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Reign of the Dead: Reloaded (Zombie Survival Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Len Barnhart
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Reign of the Dead- Revised Updated and Reloaded

Book 1
A strange virus causes the recently dead to rise with an insatiable desire to eat the living. The epidemic is worldwide and quickly rises to catastrophic proportions as civilization collapses under the burden of a horror unmatched in human history.

The survivors at a rescue center must work together to find a way to make it through the waking nightmare, but time is running out and there's more to worry about than the reanimated corpses filling the streets and parking lots of our cities..

Reign of the Dead is an apocalyptic tale of survival and heroics in the face of mankind's greatest challenge.

I could feel the passion in Len Barnhart's Reign of the Dead. I encourage everyone to go find it." -Max Brooks, World War Z

"Reign of the Dead is not just another mindless gore-fest. Barnhart does deliver plenty of graphic and gruesome violence, but these choice scenes are well-placed throughout and are tinged with an underlying thread of conspiracy and madness. The tightly woven storyline pits the survivors in a desperate struggle against an infestation of undead adversaries, as well as their fellow man." - Dark Realms Magazine.

"A solid character driven story with gut wrenching, 3-D zombies. A quick read that will have readers salivating for more...a true page turner." -Leonard Lies aka Machete Zombie, Dawn of the Dead.


Product Details

  • File Size: 389 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Severed Press (August 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005K9LVEA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #345,253 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This book could have been a lot better! November 28, 2011
By Joe W
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"Reign of the Dead: Reloaded" features the slow "Romero" style zombies, and it has a decent story line and pretty decent character development. The book revolves around a group of survivors trying to find secure shelter from the zombie hordes in the Shenandoah Valley. There are several sub plots that start off strong (the power hungry Preacher, the power hungry bureaucrat intent on nuking the big cities, the clairvoyant woman and mysterious mute child with visions of the future), but they all fizzled out. The main story did the same thing. It just sort of ended and then you were left with a weak epilogue. It took almost a week to read this rather short book, primarily because I wasn't in a hurry to get back to it...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars lazy story telling, terrible writing May 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The story was derivative and dull, with whole lines often lifted directly from classic zombie movies and novels. The use of grammar and syntax made me cringe and often felt like the author didn't even bother to edit the book before publishing. The poor use of language was almost comical, and amazingly frequent. This is not a person with a great vocabulary, so the writing lacked style and finesse. Skip this one.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Len Barnhart started the zombie wave! September 13, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Before anyone else in the indie press was writing zombie fiction, Len Barnhart was leading the way with his excellent REIGN OF THE DEAD! If you like traditional Romero-style zombies (the ONLY kind!), and society in the throes of apocalypse, then this book is for you. If you're a horror and zombie fiction fan, you're robbing yourself of a great experience if you haven't read it. Grab a copy now! It's on Kindle! For less than a buck!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great zombie title and a fast paced exciting read. January 8, 2012
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I am not one who takes my entertainment too seriously. If a book is supposed to be an action story, spy thriller or walking dead story I just look to see if it delivers the goods it should for it's genre.

Reign of the Dead does that. I was not expecting to read Shakespeare just a good zombie story and that's what I got. Fact paced and exciting with the good slow lumbering type of walking dead that I prefer. Nothing new but told in a very engrossing way. I finished to the book in two sittings and was very entertained.

If you like zombie / walking dead stories then this is a good book for you.

George Cook
Author of Scout Survive The Night: Chapter 1 The Dead War Series
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Lit for Lit Zombies? December 18, 2011
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This story had promise, but the terrible pacing, gruesome dialogue and ridiculous grammatical errors (get my gist, not my jest?) just ruined any potential this book held for me. What were the 5 star reviewers thinking? More importantly, what was their frame of reference for this book? If this story had an editor, they should be fired. Don't waste your time or your money - I would have been disappointed if this book were free - because there are many better choices for zombie lit fans than this poorly compiled mess.
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1.0 out of 5 stars New cover, same bad writing September 29, 2014
Format:Paperback
What more can you say about a book that begins with a sentence fragment and doesn't display any stylistic improvements from there?

I'd read and reviewed the original publication of this book back in 2004 and saw this "reloaded" version under my recommendations list. Fool me twice? Not likely.

Although this is a reprint with a snazzier cover and presumably some editing cleanups (I'm not interested in holding the two versions side by side to compare directly), it is still inexcusably rife with not only grammatical and spelling errors but failure on the author's part to execute even on literary cliches or quotidian terms. A great example that can be found just within the "look inside this book" feature on the Amazon page is Barnhart describing a dwelling as a "Tutor-syle home" rather than Tudor style home. "Reign of the Dead" is full of malapropisms like this.

Although the author's treatment of the English language is brutal, unfortunately the storyline isn't. There are several half developed plot ideas that show some promise early on but simply evaporate or get tidied up near the end of the book.

I advise potential buyers to search for and read the reviews for the original publication dating back to 2004. If, however, you read through the novel's sample excerpt from "look inside this book" and weren't falling on the floor laughing, then maybe this book is for you.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First zombie book I've read, liked it. January 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The action in this book picks up right from the beginning, there is no wait. There is plenty of character background, so you have a connection with them. However, their stories and introductions often go along with the action. So there are few dull moments. The characters also had life. As the story went on. Based off prior events, you had a great sense on what the character was thinking / feeling at that time beyond the text.

Great writing and description. You were able to visualize everything that you were reading so clearly and get the drawn in feeling as if you're in the action.

I really enjoyed this book and am looking for more.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great zombie read October 26, 2011
By zgirlT
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very good story, I just wish the next books were on kindle!! Will be ordering the actual books very soon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Ho Hum
Maybe I've just read too many zombie novels. There was no problem with the prose. The writing was really good. Read more
Published 10 months ago by JeWellen
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of reign of the dead
This is a good book. As I understand it there is an original version but I never read that one. The plague is kind of one of those "it must be God" because modern science... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and Belieavable
Len Barnhart's storytelling capabilities and his ability to weave details without straying from the storyline kept me engaged with this reviting tale from beginning to end. Read more
Published 15 months ago by David A. Dawson
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
For a free lending library book it was fun and easy to read. I don't think I would actually pay for more of these books though. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Anne Mitsch
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Len Barnhart does it again. He takes the reader along for one hell of a ride. I was absorbed from the first sentence until the last page.
Published 18 months ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Very descriptive, enjoyed a lot. If you love zombie movies and/or books, this is a must buy. And I am picky.
Published 21 months ago by Curtis W. Bastian
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
It's a good read. Only dislike is that it sometimes feel like there was a gap in the story. But still worth reading
Published 22 months ago by cwaggs
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
If you are big fan of Romero, then read this classic tale of zombie mayhem. It has everything a zombiephile could wish for.
Published 23 months ago by Speedy Pete
3.0 out of 5 stars meh.
It was ok. A stock standard zombie apocalypse tale, complete with cardboard characters and a plot that didn't really do anything too different. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Ben Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars I had fun and you will too.
This zombie book was a great quick read. I like the slow zombies, they seem to have been forgotten recently. Read more
Published on April 3, 2012 by GnarJar26
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