Hundreds of years after the zombie apocalypse decimates the world, human civilization has put itself back together again. Their secret weapon against the zombie hordes: the Mechs. Massive robotic battle machines. But what happens when a mech pilot dies in his mech and becomes a zombie? Hell on earth is unleashed... Prepare for a high action, fast paced, hell ride through a futuristic wasteland as Mech Base Commander James Capreze and his crew of mech pilots battle zombies, cannibals, religious cults and worst of all, the Dead Mechs, all to try and save the human race one last time. Jake Bible's Dead Mech: The future may not be completely dead, but it's on its way...
©2009 Jake Bible (P)2014 Jake Bible
A 53 year old reader, re-introduced to reading by his daughter who borrowed him Harry Potter book one.
More than once I went to buy this and changed my mind. Finally I took the plunge and OMG. Loved it. I've really had enough of Zombies and simply wanted a MECH book. Well, you still get zombies, but they are so frickin cool that I got past it.
A revelation re a killing. Say no more!
No but I will do
No. I want to savour every chapter!
I love Shiner!
I would make the book shorter. towards the end I felt like the story started to drag out a little and that it could have been condensed more.
I don't think MY friends would enjoy this kind of book but certainly many others will.
I think that this book was a challenge to narrate as it had so many scene changes in it. Julie was able to give each character a distinct personality and really brought the characters to life. The long pauses were slightly irritating at times.
I think if the book was reduced by maybe two hours it would certainly be worth the listening time.
Thanks Jake Bible, this will not be the last book of yours I'll read.
Great story, at first I was a little irritated by the short paragraphs that switch from scene to scene but soon got used to it!
What made me laugh was one of the characters was called Bisbey which is my name! Made me chuckle never heard my surname in anything!
Worth a listen got love the twists!
Loved this book, a great new twist on the zombie genre. Great characters, I would guess Mr Bible has a intelligent and strong better half as he writes his women characters like that, they aren't just beautiful fillers, whos only purpose is to be "beautiful" they are written just as heroically as the men. they don't sit around waiting for men to rescue them. Harlow is a great character in particular. I totally have a girl crush on her.
How he can make several tons of metal cute is beyond me, but he does, Stomper :) The Rookie arc of the story was also very good.
I havent yet, but i have downloaded the next book in the series.
Its testament to Mr Bibles talent that he can make you feel both emotions.
"Great story... Great writer... Ruined by Narrator"
Deaf people who can't read in beta.
The story, plot, writing were EXCELLENT. Kudos to the author!!!
ANYBODY. Bobcat Goldthwaite? Fingernails on a chalkboard? Etc etc etc
Annoyance... If the story wasn't so good I wouldn't have tolerated the crappy and completely inappropriate narrator. Who picked this incompetent barely literate verbal butcher?
This narrator had two or three characterizations- Inappropriately inflected bimbo who made everything sound like a trampy pick up line designed to flirt... Screeching lifelong smoker who was constantly trying to keep diarrhea at bay... And a dim witted sounding male and female voice. Even using effects on her voice (which many REAL voice artists DONT) it still sucked out loud with a megaphone. This lady shouldn't be allowed to read to prisoners for fear of a civil rights violation. Cruel and unusual punishment that they paid for with time and I blew a credit when I should have read beta... Too terrified to see if they made the same talent mistake on the next book, but I'm enthralled with the story. In itself is genius, unfortunately killed by the narrator. Oye...
"A new Twist to an Old Story"
Jake Bible has become one of my favourite authors. First he got me hooked on his 'Z Burbia' series which is my favourite in the zombie genre. But now I discover his 'Dead Mech' series. I'm not sure which one he wrote first, but the Dead Mech series is a much better read than a audio book. The narrator just has too many voices, to many characters to do on her own. This would have been much better with multiple narrators. However, in saying that I still loved the audible version! It delivered with enough interesting ideas to keep me glued.
The story is a long one, over 16 hours. This seems to be rather unusual now days. Even more unusual was that the speed of the narration was not really able to be sped up any more than 1.25x speed without making it difficult to listen too. So you do really get your money's worth in terms of $per/hour.
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"Comic Book Story"
The story itself is a comic book "What If?" combination of Mech and Zombies. If that sounds like it's up your alley, you'll enjoy the ride.
Julie Hoverson is a great narrator and she handles multiple characters well but this novel may have benefited from a less-nuanced, more gritty tone.
** This audiobook was given by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom
"A mad thrill ride through a badass world!"
The never let you go, never let you rest thrill ride nature of the story.
The "oh shit" moment when the real plot reveals itself.
Her enthusiastic descriptions of carnage and gore made the whole thing feel just that much more sociopathic... Which is fitting for this bunch of characters.
Stomper... Because he just needs a hug.
I have read this book twice already, once as an e-book and once in paperback. Listening to it brought the whole thing together nicely. I have become a big fan of the author and this book decidedly started it. If you don't want to read or listen to a story about giant mechs fighting zombies... Some of whom are in giant mechs... Then stay away. If that idea seems even slightly fun then sit back and hold on tight!
"The Dead Ride Transformers"
Males between the age of 13 and 25 who enjoy reading comic books will also like Dead Mech. Not knocking this demographic. I was in it once (years ago) but for those of us who have gotten a little more salty it runs a little too much like a Saturday morning cartoon (and who remembers those?).
This is likely a great book for it's target audience. Its audience is probably males between the age of 13 and 25 who enjoy reading comic books. If you are in this demographic you will probably enjoy Dead Mech. Julie Hoverson gives the narration a good shot but really seems to have been miscast. Most of the characters are male and though she tries, most of them come off sounding like tweens. I would like to hear her narrate something else . I also, usually, like Jake Bible's work and thoroughly enjoyed his Z-Burbia series but Dead Mech falls short for those of us who are slightly more seasoned.
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