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Publisher's Summary

With nearly a quarter of a million copies sold, the world's most thrilling and best-loved military zombie-apocalypse series returns, powering toward its epic and cataclysmic conclusion.

©2014 Glynn James; 2014 Michael Stephen Fuchs (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Oh c'mon!!!

I enjoyed this story through until I got to this book. I just couldn't take it anymore. Apparently fortress Britain stood for two years in the ZA but decides to be a bunch of idiots to create drama for the author. Breech of protocol that allows everything to fall apart even though they had two years of never faltering before which allowed this story to start, but since the author needs to push the plot along and force drama on to you now they decide to throw caution to the wind, and on top of that.. This guys whole job was to wake a certain character up, he never gets a response nor checks to see if his job was done and the person was awake... I turned it off right there.. Just had one too many stupid mistake moments to force drama along for me..

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The masterpiece continues!!!

Absolutely the best continuation of a story that started out strong and just keeps getting better.

Start with 0.5 and enjoy each after.

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Exciting Zombie battles continue with answers

What did you love best about Death of Empires?

After reading all 6 titles previously in this series, it was nice to see some answers given, like how, why and where. Excellent. Enthusiastically waiting for the rest of the series.

Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

R.C. Bray is simply my fave narrator, incredible range with the different characters and performance is simply outstanding. Totally enjoyed the performance.

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  • RJ
  • 05-01-17

Less zombies, more Russians.

In book seven less fighting zombies and more fighting Russians. This book focuses more on the Russian threat, the Russian background concerning the virus, and the return to Fortress Britain and it's status in the war. We meet the creator of the virus as well. Lots of action, continued character development, and excellent build-up for the next book.

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MORE PLZ!!

Absolutely brilliant. Thank you. Making the series into a TV show series would be a logistics nightmare but it still needs to be done in my opinion.

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Keeps you on the edge of your seat.

This whole series keeps you on the edge of your seat. I can't wait for the next book to become available.

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This series just keeps getting better

What did you love best about Death of Empires?

Unexpected turns in the story kept me hooked.

Any additional comments?

This story grows on you and your connection continues to grow with the characters. Having several stories going on at the same time in several places makes this an edge of your seat kind of story. I can't wait for the next one!

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Wonderful story just keeps getting better!

Mike and Glynn keep pushing out great excitement. The stories are Awesome!!! I recommend all the books!

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Awesome as usual!

RC Bray brings it as always and leaves this truck driver salivating for more! Hurry up dude and git er done!

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On the edge of my seat<br />

This series has progressed to become the epitome of my idea of surviving an apocalypse. Great research and superb writing. Amazing narrator. Deserves more than 5 stars.

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  • 01-27-16

Being to drag the story out

I cannot help but think that they are now dragging the story out and filling pages with over the top individual internal dialog. When you actually review what actually happened in this book there wasn't much.

I'm still enjoying the story but I think they need to start focusing on ending the story and not hanging around too long and undermining their good work.

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  • Simon
  • 01-21-16

A Slackening of the Pace

This series has felt like a delicious guilty pleasure for some time. The heady mix of special ops elite forces, imaginatively formed and described battle scenes and of course R.C. Bray’s urgent narration style have had me gripped pretty much from the start. This was the series that first opened my eyes to just how entertaining the zombie genre can be.

It’s still a great series but to me this is the weakest book of the series so far. For at least the first two thirds of the book the main story moves very slowly as we jump between locales and characters. The good news is that all the main guys we’ve come to love are still there being the bad asses we’ve come to love them for but the bad news is that they’ve developed an increasing penchant for emotional flashbacks and introspection!

This is still a good listen and there are some of the trademark action scenes and Special ops “toughness” as you would expect. It’s all urged on by R.C. Bray who delivers as well as in the other books but it doesn’t drive on in quite the same breathtaking way. In fact it gets going and then ends very abruptly right in the middle of the action. If it weren’t for the “preview” of the next book that is kindly included I would have been just a bit irritated at where this one ended.

So, still a great and very well narrated series and I’ve already pre-ordered the next one. I just hope that it gets back to being as stellar as it has been up to now The way this one ended gives real hope for that.

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  • Martin
  • 04-30-16

Episodic and incomplete

This is a good series however we've strayed into what feels like Saturday morning cinema territory with a cliff hanger ending every week. If it's going to be episodic at least end each book.

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  • Chris A.
  • 01-31-16

Skip this and wait for the next, nothing happens

Like a terrible TV show, repeats of the previous books and flash backs. The book is written like a script for a TV show, drawn out with nothing being achieved. Leaves a terrible empty feeling.

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  • ISee
  • 07-28-17

Cliché-central

Seems one cannot escape the honourable Americans vs &quot;child-maiming Ruskies&quot; (quote from the book) narrative even 2 years after a zombie-apocalypse. What a disappointing turn of events. time to put this overly-milked, but otherwise great series to bed I guess.

R.C. Bray st a top-notch narrator as always!

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  • Jonrjfr @yahoo.co.uk
  • 05-25-17

Good book not sure if the story needs another plot

End of interest in the JFK ground plot. Might just need a break from listening to to many audio books over all good read and good value thus far

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  • P. Stewart
  • 10-19-16

Dragging.......:(

Americans save the British and the world from the evil Russians with Islamic terrorism to blame....original writing? Well maybe if you are a 14 year old boy, which I assume is the intended audience. The repetitive nature of the narrative is getting wearisome. Everything must go horribly wrong in order for the last second act of heroism to succeed. The formula and writing needs to evolve with each book...it hasn't.

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  • Appleton Iyers
  • 01-28-22

Military zombie tale still packs a punch

The story is written in punchy language that makes the listener feel like one of the team. The dark humour is sometimes very funny. The story is absorbing and the characters are likeable, apart from the ones that aren't meant to be. Female characters are shown in a very positive light (which I particularly liked) and, while there's no focus or mention of race, there isn't the slightest bit of political correctness.

The narration remains nothing short of brilliant (with very occasional and sometimes hilarious mispronunciations) and one could be forgiven for thinking that the author and narrator are the same. It conveys the drama of the plot and all the nuances of the writing. The narrator does a great job with tough guy, normal, female and British accents.

I should add, with gratitude, for a zombie military story, the violence isn't too graphic and, unlike some other books by other authors, there's no sexual violence.

My only gripe is it finished too soon. I want more and bought the next book within seconds of finishing this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-20-20

The roller-coaster continues.

I really enjoyed the course the book took. Well worth the credit. The story is a cracker.

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  • Neveoscar
  • 10-16-20

Arisen. Simply Superb!

Nothing short of brilliant by Fuchs and James. Superbly brought to life, by the amazingly talented R.C Bray.
I really can't get enough of this series. Constantly at the edge of my seat.
Bring on the next instalment.

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  • Alexandra
  • 12-24-20

Death of empires

Another great book and looking forward to listening to the next instalment . I love these characters and love listening to them develop through out the books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-19-18

a good lisen

I did enjoy this book of cause it left me with a cliff hanger so bring on book 8