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When a group of well-funded people decided years before to prepare for the end of civilization by building impenetrable shelters, they unknowingly left a legacy for a small band of survivors. Hordes of infected dead have swarmed across the world and destroyed civilization. Most of the world's population is dead, yet some people are determined to cling to life and are given a second chance when they learn the secrets of those shelters.

A small group of people brought together by chance have survived in a shelter on an island near the coast of South Carolina, but although they are safe, they cannot bring themselves to sit by and wait for all of civilization to die. They are forced to make the hard choices that include leaving the shelter when it is for the good of others.

Out of necessity, they make the decision to bring a father and his daughter, Tom and Molly, into their shelter. Not content to simply rescue the pair, they believe it is possible to reunite them with their family in Alabama. Driven by a feeling of moral responsibility to do more than just exist, they set out on a risky quest to accomplish the impossible by traveling through a devastated world.

©2016 Bob Howard (P)2020 Tantor

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  • 27-01-2021


I love this series. I am getting ready to listen to the next installment now.

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  • 04-12-2020

Not much of a zombie novel

The book had very little zombie encounters and an unrealistic few on interactions with strangers.
Everything about this story, is to convenient, with no struggles or friction between the caractor or the survival thereafter.

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  • bebe
  • 20-09-2020

Great series - give it a try

But start with book one in order to get a good solid background on the characters. I have started binge listening to this series. I listened to the first two almost non stop because I am so interested and enthralled with the story and the characters. The only criticism I have, and it is not exactly a criticism of the author, is that the characters sometimes make the stupidest decisions imaginable. They know Uncle Titus's number one rule: Do Not leave the Shelter!!!. But they continue to violate the rule, to their peril. Sometimes they undertake the most dangerous missions without giving a thought to the consequences. Again, this is not a criticism of the author, it is a criticism of the characters judgement calls.

Some new characters are introduced in this second book and they are very good additions. I am also finding out that there are a group of survivalist like Uncle Titus, and other shelters have been built in the country. I am totally fascinated with the decisions that go into the building and stocking of shelters. I often lie in bed and dream of what I would do if I were creating a safe place from end of the world events, including zombies. It is a fun activity.

The author tells an engaging and entertaining story. I am now going forward with book three and just can't wait. I would like to mention that the narrator is excellent and adds to my enjoyment of this series.

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