Several months have passed since the dead began to walk. The first winter has taken its toll in more ways than one as humanity continues to struggle to survive. Not every threat to humanity comes form the undead as so many have discovered man's ability to sink into depravity with the absence of law and order. Time and again survivors have fought, run, and regrouped. Yet, there seems to be no respite, and as winter draws on...things become more and more difficult to endure. A new threat seems to materialize even before the last can be dealt with. And if the physical toll was not enough, the hours of isolation and the time left with one's thoughts can become just as destructive. How much more can you take?
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Yes, I would listen to the series again, but instead I've gotten the Kindle version and am now reading the whole series again. The author is an excellent story teller!
At first I wasn't sure if I'd like the approach of different stories for the same catastrophe that hit the whole world, especially the vignettes. As I started listening to the first book and really got into the story I got used to the different story lines, and the many different characters. It is a very addicting series.
I wish I knew how he did it, but he gives each character life, and even while I'm re-reading the series, I try to do the same thing, have each of the characters come out exactly like he protrays them. He is an excellent narrator, and has become one of my favorites.
In these books you get used to each of the characters and you feel a certain way about each one. Like when something bad happens to Steven's group, you really feel the pain and sadness that the group feels when they loose one of their own. And I feel the same when something happens to Kevin and his band of survivors.
Remember, the Dead series is a zombie apocalypse story, but it's a bunch of different story lines that continue in each of the books. Sometimes some of the vignettes stories either end, or they continue on and you start to feel for the characters in those mini stories. The author doesn't candy coat anything and there is as much despair as there is happiness in these stories. I really can't see how the author keeps them all straight in his head.
- Danni Irene
I absolutely love this series. And I could write the same review for each of them, they are that well-written. Trust me. Even if zombie lore isn't your thing, these novels will grab your imagination and won't let go. They are so much more than just zombie books.
TW Brown has a way of writing that pulls you in immediately. His scenes are rich and vivid. His characters are fully developed, including the secondary ones. By the time you reach the sixth book in this series, you feel like you know these characters as people. You like them, hate them, find them annoying - just like any real person.
Mr. Brown instills strengths, weaknesses, good and bad qualities into each one of his characters, just like a real person.
The pages of his books are filled with triumph, fear, love, and loss. And just like in the real world - no one is safe. Mr. Brown makes that clear in the beginning. You just never know what's going to happen.
When the world goes to heck, there are those that step up to become leaders and heroes who don't seem to fit the bill and there are those who have lived helpful lives who turn into sadistic monsters when the rules no longer apply.
Mr. Brown is an excellent student of human nature and puts it all into his writing.
And even through the twists and the turns and the "Oh my gosh - he did what to who???s" it would never occur to me to stop reading. I just have to know what's coming next. And I'm not ashamed to admit that I've shed a few tears along the way. But, I've also rejoiced at the victories. Looking forward to Book Seven.