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Publisher's Summary

Zombies. It was out in the open, that word that I had been avoiding for days. Now that it was out, there was no putting it back.

No one saw it coming. No one could have guessed that the vaccine that was supposed to save lives would take them, instead. Once the death toll started to climb, it took less than a day for the world to change forever.

When Bri's roommate suddenly develops a taste for cannibalism, she finds herself trapped in her upstairs bathroom, unable to comprehend the horrors that she sees through the small window. That limited view of the outside world doesn't begin to show Bri just how much danger she's going to be in when she finally escapes her home.

Running for her life, Bri won't be alone for long. With the help of a bat-wielding stranger, she barely escapes the overrun city. Together, they just might survive long enough to find a safe haven.

The zombie apocalypse is a strange time to be alive. The dead walk and eat the living, but they're not the most dangerous thing this new world has to offer. There are other survivors out there. And not all of them can be trusted.

©2019 Typewriter Pub (P)2020 Lora Powell

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Best Zombie Book

I’ve listened to a dozen zombie audio books and this one is my favorite. Most books have too much human-on-human fighting, and not enough zombie survival. Not all listeners care about survivors fighting/wars/guns/combat talk against other survivors. This book was a wonderful listen. Lots of zombie to human survival stuff. A+

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hand down Good a zombie book

I have to say that I was kind of skeptically of liking this book or even giving it a chance. Lately I have been having bad luck with zombie books either the story is BOREDING or the Reader is bored and i just can't get into the book. This book is good I really really like the book and I hope that the author keeps writing zombie book and keeps the story going cause I am now a BIG FAN of Lora Powell Books.

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Who needs weapons in a ZA..in America

I cannot believe that adults would act this braindead. Rural America has more guns than any place in the world and the main characters spend 6 hours with 1 bat and a knife. They didn't even make spears in a outdoor center in the woods. Search a police station? search houses for shotguns? machetes ? A chair gets more action in this book than any melee weapon. It feels like this universe has zero zombie movies and books.

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Love it

I honestly loved the book and I’m hoping she writes more. It doesn’t feel like other books. Some other book try so hard to push that their character is “so pretty “ it’s not like that here. Bri is realistic and the plot is great. And I’m super happy I found it.

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Wow

I certainly hope this is not what the future looks like for mankind. Good book.

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boring

slow progression. non existent character development. poor narration. narrator should stick to reading text books.

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I liked it

This was exactly what I wanted: average length, origin and beginning of apocalypse, a relatively believable character, and some closure without having to read a whole series. Perfect. Narration wasn't the best - the sound of recording was very obvious at times and occasionally the volume of static got high and was distracting. Overall, I recommend it if you want a decent zombie story but not too much investment.

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PICK THIS ONE

My only problem is that there isn't MORE of this story. It was a fantastic story start to finish, and I'm very picky!

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Forget This One

Because that’s what you’ll do 5 minutes after the end. Completely unremarkable and unmemorable. Starts out with a decent first person perspective on the beginning of the ZA, but ends up falling back on the same tired plot devices used in 100 other apocalyptic novels here on Amazon/Audible. Give 30 Days a pass.

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Checked my library to see if I read it before

After listening for a couple chapters I had to check my history to see if I had listened to this on before. I couldn’t find it so I continued on. The story was entertaining enough and it filled the void as I was walking my laps, but I could predict what was happening next. Nothing seemed novel or fresh to the genre.
Fiona small did a great job narrating

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  • Gaea
  • 02-04-21

Ok

Now, I am a big fan of Zombie books and I feel that I have exhausted the best out there. Though this book kept me entertained, I do have issues with it!
The narrator made the protagonist sound so pathetic. Many a times I rolled my eyes at her voice.
The attention to detail was also lacking, for example, if one is living through an apocalypse surely you would pick up the weapons your enemies have dropped 🤷🏾‍♀️.
I don’t know, if I could slap a book, this is one I would slap!

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  • loclainn d.
  • 06-02-21

Good Story

I do like a good zombie book and this didn't disappoint. Plenty of action and we'll read.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 05-18-21

Entertaining

I enjoyed this action packed book, it was filled with nerve wracking tension, making the fear and horror of the characters palpable. I really liked Brie and Sean, two ordinary people who manage to not only survive but find surprising hidden depths, and in Brie's case, leadership skills. I hope theres a follow up, I really want to know whats next for them. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Danny R.
  • 01-12-21

this is a good listen

loved it, Highly recommended, give it a go, go on you will not regret it 👍

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  • 06-24-22

Dull Colourless and Boring

Idea sounded good but there is no character development in this book. Theres a very weak plot that the one dimensional characters wade torpidly through. Poor stuff, give it a miss or hope the author gets a better editor

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