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Greed, terrorism, and simple bad luck conspire to bring mankind to its knees as a viral infection spreads out of control, reducing those infected to undead horrors that feed upon the rest. It's a time of misery and death for most, however there are some who are lucky, some who are fast, and some who are just too damned tough to go down without a fight. This is their story.

©2013 Peter Meredith (P)2014 Peter Meredith

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  • Mitch
  • 22/05/2018

The Undead: A New Appreciation for Of what Living is supposed to be about

As gruesome as zombie fighting and the loss of life of both the “good” and “bad” people alike (in this first book in the series) it gives a new insight into the things we assume will always be part of our everyday lives. Things such as taking daily clean baths, eating healthy food, and having a clean, safe home to sleep in. These stories ( as fictitious as they are ) bring a real authenticity to not taking the little things of everyday living for granted. Cautiously accepting people’s differences, while getting to really know each other ( strengths, weaknesses and motives) is critically prudent to working together and gaining trust, while always keeping in mind this information may also be used as an impetus by those with ill-intentions to harm others in their quest for own personal survival and power.
This group of survivors, as different as they are from each other, managed to start to form a bond of trust and faith for their fellow members, bringing new meaning to the term: “United we stand and divided we fall”
Weed out the bad apples early ( unfortunately, this group gave their bad apple too many chances) because the repercussions (as proven in this first book of the series) can have long term devastating effects.
Onward to book #2!

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 19/01/2016

ATE HIS FACE

KISS A@@ UNTIL YOU SMELL OF SH@T
After reading the other reviews, I feel a strong urge to defend the book. This is life as it would mostly be like during an apocalypse. The characters are real people with real faults. The characters are very well developed, but all are not lovable. Some are lovable and if you don't see that you probably didn't finish the book. It takes a while for the characters to develop, but like a George RR Martin book, they don't always do what you expect. That is an example, I am not saying Meredith is as good as Martin, but who is?

Pros
The characters: At first I thought oh no, another He Man Conservative propaganda novel. The novel starts out stressing, might means right and peace loving liberals who recycle will not survive. One main character is a short slim Jewish man in his 30's, who has manners. In the beginning of the novel he is made fun of and you are lead to believe that he will die early. It turns out he is a survivor. A teenager (who is the cut up of the group and provides comic relief). The black girl from the hood is the most controversial character. She is a racist herself and has a huge chip on her shoulder. She is the cause of much grief. These people do bad things and good things. They react the way most of us would in the same situation.
The zombies: they are slow and are basically the background for the story. You really don't have to worry about them that much unless, you are badly hurt, surprised or trapped. One zombie is seen to drink from a stream.
The Sex: I get tired of reading stories involving males and females and sex is hardly referred to. Unless you are very young or very old, sex is hopefully a big part of your life. Sex is a stress releaser and fighting Zombies causes stress, it also brings people closer and it is fun. Males think about sex all the time. There is one time when the sex in my opinion was gratuitous. The rest of the time if fit perfectly into the story. There is even one character, you will be hoping does get laid.
Plot: Might be a little thin, the story is mostly the development of the characters, but there is one, although like most Zombie books, it involves going across country.
Realistic: No heroes, no supermen, no serendipity, it's seems to be what would happen in real life. (if zombies attacked!)

HIS INSIDES FELT GREASY
Cons: The Military does not respond the way I believe they would, especially the top brass. PM says he used to serve in the military and that he knows what he is talking about. I don't see a general or admiral shooting the liberal president. I don't see a colonel setting up his own Fiefdom with platoon whores and his own harem. Maybe after several years, but not within hours. I don't see the military going through towns and robbing the civilians. The top brass would not be that macho, they are sons of rich dads who went to big schools and they had to play politics to get the top spots. I could be wrong, but I hope I'm not.
The Sex: There is an in depth girl on girl scene, which did not feel practical. It was almost a side story, put in just to have a sex scene.
Forward: Until the afterword, I figured this was just a come on to get the reader interested. When I grew up, movies would advertise being banned in foreign countries, knowing that portraying themselves as super bad, would draw a large crowd. PM puts down the works of other writers. I too get tired of the military zombie books, that provide bunkers full of food, but that is because of the amount of books that repeat that scenario, not the original concept. I too, am tired of characters who are trained killers, but somebody likes it, cause they sell.
Afterword: I thought it was unprofessional and not worthy. This is not the place for that.

Summary
I liked the book and gave it five stars. I have the second book in my wish list along with the first book in another series PM started. This probably ranks fourth among my favorite Zombie books. Those being Cattle, Cell and the Mountain Man series.

The narrator is okay, he did not take away from or add to.

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  • Kenneth Grantham
  • 11/06/2018

Zombie novel

I have enjoyed many zombie novels, and this is one of the best. Fast pace, and good story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08/06/2018

The best!!!

I've read/listened to this series 4 times since January. this author is an amazing story teller. the details of each character and the lack of PC makes this first book great!

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  • Kristina
  • 27/05/2018

Great story

Loved it! Can't wait to read the next one! I liked how we followed several different characters through their struggle in the new worls.

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  • Steve
  • 10/05/2018

Really enjoyed the story.

This story was well written and well narrated. I found myself lost in the story.

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  • Rob
  • 08/05/2018

very good I love it, great storyline.<br />

this book is not for pussies so if you are offended easily do not purchase this book. now that is out the way very good story line definitely going to get the second book now.

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  • ababdrad
  • 08/02/2018

great book

very good read/listen the author is now in my top 5
the narrator did a very good job and looking forward to book number two I'm ordering it tonight

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  • william
  • 13/01/2018

Best Zombie Apocalypse Book Yet

I would recommend this to a friend, I have recommended this to a friend and I will do so again.

For a book that is about a zombie saying things like it was realistic doesn't make a lot of since, that being said this book has a more realistic feel to it than most zombie apocalypse books.

at time it will make you happy or mad maybe a bit frustrated, I even laughed a little (but you probably don't have the since of humor for that).

bottom line get this book its totally worth the credit.

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  • Jeremy Fraga
  • 04/01/2018

Realistic depiction of the end...

What did you love best about The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1)?

I enjoyed the fall of every nation because you get an idea of how fragile society is, everything that we feel uncomfortable with is brought to surface, and the book further reinforced the idea of what the end would be like for normal people.

What other book might you compare The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1) to and why?

I haven't really read other books with Zombies before, so this is my first dip in the genre.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the group of four went before the Lieutenant.

If you could take any character from The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1) out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Neil, that dude toughened up real quick and did what was absolutely needed for his people. That's being a real person, a real human being.

Any additional comments?

Lovely book, I can't wait to start up the next one in the series.

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  • Thomas Werthmann
  • 17/09/2017

Some sort of new...

At half time and towards the end story heads towards really strange lines . 1. The baby comes out of nowhere 2. the black ghetto b.... is behaving out of any bounds (would have shot her after first betrayal) many more parts of the story are somewhat tooooo phantastic