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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780316102865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316102865
  • ASIN: 0316102865
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""...the most fun I've had with a zombie book since Pride and Prejudice and Zombies...Petersen has the beginnings of a beautiful, zany series."" - Impact Online
""...Cassandra Campbell [is] the perfect choice for the voice of Sarah. She reads the story with a wry, understated wit and competent sexiness that suited the character just right. She brought a blend of maturity and whimsy that allowed the humor of the novel to stand out organically, never forcing a joke. "" - The Guilded Earlobe
""Married with Zombies is quite entertaining... Cassandra Campbell was a great narration choice for this production.: - AudiobookReviewer.com
""A wonderfully wicked adventure!"" - Kerrelyn Sparks, NYT bestselling author
""A comedy with brains, bravado and bite."" - Angie Fox, NYT bestselling author
""Gory. Sarcastic. Zany. Pitch-perfect for the zombie fan."" - Mario Acevedo, author of Werewolf Smackdown
""An entertaining journey through an apocalyptic landscape of relationship issues, pet peeves, and zombies. Make sure to pack your shot gun and emotional baggage."" - S.G. Browne, author of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

A Facebook application once told Jesse Petersen that she'd only survive a day in a zombie outbreak, but she doesn't believe that. For one, she's a good shot and two, she has an aversion to bodily fluids, so she'd never go digging around in zombie goo. Until the zombie apocalypse, she lives in the Midwest with her husband and two cats. Find out more about the author at www.jessepetersen.net.

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Customer Reviews

This is a fun, quick read.
ALina
Sarah and David will remind any couple of themselves, as you can tell they'd have a great relationship if they'd just let the little things go.
Mark Rosendorf
Along the way, they meet some interesting cast of characters.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kris on August 28, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I LOVED this book! It was light-hearted yet serious at times and there was always something to keep me interested!

I enjoyed the main characters (who seem like that typical "growing up and apart" couple) as I followed their adventures of slaying zombies and saving their marriage.

It definitely isn't your usual zombie book! It'll make you laugh out loud at times as the author's sense of humor comes shining through. At other times you'll see a whole different serious side of a "zombie" plaque. Yes, I was weeping at times.

It's certainly a multi-dimensional story (as in it's not just about zombies people!) that will keep you reading straight through to the end. I know I can't wait for book 2!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By zombie phreak on September 3, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I picked this book up at a used book store and wasn't expecting anything great, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good this book was!

***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS***

So Dave and Sara are having problems with their marriage, what better way to solve their problems than with a zombie apocalypse? And they start out by killing their marriage counselor who they both really don't like and feel like they're been paying too much for.

A lot of times I look for plot holes to nit pick about but there weren't any that I could find. The two characters come across other people during the zombie apocalypse but they all are red shirts. They all die after coming in contact with our two main characters. The only one that really lives after meeting the main characters is Melissa, the wife of the cult leader that thought the zombies were a plague from God. The way that her character was written, I am curious if we will see her again in the other books. I'll have to pick up the next one to find out. Just a little annoyance that all the characters die so quickly.

Something that is a little unbelievable is that they become so good at killing zombies that they do it without even breaking a sweat and they become combat experts. I admit they'd probably become better at combat, but I don't think they'd be just slaughtering zombies left and right. But that's just a minor complaint.

One thing that I liked that these characters did that others didn't do in other books is that they were concerned about their family members and they were trying to reach them and get them to safety. If the zombie apocalypse really happened that's what we'd be doing, we'd all be worried about our families and we'd want to make them safe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HolJo on December 12, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Rated 4.5/5

Summary: Sarah and David have hit a rough patch in their relationship. After five years of marriage, they are both unhappy and fight constantly with each other. In an effort to resolve their issues, they have been going to counseling once a week for the past six months.
On their final visit with Dr. Kelly, they walk into a scene right out of a horror movie. Dr. Kelly is literally eating two of her patients. As Sarah and David stare in shock and disbelief, Dr Kelly turns her attention on them. Before this counseling session is over, Dr Kelly is dead.... for a second time.

Sarah and David soon learn that all of Seattle is under siege by the undead. Some sort of experiment at the University of Washington went horribly wrong and resulted in Zombies taking over the city. The Zombies are multiplying at an astounding rate, and no where in the city is safe.

When the couple is finally able to leave the city, they decide head toward a small town in southern Washington to find out if David's sister has survived. Along the way, they battle zombies, they escape the clutches of a cult, and they become thieves. But, by working together against a common enemy, they also begin to repair their marriage.

Review: As a general rule, zombie stories have never really appealed to me. No matter how talented the author, zombies are still going to be decaying human bodies... YUCK. I picked up this book because the cover made it look like it might be satire instead of a "serious" zombie story. It was not satire. It was a real zombie story with truly disgusting zombies. And believe it or not, I liked it. A lot.

So what made this one different? Humor. Sarah and David are hilarious. It isn't intentional on their part.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christina G. Wilhelm on April 12, 2012
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Tongue in Cheek "Take what I say with a grain of salt". Why would I think that is book is written in this fashion?

First let us examine the cover. Title Married with Zombies. Maybe I'm old school but the first thing that popped into my head was the Bundy's. We all know the Bundy's were the America's 90's version of the dysfunctional family. The one thing that you don't do is mess with a Bundy; a Bundy is allowed to crap on a Bundy but not an outsider.

Second you have to look at the content. This book had me laughing from the first chapter till the end. Sara and Dave haven't got a clue there is a zombie apocalypse until they reach there therapist and have to kill her. Their knowledge on zombie killing is clearly based on all the movies they watched or the games that Dave has played. Sara used her skills from therapy to help her deal with the marital issues and zombie killing. It was amusing how Jesse Petersen incorporated the therapy into her book. Bashing a few mushy zombie brains is an excellent stress reliever. Let me point out that these two make a great zombie killing team, even when there bitching about their marital issues.

This book doesn't contain sexual material. To me this book is a romantic comedy/horror. This book is for the sheer fun of it! This is no traditional or hard core apocalyptic book. This one is meant to tickle your funny bone and leave you gasping on the floor.
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