What Zombies Fear 1: A Father's Quest : What Zombies Fear

  • by Kirk Allmond, Laura Bretz
  • Narrated by Victor Bevine
  • Series: What Zombies Fear
  • 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Victor Tookes went to work that beautiful spring day, he never expected to see a man eaten alive in the street in front of his office. After convincing himself that they really were zombies, he makes a trip from his house in Pennsylvania to his family home in Virginia, battling zombies all the way. His three and a half year old son was bitten on the leg, but doesn't turn into a zombie. Instead, he turns into something more than human.
Victor quickly discovers that everything he knew about zombies was wrong. Not all of them were mindless, uncoordinated, rotting ghouls; some of them were bigger, faster, stronger or smarter than when they were human.
A small percentage of humans are genetically immune to the parasite. Instead of turning these humans into mindless shamblers, they gain enhanced abilities. These new abilities will be pushed to their limits in their quest to carve out a safe haven to call home.
How will he keep his son safe when the world crumbles around him?


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Avoid This If You Like Good Writing

This book was a true slog, and I feel cheated of a credit. It's flat and episodic with no real character or story development. The dialog was awful, especially when a character recounted something that happened to them. It read like a diary entry, rather than a conversation. No one actually tells people "blood blossomed" under a dead body, or someone "leaped" at them, especially if English is their second language. It was entirely distracting from a story that was difficult to pay attention to in the first place.

The story in general was an interesting premise, but badly handled by the author. People bitten by zombies develop strange powers that aren't explored or contemplated by the main character in depth. It's just so strange. It seems like the author himself wasn't very interested in this book.

It may have been an additional letdown because of its poor comparison to the "Adrian's Undead Diary" series, which I've just finished reading. If you're looking for a zombie apocalypse series, go for that one first. It's like French champagne compared to this Boone's Farm.
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- Adrienne

Does a bite make you a zombie or a superhero?

What disappointed you about What Zombies Fear 1: A Father's Quest?

There was no one thing...Is this a zombie novel? or a completely unbelievable superhero novel. You could insert "The Flash, Hulk, Bulls-eye, Thor, etc in for the heroes names and it would have flown better, Hated the large holes in the plot, jumps from desk jockey to strategic tactician, weak characters - it goes on.... I did not like the concept very much, walking dead, almost human dead, and super zombies - I don't know....Talking zombies????? Then they are not zombies.... Maybe INFECTED would have been a better word...The author tried to bring something 'original' to the zombie template as a whole but it felt like a rip off of many single ideas from other books - zombie, vampire, werewolf, alien....and in the end it was a bit too much to swallow.When a character retells their part of a story it should read like dialogue, not like they had hours to reflect, review video, and then recant their experience in vivid and exacting detail, something NO ONE would do in real conversation....

Has What Zombies Fear 1: A Father's Quest turned you off from other books in this genre?

NO. There are many equally bad and even more much better (Mark Tufo). One has to go into a book like this with a lowered expectation and be surprised when it is properly delivered and the voice talent is great. Sorry to the author but it was poorly written with too many holes in plot, weak character development, horrible dialogue, and too many leaps of faith to follow along and enjoy without those distractions...

How could the performance have been better?

The accents were horrible, again sorry to the voice talent, but you could not really tell who in the book was talking by the voice.

What character would you cut from What Zombies Fear 1: A Father's Quest?

I may have made max a bit older to start -

Any additional comments?

unfortunately I am driven by unknown forces which compel me to complete the series.... thank goodness they are only 6 hrs each...

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- Mark "Tell us about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios