A Message from The Author
Writing The Undead is a humbling experience. I am eternally grateful to the readers and listeners for the incredible support you always show.
Dan Morgan superbly narrated Parts 1 to 10, but unfortunately he was not able to continue. To my delight, the wonderfully talented Joe Jameson has now taken the series on. His range and skills are superb.
I am aware of the feedback about the voice of one of my characters, Dave. If this change has upset your listening experience then I can only apologise, but both Joe and I, and everyone at Audible, have listened to the points you made and take them very seriously. It is a wonderful thing to have such responsive fans, so willing to listen and work to make it better, plus the interactive nature of the series means you the listener can speak out and say what you like and don't like, otherwise how would we know?
We've got some cracking days ahead of us. Some real stonking rip-roaring storylines to come and both Joe and I can only hope you'll stay with us on this journey.
Howie and Marcy fight their way back into the fort to rescue Lani, only to find her on a killing spree. Her body made weak by the incessant and relentless purge of the Undead, and believing Howie has betrayed her with Marcy, she now seeks to destroy him and all he loves.
With tensions running high, Maddox and his crews watch on while Howie tries to reason with the woman he thought he loved. She leads him to the armoury, where they are together and alone. She holds a grenade in her hand, ready to detonate.
©2016 R. R. Haywood (P)2016 Audible, Ltd.
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"eh, just ok"
the story is getting old. lots of the same type of action as previous books. wonder if it will ever end? or does the author like milking his fans for more money to buy more books? And the little kid with gregory is absolutely ridiculous. he's so damn annoying and needs to be omitted from this story, he sucks.
"Getting used to the new narator."
I'm upping Joe Jameson up to 4 stars.
if you liked the previous books you'll probably like this one.
Every word and sentence packed with emotion, movement. Can't wait for next part. Not want story to end.
"A bit darker than usual"
Lots of twists and a bit more dark than I am use to. Narration was superb with the exception of Dave's voice. I almost stopped listening at the end as it was getting a bit too depressing. It recovered a little at the end. I am going to listen to one more novel before giving up on the series. Life is depressing enough as it is. Zombie novels are not suppose to be that depressing.
"Narrator is getting better"
I'm don't know whether I'm anxious to get this series done because it's kind of dragging out or anxious because I'll loose my friends. The detail is great on some levels and I need to fast forward on others. Don't want to give out spoilers, but this book (day) was tough. Didn't like where it went or ended, at all. I'm intrigued by the aspect of finding out more about the origins of the virus. Except, for the annoying little boy, Joe does pretty well on the new characters. I am enjoying the English pronunciation of words like vitamins. The voice of Dave still bothers me.
"It still good"
Still prefer Dan Morgan to narrate but Joe Jameson does a better job this go round. I am sad there's only one book left at this point. I hope they have another one written soon!
"where is Dan and WTH haywood...."
I HATED the narrator change at first but it did get better toward the end... still not nice to switch half way through..
As for the story, it's just getting crazy. I know it has to to keep going but the deaths in this one is just plain hurtful:(
"Getting use to Joe"
Not a huge fan of the storyline, but I'm staring to get over the change in narrators.
for the most part he did an awesome job ..but please and I'm begging sound like the Dave from the earlier audio books the way Dave sounds now isn't him. I like the way Joe made Paula's
cartiter sound more adult and maternal..and blinky liked her rendition and Charlie..
I would listen to them all again, so yes. The whole shift in Lanis personality was very well written and narrated.
Again any scene with Meredith and Howie, but especially the bit where she and Howie face Lani
When Howie finally drops at the munitions centre. The loyalty of the team. I can understand how they just want to protect him from harm. As always the interaction between Blowers and Cookie
I really enjoyed upto book 14 but to be honest I struggled with this one and book 15.
looking like the start of a downward spiral if last 2 books are anything to go buy coming from a avid fan bit disappointed.
the story just seams to be going all over the place howie loosing it in day 15 then ohh he can see in future and speak to momo in dream form and what is with the kid (freak) with gregori and why would a killer all of A sudden put up with a kid.
day 15 "he is coming" day 16 not mentioned at all.
ohh and clarance is OK killing kids now when he was adamant that he was a soldier in a past book and wouldn't ever do it the story is getting repetitive n off.
I took me a while to get used to the new narrator but omg Mr Jameson you are fantastic and Mr Haywood what can I say, you sir are my hero
Very fast paced, as usual for Mr Haywoods books. Best Zombie series to read. Highly addictive, recommend starting with the first book.
This is one series that needs listening to.
"Love this series!"
I really enjoy thus series , please don't let it end ;P
took a bit of getting used to, but I really like the new narrator too.
"This is a must series"
The turns and spikes of this book is amazing. Never expected and has dragged me in so much, I hate when I feel it's going wrong for the characters.
New narrator seems to be getting a bit more comfortable in the role, still not 100% with Dave but reading through blogs by RR Haywood this should change soon for the better.
As noted below, the story seems a bit confusing and the final fort scene is a bit weird.
Characters seem to be going a bit weird as well but I'm hoping for an end game with this, story is getting notably darker which is awesome. Characters are probably reflecting on this, just a bit too quick too soon perhaps.
onto the next!
"Still missing Dan"
I decided to give this next book with out Dan a go. Mainly because others had said that by the end of this book they were more comfortable with the new narrator. To some extent that may be true, however I'd did not particularly enjoy the story. It's not often I fast forward through parts of books I've not read before - but I did this one. Sometimes it's the dialogue- would someone writing a diary REALLY write as if they were relating something to a listener? I don't think so. Sometimes it the complete change of characters behaviours and, the last section in the fort wtf????
However I will try the last book in this first lot of Joe's, I hope the females don't still sound like effeminate men and Dave starts to sound more like the focused but clever man he is. Perhaps Joe could listen to one of the book narrated by Dan Morgan? All in all worse than part 11 but I've committed to hearing the next one - which will be the decider for me.
"Great series of zombie novels"
I've loved this series right from book
One. Great narration easy to dip in and out of over all
A great listen.. I laughed out loud quite a few times
"Paedophilia, Rape, Homophobia"
All of it disappointed me and I shall not be buying anymore.
This was supposed to be a story about Zombies and not Child Molesting.
The author has a very very sick mind and should be banned from writing filth.
He is nothing like the original narrator and is actually quite lame in his presentation of this book.
This book would make good toilet paper I guess but nothing more.
I wish Audible would vet the rubbish it sells first of all as this author should not be allowed to sell his rubbish through them.
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