Captain Nate Leathers had thought that being a soldier in Iraq was hard enough. And when his convoy is attacked and he is taken prisoner by Iraqi insurgents, he thinks things won't get any worse than that either.
But that's when the entire world turns upside down. The city of Basra is under siege from creatures far worse than your average terrorist. And now Leathers will have to find a way to survive against monsters even more horrible than he can imagine, some of which are even human.
BONUS SHORT STORY: Acheron includes Predator and Prey, one of four interlocking stories from The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines.
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"Enjoyable siege feel"
Light of zombies, but has a good PA feel. Set in Iraq and the Christians are the fundamentalists, delicious irony. Some plot holes but as far as zombies books on Audible this one is better than 75% of them. Narration is strong.Not Romero pure however still recommended.
A decent read but also not really a zombie book. More of a supernatural end of the world book. I don't recall one person becoming infected by a zombie. The book could have ended an hour earlier because there really wasn't an ending...just a lead in to the next novel. The book was more like a re-imagining of Stephen King's The Mist with zombies thrown in for background. All in all a decent read and has a lot of potential for a sequel, just not what i was looking for from zombie fest.
I enjoyed this story. A lot of action, creative monsters, even though it wasn't a huge "zombie" book. I only wish it had been longer.
"Great Zombie Book!!"
The narrator did a good job with this book.And the writer did a good job describing the creatures. It's not your ordinary Zombie book. But its a good read/listen.
"Military / Service may Enjoy. Others steer clear."
This book starts out with a good premise- a firefight leads to a capture of a US serviceman,and while he is in detainment, a zombie/supernatural event breaks out. When he escapes, he must first understand the new world and then survive it. This has potential-- ah, if only it were well written.
The main character is really annoying. He has this "better than thou, you lowly civilian" attitude, his consistent swearing is distracting, and his entire character is one dimensional. I kept on thinking of other zombie books I enjoyed, and how the main characters had flaws and humility that made them likeable. Not this guy. He is an alpha military man, and his attitude is seen as the apparent truth in the book. I kept on looking for the breakout moment where he would grow - never happened. I gave up after 4 hours, halfway through. The other characters are one dimensional as well. (The contractors/mercenaries are bad, the female doctor is good, the professor wise, other military survivors are good, the Iraqi is a helpful sidekick).
That being said, military personnel may enjoy this book. The book does use technical descriptions of ammunition types, weapons and fighting stances, which may engage that audience as it did not engage me.
If you're looking for a good Audible zombie book, look somewhere else. I recommend Day by Day Armageddon -great suspense; Rot & Ruin was lighter but a great listen as well.
but the villain was a little over the top. naaa, but really.. great story.. but Leathers didn't save the nerd or the hot chick.. closer to reality.. except for the main groups of antagonists.
"Conduct most becoming."
I would most definitely recommend this book.
Nathan Leathers of course. This guy is the new John Wayne. His manner of speaking and the way he carries out the actions forces upon him are an impressive example to which all our military aspire. Conduct most becoming.
Yes, It was very difficult to put is down.
The perspective of a veteran southern US soldier in Iraq in this genre is genius.
"the Day hell rose to earth"
its too American ...
the range of the narrator was good and i felt they reflected the expectations of the main characters
look to see if there was a second book
Please write a second book
"Save your Credits ;("
A very bigoted and stereo typed writer and story line.
He needs to study more in depth about the subject that he is writing about and the groups of people he is writing off.
It was OK as the story was a bit weak.
All three of the above e.g. Anger, Sadness, DISAPPOINTMENT!
Unless you like poor story lines then this book is not for you to enjoy.
Overall the story was engaging. I was annoyed by all the chapters that didn't seem necessary. I pictured Caprain Leathers more as a sergeant then a Captain and the story ended with the a similar rank disappointment. That is to say, there was no ending. The imaginative demonic creatures animated by the ethereal green mist lacked the same substance as the story came to end of book one. I will likely shine the light on book two.
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