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Fortress Britain Audiobook

Fortress Britain: Arisen, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A world fallen under a plague of seven billion walking dead. A tiny island nation the last refuge of the living. One team of the world's most elite special operators. The dead, these heroes, humanity's last hope, all have...Arisen.

When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses.And when civilization fell, one international team of supremely elite special operators was being assembled for a nearly impossible mission, deployed out of the SAS barracks at Hereford. Supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us, now the commandos of Alpha team are humanity's last best hope for survival. Searching through the detritus of fallen Europe, scavenging pharmaceutical labs for clues to a vaccine that might bring humanity back from the brink, now they are tasked with one last desperate operation. They must cross the Atlantic aboard the world's only remaining supercarrier, insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, and then fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys. But these Zulus will not be like any zombies they have ever fought before...

©2013 Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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    Alexander Cruisey 22/12/2014
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    "awesome"

    its got everything, finished super quick, get the omnibus edition
    perfection. world war z meets morning star trillogy meets monsterplanet

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A. Garfield uk 17/11/2014
    A. Garfield uk 17/11/2014

    fat cat

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    "Totally awesome"
    Where does Fortress Britain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best, totally awesome some of the best voice acting and some really high production values.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fortress Britain?

    When pred and juice turn up at a barracks room brawl with there weapons, night vision and very little else.


    Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favourite?

    All of alpha team, the reader really makes the characters live and breath.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I have read the novel previously and did read that in one sitting. Being an audio book adds a little extra Magic to the whole thing.


    Any additional comments?

    Initially was worried about how this would work as a audiobook but it rocks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Chelmsford, United Kingdom 12/10/2016
    Ian Chelmsford, United Kingdom 12/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Really"

    Reading the reviews I had high hopes for this... the author must have a lot of friends. it's half a story??
    Fortress Britain is just another thank God the Americans are going to save the world again story, just this time with a few plummy plucky Brits thrown in for good measure. and set in Britain. the story ends just as it's picking up, yet I feel disinclined to get the next one to see how uncle Sam saves the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    james 21/08/2015
    james 21/08/2015 Member Since 2014

    Just getting into audiobooks and loving it hoping

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    "this should be a film it's that good ******"

    what can I say I could not stop listening to it it's that good I'd highly recommend this book and can't wait to listen to the next one for me it's it was mid blowing good *

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    Heather Cawte 05/01/2015
    Heather Cawte 05/01/2015
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    "Gripping and unusual"

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from one of the authors, but this is my unbiased opinion.

    I found this story very easy to get into. I was grabbed by the military setting, and the geographical location - Britain became a character in its own right. I often struggle with a large cast of characters, but I found this much easier to follow than I expected. There is an excellent range of character types, and their emotions and reactions to their apparently unwinnable situation are extremely plausible. Although I received this volume for free, I will happily buy the others in the series.

    My only real problem with the book was with the American narrator. His English accents were wobbly and tended to distract me from the story, and he mispronounced several words, notably 'Premier Inn', which needed the English pronunciation for Premier, and 'forecastle', which he pronounced phonetically instead of 'fohksl'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lee brown 30/12/2014
    lee brown 30/12/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Breath taking"
    Where does Fortress Britain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the very top end


    What did you like best about this story?

    A novel take on the zombie apoc. Good to see how the elite soldiers may fair compared to the usual regular Joe's


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Opening scene


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Plenty


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely awesome. A must read and RC Bray is masterful as usual

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Andrew
    18/11/14
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    "Why Half A Book?"
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    I'd like at least 10 hours out of a book. Combine 3 of Fuchs books and you'd feel like you're getting your money's worth. The story is great, but I don't like burning a full credit for a novella.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Tallahassee, Florida USA
    11/12/14
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    "Spec Ops VS the Dead"
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    This entire series is excellent! I listened to all of them within a few days and found it hard to turn off. Very well written and performed. The main characters are military Spec Ops types and Fuchs' has either been there or done his research well. One of the great things about the story is that even though these guys (and girls) are tough, trained and well armed they are still almost outmatched by the undead. Nobody is safe as they struggle to stay a half step ahead of the zombie hoardes, not to mention all the other pitfalls of post apocalypse civilization (supplies running low, fuel & ammo scarce, equipment failing, buildings structurally unsound). The anxiety and intensity level is off the chart and it is a non stop fight for survival. If these Spec Ops types are getting their asses kicked like this none of us regular Joe's would have a chance!

