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The Cost of Living

Narrated by: Brian Portsmouth
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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A zombie/survival horror story from the author of the best-selling Autumn and Hater novels.

The world is dying. An abhorrent epidemic is sweeping the globe, destroying everything it touches. Contact with even a single drop of contaminated blood or saliva is enough to spread the disease. Within hours, even the healthiest people are transformed into hideous, germ-spewing creatures. They hunt out the uninfected in their tens of thousands, their sole purpose to continue spreading the infection.

On a recently-built housing development on the outskirts of a large city, one man will stop at nothing to protect his family from the coming storm. Stuart has been one step ahead of the game from the beginning. His garage is stocked high with supplies, the doors and windows of his home fortified, weapons held ready in case of attack.

With each passing minute, there are more and more infected surrounding the house. With each passing minute, Stuart and his family have less food and water available. Some time very soon, the balance of power will inevitably shift.

But Stuart won’t give up on his family, no matter what the cost.

©2014 David Moody (P)2018 David Moody

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Scarcely real.

Unlike many "zombie" novels, this is shows a normal family would react. None of the gun carrying, over the top machismo of some novels or zombie shows. The story shows the horror and stress of realising that "something" is wrong, and you have to do everything you can to protect your family. A worthy read or listen, and right up there with David Moody's finest.

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Excellent suspense thriller

What a superb piece of writing, with a delightful twist at the end. Gritty and realistic well worth a listen

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  • Gabriel Zero
  • 24-08-19

I liked this a lot

Another great story by David Moody . I look forward to reading more short stories from him.

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  • Susan M McMillan
  • 18-02-19

Brilliant story with a twist at the end.

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. The characters seemed so real and normal. No ex marines, no guns, no savage gangs. Just a family trying to survive.