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Mordacious Audiobook

Mordacious: The City Series, Book 1

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From the universe of the Until the End of the World series. (Note: The City Series can be heard before or after the Until the End of the World series)

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in.

Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier and likelier, and finding his sister may be his only prospect for survival - if he can make it home.

Sylvie doesn't need more than food, water, and shelter. Eric wants only to find his sister. But sometimes what we think we need isn't what we need at all, and what we find is more than we expected.

©2016 Sarah Lyons Fleming (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Kiah 12/01/2017
    Kiah 12/01/2017
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    "Love this Author"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love this book right up to the end. Could do with more protaganists and drama but underneath I really dont want that....This book was all about one girl's fight with herself and anyone who has been through it will love it but also hate it when they recognise themselves. I need to read more to see where it goes, but definitely worth the tears I shed when I saw me in the main charachter....


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depth of the charchters


    What does Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I probably would have heard the book in those voices in my mind... they were pretty spot on


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I cried for 45 minutes when Grace told Sylvie she was alone and no one cared if she lived or died....I sobbed


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    Kate Munks 10/01/2017
    Kate Munks 10/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Addictive!"

    Loving everything Sarah Lyons Fleming writes. Cannot wait for the next book in the series!

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    emmoff Australia 17/11/2016
    emmoff Australia 17/11/2016 Member Since 2015

    "I'm walking but I'm reading!"

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    "I'm a sucker for a Sarah Lyons Fleming series"

    More of the same from the author who bought forth zombies in her Until the End of the World trilogy. This time we follow relatives that were left behind in New York. Good caring people zombie killing with some angst thrown in. :)

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    Luke Perger 14/10/2016
    Luke Perger 14/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved this book."

    Just as good as the end of the world and after series
    Can't wait to see where this goes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny Taylor 13/10/2016
    Jenny Taylor 13/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "bring on book 2"

    think I'm in love with Eric Forrest, lol why is it so hard to find good men outside fiction??

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    Rani 25/09/2016
    Rani 25/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved this book!"

    I loved the characters and narration of this audio book. I can't wait for the next book. Hurry up please!

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  • LD
    25/09/16
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    "Feel Good Zombie Apocalypse"

    I was excited to find Sarah Lyons Fleming had released another book in the Until the End realm. I loved the first series and have listened to it multiple times. I must admit I love this book more than any of the three in the original trilogy and novella.

    I love how real these characters were, how SLF made them loveable even with their flaws. Sylvie's and Grace's friendship is enviable. The humor between them and Sylvie and Eric is perfect. I never thought a post apocalyptic book could make me laugh out loud so many times, as well as feel fear or sadness.

    This book has joined my top 5 books of all times. SLF has a real gift for words. I can't wait for the next book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    Lawrenceville, GA, United States
    16/09/16
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    "Feel Good Zombie Stories!"
    Any additional comments?

    Loved it! If you are new to this author, stop! Check out her trilogy + novella, Until The End of The World. Mordacious is a spin off of that series. It is not essential that you read Until the End of the World first to enjoy this book, but I recommend you do.

    Do you like zombie / survival stories – but hate to get bogged down with endless tragedy and after tragedy? I love apocalyptic novels, but I am often turned off by plots that take the reader down a dark hole (evil humans, society at its worst, characters spending the entire book trying to find a way out of a hopeless and ugly scenarios). While Fleming’s novels include all these elements, her books center on the dynamics of the survival group. The plot is centered on her characters, their struggles, and growth – that happen to be in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.

    Fleming wrote the first “Feel Good” Zombie story I have ever read – and it was such a breath of fresh air! That is, when my heart wasn’t racing from fearing for my beloved characters well being and safety.

    Narration: I am a narrator snob. I have loved Luke Daniels since “The Druid” series… he does a fine job here. I am new to Therese and thought she was a little better fit for the character she’s playing. The story is told from two points of view, so that is why we get a male and female narrator. When the two characters are together, the narrators get to play off each other, the narration really shines. I saw one negative review of the narration and I honestly don’t know what they are talking about. The narration is great.

    Can't wait for the next installment!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • marti
    14/09/16
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    "This book was so satisfying!"
    What made the experience of listening to Mordacious the most enjoyable?

    I previously read it before I listened to the audiobook. I think I enjoyed reading it better, but I still loved listening to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sylvie and Eric were probably tied. They are both so funny and witty and i obviously love what's happening between them. Sylvie isn't afraid to stand up for herself and her friends. She doesn't realize the impact that she has on people. She thinks she isn't worth anyone's friendship, but she doesn't realize that anyone she meets loves her. Eric gets her. Knows when to push her and when to back off. He gives her time to adjust to him and he respects her personality traits.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sarah has a way with words. She could write the dictionary and I would still listen to it all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't read the prequel series to this, you are missing out. It's called "Until the End of the World" and it has three books. They are so phenomenal. I have re listened and re read probably a dozen times. Do yourself a favor ;) This series is setting up to be the same. I love her writing. And her plot twists.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Brandy Blackerby
    CLINTON, UT, United States
    3/01/17
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    "I have listened...."

    I have listened this series Starting with Cassie's Journey & all she went through!! I was excited to find this book about her brother Eric & his Journey! I can't wait for the next book to come out!! Even though this series has new narrators they did an amazing job! In a way I'm glad Sarah Lyons Fleming switched narrators for this series! DON'T GET ME WRONG THE OTHER NARRATOR WAS JUST AS AMAZING but I like her voices for Cassie, Nelly, Penny, Anna & Peter as well as all the other Characters for that series! So it's good to have new narrators for Eric & his group!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • MRR
    Atlanta, GA
    19/09/16
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    "LOVED!"

