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Publisher's Summary

Apocalypse: Disorder and chaos ravage London when thousands are contaminated by the accidental discharge of an experimental bioweapon. The disease robs its hosts of rational thought, giving them a singular desire - find more living flesh to infect.

Aftermath: Peter, alone by choice and oddly thriving, finds himself suddenly responsible for the life of someone other than himself. Elsewhere, other survivors stake their own claims to land and resources, but the inexplicable swarms of undead threaten to gather and dissipate constantly.

Abandoned: The virus spreads to every corner of the country while the combined forces of the naval fleet set sail for deeper waters and leave the UK to its fate. The few groups that remain are separated after a fateful battle for England, left to their own devices.

Adversity: As if flesh-hungry zombies weren't enough, a harsh winter strikes.

Adaptation: The apocalypse continues in the penultimate chapter of the Toy Soldiers series. Will anybody make it out alive?

Annihilation: Fleeing the seemingly unstoppable enemy, the survivors pin their hopes on a final attempt for freedom, but that means they must turn their backs on their home forever.

©2018, 2019, 2020 DHP Publishing (P)2020 Tantor

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Great Multi Part series

I bought the whole series for a single credit and it was well worth every minute.
I highly recommend the story and author.

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Heart felt ride

It felt like the books were in three parts. The first building the setting, a little slow. The second full with suspence and the third a litte faltering. But it closed with a solid ending and left with the hope of more to come.

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refreshing

takes place in UK in the 90s, refreshing point of view and very entertaining

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could not really get into the book

I listen to a lot of apocalyptic, end of days, zombie books...A LOT and I'm always looking for a great story I can really lose myself in. I tried really hard to stay interested in this series, but I just could not. The most interesting thing in this series is Peter and how he, despite his tender age of about 8 or 9, has been surviving and caring for an even smaller child, but even that could not keep me interested enough to finish the series.

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Solid zombie-pocalypse series

I like the setting of The late 80s, excellent mix of unique characters, it felt gritty and realistic. well, as realistic as a zombie series can be. I love that the author didn't waste time diving into bizarre and far-fetched explanations about how the virus occurred(Extinction cycle 🤮). it's a pretty straightforward story which I appreciate. zombies, soldiers, civilians, a few jerks thrown in the mix, it was great.

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Great story

Really enjoyed the story and the characters as they developed through the story. The progression through the story was great and loved how it took place through the British Isles and the ending.

Time to go look up more by these authors.

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  • 12-02-20

Reads like an uninspired furniture catalogue

Just after finishing his other series: 'After it happened', I saw the publishers pack for this series, and loving the AiH books, I bought it.

This series has no interesting characters, it is dull and reads like an ikea catalogue from the 80s. Where the AiH series shines with humor, lovable characters and interesting storytelling, these books bores you to the point where you wish the entire ensamble of characters are eaten by the infected (except Peter and Amber, the only characters in the book that had any potential of being remotely interesting, unfortunately even that is squandered). Actually at some point I wished for the limas to come and get me, so I wouldn't feel obligated to finish this series just because I payed for it.

I believe the narrator does a somewhat ok job, looking at what he has to work with, but in the end, it is far from enough to elevate the experience to anything remotely enjoyable.

Spend your money or credits on something else, that's my two cents, but your milage may vary.

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  • Nat 87
  • 11-11-20

Brilliant

An absolutely fabulous series. The story is not only about the zombies, but also the characters. These are extremely well written and you can really get behind them (whether they're good or bad ones!). Setting this story in the 80's also gives it a real twist, so rather than having an informed, connected world, the characters deal with older traditional media sources, lack of instant communication and so on. Love the series!

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  • Td
  • 02-24-21

A must read

If you’re like me and a bit of geek for all things eighties, then you’ll absolutely love this book. I’m still shocked at all the historically accurate gear and equipment the characters use. The book itself is thrilling, chilling and exciting. I definitely recommend it.

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  • Tyrone poet
  • 02-20-21

One of the more believable 'zombie' books.

It is a guilty secret of mine that for recreational enjoyment I like to read or for laziness sake listen to post apocalyptic books. Most of my time is taken up with non-fiction books and academic titles on a large range of disciplines.
Now the truth is out I have to admit that this volume of books was one of the better titles that I have completed in quite a long time. Gone is the super macho hero who is able to survive no matter what is thrown at him and his rag tag group of survivors but in this case we follow the stories of various groups of survivors only linked to each other by coincidence and the author develops their characters as the book goes on.
As I said in my title this is one of the more believable'zombie' books, from how the plot develops to the reaction of the general population and of the official powers reactions and behaviour, right down to the groups and individuals whose stories we follow. This allows for an increased suspension of disbelief of the overall plot line and the development of an element of empathy with the more favourable characters and as the book continues hope for their survival as realistically just being a good guy doesn't mean or guarantee survival.
As for the narration, it does not get in the way of telling a good story, a task sadly lacking in so many audio books.
To conclude I would most definitely recommend this box set

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  • David Lewis, 4016
  • 02-19-21

Way above the majority

There are some excellent characters in this story and action is paced perfectly. It's a personal thing but I think zombies in the UK just works.

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  • 01-28-21

great story

I assume Ford had been in the british army from the detail. Great book, recommended.

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  • martin harrison
  • 01-25-21

zombies.

This was a well worked story and finished very well. At least everything was tied up at the end

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  • 01-19-21

Probably the best zombie story I have listened to.

Good storyline with well realised characters and a believable scenario. I have listened to a lot of zombie books but would happily recommend this one to any one, especially if you haven’t got into ‘zombie land’ before.

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  • Peter Odukwe
  • 01-11-21

Absolutely Brilliant

I wished i had listened to this earlier. Its really good. Highly recommended. Its that good.

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  • Claire Hampton
  • 01-09-21

Awesomeness

Once again DCF has written a fantastic series, love the fact that it’s set in the UK in the 80s/90s and yes i remember growing up then, awesome characters that you can’t help but fall in love with, thank you Mr Ford you Rock

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-14-20

excellent

very enjoyable, well narrated. I enjoyed the mix of characters. peters journey was very fulfilling