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Publisher's Summary

From apocalypse…

An act of terrorism unleashed an unspeakable biological weapon…and hell on earth. But as the masses felled by a hideous virus rose from the dead to prey on the living, a small band of survivors defied death and its ghastly spawn - determined to outrun the world’s end, and somehow begin again.

To Armageddon…

But beyond the undead-besieged shores of Europe lies something closer to damnation than salvation. Rescued from certain death at sea, the young Spanish lawyer, the beautiful woman he loves, and his brash, battle-hardened best friend - who have weathered the worst of the unnatural disaster - find themselves delivered from a world of horror into a stronghold of hate. In a United States ravaged by the Zombie plague and overrun by the undead, only Gulfport, Mississippi, offers sanctuary…for a price: Subservience to a fascist dictator and his brutal enforcers. But their reign of terror will soon be challenged. By rebels hungry for vengeance, and invaders bent on conquest.

©2011 Manel Loureiro. English translation © 2014 by Pamela Carmell (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Satisfying end to a great trilogy!

Writers of zombie fiction face a problem--you've got your band of survivors, but then what? Most authors keep their protagonists shuffling forward, foraging food, picking among the ruins of civilization. Sometimes there's a small community, and the focus shifts to petty power struggles that keep me hoping the apocalypse won't ever arrive. Occasionally this strategy works (Robert Kirkman), but more often, it just gets depressing.

Not so with Manel Loureiro's Apocalypse Z. In this final installment, our Spanish lawyer, now in Mississippi, faces something even more terrifying than a horde of undead: an unhinged Evangelist dictator backed up by a skinhead army. Even worse, another army is arriving from the other side of the world to do battle over the last inhabited town in the United States. It's up to our lawyer, along with Lucia, Pritchenko, and faithful feline Lucullus, to stop it all in time to save what's left of the planet.

There aren't a lot of marauding undead in this novel--Loureiro focuses on humans this time, with exciting and sometimes sad results (with so few humans left, it's pretty disgusting that they'd kill and mistreat each other!) But there's just as much excitement as there was in the last two books, as the trio get in one imaginative scrape after another. It was impossible to guess what was going to happen next as the twists kept on coming.

The ending did not disappoint here: clearly, the author knew when to end the series. Still, I wish there were more on the way--I'm going to miss these characters! I'll also miss Nick Podehl's fantastic reading, which brings all the emotion and excitement you'd expect from such a story, along with well-done accents that never sound cartoonish.

I highly recommend this suspenseful, insightful series for its excitement as well as its exploration of how horrible and wonderful human beings can be. Five stars all the way!

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Nazi's, North Koreans, Prophets, Zombies and a cat

What made the experience of listening to The Wrath of the Just the most enjoyable?

It has all the elements to make for a good listen. Nazis, North Koreans, Prophets, Zombies, the last survivors on earth, and a cat, oh and I shouldn't forget the important role played by the donkey.

What did you like best about this story?

The character of the cat! In fact I think a follow up book from the perspective of the cat would be great!

Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

With no shadow of doubt it is the cat!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was not 'moved' by the book but I don't think that is the purpose of the book!

Any additional comments?

It is like so many zombie books. The real danger is not the zombie's it is the Nazi's, the North Koreans, and the religious nutters ;-)

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Very different tone from the first one

Would you try another book from Manel Loureiro and Pamela Carmell (translator) and/or Nick Podehl?

Nope.

Has The Wrath of the Just turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Wrath of the Just?

The bad guys were all weird comic book images - not believable and completely overdone. Loved the first book, completely hated this one. It was just awful.

Any additional comments?

Very sorry I bought it. What a huge disappointment.

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In my top 5 zombie series!

I`ve listened to a lot of zombie stories and didn`t finish a lot of them yet,this series i found pretty good and the narrator is excellent too ,really worth the price!

