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The United States of America is falling before the armies of the dead. Leading the sole survivors of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division out of the overrun city of New York, Captain Phil Hastings heads for the safety of Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training facility deep in the woodlands of Pennsylvania.

Joining with other remnants of the military, government, and civilian communities, Hastings and his men must try to keep the tsunami of corpses from taking over the world and plan the resurrection of the nation.

But first, they have to outlast the ravages of the dead...and the living.

©2015 Immolation LLC (P)2017 Immolation LLC

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Ok but way too military for me

Ok but way too military for me and the radio speak got very annoying to listen to.

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well written and well read

rc bray delivers an amazing performance of a detailed zombie book that highlights the day to day grind of army life

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  • Geoff Strebel
  • 25-10-2017

From one 10th Mountain guy to another...

This was one of the most enjoyable audio books I've ever listened too. I was attached to the 10th Mountain Division while in the NY Army National Guard and the banter, camaraderie, and humor was spot on. Some reviewers are getting down on the way some of the characters were written but that's because they were never in and don't understand that the depicted humor is out of love and respect, not malice. Watch out for the yogurt joke near the end, you may crash your car! I can't wait for the next book!

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  • M. Bowles
  • 02-03-2018

An "Arisen-ish" great listen, keep em coming!

What did you love best about These Dead Lands: Immolation?

The story started and progressed without unnecessary filler or character development. This is a fast pace, realistic and well developed listen with likeable and understandable characters who band together to defend against realistic (as flesh eating zombies can be) living and dead bad guys. In most stories I've listened to with over armed military survivors (except Arisen) there has always been over eager bad character/s who want to rule the world. This story has an over armed group of hard core military members who want to protect survivors without exception, or demands, even though I found myself wanting some survivors run over, beaten or eaten.This is an incredible beginning to what can be an outstanding series, please keep going, I am a fan!

What does R.C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

R. C. Bray is hands down the BEST at what he does. He could narrate paint drying and I would listen for hours. The only problem with his work is I do not want to listen to anyone else.

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  • AudioBook Reviewer
  • 17-10-2017

more than a shoot-em-up/eat-them zombie book

These Dead Lands: Immolation by Stephen Knight and Scott Wolf is a definite must-read for those who love the zombie genre.  But it’s so much more than that!  The authors bring in the humanity piece in a vivid and realistic manner.  Ballentine is a soldier who discovers his family has survived and does anything and everything to protect them once they are back in his world.  But in the midst of all his angst and fears, he still has a job to do as do the others.

The main characters are complex but personable; Ballentine, Guerra and Hastings never forget their mission or their humanity.  The others: Diana, the Asian stripper/call girl, Kenny the autistic orphan, and Devil Dog an ex-military old guy add more flare to the story engaging the audience.

I enjoyed the new ways in which Knight and Wolf describe fighting the zombies or "reekers" – makes me want to move next to a lumber mill!  The book was detailed a bit on the military weapons but I didn’t think it was overly so.  I will say, that Knight and Wolf do not go into great detail about some of the action scenes; for instance, what happens to the group of men they track down for their actions against Kenny … that was just missing.  I went back and listened to that passage two times before I realized I hadn’t missed it – they just hadn’t detailed it.  Neither good nor bad, but I think a better transition would have made it easier to follow.

Overall I enjoyed the book, I thought it was written in down to earth language; I never struggled with any of the terms.    This was more than a shoot-em-up/eat-them zombie book.  I appreciated the inner glimpses into humanity.  The bad guys didn’t get away with anything!

R.C. Bray, as usual, provided an excellent performance!  He owned the book using his “military” type voice that has a strength to it that is both riveting and mesmerizing.  His ability to assume different accents is amazing and well done.

There were no issues with the quality or audio production of this book.

Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

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  • omar conger
  • 17-10-2017

Wow awesome book

So, my first thought: this story is very similar to the Arisen series by Michael Stephen Fuchs, but with a couple of key differences. 1. This zombie story takes place all in the US. 2. The military character personalities are very realistic and RC Bray does a FANTASTIC job of bringing them to life in a very realistic way. Either one of the authors is prior military or they did extension research and/or had access to some military personnel for reference. There were only a couple of things that bugged me about the overall writing of the book: the formality of radio communication was a little too formal, but towards the very end it did significantly improve. Another thing was that general military assets were not brought up that would certainly be brought up in real life... such as: status of NORAD, ability to use heavier aviation munitions (such as bombs). I mean the authors clearly covered the continuity of government and the succession of POTUS... so why not even mention the status of NORAD and the nuclear assets. The topic could have been brought up as a cliff hanger type deal.... but I digress. Fantastic book nonetheless. I sincerely hope that book 2 is not far in the future.

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  • Richard
  • 26-10-2017

Great book, can't wait for 2

I liked this book alot, I can't wait for Book 2
I am a Veteran and the humor was spot on.

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  • Soldat1971
  • 04-10-2017

Missing a section.

It seems the audiobook is missing a section between chapters 10 and 11. One second they are rolling up on the bad guys and the next they are holed up in some farm house. Everything else is fantastic; story (except for the missing part), narration, etc.

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  • Brian Adler
  • 28-10-2017

great story, excellent flow and very enjoyable

loved this story, book had me from the beginning. this was a great military zombie book. But a Warning, if you commute and listen, pull over when the story gets to the "fruit on the bottom" part of the story. I laughed so hard almost had a accident.

can not wait to book 2

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-2017

freaking awesome

the book was great top notch on the level with the arisen series loved it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-05-2018

Quite boring

Mostly military talk and not much zombie action. Starts in the middle of the outbreak.

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  • B.Alex
  • 17-04-2018

Not Over The Top

Enjoyed the family element to this story. Its not an over the top story line as in Arisen or Extinction yet still a nice straight forward approach to the military response break down and rebound to the ZA

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  • Niall byrne
  • 16-10-2017

Great start.

This book is the first entry into a series that I can see becoming a big hit! I'm a sucker for military/zombie sci-fi and this book has everything you would expect from the genre. There's fun loving grunts, a mysterious virus that turns people into zombies (yet to be explained), a few bad ass leaders and people from almost every branch of the U.S. military! (which is awesome but it's missing an unflappable SAS guy because everyone loves a brit) but I digress, all in all this series has the potential to be a vast lore filled world. I can't wait to see where the authors take it.

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  • zombie reader
  • 21-10-2017

Brilliant new series

Had this one for a while finally got round to listening to it. It’s brilliant. I like how it makes fighting the dead hard some books make it seem easy and mundane you get a real feel for a hard battle thought and lost a lot of the time

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  • Martin Bradley
  • 17-10-2017

great story

I really hope there will be another 5 books to read in this series and that they were ready for us to read now. I will look forward to reading more whenever.

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  • Ashley
  • 13-10-2017

Awesome

Loved it! R C Bray is outstanding, I was hooked in from the beginning. Can't wait for the next audio book in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-2017

Boring

I like the genre and have listened to many books. RC makes it just about worth a listen but the story is sooo slow and boring. Not for me I'm afraid returning this one. Arisen series is far better IMHO.

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  • Mr Patel
  • 25-11-2017

Another great Zombie apocalypse book

I've read a few Zombie apocalypse books now and this one ranks amongst the best one out there, namely the Arisen series. I can see a good series starting and look forward to the next installation. RC bray, as usual (and I'm always repeating this) was amazing and made the book come alive.
To the authors, lay off Stilly!! The guy really gets his fair share of stick! :)
I'm looking forward to the next book, make sure you stick with RC bray reading it!

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  • Terry James
  • 26-07-2018

I didn't care about any of the characters.

Wasn't able to finish it... Just couldn't bare any more of the clichéd dislikabke characters. Found myself rooting more and more fir the Zombies. Bray does his best as usual. Hope he wasn't as bored as me.

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  • david knight
  • 29-06-2018

fantastic, army vs zombies

Bloody brilliant, one of the best zombie books I've listened to and I've listened to a lot

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  • Anthony Mellon
  • 05-06-2018

gripping

loved it, a good story with some good action cant wait for the follow up

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  • Paul
  • 04-06-2018

The little details

I genuinely loved this one. I really like the Military side, but they thought of things in this book many don't. I won't give much away but little things such as weapon durability etc.