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The concept was good, but the presentation was not. Listen to the sample, that is the most exciting part in the book. A rare few Zombies are only half Zombies. The East Coast does not have Zombies and life is normal. If fleshed out with some interesting characters and a good plot, this could have been good, but I could barely stay awake and since I listen while I drive, that is not good.
I was not impressed with the narrator.
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This is an interesting book as there are zombies and half-breed zombies, along with humans. The narrator was okay. It could have been better.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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Plagued, brings an horrifying new aspect to the zombie genre: the trading and use of them as slaves . The Synopsis given is full so I do not want to further rehearse the story which was exciting and action packed, though fairly short in length. As always, the narration by Mr.Wehrein was impeccable, clear, well paced with just the right dramatic emphasis and clear voicings for the individual characters. His reading most definitely enhances the experience.
I have not previously heard of the author, Better Hero Army, and I have the rights holder of Plagued to thank for introducing his work to me with this book, gifted to me via Audiobook Boom. I will certainly be watching out for more in this new zombie series by him as he has already inserted some intriguing ideas which need to be followed up in future stories: what happened in the original outbreak? How did the whole trader enterprise come about? The real story behind the half breeds? The zombie children, what more of them? The medical programme, what exactly does it do and how was it developed? All these, and more, have really piqued my interest as well as, of course, what happens next with Tom.
I hope to find out more in future books.