Ten years ago humanity lost the war for survival.
Now intelligent zombies rule the world. Feeding the undead of a steady diet of cloned people called Tankbread, the survivors live in a dangerous world on the brink of final extinction.
One outlaw courier must go on a journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Australia. Fighting his way into the very heart of the apocalypse in the desperate search for a way to save the last humans and destroy the undead threat. His only companion is a girl with an extraordinary secret. Her name is Else, and she's Tankbread.
Zombies have long since overrun the world, but these zombies are organized, talking, intelligent creatures. They've even devised a way to keep their insatiable hungers fed by cloning people called Tankbread. One outlaw human must survive in this post-apocalyptic nightmare that is Australia looking for a possible way to strike back with a girl who is herself not quite human. Ruper Degas performs the audiobook with his Aussie twang setting the moody environment for this thrilling ride, a unique take on the zombie apocalypse genre.
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mad max meets zombies meets soylent green
as the story opens, our unnamed protagonist is sitting across the table from su young, who is eating a girl. she is tankbread- a human grown in a tank as food for zombies. su young is an "evol," a thinking zombie. while not as smart or quick-thinking as a normal human, evols rule. there is a peace treaty between evols and humans b/c of the tankbread. tankbread gives the evols a little civility and intelligence so normal humans can live side by side with evols.
su young hires our unamed protagonist to journey to the sydney opera house, where the geeks create the tankbread, to bring back his latest shipment of tankbread. it's a dangerous journey b/c of all the feral dead, the dead outside the cities that don't eat tankbread.
while at the sydney opera house, a huge hoard of zombies attack. while fleeing our unnamed protagonist runs into a young tankbread girl, who is more than she seems, and he has been lead to believe. what ensues is their journey to discover what she truly is.
this story has a few twists. it is mostly action as they travel across parts of australia, trying to unravel the mystery of this girl. the story is kind of predictable as it is a mash-up of different stories you've heard before: an outlaw who slowly realizes he's in love with a mysterious beautiful girl with unlimited potential, set in a world where mad max meets zombies meets soylent green.
what stands out most is the narration. it is really good. rupert degas reads with a believable aussie accent. his voice is easy to listen to.
- Mike Naka
Good spin on zombies