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A Slice of Death

Narrated by: Jason Sprenger
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The story of The Thin Line of Life continues in A Slice Of Death

Eight years ago, Winston Carmichael fought the zombies. That meant running as fast as he could til there were enough people to stop the herd. Now he serves as a platoon sergeant in the Indianapolis Colony. 

Then word came from his ex-wife in San Antonio. A group of zombies had destroyed the colony. One of the zombies could talk and control the others. She was being held prisoner and needed his help. Now Winston is going to San Antonio. Only five years left til retirement...

©2015 Derwin Lester II (P)2018 Derwin Lester II

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Just like old times, eh, sir?

Eight years after the alien invasion which brought the zombie virus, the survivors are aiming to take back the continent one city at a time. It's going to be a slow process, rebuilding the population. Then a strange message is received: seems something is changing in one zombie group and a team of four army soldiers are sent to find out exactly what.
The writing is good, the storyline unexpected and the narration excellent, Jason Spenger's pleasant tones being warm, well articulated, with full textual understanding and appropriate separate voicing for each of the characters. An easy, enjoyable listen which propels the reader into the nature of Winston, the soldier who is telling this first person recounted story.

My only complaint is that this well executed short story is exactly that - short. It is, as the title suggests, a slice, and how I wanted the story to continue, having been drawn so closely into the narrative. My deep thanks to the rights holder of A Slice of Death, who, at my request via Audiobook Boom, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. I loved it and will follow up with any others that I find.
For all zombie lovers, you just have to read this. And if zombies aren't really your thing, but you enjoy science fiction, or have a taste for people's relationships under pressure, same recommendation. Try it and see.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-08-19

A Riveting and All-Around Entertaining Listen

I found this book after listening to one of the author's other works, and I was not disappointed with the quality of this earlier entry in his "Infinite Winston" franchise. The plot is engaging and pulses with excitement and humor in equal measure (and even a bit of romance), and to top it all off the delivery by narrator Jason Sprenger makes it all come wonderfully to life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys zombie fiction, military sci-fi, or who just wants a rip-roaring good listen

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  • 24-12-18

pretty good zombie short

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a great zombie short story. It has plenty of action and the characters were pretty engaging for shut a short story. I thought it was well written and has good narration. All in all, I would recommend this for any zombie apocalypse genre fan.

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 12-12-18

Zombies and Hot Women - What More Could You Want?

A Slice of Death is the bridging story between two longer novels written by Lester. It chronicles a single mission undertaken by a small unit to take out a zombie nest which is holding our hero's ex-wife captive. There's plenty of action, a little romance and enough splattered zombies to make any zombie fan happy. It is very short, but if you're a fan of post-apocalyptic zombie virus stories, it's worth checking this one out as I suspect you'll find much of the same in the other, longer novels in the series.

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  • RJ
  • 28-11-18

Impressive!

I was really impressed with this story. The writing is top-notch, the characters likable and interesting, and the narrator talented. I was wishing I had a full length novel of this story. As much as I dislike short stories this one is an exception. The author mentions titles such as “To Russia, With Zombies”, which I have also liked and listened to, and “The Dimension Next Door”, which I cannot find. There are several other short stories on Audible, but none full length. I’ll keep my eyes open and hope for more from Mr. Lester. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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  • Kingsley
  • 27-11-18

Aliens and Zombies

The book opens with a prologue that sets the scene. It starts with the macro view of the world (Eight years ago aliens came and brought a zombie virus with them) and slowly focuses in on the response and the actions of the humans as it zooms into the catalyst for the current situation, a strange radio call coming out of San Antonio.

The story follows a war weary platoon sergeant, Carmichael, as he makes some sort of life in a world of zombies. The war against the zombies is contained and is slowly being won. Off duty life at bars, fighting zombies, dealing with otherworldly events. There is a lot going on in the short book. Zombie military stories is not exactly a favourite genre of mine, but this book does have enough variety and comes at it from enough of a different angle (aliens, and other stuff) to make it different enough from the rest of the zombie vs army stuff out there.

Narration by Jason Sprenger is very good. He provides a variety of different character voices, separating each character out. He conveys the emotions and action of the story and the characters well. A wholly enjoyable piece of narration, with no obvious issues. Occasionally the flow isn't quite right, but I feel like this might be the writing as much as the narration.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this review voluntarily.

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  • Azura S
  • 24-11-18

A Wonderful Zombie Short

I haven't read the earlier part of this but I don't feel like I missed out... this stands alone just fine. This was great fun and full of zombies which is what I like. It's short, sweet and doesn't outstay its welcome. If you're looking to fill in an hour or so... this could be just what you need. Please note: I asked for and received a review copy of this title. This doesn't mean that my review is anything other than my own opinion.

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