Audiobook Review

Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection

By
Don Roff
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

Loved the Found Footage (or Audio) Feel

THE BIRDICT

🧡 This was free on the Audible Plus catalogue. The title is Zombies. It’s under 2 hours long. It may as well have been called, Hey, Why Not? And I’m so happy I did. Highly recommend it to all apocalypsionados.

💚 This is a straightforward first-person account of an affable, mild mannered biologist - Dr. Robert Twombly - surviving in a zombie apocalypse. The content is fairly brutal, but the protagonist’s scientific tone keeps it balanced.

💜 I guess my one critique is that no other characters are really developed, but as this is so short, that’s to be expected.

🧡 When I think account-of-zombie-apocalypse, I think World War Z. Obviously that one’s a far more saga-like experience, but it’s not a totally inaccurate comparison. Certainly if you liked that, you’ll probably like this and definitely vice versa.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 What a refreshing joy the format of this was. It’s made to sound like an amateur recording, complete with tinny audio, longer than usual pauses and background sounds. I’ve heard this done before, but I wasn’t expecting it and it was a fun surprise.

🎧 Narrator Stephen R. Thorne does a fantastic job adding to the realism. It was the small details like a deep breath indicating the character was reading notes between lines or a random sniff that lended it extra authenticity. I rooted for him as Twombly all the way.

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Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection

THE BLURB

The year is 2011, and what starts as a pervasive and inexplicable illness ends up as a zombie infestation that devastates the world's population. Taking the form of a biologist's journal found in the aftermath of the attack, this pulse-pounding, suspenseful tale of zombie apocalypse follows the narrator as he flees from city to countryside and heads north to Canada, where he hopes the undead will be slowed by the colder climate. Encountering scattered humans and scores of the infected along the way, he fills his notebook with descriptions and careful observations of zombie behavior, along with terrifying tales of survival.

This frightening contribution to the massively popular zombie resurgence will keep fans on the edge of their seats right up to the very end.