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Deadlocked 1 [Kindle Edition]

A.R. Wise
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Book Description

David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they're safe?

Deadlocked puts you into David's head as he struggles to get home. Then a final confrontation occurs that could guarantee his family's survival, but at what cost?

Product Details

  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 61 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,974 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gasping for breath March 6, 2012
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A.R. Wise seizes you from the very first page and keeps on pushing. Unlike most novels, there isn't a single down moment in Deadlocked. It would actually be a challenge to stop reading. If you haven't put this on your Kindle yet . . . do it now! You won't be disappointed.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Storycrafting February 7, 2012
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This is, in my opinion, a valient first tale in a series, i look forward to the rest. The author told a believable tale and it hooked me to the end, and what a end!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! December 22, 2011
By Dave
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A very fast paced & well written storyline with lots of action from beginning to end and with characters that were very well developed. I also liked reading the author's notes at the end of the book which offered some insight into the series. I was glad I took a chance on this book. I really enjoyed it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story February 3, 2012
By KadyH
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Best freebie I've gotten on my Kindle so far. No glaring errors in spelling or punctuation, as I've found in almost everything else I've gotten, and what a story. Couldn't put it down once I'd started.Can't wait to see what comes next.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
'Deadlocked' is a fast-paced novella that deals with the horrifying topic of zombies. Although it's a short read at only about 50 pages, the author manages to adeptly set the stage for the entire series and leave the reader hooked to the very last page. The plot is frighteningly realistic and the lengths to which the main character, David, goes to in order to protect his wife and children from this horrific occurrence is honest and touching. Since this is a horror novel, it is action-packed and very fast-paced, which makes the length quite a downside. I finished it so quickly I felt like I had whiplash. I just wanted more of the story - I wasn't ready to be done so fast. Luckily, this is just the first in a series that follows a family's courageous attempts to overcome a zombie apocalypse.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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"Deadlocked" is a Zombie thriller by author A.R. Wise. This Kindle e-book was priced at $0.00 and was a 131 Kb download.

SPOILERS (general theme)

This is the story of an sudden and unexpected Zombie outbreak in a city. The infestation starts slowly but rapidly overruns the area causing residents to panic and flee for their lives. This is the story of Dave, who is at the hospital when things start to go awry and his attempt to get home to his family.


Impressions: some pros and cons...

1.) not an unusual scenario for a Zombie tale but one that was interesting and started out with some intriguing ideas and truly grotesques imagery.

2.) although Dave's desire to get home to his family was noble and understandable, the methods to arrive there stretched ones sense of believability. Some examples (without going into specific details, but please read at your own risk) to follow...
a.) the pontoon ride and the cops.
b.) the long swim in frigid waters.
c.) the ongoing confrontation with the thugs.
d.) the inability to push a boat from a dock by 4 adults resulting in the needless loss of 2 human lives at the end of the story.

This is a story where author A.R. Wise shows that he is a writer with some promise. The story of getting from point A to point B was's just that some of the circumstances within the journey were, to say the least, improbable. Yes I realize this is a fictional story, but if events occur that are not believable within the context of the what's being written, then it looses qualities that prevent it from becoming a memorable piece of fiction.
I really liked the overall story but I had trouble engaging a tale where so many occurrances were, even for a fictional work, unlikely.

As it is 2 1/2 Stars.

Ray Nicholson
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great zombie novel February 14, 2013
By Chad S.
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Another great zombie book! The plot progressed quickly, but not too fast. You really connect with David (the main character) and begin seeing the world through his eyes. A must read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book February 8, 2013
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This book was truly inspiring. I happen to be a amateur writer and this book was inspiring for my future work
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good read
Published 8 hours ago by Paola C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done!
I thoroughly enjoyed this fresh spin on the zombie apocalypse. Characters were funny and well rounded, plot was solid..execution overall great.
Published 8 days ago by nubian_princesa
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
good read
Published 19 days ago by MARK JOHNSON
5.0 out of 5 stars DEADLOCKED
Greetings This novella authored by A R Wise held this readers attention not unlike the sinuous grip of the undead relaxing only enough to allow one to turn a page before locking... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Claire R. Gayder
5.0 out of 5 stars I was wondering.
Deadlocked keep me reading and wondering what I would do....facing death. It is very well written and deserves the five stars.
Published 1 month ago by Gail W. Hansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but sweet!
Author, A. R. Wise had me hooked with "Deadlocked" right from the start. It has a unique twist in the 1st person short story that I've never seen before. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Podlaski, Author of Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was so great. Usually I have trouble reading zombie books...
This book was so great. Usually I have trouble reading zombie books due to The Walking Dead. I find them all the same.This keeps you hooked, and has a different take on zombies. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lorrie2038
4.0 out of 5 stars exciting!!
A quick entertaining read. Lots of action. Definitely keeps you interested. I can't wait to read the second book !
Published 1 month ago by George Worster
5.0 out of 5 stars deadlocked
Realistic. No super heroes. Man working 12 hr days in cubicle that's thrust into realistic apocalypse very beginning. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David Carlton
5.0 out of 5 stars This should be your next read!
This series is one of the great ones in the Zombie genre (If you like the Walking Dead and The Remaining, you will like this series). Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Hord
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More About the Author

A.R. Wise was born in Indiana and has lived in Florida, Texas, and now Colorado. He is married to an unreasonably understanding and beautiful wife and has two wonderful little girls.

He has been writing since he was young, but the daunting task of facing rejection after rejection in the traditional publishing world always kept him from pursuing his passion. The new eBook revolution has given him a chance to put his work out there for everyone to enjoy, and he has been shocked at the reception it's received!

A.R. Wise's series of zombie fiction, Deadlocked, has enjoyed massive success on Amazon. Five Star reviews continue to pour in and the success has encouraged him to continue to write. If you enjoy his work, you have the eBook revolution to thank for it!

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