Exhausted. Struggling. Surviving. Resolution is the final chapter in the Alaskan Undead Apocalypse saga.
Finding the Whittier tunnel barred, separating the small city from the rest of Alaska and possibly from the undead infection, a flagging sense of hope is restored. Neil has led the dwindling band of survivors, including young Jules and Danny, through all the perils of this new world of the undead, including the relentless elements of the gathering winter season. Seeking sanctuary, Neil’s group is pursued by both the living and the dead, all yearning for their deaths. The survivors fled Anchorage and its streets teeming with flesh-eating zombies, narrowly escaping with their lives and now face dangers along Alaska’s Seward Highway which stretches southward to Seward, Alaska where it ends at the sea. Their options limited and their time running out, Neil and the others find themselves hoping against hope that Whittier has the answers. They must first find their own way into the city and then trust that the infection has not preceded them.
Resolution is the fourth and final installment in the Alaskan Undead Apocalypse series.
Found the story easy to digest. We meet up with another group of survivors and whats cool about that is that we hear about their story from the start of the apocalypse, so its like a whole new book and story. The new group and our old friends do meet up and start doing what they have to do.
A lot of gore, killing and dying. We get to know the people who die just enough to pity them. The bad guys are portrayed in a shade of grey, manage to get depth in almost all the characters.
The narrator is just so comfortable to listen to, not over acting, just enough to sound interesting.
Good story, ending felt like an ending, but maybe more will be coming anyways? Hope so.
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One of the things I struggle with when reading multiple books by the same author is a presumed assumption that there will be connections between releases. So I went into Resolution with the hopes that I'd be whisked right back into the Alaskan Undead story and unravel in a linear fashion.
I feared it would be a reluctant read once I realized this was a mix between the original characters a fresh set of tales of the outbreak. But after a short time, I was too engrossed in the vignettes to give it much thought. There's something intriguing in the timeline, as it jumps the track of events between initial outbreak of new characters and still gives glimpses into existing ones.
One of the more successful stories for me is the tale of a cabbie whose fare was bitten prior to hailing the cab. It's tense and fast paced and provides a great amount of depth in characterization.
Another fun perspective was that of couple that met on an online dating site.
"She could guarantee an Alaskan adventure that he wouldn't forget."
Understatement of the decade!
It took me a while to realize there was indeed a connected story to be told, and that the seemingly disjointed vignettes in the beginning were to tie into a bigger story. And after about 20%, the pieces fell into place and I got into rhythm with the story.
I enjoyed the read, but in prefer the format of the first two books. What made those such a standout read was the intimate connection Schubert forged between reader and character. The predominant connection between stories is the setting, and while definitely a cool idea to set it in Alaska, I'd have liked to see the author bring it back more to the earlier story line.
--SHANA FESTA, THE BOOKIE MONSTER & AUTHOR OF TIME OF DEATH
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When I got the first book in the series, it was a gamble that I would like it. But I loved it and so bought the next and then the next because it was so good. Now, in the fourth book, this author has still kept me riveted to the story. He refreshes the readers' minds about the first days of the Alaska infection with different point of views from several new characters. He introduces new friends (mostly those who don't know how to survive and can not accept the reality of the infection, providing a striking contrast with the main group) and now has the militia from the third book hunting them down along with a horde of the infected.
I knew when I started this book, that it was most likely going to be the last in this series. But I am still craving more from this author.
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I've listened to all of my fave authors and was waiting for the new novels. I happened to stumble on this series of books and I'm so glad I did, they are incredibly entertaining!! Buy them!! They are amazing!!
Of all of the zombie/apocalypse works I have listened to so far, except for Max Brooks' entry, this book has my favorite ending. While it did succumb to the "if you didn't see a body, then he ain't dead yet" trope, it did avoid another seemingly unavoidable predictable penultimate chapter. I really enjoyed this series and will be starting from book one and going through it again very soon. Bravo!!!
Great way to end but ending was anticlimactic. Performance was good.overall good book series would highly recommend it. Did not disappoint
The book had many twists and turns and offered new characters to be introduced that soon became as much my favorites as the old. The added characters, as well as the plight of the returning, worked well with the many plot turns and narration. A solid five out of five.
mixed feelings when a series is finished. very entertaining, good story and characters. Def recommend. thanks Sean and Daniel for an awesome story and narration. hope to read more of your works in the future!
Where does Resolution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I have all four of these books -reading and listening - Just fantastic!!!
What did you like best about this story?
It is So well written and puts you in the moment - descriptive !!
Have you listened to any of Daniel May’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No - but he is really amazing !
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Cruise ship adventure - and the tunnel.
Any additional comments?
What a ride !!
Good end to a great series, some loved characters lost and new ones found Never became predictable!
What would have made Resolution better?
Less trying to force us to believe everyone is stupid. I mean over the series nobody knows what a zombie is, and originally I was okay with this. However, then he started calling them zombies and made movie references, including in this one where a character mentions the movie 28 days later. So if zombies are in this worlds pop culture how come not one person ever says, "it's a zombie, shoot it in the head." or words to that effect.
Same with bites that people get. They would know, or at least have concerns. Heck even if there was no zombie pop culture in this created world you'd think they may think that some virus is spreading and causing the problem, and be worried when people with bites in their group start getting sick.
I just hate every character in a book being made to look like an idiot that can't see what is right in front of their face. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is not a moose.
Zombie blood. A bite is fatal, but apparently you can hack a zombie to pieces, get blood and guts all over your face and not have a problem. This makes little sense, no matter how you might try to explain it.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
I'd have change all plot points that cause drama by characters being mind-numbingly stupid. An example of which is when Neil doesn't shoot someone in the head that has just died from a zombie attack. Only reason he doesn't is because some idiot that has not seen any of the zombie outbreak and has no idea what will happen doesn't want him too. Sorry, but in the same spot anyone is shooting the guy, not relating and risking more lives just to appease someone that has no clue what is going on.
Also, how often does one person have to lose people before he realises that constantly wondering off with all the strongest members of his party is just setting up people to die? Repeatedly apparently in the case of Neil.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Daniel May?
Sure, he isn't bad. Not the best I've heard but his character voices fairly good, though his female and children's voice are a little grating.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Yes it does. Some of the scenes are good, and I largely like the characters.
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