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Summary

A new landscape was formed after the storm, and with it the promise of a new beginning.

One race to dominate this land. One race to survive.

Words were uttered beneath the Saxon while Howie fought the undead.

Words that brought a whole new pressure.

To be relentless and unceasing. To charge forward and never give up. To do what it takes to survive.

That pressure was building, and it became too much. Howie faltered, losing his mind as they ran through the fog and sought the doctors so desperately needed at the fort.

The final act was a simple one. A stubborn man spoke through an intercom at the munitions factory, and his words sparked such a reaction in Howie that he fell apart in front of those who love him the most.

The Undead continues with day 16.

©2014 R. R. Haywood (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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iffy storyline in this one

first of all, i have enjoyed books 1-15 despite a lot of harrowing detail. good story mostly well executed.
however despite the strong female characters as an older reader i sometimes wonder about some views discussed.
this was the case when one character tried to help a woman give birth.
first of all MOST BIRTHS GO WELL EVEN WITHOUT HELP. i fear for younger female readers sometimes. im amazed that anyone is brave enough to have kids the way birth is over dramatised every single time it comes up.
secondly- the life of the mother is always the priority at least in the west- unless the woman says otherwise. sorry but, good grief. we are not talking cattle here. I doubt even Roy nor Howie would be that daft.
am taking a break from these books now.
theres enough misogyny in the world, i dont find it entertaining.

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Another great instalment

This is a zombie apocalypse series. There I’ve said it.

Having got that out of the way I struggle to understand how some reviewers think this is plagiarism. Not sure how you copyright zombies.

I adore how this series has evolved and how it focuses on the characters as they evolve. To me as a reader I enjoy the 5 minutes of banter about very little as that in itself is thoroughly entertaining.

If you haven’t started already the extracted series is a must.

Mr Haywood

Keep writing, in me you have a fan

Awesome

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As always AMAZING

I'm on my second re-listen of these books, Haywood is a genius writer.
You laugh and cry, get angry at people, get disappointed in people, it's also great that it is pretty much correct by place,so in some cases you can go and walk the roads the battles were had in.
Just brilliant!

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blowers

once again brilliantly written. hookies comments to blowers,had me laughing. I was so sad when blowers put his life on the line. I fumed with fury when Maddox acted like a twat,but hoped that he would make the right choice when it mattered. The humming and singing in the Saxon. Safe sex conversation with Dave ,and so much more. These people have become my friends,I feel as if I know them and sometimes I'm there with them. Great narration too. Dont know what I will do when it's all over!

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Emotional

The best books make you think or laugh or cry.
For me, Mr Haywood achieved all these in this book.
I look forward to more from him.
Thank you.

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Starting to get a little repetitive.....

Even when characters die, you can kinda guess that something miraculous will save the day. Not that I'd want to lose anyone (we're all good buddies now), but still, there's a predictable pattern developing, and lots of money being paid for old rope.

Dave's voice has improved at last, so, thanks for listening to your audience! By the way, Autistic people are not cold or emotionless. Other people being unable to read our feelings is essentially no different from us struggling with neurotypicals. Communication is a 2 way street! ;-)

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amazing.

Wow. From start to finish it had me shocked and hooked. I'm trying to peice together the story and who has what role etc. and where does such n such fit in..... I love all the characters they feel so real to me, I absolutely love Joe's narration of the story his art at bringing the characters alive is amazing . I absolutely cannot wait to start the next book I need to know what happens next.

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Awesome awesome awesome

This audible book had me laughing out loud to myself close to tears and excited enough to stay awake all night to listen brilliant writing by
Hayward

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  • 30-10-19

Addicted

I am truly addicted to these books. A bit frustrating sometimes but really enjoyable a+++++++++

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By Far the most intense yet

*spoilers*
The most intense, emotive book so far. The spider scene filled me with terror. Joe Jameson read with such skill , I had to fast forward 30 secs several times. The baby scene was terrifying, amazing and emotional. a complete roller coaster.
I hope the rest are just as fantastic. God Knows what I'm going to do when I finish this series lol

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  • Sarah Connor
  • 20-06-18

What happened?

Books 1-10 were amazing! I couldn't stop listening. Then in book 11 the narrator changed, which was a travesty, and the story became dark and depressing. I was so disappointed that I skipped from book 11 to this installment (16). It turns out that I didn't miss much. On the upside, the narrator finally performs Dave's voice better, however, his rendition of Reggie is like nails on a chalkboard. I'm not going to include plot spoilers, but I will share my opinion that the characters have devolved into 2-dimensional, predictable individuals who bare little resemblance to their originals. The story is no longer engaging, the attempted humor isn't funny (unless you like the constant juvenile homophobic jokes between Cookie & Blowers), and I have become so disengaged that I'm returning this audio book. On the flip side, you MUST check out R.R. Haywood's "Extracted" series. It is BRILLIANT in every way!! I hope he continues that series.

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  • carolyn
  • 23-11-17

The best series since the Barchester Chronicles

Too many laugh out loud moments to count. Vivid characters. I await 17 with impatience.

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  • Bulldogs
  • 23-06-22

United Air Ruined my holiday. This book saved me.

Please don't fly United Airlines. They ruined my vacay. Howie and the gang kept me sane.

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  • KellyC
  • 31-12-21

I laughed so hard!!

Yes, it took a few books for the narrator to get the voices right but he’s has them down perfectly now! He’s an amazing narrator and it’s a perfect match.
Yes, the series took a dark turn but it has to take that turn to understand the deeper story.
Yes, the humor is juvenile at times but that humor is central to the heart of the story. Don’t be a snowflake, just enjoy and understand why it’s important! I have never laughed so hard as I did in chapter 12 (chapter 13 in the audible readout) It was the middle of the night as I woke up my entire family laughing so loud and hard and I really needed that laugh and all the others through the series so far. Thanks RR Haywood!!

It’s a strange world and life is strange for our characters. So strange and so wonderful for us, the readers!

PS anyone who can skip books in this series and think nothing has changed with the characters and who calls them two dimensional should stop reading and reviewing books.

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  • Zatoichievi
  • 20-04-20

can we please get a movie version of this?

the story is brilliant the characters are awesome but when they changed the narrator's it starts to get a little difficult. Not going to criticize the narrator just my opinion. but seriously, can we please get a movie version with the cast from the peaky blinders maybe some of the guys from Frontier as well. but I sure do miss Dan Morgan.

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  • ebony rosales
  • 19-11-17

Fantastic

Definitely one of my favorites, the story just keeps evolving and I’ve grown to really like Joe, can’t wait for the next one! Adore the characters and RR Haywood! We are pack!

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  • Angela Miconi
  • 27-10-17

Need More The Undead

Ugh! I want more The Undead!!! I can't get enough of this series. Why hasn't this been made into a series? Seriously!!! This is so good and like the other gabillion books before this one, this one does not disappoint! So excited for future installments!

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  • Nichole
  • 18-10-17

Keeps on entertaining me

Just when I think it can not.. it keeps entertaining me. I almost don't want it to end.

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  • bossturbo
  • 09-10-17

great book but production value needs work.

audio was really quiet, and they forgot to hit it out the rewrite so you would hear a sentence and then hear the same sentence slightly differently

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  • redhead in oz
  • 23-09-17

100% addicted.

So what's soooo good about this series when I've abandoned many others?

The characters - so varied, so real, so down to earth. I cry with them, I laugh with them (and their stupid jokes), I fall in love with them. I am strangely proud of who they are.

The plot - keeps twisting and turning without being ridiculous. Battle scenes are huge and inspirational, the smaller, quieter moments are often hilarious and equally often lovely, small studies of human nature.

The narrator - Joe Jameson does a simply outstanding job of bringing the many key characters and scenes to life. He is a HUGE asset to the series (as was the narrator of the early books, Dan Morgan).

Full disclosure - I'm British (living in Oz). The story and narration are British. With the abundance of American options on the market, for me, this series really stands out as a study of human nature in the face of extreme adversity. If you like the English accent (of which Joe does a fab job of many and varied accents) you will quickly become addicted to The Undead.

As with all well written 'zombie' shows, it's not about the zombies so much as what their presence brings out in the survivors, tho to be fair, in The Undead series, the infection is an interesting character in itself, which offers another unique dimension.


If you hadn't noticed, I really love this series. When new eps come out I listen to all the old ones again just to string out the suspense and make the new eps last longer.

I've just discovered RR's sci-fi series Extraction also which is proving interesting too.

What a bloody talented man!