Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,973 ratings

Trudge Publisher's Summary

For Cade Grayson, husband, father, and former Delta Force operator, that one warm sunny Saturday in July - to be labeled Z-Day by some anonymous person probably long dead - began like all the others before and none since.

With his daughter, Raven, and wife, Brook, away visiting her parents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Cade hopes his immediate future holds nothing but an easy chair, Mariners on the tube, and paring down a honey-do list a mile long. But those hopes were quickly dashed and his life forever changed when news broke of a clash in downtown Portland between soldiers from the Oregon National Guard and hundreds of anarchist protesters suddenly turned violent and, by one anchor's account, blood-thirsty and cannibalistic.

As the first waves of injured bystanders, guardsmen, and rioters arrived at hospitals, it became apparent that a deadly new disease had been unleashed on the population. Whether the virus was naturally occurring or an escaped lab experiment, Cade hadn't a clue and wasn't especially concerned until he learned of its unprecedented virulence, unusual method of transference, and the fact that, according to the news, it brought the newly dead back to life, semi-mindless, and with an insatiable desire to feed on the flesh of the living.

Armed with this new information and now seeing the bigger cities such as Washington, D.C., New York, and Los Angeles rocked by the rapidly spreading scourge, Cade ignores the volley of contradictory edicts drawn up by the White House and set into motion by FEMA and DHS, dusts off his tools of war, and loads his truck with supplies.

Unable to get ahold of Brook and Raven, and unwilling to leave them at the mercy of some distant politician's inability to hold the nation together, he begins an impossible 3,000-mile journey across a reeling United States with presumably millions of infected in his path and only one acceptable outcome: find Brook and Raven alive - or die trying.

©2011 Shawn Chesser (P)2015 Shawn Chesser
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  • Book 1

    • Trudge

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 1
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 739
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 681
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 683

    As the first waves of injured bystanders, guardsmen, and rioters arrived at hospitals, it became apparent that a deadly new disease had been unleashed on the population. Whether the virus was naturally occurring or an escaped lab experiment, Cade hadn't a clue and wasn't especially concerned until he learned of its unprecedented virulence, unusual method of transference, and the fact that, according to the news, it brought the newly dead back to life, semi-mindless, and with an insatiable desire to feed on the flesh of the living.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Chaos

    • By nichole on 06-29-17
    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 1
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 11-09-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 739 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Soldier On

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Volume 2
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    For Cade Grayson, father, husband, and former Delta Force operator, life has changed drastically over the course of 48 hours. He's watched the dead inexplicably return to life before his very eyes. He's lost many people near and dear to him, most dying unfathomably horrible deaths at the hands of the dead who have seemingly overnight taken over the big metropolis - their numbers and hunger for human flesh growing exponentially with each passing hour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By karen mcCollin on 06-12-18
    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Volume 2
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 12-16-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 450 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • In Harm's Way

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Volume 3
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    After running and gunning across much of the western US, Cade Grayson, former Delta Force operator, is finally reunited with his wife, Brook, and daughter, Raven. Hours after arriving at the relative safety of Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, the new Capital of the United States, Cade is approached by the new president, Valerie Clay. Her request is simple: she appeals to the patriot in him to rejoin the unit that he left for civilian life 15 months prior and once more go into harm's way, taking the fight to the enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • be prepared for a slight slowdown

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 02-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • A Pound of Flesh

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 4
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    Reeling from a surprise attack, and with two fires burning out of control, Schriever Air Force Base goes on high alert. Former CDC Scientist Sylvester Fuentes, the apparent target, is killed along with others. Destroyed in the conflagration was the Omega antiserum Fuentes had been working to perfect and just hours prior had tested successfully on one of the recently infected.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The 4th book is so good it could be its own series

    • By Brian on 04-09-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Allegiance

