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Publisher's Summary

Every epidemic begins with a relatively small group of people who've been exposed to an illness. The Centers for Disease Control believes that it is imperative to reach the site of an initial outbreak as quickly as possible in order to prevent further spread of the disease. Sometimes that isn't always possible, and events reach a catastrophic tipping point before the government can organize a response.

Origins of the Outbreak follows the chain of infection from one person to another after a university researcher in a small Texas town unwittingly develops a disease that turns its victims into zombies and threatens to destroy the world as we know it.

Told as a series of short stories from the perspective of each victim as they experience their own version of hell while struggling to survive, Origins will leave you gasping in fear.

©2014 Brian Lee Parker (P)2015 Brian Lee Parker

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Loved it

This has everything you need for a balls to the walls zombie novel
Told from the point of view of multiple victims the gory action is nonstop
The narrator was excellent voicing a large cast
If you haven’t listen to Brian’s work before this is a great place to start
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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You cant hate this....

This book was given to me at my request and I am providing a voluntary review:

It is impossible to hate this book. There are so many different characters and they are all so different. If you dislike one guy, two pages later, its something else completely. I know that it sounds like it would get confusing, but it doesn't. It all works. I'm a big fan. I am like 80% done with the book so I cant speak to its ending yet, but since I was here, I figured I'd write something. Awesome Book and Amazing narration. I hope to read more from this author.

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Great look into how a zombie outbreak would spread

Excellent look into the various perspectives of different people at the beginning of an outbreak.

The multiple short stories were great, and seeing characters return as zombies for future stories was hilarious.

Narration was excellent.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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Great Book!

Really liked this book! Spoiler alert!!! Love that almost everyone dies that come into contact with the zombies!!! You don't see that to much in these books! Lots of action , just non stop! Narration Was on point , great job. Great book to add to your collection!

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Another great book

Origin of the Outbreak. .
Another great book from this author. Plenty of blood and action. Narration is clear and perfectly in tune with this Zombie outbreak,
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this review. .

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Multiple zombie vignettes

This is multiple vignettes from the start of a zombie outbreak from one of the authors of the Five Roads to Texas series. Very enjoyable listen! I loved the multiple points of view from each story. So glad I got to listen to and enjoy this early book of Brian Parker. Narration was also good. I received this for free for an honest review.

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An Early Zombie Book

You must like zombies to enjoy the book which I found interesting as it was stories in stories of each character’s exposure to the virus as it starts in Texas. It is very descripted and gory but fun listen. It is an early book from author and highly recommend his Five Roads to Texas series and Washington Dead City series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you!

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Not worth wasting an audible credit on

It’s just a series of attacks from zombies where everybody dies. The only characters that you somewhat follow Are zombies that kill a string of people. If this is the authors idea of a scientific study following the origins of an outbreak, he could’ve saved a lot of trouble by just drawing a flow chart. It would’ve been more interesting.

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  • 06-28-20

Surprising and very good indeed

This book ends up being a collection of short stories that are told from the point of view of the different characters as a killer zombie virus is set set free and spread.
Put like this it may sound boring, but it reality it worked out really well as most of the stories (specially in the beginning) share a comum tread. As with the classic movie genre, there are the sex theme, the nerds, the fun jokes, and a lot more of the usual stereotypes. It still ends up being an original and funny story. The ending is also quite unexpected for this kind of stories.
Zombie stories is not my favourite theme but I do love great stories and this one actually nailed it for me.
The narrator amazing job also helps a lot.
I will recommend for those that look for some different approach to the typical zombie theme stories.

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Origins of the outbreak

This was a really good virus to zombies to containment book.I liked the way the chapters were laid out and the ending was great! Veronica Fox was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 02-18-20

Disappointing

The author can write really good books, but I don't think that this is one of them. I don't generally like short stories and this book is like lots of scenarios where the people first encounter zombies strung together. There is no chance to develop any characters.

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  • Cranie
  • 09-12-19

Novel way of telling an apocalyptic story

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Very good way of telling the story, switching between characters was the first time I have come across this and really enjoyed how this was written.

The only downside to this is you doing get to follow a character or empathise with them, but this is overcome by other parts of the story.

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  • Meshell
  • 08-09-19

Pretty good

I received a code for this book and this is my voluntary review.

This book is not about the survivors of a Zombie Apocalypse. It focuses on the chain of infection, the victims and the fast spread of the virus.

I enjoyed the narration, the narrator’s use of different accents and voices worked really well. A good partnership between the storyline and the narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-05-19

Loved the book

If you love zombies then buy this also easy to listen to voice of voronica add to experience