Blood Soaked and Contagious : Blood Soaked

  • by James Crawford
  • Narrated by David Stifel
  • Series: Blood Soaked
  • 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I am not going to complain to you about my life. We’ve got zombies. They are not the brainless, rotting creatures we’d been led to expect. Unfortunately for us, they’re just as smart as they were before they died, very fast, much stronger than you or me, and possess no internal editor at all.
Claws. Did I mention claws? I kill them for a living, but it’s as much a vocation as a freelance career choice. It helps me, helps my neighborhood, and the people I consider to be my family of choice. What’s more? I’m really good at it.
My life had a nice rhythm, and I'd almost gotten used to it, but the military bungled an attempt to wipe out an organized bunch of undead near a major commuting route into DC. The formerly-human survivors relocated. Now they’re less than an hour’s stroll away from where I live.
The new Zombie Overlord is smarter, crazier, and much more well-equipped than anyone we'd dealt with in the past. We have something he wants, badly. I know he's going to come and get it and try and wipe us out in the process... men, women, and even the children. I'd seen it done before elsewhere for lesser reasons.
This is my home. These are my people, my family. This is personal.


Audible Editor Reviews

The zombies in James Crawford’s refreshingly original take on the genre, Blood-Soaked and Contagious, aren’t your stereotypical brain-dead automatons with an inexhaustible lust for human brains; they’re intelligent, calculating, and impressively organized. Trigger-happy protagonist Frank, along with a ragtag bunch of survivors, want nothing more than to wipe them off the face of the Earth in this playful and action-packed post-apocalyptic romp performed by David Stifel, who never takes himself too seriously and expertly captures the pulpy quality of Crawford’s prose.


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Customer Reviews

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I honestly dont know where to begin. Everything about this book is just wrong.
Narrator is bad.....he tries to do many different accents and horrible sound effects. Character is a wanna be Mike Talbot (from the from the zombie Fallout series). the characters in the book are so poorly written and the dialogue between characters is childish and ridiculous? the story becomes confusing and hard to follow. Save your credit. The book is basically about a man wHo is out to save his friend who is working for a super intelligent some zombie. to be fair I only listen to half the book before I realized this book was not for me.
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Zombie Fallout fans or Mark Tufo fans in general there is now another player on the zombie apocalypse front and his name is James Crawford. Crawford has created his own unique variety of walking dead, faster, stronger, meaner than the humans they once were, with one important note, they are no smarter that they once were. Along with that there is the protagonist Frank a zombie killer for hire that is an amazing mix of Micheal Talbot and Rambo. With his ultra macho demeanor and non-stop sarcastic thoughts and comments that on more than one occasion made me spontaneously laugh out loud, really I didn't even know it was happening until it was. I got more than a few "looks" from my wife and coworkers. Often times I find that zombie audiobooks try to take themselves so seriously that they miss the connection with the listener. That was not so with Blood Soaked and Contagious: Blood Soaked, Book 1, Crawford doesn't seem to take the whole zombie apocalypse very seriously and that is what made it so much fun. Non stop drama, inappropriate situations and comments, and as the title suggests, blood soaked and disturbing action scenes that kept me engaged and wanting more. I have already gone and purchased book 2 to the series and wish I didn't have other books in the queue right now.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios