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Zombie Games: Origins

Narrated by: Belle Avery
Series: Zombie Games, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
4 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)
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Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Wild thought living in the chaos of her mother's home daycare and dealing with her developing feelings for Bryce, her new Martial Arts' instructor, was a struggle, until the night her world turned upside down. When an untested vaccine kills more than just a rampant flu virus, Cassie learns how to survive in a world where the dead walk and the living...run!

©2013 Kristen Middleton (P)2013 Kristen Middleton

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  • Jessica
  • SACRAMENTO, CA, United States
  • 11-13-19

Great YA series starter!

It's not complicated writing, but it's easy to get sucked into. I'd say the writing style is closer to twilight series than some other zombie series I've read. But it's great, light and entertaining.

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Not overly impressed

The story has some cute laughable parts, but the rest that are supposed to be humor don’t fit or seem appropriate in the storyline. I like the characters, but the author kind of skipped on character and world building.
As for the narrator, they seemed to be in a rush for half the story. I feel the story could have come across better, if it had be presented better.

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Thought I was getting a complete book

This book automatically gets a one star because they forgot to include the second half of the book. Certainly not worth paying full price for the other half, so sadly don't think I'll ever get to hear the rest.

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Somewhat average

I read the entire series. I enjoyed the characters and could relate to most of them. Narration was average. Again, this should have been one book instead of three. That and a decent editor would have made this book shine.

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Formulaic

Seen it a thousand times. Read it just as many. Not a bad story but nothing really makes it great. Just can't recommend it. Sorry.

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Great new zombie twist

This book had a great cast of characters it was a very fast-paced action filled book. Had a new twist on the zombie Primus ended up reading it in one sitting can't wait for the next book. Strong female characters in the story very well written.

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Exciting from the start!

What did you love best about Zombie Games: Origins?

Everything. I enjoyed Cassie's teenage perspective.

What did you like best about this story?

All of it.

Have you listened to any of Belle Avery’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not yet but I thought she was perfect.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed, bit my nails but no sad tears.

Any additional comments?

Zombie Games Origins was action and suspense from the start. It was right up my alley. Teen Cassie Wild is pretty much an ordinary kid with martial arts skills until everything goes haywire. Everyone is sick with a flu virus and the authorities are pushing for everyone to take the vaccine. Cassie’s mother won’t have anything to do with it so no vaccine in their family. There’s a side romance ensuing between Cassie and her karate instructor Bryce but that isn’t without problems.
What I enjoyed the most was the action and scene transitions. The story flows well without any hang ups describing far too much that isn’t relevant to the story. It’s written first person so the reader/listener gets Cassie’s account of the story. The plot isn’t simply waking up to zombies it’s centered around Cassie trying to get to her little sister who spent the night at a friends before the zombie breakout and survival.
As a listener I enjoyed the narrator, Belle Avery, is phenomenal. Her voice is clear, concise and she sounds like a teenager. She reads at a steady pace not skipping a beat.
Better than TV!

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I Love it!

 I Love it! Very much enjoyed it! A Great Zombie book! Not sure why it is making me review it beyond rating the book when it said that bit was opional.

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What the heck

Good story abrupt ending. I guess the author thinks she is leaving us in suspense but this only makes people upset why not end it when they leave or are on the road to the cabin?

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