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Publisher's Summary

Nature is unpredictable, as are viruses; when one so volatile surfaces with a vengeance, there is little time to comprehend the devastation and even less time to do anything about it.
In the wake of the virus, there are three types of people: those immediately infected, those who are vulnerable, and those who are immune.
The initial infection ripples across the globe infecting half of the world's population. A small fraction of the ill are fortunate and die quickly from the disease. The remainder are condemned to a living death on earth.
The virus turns the infected into mindless and violent beings, intent on the kill and spreading the infection to those who are not immune.
One bite, one scratch.
The virus is an anomaly. It moves too quickly for a cure.
The world quickly transforms into a darkened place, besieged with violence and sickness. Hope against extinction is in the hands of the immune. They can walk freely among the infected and fight to extinguish them, while protecting those who are still at risk.
Archaeologist Grace Howard is one of the immune. While she dreams of traveling the world, learning about lost civilizations, the reality of being a wife and mother kept her saddled to a local job at the museum dusting dinosaur bones and relics.
Grace finds herself with a small group of survivors, some immune, some not. Together, they must struggle to live day to day in a dangerous world, while protecting those who can still fall prey to the infected. They must decide what is best - fight it out or hide until eventually and hopefully, the virus runs its course.
©2015 Jacqueline Druga (P)2015 Jacqueline Druga
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2 out of 5 stars
By The Zombie Specialist on 08-23-16

A good idea but could be improved!

I had actually purchased this one sometime ago but got distracted by some great titles such as "Breeds" by Keith C Blackmore and my new favourite zombie series 'Arisen' by Michael Stephen Fuchs. To make matters worse I finally recalled where I had heard the author's name before. It was from her title 'Torn' which I had listen to about a year ago. I find that one ok, but not in my top 10 list by any means. So in reality this title really was up against it before I even pressed play.

The first thing I noticed was that the narration has sound affects. Despite what another reviewer has said about the narration of this one it is not narrated by a cast of people but rather just one narrator. The task this narrator had to pull off was challenging, multiple characters, and genders and ages. But here is the thing, and it is a big THING! The title states it is 6hours and 28 minutes long, but the narration is so slow that it has to be sped up, 1.5x speed at least. This cuts your listening time down even more. Furthermore, I got the feeling that the sound effects where used more as a padding to make the title longer... it was not uncommon for the narration to stop and have some 'errie' music playing for 10 seconds even at the fast speed. The sound effects I think can add a lot to a story. But in this one it just seemed pointless, the loop of sound effects is annoying and distracting and just made me wish that the story itself was actually longer. Because frankly I liked the story!

Despite how good the story maybe I found myself feeling a little annoyed paying full price for a title which is short to begin with, being made shorter because of the sound effects and the need to speed it up. I may not give up on the author just yet, but I will definitely be listening to the sample narration for I take another chance.

The ending also has multiple ending which you can listen to. I like this idea and wish other authors would also offer the same. However, back to my original 'time and length' complaint. I couldn't help but think the multiple endings was included to make the title a little bit longer.

No thumbs up from the fatman today. But if this is ever on special than it get at least one thumbs up

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4 out of 5 stars
By Maly C on 09-08-17


I usually love this author and she's usually hooked me by the end of the first chapter. I just was not impressed by the narration. I could have done without all the music, and back ground noise. So i honestly am not sure if i liked just the story or not. The narration was such a distraction.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Elaine on 03-15-17

Story good spoilt by bad sound effects

I love a good zombie story and had I read this it would have been thoroughly enjoyable.This audio version unfortunately is bizarrely read over bad sound effects and 'tense music' that sets your teeth on edge.My advice,read the book!

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