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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,253 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Seanan McGuire Narrator: Chris Patton, Nell Geislinger Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Newsflesh Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Intelligent and exciting...raises the bar for the genre. Telegraph on Deadline
  • Wry and entertaining."NPR Books on Blackout
  • "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
  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim Ryser | 1/27/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Celeste_pewter | 1/23/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jake Forbes | 1/22/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ian Burrell | 1/9/2014

    " 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. "

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