and horrible people doing horrible things to others... JUST A good old fashioned Spooky Story with great characters and Super Spooky Zombies!! I so very loved this story! Great Narrator Too!

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I Loved this Audiobook - Fun Old Fashioned Horror

Such a refreshing and different twist on the Zombie Apocalypse. I loved the characters , the Narrator, and the Author clearly knows and loves the history of old Horror Films. What a wonderful Audiobook.

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Excellent ZA Tale - and Highly Entertaining!!

This is such a fun twist on the Zombie Genre - with great knowledge demonstrated of the great Horror Films of the past century. I absolutely loved this Audiobook and will listen over and over again. You will not be disappointed.

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Super entertaining story and performance - spooky story about zombies

Great spooky and fun story about zombie apocalypse, very entertaining and engaging. Not too serious, story contains a love of humor. Narrator was fun to listen to. You can tell he was having fun producing this book.


Buy this book, you won’t be disappointed.

Just in time for Halloween!

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What a Gem! A Truly Enjoyable Audiobook!!

I grew up with old Horror Movies - This Book was meant just for me!! I loved every minute of it and Highly Recommend it. The narrator did a fabulous job and the characters were just so well done!!

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Based on the summary, I thought this book held promise. I was really wrong. It was one of the weakest books I’ve listened to in a long time. The characters are not interesting and the plot goes nowhere. The characters just talk and talk and talk about crap. The dialogue is barely believable or realistic. The narration was average and didn’t elevate the poor material. I finally gave up about half way through. A very hard pass.

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Horror movie at the drive-in Circa 1978

I loved this audiobook! Even though the narrator was indistinguishable from a text to audio program at first, he did warm to the task at hand as the story progressed and I was swept away to the drive in theaters of my youth. What FUN! Don’t get me wrong, it’s horrific and suspenseful, but in the popcorn devouring, edge of your seat, double feature kinda way. I’d forgotten how fun scary can can be. I enjoyed it so much I listed to the entire audiobook in one session. This book was written by a true aficionado of the genre. If you ever loved horror movies, this book is for you! Two thumbs up and all 5 stars!

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