Survivors : Morningstar Strain

  • by Z. A. Recht, Thom Brannan
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • Series: Morningstar Strain
  • 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Survivors is the all-new soul-shattering climax to the postapocalyptic trilogy, featuring a deadly virus, military action, global devastation - and zombies.
A lot can change in three months: Wars can be decided, nations can be forged...or entire species can be brought to the brink of annihilation. The Morningstar Virus, an incredibly virulent disease, has swept the face of the planet, infecting billions. The infected hosts rampage, attacking anything that remains uninfected. Even death can’t stop the virus - its victims become frightening and deadly cannibals. Scattered across the world, embattled groups have persevered. For some, surviving is the pinnacle of achievement. Others hoard goods and weapons. And still others leverage power over the remnants of humanity in the form of a mysterious cure for Morningstar. For the survivors, the peril remains, and the search for a cure goes on....

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Customer Reviews

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Not what I hoped for but still good

What made the experience of listening to Survivors the most enjoyable?

I liked the character development of the main players and the way the author did not go to far down the religious, political or supernatural themes like so many other zombie books.


What other book might you compare Survivors to and why?

I would compare it to the 'Day By Day Armageddon' series simply because of the descriptive fight scenes and character development.


Which scene was your favorite?

Without giving too much away... I would say my favorite part of the book was towards the beginning with the gradual introduction of the characters and how they came become interlocked in an attempt to contain the virus


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction, which is a good thing. I chose this book because I wanted a bit of escapism. The last thing I wanted was to be stressed! I chuckled at times but not so much that someone would ask 'what so funny?'It is what it is... a zombie story and nothing more!


Any additional comments?

I would happily recommend the author and would read another book from the author

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- The Zombie Specialist

Thom Brannan dropped the ball

Would you try another book from Z. A. Recht and Thom Brannan and/or Oliver Wyman?

Recht is deceased
Brannan... not bloody likely.
Wyman... yes, great job


What could Z. A. Recht and Thom Brannan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Recht is deceased.
Brannan could have passed on it - he was in way over his head.


What aspect of Oliver Wyman’s performance would you have changed?

Wyman was fine. But, this book has a big black cloud over it for me.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

extreme and compounding anger that started early and continued until the end when I was very disappointed...now I'm just sad.


Any additional comments?

The 'infected' were pretty much an afterthought and not part of the main story line. It was obvious early on that there was a problem with the course the plot was taking. By the end, I was looking for the answer to "what happen" to the promising start this series had.

I did not realize until after I finished 'Survivors' that Recht passed away and did not write this book.

I've listened to a few books, that I didn't care for but, this is the first time I have felt cheated. I am even considering 'returning the book' for a credit. It is appalling to me that Brannan will earn royalties (on Recht's name) from this after so hap-hazardously destroying what Recht created.

In the end, Brannan even 'forgot' how the morning star strain is transmitted in order to satisfy a small plot dénouement. He must have been reading some of Jonathan Mayberry's work and got confused....sad sad sad. I wish that I never started the series...the first book needs a warning label.

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- Mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-19-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios