Book Review: Contamination by T.W. Piperbrook

March 23, 2015 Audiobooks, Blog, Book Reviews, Horrific Monday, Horror, Zombies 0

Book Review: Contamination by T.W. PiperbrookContamination by T.W. Piperbrook
Series: Contamination
Published by Post Script Publishing on October 29th 2013
Narrator: Troy Duran
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
Genres: Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, zombie
Pages: 463
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
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This bundle contains the first four books in the CONTAMINATION series:

*Contamination Zero - Available FREE at amazon.com/dp/B00ADEJGNK
*Contamination 1: The Onset
*Contamination 2: Crossroads
*Contamination 3: Wasteland

ABOUT CONTAMINATION: The infection has begun, ravaging the American Southwest and leaving a chaos in its wake. In this new world, there will be no last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive another day...

Get Contamination 4: Escape at amazon.com/dp/B00GTXNRIY
Get the NEW Contamination 5: Survival at amazon.com/dp/B00JH0IONO

My Thoughts

Book zero starts and the reader is looking into the life of Dan, a police officer, who wants nothing more than to get home to his family. Little does he know that he and the rest of the town are in for a really big ordeal.

The audio for book one was amazing. The narrator was perfect and paced his words with enough pauses so my mind could wrap around the imagery. As I listened to Dan discovering his wife, just sitting in a chair, neither talking or averting her eyes, I knew something serious was going to happen, I just didn’t know when. Fortunately for Dan, he had his spidey skills working and knew something was amiss. Unfortunately for Dan he did not know his wife was about to go all crazy up in their dining room. She did have the presence of mind to lock their daughter into her bedroom before she went all crazy zombie (not zombie though, just crazy). The narration was seriously spot on for this. There was enough intensity but enough curiosity in Troy Duran’s voice that it was like watching a movie. You know something is going to happen by all the dang clues but you don’t know how or when!

What’s weird is I really do not know what these people are. We do find out that it’s an experiment on the town and how it is happening but not why. Book one ends on a massive cliff hanger, but not before lots of people get their guts ripped out. I only know that the people behind this “experiment” must be sadistic bastards because this was intense!

Book two starts with some new characters. Same great narration and audio. Story lacks a bit of something that book one had. Maybe the intensity and the introduction is now over so it’s missing something. Still fantastic. I’m curious if the characters from book one are going to show up somewhere later in the series. I’m really hoping readers aren’t introduced to characters that mean nothing to the overall story, but this is horror so it would not surprise me. Overall this one didn’t have enough oomph but still solid for a beginning to the story.

Definitely do not read book three, Crossroads, without the others. You need the beginning character set ups to understand what is going on. Not much set up is in this because the characters are already explained in the previous books, in detail. The overall pacing has picked up, and there were already parts where it was crazy! There are some slower portions where the characters catch their breath before they have yet another issue to deal with!

Overall the stories are amazing. I’m very glad I got to listen to the first few one after another. Made for a great read.

If you don’t like “zombies” that run, this may not be for you. I pictured this like that Crazies movie. Again, narration and audio was spot on!

Rating Report
Plot
4 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
4 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5

 

 

The Author

About T.W. Piperbrook

T.W. Piperbrook was born and raised in Connecticut. He has been writing since childhood, but Contamination is his first published work. In addition to writing, the author has also spent time as a full-time touring musician, touring across the US, Canada, and Europe.

He now lives with his wife, a son, and a Boston Terrier that hates squirrels.

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