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Dads vs. Zombies

Dads vs. Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Phil Thron
Series: Dads vs. Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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John, Chris, and Erik are neighbors in the quaint subdivision of the Creeks of Sage Valley, Phase II. The three men happily live the typical suburban family life. Their only real problems have been with each other and the draconian rules of the HOA. But, all that changes when the dead rise from their graves and walk the Earth. 

Now, they must reluctantly join together to survive the spreading apocalypse and find their families. Personal fears, long buried secrets, and their own personalities threaten to tear the group apart as they make their way across the zombie-ridden landscape in Dads vs. Zombies.

©2019 Benjamin Wallace (P)2019 Benjamin Wallace

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  • Starkles
  • 25-09-2019

Always good for a laugh

Thoroughly enjoyed my time listening to this. Made me smile and laugh all the way to the end. Story is not something sensational, but it is fairly original in how tongue in cheek all of the humor is. In short (and in order to keep this review short and to the point), the story is as goofy and silly as Zombieland. It is also relatively clean (apart from an occasional shit), and could possibly make a good read for older kids. If you want something hardcore and serious, look elsewhere. If you want something crude, rude, sensual, and gory, don't touch this with a 39 and half foot pole. If you want to relax and build some smile creases, then this is a good listen for you. Benjamin Wallace has yet to disappointment me.

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  • nony mUS
  • 30-09-2019

another win!

I found this because I love Phil Thron... I am absolutely going to read/listen to more Benjamin Wallace because the story telling is hilarious!

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  • Gilbert M. Stack
  • 30-09-2019

Absolutely Hillarious!

I really like the zombie apocalypse subgenre. I read the spectrum of them from the very serious to the spoofs and from the science-based virus-style infection to the supernatural cause. So it is with some authority that I state that this was one of the best zombie apocalypse novels I have ever read. It has a solid plot that would fit in nicely with any book in the genre (three men trying to reunite with their families as the world falls apart around them) but it’s the extraordinary level of humor that lifts this book to the top of the ladder. The novel opens with our three dads (John, Chris and Erik) at the bowling alley where they have been forced to join a league by the much-hated president of their Home Owners Association. The three men don’t appear to like each other very much and it’s fairly clear that at least one of them (John) probably isn’t liked by much of anyone. The laughs start early in the chapter and continue to the end of the book. The banter between these three men is superb as Wallace draws out each man’s very distinctive character. Forced to walk home because they’ve been drinking, the zombie apocalypse comes to unlife around them and they don’t notice. By morning, the world has gone to hell and our three dads are trying to figure out how to find their families and reconnect with them. Then the mistakes begin. In many of these novels the heroes are super smart and physically capable. They kill zombies better than Rambo. That does not describe our dads. John, especially, has an almost superhuman ability to do something stupid. And these blunders both add to the tension and create extraordinarily funny situations. Laugh out loud funny. Grab your sides funny. Rip yourself a new hernia funny. Get your eighteen-year-old son to start listening to the book with you funny. It’s that good. It also took me in directions I didn’t expect several times. Part of this is because John continually does such comically stupid things. But many are also just good plot twists. I was sorry when the book came to an end because I just wasn’t done listening to it yet. Fortunately, I see on Audible that Dads vs. the World is coming so the humor will continue. I received this book free from Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review.

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  • wendy
  • 06-01-2020

much more than I expected

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this book. With the title and the cover work I did not expect it to be this good. I found it to be very entertaining and the author's sense of humor was fun.

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  • Melisa
  • 05-10-2019

The only zombie story I've ever enjoyed.

It's really more about the interaction of the main characters than the zombies. You probably know people just like these guys, which only makes it more amusing. And who doesn't feel this way about their HOA? There is really no gore here, just some neighbors who don't get along trying, in the most bumbling and way possible, to survive the apocalypse together because together is better than alone.

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  • CJ
  • 26-02-2020

Loved it!

These guys had me rolling most of the time. Then one part had me in tears! I am glad I got this one!

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  • Denver Williams
  • 25-01-2020

this is THE Perfect zombie novel

looking for something that gives you a chance to really invest in the main characters and defeat the zombies, plus a very generous dose of humor? this is it folks, hands down the best story I have ever experienced for the zombie apocalypse. every moment is worth it. I only wish it could go on for ever. it is PERFECT!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-2019

So much fun!

Don't let the cover fool you. This was a great book with so much humor and well written interaction between characters. I laughed again and again, and thoroughly enjoyed this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-11-2019

fun fun fun

enjoyed this one. lots of fun and laughs. Phil is great as always. I recommend.

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  • Tracey
  • 07-11-2019

Awesome

Fun from beginning to end. loved the characters, loved the story and it was read by one of my favorite narrators. Benjamin Wallace does it again

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  • Sarah
  • 21-10-2020

The best thing to happen to audible

I couldn’t stop listening to this , I’m not going to lie ....I’m listening again ! Bravo 👏 awesome writing All brought perfectly together with great narration 👌🏻 I absolutely highly recommend this book I want more 🙏🏻🥰 👨👨👨vs 🧟‍♂️🧟‍♂️🧟‍♂️ 🧟‍♂️

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  • Jon
  • 04-10-2020

brilliant

absolute cracker, bring on more Dad's Vs stories. Benjamin Wallace and Phil Thron are a fantastic team.

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  • Tom
  • 08-09-2020

Brilliant

Superb, loved it. Funny in the right places. Very well written and narrator is brilliant, so enjoyable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-08-2020

Brilliant

Loved it, tthe narrator made it and easy listen and nailed the comedy! Light hearted apocalypse adventure

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  • Abby
  • 05-08-2020

Really good fun!

I’ve enjoyed Phil Thron’s narration on other authors’ work so that tempted me to try this and I am so glad I did. I don’t think I have ever chuckled so much listening to a book! It’s a great main trio of characters, and they way they interact is very entertaining and grounded - not everyone gets along after all, even in an apocalypse! The plot moves along at a good pace and even if you can see some of it coming it’s so well written that it doesn’t make it less entertaining. I did find it hard to distinguish between the character voices occasionally but better that than trying to make them too different and ending up hammy. I highly recommend this as a very entertaining few hours - it seemed to be pretty much just the right length - and ill definitely be getting more books by both the author and narrator.

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  • lance
  • 09-07-2020

Brilliant as ever

Benjamin wallace is a great writer equally on par with the greats like Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams

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  • James
  • 19-06-2020

Deeper than it pretends and funnier than it is.

Just a great romp with Zombies as its anchor and people as its meat. Even annoying people can fight to survive the end of the world.

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  • English Atheist
  • 13-06-2020

Story amusing, Phil Thron brilliant as usual

a decent enough story, brilliantly read by Phil Thron as usual, quite amusing. One of the better zombie novels

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-2020

Superb fun.

funny, silly, likeable character (I'm looking at you John). It has the lot....Oh yeah, and zombies.

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  • Matthew Hooper
  • 13-12-2019

These people's brains are located in their rectums

I couldn't make it past a quarter of this book, the characters obviously have a death wish, there is nothing relatable about them, they will argue about sports or the merits of inveto fertilisation while zombies are banging on the doors, they have no desire to save their lives or family's or friends, never have I wanted the zombies to win more than this abomination of a book. In short they have no sence of self preservation and don't act as an actual person would act in this situation. The only merit for this book is the narrator who gives an adequate performance Don't waste your time on this one, I wish I hadn't.