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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,936 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Ajvide-Lindqvist Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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In his new novel, John Ajvide Lindqvist does for zombies what his previous novel, Let the Right One In, did for vampires.

Across Stockholm, the power grid has gone crazy. In the morgue and in cemeteries, the recently deceased are waking up. One grandfather is alight with this, with hope that his grandson will be returned, but one husband is aghast at what his adored wife has become.

Here is a horror novel that transcends its genre by showing what the return of the dead might really mean to those who loved them.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Autumn West | 2/15/2014

    " This book focuses on some peoples experiences when recently dead loved ones come back, amid an uprising in general of the recently dead. I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book, and feel any type of connection with the characters. That said, it was still peaked my interest enough to want to keep reading to see what would happen. If you like Stephen King-esque horror novels, you would probably like this. However, it was just not for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 2/11/2014

    " I'm not going to lie -- Let The Right One In was better. Think of this book as his sophomore album, because that's what it feels like. That said, this was an interesting variation on the zombie tale, something much more complicated than the George Romero canon that nonetheless dovetails with it. The characters are compelling, and you won't want to put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 2/8/2014

    " First: This is NOT a zombie book. At least, not is the scary, flesh-eating, traditional sense. This is a book about love, faith, and beauty. It is frightening only in the sense that it forces us to consider things we never want to consider or that are beyond or realm of understanding. Things we typically bury deep in the back of our heads, never having to think about because we believe they can never be real. I thought it was excellent, tragic, and a tremendous study in sociology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Gregory | 2/6/2014

    " I really loved this book. I was expecting the same old zombies eating brains story, but it is nothing like that! It's creepy at times and heartfelt at times. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Ingvaldsen | 2/3/2014

    " This haunting incarnation of the zombie myth by the Swedish master of the horror genre is macabre and moving: compassionate, witty and entirely gruesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aramis | 1/30/2014

    " Not what I expected. Emotionally affecting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/20/2014

    " A completely fascinating story - part horror, part drama,part tragedy. It's scary, moving and I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/12/2014

    " "Handling the Undead" wasn't what I expected. I was looking for a fun zed novel but it was so much more. "Handling the Undead" is about the desire we have to hold on to the ones we love and the desperate measures we will take to cling to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna Heffernan | 12/22/2013

    " same swedish author as "let the right one in". this was a different view/version of the "undead". i would say if you're a big gore fan this won't satiate your needs. however, i would suggest this to people who don't usually read books about zombies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 12/10/2013

    " not nearly as good as Let the Right One in "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abeille | 12/3/2013

    " A very different take on zombie stories. Not at all what I was expecting, but quite good nonetheless. #25 in the Book a Month in 2012 Challenge from the #WTM boards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope York | 2/28/2013

    " This book was incredibly slow. It took forever to get into and I skimmed whole chapters it seemed like. The reason it earned 3 stars from me is simply because towards the end it picked up and the 'Undead' creeped me out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Barkley | 2/18/2013

    " This story was incredibly creepy and I almost couldn't finish it because it made me uncomfortable, however I had to know how it ended so I pushed through anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ken | 12/27/2012

    " ugh... such a disappointment... massive number of missteps, in my opinion, and not even close to the power of 'Let the Right One In.' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Travaille | 12/27/2012

    " I enjoyed this book although it was very disturbing. The very nature of death is brought into question as well as our reactions to it. It made me wonder what I would do if I was in that same situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 10/26/2012

    " Amazing reboot of the zombie idea. I found the ending a bit odd, as some problems seemed unresolved (or at least not addressed enough), but I really enjoyed it otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 9/19/2012

    " I was a bit disappointed in this book, mostly because I enjoyed Let the Right One Inso much. This book is written well, the prose is beautiful, the emotions lovely, but the plot wasn't as tight as I prefer. Still an interesting, enjoyable read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eva Sanchez | 5/17/2012

    " Didn't capture my attention as much as "Let the Right One in." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 1/19/2012

    " Intense! Couldn't put it down. John Ajvide Lindqvist was born to write. I now have a new favorite author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 5/13/2011

    " Good book. A pretty unique spin on the zombie genre. I recommend it to anyone who enjoyed "Let the Right One In". I will say its kind of weird though. Definitely not a thrill a minute type book, more of a wtf type book. Still pretty darn good though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichole | 5/6/2011

    " One of the saddest books ever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Earl | 4/19/2011

    " I expected more after Let The Right One In. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dee | 4/11/2011

    " Very depressing story. As zombie books go, this one is about as slow and dreary as you can get. Not a fan. "

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