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Howie’s group disembark from the Isle of Wight, but when the ferry they take breaks down they climb aboard a Royal Navy supply vessel at anchor outside Portsmouth Harbour to find a huge horde of undead. We meet Maddox and a group of council estate children who have survived the apocalypse by taking refuge in a cannabis plantation.

When a horde of undead attack the children, Howie tries to save them only to find they turn on him. Eventually a truce is called, and an uneasy alliance begins to develop.

©2015 R R Haywood (P)2015 Audible, Ltd.

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I love these stories

I'm totally hooked! I love this series of stories! Great for any zombie or apocalypse fan! Really good character development and the story keeps you going!

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A bit of a slow-burn after part 4.

Although part 5 has it's own charms and interesting developments; it suffers somewhat following on from such climactic parts as 3 & 4. A lot of this part is centred around Maddox and his crews, which make for an interesting change of pace but can be a bit of an annoyance when none of them are particularly likeable characters.

As with all of The Undead books, I'd still recommend listening to it - as it's a fun & action-packed time, beautifully narrated by Dan Morgan - however so far this one has felt the toughest to get through in my opinion.

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Brilliant Mr howie

This book story line and the whole lot from book one to this book five is totally brilliant the story behind the gang and how the work together is great. I really hope this isn't the last book

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Hurry up and release the rest of the series

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Thats it i have finished them all ....what am i going to do now until the next one comes out?????
Hurry up amazon and produce the rest of the series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Still good but not as good

For me this is the weakest chapter so far. Don't get me wrong, its still a great listen but doesn't have the same impact as the previous 4 parts. Plus it is very short for the cost! The usually excellent Dan Morgan also seemed to be having an off episode... firstly his handle on all the different character voices often gets confused. Southerner Clarence morphs into Northerner Ted, Maddox fluctuates in between himself and one of Morgan's posh voices, even Dave is inconsistent. On top of that, I'm not sure what Morgan was doing with his recording, there are a lot of obvious stops and starts with fluctuations in pitch and tone which seriously break the immersion. This became really irritating after a while. Having said all that it is still worth a listen, even if just for the sequence with Howie & Dave where Howie is trying to find out if Dave is a glass half full or empty kind of guy. That part had me laughing out loud.

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Very Short

Very short compared to other books in the series. Story is ok but far too short to recomend.

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Great book. Really enjoyed it. I

Thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend this series. It's simply fantastic. Can't wait for the next one.

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Poorly witten

Characters are forced and clichéd. very poor, and disappointing. performance was quite good but he can't help the material.

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Just buy them all!

So far, this is just outstanding, the way the story moves along and how the people he meets along the way become a part of it, his terrible and incredible luck and getting into sticky situations and somehow surviving, with much hilarity.
I love these books!

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Hmmm weak compared to the previous 4

Love this series but I really hated spending so much time with the other new characters. They are really unlikable and for the first time in 4days of solid listening I had to turn off a take a break.

Everything with the usual squad was on point but still rank this at the bottom of the series so far.

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  • Melinda S. Moore
  • 28-09-17

Part 5

The Undead series is a great listen. it's funny and serious at the same time. My biggest issue with this series is that the books are too short. All of these parts to buy are going to make me stop buying them soon and I don't want that to happen!

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  • Juanita Martin
  • 21-10-15

Endied disappointedly

While I've enjoyed all 5 books in the series. I felt shirt changed with this book. It didn't cover enough ground.
Sad😉

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  • D. Marie
  • 04-09-15

What was the point?

I'm not really sure why this was a standalone story. It didn't advance the plot and seemed like it ended where it started. Although interesting, it seemed like a meandering side adventure that cost $13. It was nice to break up the monotony of the last book .

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  • Bob M.
  • 23-03-21

Great Continuation!

Not only do we keep following Mr.Howie and his crew along the harrowing journey to safety but we come across an interesting band of brothers(and sisters). Enter Mattox and his gang of tough youngsters surviving and fighting for their own safety among the undead and other living who are trying to take their lives. Another adrenaline filled ride in this story, you won't regret buying it.

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  • Stephen Mitchell
  • 15-03-17

Council Estate?

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Starting to depart from the sphere of Howey and team, I didn't know at first how I'd enjoy it. However the drama and great story that unfolds with the youth is quite engaging. without spoilers, there's a part you want to yell at the youths to grow up and see Howey and crew for what they are! I hope we return to this camp and see what has become of their dream, what I am deeming "camp lord of flies"

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  • sonofsoulreaver
  • 27-11-16

New Perspectives

For the first time, we get a sense of the world outside of Howie's little band. So far, we've been focused pretty much him or those connected to him. This is the first time that we see things from a point of view totally unconnected to the main characters. We get to see how a different group of survivors has coped with the situation. It seems as though Dan Morgan has gotten better at this. His voices are more well defined then they have been previously. All in all, a fantastic listen to continue the story.

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  • Michael Garcia
  • 15-09-16

It ends too soon..

Just as good as the rest except I could keep going on with this. Time for the next one! :)

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  • time2rest
  • 17-01-16

different than all the other undead

this book deviated from the series storyline. Howie and his group play a very small part in this book. the main characters are a group of thud kids and how they are handling the zombies. of course, Howie does cross their path...it will be seen if this group of kids is threaded back in the storyline.

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  • Jennifer
  • 01-12-15

See you next Tuesday

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, but it must be one that is not offended by the over use of the "c" word. While I am not easily offended, the amount of vulgarities in this book can be off putting. That being said, a good zombie novel is hard to come by so finding one makes you want to share it and this is one that I will share. The scenes are well set, they don't come off like they are written by someone that lives in their mother's basement and their only experience with the word comes from video games.




What did you like best about this story?

just hearing what happens to Howie and his gang.

What does Dan Morgan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

You can actually tell the characters apart by his use of different voices.

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

Not really, but it is a "page turner"

Any additional comments?

Like I said if you can get past all the swear words, this is actually a very good series.

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  • bebe
  • 12-11-15

Love this series!!

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This Part 5 introduces the "gang" of kids led by Maddox. I cannot decide whether I like or hate Maddox. I tend to dislike him more often than not. He does not treat Howie with the respect and appreciation he is due and that offends me!! I dearly love Howie, Dave, Clarence and the "Lads" and I do not like when they are not treated well. This Part 5 is a little different from the rest of the books in the Series. It is still outstanding, but does not feature the Living Army as much as other books. Haywood continues to create outstanding characters with his excellent writing and Morgan continues to bring them alive with his excellent reading. This is a gripping series. I started with the free Deleted Scene (an hour long book) and was hooked. I listened to all that were in Audible.com and then started on the Kindle versions for the rest. As the new audio books were added, I listened to them even though I had read the Kindle versions. I have now finished Day Nineteen and must wait until Haywood write the next one. I am so addicted that the wait will be unbearable!! The series never gets flat or predictable. It is always interesting and compelling from Day One to Day Nineteen.