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Publisher's Summary

From the Author of The Zournal series comes a horrifying new series that'll grab you by the throat and take you on a crazy thrill ride through the Apocalypse.

In this first book stand with our heroes as Zombies overrun the planet. Watch as normal people have to deal with extraordinary circumstances. How far will they go to protect their loved ones? The Apocalypse will cause some to stand a little taller. They'll need to reach deep within themselves to keep their humanity intact. Others will collapse under the weight of it. Still others will seize on it to prey on their fellow man.

Fast paced and written with an eye for detail. You'll really be able to see yourself with the characters in this story. Fighting the fight along with them. Experience Zombies!

Zombies! Book 2: Against The Current now available on Amazon.

©2019 RS Merritt (P)2019 RS Merritt

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Not bad

Three different set of characters in three different locales. Good mix of action and emotional quandaries, all while evading typical zombies. Although these zombies can be killed center mass shots too. Overall very entertaining. Will purchase the next in the series.

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good book.

good listen, The narrator was good. If you like zombie apocalypse books, this book will satisfy you.

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nice read

love the characters and story line you have to do what you have to do in order to survive

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There is a lot of mediocre stuff here. I could debate the details but that would require too much energy. The narration is literally just a guy reading the book and doesn’t merit a “performed by” byline. His voice isn’t unpleasant so it’s tolerable, but definitely not a performance.

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A Small World

A Small World is the first book in the Zombies! series. The book sets the stage for what could be a very exciting series. R. S. Merritt develops interesting and complex characters while building a new world of zombies and action. I look forward to the next books in the series.

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Awesome story, but audible issues mar it

This was my first experience with this author's work but definitely not my first zombie story so I can be kind of picky. I like that the author isn't just going with ahhh, people are turning into zombies because of some sort of vaccine/flu shot & now they are shambling corpses in search of human flesh to eat. This author has crafted his story in such a way that he takes his zombies & makes them different in several ways instead of just falling into the usual zombie outbreak, get supplies, fighting zombies, & usually fights against other groups of survivors for supplies or women. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing what could be a good idea but then the characters are too unbelievable, stupid situations, or just poor planning. I definitely didn't find those issues in this book. Characters are relatable and the author doesn't play 'favorites' where one person has an annoying habit of surviving every situation while experienced people die around them. I never got bored with the progression of the story & as I listen while doing my chores, I found that sometimes I did a bit more of a thorough job just so I could listen a bit longer because it was just hard to stop at certain points. The narrator is kind of bare bones & flat. The only other complaint that I have is with it stopping all of a sudden & then in other places it skips forward so that I had to drop what I was doing to restart the story or to rewind it back to where I was before it skipped. If audible could fix those issues, it would be an awesome listen for anyone who enjoys a good zombie story.

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4 Stars good zombie novel

I really enjoyed the fast pased action. Beware that there will be a second book so all is not resolved during this novel. The characters are believable. The characters have faults. Go ahead and get this novel. I would go into details but don't want to spoil your experience.

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  • Simon
  • 01-07-20

You Gotta Love a Good Zombie!

I know, I know, I've read in several places that people think we've had enough Zombies to last a lifetime and I do get that.  But, you know, if there was a zombie apocalypse and most of the world's population turned into crazed zombies they'd still be outnumbered by the number of fictional Scottish detectives traipsing round the Highlands hunting down deviant killers and me, well I love my Scottish Detectives and call me fickle but my affections are equally given to a good zombie or two.  So when the author of this one kindly offered me a free copy to review I bit his arm off . . . I have a few things to say about this one if you want the detail but suffice it to say that despite some misgivings I immediately bought the second one for myself.  But that's me, as feckless with my credits as my affections. To be fair Scott intrigued me as an author firstly because of his views that the characters made a zombie story more than the zombies and most importantly that his Goodreads picture has him wearing a Viking helmet drinking beer. This first book in the series, not surprisingly then is a get down to business quick, zombie apocalypse.  It's structured around three separate small groups of survivors trying to come to grips with the inconvenience of hordes of flesh eating zombies. Temporally I felt that sometimes the characters did make adjustments and assumptions about their situation a little fast at times but it's in the nature of these high-action fast moving books.  The characters did continue to develop and flesh themselves out as their stories developed, some you'll like and at least one of them you will want to kick around your lounge whenever you hear him.  That's healthy, characters that produce a reaction like that mean the author has pressed some of my buttons successfully.  Just don't get too attached to any of them though, Scott's one mean badass meaning the mortality rate keeps it real enough throughout. The narration by Mike Thomas, I think it's fair to describe it more as a decent reading than a performance.  He's clear and articulate which is obviously most important but doesn't give the characters any big range of voices.  I cannot pass this by though without mentioning what has to be one of the most memorable attempts at an Australian accent I have ever heard.  It seemed to start in that well known Aussie city of Dublin and eventually stumbled to somewhere near Mumbai, obviously Australia is bigger than I had ever imagined!  So, this is a decent addition to the genre and as I said I enjoyed this first one enough that I have bought the second one for myself.  Zombie fans that enjoy a bit of wry humour and plenty of gory action should be happy with this but it's worth noting it really is in for a penny in for a pound.  This first book stops abruptly leaving our characters in various states of danger and disarray.  It really is a series you're buying into and as a brave self-published author I really do hope Scott has success with it.

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