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Day 8 of the zombie apocalypse. There is no cure. There is little to no chance that anyone who has made it just over a week will continue to live for much longer. Cade Grayson has been reunited with his wife and daughter just in time for the new President to ask Cade to re-up to help fight against the new enemies of the state – the zombies and others.
Narration for In Harm’s Way was done by Chris Patton. If you are familiar with the series, you know that Patton has narrated the other two books in this series too. He is the perfect voice for Cade and the other characters. A little raspy and manly, the voice fits Cade’s character perfectly. The production quality was perfect; I didn’t notice any issues or problems with speed or anything else.
Trudge and Soldier on were fast-paced books. Especially Soldier On. I remember reading that and barely taking a chance to eat or sleep. In Harm’s Way was a little bit of a changeup compared to those two books because Chesser decided to take his time and provide an incredibly details explanation of what was going on in the world outside of Cade and the other soldiers little “bubble.”
While this change in speed wasn’t expected by me, I still really enjoyed the story the Chesser wrote. The direction he is taking this series makes me happy and I think that book 4 will be right back at the bang-bang-bang speed that I was used to.
Overall, this was still a great zombie book – just be prepared for a slight slowdown. Chesser finds a way with every book to leave me begging for more, and he’s done it again.
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13 of 20 people found this review helpful
Starting 8 days after the original outbreak happened, In Harm's Way finds Cade Grayson safe with his family -- for the time being. He's elected to "re-up" to help his brothers-in-arms to defeat the enemies of the state... both zombies and others.
The narration for this and both other books was done by Chris Patton. Like the other 2, the narration in this was perfect. He is the perfect voice for Cade and the other characters that are involved in all the books. Patton does a superb job keeping up with the pacing of the book, speeding up when he needs to and taking it a little slower when it's called for.
The first two books in the Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse series: Trudge and Soldier On were both action throughout -- Trudge needed some set up in the beginning but then quickly sped up. Soldier On was beginning to end action with a lot happening to move the story forward. With In Harm's Way, I could tell that Chesser was looking for a way to explain what was going to happen in the next books and with the series. Technically it could have ended in book 2 with a relatively happy ending, but to continue he needed to turn the story a bit. I think that's what is happening with book 3.
Don't get me wrong, In Harm's way is still a great post-apocalyptic/zombie novel, it was just a total off-speed pitch in comparison to the other two. I 100% understand why Chesser did what he did and I don't fault him for it at all. Unfortunately, I can't really talk about the choices that he made to continue the story because it will involve major spoilers. Let's just say I can't wait to see what happens in book 4.
Some of the technology that is included really peaked my interest. I'm sure that there either is something like what he described today, and if it's not I'm betting it's in the pipeline for the near future.
The characters are incredibly well described, and some of the new ones gave me chills when certain things happened. (It's really hard not to give away too much). I am eagerly awaiting for Chesser and Patton to team up for the rest of the series because I need to figure out what happens to Cade, his family, and the others.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
A very enjoyable listen. the action really starts to ramp up In this the 3rd installment of stza. Excellent characters, a well crafted story and great narration. Riveted from start to finish.
had to go back over it twice to get the most of the story goodhough