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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The main point of view is from Steve Hobart

First thoughts about the cover of Dead: Perspectives (Vol. 1)? Zombies!! There is a heart with initials on the tree with a bloody mark beside it. Is that a clue to a star-crossed lovers turned zombies? That woman is missing her pants, but her guts are kind of acting as a cover. Yup, for sure going to be a bloody good story!

The main point of view is from Steve Hobart. He thinks of himself as average and low key. He’s actually very brave, kind, and caring. He’s never been a parent, but during a zombie apocalypse he willingly takes on the role of parent for a little girl. He does have his faults and doubts, but he is for sure someone I would want on my team in this type of outbreak.

I get a kick out of the Narrator Andrew McFerrin’s voices and accents. Especially Mr. Randell Smith’s snooty tone, Thalia’s little voice, and Sgt. Paul Whimmer southern draw. The author of this book is TW Brown. This book is thirteen hours and thirty-seven minutes long. Warning- This book has lots of action, blood, guts, and several zombie parts. If you like your zombie books juicy, this would make a nice addiction to your zombie list.

This is a very interesting take on the zombie genre. There are several different ways this book varies from the usual zombie take. I rather enjoyed that the zombie bite isn’t always going to mean becoming a zombie… at least not yet. There seems to be some people that have natural immunities that let them live even after being bitten. Once that person dies from whatever caused him/her to die THEN he/she becomes a walking corpse.

This story left me wondering about how I would react in a catalytic event. Would I be brave and try to save those I care for? Or would I be fearful and try to hide? Would I be one of the many people to die in the first few days, weeks, or months after whatever event caused such a crisis? I do not know, and that makes this story all the more terrifying.

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More than just a Zombie book.

This book was awesome!! I so didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. I think the thing I loved about this the most was the characters. All were well written and developed, but none so much as Steve Hobart. He was such an awesome character and hero. He is an unassuming and quiet young man, that is until the dead start walking. He then becomes something of a leader, of sorts... His first rescue is a a five-year-old Hispanic girl and from there he kind of picks up strays. He finds himself the leader of a very rag tag group of survivours which consist of the 5 year old, an Army doctor, a convicted murderer, and a teen girl. He was a brave, selfless, kind and an all round nice guy!!

The plot was fast paced and gripping. I quickly became invested with the characters and their stories and found it hard to put the audio aside. I loved that the book mostly focused on the survivours and their struggle to stay alive. Steve constantly struggles with being a "leader" and is always questioning his decisions and the consequences of them. Even though it is very much character driven, we still get a lot of Zombie action. There are some unique aspects to this book in that the Zombie bits doesn't always turn someone into a Zombie straight away! Some people seem to be immune to it initially, but when they do die, they then become Zombies! Also, the Zombies seem to have a sense of direction. When a person becomes one, they can find their way home. Eg, when someone gets turned into a Zombie in a place away from the group of survivours, they find their way back to camp!! It was a frightening thought.

Anyway, this was a fast paced, intense and addicting read and I need to listen to the rest ASAP. Totally recommend.

I haven't listened to a book narrated by Andrew McFerrin before but I definitely will in future!! He was so good. The sheer amount of tones, voices and dialects he did was amazing. He really brought this book t life.

I received a free copy of this and voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

Book Details

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