All Together Now: A Zombie Story

  • by Robert Kent
  • Narrated by David Radtke
  • 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Yea though we perish, yea though we die, we'll all be together in the sweet by and by...
Fifteen-year-old Ricky Genero is writing a journal of the zombie apocalypse. His high school has burned to the ground, his friends are all either dead or shambling corpses roaming the earth in search of human flesh, and his best friend died saving his six-year-old brother Chuck from a zombie horde. When Chuck is bitten and infected with the zombie virus, Ricky must travel among the walking dead in search of a cure.
WARNING: This YOUNG ADULT novel is mean and nasty and intended for a mature audience. It is absolutely not appropriate for younger readers. All Together Now: A Zombie Story is a gruesome, repugnant tale featuring horrific acts of violence sure to warp young minds.


What the Critics Say

"All Together Now: A Zombie Story is by turns disgusting, terrifying, funny, and heartbreaking. Fans of The Walking Dead will eat it up like, well, zombies munching fresh brains. A stellar debut from a novelist to watch!" (Mike Mullin, award-winning author of Ashfall, Ashen Winter, and Sunrise)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Unique Premise, Well Told!

Would you consider the audio edition of All Together Now: A Zombie Story to be better than the print version?

I've only been exposed to the audio versions of Kent's books, so I can't give a fair comparison. However, I think they are perfect for listening to in a long car ride with friends or your children, or even in the living room with the lights down low.

What was one of the most memorable moments of All Together Now: A Zombie Story?

I don't want to give away anything specific, but I will say that the relationship between Ricky and his little brother was extremely touching, and made the events that befall Ricky and his motley band all the more tragic.

Which character – as performed by David Radtke – was your favorite?

Easily Ricky, the protagonist. Ricky is capable, but unassuming, a lover of poetry and baseball, overall your average and likable kid. David portrays him with a sensitivity and angst that makes it all too easy to imagine a 16 year old Ricky, perhaps even a 16 year old David Radtke.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. If my schedule had allowed it, haha! This is definitely one you'll be happy to lend a lazy afternoon to. Just don't listen to it before bed!

Any additional comments?

Having listened to a few of David's other narrations, I can honestly say this is some of his best work. He plays children, teenagers, girls, men and women of various ages and races, obese southern belles and demented religious cult leaders. There's even a few times when he sings A Capella in lieu of a church chorus ( no easy feat, I might add! One that would make most of us die of embarrassment!) All of David's characters are believable (or pleasantly exaggerated.) And he navigates them with consistency and flexibility. I look forward to listening to more works by both Robert and David.

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- Sean A. Daeley "SDVO"

Good story, problems with narrator

I like journal style zombie books such as Day by Day Armageddon and Apocalypse Z, especially when the author makes us feel like the character is really writing it that way. ATN did a good job using this format. There was a little too much backstory, though. I get that he was catching us up, but I got frustrated with how much was being told about the past once I knew what his current struggle was. I wanted to see him move forward.

The author does a very good job making me care for the main character, both with his relationship to the romantic interest and with his family. It didn't make me cry, as only two books have, but it was still pretty strong.

The ending was terrific and totally surprised me. I wasn't sure if I was going to give this a four or a three because I was able to put the story down for extended periods of time, but in the end I can recommend this book as a solid read. It may be I'm also not the ideal audience.

Aside from the lengthy backstory stealing momentum for me, I was also taken from the story by the narrator's method of dialogue tagging. I think he did a very good job on the voices and narration, but every time he added a dialogue tag the jolt between the dialogue and the tag made it feel obvious that he was splicing two tracks together. It happened so much I got pretty annoyed. I listen to audiobooks partly because I love how the voices can immerse me in the story, but when I am getting taken out of that experience as often as I was on this one, it makes me want to stop listening. The narrator did well enough on everything else that I'd listen to him again, but only after checking a sample to see if this problem has been worked out.
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- Tim Ward "Former Executive Producer for Adventures in Scifi Publishing."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2014
  • Publisher: Middle Grade Ninja Press