    Tom Clancy could not write a better Military vs Zombie series. The only downside will be for readers with no military background. There are a lot of acronymns and references that only military types will get. But, even then, Fuchs explains what needs to be understood without boring the those of us who get it.

    Last note - if you like "The Remaining" series you will love this.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Zombie Specialist
    Secret Fortress
    08/11/14
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    "Must Have More"

    Every book I have ever purchased narrated by RC Bray has been a winner!

    This one is a cracker! I gave the zombie genre a break for a couple of purchases and I was looking for a good old fashion action bash'em crash'em style story, and boy did I hit the jackpot with this one.

    The narration is excellent. The perfect speed to listen to for me was 1.25x speed. Which leads me to my biggest gripe with this one. It was too short, just over 5 hours in length, and even though I think Bray is one of the best narrators around, he is not exactly fast. So when you speed it up just a tad, the listening time is even shorter! This next book in the series should have been combined with this one! So in reality this one has been one of the most expensive in the genre per minute to listen too. I'm not so sure I am happy with that fact.

    Ok with my gripes aside. I can honestly say this is one of the best in this genre

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    Hoover, AL, United States
    21/10/14
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    "One Bad Ass Zombie book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love zombie books and RC Bray makes every character sound like he could rip off your head.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That the special forces troops were in search of the cure.


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    R.C. Bray is my Favorite narrator. I listen to everything he reads and he makes the characters come to life and does such a wonderful job!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! finished it in 3 days.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like this book listen to the Mountain Man series by Keith C. Blackmore. It is also narrated by R.C. Bray.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Bill
    Kailua Kona, HI, United States
    08/01/16
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    "Story Fragment, No Depth"

    Don't expect a novel. If you do, you will be disappointed.

    Expect, instead, an extended set-up piece for some future novel. Here, you will face a bit of plot background (which is told, not shown) as well as lots of fawning praise for special forces troops and highly detailed reverence for military equipment. Character development is obviously low priority; we learn very little about any character and, as a result, have a hard time caring about them.

    This book does a masterful job of demonstrating why plot alone is not enough to create a good novel. If we care about the people, we will naturally care about the plot. The reverse isn't necessarily true and is certainly not true in Fortress Britain.

    The only good news here? At least this novel fragment is brief; you won't need to spend too long with this testosterone-mad paean to soldiers and their weapons to conclude that it is not worth your time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    Beaverton, OR, United States
    15/12/14
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    "Great Military Zombie Story"

    Good story and narration. I've listened to a lot of zombie books and this one ranks right up there with the best - I really like the military point of view as well. The only problem I have is that the books are really short. However, I can't wait for the 3rd book to drop on the 19th.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • one real guy
    loveland, co, US
    21/09/15
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    "good zombie story"

    well I can listen to RC Bray all day. he is a storyteller extraordinaire. and this is a good story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • peter
    Colorado Springs, CO, United States
    05/06/15
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    "No depth. Very one dimensional."

    Just want you to buy other books. Not even a good story for book one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mrnight
    NJ, USA
    31/01/15
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    "Great book!"

    Loved it. My only critique is that the book wasn't longer. I couldn't stop listening!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Renee Mathews
    16/11/16
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    "Kind of a teaser, can't wait to listen to the next"

    Very good book. I was going to give it lower points for being so short and letting me hanging, but I got over it and expect the next one to be awesome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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