    To say I was excited to see a new book out by Sarah Lyons Fleming is an understatement. After finishing. I feel the need to go back & relisten to her Until the End of the World series and at this point I think I will read everything she writes.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Liz
    USA
    16/09/16
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    "MUCH MORE THAN YOU EXPECT!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Please don't think of this as another Zombie book. Sarah Lyons Fleming writes so much better than that. I read her first set of books and if you haven't you should!

    This is more of a side story rather than a sequel. Same time frame but this group is in a different area. They are left behind in NYC when the bridges are all bombed.This is more than how they survive the crazy virus that produces zombies.

    This is a human relationship book, how people bond together, and it gets your heartstrings just like her other books. You won't want it to end because you don't want to let these people go.

    Narrations is perfect!


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • NMwritergal
    Albuquerque, NM
    14/09/16
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    "Good start to the second series!"

    1. Love the cover art, the title and how it ties into the book.

    2. Read her Until the End of the World series (trilogy + novella) first; it’s a little more interesting.

    3. Other than Maria, I also liked the characters in her first series a little better. Though I’m basing that on having read all of those books and have only read book 1 of this series.

    4. Because this book takes place almost all in one place (Brooklyn), the author is a little more constrained—no long journeys, etc. Although it is nice to find out what happens to Eric and Maria.

    5. While I liked all the characters, I would have rather had Maria’s POV—we get Sylvie’s and Eric’s—but that may be because I am closer to Maria’s age than Sylvie’s and Sylvie is just a little too young and damaged for me (though as always the author always gives her main characters a very satisfactory emotional growth trajectory). Still, I’d probably be more interested in Maria having a love interest than Sylvie, but yeah, my age…

    6. I do like that there’s a bit of romance (otherwise all the zombie killing would just be too much) but the author doesn’t go over the top with it.

    7. Appreciate the diversity in the characters—not all white people!

    8. As for the narration? Interesting. This was one of the first books that didn’t have a full voice cast, but it seemed like it did. I initially found it a little jarring and an unfamiliar format, but as I listened, it was sort of a relief not to have men voicing women and women voicing men. As for Therese Plummer and Luke Daniels, they are two of my favorites (their range of distinctive characters is amazing); however they can perform with a tad too much emotion sometimes, and I’m guessing there are going to be some people who are rather offended at how some of the Hispanic men are voiced. It’s rather over the top.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Basil
    Jerusalem, Palestine
    8/01/17
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    "I wasn't sure about this... however"
    Where does Mordacious rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorite survival post apocalyptic stories.. the whole series is fantastic


    What other book might you compare Mordacious to and why?

    I enjoyed the Mountain Man series, but this one is by far the best in this category and hope the next ones come out soon


    What does Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the help you love the characters and enjoy the writing that much more.. again, I was hesitant after Julie Whelan did such a fantastic job on the previous series, but Luke and Theresa nailed it to the same 5 star standards.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not cry but caught up in all the emotions... it's different than reading it.. more like watching a movie


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it and can't wait for Book 2... the detail, the characters.. the story... awesome.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    7/01/17
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    "terrifyingly funny"

    I really enjoyed this book Sarah Lyons Fleming is becoming one of my favorite authors this book series is a side series to her original Three Books I would suggest reading them first

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ColoradoGirl
    19/12/16
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    "Great Book!"
    If you could sum up Mordacious in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, action-packed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a very interesting book about people, who just happen to be dealing with the end of the world and zombies. And, although the heroine has baggage, or like Maria said "her baggage has baggage," she's not whining all the time and she kicks butt. I like that she's a sarcastic, funny, smartass.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels and Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    Sylvie was my favorite


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I actually want to listen to it again, which is rare for me.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a fun book if you like zombies & end-of-the-world stories, but it's not dark like The Road, which is an excellent book, but you have to be mentally prepared for it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Carina Regan
    22/11/16
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    "Pure Zombie Joy!"

    I love Sarah Lyons Flemings's other books she wrote about the Zombie Apocalypse and I was so thrilled when I found out that she wrote about Eric's and Maria's journey. (You don't have to read the other books before, to understand the story.) Fleming brings the characters alive and there's never a dull moment. Its funny, full of action and very addictive! I can't wait for the next books in this new series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    leicester, United Kingdom
    11/11/16
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    "Amazing! Can't recommend highly enough!!"

    It's been so cool to see what happened to the other side of Cassie's family!
    I was slightly worried that the city wouldn't live up to the excellence of the 'end of the world ' trilogy but I needn't have worried as this book was just as good! The characters are fantastic and I think she should never stop writing these stories! I could listen forever. The narrators are fantastic as well!

    Please hurry with the next one, I'm starting to get withdrawal lol!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    11/10/16
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    "I really love this series of books."

    I've listened to all the books in the serise twice so far. I love the characters, the story lines and the threads of connection between survivors. Listening to what Cassies brothers journey has been like and the people hes met and their survival in the city through another strong yet vulnerable female character. I love it! Great listen... Can't wait for book 2 in the city series... Bring it on! 🤗

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • suzanne
    27/01/17
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    "Wonderful moving and heartwarming"

    The whole series is excellent! Ive loved and hated and laughed and cried. Please keep these coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. A. J. H. Jackson
    London, UK.
    21/12/16
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    "Feminist Zombie novel, shrill narration..."
    Any additional comments?

    ..lots of crying. Gave up after a couple of hours. Sorry men, nothing is sacred.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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