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A Message from The Author

Writing The Undead is a humbling experience. I am eternally grateful to the readers and listeners for the incredible support you always show.

Dan Morgan superbly narrated Parts 1 to 10, but unfortunately he was not able to continue. To my delight, the wonderfully talented Joe Jameson has now taken the series on. His range and skills are superb.

I am aware of the feedback about the voice of one of my characters, Dave. If this change has upset your listening experience then I can only apologise, but both Joe and I, and everyone at Audible, have listened to the points you made and take them very seriously. It is a wonderful thing to have such responsive fans, so willing to listen and work to make it better, plus the interactive nature of the series means you the listener can speak out and say what you like and don't like, otherwise how would we know?

We've got some cracking days ahead of us. Some real stonking rip-roaring storylines to come and both Joe and I can only hope you'll stay with us on this journey.

Take care,

RR Haywood.

Howie and Marcy fight their way back into the fort to rescue Lani, only to find her on a killing spree. Her body made weak by the incessant and relentless purge of the Undead, and believing Howie has betrayed her with Marcy, she now seeks to destroy him and all he loves.

With tensions running high, Maddox and his crews watch on while Howie tries to reason with the woman he thought he loved. She leads him to the armoury, where they are together and alone. She holds a grenade in her hand, ready to detonate.

©2016 R. R. Haywood (P)2016 Audible, Ltd.

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Fab story, awful delivery 😞

Without wanting to sound like a stuck record, I only discovered this series a few months ago, and absolutely loved it !
Books 1-10 are just sublime, and that stands for the story line of book 11 too, but as many before me, I just can’t abide Joe Jameson’s delivery, maybe if he’d narrated them all, I could have lived with it, but now Dave is portrayed as a Yorkshire half wit and Lahni and Paula have become more than ridiculous
I’m at a loss, got to keep listening to hear the story out, but massively disappointed, not Joes fault, but just not the same :-((((

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What has happened to this great series?

Books 1-10 have been some of the best Zombie books I've listened to on the same level as Mark Tufo's Zombie fallout but Some chapters in book 12 have been so pointless and painfully unbearable to listen to (Howie dreaming) I had to skip them.

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Still missing Dan

I decided to give this next book with out Dan a go. Mainly because others had said that by the end of this book they were more comfortable with the new narrator. To some extent that may be true, however I'd did not particularly enjoy the story. It's not often I fast forward through parts of books I've not read before - but I did this one. Sometimes it's the dialogue- would someone writing a diary REALLY write as if they were relating something to a listener? I don't think so. Sometimes it the complete change of characters behaviours and, the last section in the fort wtf????
However I will try the last book in this first lot of Joe's, I hope the females don't still sound like effeminate men and Dave starts to sound more like the focused but clever man he is. Perhaps Joe could listen to one of the book narrated by Dan Morgan? All in all worse than part 11 but I've committed to hearing the next one - which will be the decider for me.

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heartache

wow! what an amazing journey. the love trist with devastating consequences. struggled with narrator change at first. but now I love this narrator .

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New narrator is great

Love this series and once I got through the change of narrator It just gets better and better.

I first read extracted and this led to me wanting to read more of me haywoods books.

The ability to capture human nature at its best and worst and then tell it so well is captivating.

Keep it up. Just hurry as I’m slowly getting to the end of all previously written books.

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Awesome

I took me a while to get used to the new narrator but omg Mr Jameson you are fantastic and Mr Haywood what can I say, you sir are my hero

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Excellent addition

Would you listen to The Undead, Part 12 again? Why?

I would listen to them all again, so yes. The whole shift in Lanis personality was very well written and narrated.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Again any scene with Meredith and Howie, but especially the bit where she and Howie face Lani

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

When Howie finally drops at the munitions centre. The loyalty of the team. I can understand how they just want to protect him from harm. As always the interaction between Blowers and Cookie

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Excellent

Very fast paced, as usual for Mr Haywoods books. Best Zombie series to read. Highly addictive, recommend starting with the first book.
This is one series that needs listening to.

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honestly

I really enjoyed upto book 14 but to be honest I struggled with this one and book 15.
looking like the start of a downward spiral if last 2 books are anything to go buy coming from a avid fan bit disappointed.
the story just seams to be going all over the place howie loosing it in day 15 then ohh he can see in future and speak to momo in dream form and what is with the kid (freak) with gregori and why would a killer all of A sudden put up with a kid.
day 15 "he is coming" day 16 not mentioned at all.
ohh and clarance is OK killing kids now when he was adamant that he was a soldier in a past book and wouldn't ever do it the story is getting repetitive n off.

