The Death : The Death Trilogy

  • by John W. Vance
  • Narrated by Guy Williams
  • Series: The Death Trilogy
  • 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Death will find you... Devin Chase was just living his life, when the world changed in an instant. In the matter of a week a deadly virus known as The Death ravages the world killing over 90% of those infected. After six months in a self-imposed quarantine, he emerges into a new world. As he travels, he discovers others like him who are immune, but he also discovers that the world he knew is gone. It has been replaced with a savage and brutal one where the only rule is kill or be killed. Lori Roberts a mother, wife and business woman finds her world turned upside down from The Death. Her and what remains of her family travel to a FEMA camp for help, but what starts as hope for her turns into horror once she discovers what is really happening.
Separated by thousands of miles but connected by the same desire, both Devin and Lori will do what is necessary to survive.

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Ho-hum... wait, I am awake, honest!

Direct quote: "I love the rotunda, specifically the large pillars that line it at the base; it is very strong-looking" the Chancellor said.

Very strong looking, huh... perhaps the author could invest in a thesaurus?

I think part of the problem is that there is no inherent suspense... unlike a zombie outbreak, or even a traditional viral outbreak, this entire story occurs post-apocalypse and everyone left is already "immune"... so what are they running from? Oh right, "bad people".

The other part of the problem is that the author "tells" us everything. "Devan was scared" "The mayor was angry".

Oh, and the 3rd part of the problem is that the author wanted to impart some political message and/or morals and, since he couldn't add it to the story line, he had the characters have impromptu "show-and-tells" about their political/moral leanings: for example, while waiting to see if they were going to be found and killed, this type of convo starts up: Him "How about I guess your political background" Her: "Okay" Him: "You're Conservative and gun-carrying" Her: "why would you say that" Him:"because you're from the Dakotas and you married a Marine" Her: "you're wrong" Him: "I don't want to get into an argument"... and so on... These conversations add nothing to the suspense, story line or plot and don't even advance the characterizations...

But, actually, the reason why I didn't enjoy this novel is because nothing happens. A couple people go from A to B and a GREAT CONSPIRACY is uncovered. That's it. No rationale, no excitement, no resolution/justice and, honestly, nobody cares.

The narrator was barely okay - he didn't make weird noises or anything, but he certainly didn't add any excitement to the story. There's no gore or overt violence, no gun porn, no sex... there were two or three f-bombs which, while clearly not excessive, seemed very out of place since they were the only swear words used, and they were, literally, only used 2-3 times throughout the novel. It felt like the author added them for "emphasis" just because he thought they should be there, not because it was a natural place for someone to swear.

I won't be reading any more in this series... just not worth the time investment.
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- crazybatcow

Unintentionally hilarious!

I truly admire the narrator's ability to keep a straight face while reading dialogue like: "He's taken me prisoner and has insidious plans to rule the world." The story is a moronic right wing fantasy of evil liberals killing off 90% of the world's population to build a one-world government while shutting up most of the survivors into FEMA death camps. One-dimensional characters behave in preposterous ways to move along a storyline in which very little actually happens. Just dumb.
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- Steve Welch

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2014
  • Publisher: John W. Vance