900 Minutes

  • by S. Johnathan Davis
  • Narrated by Jamison Jones
  • 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John is a father, but that wasn't his day job before the Zombie Apocalypse. Seven months after the events in 900 Miles, we pick up with John and Kyle who are bunkered down with their newfound community back at Avalon. Unexpectedly thrust outside the protection of Avalon's walls, they're forced back into the world of the dead on a scavenging run that should be routine. However, they quickly learn that there are forces at play making this journey anything but... In a race against time to get home, they quickly find themselves being hunted by a madman intent on stripping away the tiny slice of life they've fought so hard to hold together - ultimately forcing John to learn just how far he's willing to adapt to the rules of this new world. A world where most men are willing to do whatever it takes to survive. A world where Man is the real plague. How far would any father go to save his son? Get ready to jump back into the Hummer with John and Kyle in this fast-paced thriller that mixes zombie horror with medieval-style castle warfare!


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started off oddly like the game Undead Rising 2

This book started off oddly like the game Undead Rising 2 - a former warrior is now a full time devoted parent to his sick child. Following a minor disaster, the medication his child needs is no longer available and now John is on a mission to resupply to make sure that his child can grow up big and strong in a world overrun by zombies.

The difference between John and I? When faced with this decision on an Xbox game, I just stopped playing because I couldn't be bothered working to the time limit to save my ailing child. John is a better person than I am. A much, much better person.

John and his comrade in arms from the first book, Kyle, along with some other menfolk from the surviving human community of Avalon go out to fetch new medical supplies but are faced with more zombies than they counted on and the leader of Avalon they usurped in book one of this series, and is understandably less than happy with them.

John himself is a bit of a non-entity as characters go, his main humanising force is his unwavering devotion to his son and his determination to do whatever necessary to make sure he gets his medication back to him. He does have a couple of fairly contrived moral crises over some extreme acts of violence he's forced to commit to make sure he makes it home in one piece, though necessary to ensure he didn't come across as a complete psychopath they didn't really convince me of anything beyond that.

The story of this book was deliciously predictable, which left more room for the enjoyment of the journey which was bloody, violent and full of betrayal and a surprising number of helicopters for a post-apocalyptic world. I wouldn't recommend this book if you're looking for something original and thought provoking, but I definitely would if you're looking for an exciting action story.

This book is the second in a series and I would highly recommend listening to/reading the first book first as this follows directly on from that, I think I could have benefitted from knowing some of the backstory to this before starting as it took me a little while to get in to it.

Jamison Jones, the narrator of the audio was a perfect fit for this book. This story is told in the first person by the main character, John and Jamison embodies him perfectly, with a perfect 'regular guy' voice with the usual crack of emotion - he adds some more feeling to the character which I think may be lacking in the page version. I would definitely listen to more of his work in the future.

The production quality of this title was excellent, definitely no complaints from me on that score.

Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

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A good story, Great performance

The story was action-packed and suspenseful with a few very profound thoughts sprinkled in. the narrator did anexcellent job at bringing the characters to life
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-08-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios