Z Chronicles: The Beginning

Narrated by: David Loving
Series: Z Chronicles Series, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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All of civilization is drawing its last breaths as the grip of the zombie apocalypse tightens on the world. In the last days of government efforts to stem the spreading plague, Lori’s parents are taken away when found to be infected - leaving her to look out for her two younger siblings, Jay and Virginia. Barely an adult in her own right, Lori must keep them alive, armed only with her wits and the little training her father’s "prepper" hobby instilled in her. They struggle not only to avoid the hoards of undead monsters roaming their former neighborhood and town, but also to stay sheltered, warm, and fed with resources scarce and sometimes deadly to retrieve. With the help of a fellow "prepper," Bob, and his two playful yet fearsome dogs, they will face the roaming corpses of mindless zombies and an even more dangerous threat moving amongst them.

©2014 A. L. White (P)2019 A. L. White

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Z Chronicles book 1

This is the first book written by A.L. White I have read and I wasn't disappointed. The last civilization on Earth fighting for survival. They start to take extreme measures to ensure their survival as food is running out and create a race of super zombies that aren't quite zombies. I found this book to be intense and I could not put it down wondering what was going to happen next. If you like action pounding zombie books this is for you. I also like David loving as narrator his voice is smooth and clear.

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THIS READER IS HORRIBLE! THE BOOK IS GOOD.

Narrator absolutely stinks. I liked the book though. I hope the next one has a new narrator.

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The Beginning

This was an explosive entry to Surge of The Dead. The tie in was seamless. It's short, but I considered it a Novella or Book 0.5, so I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed the character development and the choice of main characters. Enjoy!

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Great story

Initially it was a little slow but as the book continued I was drawn in and couldn't stop listening. The characters had to deal with an illness that changed their loved ones into something scary. Then they had to figure out how to survive. The story has you routing for characters, then saying no don't do that, to almost crying when something happens. Overall I loved it and recomend this for others to listen to.

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Meet Viginia

OH MY GOD. This book takes you on quite the ride, but it is one you will happily belt yourself in for. I have so much love for young Virginia, someone I wish to be when I grow up. I am excited to read book 2!

It did take me a bit to get used to the narrator. He puts so much emphasis on the letter W sometimes it was distracting, but its worth a read or listen.

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good

good start to an adventure worth reading, you can't but fall for the two lead dogs in the story. and wonder about the twist to the 2.0.

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Zombies!

I love zombie stories and this one is great! I'm starting book 2 right now!

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Nail biting start to a series

What an excellent start to a series! The only downside is length. I want more! I'll be starting Surge of the Dead as soon as I finish this review. I'm very much invested in Virginia & Lori's story. If I could make one recommendation to the author, I'd suggest making a prequel. I'd love to hear about the outbreak, more about the girls' brother & father, the neighborhood, etc.

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The way it began

I messed up and listened to book 2 first. It was better than this one. Z chronicles were enjoyable enough, but not as well written as the second book. It was nice to get the back story on some of the characters that are in book 2.

The narrator did a great job with the book. I love the fact that he only needs his voice to tell a compelling story. It doesn't have any annoying "too loud music" nor does it have stupid sound effects that drown out the narration.

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Great Beginning!

First book of the series and i am hooked, very much looking forward to continuing the journey with the characters and the lads!

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  • Alexandra
  • 02-09-20

Z chronicles book 1

Excellent start for a new series. We gradually learn each characters story and the introduction of a new threat besides zombies is enticing. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 01-11-20

"Fantastic"

This was a great story and sucked me in from the beginning, and was very disapointed when it finished! My heart was in my mouth for Lori and virginia when they ventured out, and fell in love with Bob instantly. I wasn't sure about the narrator to begin with but began to really enjoy his voice as I got into the book. I'm listening to book 2 "Surge of the Dead" now!

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  • Bev carmody
  • 11-17-19

More please!

Really enjoyed this book. Just left me wanting for it to go on forever. Please write another!
I love a good zombie book, this one hit all the right levels. Not to much gore, not to much romance, and excellent interaction with the characters and situations.

MORE PLEASE,!

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  • JPB
  • 11-16-19

good story

Enjoyed this and looking forward to the next installment. wasn't sure about the narrator to start but he grew on me

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  • Michelle Sewell
  • 11-05-19

Great start

This book is a great start to the series which has loads of potential. Loads of tense moments and loads of questions raised which makes me want to continue in the series.

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  • Linda
  • 10-19-19

Gripping

Classic zombie tale, full of suspense. The narrator tells it with a wonderful barratone voice.

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  • Nat 87
  • 10-11-19

Short but a great concept

I was able to listen to this story in one sitting and I enjoy the concept and characters. The different types of infected and the challenges set for the characters came together really well. I will be reading/listening to the rest of the stories.

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  • deafmick
  • 11-05-19

This is my first audio book by A L White it very good 5 out of 5