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Zombies, Run!: The Way of All Flesh

By: Naomi Alderman
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  • Summary

  • It's barely a few months since the shambling dead began to rise.

    Now nine people are trapped together in an English country house by the zombie horde outside. There's a journalist, a student, a professor, a surgeon, a housekeeper, a math teacher, a bank clerk, a taciturn Scotswoman, and a celebrity actor. They are strangers to each other. There would be no reason for any of them to harm the others. And yet... before their first night in the house is over, one of them will be dead, and it will be clear to the others that among their number is a murderer.

    Set in the universe of the worldwide best-selling app Zombies, Run!, this is a murder mystery like no other. Why would anyone still want to kill a fellow human, even after the zombie apocalypse? And having started, can they be stopped? The desire for vengeance, after all, is the way of all flesh.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.

    ©2016 Naomi Alderman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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Episodes
  • Mar 2 2018
    Jody and Chris, runners from Abel Township, take shelter from the zombie horde in a mysterious country house, Gadsen Manor. They have company — who seem friendly at first. But when things turn sour, where will suspicion fall?
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    20 mins
  • Mar 2 2018
    There's been a murder - but do the survivors in the house know who else is there with them? And what secrets does the house hold? With Keith hysterical and Rose suspicious, it falls to Jody and Chris to act as detectives.
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    18 mins
  • Mar 2 2018
    The zombies are encroaching. Time is running out, and there's an obvious suspect in the murders. But the more Jody and Chris find out about the life of the victim, the more certain they are that there's more to this case than meets the eye.
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    19 mins

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Amazing

Wow, I didn't think I'd care much but the plot really grasped me & wouldn't let go so that I listened to all 6 in a row. I hope that there will be more as I want to know what's so special about the cuff, what that company was truly up, & cannot say anymore without giving way things

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Excellent

I am a big fan of the exercise program zombies run. So it was a thrill hearing this version.

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great story

this was totally fun to listen too. fyi I had figured it out early. either way I really enjoyed this. this was my first audible book. I loved it.

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Hooked me!

I wasn't expecting anything this good! had me hooked by the end of the first episode. I only wish it had been a longer series.

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worth a shot

I actually didn't think I'd get through 5 minutes but my God this was so good I couldn't stop listening its like a Mashup between a movie and an audio book once you get used to the idea it's sooo good!!

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This is NOT a zombie story

Wow, way to use the zombie apocalypse as a ‘stage’ for an old fashioned, ‘who done it’ murder, kind of Agatha Christie style. Except instead of, ‘it was a dark and stormy night’, we get trapped in a mansion with all the comforts of home for a murder mystery…

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Spooky good ear candy

very fun story start to finish. the characters are really well developed. there's still so much left to the story, looking forward to the next volume!

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it's ok

not that interesting until the end for me- although I did wonder who the murderer was

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One cannot review what they cannot understand

Understand may not be totally accurate. I know the language but the speaker needs to use the urgency of the moment to convey what’s going on. I get the urgency and terror but have a difficult time connecting the dots.
I find myself saying, slow down.
Sorry, it may be me but I find this too difficult to listen to.

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Twisted story... mostly

I loved it. The characters were unique. The script seemed like every characters lines were written by different people. It felt like a group written narrative. well done for sure and I would love to hear more of this.

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  • Simon
  • 03-31-18

I Should Have Listened to Nigel

I didn't believe that Audible could release something quite as bad as Nigel described in his review. To me the opening 30 seconds were the highlight . . . sounded atmospheric and clearly the production values were going to be high . . .

Not long after I was wishing it was over, hoping that the zombies would win, and quickly!

I'm a big fan of the genre but this . . . I just can't find anything positive to say.

Sorry . . . will just listen to Nigel next time!!!!

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  • Nigel
  • 03-28-18

It maybe free, but don’t bother

An Agatha Christie who-dunnit and ‘The Walking Dead’ audio-drama fusion. Sounds intriguing, but can’t think anything positive to say except am glad it was less than 2 hours long.

