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As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The press was nationalized, and martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn't enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the United Kingdom were to be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast and the Scottish Highlands and in the Irish Republic.
For George Tull and the other residents of the Waverly-Price Retirement Home, walking to the coast is not an option. Abandoned by the staff, they wait for rescue. It doesn't come. When George leaves the illusory security of the home and ventures into the nearby village, he finds it deserted. But he is not alone; his unhappy retirement is broken by the undead. George is left with a terrible choice: stay and fight to save the people he loathes or leave and abandon the woman he has come to love.
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By Brian on 09-22-16
Short and sweet, a great intro to the STE world
What happens to senior citizens once the world ends. Well, the world has ended, but it is ending. Zombies are rising up and killing and infecting anything they can lay their hands on. Zombies vs. the Living Dead takes a look inside a senior home during the apocalypse. What would happen? How would the "living dead" survive a zombie attack?
Tim Bruce provides the narration for this story and does a really nice job. I really felt like he was there when all of this went down. Bruce provides the perfect narration to move this already quick story along even faster. I'm excited to hear more stories narrated by him.
Zombies vs. The Living Dead was a great first glance into the world that Tayell has created with the Surviving the Evacuation world. I have the other books in the series to read, but I decided to dip my toes in the water with this one. Short and sweet, I got a really nice look into the way that Tayell writes and a quick glance at the world that he will be creating (and destroying) in the other books.
The actual story was really well done. I'd never seen the angle that Tayell took, and I liked it. I also liked that the main character wouldn't give up on the woman he'd be caring for, even with the world crashing down around him.
A quick hitter, Zombies vs. the Living Dead was a really enjoyable book. And now I can't wait to dive into the rest of the series.
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By Glitter on 08-17-15
Elderly zombies! Cool.
What did you like most about Surviving the Evacuation, Book 0.5: Zombies vs. the Living Dead?
This is only a short story (but it is part of an amazing series). I love that this series is set in the UK. This story is about a zombie outbreak in an old peoples home.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved that some of the elderly people were not afraid to get stuck in and deal with the zombies.
Which character – as performed by Tim Bruce – was your favourite?
Tim Bruce is really good at narrating the different characters in the story.
Any additional comments?
I would reccommend this story to anyone, even if you haven't listened to zombie stories before. I promise once you have listened to this you will want to listen to the whole series (currently 8 stories in total!).
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By Sharon on 04-16-18
Ridiculous waste of money time and effort!!! I thought I'd give this series a second chance as I'd purchased the first book a year or so ago. the book was free with kindle and the audio was £2.99. I thought, why not, let's give it another chance.. . absolute drivel, the prequel was even worse! Don't bother... if I could give it minus ☆ I would!