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Jules is just the girl next door. She works hard and likes to party. She’s young, smart, good-looking, and the future is hers for the taking....or at least it was.

A zombie plague killing billions has swept over the planet, and she is trapped with a rag-tag group of survivors in an infested city.

She never wanted this responsibility, but everyone is looking to her. Disaster after disaster plunges them into more danger....more chaos.

And now, every day is a fight for survival. Every day a new nightmare awaits them. Every day could be their last.

Finding a safe haven is nothing but a dream, but dreams are all Jules has. 

This is the beginning, and the end is nigh.

©2019 Christopher Artinian (P)2022 Christopher Artinian

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Non-stop action, go Jules!

Before Safe Haven: Jules by Christopher Artinian and narrated by Kim Bretton is an awesome listen. This is a must listen if you are a fan of the series, looking for a series with strong female characters, or looking for a new zompoc series with lots of action.

I remember when Jules first arrived on the scene, she quickly became one of my favs and when the opportunity to listen to her origin, I was happy. This book didn’t disappoint. The story takes place towards the beginning of the zombie apocalypse with Jules leading a group of survivors in a Home and Garden store. She’s given the leader role despite her objections as she a natural at it. The group includes her three brothers and a few others. Without giving too much away, some of the things you get are; tons of action, dangers at almost every turn, friendships/family bonds, survival, and zombies. Regarding the narrator Kim Bretton, she really helps make the world stand out by doing a brilliant job of bring the characters to life and voicing the story in general. If you haven’t listened to any of Christopher and Kim’s books, I highly recommend it as they will have you on the edge of your seat and you may or may not curse at Christopher for killing some characters off :)

*I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you Tina, Christopher, and Kim for allowing me to listen and review the book!

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yet another great book

loved it. Filled in many of the missing pcs. This book is just as great as all the rest in the series!

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Fiery foul mouthed adorable redhead

Love Christopher Artinian and love Kim Bretton!
Oh and Jules, I love her too! This story is so good. The series is amazing. I would totally be Jules friend and be fighting right along beside her! She is a force to be reckoned with. Sharp wit, strong willed and sharper tongue! All said in jest and with love. Listen to her fight for a life in a world that is hard to live in. Fight for her friends, brothers and those who she has chosen as her family.
Fall in love with this world that CA has created and never have the desire to leave it!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Jules is one of my favorites

Meet Jules before she hooks up with the folks from Safe Haven. Falling into leadership simply because she was the manager of the place, Jules takes on keeping a group of survivors alive during the zombie apocalypse. With her three brothers by her side, as well as friends Maggie and George, she works to keep her people safe and fed. But every time they think they can catch their breath, another disaster hits. Christopher Artinian is diabolical in his story telling and Kim Bretton brings it all to life. Don't miss out on meeting Jules. I would love it if Christopher wrote about how George and Jules met up.

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Short, scary and non-stop.

One of our favorites from Safe Haven, Jules is no nonsense, doing her best to protect a small group of survivors on the edge of Inverness. The ending will feel abrupt if you haven’t read the series, but I’m guessing if you start with this book, you’ll fall in love with these survivors and need to go listen to Safe Haven!

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great listen

I really enjoyed hearing Jules' story. Kim just does not know how to disappoint. Great Read!!

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Zombies and More!

"This is Hell, and damnation is eternal."

This pretty much sums up life during a Zombie Apocalypse. Just when you think things have a chance of getting better, it all comes crashing down.

I love this series and the characters that Christopher Artninan has created. I like the fact that he has created this "before" group of stories about some of the main characters, then neatly ties them together with the rest of the series.

This book features Julia "Jules", a young woman who becomes the leader of a rag-tag group of survivors who have set up housekeeping in a Home and Garden store. There is plenty of zombie action, a few deaths of characters that you have come to love (of course!), and invasion by another species that will set your heart racing.

I hope that the author continues this series for a long time. I also hope that there might be a HEA ending for some of the characters!

Even though I had read this story in physical form, I jumped at the chance to listen to the audiobook version. Kim Bretton does an outstanding job in bringing each of the characters to life and you can tell who is talking just by her wonderful voices for each of them. Her performance makes a great book even better!

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Loved it

Knowing what these characters end up going through it’s fun to look back and see where it all began
Kim’s Narration is Flawless is always
These prequel stories are just a small taste of what’s to come 5stars
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Before Safe Haven: Jules

I loved this and highly recommend it! Jules is one of my favorite characters in this series, so getting her back story was a real treat. It was interesting to see her interact with her original group as she started off as a leader. There are new characters introduced and old ones revisited as well. Christopher Artinian did a great job writing this book. The narration was perfectly done by Kim Bretton.

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wonderful

ugh cut off when it was getting even better!! this series is remakeable!. keep writing

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  • Christopher
  • 06-27-22

Another brilliant book!!!

If you have read Safe Haven it is a brilliant addition to the books. If you haven’t read Safe Haven books you should. This embellishes all the amazing characters but is a great stand alone book. Five stars all the way.

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  • Mandy Robson
  • 05-29-22

Great series

Another brilliant book by Chris, and
Kim narrates so well,
I highly recommend it.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 04-02-22

Loved it!

I loved this book and I couldn't put it down, Jules is one of my favourite characters, and it was wonderful to get a glimpse of how things started for her and her friends. Kim's narration was fantastic as always, her Belfast accent was flawless. This has been one of my favourite series, and I go back to read it often, and enjoy it so much. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 04-02-22

Time travel in the making !!!


Just as they do in movies lately ,

For me the author Christopher Artinian once again brought me back to a long lost family.
This time letting me know where they were before the beginning of the story and how they got there, once again surprises me with his beautiful sharp mind, introducing to why,
were and how the characters from a twenty books series’s came to be there in the first place.
Truly a genius idea in the making !

The angelic voice of Kim Bretton needs no introduction, with her perfectly awesome narration of each the characters which seals and complete the audio part of it all !

All of Christopher books are perfectly written,
Every of his series’s make one amazing individual story from all possible sides, a before, an after and all in between, all from totally different views.

just as I said brilliant writing which made me feel like I’m part of the family, for better or worst, and I’m visiting.

Definitely and absolutely
recommended by me for all.

Oded Ostfeld.