The Zombie Chronicles

Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series #1
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
3.6 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Val was bitten by a zombie and now she's scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, 18-year-old Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can't be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won't allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out. When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival - and giving up on Val is not an option.

©2012 Christine Kleps (P)2013 Christine Kleps

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a zombie book for tweens

I love zombie/monster/horror/supernatural stories. I did not like this.
From the first paragraph I kept hoping it would get better.
It didn't

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Couldn't get past third chapter.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Next Iron Druid book until a new Zombie book comes out by someone I know.! I'm about to give up on new Authors selling Zombie Novels'

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration was bad! It wouldn't be fair to Blame it fully on the narrator cause its hard to tell if its the story or the narration which really kills it! But its my belief that a Great Narrator can salvage a bad story with his Voices, & the personality he gives the characters just as a great story can make a bad narrator seem better then he is but when you put two negatives together its like a fart in church!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Didn't get far enough to say honestly!

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your credit or money!!

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for teens

it was good, not amazing but good but I am happy to report there is no swearing or sex.

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A Great Zombie Story!

I finished listening to Val, a prequel to The Zombie Chronicles. Author Chrissy Peebles blew my mind. This is a fantastic start to a series. Unfortunately I will most likely have to wait awhile before I will be able to listen to the third audio. I'm still anxious to learn what will happen to Val. This is a great zombie story and its not like the majority zombie stories I've listened to so I'm thankful for that. I am definitely going to go through withdrawals over this series once I finish the second audio. This story has it all and I guarantee you'll love these stories.

Mikael Naramore did a perfect job with his telling of this story. I can't believe how real he made this story feel and sound. He did a great job with distinguishing accents and voices to each character. He brought this story to life in the way that it made me feel as if I was there watching the story play out. I give it a perfect 5 star rating!

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The Zombies are Coming!

Would you listen to The Zombie Chronicles again? Why?

Yes. I liked it enough that I'll probably listen with my son. He loves zombies!

What other book might you compare The Zombie Chronicles to and why?

It was similar to Benton, but with no sex. They are both zombie apocalypse series, where humanity still has safe places to go.

What does Mikael Naramore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He has a great voice, awesome inflections, and easily keeps the character voices correct.

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

A dramatic, post-apocalyptic, tale of family and friends, struggling to survive.

Any additional comments?

This book was graphic on a bloody scale, but not a sexual one. Some kids will be able to read it without nightmares... Some adults, too... Unfortunately, I fell asleep listening to this, and had some crazy scary dreams:-)

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Why oh why did I not listen to the other reviews?!

What could Chrissy Peebles have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

This book managed to be every bit as bad as the negative reviews said. It wasn't meant to be a comedy but I found myself snorting in laughter at the lameness of the dialogue.

I really wanted to like it but it just wasn't going to happen. I made it to the end of the book, but there was no way I would have bought book two... or listened to it for free.

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Good story bad narration

The narrator is way over excited in the entire book. You'd think the book is written in all CAPS throughout.

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Painful to read

What would have made The Zombie Chronicles better?

I have no idea.

Has The Zombie Chronicles turned you off from other books in this genre?

not in this Genre, just this writer.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mikael Naramore’s performances?

no

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

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This book was painful to listen to! The story line was ok but the character were ridicules. It was like The cast of Happy Days fighting Zombies. I think this Writer would do well with other Genres, like Children and family.

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Good but a bit to much?

Very good story from the beginning to end written well but not to sold on the narrator some of the it was very flat like he was not sure how to bring the characters alive and one special character the younger brother is very dumb and so sappy he ruins the story in the audible and I believe it due to how the narrator tries to bring him alive with feelings and emotions. Otherwise fairly enjoyed it I can not in total honesty recommend this audible I do have the complete series and hopefully it better or get a better narrator

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Narrator was horrible.

Would give 5 stars, but the way the narrator whispered made it very hard to listen to.

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  • CMH
  • 09-07-16

Disappointing.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I don't like to not finish a book but this one came close. The overall story wasn't bad, some novel ideas.
The portrayal of the females was irritating, and the narrators voice grated when he was representing them.
I thought parts of the plot were weak and stereotypes abounded.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mikael Naramore’s performances?

Hmmm...not sure, there are many other good zombie books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-15-15

enjoyable

A different aproach and a good start. Im heading streight for book 2. A good adition to any zombie library.

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  • Linda
  • 07-31-20

Very good story

The book was very enjoyable but the narrator I found spoilt it a bit. He over exaggerated the dramatic bits too much and shouted too much! Still worth a listen though and I know it's a good series.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 07-22-20

Enjoyable

The first book in the series was enjoyable, and I really liked FMC Val and her two brothers Dean & Nick, and the plot was interesting, but I found the othe two girls Clair and Jacky really irritating! The narration was okay, I'm trying book 2 for a better feel for the series. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Sharon
  • 02-07-17

Really Bad

Really Really bad... I'm literally so disappointed in this ... Bad story, overly dramatic over acted narration, extremly frustrating ... I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed the story with better narration, but then again maybe not. such a let down and such a shame.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-18

Disappointing

A disconnected, disjointed and clumsy story. Examples: Characters keep yelling before the zombies are attracted....... The flat tire at the pile up? Are people really that stupid in the zombie apocalypse? In the control tower Clair has a pillow put under her head by Nick and is going to sleep. Then joins in a poorly put together romance dribble.... Tahoe steals the Jeep? Come on, he’s trusted on watch on his own, WTF??? The list goes on..... Kudos for being able to complete and publish a series, far beyond my artistic talents!