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Author: David Wellington Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062394804

Publisher Description

In the bestselling vein of Guillermo Del Toro and Justin Cronin, the acclaimed author of Chimera and The Hydra Protocol delivers his spectacular breakout novel—an entertaining page-turning zombie epic that is sure to become a classic.

Anyone can be positive . . .

The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan's hand marks him as a Positive. At any time, the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster. His only chance of a normal life is to survive the last two years of the potential incubation period. If he reaches his twenty-first birthday without an incident, he'll be cleared.

Until then, Finn must go to a special facility for positives, segregated from society to keep the healthy population safe. But when the military caravan transporting him is attacked, Finn becomes separated. To make it to safety, he must embark on a perilous cross-country journey across an America transformed—a dark and dangerous land populated with heroes, villains, madmen, and hordes of zombies. And though the zombies are everywhere, Finn discovers that the real danger may be his fellow humans.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome meets World War Z and I Am Legend in this thrilling tale that has it all: a compelling story, great characters, and explosive action, making Positive the ultimate zombie novel of our time.

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  • “Combining action and horror and featuring a sympathetic if naïve hero, this is a great addition to the zombie canon from Wellington. Finn’s journey has an epic scale that seems destined for movie screens. In this postapocalyptic world the horror arises mostly from the violent remnants of humanity.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Wellington’s most ambitious book is also his best, written with a maturity and compassion indicative of a writer who’s found the story he was made to tell. Zombie groupies will eat this one up, but it should also be recommended to readers of all epic-scale fantasy, including Justin Cronin’s bestselling epic vampire novel.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “If John Wyndham had written a zombie novel, it might very well have resembled Wellington’s clever apocalyptic thriller…Finn’s personal growth is plausible as he grapples with the ethics of survival, and the story displays an imagination familiar to fans of Wellington’s Chimera.”

    - Publishers Weekly

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    " Horror read by Jesse Eisenberg, j/k. Once you get past the narrator sounding like Jesse, decent story. Listed as horror but didn't really find much horror in it. Maybe it's a rated pg? "

    - Lisa Garcia , 4/11/2016

About the Author

David Wellington is the author of several novels. His zombie novels Monster Island, Monster Nation, and Monster Planet form a complete trilogy. He has also written a series of vampire novels including 13 Bullets, 99 Coffins, Vampire Zero, and 23 Hours, and in 2009 began his Werewolf series, starting with Frostbite and Overwinter. His novels have been featured in Rue Morgue, Fangoria, and the New York Times.

About the Narrator

Manel Loureiro was born in Pontevedra, Spain, and studied law at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. After graduation, he worked in television, both on-screen (appearing on Television de Galicia) and behind the scenes as a writer. Apocalypse Z, his first novel, began as a popular blog before its publication, eventually becoming a bestseller in several countries, including Spain, Italy, and Brazil. He currently resides in his hometown of Pontevedra, where, in addition to writing, he is still a practicing lawyer.