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From best-selling author Peter Meredith 

The Apocalypse Crusade - The First Three Days 

The world is suddenly thrown into chaos as a research project is sabotaged and the dead come alive to feast on the living - it seems like an old story, doesn’t it? Or perhaps you’ve heard this one: cities worldwide are overrun by a plague of man-eating monsters that seem to come out of nowhere while small bands of heroes fight for their lives! 

Yes, we’ve all listened to that book. 

The Apocalypse Crusade is not that book. You are not suddenly thrust into a world gone mad. Instead, you get front-row seats to how the sh-t went down. In real time you are witness to the agony and the horror…and the terrible stupidity that made it all possible. 

This book puts you in the thick of the action. You are the stockbroker who throws a brick through a convenience store window and surges in with the crowd to loot what he can before it’s too late and the food runs out. And you are the 30-year-old housewife who picks up that same brick an hour later and uses it to crack open the skull of a stranger because she has two children to feed. His arms are full and hers are empty - survival is just that simple sometimes. 

You are the ill-prepared family man who foolishly believes the authorities when they say the situation is contained. The line at the gas station is three miles long, wrapping around block after block and so, in a state of denial you go home and play a game of monopoly with the wife and kids as the horde of undead grows and grows all around you. 

And you are the soldier on the line, sweating beneath your helmet and vest. At 10 that morning you were a cocky thing. You were going to kick ass - but that was then. Now, 12 hours later, you’ve retreated four times and you are counting your bullets and eyeing the gas mask sitting on the log next to you. 

You hate the thing. You can’t see worth a damn when it’s on and you sure as hell can’t shoot straight. But to leave it off could mean becoming infected. On the other hand, you know that if you miss just one time you could be eaten alive, screaming and screaming. It happened to Davis and his cries still ring in your ears. 

The mask stays on the log and the headache you’ve had for the last hour really starts to thump and your mouth tastes like ass and your vision is blurry....

©2019 Peter Meredith (P)2020 Peter Meredith

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The end is nigh

Wow what a wild ride, this story covers the "inevitable" zombie apocalypse we all know is coming, but not from your usual post outbreak world ala those walking dead guys, this story takes place while the outbreak is starting and rises to a crescendo that leaves you in no doubt that the end is upon us. Taking place over just a few days with the initial infected running amok it explores the very realistic outcome of a true zombie plague.

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Great ending.

I like how the author finished this series off. There was never a time when I knew how it would end. Also the start was amazing once you get past the backstory of each character.

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  • Nicole J.
  • 17-03-2020

Context, Context, Context.

let me start off by saying that context is everything when leaving a review, or talking about anything in general.

if I were to have gone solely off of reviews on this book before buying it, i wouldn't have bought it, which is a shame because these are great books. in a few past reviews, it was said to "not buy this book of you like profanity or the "n" word." which isnt wholly true. sure, there is profanity, but who wouldnt use profanity in dire situations? also, yes, the "n" word is mentioned several times in this book. but what others failed to mention in their reviews was that the useage of that word came from a literal neo-nazi(not the Lefts/snowflake version of a nazi, but a REAL Nazi.) that is a very important thing to note. because without it, it makes the author seem like he himself is a racist, which he is not(you will know what I mean when you read these.)

i urge you to buy these books, they are very great, there are very few books in this genre that get into the science of how the apocs happen, so this seems fresh to me.

i hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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  • Kathy C
  • 24-03-2020

Zombie Awesomeness

This got more riveting as the "days",chapters, went on. Fell in love with some characters and quickly hated others. Made this a more realistic look at the Apocalypse, and nearly the same as the new time. Keep it up and read on!

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  • chris H.
  • 30-05-2020

INCREDIBLE!

This book is one of the best Zombie apocalypse stories EVER written. Although I've read quite a few, this one and maybe one or two others have gone in such great detail about the start and origins of the virus. with a cast of memorable characters this book delves not only into the actual origins of how this virus starts, but the actual thought process of the characters who are infected from the first signs until total virus control. This story keeps you on the very edge of your seat, and guessing at every turn. THIS BOOK SERIES MUST BE TRANSFORMED INTO A MOVIE SERIES !!!

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  • Tryfe Haynes
  • 27-01-2020

Love it

This one stands out to be a really good zombie series. Characters are fleshed out well and its has a bit of humor in it too. Pluss they mention my favorite state conneticut a few times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-03-2020

Great

One oof the best zombie books I’ve ever heard. Had me on edge and even felt the pain of losing love ones. The soldier stories were heartbreaking. Highly recommend. Only I m sorry but hate that dr lee. Other than that amazing story.

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  • Pam
  • 14-02-2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this box set!

Fantastic zombie series, definitely worth a credit! Looking forward to book four! I love when I finally find a good zombie series like this!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-06-2020

A good slow burn

I love books that start out gradually and tell the story of an outbreak from the start and how it spreads. So refreshing that it's not a book where someone just looks outside and its, "ahhhhh zombies!" and little to no explanation is give to the phenomenon. The author does a good job developing each character and you really feel like you know them as a person.

