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Summary

Billions died during the global civil war that followed the outbreak. Anarchy took grip. Chaos ruled. The world collapsed. In Britain, the evacuation failed. Nowhere was safe from the undead.

Four months after the outbreak Bill Wright has found safety in a ruined abbey in southern England, but he is still alone. All he has for company are the files sent to him by his shadowy contact, Sholto. On those, he believes he has found the origins of the undead, and the vast conspiracy in which he discovers he played an unwitting part.

He needs answers, and knows the only place they will be found is at the facility that created the virus. As he journeys through the desolate ruins of a dead civilisation, he meets other survivors. He rescues some, is rescued by others, but ultimately discovers that zombies are not the most deadly threat in an undead wasteland.

©2013 Frank Tayell (P)2015 Frank Tayell

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Book Two - more zombies and people in the UK

Picking up where we left off this is the adventure of the ordinary Bill who is not your normal post apocalyptic survivalist nut but a rather normal civil servant (or so it seems). The character development is a major factor for my 5* rating and the movement from an isolated survivor into a populated world is excellent. If you want a UK version of a zombie novel then this is it - but start from the beginning of the series.

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Great 2nd Book

Great 2nd addition to the series
The narrator really does a good job at setting up the feeling of survival in the story

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Amazing sequel

keep listening to this series - it's addictive, really relevant and relatable - zombies aside

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Would have been 5 overall but.....

The female narrator didn't work for me...She rushed through her lines like a stream of ranting, making it rather frustrating as had to keep altering the playback speed. IMO, better when it was just T Bruce.

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A gripping audio book

Great story, good nuration, well worth your time. This is a really good follow up to the 1st book.

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I love this set of audio book got to give it 5 out of 5

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Second listen. Missed so much first time round

Loved it. Well worth a second listen. Can wait to listen further. Love this author

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Wasteland book two

Very good book enjoying listening it very engrossed in the story and voice is very interesting to listen to

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Well constructed read

enjoyed the read and intend finishing the series. Well narrated and a good story, awesome.

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Hurrah it's set in Britain!

Nice to see a story set in that little known island nation. I like this series so far, it's like I'm sat on the shoulder of the main character cheering him on. The narrator is a cheery guy, easy to listen to. And he is reading a good story too. Though with all vaccination/virus/plague type things there is the risk of breaking the universe (in my eyes at least). Either in this book or the first one - might be the end of the first one, I don't recall. Plot armour. It makes my teeth hurt. Sure he isn't immortal, but come ooooon

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  • ANGIE
  • 26-01-16

Better than the first.

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What a great series! I was able to immediately start book 3. The narration is perfect.

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  • CJKB1993
  • 09-11-15

So so

not the best. the storyline is very weak. I will not order the third book.

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  • Andrew Preston
  • 31-12-20

Great

Great story, Great author. It is absolutely worth the purchase and read. It has adventure, humor, drama, all that you want in a book. You wont be disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-19

Anxiously awaiting book 3

Very captivating. The storyline takes you on a journey that is easy to follow. Can't wait to start Book 3.

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  • E.R.
  • 21-02-19

😮

This series popped up on Facebook. I have never read a zombie/end of the world book in my life. But honey let me tell you!! The zombies are there but they are not the main focus. It’s about the human interaction and how each character feed off each other to learn or strike. The ending to this book is why the title of this review is this 😮.

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  • alfred maldonado jr.
  • 23-09-18

Very Interesting

WELL written the whole scenario was very realistic and believable. The use of characters was very realistic aT to portray them

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  • corey
  • 18-07-18

wierd audio changes?

Like the story over all. sometimes sounds like 2-3 different people reading the same character. This story is a nice change from the grizzled super commandos that usually fight the ZA. It shows that people in crisis are pretty much useless, whiney, and selfish. There will be some good people but they will suffer. like the turn at the end. I want to see what happens next. Not every ZA story needs to have gore in it. The stories are never really about the Zombies. They are about people living it in.

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  • Just Jim
  • 29-09-17

Good

I liked this book because the guy gets his leg back and is able to keep away from zombies and has food now and another person

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  • nehifamily
  • 04-05-17

Better but...

I find myself bothered by how sniveling, weak, and useless most of the characters are. This book contains more action and a little more oomph than the first book. The main character has seemed to grow, though. The plot twists are nice.

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  • Mike Lewis The blind guy
  • 13-04-17

Great story continues

The story continues in the second book it expands into a greater number of characters more interactions and a lot more action worth the read on to book 3