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  • The Undead: Part 18

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 122

Reeling from the events of the previous night, the team struggle to cope with the shock and pain. How can you win against something you can't bring yourself to fight? Do they use the nuclear option and risk it all? In the north, Cassie grows bored and pushes Gregori and the Boy on a course of action that will change everything, and the infection evolves into a terrifying opponent, pulling both sides into an ever-darkening game of cat and mouse. New characters hear the call to arms, and questions are answered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-05-18

back on track

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-18

after a few disappointing books this is probably the best one in the series yet!

  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack, Books 1 & 2
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

This omnibus edition contains Survival (book 1) and Humanity (book 2) of the After It Happened series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Story and Very Enjoyable

  • By David on 30-09-17

Excellent Book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-17

I really enjoyed this book.

It has an air of believability within the confines of its subject (this is a post apocalyptic fantasy after all). You can tell the author has spent many an hour pondering over the finer details of how he might survive in the wasteland, as I'm sure many of us have :)

The story is enjoyable and gripping, it can be a little slow paced but never boring.
When the action happens it is gritty and brutal. But it never falls into the trap many books of this type do by having every survivor turn into Rambo before the power grid has even had a chance to collapse.

The characters are fairly well fleshed out and well rounded, flaws and all.

I understand why some have criticised the narration, he is a little monotone and not the best at accents. But I really enjoyed listening to him and hope he is used for the rest of the series.

All in all I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre and can't wait for book 3!

  • Blood at the Premiere

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Henrietta Swallow may be a stunning model, but she has ambitions to be a film director. At a film premiere she tries engaging a producer about a new project...before everything goes terribly wrong. Soon Swallow finds herself on the run amidst the full horror of the Undead. Along with a small band of survivors, and one miserable producer, Swallow must do everything just to stay alive on the blood-soaked streets. As the Undead get more numerous, can she run, beat and hack her way out of trouble?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointed

  • By Richard MacMillan on 30-03-17

Very disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-17

Having enjoyed the series so far this stand alone story​ is a big letdown.

The characters are bizarrely one dimensional with reparative 'catch phrases'. Other than the lead character they are morons seemingly incapable of realising any danger, even whilst being attacked!
There are glimmers of the humour which made the series so enjoyable but mostly the characters are annoying or forgettable with very little actual development so it's difficult to become invested.
What you are left with is a groin smashingly frustrating experience which can't end quick enough.

On a plus the narration is very good.

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