What happens when a bunch of 30-year-old degenerates survive an apocalyptic zombie outbreak? They get into even more trouble in the aftermath. Duh. That's right, Charlie Campbell and several of his loser friends have escaped a nightmare Chicago fraught with zombies and an occupying army, only to find the wild-lands beyond aren't any safer. Looking for sanctuary, this group of low-skilled and untrained anti-heroes must fight infected mobs, nerdy dads, tunnel dwelling freaks, special forces, and each other to survive. Facing death at every turn, the gang must make friends, find allies, adapt to this mad new world, and do it in a hurry. Will they survive? Will they find a cure? Will they drive each other crazy? But most importantly, will they run out of beer? If you liked the zombie mayhem, rowdy comedy, and over-the-top storytelling of the original Dead Drunk, you will be even more blown away by Dead Drunk II: Dawn of the Deadbeats. So adjust your trucker hat, light that generic cigarette, grab a cold one from the fridge, and let the shenanigans begin.
©2014 Richard Johnson (P)2015 Richard Johnson
"More zombies, less beer"
Oh yeah. It's just funny and out there.
Dead Drunk of course and Mountain Man. Zombie Fallout too.
Uncle Russ is just a blast. He is ridiculous but has heart.
Dawn of the Du%$bags
Dead Drunk II was just as good as the first but less jokes per page. It was more serious and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The characters grew up some from the first book.
"Enjoyable and goofy"
A good continuation to an amusing story. The narration was great and the plot maintained its tempo without any dull spots. If you're looking for something that will give you a few chuckles then this is the book for you. (Assuming you read the first one...)
"Freakin loved it"
Best I've heard in a while hope theres more to come cuz I'm hooked completely
"so different in a great way!!!"
I love this story!! a whole different take on the zombie apocalypse!! The characters are great!!
These guys continue to crack me up. Hope there is another book on the works. Several times I was caught lol with my head phones on and people looked at me strange.
"I don't want to wait for book 3 ;("
I finished this one very quickly and I don't want to wait for book 3 ;(
One of my fav zombie books. Very funny!! Both books are! I can't wait till book 3!
"unorthodox zombie meets Cheech and Chong"
Charlie Campbell and friends continue to try to escape the apocalypse and find a safe zone. Charlie is doomed from the start. Not only are his friends “losers” but they are the drunken, anti-heroic types as well. They encounter a mob of zombies at almost every turn, nuns at a nunnery, a semi-truck full of dildos and a wrestler. It is up to Charlie to keep everyone on track. Then there’s Left-Nut – a living man who is infected and while he craves the flesh, he satisfies his need with a beer – one long continuous one until someone he dislikes pops up or someone bleeds, then the beer is gone and he feeds. Charlie and friends encounter a used R.V. salesman who is just as slimy during the apocalypse as he was before; freaks from a tunnel have the group running scared and then there’s the abandoned little baby – when he cries the zombies come running. They pick up friends and allies along their journey but they lose some of them just as quickly. This group is mostly known as uneducated, unmotivated, two-fisted, beer drinking degenerates who are anything except heroic. Rambunctious and fun, their story of survival will have you rolling on the floor.
Then there is the group of women who were at a bachelorette party at the beginning of the apocalypse and their encounters with survivors while trying to find a safe spot to wait out the end of the world. They encounter their own special hell with the survivors they meet. Treating their experience as one long “slumber party” they encounter two undesirable men that should never have survived but who have the upper hand and feeling far more powerful than they should and a vicious serial killer. While the women have their moments, they are far smarter than they appear.
Both groups are trying to survive and during their struggles they encounter zombies as well as all kinds of friends, allies, and more. For these groups of survivors – thank goodness for beer, metal plates, beer, semi’s full of dildos and more beer!
This was a fun listen – the arguments the men had are reminiscent of the famous Cheech and Chong comedic exchanges.
The narrator, Neil Hellegers did an excellent job. He kept the voices straight and made them reflect the personalities of the characters. He kept the pace up and spoke clearly.
For Richard Johnson, the zombie apocalypse is not all serious flesh-eating zombies or stern faced military guys; no, he writes the unorthodox zombie meets Cheech and Chong like comedy with some sobering moments. His characters you either love or hate, but you can’t resist – you have to know what happens to each and every one of them! Johnson’s Dead Drunk II is well written and hugely hilarious, absurd, silly, antic-filled and side-splitting.
Need a break? Need something to take your mind off the world? This is it!
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"Well Pass the possum and ketchup!"
The 2nd book in this series didn't fail to keep me entertained! I found myself laughing out loud and shaking my head a few times. Who knew the possible savior of this brave new world would be some drunk, high red-neck? I can't wait to find out what happens to the anti-heroes of the zombie apocalypse next!
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