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Go easy on the narrator, judge the author

I disagree with many of the reviews for this episode and for the previous ones where the new narrator Joe Jameson took over from Dan Morgan. Yes, there are things I don't like about Jameson's delivery; Dave and Paula in particular. Blowers sounds too much like Clarence. However, Morgan wasn't perfect. He often got his voices confused, indeed I had to work out who was talking with him far more than I am doing with Jameson who is more consistent. You certainly cannot fault Jameson for his ability to convey the emotion in a scene which is strong and compelling. Take a look at Haywood's blog; Morgan decided he could not continue and any new narrator would struggle to take over such an established and well loved group of characters. To be so venomous and personal towards Jameson is simply wrong, I think he is doing a great job considering the situation and he is improving with time, and from Haywood's blog it is clear he has listened to feedback. My issue is with the author; there is a lot of lazy writing in this episode with a definite need for a Thesaurus. Repetitive use of poor description which any narrator would struggle with. I skipped more chapters with this episode than I have with any other and that is down to the writing not the narrator. The fact I had to skip a lot of the chapters with Gregori and the Boy speaks to the quality of the narration, he was too good at the voice of the truly infuriating whiny child. I don't agree with some reviews that the ending is weird, personally I felt it was back to Haywood's best with clever and unexpected twists and turns which are heartbreaking and more than made up for the laziness throughout the episode. I would recommend people listen with an open mind, remember Morgan chose to leave and was not perfect and that the author must also take a large portion of the responsibility for weaknesses in the changeover.

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  • Gary Machado
  • 13-01-18

not my favorite

the story took a very dark turn and it just didn't feel right. the characters seemed completely different, not the ones we've come to know and love.

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  • Melinda S. Moore
  • 17-10-17

The new voice

I do not like the new reader at all and came really close to stop listening to the series.

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  • chad
  • 01-03-17

eh, just ok

the story is getting old. lots of the same type of action as previous books. wonder if it will ever end? or does the author like milking his fans for more money to buy more books? And the little kid with gregory is absolutely ridiculous. he's so damn annoying and needs to be omitted from this story, he sucks.

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  • John
  • 22-12-16

A bit darker than usual

Lots of twists and a bit more dark than I am use to. Narration was superb with the exception of Dave's voice. I almost stopped listening at the end as it was getting a bit too depressing. It recovered a little at the end. I am going to listen to one more novel before giving up on the series. Life is depressing enough as it is. Zombie novels are not suppose to be that depressing.

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  • MNash
  • 18-12-16

Narrator is getting better

I'm don't know whether I'm anxious to get this series done because it's kind of dragging out or anxious because I'll loose my friends. The detail is great on some levels and I need to fast forward on others. Don't want to give out spoilers, but this book (day) was tough. Didn't like where it went or ended, at all. I'm intrigued by the aspect of finding out more about the origins of the virus. Except, for the annoying little boy, Joe does pretty well on the new characters. I am enjoying the English pronunciation of words like vitamins. The voice of Dave still bothers me.

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  • brahrider
  • 25-08-20

Narrator

The previous narrator was better in my opinion. The current narrator doesn’t seem to change his tone of voice much to differentiate between the characters. And Dave sounds like he is asleep when he talks. JMHO

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  • Natisha Mullis-Brooks
  • 22-09-19

This narrator is definitely getting better!!!

With the eleventh book, I thought that I would quit this series, but I held out because the story line is so fantastic. I'm glad I did because the story just gets better and better. I can't wait to see where Greg-OR-y and The Boy go from here. I've read a ton of complaints about this narrator, but he grows on ya. it was just a really hard transition from the original narrator, Dan Morgan, because he did such a fantastic job. Hold out and you'll find that he gets better. enjoy!!

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  • Patrick
  • 27-02-17

Getting used to the new narator.

I'm upping Joe Jameson up to 4 stars.
if you liked the previous books you'll probably like this one.

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  • Michael Garcia
  • 23-11-16

It still good

Still prefer Dan Morgan to narrate but Joe Jameson does a better job this go round. I am sad there's only one book left at this point. I hope they have another one written soon!

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  • Nichole
  • 17-11-16

where is Dan and WTH haywood....

I HATED the narrator change at first but it did get better toward the end... still not nice to switch half way through..

As for the story, it's just getting crazy. I know it has to to keep going but the deaths in this one is just plain hurtful:(