The poor acting, scripts and plot produced a story that lacked emotion and atmosphere. I did listen to all six episodes hoping for a few small exciting twists, but even the grand unveiling of the murderer became tiresome in the final episode.

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  • William Payer
  • 06-19-18

It's a comedy/drama not a horror

I read the poor reviews and wasn't sure if it was worth listening to but I gave it a go anyway; I'm glad I did. If you're hoping for a horror story you'll be disappointed. There are zombies but they're not what the story is about. Equally, yes, there is a murder but this is not Poirot. It's an interesting story grounded in an unusual setting (the zombies) with a firmly 'tongue in cheek' approach (the acting, which isn't supposed to be Oscar winning) and a few gags along the way. Give it a chance: if you don't like it you can always turn it off.

I've since learnt it is relayed to the running/fitness app Zombies Run. I guess if you've used it you'd know that but, if not, that's where the background comes from.

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  • Blind Boy
  • 03-16-18

Dull story worth a fantastic performance

I had a devastating cold and this silly audio drama was very entertaining for my brain drenched in morve. Just an ordinary detective mystery with hidden passages, murder on tapes, poison, secret rooms, vicious pasts there-is-a-murderer-among-us. Zombies in hinterground don't improove too much. But the performance is superbe.

Don't forget: life is short. Read 'The Power' or something even more deep. 'Anna' by Ammaniti is an unforgettable post-apocaliptic novel. 'Station Eleven' even so.

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  • max
  • 03-29-18

Like Channel 4 ‘Dead Set’ zombie show

I liked it.
Story was good and so where the characters. Kept me guessing right to the end. Hope to hear another series.

It reminded me of the time channel 4 made the zombie big brother series. Real people just acting like people and not overpaid voice actors, like a lot of books are.

Thank you

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  • Alan Chenery
  • 02-01-19

Light, free, simple.

If you want a zombie survival story, look elsewhere.
If you want an indepth murder mystery which will have you puzzling everything out, you might find something here, but it's far from the best.

What it does do very well however is prevent short episodic listening which is compelling enough to make you want to hear the next episode, and simple enough you can probably figure out a few clues even while distracted.
Excellent to keep you entertained while walking the dog.

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  • Will Manning
  • 12-11-18

No.

This was not good in any way. It has no redeeming features. The characters are all unlikable. You find yourself rooting for the Zombies just so it will end.

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  • Kizzy Beagledore
  • 05-03-18

Pedestrian rather than Running Zombies

This is a rather poor quality production of an average story featuring some truly dreadful acting. Based on performance, the lady playing Jodie Marsh, should have been fed to the zombies first just to rid the group of her awful delivery. None of the cast are great but the blind detective Chris, gets a shout out for sounding the least like a High School drama student.
The story relies on the, rather overused, concept of a group of strangers brought together in one location who then fall prey to a murderer in their midst. The plot twists and turns and holds some suspense as the listener tries to work out "who dunnit", but we get there long before the cast and this is definitely a four part series stretched into 6 episodes.
The series is free and therefore, perhaps, I shouldn't be too damning but it really does feel like a GCSE drama project:(

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  • Mr N J Wilkins
  • 06-19-19

Good fun and a enjoyable diversion.

To be honest, I listened to the first 5 minutes and gave up. Except later, I was bored and looking for something a little bit different. I listened to all 6 episodes in one session and was genuinely sad to have reached the end. Not for everybody I admit, but I actually enjoyed this and will look with avid interest at other Naomi Alderman offerings. Go on, give it a go!

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  • Alice
  • 10-30-18

Just really bad

poorly written, acted and produced.
Nothing to do with zombies, turns into a really crap murder mystery (and I love murder mysteries)
The acting is just so so bad, all of the human interactions feel so fake, the 2 main characters are annoying and totally chill with the fact that they might die soon. Just don't bother.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-22

good series from a diffrent point of view

good story, zombies arnt the main focus . intresting views in to the human nature. hopefully there will be more episodes