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A sickness runs rampant through the world. In Portland, Oregon it is no different. As the night takes hold, eight men and women bear witness to the horror of a zombie outbreak. This Rotten World is the zombie novel that horror fans have been waiting for. Where other zombie works skip over the best part of a zombie outbreak, This Rotten World revels in it the downfall of humanity, dragging you through the beginnings of society's death, kicking and screaming.

©2014 Jacy Morris (P)2020 Jacy Morris

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gripping

loved the audible version. kept me riveted. I listened at every opportunity to the book.

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Do not waste your time or money

9 chapters in. The narrative is boring, clichéd and sub-standard for even the most basic horror novel. Absolute trash.

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Disjointed and surface level

The story is told through a series of characters each with the depth of a thimble. Literally no character has any sort of arc. They start one way and end that same way.

Being as charitable as possible, the most that can be said is one character has a moment of realization about their pre-zombie outbreak existence and then it amounts to absolutely nothing afterwards.

Multiple plot threads come to abrupt dead-ends. The problem is, with the lack of defining characterization or even character descriptions when one set of barely described women die off, you'll actually be relieved as you'll no longer have to keep track of their names and won't have to worry about mistaking them for the other set of barely described female names. Which is only further complicated by the fact the author mixes the names up too at points, I thought the audiobook was done poorly but having checked the amazon reviews for the physical book I can confirm the mistake exists in the original text too.

I originally started this review with a higher score but the more I examine it as I write the more I realize just how much of the book felt like it served no other purpose than to fill page length or runtime.

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You can be my hero

wow!!! what a ride,almost put it down for reasons you will find out im sure. im so glad I persevered. exciting and not as predictable as other books of this genre. loved it 20/10

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A proper zombie apocalypse!

Don't expect a happy story about people finding themselves amidst the end of civilisation. This is a horror story. And a bloody good one too.
If you slow the reading down to 90% the narrator sounds a bit like Skinny Pete from Breaking Bad. And it lasts longer.

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Good book

Great book,got better
as it went on, will be getting the next in the series

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Fantastic

For my first audiobook I chose well!! I really enjoyed this and can’t wait for the next one!!

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Very good

Well written terrifying and captivating and the narrator is doing a very good job.
i am looking forward for more books.

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  • ChadBJX
  • 21-08-20

Good story ... but -- Edited review

UPDATE: I listened to this book again using a different Kindle. The narration was fine on that one. For some reason this title only played badly ... static sounding and grating voice. But on the new Kindle it was fine. I do like the story and will probably buy the next book in the series.
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I like the story. I can not stand the narrator. His voice grates on my ears and I have to really concentrate to understand him. That's sad. They should have gotten a better narrator. If I want another book and it happens to have this narrator, it's going to be a hard pass from me.

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  • S A
  • 06-11-20

Decent Bleak Zombie Story

This Rotten World is a pretty good effort. A pretty long effort too. It seems to go on forever with a relentless, bleakness.
This isn't a kind or gentle zombie story. Most are not but this one kills off the characters with abandon.
It takes place in Portland, OR. Pretty much already populated by zombies, but I digress. I didn't really get a Portland vibe from the story. While locations and streets are mentioned, they seem randomly inserted and a Portland native can't really get a good handle on where things are happening. This could have been played up to more effect.
T.L. Howell does a good job of narrating a very long trek through blood, guts and the dead.

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  • kyle wray
  • 21-10-20

get this book!

seriously, if you're on the fence, just get it. I was somewhat weary of this book at first. first time listening to something from this author and narrator.. but I'm really Really glad I did. I think the best part about this book was getting to the halfway point and realizing i still had 5 more hours left! This book really sucks you in. If I had to place this book I'd say it's a cross between T.W Brown and peter Meredith, both have really good zombie series and this book felt right at home among the other really good ones. The writing is very enjoyable and the characters are pretty beleiveable. Despite the author stumbling into some of the really common mistakes like clip vs magazine .. I couldn't fault him for it. If that is my only gripe about this book, and it definitely is, then hats off to the author for keeping me engaged if not completely rooted to my seat while I worry about what might befall the survivors. By the middle of this book.. I already wanted MORE. Very glad there's at least one more book out already and hope the author keeps Howell as his narrator for the remaining book(s). If you enjoyed this and can't wait, his second book is on amazon! Enjoy! Thanks Jacy Morris for a great start to a series :)

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  • Get Physically Fit, LLC
  • 29-01-21

Loving it

Great character build and story line. Easy to follow along with easy visuals to manifest in ones mind as you listen along. The reason I gave it 3 for performance is like a lot of Audio books it sort of distracts to have one voice play many characters from female to male. From Asian to African American. To street to country dialects to different octaves. I am always hoping for an Audio Book experience to become more like Classic Radio. However I give the narrator applause for trying.

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  • hizerb
  • 21-01-21

enjoyed the listen.

enjoyed the book from start to finish. Liked the narrator, and the characters in the book.

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  • Paul Preston
  • 09-10-20

Perfectly fun zombie story

This was so much fun. Great story following several people through the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Great characters with believable storylines. Such a good time, I am excited to get to the next book

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  • Dean
  • 22-05-21

Got wrenching first person experience.

loved the audio book. Great first person experiences of the end of the world.
At times gut wrenching, but I prefer more realistic stories were things don't always have a happy ending, and not everyone lives happily ever after.

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  • Paul
  • 20-04-21

This rotten book

This book was all over the place with 400 characters to keep track of, let alone the ridiculous people that the author introduced and then just killed.. A horrible book I regret listening to.

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  • L Henry
  • 13-04-21

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After reading a review for this title, I saw one that said if you are on the fence do yourself a favor & just buy it. I took that advice & absolutely do not regret it. Author does an amazing job of capturing your interest so you are on a rollercoaster and then book 1 ends. Thank heavens book 2 is available on audible

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  • Joy
  • 06-03-21

Just okay

The story was pretty cliche. No real character development. Too many moving parts/people with no cohesion.