• Dead Texas: Books 1-4, Box Set

  • By: Derek Slaton
  • Narrated by: P. J. Morgan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All four books in the Dead Texas series are now available in one box set!
 

A plague has been released in Austin. It’s highly infectious, incredibly lethal, and turns the recently deceased into fast moving zombies with a taste for human flesh.
 

Rookie officer Lacy Sparks is thrust into the action when she is assigned to a federal strike force tasked with preventing the outbreak from becoming a full blown pandemic. It’s a race against the clock as she and her team struggles to survive against the growing forces of the undead.
 

The complete 4-Book Dead Texas Series includes:
 

  • Book 1 - Day Zero
  • Book 2 - No Comfort
  • Book 3 - Lonesome Road
  • Book 4 - The Journey West
©2019 Derek Slaton (P)2019 Derek Slaton

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Disappointing from the start...

I'll start by admitting two things: 1) I'm only eight chapters into book one and 2) I'm a zombie horror snob.

I've read so many amazing books and series like White Flag of The Dead and Arisen, that this is what I've come to expect. Relatable characters, gripping story, flowing conversations, and believable(ish) scenes. So far this book hasn't delivered any of it.

The primary characters are just so stereotypical they are unbelievable. Conversations are choppy and awkward, there is NO sense of fear or panick even when death is imminent. It all just falls flat.

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It was an ok start

I'm trying this new author and the story is ok so far. I just think the narrator is the one who brings the story to life. Hopefully the next books Narrator is better and doesn't sound like their reading a paragraph in front of a high school class

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Story has potential but.....

I could see where this story has potential but the narrator is so monotone that the story is flat. She drones on and on, giving the story no life. Sorry, I just couldn't finish it.

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sorry

I don't know if it's the narrator or the story, but I just can't get into it.

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I wish I'd read this

This was alright. I'm really into strong female roles but this was a bit much, not wanting to give any spoilers. There were parts I got confused on because it seemed like time was missing (I'm sure it was jumping forward) but there were things that I'd be like wait, when did they get to this place?
I also didnt understand how they immediately knew what they were when it started and I couldn't figure out how much time was passing or had passed since it all started. How did a group of skinheads take over a ton of Texas in the course of a week? idk maybe that was one of the parts I missed bc of all the jumping around.
overall, it was a fun listen for about half the book and the time did fly by. I was left feeling like it was missing a LOT though.

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Amateur hour

Seems very amateur. There are so many discrepancies. I’d pick it apart but that would take all night.

The narration is decent but definitely does not match thus story. I would listen to this narrator again but not in this context.

I will avoid this author in the future.

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Great start to a great series!

Don’t listen to the bad reviews! I’m on the 2nd Month part of this series and can tell you the author does a great job! I’ve placed this in my top ten with a few caveats… as you listen you may find things repetitive but get over it so you can enjoy the adventure!! Arisen, The Undead, White Flag of the Dead, The Remaining, Mountain Man, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Commune are some of the others in my top ten. Although this writer needs to make some improvements this story covers all of the US and is coming together spectacularly.

It’s exciting fun all around!

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Okay series start

this was okay. mediocre but checks a lot of the boxes. My biggest issue is with the timeline; the set (1-4) takes place in the first week. The enemy characters, who had nothing to do with the outbreak, were acting too organized and too evil for the first few days. The survival of the fittest mindset of the "bad guys" was just too quick of a reaction.

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hell yeah!

this one is fun! just enough gore, just enough bad guys, just enough pro wrestling female cops! decided to try this one put when I read a comment feom the author on Facebook to a snotty asshat. he was much nicer than I would have been so I'm his newest fan!

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Good Read

Loved it. I enjoyed the different characters and their interactions with each other. I loved that Sparks and her group had no problem taking out any bad guys that threatened them. This was non stop action. My only complaint is that these books are too short. I hope Sparks and her group's story is not over, I would like to see these characters again. Till then I will read the spin off books "Dead American".