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The Quarantine Fence: A Zombie Horror Short Story

By: Roma Gray
Narrated by: Brett Schumacher
Length: 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The zombie plague has been contained, right?    

Frank’s job is to patrol the fence that separates the living from the undead. It’s a boring job...at least it was until today. Has the true apocalypse finally arrived?

©2018 Roma Gray (P)2018 Roma Gray

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A different kind of zombie tale

One of the things I love about Roma Gray is that she always has a new take on an old trope. Zombies, no pun intended, have been done to death. Here, though, she takes everything you know about zombies and doesn't just throw it out the window, she launches it from a bazooka through the ceiling. Yep, you can still dies from the Zed menace, but not in the way that you think. These guys are harmless, they just stand around and graze all day, but if you get sick yourself, die, and become one of them too.

That is where this story comes into play. It is very human, deply visceral, and shows how humanity is its own worst enemy. Our kindness, and attachments, can be a detriment in some cases and here we learn a lot about love, and how it is truly blind. She really drive this point home, and reminds me of a story that she did called Homecoming. Both pieces reveal a lot about humanity and our short comings. This one deals with love, and the other dealt with how we ignore problems unless it affects us in some way. Both are very poignant.

I enjoyed Brett Schumacher's narration, and felt that he added to the gravitas of the situation by the way he handled the characters and infused emotion into the story. His words carried a lot of weight, and he did a great job. 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. 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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Different take on the Zombie apocalypse!

Definitely a different take on the Zombie apocalypse!!! It's well written, unique and quirky and I enjoyed it. My heart broke for the boy!! It's only about 24 pages so it's extremely short but it's entertaining and that's what matters.

Brett Schumacher read this well. He was clear and easy to listen to and I enjoyed his performance too.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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wow

Great short story and very different take on zombies. Very interesting and i can promise you one that no other has thought about. Narrator did a fantastic job with this short story. Great one too add to your library. this is one you don't and won't have.

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Great Zombie Short Story

I received a free copy of this story from the author.

I’m a big fan of Roma Gray, whenever she posts saying she has a new story out, there I am. Sometimes I like the story, sometimes I don’t; but either way, her unique tales always call me back wanting more.

This was the first time I’ve listened to this particular narrator. Overall, I think he did a great job and would love to hear more by him.

This story provided an interesting new take to zombies. It was different, and I liked it!

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This story scared me and made me misty!

Roma Gray may twist your brain, send chills up your spine, and tears down your cheeks, but she always delivers a fabulous story! I'll never pass one up if it's from Roma and her slippery, twisty pen. Just wow.

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Very cool story!

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. This is a cool new twist on the classic zombie tale that I'm certain you will enjoy. Both the writing and narration are flawless.

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Unique zombie story

I loved this story! A very different and unique take on zombies. The story was well written, pulled at my heartstrings, and the narration was fantastic. I most definitely will be listening to more stories by this author. I was given a free copy for my unbiased review.

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Zombies!

Another great horror short story from the amazing Roma Gray! I love Roma's writing style and her stories never fail to entertain me.

Frank's job is to watch the Quarantine Fence that separates the infected from the uninfected. Most of the time, it is a tedious and boring job. But, today is different. There appears to be a breech in the fence and who knows what will happen?

I loved this story for many reasons. Without spoiling it for other readers, I truly enjoyed the very different approach to the zombies and their actions. This is not a story full of zombie attacks, blood and gore and undead shamblings. Instead, it is full of pathos, emotion and sadness.

Ms. Gray realizes that a story does not have to be gory in order to be horrific. Sometimes, the reader's imagination is all that is needed to make a story truly scary. Mr. Schumacher does a great job in his narration, which adds a lot to the story.

I was given the chance to listen to this book by the author and chose to review it.

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Zombie short story

I love zombies short stories! A very original zombie story. I felt real sympathy for the fence guard, the boy, and for his mother.
I received this for free for an honest review.

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Told from the other perspective

In this time where zombie stories seem the rage, and everyone has an opinion about how the outbreak occurs, Roma Gray shows us that the zombie's aren't just, pardon the expression, dead heads; they once belonged to someone... a mother or grandmother, wife. I liked that these weren't flesh-eating zombies. It had a unique, refreshing change.

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  • Jeff
  • 11-19-18

Not your typical zombie story

Roma has taken classic zombie genre and flipped it on its head. this is the walking dead on the range. we need more writeres like this taking the typical stories lines and giving us something new.

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  • Freya Wildt Nørrevig
  • 11-11-18

Moving and thought provoking zombie story

[Received a promo code in exchange of an honest review]

The story takes its starting point in considering what would happen if zombies were herbivores instead of cannibalesque carnivores and the cause of becoming a zombie is a infectious disease. (I’m not well enough into zombies to know if the latter holds true in any case.)

While trying not to reveal too much, this is a beautiful and heart-wrenching story that both presents and provokes what-ifs, thoughts on how we treat fellow humans and other animals, and comparisons to diseases/diagnoses/medical conditions known in reality.

The narrator isn’t bad, but has a certain “play-narration” sound to him; sounding like someone pretending to narrate something dramatic, but coming off slightly silly.

I would recommend this as an alternative story to those liking their zombie stories as well as to those trying to illustrate or put words on various diseases, diagnoses, medical conditions, etc.