Book Review: The Undead: Deleted Scene

December 21, 2015 Book Reviews, Horror, Zombies 0

I received this book for free from AudioBook Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Undead: Deleted SceneThe Undead: Deleted Scene by R.R. Haywood, Dan Morgan
Series: The Undead
Published by Audible Studios on February 25th 2015
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
Genres: Horror, zombie
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
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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.
©2015 R. R. Haywood (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

 

My thoughts

This starts out SO GOOD! There are a lot of expletives but I would rather assume that would be true to life if zombies were really roaming the earth.

Being that this is only an hour there is not much story line. There are a lot of characters but the way the are presented is really fun. Meredith is their dog, and of course is my favorite. She’s always bringing home presents of the undead sort, like arms in her mouth, and I can just see her smiling like, HEY look at what I found! I took it from a corpse. Life is awesome! This is exactly how my dogs act (minus the corpse thing).

The ending was fantastic. Reminded me a bit of Iron man. So well done and hilarious.

The narration was great as well. I listen to Nigel Planner very often since I am a Terry Pratchett fan, so he sets the bar very high for narrators. Although Dan Morgan didn’t quite hit THAT mark he made this zombie tale come to life. He’s energetic and puts emphasis on every curse word (there are a lot), and it is almost as if I am actually meeting these characters.

My only criticism is that the audio picks up his every breath or swallow. I cringed a couple of times but it is just like being in a conversation with someone. Just be aware those noises are not edited.

Definitely a story I am curious about. There are 7 parts to this and this portion was free on audible. Loved it.

Rating Report
Plot
4 / 5
Character Development
4.5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
3 / 5
Overall: 4.3 / 5
The Author

 

RR Haywood was born in Birmingham, England but has spent most of his life living on the beautiful south coast. He has had a passion for reading for as long as he can remember.
One of his favourite genres is Post-Apocalyptic fiction and he has worked his way through every book he could find. Some were great and some not so great and what he wanted was a minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day detailed exploration of what would happen.
This desire to explore the world after such an event gave birth to The Undead, which is now the UK’s bestselling zombie horror series, compared to The Walking Dead and many other great works. This underground smash-hit series draws readers from all walks of life with compelling characters, incredible descriptions and breath taking action sequences that have had readers gripping their kindles, laughing out loud and crying real tears.

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