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Publisher's Summary

When the world ends on Halloween night, Jaz, a retired US Marine, thinks it's all over. His friends, his family.... They're all gone. He's alone and on the run.
On his desperate dash to the desolation of North Dakota, as far away from the slaughterhouses of the cities as he can get, he encounters Jennifer, a waitress hiding in her dad's roadside diner.
While they come to terms with the fact they may be the last two people alive, they discover there is something more sinister at work, and Jaz and Jennifer realize the attack was just the beginning.
©2017 CJ Rutherford (P)2018 Colin Rutherford
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ray Johnson on 02-14-18

All hell breaks loose

Treaters is an end of the world novel that makes you happy the gates of hell haven't opened. Survival horror is a new genre for me, and I like it. I have long been into apocalyptic stories and settings, but I really enjoyed the horror aspect a lot.

This is only the first book in what looks to be either a trilogy or a series. And it centers on two survivors who make their way with a lovable pooch, finding love in hope in the darkest of places. I know Rutherford is a newer writer, but he never comes across like a novice. Go read his Neverwar trilogy and see what I mean. Treaters is a descent into despair and terror as you try to survive in a world populated by demons out for your heart, blood, and soul. Jaz and Jennifer are likable characters, and you will feel everything that they feel as they make their way in the world.

The book does end on one heck of a cliffhanger, but then, this is a series so no worries. My only issue, and it is a small one is the flipping of narration. I really prefer just one person to do a book, and they can do all the voices from each gender. Having two narrators distracted me a little at first, but I got used to it. The Ables do work well together, and they are seamless in the transitions.

Treaters really looks to be a great start to an exciting series. I cannot wait for the next one to come out so that I can find out what happened after the end of this book!!!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Spooky Mike on 03-28-18

The Book of Jaz

The overall plot of the story is interesting. Has the basic plot of an apocalyptic story with your ex-Marine badass surviving the unsurviveable with a dog, a damsel in distress, and then has demons thrown in for good measure. The demons are always kinda present but not really engaged until the last bit of the story. Then it turns all Predator and in mind my goes off the rails. Now the epilogue gets the story back onto the rails but puts it on a completely different track that makes me curious about the next story. It seems that the next one will be more fantasy with demons and angels then your typical post-apocalyptic story, not necessarily a bad thing.
I wouldn’t call this a romance. While there is love between a man and a woman it is creepy love because as he says himself, he is old enough to be her father. To me it was just gross and their nicknames for each other gave me molester vibes. Same vibe you get when the weird old man up the street stares at the neighborhood girls. I can understand they think that they are the last people alive and at some point they would fall in love. Everyone should be expected to do what is needed in this scenario but to fall in love so quickly seemed very unrealistic, especially given Jaz’s background, and I found it incredibly distracting from the overall story. I assume their love for each other was used for an endgame but I think that could have been handled differently. If Denzel Washington hooked up with Mila Kunis in The Book of Eli I think it would have totally changed the feel of the movie and possibly overshadowed the rest of the story, or I could just be an overprotective father.
I really enjoyed the narration. I enjoyed the back and forth between the two narrators and really liked the range of voices Michael used for the different characters. Not sure if it was intentional, but Jennifer’s spoken dialogue, voiced by Kelly, seemed like it was written by a nineteen year old which was fitting since Jennifer is nineteen. Personally I didn’t like her character, so I found her annoying dialogue fitting which eventually made me actually enjoy it. This book pulled me all over the place. The narration alone was worth the listen though.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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5 out of 5 stars
By J Smith on 07-24-18


Didn’t quite know what to expect having 2 narrators, but it works really well! I’m so glad I took the chance!
As for the story, it’s truly gripping, intense and pretty darn terrifying at times!
It does slow down a little in the middle with the ‘getting to know people’ part but I’m raring to go on the next book, I can’t wait!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Colin on 04-16-18

Fantastic, cannot fault it!

This book caught my eye as it seemed to have an interesting cover art. Then the other reviews made my mind to buy this gem. I have not regretted it.

I'm not going in to details but both the story and the Ables voice acting is magnificent. The backstory bits that i usually find boring had me gripped and in some instances nearly in tears.

Quality Story
Quality Performance
Buy this book, you will not regret it!

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