Plague of the Dead : Morningstar Strain

  • by Z. A. Recht
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • Series: Morningstar Strain
  • 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth.When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic. In one fell swoop, the necessities of life become much more basic. Gone are petty everyday concerns. Gone are the amenities of civilized life. Yet a single law of nature remains: Live, or die. Kill, or be killed. On one side of the world, a battle-hardened General surveys the remnants of his command: a young medic, a veteran photographer, a brash Private, and dozens of refugees, all are his responsibility-all thousands of miles from home. Back in the United States, an Army Colonel discovers the darker side of Morningstar virus and begins to collaborate with a well-known journalist to leak the information to the public...The Morningstar Saga has begun.


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What made the experience of listening to Plague of the Dead the most enjoyable?

Finally a Zombie book without a vampire, werewolf, a computer system that becomes self aware

What was one of the most memorable moments of Plague of the Dead?

The battle scenes between the horde of dead and the armed forces

Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No, but truthfully I was not looking for a book about zombies which would 'move me'. I wanted something easy and fun to listen and long enough to fill out the details.

Any additional comments?

I will buying the next in the series!

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- The Zombie Specialist


Written in 2006, it would not be fair to say this is the same old same old, even though it is. Since 2006 the Zombie boom has brought us a plethora of Zombies. Now a book that talks about the start of a plague, the slow discovery, the convincing of the public, the government cover up, the fact that you have to shoot a zombie in the head to kill it and everything else we all know like the back of our hand, is boring. The writing is also simplistic.

Now we have Cell by Stephen King, Cattle by Joseph Duncan, The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey, The White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland and the Apocalypse series by Peter Meredith, just to name a few. Skip Plague.

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- Jim "The Impatient"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios