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The Apocalypse Survivors

The Undead World Novel 2 (Volume 2)
Narrated by: Basil Sands
Series: The Undead World, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
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Summary

This is not an uplifting tale of heroes and heroines; get that out of your head now. This is a tale of survival. It's a tale of dried blood beneath your nails, of new pain, of gnawing hunger and unrelenting loneliness, of fear and hatred, and yes, of courage.

In The Apocalypse, the great majority of the men and women who fought with honor - with a sense of duty and loyalty - gave their lives for others, leaving those without honor to flourish and rule. Their rule is not marked by decency or civility, but by wicked brutality. Yet, in some very rare cases, the kind and the noble survived. These hardened survivors learned to live among the undead, but now they must learn how to stay alive among creatures that are far more monstrous: their fellow man.

©2014 Peter Meredith (P)2015 Peter Meredith

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emotional rollercoaster

Yet again another brilliant instalment. this book left me thinking the next chapter would sort it all, keeps you wanting more and more

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  • R
  • 18-07-15

loved it from start to finish, hope there is a 3.

loved it from start to finish, hope there is a 3, basils voice is great.

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as good as the first one

I'm in love with this book it had the intensity of the first one did and I can't wait to listen to the next one
would recommend anyone this

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brilliant

loved this book, just like the others in the series, fantastic book. so different and New compared to other zombie books. can't wait to listen to the next one. highly recommend these books!!

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quality was there but..

it had a massive jump in the story. and lot of holes and unfinished sub plots. But a good yarn.

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  • Robert
  • 02-06-15

Well written a good continuation

The narrator did a great job with different voices for each character to help get the idea of who was talking at the moment.
This book was a good continuation from the first. It had been a few months since I had listened to the first book and a flash back in the beginning would have helped get me up to speed quicker so I would have enjoyed the first part of the book instead of trying to figure out what was going on and who was who.
As it is it really feels like you are just bouncing around for the first quarter of the book for no reason.
There are a number of places where the plot just seems to jump then get partly filled in with the back story from some other character. This still leaves some scenes stretched for continuity and a number of brushed over holes.
Over all it is a good action packed zombie story that doesn’t isn’t full of a lot of gore. There are a number of touching scenes to help you relate to the characters and pull you into the story.
I would recommend it but also recommend listening to it right after the first book because it is a continuation of what seems to be the next week.

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  • Jason
  • 29-09-15

Solid follow up.

What made the experience of listening to The Apocalypse Survivors the most enjoyable?

Much like the walking dead, you never know who is going to die. I think this book the author was a bit more gentle than the first but it is still very dark.

Any additional comments?

The characters doing stupid things over and over got a bit old. I think if you have survived that long you learn as you go or you die.That wore a bit this second book. Also so many nut jobs, I think the herd would of been thinned out by now just as the decent population has been.

It follows the theme of the first book but coming up with a new way to present danger would of helped a great deal.Bad people might exploit good people but they would also eliminate other "bad" people to thin the competition.

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 17-12-15

Great second book!

I really liked book one and dived into this straight away, well I'm glad to say that it was even better than the first!

There are a lot of different characters, and while all are well written and developed, my favourite by far is Jillybean. She absolutely rocks for a little girl!!! So brave and smart and along with her Zebra, Ipes, she was fantastic.

So much happens in this that it's a story that needs to be savoured. Each of the original characters have their own tough time, but add in some new ones and you get a fast paced and gripping tale. Poor Ram!!! My poor heart, and poor Jillybean! She just wants a family!!

This grabbed me right from the start and didn't let go! I listened to it within 2 days and had a hard time taking out my headphones as the action was non stop! I needed to see what happened next. It's a thrill a minute!!!

I'm so glad I have the 3rd to jump into straight away because these books are addictive!!

Basil Sands, once again, was amazing. For the amount of characters that are in the book, and the fact that non of them were mixed up, shows what a great narrator he is. He gave each character their own voice!

*I received a copy of this for review from Audio Book Blast.*

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-19

Terrible

Half of it dosnt even sound like zombies or end of the world or apocalyptic

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  • ANGIE
  • 02-09-16

What happened towards the ends?

