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Dead Mech

Apex Trilogy, Book 1
De : Jake Bible
Lu par : Julie Hoverson
Durée : 16 h et 32 min
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Hundreds of years after the zombie apocalypse decimates the world, human civilization has put itself back together again. Their secret weapon against the zombie hordes: the Mechs. Massive robotic battle machines. But what happens when a mech pilot dies in his mech and becomes a zombie? Hell on earth is unleashed... Prepare for a high action, fast paced, hell ride through a futuristic wasteland as Mech Base Commander James Capreze and his crew of mech pilots battle zombies, cannibals, religious cults and worst of all, the Dead Mechs, all to try and save the human race one last time. Jake Bible's Dead Mech: The future may not be completely dead, but it's on its way...

©2009 Jake Bible (P)2014 Jake Bible

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  • The Zombie Specialist
  • 29/08/2014

A new Twist to an Old Story

Jake Bible has become one of my favourite authors. First he got me hooked on his 'Z Burbia' series which is my favourite in the zombie genre. But now I discover his 'Dead Mech' series. I'm not sure which one he wrote first, but the Dead Mech series is a much better read than a audio book. The narrator just has too many voices, to many characters to do on her own. This would have been much better with multiple narrators. However, in saying that I still loved the audible version! It delivered with enough interesting ideas to keep me glued.

The story is a long one, over 16 hours. This seems to be rather unusual now days. Even more unusual was that the speed of the narration was not really able to be sped up any more than 1.25x speed without making it difficult to listen too. So you do really get your money's worth in terms of $per/hour.

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  • scott
  • 03/11/2015

Great story... Great writer... Ruined by Narrator

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Deaf people who can't read in beta.

What did you like best about this story?

The story, plot, writing were EXCELLENT. Kudos to the author!!!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Julie Hoverson?

ANYBODY. Bobcat Goldthwaite? Fingernails on a chalkboard? Etc etc etc

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance... If the story wasn't so good I wouldn't have tolerated the crappy and completely inappropriate narrator. Who picked this incompetent barely literate verbal butcher?

Any additional comments?

This narrator had two or three characterizations- Inappropriately inflected bimbo who made everything sound like a trampy pick up line designed to flirt... Screeching lifelong smoker who was constantly trying to keep diarrhea at bay... And a dim witted sounding male and female voice. Even using effects on her voice (which many REAL voice artists DONT) it still sucked out loud with a megaphone. This lady shouldn't be allowed to read to prisoners for fear of a civil rights violation. Cruel and unusual punishment that they paid for with time and I blew a credit when I should have read beta... Too terrified to see if they made the same talent mistake on the next book, but I'm enthralled with the story. In itself is genius, unfortunately killed by the narrator. Oye...

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  • Brett Scott
  • 30/06/2019

bad performance

the narrator was not the right person for the job I'm sure she is great for other books just not this one

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  • Alderdeen
  • 30/08/2018

The story is great, the reader is not

The simplest way to put is is, jake bible wrote a wonderful story, but the person that was chosen to read this story was just not at all a good choice. she had in no way the proper voice to perform the gravitas of this story. the story is pretty good though. i would certainly suggest reading it.

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  • Justin Henry
  • 29/07/2017

Written by the personification of ADD

Chapter structure is insane and the narrator acts as if she hates her job. A good concept with horrible execution. An embarrassment from all angles.

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  • E. Anderson
  • 13/08/2016

Comic Book Story

The story itself is a comic book "What If?" combination of Mech and Zombies. If that sounds like it's up your alley, you'll enjoy the ride.

Julie Hoverson is a great narrator and she handles multiple characters well but this novel may have benefited from a less-nuanced, more gritty tone.



** This audiobook was given by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

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  • W. Wright
  • 09/07/2015

A mad thrill ride through a badass world!

What made the experience of listening to Dead Mech the most enjoyable?

The never let you go, never let you rest thrill ride nature of the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Mech?

The "oh shit" moment when the real plot reveals itself.

What about Julie Hoverson’s performance did you like?

Her enthusiastic descriptions of carnage and gore made the whole thing feel just that much more sociopathic... Which is fitting for this bunch of characters.

If you could take any character from Dead Mech out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Stomper... Because he just needs a hug.

Any additional comments?

I have read this book twice already, once as an e-book and once in paperback. Listening to it brought the whole thing together nicely. I have become a big fan of the author and this book decidedly started it. If you don't want to read or listen to a story about giant mechs fighting zombies... Some of whom are in giant mechs... Then stay away. If that idea seems even slightly fun then sit back and hold on tight!

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  • John
  • 13/02/2015

The Dead Ride Transformers

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Males between the age of 13 and 25 who enjoy reading comic books will also like Dead Mech. Not knocking this demographic. I was in it once (years ago) but for those of us who have gotten a little more salty it runs a little too much like a Saturday morning cartoon (and who remembers those?).

Any additional comments?

This is likely a great book for it's target audience. Its audience is probably males between the age of 13 and 25 who enjoy reading comic books. If you are in this demographic you will probably enjoy Dead Mech. Julie Hoverson gives the narration a good shot but really seems to have been miscast. Most of the characters are male and though she tries, most of them come off sounding like tweens. I would like to hear her narrate something else . I also, usually, like Jake Bible's work and thoroughly enjoyed his Z-Burbia series but Dead Mech falls short for those of us who are slightly more seasoned.