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 5
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Allegiance picks up two days after A Pound of Flesh left off. Outbreak - Day 15. With an estimated 99 percent of the United States' population having already succumbed to the rapidly spreading Omega virus, and countries and cities worldwide teeming with the dead, the struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse continues unabated in the high desert of Colorado.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Series

    • By Natasha Burkhatler on 06-18-16
    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 5
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 05-24-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 238 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Mortal

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 6
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    Outbreak - Day 16: With an estimated 99 percent of the United States' population having already succumbed to the Omega Virus and been reanimated to form roving hordes of flesh-eating monsters, two groups of survivors struggle against long odds to survive the zombie apocalypse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-27-17
    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 6
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 09-29-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 211 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • Warpath

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 7
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    In the crucible that is the zombie apocalypse, Cade Grayson, father, husband, and former Delta Force operator has forged new friendships and tempered old ones. In those same metaphorical flames, he has seen blood spilled, loved ones perish, and dealt his own brand of justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Zombie Apocalypse Novel Series yet

    • By Anonymous User on 06-08-18
    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 7
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 01-16-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 172 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 8

    • Ghosts

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 8
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Adam Paul
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Cade Grayson, father, husband, and former Delta Force operator collected his fair share of ghosts as the Omega virus ravaged the United States, turning the majority of her population into mindless automatons hungering for human flesh. Wearing incredulous stares, the faces of those ghosts - dozens of men, women, and children he was unable to save during his many forays into the Z-infested wasteland - visit him nightly during the early morning hours when defenses are dulled and REM sleep has him in its firm grip.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator change is always hard

    • By omar conger on 05-05-17
    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 8
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Adam Paul
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 04-27-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 143 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • Frayed

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 9
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Adam Paul
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    In the three weeks since mounting a brash rescue mission to a zombie-infested Los Angeles and returning home to find lives of loved ones hanging in the balance, Cade has occupied himself with runs outside the wire to procure supplies necessary to ride out what the Farmer's Almanac predicts will be a long, cold winter. As Cade and his team seize an unforeseen opportunity provided by the plummeting temperatures, he quickly realizes they are in a race against time - and nature's fickle whims.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok..not great

    • By Wade on 02-26-18
    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 9
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Adam Paul
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 145 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 10

    • Drawl: Duncan's Story

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 10
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Adam Paul
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Like a fragile house of cards in a hurricane, Presidents, Premiers, entire governments and their ruling bodies disappeared instantly. Some had ensconced themselves in deep underground bunkers or remained holed up in fortified strongholds, but history would tell that most had been swallowed up by the dead - never to be heard from again. On that last normal Saturday in July, while an unknown virus indiscriminately wreaks destruction and death to all four points of the compass.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Stop The Insanity

    • By Wade on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 11

    • District

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 11
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Adam Paul
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 80

    Cade Grayson - husband, father, patriot - discovered two undead enemy soldiers on American soil, and soon the official call to duty came directly from the President herself in a transmission beamed by military satellite to Cade's refuge in rural Utah: It was time to take up arms in defense of his country once again. Valerie Clay’s hard-to-fathom video footage, showing thousands of enemy soldiers establishing beachheads all along the West Coast, made it impossible to resist. He was a former US Army Delta Operator and he had to come to the aid of his dying country.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps A Better Read

    • By Nila on 08-03-18
    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 11
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Adam Paul
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 02-22-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 87 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 12

    • Abyss

    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 12
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Adam Paul
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 71

    Following a successful mission to the nation’s former capital, Cade Grayson - doting father, faithful husband, and patriotic Delta Force operator - returns to the compound in rural Utah to find his life irrevocably altered. Five days later and still reeling from the catastrophic event that pushed him physically and mentally to the edge of the abyss, Cade sets out to fulfill a longstanding promise: escort his daughter, Raven, outside the wire to begin the long process of honing the skills she will need to survive the zombie apocalypse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!!

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-03-18
    • Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 12
    • By: Shawn Chesser
    • Narrated by: Adam Paul
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 75 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95