You all know the tale.
Star-crossed lovers meet; all they want is what they cannot have: each other.
It's a story as old as time - or is it? The headstrong Romero of the house of Montague holds nothing but contempt for the cowardly DeCapulets. Until, that is, he meets Juliet. Beautiful; deadly; her skill with a bow is matched by no other, and she fires an arrow straight through young Romero's heart.
Torn between their warring families and trapped by the waves of the undead crashing against the city walls, what chance do our young couple stand at having a future together?
You thought you knew the story of Romeo and Juliet? Think again in this satirical retelling of one of the world's most well-known love stories. Containing love, gore, and sarcasm, it's a story suitable for teens upwards, and should be enjoyed by adults 'of all ages'
©2016 Dawn Peers (P)2016 Malevolent Press
"A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD CLASSIC!!!"
Sure..if they liked classics and zombies!!
Its a twist on Shakespeare, why compare it!
The ending...if they just would have let Romero in on the plan, history could have changed!!! lol
I did laugh...
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
I love Andrea Emmes narrations...she is so pleasant to listen to and always gives a great performance! This is a remake of the classic Romeo and Juliet, but add zombies...and I liked it!! Its a quick listen and well worth your time and a credit!!!
"Fun twist on Romeo and Juliet"
Is it Shakesphere? No. But then it does include Zombies. It is a quick listen with a good narrator to keep you engaged in the story. It's fun but not overly scholarly or cerebral - perfect for listening on a weekend run.
"Zombies only help so much."
I picked this book out on a whim. I'm not a huge fan of the source material, but I hoped that zombies might make the story a bit more bearable. Unfortunately, Fielding couldn't change the story too much, but zombies sure did help. I was a bit disappointed that the story wasn't written as a play, but I won't hold that against Fielding. Shakespeare didn't make it easy to insert zombies into his plays.
Andrea Emmes did a great job narrating. Her pacing was pretty fast, which I loved, but I know some listeners don't like the fast narration.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
"I received this in exchange for an honest review"
very good retelling of a good story. enjoyed the new twists and the narration. would recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy themselves.
"Romeo and Juliet, zombies. How can you possibly go wrong"
Take the classic tale and add zombies. Well blended with the original while adding zombies. Well written well narrated. The classic tale is there for all to see yet made that much more entertaining by the addition of zombies...the Romero kept throwing me for a loop as I expected to hear Romeo...not sure if that's a copyright concern or a zombie nod to "Romero". I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review
I was excited to get a copy of Romero & Juliet: A Tragic Tale of Love and Zombie by Warren Fielding to review. The Romeo & Juliet story + Zombies = Hell Yes
The story was pretty much the classic Romeo & Juliet, expect it was written as a story and not a play….oh, and the zombies. Fielding made sure it was all there. The feud between the Montague and DeCapulets, forbidden love, and tragic ending….and did I forget to say…IT HAS ZOMBIES.
Can you tell I was excited for the zombies? Fielding didn’t disappoint and inserted zombies into Shakespeare nicely. I could have used more zombies and zombies action, but considering the length of the story, it was put together without taking away from the original story. With that being said, for those that don’t remember…there was instant love in Romeo & Juliet ♥♥♥
Since there is not much left to say about the story or the zombies, let me tell you that the audiobook was even more interesting and engaging with Andrea Emmes narrating. Emmes was fast paced, showing emotion through the entire book. Some people don’t like a fast faced audiobook, but that is not me. I am normally the kind of person that has to speed up my books, but you have no reason to do that with this one.
This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook boom.
"Clever use of zombie curse"
I have never actually read or seen a production of Romeo and Juliet, nor any of the various movie adaptions (except West Side Story...) I wanted to point out my ignorance of the Shakespeare story because it does color my perception of this. There are subtle things that I won't be able to pick up on because I don't know the other material. I also realized that I just didn't like the story very much. My reaction was generally, "Wow these teenagers are stupid."
That isn't the fault of author Fielding, though. I would say that this could appeal to Shakespeare fans, but coming at from a zombie and mash-up fan point of view like mine... the adaption works. In fact, the willingness to take the zombie bite/curse at the end makes much more sense than the poisoning they went through in the original. For that, I would say this work is especially clever, and that's why I give it 4 stars.
As to the audio performance, the narrator had an appropriately young sounding voice but she was also able to sound crisp and formal as one would expect for this type of work. I don't think a different voice actor of any gender could have done any better with the material. Well performed.
Bottom line: This is a perfect work for those who still enjoy zombie mash-ups (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) or like new things with a Shakespeare style (ex, William Shakespeare's Star Wars trilogy).
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the audiobook from the creators through Audiobook Boom.
"A great listen"
The way it incorporated horror into a William Shakespeare play
The deaths at the end
Her inflection excitement and the way she used her voice to make the story
Love may kill you but you will return
"Not Your Mother's Romeo and Juliet"
I think the narrator really brings this to life. Even though I knew how it would end, I didn't know HOW it would end so I had to keep listening, even at the gym!
I dont think I can pick one, I liked them all ... except maybe Paris.
I have listened to others, she keeps getting better and better
Not Your Mother's Romeo and Juliet
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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