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Author: Mira Grant Narrator: Chris Patton, Nell Geislinger Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Series:The Newsflesh Series Release Date: June 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781609412357

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Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has.

But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. Because she brings news-he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead.

Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.

Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout

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  • "Feed is a proper thriller with zombies. Grant doesn't get carried away with describing her world or the virus. She's clearly thought both out brilliantly, but she doesn't let it get in the way of a taut, well-written story.

    - SFX on Feed
  • The story starts with a bang as corruption, mystery, danger and excitement abound.

    - RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars) on Feed
  • Gripping, thrilling, and brutal... Shunning misogynistic horror tropes in favor of genuine drama and pure creepiness, McGuire has crafted a masterpiece of suspense with engaging, appealing characters who conduct a soul-shredding examination of what's true and what's reported.

    - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on Feed
  • Intelligent and intense, a thinking-person's post-apocalyptic zombie thriller set in a fully-realized future that is both fascinating and horrifying to behold.

    - John Joseph Adams on Feed
  • I can't wait for the next book.

    - N.K. Jemisin on Feed
  • It's a novel with as much brains as heart, and both are filling and delicious.

    - The A. V. Club on Feed
  • OK, all of you readers who want something weighty and yet light, campy and yet smart, horror with heart, a summer beach read that will stay in your head and whisper to you "what if," Deadline is just what you are looking for.

    - RT Book Reviews on Deadline
  • Deft cultural touches, intriguing science, and amped-up action will delight Grant's numerous fans.

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Deadline
  • Intelligent and exciting...raises the bar for the genre.

    - Telegraph on Deadline
  • Wry and entertaining."—NPR Books on Blackout

  • Astonishing ... a fascinating exploration of the future.

    - New York Times
  • While there's plenty of zombie mayhem, political snark, and pointedly funny observations here, the heart of this book is about human relationships, which are still the most important thing in the world...even in a world where you might have to shoot the person you love most in the head, just to stop them from biting off your face.

    - Locus on Feed
  • “This second entry in Grant's trilogy is a keen and intelligent novel that takes a hard look at medical ethics, government corruption, and human responsibility…Sure to appeal to fans of smart, subversive zombie lit in the vein of Max Brooks's World War Z.”              

    - Library Journal
  • “Deft cultural touches, intriguing science, and amped-up action.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)


  • Nominated for the 2012 Hugo Award
  • Nominated for the 2011 Philip K. Dick Award

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I don't even know what to say. I have both too many and too few things to say about this book. The many are all spoilers, and mostly my reactions is !!! and ???? Luckily rather than write some long rant about all the things I don't understand, I'll just move on the the next book and hopefully get all my questions answered. All things considered, this is not quite as good a story as the first book, or as emotionally moving, but it's also not as contained of a story. It doesn't really end so much as pause with a To Be Continued. So it's difficult to judge it on its own. It is incredibly page-turning, actually more so than the first novel. I read this one in two sittings. 300 pages and then a second 300 pages. So, yeah. "

    - Kim, 1/27/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Was originally going to give it three stars, but I'll add a star on for the ending. "

    - Celeste_pewter, 1/23/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The first Newsflesh was good and volume 2 is better in almost every way. I was a bit wary of Sean as a narrator at first, as his "on camera" persona in FEED is a bit overbearing. Grant does a great job transitioning him to the lead, with a subtler hand in the narration that serves the story and the character. The supporting cast feels more three-dimensional this time around as well. The stakes are bigger too(which is saying a lot). There's a lot of padding here -- extreme repetition of people's reactions to Sean's neuroses, for example -- which makes it easy to skim pages if you're not careful. The themes at play involving truth, fear and security, never really come together in this volume, but the growing conspiracy against an apocalyptic backdrop sure makes for a hell of a compulsive read. "

