Domain of the Dead

  • by Iain McKinnon
  • Narrated by Karl Miller, Iain McKinnon (introduction)
  • 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The world is dead, devoured by a plague of reanimated corpses. In a crumbling city, Sarah, Nathan, and a band of survivors barricade themselves inside a warehouse surrounded by a sea of shambling putrefaction. Days in seclusion blur by, and their food is nearly gone. The group is faced with two possible deaths: creeping starvation, or the undead outside the warehouse.
As Sarah stands on the edge of the warehouse roof preparing to step out into oblivion she spots a glimmer of hope. In the distance a helicopter approaches the city... but is it the salvation the survivors have been waiting for? And do they dare attempt to fight their way through the mass of infected dead to reach it?
BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by the author.


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I thought that the book had everything a Zombie Apocalyptic book needs: heart stopping action, twists, shallow relationships, and gore, nothing was off limits in this book. Yes there are other books that are better but there are also many that are worse. If you are looking for a mind numbing read and are a Zombie fan do not let the negative reviews stop you from listening to Domain of the Dead. The only thing I wish would have been different was a broader description of human kind’s suffering at the beginning of the apocalypse. This would have added to the reasoning behind emotional decisions that were made in the book.
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- Amanda H.

exceeded my expectations

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decent zombie apocylapse story. takes place several years after the outbreak. the story focuses on a group of survivors at a warehouse who see a chopper and escape. half are taken away on the chopper to a research vessel on the ocean while the other half are left in the city, waiting for the chopper to return. from this point on, the story revolves around those survivors taken to the research vessel. the second book, remains of the dead, revolves around the survivors left by the chopper. i'm just starting that book now. so, i obviously liked it enough to pick up the second book after finishing the first. 

i thought domain of the dead was well worth the credit. it is a pure zombie book- no supernatural slant to it. i found it entertaining AND well-written:

"the wind changed abruptly bringing with it the stench of the corpses with it. it was a mixture of fresh dog$h!T and rotting beef. nathan looked down on the foul creatures and involuntarily flared his nostrils against the stench. the reanimated corpses jostled and pushed trying blindly to negotiate their way around the fences that encircled the warehouse. the stronger less damaged less weathered barging their more wretched companions out of the way. it formed an unending conveyor belt of festering corpses."

i actually liked the characters. there are a few civilians and a few military types. i say military types b/c the surviving militaries have grouped up. you get glimpses of why and what has happened to the rest of the world. i found it to be a realistic and believable scenario.

the book has a slow boil. you can see the plot developing and the web forming. you see things happening that the characters don't notice, which does a pretty good job of building suspense until things start to boil over.

overall, i enjoyed the book and am looking forward to listening to the second. More of a story than a pure zombie shoot ‘em up.

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- Mike Naka

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios