Genesis: Arisen, Book 0.5 : Arisen

  • by Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by R. C. Bray
  • Series: Arisen
  • 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out - and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America's shadow counter-terror wars. But when another mystery epidemic breaks out, terrifyingly quickly it reaches a tipping point and chaos descends - and Zack and his team (including two former Team Six SEALs) are trapped between the millstones of the sick and the dying on one side, and heavily armed militias on the other. Soon their "safe" house is in flames, and their only remaining option is to get in their up-armored SUV and try to escape the imploding gravity well of the city, to the safety of the American military base in Djibouti. But by then, will there be anywhere safe left on Earth to escape to?


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1. Narration=A+, Bray is the best at this point and time
2.Military Action= A, this is not my sort of thing but for many it is and this book has plenty
3.Military Acronyms= A, Every other sentence has a military acronym.
4. Macho Talk= A, Lots of it and sometimes unique with the cliché. McFUCK WITH CHEESE
5.Character development= B+, I liked the main character and we got to know him.
6. Science= B, I enjoyed the viral education, could have used more science.
7.Gore= C+, I liked the parachuting zombies, but all else was average.
8. Zombies= C, Just your average everyday zombies, nothing new or different.
9. Entertainment value for me= C We are all different, I don't care for lots of guns and bombs or blowing things up, while others love it.
10. Chances I will continue series= Slim

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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Maybe better to read this after books 1-3?

I had already read the omnibus collection of books 1-3 but it turns out it doesn't really matter if you read this story afterwards because it may be more fun to not reveal the origins of the apocalypse too early. The story also ties in well with things towards the end of book 3. Hopefully the storyline in this book will converge with the others in book 4.

I always feel that the start of the apocalypse is the most interesting of any series, how the zombies take over the world. The story is out of the eyes of Zach who, although he is well trained, he is really still just a civilian. Because of that, it is easier to identify with him than the super hero like tier-1 operatives who are assigned to protect him. And protect him they do. Again and again.

Briefly, the the story is they that they have to flee on the highway and get to their main base and being in a foreign country, they can't trust anyone and everyone is shooting at them. Or biting. Story is interesting all the way through and maybe the only thing lacking is a female character and anyone hint of romance or family whatsoever. Just bromance in this one.

Narration by R.C Bray is amazingly good as usual.
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- Tilo "Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2014
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing