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The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1) Audiobook

The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1)

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Publisher's Summary

Greed, terrorism, and simple bad luck conspire to bring mankind to its knees as a viral infection spreads out of control, reducing those infected to undead horrors that feed upon the rest. It's a time of misery and death for most, however there are some who are lucky, some who are fast, and some who are just too damned tough to go down without a fight. This is their story.

©2013 Peter Meredith (P)2014 Peter Meredith

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    Maxine 27/10/2015
    Maxine 27/10/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Zombie porn Anx !"

    Too much sex and not enough virus . Most of the characters were really irritating This book is about Sex and feelings of inadequacy on and cringe worthy on! I like my apocalypse novels to be more like the fab Arisen series.

    the Narrator pleasant to listen to so wouldn't be adverse to listening to something else narrated by him.

    I wish I'd have had the opportunity to listen to the authors foreword before I had purchased he did try to warn his readers to be fair .

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    steven 17/04/2015
    steven 17/04/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read"

    I really enjoyed the layout of the story and also the characters. I listen to quite a few audiobooks in this genre but thought the way the story was set out this has been the best cant wait for the rest of the series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R 01/07/2015
    R 01/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Reality bites"

    unlike most talking books I stayed awake mostly due to the narrators voice not being boring. the author isnt afraid to kill off the week and I found myself agreeing with the survivors choices,
    overall a great start to a series of books that I will buy more of

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jack 13/05/2015
    Jack 13/05/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but but somthing was lacking"

    A good standard zombie novel if you can't get enough. The characters are real and for that it makes a nice change of pace but it just feels like something is lacking from the over all style. A fee more main characters surprise dying may have helped

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    E. Robinson Edinburgh 12/04/2015
    E. Robinson Edinburgh 12/04/2015 Member Since 2017

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    "shame...."

    Like many things in life the begining promised much. By around half way the story which till then had been well crafted began to loose both edge and direction and started to unravel. The characters which were again in the begining were well crafted started to come apart at their seams. It was as though the author had been influenced by too many second rate movies. Rather that staying on course with the original plan or concept this second wave influence steered the whole thing off course. The last 15 chapters or so, were pretty poor and very stereotypical, containing some terrible dialogue, that was an injustice to an otherwise exciting listen. Basil Sands I though did an excellent job and I will look out for him in future.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    anthony cheswick Winsford 21/08/2017
    anthony cheswick Winsford 21/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant series"

    extremely well written. enjoyed every page. looming forward to the next instalment of the series

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    R Templeogue, Ireland 03/07/2017
    R Templeogue, Ireland 03/07/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Really enjoyed this one"

    Found it to be enjoyable and attention grabbing. Tough in parts, but worth the effort.

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    27/06/2017
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    "THE BEST"

    Powerful
    Amazing Story
    Intense
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    Best book I've listened to and can't wait to listen to novel 2

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    tadhg o shea 22/05/2017
    tadhg o shea 22/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Decent enough"

    Furley run of the mill zombie book hopefully will improve with book 2 will definitely keep going just to see where the story goes

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    sfak107 03/04/2017
    sfak107 03/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Mediocre story with a crap narrator"

    The narrator is bland, boring and monotone. As for the story it's self it would be better if there were more violence. I bought it thinking that I would get into another long and interesting series but as my headline suggests it's just PANTS.

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    19/01/16
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    "ATE HIS FACE"

    KISS A@@ UNTIL YOU SMELL OF SH@T
    After reading the other reviews, I feel a strong urge to defend the book. This is life as it would mostly be like during an apocalypse. The characters are real people with real faults. The characters are very well developed, but all are not lovable. Some are lovable and if you don't see that you probably didn't finish the book. It takes a while for the characters to develop, but like a George RR Martin book, they don't always do what you expect. That is an example, I am not saying Meredith is as good as Martin, but who is?

    Pros
    The characters: At first I thought oh no, another He Man Conservative propaganda novel. The novel starts out stressing, might means right and peace loving liberals who recycle will not survive. One main character is a short slim Jewish man in his 30's, who has manners. In the beginning of the novel he is made fun of and you are lead to believe that he will die early. It turns out he is a survivor. A teenager (who is the cut up of the group and provides comic relief). The black girl from the hood is the most controversial character. She is a racist herself and has a huge chip on her shoulder. She is the cause of much grief. These people do bad things and good things. They react the way most of us would in the same situation.
    The zombies: they are slow and are basically the background for the story. You really don't have to worry about them that much unless, you are badly hurt, surprised or trapped. One zombie is seen to drink from a stream.
    The Sex: I get tired of reading stories involving males and females and sex is hardly referred to. Unless you are very young or very old, sex is hopefully a big part of your life. Sex is a stress releaser and fighting Zombies causes stress, it also brings people closer and it is fun. Males think about sex all the time. There is one time when the sex in my opinion was gratuitous. The rest of the time if fit perfectly into the story. There is even one character, you will be hoping does get laid.
    Plot: Might be a little thin, the story is mostly the development of the characters, but there is one, although like most Zombie books, it involves going across country.
    Realistic: No heroes, no supermen, no serendipity, it's seems to be what would happen in real life. (if zombies attacked!)

    HIS INSIDES FELT GREASY
    Cons: The Military does not respond the way I believe they would, especially the top brass. PM says he used to serve in the military and that he knows what he is talking about. I don't see a general or admiral shooting the liberal president. I don't see a colonel setting up his own Fiefdom with platoon whores and his own harem. Maybe after several years, but not within hours. I don't see the military going through towns and robbing the civilians. The top brass would not be that macho, they are sons of rich dads who went to big schools and they had to play politics to get the top spots. I could be wrong, but I hope I'm not.
    The Sex: There is an in depth girl on girl scene, which did not feel practical. It was almost a side story, put in just to have a sex scene.
    Forward: Until the afterword, I figured this was just a come on to get the reader interested. When I grew up, movies would advertise being banned in foreign countries, knowing that portraying themselves as super bad, would draw a large crowd. PM puts down the works of other writers. I too get tired of the military zombie books, that provide bunkers full of food, but that is because of the amount of books that repeat that scenario, not the original concept. I too, am tired of characters who are trained killers, but somebody likes it, cause they sell.
    Afterword: I thought it was unprofessional and not worthy. This is not the place for that.

    Summary
    I liked the book and gave it five stars. I have the second book in my wish list along with the first book in another series PM started. This probably ranks fourth among my favorite Zombie books. Those being Cattle, Cell and the Mountain Man series.

    The narrator is okay, he did not take away from or add to.

    62 of 70 people found this review helpful
  • Gregory
    DRYDEN, NY, United States
    28/12/14
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    "Decent story at heart, cluttered by author issues"

    I had a really hard time coming up with a complete and coherent review to this one. The core story is a decent example of the Zombie genre, more reminiscent of "The Walking Dead" and "28 Days" than some of the more mystical approaches. Nice usage of contemporary political and terrorist elements in the creation of an apocalypse scenario.

    But, the story is bogged down by the author's personal issues. The actual narrative is laden with latent sexual frustration, assumptions of gender issues, and a racial sub-plot which could be an effective side-story, if not for the author's decision to include both a forward and afterward note. These notes are so angry and defensive, it colors the entire production, and one has to wade through the chips on the author's shoulders to reach the story. Rather than simply standing by what he's written, or even taking some input for future stories, the author lashes out at readers (listeners) before they've even started the tale.

    Basil Sands provides a solid, if somewhat un-nuanced narration of this one. I found him excellently matched to the backstory and general narrative, but stilted and awkward as a love scene narrator. To be fair, I didn't find the love scenes particularly well written, and thought they should have been alluded to, and then skipped past.

    I think if the story had a good thorough editing to clean up some of the baggage, it would score a solid 3.5 - 4 stars, as it stands the clutter left me feeling like I heard the entire thing from a literary arm's distance.

    57 of 74 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    09/07/17
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    "Makes complete sense"

    At the end the author mentioned a review. I'm going to give one because it makes sense to being that this was a very good book due to not just the author's talents,but of the talents of the voice actor as well. Any one who finds this book sexist or racist is a dumbass to put it plainly. Go back to The Walking Dead,because that is a good show but it's not close enough to reality for some of us, definitely not for me. Hell, picture this series as being the walking dead if it wasn't edited if that helps. I'm Biracial, black father white mother. I live in a low
    income area and i know racism and this isn't it. Keep writing, Peter Meredith and I'll keep reading.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • quientin sutter
    24/05/17
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    "Made me mad at times!!"
    What did you love best about The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1)?

    I really loved the performance he did great in all the voices. I found myself mad at times which is a good thing? I got caught up in the story so when certain events happened I wanted to jump in and strangle some people. I think that's a good thing as it got me emotionally attached. I loved the ending how things tied together as perspective.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Neil, his transformation from a weak almost non-extant person to somebody with edge and pride was great.


    Which character – as performed by Basil Sands – was your favorite?

    Cassandra, I can here the sassy in the voice!


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

    Yeah, it gave me mixed emotions and I wanted more.


    Any additional comments?

    If your in to zombie post apocalypse than you'll love this. That being said only if you can accept that in a zombie apocalypse people are to look out for them selves and it's not always a happy ending.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lee
    Corona, CALIFORNIA, United States
    12/08/15
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    "Was Hoping the Zombies Would Win"

    The characters in this book were so unlikable I was hoping the zombies would win...

    24 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • mary
    14/02/15
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    "Awesome"

    Amazing, gripping story. Never have I wanted to see an antagonist die so badly. Kudos Peter. I am looking forward to the next book.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • James W. Hansen
    Philadelphia, PA
    15/08/17
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    "Raw and Gritty"

    What a raw, gritty and true to life story of the apocalypse. The characters and situations were well told, believable and true to life. Can't wait for the next installment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    21/07/17
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    "good book"

    I thought this book was a good zombie story. I would recommendit to any one that enjoys a good zombie story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • GMCd
    E. Orange, NJ
    08/07/17
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    "Awesome"

    Cant wait to listen to the next audiobook. it should be good just like this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ervin j fuerst
    02/07/17
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    "good I like it"

    no punches held back about how I would imagined it in real life. the narrator was not the best I've heard, but I have to say it did grow on me about 3/4 the way though

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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