Acheron

  • by Bryon Morrigan
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Captain Nate Leathers had thought that being a soldier in Iraq was hard enough. And when his convoy is attacked and he is taken prisoner by Iraqi insurgents, he thinks things won't get any worse than that either.
But that's when the entire world turns upside down. The city of Basra is under siege from creatures far worse than your average terrorist. And now Leathers will have to find a way to survive against monsters even more horrible than he can imagine, some of which are even human.
BONUS SHORT STORY: Acheron includes Predator and Prey, one of four interlocking stories from The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines.

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Enjoyable siege feel

Light of zombies, but has a good PA feel. Set in Iraq and the Christians are the fundamentalists, delicious irony. Some plot holes but as far as zombies books on Audible this one is better than 75% of them. Narration is strong.Not Romero pure however still recommended.
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- Zack

Military / Service may Enjoy. Others steer clear.

This book starts out with a good premise- a firefight leads to a capture of a US serviceman,and while he is in detainment, a zombie/supernatural event breaks out. When he escapes, he must first understand the new world and then survive it. This has potential-- ah, if only it were well written.

The main character is really annoying. He has this "better than thou, you lowly civilian" attitude, his consistent swearing is distracting, and his entire character is one dimensional. I kept on thinking of other zombie books I enjoyed, and how the main characters had flaws and humility that made them likeable. Not this guy. He is an alpha military man, and his attitude is seen as the apparent truth in the book. I kept on looking for the breakout moment where he would grow - never happened. I gave up after 4 hours, halfway through. The other characters are one dimensional as well. (The contractors/mercenaries are bad, the female doctor is good, the professor wise, other military survivors are good, the Iraqi is a helpful sidekick).

That being said, military personnel may enjoy this book. The book does use technical descriptions of ammunition types, weapons and fighting stances, which may engage that audience as it did not engage me.

If you're looking for a good Audible zombie book, look somewhere else. I recommend Day by Day Armageddon -great suspense; Rot & Ruin was lighter but a great listen as well.
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- C J "cj"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios