The Undead

20 books in series
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The Undead: Part 1 Summary

A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. Part one - days one to three.

Howie is at home on a rare Friday night off work when an infection which has rapidly spread across Europe hits his hometown on the South Coast of England. Luck sees him through the first night when many others are taken down and infected, only to rise again as the undead. In surviving, Howie quickly learns and evolves, developing a new set of skills that will save him from disaster.

With a former work colleague, Dave, at his side, he braves the urban squalor of a ruined Portsmouth and begins to understand his desire to remain good in a world rapidly descending into chaos, where only the strongest survive.

©2012 R. R. Haywood (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Undead: Part 1

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. Part one - days one to three. Howie is at home on a rare Friday night off work when an infection which has rapidly spread across Europe hits his hometown on the South Coast of England. Luck sees him through the first night when many others are taken down and infected, only to rise again as the undead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly addictive!!

    • By Danny on 25-03-15

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • The Undead: Part 2

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. Part two - days four to six. With a plan to rescue Howie's sister from London, Howie and Dave travel to Salisbury army training barracks to find an armoured personnel carrier that will see them safely through the densely populated and infected towns that lead into the capital.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Undead: More bloodbaths

    • By mark aldridge on 01-12-15

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  • Book 3

    • The Undead: Part 3

    • By: R R Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. At Tower Bridge, Howie, Dave, and their group of survivors take stock of the previous day's battle. After an initial confrontation between Howie and the turned Darren, Howie and his group beat a hasty retreat to Fort Spitbank on the south coast, where they prepare for the invasion of Darren and his army of undead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First review after listening to nearly 200 books!

    • By Mark T. on 03-06-15

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  • Book 4

    • The Undead: Part 4

    • By: R R Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    Darren heads to the Isle of Wight, where he gathers more undead and turns the beautiful Marcy. Howie and his remaining, much smaller team go to rescue the living who have escaped there, but Darren traps them in an abandoned hotel and sends his hordes in after them. Even if they can escape, tides prevent them from leaving the island, and they must face Darren and Marcy in a final showdown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The only reason i have an Audible account

    • By Pauline Ennis on 26-06-15

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  • Book 5

    • The Undead: Part 5

    • By: R R Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 186

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love these stories

    • By Sarah on 11-10-15

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  • Book 6

    • The Undead: Part 6

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 184

    Paco Maguire, a major Hollywood actor, is in the UK filming a zombie horror movie. Physically powerful but terrified of everything, he teams up with a German shepherd dog who is immune to the virus. The dog becomes an expert hunter of the undead. A survivor reaches the fort and tells of the dog’s immunity. Howie and his group head to the town where the dog was last seen. A battle ensues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Continues to impress

    • By Sean Scarah on 29-10-15

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  • Book 7

    • The Undead: Part 7

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 179

    Chaos overtakes the fort when one of Howie’s group turns and starts killing survivors. Howie and his team are blamed and shunned but carry on their search for fuel to run generators in order to carry out research on the dog. When Marcy realises the infection can cure diseases, and realising she can be strong and good, she decides to head to the fort to hand herself in to be examined, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You will become hooked on this series!

    • By Matt on 14-12-15

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 8

    • The Undead, Part 8

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 137

    Howie and his group have been lured into a false sense of security by Marcy but are rescued by Dave. Does Marcy escape? Maddox and his crew turn up to join forces with Howie, and we are introduced to Paula, an accountant who was working late when the infection came and was subjected to a horrific sexual assault, against which she fought back. And we follow Roy, an Olympic standard archer and hypochondriac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Editing issue but still great!

    • By Adam Wilson on 28-03-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 9

    • The Undead

    • Part 9
    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 164

    Dave finds an unconscious Howie and carries him into the residential streets for safety. The others have been separated and are searching for each other. Nick falls asleep and misses the pick up.

