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Five days in the grinder. Five days of endless pain and no sleep. Five days of the hardest work imaginable-it’s the work of surviving and not one second of it has been easy.

This is the story of how the world ends as we know it. It’s the story of the apocalypse. It’s the story of how we lost.

The fifth day begins in a bloody fight that stretches across the globe because, as you will see, the consuming hate, the greedy hunger, and violent anger found in the zombies was not instilled in them by the infection. No, these traits were already there even before they turned. These are human traits and they are never more apparent than when our backs are against the wall.

From the Staten Island kindergarten teacher, to the Armenian plumber, to the Chinese shoe salesman, all the things that makes zombies so terrible is a part of who we are.

Those of us who can fight against these urges are called the good guys. There’s very few of us left at the beginning of day five and by the end...well, you will have to see for yourself if there are any good guys left when the clock strikes midnight on humanity.

©2019 Peter Meredith (P)2019 Peter Meredith

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Woooow!!

Amazing boxset that ended really well! Thank you Peter for the closure! Phew! Feels like Iv been through a cycle of all sorts of emotions! Great read/listen and an even better narrator!!

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Great series overall but the ending really let it down, way too sudden and lacking any kind of substance.

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best yet!

love the whole set of audio books. one of the best collections on audible by far

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Loved it

Absolutely loved this entire series, kept me gripped until the end. Will definitely listen to more of Peter Meredith, and narration was spot on by Erik Johnson...

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Absolutely loved this one.

Have lived with these characters for five books consecutively over two weeks or more so I found the main protagonist becoming almost like real people,some who remained throughout the entire event in one state or another.Others came and went despite being central,critical even.Giving certain zombies a voice was a nice touch.
I'd find myself heading into work at 4am in the pitch dark listening through my phone plugged into the dash and almost checking there were no undead in the car park at work when I got out the car.I would get so absorbed into the story I actually said to myself at one point ,it's ok it is just a story zombies aren't real....or are they :)

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apocalypse gem

absolutely loved it, the only thing I didn't like is when it ended. Jamie Lynn was a great little thing had me scared just at the thought of her, she's what nightmares are made of. fabulous

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outstanding

loved it from start to finish very good, the guys reading the books is obviously a bibliophile and this does with an amazing read.

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Brilliant

Please give us MORE best series since zombie fallout series. Loved the rollercoaster ride of excitement !!

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exceptional

love this book. I downloaded the first three and was overwhelmed with excitement to find out there was books 4 and 5 as well, I've listened to it once and I'm damn sure I'll listen to it again

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A MUST LISTEN TO

Loved it had me gripped and made work easy as I listened ACE 100 %

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  • DCGrits
  • 19-06-19

Not what was expected.

Goes from a series centered mostly on a specific group of characters (many of the main ones succumbing to the advance of zombies) to one that gives mini stories on different new characters as they die in the advance of the zombie nation. Not where I’d hope the story would go. The old characters who survived to this next book in the series are mostly the evil creepy ones. The few original “good” characters that appear in this book do so rarely and there is no happy ending. Interesting overall but wished I’d stopped at the one before this.

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  • Luis Crespo
  • 29-06-21

Felt, "it's over?" and "thank god it's over!"

Hopefully no spoilers in noting this is the final book of the crusade. Through 95% of the final book i kept thinking, "this is dragging out - can't believe they'll be a 6th" only to feel somewhat shortchanged when the book fell off an epilogue cliff at the end. This was a trilogy stretched out into five. The character development stagnated and the storyline became tedious and unsurprising except for one HUGE surprise at the end that was designed to be a "whoa no way" but came across as a "really - another game of thrones finale - no thanks". The last 15 minutes were rushed, unrealistic (yes yes even for zombie land), and lazy. I originally stopped at book four - the wrong characters were making it through and the right ones were either being killed, left in the lurch, or just petering out in value and storyline impact. I came back for the OCD-fueled $7 finish and regret it. To end on a positive point I'd like to mention how terrifying Jamie-Lynn and her pack of children were. That remained chilling and entertaining throughout.

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  • lulu
  • 08-09-21

Right wing politics meets Zombie Apocalypse novel.

I had stopped after about 2 hrs into the first book because the people were just so stupid I found myself yelling things like "Just do this" or " Just f'n run, or jump or smash that window." Even: "just go out the back f'n door." It was too much.
But one day I found myself with no money and no credits so I gave it another shot.

It got better. I like the fact it cover minute 1 from the main characters experience but also from the white house and president. And followed the army's deployment and fight against the zombies.

He is a good writer, there's no doubt. But his politics seeped in through out and this was not subtle. First of all, of course the president who lets it all go to crap and then....I won't spoil it, but of course he's 'weak, never been in the military-therefore useless, democrat'
Then there's the generals with all their right wing thoughts about the world.
And there's his description of a bad guy rapist. This is when I decided I would write my first review of any book. It was so ridiculous. He describes him as an addict/alcoholic. The drug of choice for the bad guy rapist? Why pot of course. My jeebus but this was ignorant and stupid. One 5 second google search and he would've have known pot was a stupid stupid choice. I mean this character was violent, sick and mean. Like, you know, pot smokers are. Not. Ever. Well I suppose there's one or 2 pot smokers who are violent and perhaps there's one or 2 that were somehow addicted to it and so he could be describing this one person. I suppose but well when one of the characters finds the bad guy's car, well the character could smell the 'cheap pot' and he knew it was that guy's. No, this is what the author believes about marijuana. And this main character knew the smell cause he's been around the seedy side of life where people smoke cheap pot, you know? Ridiculous.

Omg this made me loose all respect for this author. It's one thing to infuse your books with your right wing ideology, in fact I would find it impossible to write a book where my lefty leftiness wasn't on every page. But it's quite another thing to be ignorant about anything that you put in your book. And it wasn't the only time he got marijuana stupidly wrong.

So I will never ready anymore of this author. I'll say it again. He is a good writer. Shame, really.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-21

Good series

Not sure why lots of people didn’t like the ending. I was worried that it wouldn’t have closure but it was a perfect ending to the series.

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  • Jason Zearfaus
  • 26-07-21

Great ending to a great series

The culmination of all 4 books gets neatly wrapped up in volume 5. Several unexpected twists make the plot unpredictable, coupled with a wonderful performance, makes this book a must for any zombie fans.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-07-21

On the edge of your seat disbelief

The author really hits the nail on the head when it comes to ineptitude and corruption in the government exacting high costs to the nation. Where single individuals can ruin the hope of everyone. The incompetence of these individuals caused me physical pain as I hoped for the survival of my favorite characters, which was never guaranteed.

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  • Brittney
  • 29-04-21

Very good book series

I loved this series so much action and a little romance Ig u can say, highly recommend

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  • RyanT
  • 11-04-21

the bitter end

this book wraps up the apoc series! very bleak! but also what a great book! now on to the spin off, Dead Eye Hunt

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  • Tammy Hinspeter
  • 18-03-21

best series

What an excellent ending to an excellent series!! Peter Meredith is a fantastic storyteller! This is book five of this five book series. You should read it!!!

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  • Jmmurphy59
  • 18-03-21

What a great series by Peter Meredith

This series covers the apocalypse from minute one. I can actually see this happening in our word today. From inept politicians, and yes men to the military fighting to save us all, the Scientist and the Spy. If zombies were to ever happen, I think this could be the blueprint for it. Erik Johnson does a wonderful job narrating. Do yourself a favor and get the entire series.