Survive the infection! Survive the infected.
Book 1: A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried and frightened.
But Zed Zane is oblivious. He needs to borrow rent money from his parents. He gets up Sunday morning, drinks enough tequila to stifle his pride, and heads to his mom's house for a lunch of begging, again.
But something is wrong. There's blood in the foyer. His mother's corpse is on the living room floor. Zed's stepdad Dan is wild with crazy-eyed violence and attacks Zed when he comes into the house. They struggle into the kitchen. Dan's yellow teeth tear at Zed's arm, but he grabs a knife and stabs Dan 37 times, or so the police later say.
With infection burning in his blood, Zed is arrested for murder but the world is falling apart, and he soon finds himself back on the street, fighting for his life among the infected who would kill him and the normal people, who fear him.
Book 2: Slow Burn: Infected picks up the story of Zed, Murphy, and Jerome where Slow Burn: Zero Day ended.
All three have been infected but have not succumbed to the most pernicious symptoms of the virus. Nevertheless, their band of fearful survivors, have ostracized them.
Back on the street, with weapons to defend themselves but little food in their packs, they embark on a search for Murphy's family while following a rumor of safe haven in the form of a doomsday bunker in east Austin.
But the world is more hazardous than they know. They expect violence from the voracious infected, but they have harsh lessons to learn about the uninfected. And humans to support the infrastructure of modern civilization, they find that danger comes in many forms.
Book 3: Zed is saying goodbye to one friend and pressing forward.
©2014 Bobby Adair (P)2014 Bobby Adair
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"Great story, but the narrator has kidney stones"
If someone else narrates. EVERY statement is over stated, female voices are... not, ethnic voices are stereotypically degrading. All in all, great story line, really bad narration.
No thank you
"A Must Read!!!"
It was great to listen to one of my favorite zombie series, added a new element to the reading experience.
The escape from the gymnasium in book 1.
This book made me laugh in some scenes and caused me to really contemplate the human psyche in other areas.
I'm not usually a fan of zombie books, zombie films yes, this series is different than most zombie series. There are zombies, survivors, and in-betweeners, this book really examines the psyche, emotions, actions of all three elements to the point where it's almost realistic.
"Fantastic Story - This Zombie series rocks."
This Zombie series rocks. The hero is a just a regular guy thrown into a crazy situation.
Love the author's sarcastic sense of humor.
"NARRATION CAN MAKE OR BREAK"
Jason Damron is actually enjoyable to listen to IF YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO SLOW IT DOWN BY 50% as I fortunately do on the Kindle fire. If I did not have this option I would have trashed it in the first 10 minutes.
At first I thought it a bad case of over dramatic, until I slowed it down. The story develops nicely with some twists that I have not seen in this genre. And that's saying ALOT considering how many titles of this sort are in my library.
Way too fast.
I will definitely listen to more of this series.
"Awesome electric tension"
OMG......Brilliant!!!!! This has got to be one of the best zombie apocalypse book series I have ever read. Its like I was there, its realistic, and left me wanting more.The action is intense, edge of your seat, the zombies threatening. The story was filled with electric tension that sent chill up my spine.
"Zombie Attach" was tame compared to "Slow Burn"
Jason Damron has a easy to listen to voice. His voice was full of tension and excitement.
I like Zeb the main character. He's is likeable and brave. He's a regular guy just trying to make sense of a world gone crazy. He's not perfect and has a short fuse, but he's loyal to his friends and can be trusted.
This would make a great movie.
"Great books, not sure about the audio book."
I love the books, I love the style and the story and characters really stay with me. As i told Bobby, i am not sure how I found the books, but sure glad I did, I bought for Kindle first and super awesome. This is the first book in a long time that made me thing about the characters while at work. Zed, Mocha Frost and Mandy. I actually can be driving down the road and say "Damn Zed, why did you do that?", or "Zed, its not play time, be careful."