    - Jake, 1/22/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A compulsive read set in a world where the dead rise up. But this is more than a mere zombie gore fest. The medical explanations seem believable to this layman and the plot, with twists and turns, is convincing. What really hooked me are the sympathetic main characters, some of whom I became attached to in the first book. I'm looking forward to reading the next book. "

    - Ian, 1/9/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An enjoyable book. The politics alone make for interesting reading with the K-A zombies, but Shaun's continuing attempts to avenge Georgia's death make you hope the third book comes out soon! "

    - Tim, 1/9/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " not quite the same as feed. much slower however truly great in its own right. didn't even skip a breath just started next book due to the climax at the end. omg I'm drawn in like few other books. "

    - Charles, 9/5/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This series gets loonier and loonier - but definitely plenty of thrills (if occasionally cheap) to keep the pages turning! "

    - Margaret, 4/27/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyed the first one in the series but this one I loved even more - OMG the ending!!!! Can't wait for the next book. "

    - Hazel, 1/30/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love this series! This is honestly the most believable Zombie Apocalypse tale I've ever come across. "

    - Melissa, 8/16/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " THAT'S HOW IT ENDS!?!?!?!? Thank god I have the next book ready to go or else I'd have a serious cliffhanger problem. Expect a review of books 2 and 3 after I finish Blackout. "

    - Angie, 8/15/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Braindead fun! It breaks the Jordan-Martin Rule to read this series, since the last book isn't due until next year, but I don't detect any slowing in the plot or Abrams Drift, so it's probably OK. "

    - Dave, 6/21/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it. Even more exciting than the first. The characters that you knew from the last book are back and get into even tighter situations than the last. There is genuine tension making you reach for the next page, not wanting to take a break. This is a compulsory read for any zombie fan "

    - Julian, 6/20/2011
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " That was NOT an ending. I quite enjoyed the book up to that point, but I'm sorry, nothing got tied up at the end there. "

    - Mathieu, 6/20/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " WOW. I thought "FEED" was good, but this one just blew me away completely. I can't bring myself to read the excerpt from "Blackout", the 3rd book which won't come out for freaking EVER I'm sure, because I don't want to get myself all worked up. But wow, this woman is good. "

    - Krista, 6/19/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " EXCELLENT! The cliffhanger ending is a bit frustrating, but understandable. Excellent, really solid sequel to Feed. "

    - Mickey, 6/19/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Finished this book a bit slower than the first, due to it actually being longer. Very good read, again, a very adult book due to undertones that are definitely adult in nature. Still, a very impressive book that I thoroughly enjoyed. "

    - Tmtx, 6/19/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another edge-of-your-seat zombie thriller by Mira Grant (pen name of Seanan McGuire, whose Toby Daye books are also excellent). Blackout can't come soon enough after the ending of this 2nd book of the Newsflesh Trilogy. "

    - Charisse, 6/18/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Some interesting developments in the plot, but stretched out over too little time. Maybe if the characters come back into play for the third book, we'll see some magic again. "

    - Elliott, 6/17/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " While it doesn't top "Feed", Deadline carries the sequel water well enough, though by the end you can't help but feel that the entire book is designed to move the pieces on the board for the big finale in next year's "Blackout". Still very refreshing and a blast to read. "

    - Matt, 6/16/2011

About the Author

Mira Grant lives in Washington, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire, winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. Find out more about the author at or follow her on twitter @seananmcguire.

About the Narrator

Chris Patton has narrated over seventy-five audiobooks. His voice can be heard narrating such titles as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the dystopian juggernaut Yesterday’s Gone, Clive Barker’s Books of Blood series, and two titles by Joyce Carol Oates. Chris began his career in theater at age ten, and his voice-over career at twenty-nine. Since then, he has voiced over two hundred anime titles, numerous commercials and e-learning and industrial projects, and several video games. He’s also fronted a synthpop band called Paul Lynde Is Dead, written a teen urban fantasy about an emo vampire called Scene Immortal, and has appeared as a special guest at more than eighty-five pop-culture conventions.