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Private Michael Kolcek used to be a sergeant. But honestly, he never cared a whole lot about that sort of thing. His time as a linguist in the army is almost up, so he spends most of his days left in Germany trying to pick up frauleins at the pub. But the army has other plans for him, as it often does. The cannibal plague had spread to Russia. While there was no love lost between United States Army and the godless Communists, it was fairly close to its NATO allies. So the army put a team of specialists together to go into Russia and see what the fuss was all about. Turns out they needed a linguist, too. Kolcek was in for the duration. Some days you can't ditch the military police. Other days, it's harder to get out of the army. But every day, during the Russian Conflict of the Zombie War, the enemy was always bigger. Stronger. Hungrier. Well, maybe not hungrier. Kolcek didn't eat before the flight...

©2017 Derwin Lester II (P)2017 Derwin Lester II

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  • RJ
  • 09-19-18

Who knew the apocalypse could be so fulfilling!

Here we have a short synopsis of a possible apocalyptic world. The setting for a change is Russia as our intrepid soldier struggles to understand what is happening and ultimately survive. This short story appears to be a prequel of the author’s full series. It is somewhat interesting, but entirely too short. Who knew the apocalypse could be so fulfilling. Three.point.five. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Very good short story

I really enjoyed this zombie short story I
I like zombie stories and the narrator did a great job I got this audiobook from audiobook zoom and a free code from the author

Thank you

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Great book

Amazing book would suggest to anyone who likes zombie survival/sci fi definitely a must read

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  • JM
  • 08-29-20

Ruskies With Zombies

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, Again Jason Springer does a fine job of narrating....I have to say, I have read alot of the Lester's books and Derwin Sr. and his clan have got it going on. Thank You for the free audiobook and I am leaving this voluntarily

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laconic Sad Sack fighting his way out of Russia

six weeks before leaving Army he barely tolerates, our Sad Sack gets sent to Russia to observe Russian army push to quell cannibal hordes that have overcome China. With 1.3 billion (that 0.3 roughly US size), that's a lot of hordes. upon arrival in Vladivostok, his travel group arrives to find they have landed firmly in situation in where the Russian Army is collapsing faster than they did in the 1940 Eastern Front. except the Nazis didn't eat their does.
the rest of the story is as Horatio Alger once famously wrote : Head West, young man!
the narrator voice fit perfectly the laconic, six weeks before I leave the army, seeming under achiever protagonist. with just the right amount of detached humor as the world collapse inward.

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Delightful and Witty Take on the Zombie Apocalypse

In this edition, great writing and excellent narration combine to bring to life a truly excellent story about the end of the world as we know it. I highly recommend this story for any and all lovers of military sci-fi, zombie fiction, and good, humorous action tales...the work on display by all involved parties is really superb

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To Russia, with Zombies

This book started off a little rocky but quickly gained my interest. I liked the humor sprinkled throughout the story. The narrator did a decent job. I received this audio book for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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  • TU
  • 10-11-18

short but I loved it

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a short but highly enjoyable book. I love zombie apocalypse stories, and this was a great example. I just wish it was a full length book. I was bummed when it was over. The narration is great and I was very entertained for the entire hour and 43 minutes.

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A funny tale that kept me entertained throughout!

To Russia, with Zombies by Derwin Lester Sr. is a funny zombie outbreak tale starring Private (now Sargent) Kolcek. Kolcek was literally days away from getting to go home when his expert linguist status gets him shipped to Russia to try and help out and translate at the China zombie epidemic grows. Well, by the time they get there the plague has quickly spread, as it typically does in events such as the zombie-pocalypse. The poop hits the fan over and over again throughout this tale, and the fact that Putin had to be put down is supposed to remain a secret. Kolcek get put in charge of his own group even though he can't hit a target with a pistol (though he's an expert with a rifle) and has never led any military group. He finds himself with a hulk of a man acting as his personal bodyguard, though he doesn't ever speak...and the craziness goes on. It was just a fun, quick story and if the summary sounds like something that you'd enjoy, I'd check it out. You'd probably really enjoy the story.

Jason Sprenger did a good job narrating To Russia, with Zombies. The tale overall was funny and lighthearted, even though there were people dying and zombies everywhere. Mr. Sprenger had a good narrative voice for this type of tale. Occasionally it seemed like he was talking with a bit of an accent where an accent wasn't warranted, but overall he was easy to understand and a good fit for this tale! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Zombie Annihilation?

To Russia, with Zombies. - Great fun read, battle zombies in mother Russia with mixed results.
A good short story well narrated.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 11-28-20

fantastic

totally fantastic and looking forward to more in this series. Great audiobook from the pen of Derwin Lester Snr and brilliantly narrated by Jason Spencer xxxxx

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  • Norma Miles
  • 03-05-19

You're in it for the duration. Congratulations.

A short book of several separate scenes from the point of view of (now reinstated because the Russians don't recognize privates) Sergeant Michael Kolcek, interpreter for the U.S. Army. With only six weeks left to serve, and never having had to lift a pistol, Kolcek is ordered to be part of a small NATO team, embedded as observers in a Russian military advance into China attempting to stop the cannibal plague outbreak which had devastated that country. Too late. The infection had already reached Vladivostok. Said to be 'the best linguist in the U.S.Army and possibly the worst soldier,' Kolcek will need more than words to survive.
A zombie story with humour, To Russia with Zombies is skillfully read by Jason Spenger. A great pity it isn't longer.