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Publisher's Summary

The apocalypse has ended for Adrian Ring, and the rebuilding of the world has begun. But have all the stories of the old world's death been told?

Elsewhere on Earth, there's a plane filled with innocents, and a criminal could wipe it from the skies with a tide of undeath. A young man in Manhattan is going mad with hunger and fear. A veterinarian races to save her animal patients and their owners one by one. A drunk lunatic is driven to self-destruction, craving the undead horde and the absolution they will give him. And finally, what of the long-awaited conclusion to Eddie Smith's tale, as his convoy heads north toward Adrian at Bastion?

Set in the world of Chris Philbrook's best-selling zombie epic Adrian's Undead Diary, Unhappy Endings tells these darkest of stories and many more.

Full list of authors includes: Rob Roche, Tracy Wilson, Josh Green, Christopher MacDonald, Dennis Pekkala, A. Ben Carpenter, Wendi Haegle, and Steve Gonzales.

©2015 Chris Philbrook (P)2015 Chris Philbrook

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Unhappy Endings. . . A Collaborative Win!

Absolutely Blown Away! Yep, this sentiment pretty much sums up how I felt right out of the gate, listening to the collaborative genius of the many talented authors, and/or collaborators, whose short stories appear in (Unhappy Endings) Volume 1. This combined effort, served to shine a bright spotlight on the the creative talents of each individual. . . . the final product, a collaborative anomaly.

The stories written for this volume took the levels of sheer terror, excitement and intrigue to whole new heights, with a no holds barred approach to shock value. After I would finish with one story, I would think: "there is no way the next one can be more mind-bending than this." Yet, everyone was equally shocking and spectacular!

There were certainly several stories which stood out to me on a personal level, for one reason or the other. In particular, the Zombies on the plane took that concept to dimensions I have never encountered in any other book. Just Wow! The ending was not what I was expecting and this one is definitely not for the faint of heart, for sure, and a real head spinning, adrenaline rush of a ride/flight!

Another centered around a sweet dog named Duke. This one had a profound impact on me, and will not soon be forgotten. . simply fantastic!

Invest a credit, and get ready to be propelled into new dimensions of sheer zombie spectacularity!

Chris Philbrook always delivers, and I am so, so glad I found his work!

Narrator, Mr. James Foster, always reigns supreme, and just such a natural!

Happy listening!

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Any additional comments?

If you love "first day" and "outbreak" zombie stories you will love this collection from various writers with Philbrookian taste. One note, some of the stories and characters are left a bit open ended so if that bothers you - you've been warned. A couple of them are not for the faint of heart either - these are serious zombie stories. No sex - thank heavens, plenty of gore, and you don't have to have read Philbrook's other works to listen to this one. Well worth the credit, I would certainly buy the next collection. Immensely enjoyable!

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Solid Edition to the AUD Universe

This is a collection of short stories from the Adrian's Undead Diary universe. They are not all written by the primary author (Chris Philbrook) but they are all considered canon. These stories all have *spoiler alert* unhappy endings. Do you like what I did there? They are all well written. Some of them were so spot on I could not even tell they weren't written by Philbrook. So they are all solid stories. If you liked AUD, you need this. If you have not read any AUD, do not start here. Start with Dark Recollections. You can thank me later, because AUD is pretty much awesomeness.

James Foster is the Man. He narrates this like a boss.

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I wasn't sure what to expect when I downloaded this but am really glad I did! The stories were all great with very different points of view. However, I would recommend reading the AUD series first so you don't spoil any of the details.

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  • Dargan
  • philadelphia, PA, United States
  • 06-04-16

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Would you consider the audio edition of Unhappy Endings to be better than the print version?

Love the print editions but James Foster helps brings the story to life in a different way and brings a different experience. I love reading then listening to books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Unhappy Endings?

I like the Rednecks group

What about James Foster’s performance did you like?

James is James and always bring a great experience to stories. He's one of my favorite narrators.

Who was the most memorable character of Unhappy Endings and why?

I enjoyed the last character the most, name just slipped me. The Self proclaimed Red Neck. He seems like someone Adrian would get along with. I also liked the construction worker and the guy he met up with who escaped in the police car, He also seems like someone that would get along with Adrian.

Any additional comments?

I'm dying for more. I want a nice 16hr long story with Adrian Ring, Abbey and to hear more stories about the 3 and more adventurous. This story is awesome and must continue but less religion and more of Chris's magical creations. as long as Adrian, abbey Kevin and Michelle stay alive lol. There is so much more that can be told because _hit happens! and there is a whole world out there.

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Great addition to the series!

As with all of these books I was left captivated by this world and wishing there were 8 hours left as I neared the end. The books in this series never disappoints.

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great addition to AUD

really good set of side fiction. thank for hours of fun. can't wait to hear more.

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Enjoyable stories

Definitely a good listen, but make sure you finish the main series before listening/reading this one. Major spoilers if you haven't read the main stuff. Looking forward to listening/reading some more.

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Great idea and great stories!

I love that Chris Philbrook took some of his best fan fiction and used it in this book. He found some wonderful talent! I loved the poem "Peace" guessing on the title since I listened. The story about Duke, the dog, was one of my favorites.

This is a really really good anthology.

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Well.............

What did you love best about Unhappy Endings?

I'm a huge fan of "Adrian's Diary" - huge - the story's in this collection are all very well
written and fun.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No favorite story - they were all good.

Which character – as performed by James Foster – was your favorite?

James Foster is AMAZING!!

Who was the most memorable character of Unhappy Endings and why?

Day care story was heart wrenching.

Any additional comments?

Again a huge fan - but I'm not super happy with collections of anything. I think a fluid story - like "Adrian's Diary" is more interesting and fun to listens to. I like to get into characters and love them or hate them- with this collection of stories - well just not a fan- I would not enjoy another book like this.

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