*Spoilers*
The first 12 or so hours of this book were amazing! Some of the best zombie apocalypse that I've read. Then something happened. With the snap of a finger, the author changed. Even earlier in the book, I didn't like Neil. He completely broke character with trying to trade a 6 year old child to a cult. But at least he's not the main character......I could overlook him, knowing that the main character is Ram and he's much more interesting. Well, that was until the scene changed (the story line picks up at different characters) and Ram suddenly appeared bound and drenched in blood. What? He was perfectly fine the last we saw him. Nothing was mentioned about how he became caught, bound, etc. I actually rewound my audiobook, thinking I'd accidentally skipped a few chapters. I can't even go into detail about what follows, but I kept expecting it to be a dream, for him to be faking, something other than THAT. What was the purpose?
I can't envision Neil being the male lead, along side mousy Sarah. Sadie would be the most interesting of the trio. Although I really enjoyed Jillybean's character, the further the story went, the less believable she was. She's 6, with absolutely no meat on her bones (skin stretched on bones was described) which puts her at probably 35 pounds. She's got split personalities. She's psychic. She's a genius (or one of her personalities is) and she has the strength of a super hero. By the end, it was just over the top.
I'll have to think long and hard about continuing the series. I'm currently on the fence. If it didn't cost me a $15 credit, I would probably go for it.

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  • Elizabeth Champlin
  • 01-07-16

What Happened P. Meredith?

No, no, no.... You can't do that and consider it good writing.
This book starts out with the best writing yet in the series. The author introduces a new character that is well conceived and presented: interesting, sympathetic, exciting, and not the flat stereotypes drawn in novel 1.
The storyline is engaging, new groups enter the picture, and the book shows great promise. And THEN... What happened Peter!?
Did your editor call and remind you of the impending deadline?
The style of writing changes as the plot lunges forward into a really improbable and disappointing plot problem.
It's difficult to describe without spoilers. Let's just say, would Spartacus be a good movie if, in the midst of the glorious battle for freedom, he decided to ride into Rome for a cheeseburger, and said, "Hey while I'm here, I think I'll just nail myself up on this cross for you!!"? If the analogy fails readers, forgive me. But know that toward the end P. Meredith hinged this really promising book on a ridiculous premise.
I'm off to listen to the next book. Still hopeful!

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  • Avid Listener
  • 15-10-18

Getting Better

Much better. Honestly after first book if I hadn't already purchased this I wouldn't have. Glad I did Meredith relies less on crude hard core explicit pornographic scenarios and devotes more time to a genuine plot. I feel like this story is gaining traction and the author has decided to provide a quality story.
On to book three hopefully Meredith stays the course,

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  • lucy
  • 22-06-17

This is a Great Series

Sometimes people read way too much into a work of fiction. Granted, this book touches on many sensitive subjects. Racism, rape, abuse of power just to name a few. But it is still a story of hope, love, acceptance, and the sheer will to go on. I have enjoyed both books so far and will continue on in the series. If you like zombie apocalyptic books then give it a try - you can always return it if offended. My advice is don't go into this series expecting everything to be politically correct, it's A ZOMBIE STORY. There's action, humor, strong friendships and of course gross zombie stuff and lots of human villains! Looking forward to the third book.

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  • ron
  • 15-11-15

Disappointed

I was looking forward to this book after reading the 1st one The author ruined this book trying to be cutesy and ended up turning a good zombie story into something so stupid its hard to listen too Save your credit and find another book

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  • ShadowKat
  • 13-09-15

Awesome Zompoc story!

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Realistic fantasy. I feel like this is actually what will happen when the zombies start to take over.
Superb storytelling, it’s like watching a movie. I feel connected to the characters and wonder what I would do in the same situations.
Great details, funny, thrilling, chilling, disturbing, sometimes horrifying, and very sad, everything I think the zombie apocalypse should depict.
Humans in the ZA will revert to animal instincts, kill or be killed. Do whatever you have to do, so you, your family and friends survive another day.
All while watching for the human predators and hoping not to fall victim to those humans, who are worse than the zombies.
That’s the realistic part of the fantasy being told here.
I am thoroughly enjoying this series and I hope it is a movie, too.

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