The Dead Have Awakened
It is 10 years after the global apocalypse. The Phage, the zombie virus that brought the world to its knees, has mutated, restoring the minds of its undead victims: their personalities, their memories... even their dreams. The living dead are no longer the mindless monsters that drove mankind to the brink of extinction.
But they still possess their insatiable hunger for human flesh.
Kept Like Animals
Brent Scarborough is a veteran survivor. He has been dodging the undead for nearly a decade. When he learns there is a city controlled and populated by living human beings, a place they call Home, he and his companion, Harold Killian, head immediately for this refuge of the living.
But they are captured on the last leg of their journey. Harold is killed, and Brent is imprisoned in a terrible zombie gulag, a nightmarish facility where the living are kept like animals and forced to breed for their hungry zombie masters.
Refusing to be defeated, Brent forges alliances with his desperate fellow inmates. His only goal is escape, but bearing down on the facility is a herd of mindless chompers, zombies who have not yet reawakened, and it is the largest and most destructive herd the living and dead have ever seen!
Set 10 years after the events in the popular zombie novel Mort, Cattle is a no-holds-barred action horror novel that is as original as it is fearless. Author Joseph Duncan (who formerly wrote under the pen name Rod Redux) has pulled out all the stops in his latest post-apocalyptic novel.
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- Jim "The Impatient"
The narrator made this book for me
The Narrator's performance
Herold, he was sort of the glue that held the narrative together.
Spoiler Alert: I liked the way the narrator handled the dead friend Harold. The character went through several iterations (live, imaginary, zombie) and Mr. Walker managed to make them all work and yet not conflict with each other. His use of voice allowed one to get a since of each representation without interrupting the flow of the story or conflicting with other versions of the character.
I finished listening to Cattle today and I have to say it was definitely the narrator's performance that made it for me. I was intrigued by the way he managed to give each of the character's voices distinct enough to identify yet unobtrusive enough that they did not interrupt the flow of the narrative. I also appreciated the way he handled some of the more delicate subject matter. Well worth a listen.
- Todd N Toscano