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Twenty years ago, a deadly virus swept the globe, ravaging the population. People died and came back as monsters, and through the tragedy that rocked the world, survivors were born. Megan James is the product of survivors. Her parents crossed hundreds of miles of dangerous countryside to reach Atlanta and the promise of a real future.

Now, two decades later, Meg is facing a crisis of her own. Her father has vanished and is presumed dead, and her mom is teetering on the edge of insanity, but all Meg really wants is to return to the safe world she always thought she was living in. Only Atlanta isn't everything her parents thought it would be. The slums have grown and corruption is rampant, and despite the promise of democracy, the new government has been slow to change. Through it all, the only consistency seems to be the zombies. Decayed and barely more than skeletons, there is no reason they should still be moving. But they are.

Facing the harsh world alone, Meg gets a job in the entertainment district of Atlanta where she meets convict fighter Donaghy. Angry at the world and his circumstances, all the fighter really wants is to be left alone. But when he gets swept up in Meg's problems, he finds it impossible to turn his back on her.

When a mysterious note resurrects old rumors about what the CDC is really doing, Meg can’t help wondering if her father might have met the same fate that her uncle did 20 years earlier. With the help of Donaghy, she will search for the truth among the darkness that has settled over Atlanta, where they'll soon discover that the mutated virus has brought forth creatures nobody could have imagined, and the evil intentions of the men in charge are much more sinister than anyone ever thought possible, making the future look harsher than ever before.

©2016 Kate L. Mary (P)2018 Kate L. Mary

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Life is a struggle.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes it is an interesting but depressing story of one of our civilizations possible futures.

What other book might you compare Twisted World: A Broken World Novel to and why?

N/A

Which scene was your favorite?

Did not have a favorite but this updated version of this series 20 years later continues the character driven experiences of desperate people having very difficult lives.

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

Dont fool with mother nature.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

31 of 32 people found this review helpful

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  • TU
  • 04-19-18

Great new apocalypse series!

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

I am a HUGE fan of zombie apocalypse stories and so was quick to jump at the chance to listen to another one. I'm glad I did. The author does a great job of building the cause of the apocalypse into the story line. The characters were well developed and the book was narrated very well. Heather Firth did a great job of bringing the book to life. I will DEFINITELY seek out the rest of the books in this series once they are released.

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Great

Great story I liked the characters and action I recommend this audiobook and the narrator did a great job
Thank you for a great story when I can I want to listen to book 2
Terri

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A Jump Ahead

Twisted World is the first in a new series of books in the Broken World universe. I'd purchased the first three audiobooks in this series previously and had rated all 5 star, and I had the opportunity to get a free review copy of the new series premier, so I jumped at the chance.

The book starts 20 years after the first series, after the seventh book in the Broken World series. As I've only listened to the audiobooks, I've only heard the first three. The book is definitely a good entry point to the world, but if you have listened to just the audiobooks of the prior series, this book gives more than a bit of "spoilers", and doesn't sugar coat past events by either avoiding discussing them or speaking ambiguously. However, the further release of the original series is undetermined at this stage, so if you're like me and wanting to enjoy more audiobooks from and support this author, this book is recommended. One minor personal issue with the story was the amount of people being referred to primarily by generic kinship nouns (eg uncle, aunt), and in this book where we had both birth and adoptive parents, and multiple uncle's etc, when Meg would refer to an uncle, I'd be unsure which uncle was being referred to, and in many cases, who that uncle or aunt actually was ( eg is that the wife of the missing uncle so her adoptive father's sister in law, or her birth mother's sister, her adoptive mother's sister), etc. Only having listened to the first three audiobooks, in some cases I just wasn't familiar with the people.

In this 20 year future, it is more like The Walking Dead, where zombies aren't much of an issue, it is just bad, bad people... People have figured out how to deal with zombies by now, and in the city are just being used for fighting.

The story forms a comfortable, complete arc, and the main questions and goals of the story are covered, and it ends with answers, and new questions and issues to deal with in the sequels.

Narration was excellent, with good character differentiation, and a worthy first novel for the narrator.

Recommend, with the caveats as above!

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  • Trisha
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 09-15-18

Zombies

Zombies have overrun the world and now society is contained in small protected towns controlled by a new government. Our heroine is in New Atlanta where she's trapped not only by the zombies outside the walls, but by the government. Her father has gone missing and she's doing anything and everything she can do to survive. I can't wait to know where this story goes. This is an amazing start to this series!

