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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe McKinney Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dead World Series Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781452672526
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And the dead shall rise... Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves. A feast for the dead. And the living shall gather... One boatload of refugees manages to make it out alive-but one passenger carries the virus. Within weeks, the zombie epidemic spreads across the globe. Now, retired U.S. Marshal Ed Moore must lead a group of strangers to safety, searching for sanctuary from the dead. A last chance for the living. Let the battle begin. In the North Dakota grasslands, bands of survivors converge upon a single outpost. Run by a self-appointed preacher of fierce conviction-and frightening beliefs-it may be humanity's only hope. But Ed Moore and the others refuse to enter a suicide pact. They'd rather stand and fight in the final battle against the zombies. An apocalypse of the dead. Download and start listening now!

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  • “This book is so captivating that even those who avoid these types of stories will enjoy it. Todd McLaren’s performance propels the story…[along] with moments of intensity that match the novel’s.”

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  • This book is so captivating that even those who avoid these types of stories will enjoy it. Todd McLaren's performance propels the story…[along] with moments of intensity that match the novel's. AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Darsey | 1/19/2014

    " really enjoyed this one. Some familiar scenes- Mad Max's thunderdome and the Jonestown massacre with zombies to deal with. Where the first book was first person & all in one locale, this one follows several groups, bringing them all together for a rousing big finish. And still plenty of room for sequels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lloyd | 1/1/2014

    " I thought it was pretty damn awesome! A reminder of the Jim Jones tragedy in some respects, but a respectable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John B. | 12/25/2013

    " Great book! I felt McKinney did a fantastic job changing perspectives of the Apocalypse for each character. If you are into zombies this is worth a read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa | 12/22/2013

    " Started off fast and kept going all the way to the end! Exciting & scary! I love this author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla | 11/5/2013

    " Wish I could give 3.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julianna Fuqua | 10/19/2013

    " I liked the merging plots in this one. There were certainly parts I could see coming, but the book was written in a way where I still wanted to keep reading to see exactly how it played out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindi | 9/27/2013

    " This seemed like a cheap imitation of The Stand: the epic journey, the writing telling the people where to go, the idolised nasty character..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 9/27/2013

    " Was good until it got all People's Temple on us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 9/25/2013

    " One of the best zombie books I have read in a long time. Great storyline, great characters and above all very fast moving. I could not put this one down. Excellent book and the best one in the Dead City series. Don't bother reading the 1st and 3rd books - they are bad, bad... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Colenutt | 8/23/2013

    " Definitely a great series, it gives insight on how bad religious zealots can become during any tye of crisis "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ralph | 4/20/2013

    " Excellent sequel. While the book did not continue the story of the main character from the first book that was fine as the story is about the outbreak, not the single cop, and I found the quick chapters moving from character or groups of characters to be very fast paced - starting book three now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Adkinson | 12/3/2012

    " I found the character build up was excellent, and so was the suspense! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trike | 7/3/2011

    " The second-best zombie book I've read, after World War Z. Brutal, jam-packed with action and more threats to the survivors than just zombies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trike | 2/6/2011

    " The second-best zombie book I've read, after World War Z. Brutal, jam-packed with action and more threats to the survivors than just zombies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zowie2003 | 1/17/2011

    " I wish I would've known how terrible the ending was before I bought it. Maybe if the author hadn't copied the ending from a very notable time in history, maybe I would've liked it. Maybe... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/9/2011

    " Definitely got into this one more than the 1st. Nothing bad about the 1st just that I felt this had a more grown up feel about it and the characters very believable.

    Looking forward to April 2011 for the next one ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 1/1/2011

    " Full review to be posted soon at the Horror Review, but this was good solid epic gory kick-butt zombie fun!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lloyd | 12/19/2010

    " I thought it was pretty damn awesome! A reminder of the Jim Jones tragedy in some respects, but a respectable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cj | 11/16/2010

    " On page 50. Solid, Joe really knows how to envision the spread. Though he has a dark view of the initial government containment plans. Yeesh, makes me distrust them even more.

    Several separate story lines, some stereotypical but nicely done overall. "

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About the Author
Author Joe McKinney

Joe McKinney is the author of numerous horror, crime, and science fiction novels, including Quarantined, Dodging Bullets, and the four-part Dead World series, which consists of Dead City, Apocalypse of the Dead, Flesh Eaters, and Mutated. He has a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and has worked as a homicide detective and a disaster mitigation specialist for the San Antonio Police Department. Joe lives north of San Antonio with his wife and children.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?