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Summary

The days of being afraid of the walking dead are long since past. While they still prove to be a menace when they are found in massive herds numbering in the hundreds of thousands if not the millions, it is now the living that can be the most terrifying. Humanity is clawing to regain its place, and some will do anything to ensure their own survival...even at the cost of others.

The world is a wide-open place, and lawlessness abounds. The fate of civilization hangs in a delicate balance. With nobody looking over your shoulder, would you choose good...or evil? The choices made by a few could mean the end of hundreds of lives and reduce the chances that man will outlast the zombie in a world without order.

©2015 Todd Brown (P)2015 TW Brown

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Really enjoyed this book series

I enjoyed this series, TW decided to keep it to 12 books which is a shame as it felt like there was a lot more these storylines could have given us. He doesn’t shy away from the horror of what could happen doesn’t go too far into realms you don’t want to wander into (like the Zombie Fallout series by Tufo) and he wasn't afraid to kill people off when their time was done.

I'm enjoying the children storyline, different and original. Although a real consitant sexist streak is settling in (which lost it a star) which is odd as there are stronger female characters 'doing' the action in the story but it seems like all the men think in a very sexist way, I guess the author thinks this is what would happen if there was a zombie apoclpse and maybe it would but as a woman it gets a bit boring hearing this over and over from every male character, that said there is interesting variety in how women are written which makes it all the more disappointing.

FYI typical bad British accents, so nothing new!

I enjoyed the spinoffs too, the 'Dead snapshots' are great, I like the attention to detail (the English one was pretty much on point re: lingo and culture) and I'm enjoying the new Dead series.

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wanting more

Where does DEAD: Blood and Betrayal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

come to realise the loss and terrible deaths are sort of skimmed over so the story can advance .

What does Andrew McFerrin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

my imagination is pretty good when I read but he gives even more life to characters

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  • TU
  • 27-12-17

Continues to deliver!

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

So, by this point in the series, it should be no surprise that Andrew McFerrin is awesome and TW Brown writes great zombie fiction. This is the second to last book and is as consistently good as the last 10. I'm just sad there is only one book left in this series. Oh well, bring on the last book!

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  • Jennifer Mulder
  • 08-03-17

Where are you leading? i am following!

If you could sum up DEAD: Blood and Betrayal in three words, what would they be?

Death, Double-crossing, help!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Since my favorites mostly are with the Dearly Departed, i would have to say Talia is one of my favorites. She is at the stage of knowing enough to get out of some situations but not knowing quite enough to stay out of even more.

Which scene was your favorite?

i liked the whole rescuing Talia part. It showed her a whole new appreciation and understanding of her community and who she grew up thinking she knew

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

The end of the book... how could you leave it hanging that way? lol!

Kate going a bit crazy made me feel sorry for her a little bit, but she has fallen out of my "good graces" with her stunts lately

Any additional comments?

Kate i feel is my getting to be my least favorite. I liked how she was with Kevin and how they balanced each other out, but now Kate is becoming more like the "leaders" i don't care for at all by walking into a place that is and has been working for years and years and not liking one thing so try to shake everything up.... in the past all this type of thing has done is bring on the downfall of that town or society, it has never improved or made it stronger... but i guess there could be a first for everything... Can't wait to read the next book and find out where this all leads...

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  • Kenneth Nelson
  • 20-10-15

Sure and steady.

If you have made it this far in the series then this will not disappoint.

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  • Pam C
  • 28-12-17

Using the dead as a weapon...??

So, in the past books, we found that the living are far more dangerous than the dead and now the living are using the dead as a weapon. Well, for some reason, I am not surprised that the human nature can be so evil. TW Brown is one of the most talented writers I have ever had the honor of reading.

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  • kyrysnik
  • 08-11-17

Perfect, perfect, perfect.

The best zombie series I've ever read. These books are my family deep in my heart.

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  • Patrick M. Sweeney
  • 27-10-17

Excellent book every zombie fan should read

Excellent story with a great performance. I was riveted and found longer ways to drive home so I could continue to listen.

A must read.

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  • Laura
  • 28-07-17

Zombie fan now

Loved all of it, except how it ended guess I need book 12 to find if my girls die 😪

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  • michelle harting
  • 16-08-15

awesome listen

If you could sum up DEAD: Blood and Betrayal in three words, what would they be?

awesome

Who was your favorite character and why?

grizzly man - goodhearted
cricket i just like him

Have you listened to any of Andrew McFerrin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

top notch he is one of the best

Any additional comments?

i really like this series and would recommend it to any body that likes zombies and or post-apocalypse books. no super heroes no vampires just every day people.

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  • D. A. Miller Jr.
  • 22-07-15

Hurried Deadline Miss it!!!!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, to continue the story. That's it.

What could TW Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Delay it one more month or whatever time it took to give a better story. It read like: I owe them a book, I have to get it done, here it is. Tell them know and wait. Eff what they, them, me, has to say about why it's taking so long for the next. Please...

Which character – as performed by Andrew McFerrin – was your favorite?

N/A

Could you see DEAD: Blood and Betrayal being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Efff no.

Any additional comments?

Tell the publishers to eff themselves. I would've have waited at least 2 more months for a better book. A lot of quick forced items. I know your better. P's back the eff off of TWB.

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  • Eric
  • 28-07-15

No Abbreviation

Would you try another book from TW Brown and/or Andrew McFerrin?

Not until the author realizes that its ok to abbreviate, This will not, we do not, I can not. I seriously don't think I heard one abbreviation in all the books to date. There's something very annoying about it, it just doesn't sound right. I won't purchase another until this changes. Wow look at all my abbreviations!

1 of 8 people found this review helpful