The Colony: Renegades : The Colony

  • by Michaelbrent Collings
  • Narrated by Kent Clark
  • Series: The Colony
  • 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Being alive means you just have more to lose.
The zombies are changing. Growing faster. Stronger. Smarter. Working together to destroy all of humanity.
Ken Strickland has found his family. But finding something and keeping it are two very different things.
The survivors are bruised. They are broken. And they are about to find out that the worst monsters are among those they count as their friends.


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Zombies that are practically undefeatable?!!

I have had the pleasure of hearing Michaelbrent Collings books before. I am amazed at how his mind works! Collings is definitely creative with a dark twisted side that only a true writer of horror can manage. This is clearly evident in The Colony: Renegades: The Colony, Volume 2.

I would imagine that waking up one morning and find oneself smack in the middle of a zombie apocalypse would be mind boggling. However, to discover that the zombies are not only changing but are practically undefeatable would be enough to make most throw up their hands and give up. Not so for Ken or his pack of survivors who travel into the city to find his wife and children. Every parent’s nightmare – to be separated from family when they need you the most and the overwhelming fear of failing them.

The building where his wife works is overrun with zombies but ones that ignore them until they attempt to back out. Herded further down the hallway, Ken and his pack discover that the acid vomiting zombies are the not the only ones to fear – now there are newer, stronger, and more deadly ones!

Collings combines fears like a master playing on untapped fears, drumming up nightmares that are best left forgotten in the early morning light. Instead he drags them out for all to experience setting them loose to roam through our minds and dreams.

In this short volume, Collings added new fully developed characters and even though I had not heard the first volume it is clear that the main characters are solid in their development. The plot flowed smoothly as did the fear!

I have not had the pleasure of hearing the first volume, yet volume two’s start was not confusing – it was clear that this rag tag group of survivors had suffered and managed to survive a harrowing journey and defined their mission in this volume clearly. The ending was abrupt but it was at a good place – makes me want to hear the rest.

Kent Clark did an excellent job of narration. He spoke clearly and concisely. His characters were clearly identifiable. While he could have overplayed the horror and excitement, he did not. He drew the listeners in with his skill and let the story over take me.

The audio production was good with the exception of some light static like background noise whenever there was a “chapter” pause. The audio flowed smoothly and there were no issues.

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omg! i feel exhausted after listening

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as the story opens ken and his group of survivors are going up in the elevator of his wife's building. they discover that some of the infected are acting differently. kind of like the aliens in the alien movies, these infected are secreting something from their mouths, building cocoon-like structures and webbing. the infected let ken and his group just pass on by as they wander around, which i kinda found weird. but ok, i'll buy it for now. ken finds his wife and 2 children in a drugged state, encased in webbing. it's not until they try to free ken's family that those infected get agitated. once ken's family is free, they flee the building across a giant crane that has fallen between the 2 buildings. and this is where things start to get even weirder and more unbelievable.there are like thousands or even tens of thousands of infected chasing them. either they are able to elude them or the author forgot just how many were chasing them.the story devolves into 2 really long action scenes, where ken and company are chased and stalked by different kinds of infected.

from the story, i know we're like 4 hours into the infection, but i just don't know how these people were able to keep their energy up enough to perform these feats- crossing a huge crane and then shimmying down an elevator shaft infested with another type of infected. the believability went out the window for me. i just don't see how the infected have evolved into so many varying types so quickly after just a few hours.

initially, i was intrigued by the characters, but there's just no time to develop them b/c they're always running and fighting for their lives!

the story ends in another cliffhanger, and i was left thinking how much more can these characters take?

overall, i was disappointed by the direction the story took. the action was so frenetic and the tension was so high that i actually felt exhausted after listening to this short story. it's a frustrating listen, and i can't recommend it. download at your own risk!

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- Mike Naka "Avid Zombie fan who's starting to listen to more and more Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. So, my description is apt to change. Dog lover who's known to have cats. LOL C# coder, part-time prepper, B movie fan, AMC watcher, recovering but successful day trader, perpetual student, overjoyed uncle, former adrenaline junkie with a flare for cooking, and lots more. LOL"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-16-2014
  • Publisher: Michaelbrent Collings