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"A bite or scratch will turn the victims to one of the infected within 72 hours..."

Those words rang in Evan Berry's head. Waking to discover he'd been scratched was a death sentence. Deciding that he would not force Carl or Betty to have to put him down after he turned, Evan said farewell to his group and slipped out in the middle of the night.

Deciding that he would make one last run in the hopes that he could bring back enough supplies for his beloved Newfoundland, Chewie, Evan embarks on a quest that will show him just how fast and far society has fallen. Will he make it before he turns, or will he perish...alone?

©2017 Todd Brown (P)2017 TW Brown

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Enjoying it so far

I'm enjoying this new book, I like that he’s not as heroic as some of the other characters and being a single character story there is time to go into a lot of depth.

One star was lost as there is A LOT of talk about how it isn’t like the movies etc. etc. etc., that was Kevin’s thing, it worked for Keven, he was a geek, a thinker, a movie lover and I appreciate many people would probably have these thoughts but we cover this thoroughly in the first 12 book series and its just a bit boring to keep hearing it again from Evan, and it was regular enough for it to lose a star. The story in general is very enjoyable I just found those little comments really hard to listen to (plus I have been running/ driving a lot lately and so have binged the last 4 Dead books then these two new ones so possible I’m a bit more sensitive to it!).

Otherwise I've enjoyed the beginning again! I was just starting to get a little bored of the 'beginning' every time with the 'Snapshot' series so this was needed and it’s good to know we can follow the story as far as it goes, I like the discoveries of the reality of things, it is still fresh despite 'starting' in this universe for the 6th time!

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  • 12-09-17

more interesting & elaborate than the first volume

Volume two picks up right where volume one leaves off.  Evan, now convinced he is infected, leaves his companions to do one or two last good deeds for his dog and friends.  His adventures continue to lead him astray as he meets new survivors, some friendly, some horribly evil.   He is forced to face his own nature as he has to fight the living, perhaps descending into a murderer in the process.

We see much more of the evolving world as Evan fights for his diminishing life.  White supremacists and other groups are starting to divide up the crumbling landscape into fiefdoms.  He desperately tries to remain true to his morals as he watches his own humanity slip away.

The zombie apocalypse, though still recent, is more deeply revealed in this second installment.  Evan holds onto his last grasp of his past as he wants to do just one more good deed for his dog.  This fixation makes him relatable, even though it puts him in extreme and continual danger.  He’s lasted longer than any other infected person and he’s planned his short future on this one questionable fact.

The story is more interesting and elaborate than the first volume.  And if you’ve enjoyed the first installment, you will very likely like this one even more.

Once again, TW Brown performs his own novel.  The listener is used to his voice and flaws by this point and just goes with it.  Here is a recap from a review of the narrator from the first novel:  Brown’s voice is pleasant enough, sometimes stumbling over phrases and not always differentiating the characters well.  His female and male characters sometimes morph into each other.  On the other hand, he lends a personal tone to the story.  No one knows a story better than the author and the listener gets just a little more depth from certain characters for it.  It is a personal taste and one can’t really say if his reading is a positive or negative, adding in some ways and detracting in others.

Dead Alone is better than the first book, both in depth and detail.  It is basically a retake on the many zombie stories.  But by book two you are invested in the characters and want to see how Evan and his friends get out of impossible situations.  You’ve read book one, keep going for more gruesome zombie fun.  You’ll likely want to listen to the sequel(s) too.

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  • Margaret
  • 26-04-17

Hurry up with the next one

Omg it was soooooooo good. I relistened to the first one since I've heard a few other books in between. Glad I did because I missed a lot the first time around. This one was even better. Loved it!

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  • ♡Louise♡
  • 25-04-17

Hard to go wrong with TW Brown!

What did you love best about DEAD: Alone?

The main character Evan, his love of his dog Chewy (sp?) , and all of his realistic flaws .
More than once I caught myself thinking, Yep, that's exactly how I would react if I were in a zombie apocalypse. I'm no superhero !

What was one of the most memorable moments of DEAD: Alone?

The entire focus on Evan and his love for his dog ( not that the whole book was focussed on that, but Evan was quite focussed on it )

What does TW Brown bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I have heard better narrators, but TW Brown created these characters and knows their personalities inside and out. You can hear that in his narration.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I can't think of one, sorry I just wouldn't do it justice to try and name a movie .

Any additional comments?

I've always been a fan of TW Brown's zombie books/Dead series, I really enjoy the details he puts into his characters. This new dead series is a different style from the last DEAD books (with Steve Tallia etc)but so far just as enjoyable!

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  • karen mcCollin
  • 15-04-17

this book was awsome

I love the story the characters and can't wait for more to come in love t.w brown books

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  • Jennifer Mulder
  • 07-04-17

Evan, Evan, Evan....

Would you consider the audio edition of DEAD: Alone to be better than the print version?

I don't know, i haven't read the print version, but I do love the audio versions.

What was one of the most memorable moments of DEAD: Alone?

It would have to be when Evan was getting checked out after the roof incident and the doctor guy offered to help him get all evened/balanced.... lol!!!! i about spit my drink out when i heard that.

What does TW Brown bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He puts emphasizes on the correct places. There is nobody better to read a book thank the author and TW Brown does this amazingly! he knows exactly how he pictured it in his head and when he reads it he can lead us through his vision instead of just a normal narrator that can only lead you through someone elses vision.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had a lot of extreme reactions to this book. I laughed, almost cried, i had moments of disbelief with some of Evans choices and thought i would have chosen "better" but then again, in the specific situations i may not...

Any additional comments?

Loved it, loved it, loved it! can't wait to find out what happens next to Evan and to see what happens with his return "home"

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  • Corina
  • 27-03-17

awesome author!

TW Brown is one of my favorite authors. I will continue to keep buying your books as long as u keep writing them!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-02-18

reviewed by Roxanne

The world has gone to hell . It's a fight just to live. Zombies and crazed people killing just to kill. This is an awesome story. I like how the narrator keeps me listening. I can't wait for the next book

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  • Paula
  • 02-11-17

still keeping me on my toes

As usual TW Brown has me hooked. Highly recommended writer and amazing narrator to boot!

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  • Ann R.
  • 22-09-17

I can't wait for the next one!!!!!!

The first two books of the new Dead series are great!!! The only thing I don't like is the fact I have to wait for the next one!!!! I'm looking forward to see what our new characters have in store for them. Please be ok Chewy!!!!!!

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  • Candice
  • 19-09-17

Not a typical zombie book

This book best showcases regular people in a zombie apocalypse. I honestly have little interest in regular people or their emotions. about three-quarters of the way through Evan gets down to cold calculated survival and it's my favorite part of any tw brown book. I'm a nerds and vignettes kind of person. Everyone else is just food.

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