DEAD: Perspectives (Vol. 1) : DEAD: Special Edition

  • by TW Brown
  • Narrated by Andrew McFerrin
  • Series: DEAD: Special Edition
  • 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Steve Hobart is just a regular guy. Late one night, his world is tipped on its side as the dead began to walk. He slowly gathers a group of other survivors and, together, they brave the horrors of a Dead world. Every choice seems to yield as many consequences as it does rewards. He struggles with decisions made as well as opportunities lost as he finds himself in the unlikely role of leader. With a group that includes an Army doctor, a five-year-old Hispanic girl, a convicted murderer, and a teen girl who seems far better equipped to deal with the situation...Steve does his best to stay alive and one step ahead of the grasping hands of the walking dead....
This is a compilation of the first three books in the Dead series: Dead: The Ugly Beginning, Dead: Revelations, and Dead: Fortunes and Failures. Each special edition also contains close to 10,000 words of additional material requested by you...the listeners! This special edition allows you to sink into a Dead world with your favorite people and not be "distracted" by those long absences as other stories intrude and get in the way.

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Excellent!

If you could sum up DEAD in three words, what would they be?

Summing this story up in three words is difficult. I'd have to choose:
Engrossing. The story pulls you in and refuses to let you go.
Detailed. The author gives you just enough information to know what is going on and allows your imagination to fill in the blanks. A perfect combination.
Suspenseful. You can't help but find yourself caring about these characters and worrying about what may or may not happen each step of the way.


What other book might you compare DEAD to and why?

There are a lot of zombie books out there, some good, some not so good, some excellent. I'd have to rank DEAD with some of the top zombie fiction out there. It's gritty, realistic, suspenseful and leaves you wanting more. Authors like Tufo, O'Brien, Chesser and Talluto come to mind. Series writers who bring you believable characters put into unbelievable circumstances, yet somehow...leaves the reader feeling it is more than possible.


What does Andrew McFerrin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His personality. He brings the characters to life in a way that is difficult to explain. It's one thing to read the characters and get an idea what YOU think they should sound like. What the dialogue would go like. It's another to hear another person's take on the same story. Andrew did an EXCELLENT job bringing DEAD to life. He is a fantastic storyteller.


Who was the most memorable character of DEAD and why?

Of course, I have to say Steve. The story begins and revolves around him. But at the same time, the other characters bring so much to the story that it's difficult to not include them. Still, with the story being told from his perspective, I would definitely have to go with my gut and first instinct.


Any additional comments?

This definitely leaves me wanting to hear more from the series. Andy McFerrin did such a wonderful job with this one that I can't wait to hear what he's done with the others.

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- Heath

A great addition to a great series!

So let’s get the premise out of the way first. The dead have risen! In a world full of hacked up Zombie series TW Brown manages to make the stories he writes entertaining, and worthy of your precious time. He definitely has a twisted dark pit somewhere in his brain, and that comes out in the series. Some people may find some of the graphic scenarios he portrays disturbing at times. In reality though I think he explores a side of humanity that other authors are seem reticent to talk about. So if you pick up the series consider yourself warned.

I will try to avoid spoilers and not discuss details. The Perspectives series is drawn from the accounts of the various groups and characters in the Dead series. The books have a tendency to jump around from character to character, and some people may find themselves wondering if they missed something. Mr. Brown has repackaged this into a much more managed format. The Perspectives Vol 1 follows a single story arc, in this case the story of Steve Hobart. Steve is one of my favorite characters in the book. I often found myself wishing a segment would end so I could get back to his story. Now I don’t have to. As a bonus there is some new content so if you listened to the first three books this is a must have. Now I can hardly wait to get on with Vol 2 and hear Kevin’s story.

The Narrator.

Having listened to the other books in the Dead series I find I am really impressed with Andrew McFerrin’s performance. As a narrator he does an excellent job of creating consistent characters and conveying their emotions. I do find Talia’s voice a little grating on the nerves but you get used to it after a while.

So what’s wrong with it?

If I had to have a criticism for my review it would be the annoying sound effects that have been added to the audio version. I find them a distraction, but this is a personal preference. Despite that with an excellent performance and a good solid story to be told this is definitely a good use of your hard earned Audible credits.
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- Steven Austin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2014
  • Publisher: May December Publications, LLC