Published by Harper Voyager on August 28th 2014
Genres: Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
After venturing alone into the outlands to find out whether the threat to the safe zone is real, Scratch unexpectedly finds himself the guardian of a feisty 11-year-old hunter, who may or may not be what she seems.
Now he's in a race to save her life, and to save the place he calls home from the worst threat the safe zones have seen since the bombs fell and THEY came...
About The Series...
Scratch Sullivan is a professional monster hunter eking out a living after the zombie apocalypse. Z hunter, some would say... but he hunts more than just zombies. You see, there are deadlier predators roaming the Outlands, where the fallout and some very nasty inhabitants have made it impossible for all but the bravest and most foolhardy to venture.
Thing is, Scratch is happy enough with the odd job killing THEM and occasionally shacking up with his on and off girlfriend, Kara. But when a powerful vampire tips him off to a potential invasion of werewolves and zombies into the safe zone he protects, he's forced to head straight into the heart of the deadlands to find the truth about the threat his people are facing…
THEM: Episode 1 is the first installment in a series of short zombie novels, and a daring new entry among the ranks of post apocalyptic fiction best sellers on Amazon. Fans of paranormal fiction, werewolf books, vampire novels, and zombie fiction will love reading THEM.
Get the first episode FREE now at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N51QAIW/ and find more of M.D. Massey's zombie books in the "THEM: A Paranormal Post-Apocalyptic Thrill Ride" series right here on Amazon.com and everywhere digital books are sold.
This is not your average zombie apocalyptic series. It is done in a serial type so each chapter is given, one at a time, to entice and pull readers in. That also means that the ending for each chapter is not the ending but normally ends on a cliff hanger, and these do. Book one ends in just this manner and the reader is left to either grab book two immediately or wonder what is going to happen next.
Interestingly there is quite a bit of military and swat type movements in book one. And fortunately explanations. Although I was in the military many of these were not something I would know off the top of my head. M.D. Massey somehow gets Scratch to explain what he is doing while letting the reader know and still keeping to the story. It also helps the reader understand how he gets through some of the crap he has to go through. I add this because even in an apocalyptic where having and knowing guns is important, I normally do not want to know, however, again, it’s peppered throughout the story in such a way as to not overwhelm the reader but also keep it realistic. As realistic as possible for an apocalyptic zombie story.
The audio was just as good as it was in Them Episode 1. The sound effects really add to the drama! He pistol whips (as the author puts it) a zombie and there is an actual crunch added in! It’s gross but also so great!
I’m liking Scratch more and more. The narration is great and although it took me a minute to get used to the southern drawl, I think Salzman does a great job of voicing Scratch. Couple of new characters in this and he does the female voices just as well as the male. The ending to this one is so great. Scratch is always having to deal with what would otherwise be something a normal person would not want to deal with. I liked the ending to this more than the previous but mainly due to the last line.
|Overall:||4.1 / 5|