Really there are many moments that made me think. I think seeing / reading Zed grow, granted its not the best time to discover yourself and grow, but he did. I did like that. I love zombies, and survival stories, I do not play Rambo and I do not prepare for these events. The thoughts of the characters, how they react and learn, that is real. Reading / listening to the infected "learn" was a super great take. Bobby did great!
I have not listened to any of Jason Damron's other works. I do like his voice, bit Zed seemed like a younger voice. Jason really does have a great strong voice. Plain fact. But for Slow Burn I thought his voice was, well actually too strong. In the sections where the characters are conversing, and there is a lot of "he said" type pf lines, I feel the reading was a little fast. However, I wish Jason could leave my voice mail message.
There were some times were I did laugh. But again, Zed really grew in the book / situation.
In the end of the day, these are great reads, and I look forward to reading / listening again and again.
"So bad that it's comical!"
I read the reviews. I went into this knowing that the majority didn't like the narrator. I've been in this situation before and have always been able to overlook a poor narrator. But this is in a league of it's own. I actually laughed out loud in the beginning, because it's sooooo bad that it's comical. It must be a joke, right? The only reason to say every word like your constipated is for comic relief, right?
But ya know, something came of it.......I was able to finish the entire book. Even with the worse narration that I've ever heard, I finished the book. The writing was quite amateurish at times and there were just stupid inconsistencies, but I finished! At the end, I really wanted to know what happened next. I think as the story went on, the writing got better. Just keep Murphy from laughing, Zed saying "whatever" like a teenage girl, and please don't even attempt to do female voices, and it's tolerable. Your brain starts getting use to every word being said in hyperdrive.
As I looked into book 4, I see that the narrator is the same. *smh* And the book is only 5 hours. I don't care how much I want to know how the next book goes, I'm not willing to waste a credit on it. Even if purchasing the whispersync audio to go with a kindle, it's not worth the $5. If the narrator was Sean Runnette, the narrator of the later books, then I'd probably buy book 4, because Sean can make the dullest book amazing!
"Hi Zed hi murphy Zed how are? I'm fine murphy grrr"
BOBBY NO ONE .....NO ONE in conversations call each other by name in every sentence. NO ONE.. In one 2 minute conversation Murphy & Zed called each other by name 10 times. Zed you look bad. I feel bad Jerome. I could be worse Zed. How do you know Jerome? I'm with the CDC Zed. grrrr. I CANNOT listen to this. It's EVERY conversation. EVERY single one. It's so annoying. I can't enjoy the book because of it. It's just not realistic. THANK GOD TW was his co author in the Last Survivors. grrrrr Bobby go to a creative writing class I learned in Highschool how to depict a conversation and I couldn't write a board book for kids!........turning this annoying mess off
"Interesting take on the Z-poc genre"
I really like the characters that Bobby Adair has created and the fact that it's taking place in Austin is really cool.
I like that the story line doesn't get bogged down in side stories. There are the set of main characters, they come in contact with others, but you only have to learn enough about them to make the story run smoothly. I don't need back story on characters that aren't going to stick around - for whatever reason
Jason Damron did get better through out the 3 books. He seemed to constantly be out of breath. I understand that Zed is high strung and impulsive, but for god's sake not every sentence needs to sound like he's in a rush to get to the last word.
Well, this was a set of 3 books, so no I wouldn't want to listen to all three in one setting, but I did listen to almost all of each book in one sitting.
The author has done well in creating his universe, I really like where the story is going and I'm looking forward to listening to more
"good standard zombie book"
there aren't any well flushed out female characters until book 3, other than that the world is interesting and the two main characters are very believable. the book is less dystopian than i hoped but still good... the slow burn consept is interesting and well explored
"Slow burn brilliant"
This is a great book take your time to listen and go through the story is great loads of ups and downs z does go off on one but just ride it through at the end I couldn't wait to see what was next with the horde of whites coming and who was behind the gate
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