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Shattered World

Broken World, Book 2
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Series: Broken World, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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Stranded in the middle of the Mojave Desert, surrounded by zombies, Vivian and Axl are sure they're facing the end. They meet a billionaire who's promised them safety and security, but it's almost too good to be true. Vivian hopes she'll finally be able to deal with the loss of Emily, her growing feelings for Axl, and the terrifying new world they're facing. But their sense of security is soon shattered when they discover the shelter isn't the utopia they thought it would be.

It seems the company that built the shelter decided to solve their financial problems by selling off provisions, which means the group has to find a way to get supplies. Or face starvation. And Vegas is the closest city.... With her feelings for Axl stronger than ever, Vivian volunteers to accompany him and a few others on a trip into one of the biggest tourist cities in the world.

Vegas is overrun with zombies, but there are other survivors as well. As the emotional baggage piles up, Vivian and Axl's bond grows, but it doesn't take long to realize that zombies aren't the only thing they have to fear.

©2014 Kate L. Mary (P)2015 Tantor

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"I like how Ms Mary was able to balance action, suspense, and horror." ( Mama Knows Books)

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  • Rebecca
  • 16-07-2019

Love this series!!!

I love this series and can't wait for the next one!!! It is one of those series that you download the next book even before you have finished with the one you are listening to!!!

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  • Carole Wooten
  • 23-06-2019

Great from beginning to end!

This was great! After loving the first book in this series, Broken World, I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Once I started listening to this book, I didn't want to stop. This is one of those series that is just completely addicting. I feel like I become more investing in the welfare of the characters with each passing hour. I really had a great time with this book from beginning to end.

This book picks up right where the first book left off. This is a series that does need to be read in order since each book builds on the previous installments. It is a great series so you really want to be with the characters from the start anyway. This review will have spoilers from the previous book due to the ongoing nature of the story.

Vivian, Axl, and the rest of the group are in a dire situation as the story begins. They have brought the billionaire to his shelter in the desert but he is now refusing to let them in where it is safe. They are outside the compound, surrounded by zombies and preparing to fight for their lives when a well-known actress comes to their aid, allowing them in the shelter. It seems too good to be true. The nearly empty shelter is full of amenities and should be able to sustain the group for a long time. Of course, it does prove to have some pretty big problems.

My favorite part of the book was the developing relationships between the characters. Vivian and Axl are both great characters and I love how they are with each other. They really seem to be better in each other's company. Axl wants to protect Vivian but she is tough and can hold her own in most cases. They really make a great team and I love how much chemistry they have with each other. Hadley was a great addition to the cast. She is a down to earth Hollywood star who is more than willing to do her part and seems to fit in with the others surprising well.

This book had all of the excitement that I hoped for. It took a while for zombies to come into play in the first book in this series but this book starts out with some real zombie action and there is plenty to go around during the course of the story. I was really worried about how things would work out for the characters several times during the story. I thought the there were also a lot of more heartfelt moments in this installment. It really was a very well balanced book.

Hillary Huber did a fantastic job with this book. I think that she does a great job of bringing Vivian to life. She handles the fairly large cast of characters very well and the dialogue in the book flows very nicely. I thought she had a very pleasant reading voice and I had no problems listening to this book for hours at a time.

I would recommend this book to others. It is a very well done post-apocalyptic story with the perfect blend of action, great characters, and just enough romance. I cannot wait to read more of this amazing series!

I received a review copy of this audiobook from the author.

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  • Lynn
  • 26-05-2015

Extremely predictable

I'm not sure what to say. Everything was predictable. I'm not sure I understand the logic of heading into the middle of Las Vegas when there are plenty of communities on the outskirts to get supplies from. It seemed like it was added it to create more suspense, but all it did was create frustration. I don't even think I will get the third book.

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  • John
  • 14-05-2015

Meh

This series really went down hill in this book. Always people tripping over things trying to crawl backwards on and on. Losing their weapons or wepons out of reach or just plain forgetting to have their wepons on them. The love story is unbelievable.

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  • Chad
  • 09-05-2015

I love you but no sex

Ok we had sex now I don't know if I love him this went on and on and on besides that good story

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  • M. Childers
  • 04-11-2019

Better than book one

This zombie series is keeping my attention. I liked this 2nd book even better than the 1st. Vivian is still annoying but not as much, Although her internal dialog does get repetitive at times. The story arc for this book was fast paced and kept me listening. I like the small differences in these zombies who get faster as they grow older and deteriorated. I'm definitely gonna continue with this series.
The narrator Hillary Huber does a terrific job.

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  • Greg Fultz of GEFNET
  • 13-10-2019

This is a Great Series!

(Carbon Copy of my review in the first book in the series)

Broken world and the rest of the books in the series (which I finished as well) is a great series I enjoyed the characters and the storyline and it never got boring. it was both realistic and feasible in terms of what an end of world zombie invasion might be like. I'll tell you what IF and when it does happen I'll refer back to what Axel and Vivian did to survive! I ain't joking lol

Props to the author for a well done enjoyable series!

Updated Review For Book 2:

Book 2 continues to amaze and continues the story where it left off from book one it just gets better from here. my original review that I posted on book one and copied above still applies.

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  • KV
  • 24-03-2019

Garbage in, garbage out.

If you're looking for a road trip romance between a stripper and a redneck named Axl, you can't go wrong with this 'book'. Every chapter will find an inappropriate opportunity to update the reader on how wet, hot and ready they constantly are in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

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  • rachel pohler
  • 10-04-2018

cliffhanger!!!

I really am loving this series! I'm not usually one for apocalyptic stories. But this one has me hooked. the ending.....uuuuuughhhh. now I HAVE to get the next book.

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  • Yesenia
  • 22-08-2017

On the fence

I'm on the fence about this book. I think mostly if they had cut out 80% of the sex then the good zombie parts would be left. I mean who listens to zombie fiction for the sex? It's the zombie apocalypse for pete's sake lol But I enjoyed the first one and the in between sex storyline was good enough for me to continue the series... I probably would have just skipped to the third book if I'd known better.