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Length: 69 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 682 KB
  • Print Length: 69 pages
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006OOSWRO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,298 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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By Dave on December 22, 2011
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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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By KadyH on February 3, 2012
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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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'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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"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.

END SPOILERS

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...
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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.

Conclusion:
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 sound...it'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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This is a reasonably well written zombie book with nice pacing, but some of the passages were bit saccharine for me. The story also had a decidedly feminine orientation. For example, longer-than-I-would-like descriptions of relationships between characters. I prefer character and relationship develop to occur organically through the behaviors of the characters. This book has some of that too, but I didn't like the passages where relationships were discussed somewhat abstractly. So, if you like that sort of stuff in your zombie novels, this may be a good pick for you. Since it is free, it's probably worth a try.
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2.5 stars

I had a hard time picking a star rating for this book. There was so much in it that had me rolling my eyes and wishing I could have edited this. For example, we are not told the main character's name until around 10% of the book. Then it is said once and not again until way later in the book. I cannot even remember what his name was. David? It didn't stick out enough for me to remember.

But what really killed me was the development (or lack there of). Within HOURS of the virus/sickness hitting the world, everyone knows that the infected are zombies and that you have to get them in the head to kill them. How did they figure it out so fast? There was no time for the main character to contemplate killing human beings. I get it: kill or be killed but come on...there isn't even a second thought. Not once.

The main character makes some really stupid choices, which is something I can overlook since he is just a regular old joe with no survival training. But his constant injuries would have killed him. He spends how long in chilly water with a horrible head injury? So incredibly unrealistic. When he takes his shoes off and throws them in the river then never mentions putting shoes on again all I could think was that this book needs to be more carefully proofread for holes in the plot. This book was all over the place with no good consistency or flow.

The characters are so flat and 1D. There was no character development until the very end when the main character shows his deep devotion to his family.

The wording had me rolling my eyes too. It seemed like random 'SAT words' were stuck in to make this book sound smart or something. It was awkward and didn't always fit correctly. (Wrong words were used).
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