    We meet Lilly and Billy, a brother and sister who are led by their ineffectual father into a series of devastating situations which results in Billy being taken by two men and Lilly witnessing the murder of her father. Lilly tracks her brother and meets up with Nick who, not being able to find his group, agrees to help her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keep em coming, ill keep on buying

    • By Pauline Ennis on 06-04-16

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  • Book 10

    • The Undead, Part 10

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 185

    After cutting through fences in the safari park and an epic battle between a gorilla and a lion, Howie and his group make it back to the fort. Day 14 culminates with a vicious battle during a storm so huge it changes the landscape around them, leaving Nick with no choice but to tackle the doctor and his men alone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing stories loved every book

    • By lucy on 09-04-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 11

    • The Undead

    • Part 11
    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    It is the morning after the storm. Thick fog covers everything. In the stifling, claustrophobic atmosphere, Howie and his group head out for supplies. Skirmishes and tense fights take place and there are messages left in blood at key sites: 'he's coming'. As the day progresses, Howie becomes increasingly darker in thought, and more demanding of his team. By the end of the day they have discovered a munitions factory, but can Howie hold it together?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh how I've missed these books!

    • By Julja on 02-11-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 12

    • The Undead, Part 12

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Claire Hampton on 07-11-16

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 13

    • The Undead, Part 13

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 127

    After the carnage of the night and dealing with an infected Lani, the team leave the fort and once more venture into rural towns to find food and buy time. As the day wears on, the tension between Howie and Marcy grows, with increasingly petty arguments that sap the morale of the others. They find a deserted village where the infection strikes in vast numbers. With too many to fight head-on, the lads flee and take refuge in an old mansion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another 3 great books More please!

    • By Richard on 25-11-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 14

    • The Undead, Part 14

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    The Undead. The number one best-selling UK zombie horror series. The Undead: Part 14. The second week reaches a thrilling climax as the group face their hardest day yet. A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead Series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • never disappointed

    • By michael on 22-07-17

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 15

    • The Undead, Part 15

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    As the postapocalyptic world moves into the third week, Howie is starting to feel the pressure. New faces, new rules, and the infection continues its deadly evolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Joe Jameson is a star bringing the characters alive ( even the undead ones)

    • By Keith on 19-07-17

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 15.5

    • Blood on the Floor

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Rachel Hine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Twelve days ago a deadly infection spread across the world. Populations have been destroyed. Law and order are gone. Life as it was known has ceased. The infected are now the strongest species, and survival has become brutal. Heather has survived by hiding. Hiding is her thing. People are bad. What others do to survive is no concern of hers. On a mission for supplies, she makes a decision that not only places her in danger but will change everything she ever knew - or believed in....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a zombie fan, but I tried I really did.

    • By M Fowler on 05-08-17

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 16

    • The Undead, Part 16

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    A new landscape was formed after the storm, and with it the promise of a new beginning. One race to dominate this land. One race to survive. Words were uttered beneath the Saxon while Howie fought the undead. Words that brought a whole new pressure. To be relentless and unceasing. To charge forward and never give up. To do what it takes to survive. That pressure was building, and it became too much. Howie faltered, losing his mind as they ran through the fog and sought the doctors so desperately needed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally epic

    • By Amanda on 27-05-18

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 17

    • The Undead: Part 17

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 57

    The battle for survival against the Undead continues. Three weeks of highs and lows, and the group are celebrating their victories and nursing their hurts like never before. They head out once more to a world where the threat comes from an altogether different foe, and in their darkest hour so far, the infection might just be their only ally as Marcy finally finds her role in the team. But will Howie accept it? Will it tear them apart? Will they do the right thing?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It just gets better and better!

    • By Bald guy who knows stuff. on 03-06-18

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 18

    • The Undead: Part 18

    • By: R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 48

    Reeling from the events of the previous night, the team struggle to cope with the shock and pain. How can you win against something you can't bring yourself to fight? Do they use the nuclear option and risk it all? In the north, Cassie grows bored and pushes Gregori and the Boy on a course of action that will change everything, and the infection evolves into a terrifying opponent, pulling both sides into an ever-darkening game of cat and mouse. New characters hear the call to arms, and questions are answered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-05-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • FREE: The Undead

    • Deleted Scene
    • By: R R Haywood
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 415

    After a tense day of fighting off a horde of Undead, Howie and his group of survivors must find shelter before night falls. Moving through a desecrated town, they come across an industrial estate, break into a low building and find themselves in an abandoned radio station. They decide to record their voices for posterity. Meet Howie, Dave, their group of survivors and Meredith the dog in this free, exclusive Audible short.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Palmerstone's Follies

    • By artemisrhi on 15-12-15

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