Our kids are no longer our future. They're our demise.
Humanity's advancements in medicine, meant to eliminate disease and extend life, have led to a macabre reality of childhood vaccinations gone terribly wrong. Kids have transformed, changed into ravenous beasts that are nightmarishly quick, disproportionally strong, and void of empathy. No amount of planning or preparation could have saved the human race against this unexpected attack, centralized in the heart of every human home, and the US is quickly thrown into a chaos of Z Children. By the end of the first day, the entire world is jolted into a veritable hell on earth. Yet, there are survivors - individuals who, by luck, skill, or circumstance, lived through the initial wave of destruction. These 'lucky' ones will join together, bonded in their quest for survival. They will try to maintain their humanity in a world where children have graduated from bubble baths to blood baths. And they will try to find an answer to the only question that matters: What will tomorrow bring?
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Surprised that I loved it so much!
First, let me note that I received this audiobook for free through AudibookBoom, in exchange for an honest review. So I really wasn't expecting much. So many authors are jumping on the zombie band wagon, turning out pretty poor imitations of the greats. But I was bored, nothing to listen to, and there was this book that I could listen to for free. So why not?
Zombie children?.....yah, I wasn't expecting much. But I absolutely LOVED it! I turned it on and didn't stop until the 6 hour, 11 minute mark! (I fell asleep at 2 a.m.) Got up the following day and finished the remaining hour. I couldn't put it down. If book 2 was out, I would have immediately paid a full $15 audible credit for it!
I won't go into details about the story line. I'll just keep it short with: All of the children that got their vaccinations, turned into zombies. Boom, the zombie apocalypse.
There were just a few, tiny little details that needed editing. I'm only mentioning them, so that if the author reads this, he can make sure to maybe have someone else proofread the next book. A female character was listening to her mom's voice mail, that she's listened to a hundred times because her mom died a month after leaving it. A short while later in the book, this character is talking about her parents currently being in a retirement home/community and hope they'll be ok during the zombie outbreak. Mom died a little while back, so she can't be in the retirement home now.
Definately a Must Read!!!!!
Z Children ranks among the top 10 of all the audiobooks I have listened to which is quite expansive. The brilliant writing and narration combined makes this story a perfect 5 stars for me. I will be definitely listening to this book again.
I would compare Z Children to the Wormwood series. Although in Wormwood, there are no children zombies but there are adult zombies, creative characters, intrigue, suspense and horror as there is in this book. I was never a Zombie Apocalypse reader before but Z Children and Wormwood have definitely drawn me in.
There was no one character I would say was my favorite. Johnny Mack did an excellent portrayal of all characters. Between the writing of Eli Constant & B V Barr and the phenomenal narration of Johnny Mack, I felt as if I was part of the story because the story was written from a first person point of view and Johnny Macks' delivery was impeccable. Johnny adds intensity, suspense, fear and terror to the story with his outstanding narration. Mr. Macks' superb delivery of this story will capture and grip you right from the beginning and will draw you into the story and keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Johnny Mack is a MASTER of his trade when it comes to narration. I will be looking for other books performed by Mr. Mack.
This was a book I wanted to listen to all in one sitting and did as such. My mistake was listening to it right up until bedtime. The storyline and characters are so well written and realistic that I had nightmares of these Z children coming after me. I absolutely loved this book and recommend it highly to anyone who appreciates a good Zombie Apocalypse book. This is beyond good ... it is excellent. I am impatiently and anxiously awaiting book 2 because the ending has me wondering.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com
- Elaine M.