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Series: The Undead World
on June 10th 2014
Narrator: Basil Sands
Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
Genres: Apocalyptic, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, zombie
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
There are no Happily Ever Afters in the new Undead World. There are no vacations or time-outs or do-overs. There is only the endless daily grind of living or the shockingly horrific fact of death that hangs over every living creature left on the face of the earth. For some that death lies in a single mistake or a moment of bad luck, or simply in fate. For others that hard death hounds them day and night, relentlessly. When a huge bounty is placed on their heads, Neil Martin’s misfit family is set upon by ruthless bounty hunters. They are pursued by sociopaths, sadistic ex-soldiers and of course the warped Believers of New Eden. There is no refuge, no place of safety, no shining city on a hill that will take them in. They are outcasts and doomed to flee from their enemies until they’re forced to make one great stand.
I’m trying to get my thoughts together so I can do this review.
First off, in my most recent review of The Apocalypse Survivors, I was basically cursing Peter Meredith because of the turmoil he has wrought. I had no idea what I was in store for. Had I known, I would have brought tissues!
First I cheered and shortly thereafter, I cried. This is by far my favorite of the first three but man does Peter know how to take your emotions through the wringer. This, much like the first two, does not let up. I was constantly in fear for the characters, beloved as they now are. I think Peter must have a sick fascination with taking his readers through the best times only to throw them back into the fire!
This starts out like the second. You do not have much that will allow you to understand what is going on without reading the series in order. The characters rely on the reader knowing about them. By book three there is so much to know, and so much they have gone through, that the reader will feel close to them. I know I feel completely absorbed by this story.
A couple of new characters are introduced in this one. One a complete psychopath bent on tracking and turning in this odd group. Their bounties are high! The other a Captain that almost rivals Ram (almost Captain Grey, almost) in heart.
The characters that were loved in books one and two are also back and although weary and ready for a good, long vacation, they are willing to fight. Sarah is the only one that I am totally annoyed with. She just makes the stupidest decisions and then wonders how she gets into her predicaments. She treats Jillybean harshly also and that alone is enough for Sarah to be in my unlikable list.
In short… I need book four like now. I’m going to be so sad when this fantastic and yet havoc wreaking story is over. These characters are amazing.
As for the audio and narration. I am in love. The story is impeccable and has to have a narrator that will keep up. Yet again Basil Sands does a marvelous job of not only keeping up but not making one hiccup in this entire tragically wonderful story. With a lot of go between with Ipes and Jillybean you would think somewhere there would be a slip. Either there was none or I was way too into the story to notice.
|Overall:||5 / 5|