Winter is losing its grip. For Billy and the survivors who began the nightmare, the loss of Steve Hobart is devastating, but could they finally be finding a place to truly call home? Kevin resumes his original quest for a safe place in the Badlands of the Dakotas, but with a whole new gang. However, they stumble across another group of survivors and face a new dilemma. Do you try to save others at the risk of those you know and love? Around the world, small bands of survivors fight to carve out a place for themselves, whether it is Sauvie Island or the British Isles...the struggle is the same. More horrors await, but with it, the first children of this new world bring hope...
©2013 TW Brown (P)2014 TW Brown
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Once you are on book 7 of a series there is not much you need to write, after 6 books you already know if you like or not. All i need say is book 7 does not disappoint and was throughly enjoyable :)
"Still a Great and Addictive story. Smaller gripes then the last"
I love this story, very addicting I love that the series is continuing. Kevin's crew is by far my favorite. Love Vicks story, and the rest. Really not a bad story this time which was great. Only two small gripes. Pissed about John. Can't see anyone following a 18 year old, Not a bunch of experienced adults. And I guess more a gripe from the last book, zombies walking underwater and navigating to an island. Horribly unrealistic. They can barely walk on land. A normal live human can't just fall into the water and know what direction they should go let alone be able to walk on the lake or ocean floor ( currents anyone) so much is wrong with that.. I could see currents beaching them but not with the help of zombies navigating. But that's more last story not this one. And still have an issues with the zombies getting smarter thing, makes no sense. But in spite of that.. Great great story.. You will love it and be engaged
"Again, another great edition."
Yes and I have
Yes. I was constantly worried about Kevin and his group. I've seen to grown most attached to them since Steve Died. When Brown killed off Steve, I realized any of his main characters were subject to getting killed. At first this bothered me, but there are enough groups in this saga to keep your attention towards what's going to happen to them next.
I wasn't a big fan of McFerrin when I first started listening to Dead, but he has grown on me. It is still a little annoying when he draws out words like "well...." and such. But, he is a rock-steady performer, who has a great voice and is articulate.
I have to give it to Brown for his level of gore and brutality. One in which I will probably never achieve (I don't know if I have the stomach for it). Every encounter is new and not repetitive, from what the zombie's appearance may be to how someone gets hurt or dies is great. His attention to detail and realistic situations is top notch.
"Great continuation of amazing story. I"
Great strory love Billy as new focus. Wish Kevin would stay dead I know he is just a man after all not a superhero but he does such reckless stuff and its getting comical. The statement to the effect of not knowing the population density of Chicago was baffling. They went through Gary which is murder capital number 1 everyday. To go to the worst part of Chicago. Dr Zahn is annoying as well her charachter motivations are sometimes confusing. Its still one of the best zombie series out here.
Yes i would listen again. I am sure there are things that i missed or maybe misheard. I did rewind it a bit a couple times just to be sure i caught it all. I would listen to the whole series again!
I don't really have anything else to compare it to except for all the other books in this series. I haven't read or listened to another book that has gone as indepth to the actual zombies themselves, not so much this book as in previous ones although the kids were at least brought up in this one. What the zombies are thinking (or not as the case may be) and the animals... still have questions on the animals (cats!!!!)
I have to say the part with the group trying to meet with the trailer park group to try to come to an "understainding"? is that the right word... well, anyway that was one of my favorite parts. from when "our" group walked up all the way to when they left. I also like the cats part, it did leave me with questions about some of the animals... i'm always curious about the animals. I also liked the baby... it did answer at least some of my wonderings on what would happen if type questions.
I almost cried at a few places, i probably would have if i hadn't been at work listening. I did laugh at a few parts, like the character taking care of the girls' misunderstanding and the women's reaction to him about it. Steve's baby gave me the misty eyes, loved Steve and still can't believe he is gone.
Love all these books!!! They are a must read for any zombie fan!
Absolutely! Love the writing, the action, the well-developed scenes, and the great characters with the wide range of human emotions. Definitely a study of humanity at its best and worst.
It's as if TW Brown just discovered the word however, it is extremely overused to the point of annoyance. otherwise, I enjoyed it.
"Another Great Story"
Newly introduced characters and their stories are really great additions in this book. The author has left a lot of room to keep expanding the DEAD universe. I hope he continues to develop these characters!
I found myself rewinding just to make sure I didn't miss anything hanging on to every word as if watching a show
The last two books have been long on drudgery and short on action. How did this great series turn into a story of teenage angst? Billy completely lacks interest and I look forward to the short stories more and more. I think the writer is running out of steam. I'll ride it out to the end but it looks like it's going to be a grind.
Too many story lines. Jumping from one story line to the next at critical moments just to keep u in suspense until it returns to that particular story line. By the time it returns to the suspenseful moment, you just really don't care anymore. So many different characters in too many ongoing stories that u practically have to make written notes just to keep everything straight. The narration is soooo slow that u have to increase the speed, otherwise too frustrating. Very disappointed - could have made at least 5 or 6 really good stories instead of cramming them all together in one book.
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