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welp ... there it is. muh "nazis"

first 2 books avoided politics or the leftist delusions of "theres white supremacists everywhere" ... but this jerk of an author waited till the last book to spring it on us. I'm done searching for zombie apocalypse books on amazon for good after this, it's just one leftist trash heap after another. They put out a good story and then suddenly inject their racist ideology into it and I'm sick of it.

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Just Ridiculous

The Wrath of the Just was such a disappointment! Nick Podehl does a fine job as narrator as usual but the author seemed to run out of ideas and turned what had been a good series into a very disappointing end. The story already includes zombies. In this final installment, we are introduced to a supernatural element (although what for, I have no idea, it is never explained), religion, white supremacists, racism, segregation, rape, an oil tanker, a US invasion by North Korea, not quite a cure, but a solution to the virus and somehow, in the middle of all of these extreme apocalyptic events, our main character winds up in a suit, exercising his legal talents to negotiate human rights. My opinion of this final installment is that it was a fail. This series deserved a much better end.

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The narrator brings this book together.

The sorry is pretty good, the characters are likeable. But what made me decide to listen to the entire trilogy is the narrator. Some good books are badly narrated and it ruins them.

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Entertaining

I loved it. But I enjoy zombie books. came to life for me.








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Don't Waste Your Money - Spoiler Alert.

What disappointed you about The Wrath of the Just?

Ridiculous plot and I enjoyed the first 2 books.. A zombie novel does not need to be PC

What was most disappointing about Manel Loureiro and Pamela Carmell (translator) ’s story?

It made no sense. Rescuers were bad people but the female's mouth put all at needless risk

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narration fine- he had nothing to work with.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Wrath of the Just?

I would say to the author all of the scenes involving the female character's immature behavior in putting all three characters at risk was too much to believe in a zombie ruled, deadly world. I would say stop trying to be so PC in a fantasy-zombie novel and start over.

Any additional comments?

Sorry to be so hard on the authors. I had listened to the first 2 books and was really looking forward to this one and actually stopped listening as the plot grew dumber by the minute.

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Enjoyed the ride.

Would you listen to The Wrath of the Just again? Why?

Yes, I will listen to all three again as I enjoyed each twist and turn

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed all the characters, although Pritt stands out as does the cat. Boy did that cat go through a lot of pain too.

What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

Very enjoyable, he has a good voice for different characters and although he could have done I think he played the reverend particularly well

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

zombies, pirates, a nun, mad reverends, white supremacists and North Koreans this has it all.

Any additional comments?

Very enjoyable and I have enjoyed all three books and will very soon listen to all three together for the thrill of the journey

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  • VJ
  • 07-01-16

Brilliant Trilogy & Fantastic Narration!

Initially on starting 1st book I thought this was going to be a post apocalyptic story line similar to books I'd listened to previously - but realised after finishing the first book that it wasn't - it is much more believable than most undead post apocalyptic plots.
Nick Podehl is an exceptionally good narrator - very expressive and his portrayal of different accents is amazing. Will look for other books narrated by Mr Podehl.

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  • 04-27-17

Excellent series

Excellent series, kept me gripped throughout. Characters that are believable and a storyline that rings true illustrating man's inhumanity to others.

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  • Silus
  • 05-13-21

Very good but...

Enjoyed all the books in this series (3/3) but the bizarre way the author sexualizes Lucia who is supposed to be a 16 year old in the beginning, I found really weird. The sexual relationship he puts her in with with a 30 year old was a bit unsettling. I think someone should keep an eye on the author.

Other than that the audio books are really good and keep you wanting more.

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  • Baciu Catalin
  • 02-27-21

A really good book

This is one of those books with perfect endings.
100% satisfaction, can't complain about anything, I really enjoyed it.

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  • Darren
  • 08-27-20

brilliant.

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of these books. with laughs and tears. The readers interpretation of character voices I also enjoyed. Thank you for this series. I will be listening to this again.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-03-17

end of the world and the beginning of a new

unusual acopolypse story from a Spanish slant very good it would make a good film