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.

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Entertaining. Interesting. Romance. Zombies!

Loved the premise! The writing was great, and the whole story was entertaining and interesting.

I listened to the audio, and the narrator did an amazing job. I'd recommend the listening experience if you have the chance. She has a strong smooth voice. This book has 2 POV's; one female and one male, she did a good job with both. This is the first book I've read by Kate L. Mary, and it won't be my last.

I loved the dystopian world, and I love zombies! I actually would've loved more zombie action. Twisted World mainly shows how people can be the true danger in a zombie apocalypse. Meg's life has taken a turn for the worse. Her father is missing and presumed dead, her mother is acting crazy, and there's tons of secrets she is unaware of. There's people in Meg's life that can't be trusted, and she finds herself in a very dangerous situation as she digs for the truth. I liked Meg, but she can definitely be frustrating. She's they type that needs things spelled out for her, and even then she doesn't get it at times. She's bad at reading people; she's not observant, and she overreacts. I figured since she's 20 years old, and there have always been zombies since she was born, that she would've been a little more tough. She should've had self-defense training, but it seems that she grew up in a bubble of sorts. She should've put things together a lot quicker than she did. She does have her moments though, so I still liked her. There is a bit of romance, which I loved. Donaghy is great, and I loved the fighter angle. I enjoyed the connection between Meg and Him. I found the whole story very engaging, and I wanted to keep listening. This does have a cliffhanger ending, and it looks like the next book is a different POV and sort of a prequel, so I'm a little disappointed with that. It looks like it's back to Meg's POV after that though, so I look forward to getting the rest of Meg's story. Wonderfully entertaining story!

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Apocalyptic zombie story


Narrated by Heather Firth. Heather is the voice of all characters. She has a nice tone to her voice. Her vocal style matched the female character roles. Heather’s voice is appropriate casted to portray the female characters. However, Heather’s voice doesn’t portray the male character voices with that deep ember that a man can. Dual narration would be preferable.

A plan twenty years in the making. A settlement controlled by one man. Inside the walls the living are separated by walls from the zombies. Outside the walls the disease continue to turn any unprotected humans. The virus has mutated and progressed over the years.

Meg and Jackson are products of a new generation. They never knew what life was like outside the walls. They are aware of the other settlements in other states, but traveling between them must be approved by the regulator.

Character driven story about the survivors living in New Atlanta. Living in a false reality. Since this is a character driven story it’s a lot for one narrator to perform. It really needed a male narrator to take on the male characters voices.

I found the characters entertaining and the storyline plausible.

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Wow

Kept me on the edge of my seat. I love these books. The narration was awesome

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Riveting and Drama filled!

Loved learning more about Megan and new Atlanta. Love it!! Highly recommend!
Once you start you won't be able to stop until the end.

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Twisted World 1

This was a good book.I found it very well written and could fully immerse in this world.Heather Firth is a great narrator!I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Kelly O'connor
  • 08-02-18

A great zombie read !

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I didn’t realise that this book was a spin off from a much longer series set 20 years before this story, although it didn’t take anything away from the story I wish I’d read those first but never mind I still enjoyed this book. It’s full of conspiracy, secrets and end of the world zombies and a slash of hot romance to boot: it had me gripped from the beginning.
I listened to the audio which was brilliantly narrator by Heather Firth her voice was perfect and really bought this book to life she didn’t just read the story she performed it pulling me into the story can’t wait to dive into Twisted Mind !

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  • Mandy Sawyer
  • 07-20-18

Struggling to keep up

This book is confusing me so much! Not sure if I’m concentrating enough. I’m finding the performance great, Heather has great tones to her voice that bring the characters alive. I’m hoping the next book will put everything into place for me.

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  • Sharon
  • 04-24-18

Never Skipped a Beat.

The seamless transition from the old to the new is just fantastic. It's been 20 years and I’m right back in the middle of the story and I already feel a strong connection with Megan the main character because of her similarities to Viv and Axl from Broken World. The story is strong, punchy and non stop action. Fast paced thought provoking story threads going on all coming together seamlessly! If you are like me and are a huge fan of Broken World... you will not be disappointed. Romance, suspence, action, and great narration. I have to mention the narrator, perfect, a joy to listen to with clear definition between the male and female characters and a great range of different voices! Heather Firth does an amazing job! Kate L Mary's really made a seamless transition with these next series of books 5☆ from me.