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  • J.A.
  • 06-02-2021

What were you thinking?

The saddest part about this? The writing of the story is actually pretty good. What completely overshadows that, however, is the underlying racism in the author's storytelling. Who on earth uses that word in their storytelling anymore? This is 2020. Not 1867. Grow up. And then introducing another character as "The Mexican", even though you introduce plenty of other characters by their name not their race.......what is wrong with you? Do us all a favor. Keep your racism out of the story. It's not needed, it didn't add to the story or the characters, and it honestly really reveals a lot about you. Had you kept that to yourself and not let it bleed into your story writing, you probably had a fan with this novel. Instead, I am not going to finish the story, I am returning this book, and I will never read or buy anything written by you again. That said, this is no reflection of the narrator. He did an outstanding job with the voices and tempo. Very R. C. Bray type of style. He is the shining part of this audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-09-2020

Awesome.

Very detailed how it starts and progresses step by step. Not just waking up at a hospital whwn everything has gone to pot.
Recommended!

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  • susan wolfe
  • 22-08-2020

one awesome ride!!!

This series is one of, if not the best zombie stories I have ever been introduce to!!!!!

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  • Tracey
  • 04-03-2020

First EVER Peter Meredith AUDIO 😀

Absolutely LOVED it, action filled from start to end of book 3, MUST now carry on and find out WHAT happens...damn you for making it SO good

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  • Lucy Moss
  • 25-09-2020

Where Men Are Men & Zombies Are... Bitey

Probably written by a Republican, this trilogy has all the sexist, racist tropes you could desire.
Women are all conniving, manipulative beautiful, and thin. If they're older, they're undesirable shrewish matriarchs. Men have to be good fighters & macho, even if they aren't. Feelings are NOT ALLOWED for men unless it's heterosexual desire.
Asian people are wily and good at science. Gay people aren't mentioned, & I'm going to let you work out for yourself how Black people are described. And - good news! Climate Change isn't real!
Rather a shame because this is a great story, with an awesome plot, and I persevered because the writing was excellent, with some scathing indictments of the American health system & politics. But the bigotry lets it down... unless I'm missing a vast dose of irony. But I doubt it.

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  • Jason Ward
  • 15-07-2020

Excellent....

Excellent, Original content and the best I have had in a while, well worth the price I paid.

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  • Richard
  • 16-06-2020

Hope there are more!

Enjoyed this box set, good story, good characters and narration is good too! Best be more, going to have a look now :)

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  • david
  • 14-05-2020

great listen

one of my favourite end of world novels so far , well read, great characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-2021

Loved this followed on to get day 4 and 5

I'll be honest, I wouldn't of purchased day 1 on it's own. Since I finished this I had to get book for and 5.

I loved this whole series good characters decent story you honestly don't know when/who will die or how.

It's got the sciency bit and done well not completely far fetched. Action done well very entertained and a good bit of skullduggery combined magnificently book 4 and 5 too oh damn!

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  • sam k
  • 22-08-2020

fairly decent

I enjoyed the take on how inept and weasel like the government would be dealing with a zombie situation. Pretty sure current UK and US governments could do a worse job though.

would have gave the performance 4 stars but it just irked me the way he pronounced gibberish with a hard G. other than that minor thing (that probably only happened once every ten hours) I thought the narration was decent enough.

spoilers........

Dr Lee is a dick. she's nowhere near as smart as she thinks she is. what the fuck is going on with lighting a fire IN THE DOORWAY THEY WANT TO ESCAPE FROM and just telling people as the place starts to fill up with smoke. She's really patronising to Courtney too, who is the real hero of the group.

I actually ended up hating most of the characters by the end with the exception of Courtney,

don't know if I'll get the rest of the series, but this has been enjoyable enough for the 3 quid I paid for it.

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  • Ursula C
  • 31-05-2021

Fantastic narrator

I thoroughly enjoyed the narration of this story. The story was fairly good but some of the quotes regarding the female characters were absolutely cringeworthy, sycophantic is how I’d describe some of the descriptions about the main female protagonist and I found the descriptions brought me out of the story as they were just so gushing and honestly painful to read. Might sound harsh but they were the only real downside in an otherwise enjoyable story.

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  • John M.
  • 24-02-2021

NOT just another apocalypse!

I am a huge fan of post apocalyptic stories, but have found some releases just tiresome repeats of stories already told. This narrative by Peter Meredith opens up the genre from a new perspective.

Think zombie apocalypse, but in your back yard. This story is much more relatable, highlighting the confusion, fear and general misdirection one would expect to experience at the onset of the end of the world.

This is not a story about the hero saving the day, but of people simply fighting to stay alive and alliances formed in an effort to make that more possible.

If you like zombie stories, this is a must buy. Great work and can’t wait to start the next instalment.

John M

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  • Gary
  • 07-02-2021

zombies 1 world 0

yes its std zombie material, but still an enjoyable listen, a box set for 1 credit you can't go wrong.

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