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When the dead rise, he'll either find his family or end up a ravenous corpse....

Fifteen-year-old James would much rather hang with friends than go hunting with his survivalist dad. But the boring weekend trip turns into a living horror when they're attacked by an undead horde. Terrified and confused, James has no choice but to escape with his trusty dog through a forest stained with blood....

Teaming up with his best friend, James frantically fights his way back to his missing family. But on a trail of clues littered with corpses, reaching his loved ones means venturing deeper into the deadly unknown....

Can James reunite with his family before he's consumed by a relentless pack of zombies?

Fallout is the first book in a gritty post-apocalyptic series. If you like spine-crawling suspense, ruthless zombies, and rugged survival stories, then you'll love Derek Shupert's dark coming-of-age tale.

Get Fallout to unlock an infectious thriller today!

©2019 Derek Shupert (P)2019 Derek Shupert

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Fantastic story

The story was fantastic and kept me riveted all the way through. The narration was great, and the narrator has a lot of talent. I look forward to more from both of them.

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  • Schubert Family
  • 20-10-2020

What a way to Start

This is a great story, As a father of two teenage boys I hope I have taught them enough to survive on their own if need be. The Story was great and easy to listen to and Defiantly worth continuing.

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  • Alma Sanchez75
  • 23-05-2020

Loved listening to this book so much!

Wow, this was a new to me author, and man this story really pulled me in from the beginning and now I can't wait to read the second book, so that I can find out if James and his dog Duke make it to portland to be with his mother and sister.

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  • Barbara Gilbert
  • 10-04-2020

Great Story

I enjoyed this audiobook. The author does an excellent job telling a zombie story from the viewpoint of James the main character. James finds himself in a whole new situation and has to learn quickly if he wants to survive. He has his canine companion Duke to keep him company and out of danger. B.C Archer does a great job bringing the characters to life in this story. Sometimes I found it to be a little flat, but that could be how he planned separating out the internal dialog from the conversations between characters. Overall this is a great story and I am excited to listen to the next one.

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  • Marie
  • 27-02-2020

worth a credit

I have got all 3 books. just finish this one. really good YA books / Adult Books. no cussing maybe a few words here and there and no sex scenes gory but not too much.

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  • Pam
  • 05-02-2020

Enjoyed This! Excellent Story!

This is an excellent zombie survival book to listen too! I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I would also like to mention that it is a great read for young adults. I would give it a PG rating as far as language, violence, ect. I enjoyed the characters in the story they were engaging and interesting and kept my attention. I really loved Duke, the dog!

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  • mathguyzero
  • 31-01-2021

Well done zombie story

Good "YOW! ZOMBIES! TIME TO GET THE HECK OUT OF HERE" story from the perspective of a 15 year old. Narrator was believable. Could of used a few more hordes of the undead, but there was still a lot of creepy suspense.

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  • Bean
  • 18-11-2020

Great "read."

I was sceptical about it at first, being an outdoorsman and vet, but I am impressed. I will be buying more of this series.

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  • Lisa Helmick
  • 12-08-2020

Drew me into the story

This is a nicely told story. I loved that Duke is main character. I really was drawn Into James’ story. His take on his and Dukes survival no matter Is commendable. It is great meeting all the characters and hearing their stories. I look forward to more is James and Duke’s journey.
I listened to this on audio. B.C. Archer did a nice job with the characterizations. This is my first time listening to him.

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  • Jennifer Hawkins
  • 26-11-2019

Love it!

This was a refreshingly different approach to zombie storytelling. I like the coming of age angle and my heart broke for the boy in this story at times. I will definitely listen the other books in this series.

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  • Andrea Bennett
  • 19-11-2019

Great Apocalyptic Story

This was a great apocalyptic story. I really loved Duke the dog. This left me wanting more and I can't wait to listen to the next book.

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  • Sara B
  • 08-11-2019

A coming of age story in the zombie apocalypse

I really enjoyed the Dead State: Fallout. I finished listing to books 1 and 2 in one day. Immediately, I connected with James and his protective dog, Duke. The first hour nothing exciting happens. Still, the entire time my heart was in my throat wondering if a zombie lurked around the corner.

James, along with Duke embark on the journey towards home; the road travelled is festered by the violent infected that would stop at nothing to get to them. Unfortunately, for James, the zombies aren't shamblers, they run and ambush. Despite his age, James is a survivor. Along the way, he is faced with challenges, having to make difficult choices, and the cost bears down on him.

Overall, I like how Derek Shupert established the basis for the plot and didn't veer off track. The character development is superb; I empathized with James, his protective dog, and other supporting characters. Considering the story is told from a fifteen years old boy's point of view, B. C. Archer did an exceptional job with narrating this book. Overall, Dead State: Fallout is a great addition to the genre, and I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • T Loader
  • 27-04-2021

Teenagers fight for survival

The story follows James and his fight for survival when the zombie apocalypse hits and he struggles to reach his family. I initially struggled with the narration but this improved as the story progressed. I'm really pleased I stuck with it and have just downloaded book 2!

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  • Lee Anthony
  • 30-12-2020

Narrator wastes a great story.

Great story but the Narrator is very stiff too proper with no personality what so ever. Such a shame.

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  • Arran
  • 10-09-2020

Ok

Sorry I The narrator give no personality to the any of the characters and who if they found a back pack covered in blood at the start of a hike would just carry on walking and not phone the police!

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  • Paul Collins
  • 09-09-2020

gripping zombie story

gripping and emotional with a youthful humour add in. a must listen. can't wait for the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-2020

Nice easy listen

Good storyline and endearing main character and his dog, looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. Just didn’t love the narration but it’s ok.

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  • Jack v d Berg
  • 22-06-2020

Dead state-

Enjoyed the story, engaging and interesting.
Characters are well written and colourful. Duke is a firm favourite.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-06-2020

A Path to Survival or A Path to Manhood

For an intro or a start to a series this Book really does wonders. 1st off though i recieved this as a free copy/gift for my honest opinion during this covid 19.
Overall- I find my self really enjoying this. A sudden new development of a virus occurs. The main character is just tryna wake up and start a journey with some son-father time. And little do you know or even I know. The Apocalyse has merely just started.
Personally i love the flow and ease of transition from situation to situation but not only the high points but even the most evident low points as the young Mc struggles and fights his own feelings of low self esteem.

Performance wise: I believe the Narrator did what he came to do and kept me glue or rather needing more. Though not as exhillerating as im making it out to seem. You are most definitely immersed within the story.

Story wise. i give it a solid 10/10. I get my bang for my buck wanting more and more and mein do you really struggle with the loss and yet hope involved from start to finish. This is definitely a man vs himself moment where he has to become stronger to survive. I love the addition of his pet though as he also plays an integral role of keeping his owner alive and sane enough to continue forward.

Definite must read/listen.

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  • Deedra
  • 26-05-2020

Dead State Fallout

This was a very good book.It was slow going and geared toward a YA crowd. Told from a teens perspective,a camping trip with his dad takes a mad turn in a horror filled new world. B.C. Archer was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Vanda Luty
  • 10-03-2020

Great start, I can't wait for the next book!

A great start, I can't wait for the next instalment!
I initially want sure about the narration but the narration steadily improves as the story progresses.

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