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Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse [Kindle Edition]

Shawn Chesser , Monique Happy
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)

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Book Description

62000 words. Approximately 250 pages.
Cade Grayson finds himself separated from his wife and daughter during a viral outbreak; between them are 3000 miles and millions of infected. Cade must form alliances and rely on his military training to run the gauntlet of undead, as well as the living.
He must leave Portland, Oregon to locate his family in South Carolina. Fifteen months after an honorable discharge the disillusioned former Tier-One operator travels east with his less than clean-cut neighbor and two neighbor kids.
Meanwhile, his wife Brook is forced to flee the familial home with daughter Raven in tow.
Humans bent on taking advantage of other humans are as much a threat as the newly risen walking corpses.
Incommunicado and desperate for any information about the outbreak’s spread, Cade must chart the right course on his trudge to reunite with his family.

Edited by Monique Happy

Editorial Reviews


Trudge review by Terra King, horror and paranormal, eBook and film critic, Las Vegas, Rating: 5 stars "Author Shawn Chesser has written a zombie story full of scares, excitement, sadness and kick-butt action. Chesser doesn't fool around, his zombies appear early on in the story, and it's all up from there. Shawn also has something that many e-book authors don't, he understands characters. Several of his major players are military special ops. My husband was a Green Beret, so I had a go-to guy to ask about this situation or that weapon. Vietnam was a long time ago, fortunately one of the characters was a Vietnam vet. Believe me when I say, his writing is top-notch. Unlike other authors, even some of the big names, Chesser understands female character as well as male. This is such an important thing in a book with strong characters that are of both sex. I would recommend this book to all zombie fans, it's a good one.There is also a sequel entitled "Soldier on: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse." - Terra King
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About the Author

Shawn Chesser is the author of Trudge, Soldier On, and In Harm's Way all books in the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series. He is a practicing father, and has been a zombie fanatic for decades. He likes his creatures shambling, trudging and moaning. As for fast, agile,
screaming specimens... not so much. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his
wife, two kids and three fish.

Product Details

  • File Size: 780 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615639968
  • Publisher: Morbid Press (December 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005D24RYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,747 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
217 of 262 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Summary: I believe that the author or one of his supporters is artificially increasing the user review rating with bogus reviews and/or phantom accounts.

I purchased this book because of it's 4-star rating thinking that with 40 reviews, the majority couldn't be wrong. I should have paid more attention to who was giving the reviews and what else they'd read. When I took a deeper look into the ratings themselves (unfortunately after purchasing this book) I discovered what can only be described as suspicious authenticity at best, and downright fraud at worst. Read on...

As I write this review there are currently a total of 41 reviews for "Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse," including this one. The review ratings break down as follows

22 5-star
6 4-star
4 3-star
4 2-star
5 1-star

Pretty good for the author right? I mean, you can't please everyone and the majority seem to really enjoy this book. But here's the suspicious part: Of the 22 5-star reviews 8 are written by users who only reviewed 1 or 2 books in all of Amazon's library. That's it, one or 2 reviews of all books ever purchased on Amazon. And can you you guess who these reviews were for? I'll give you hint... the author's name starts with Shaw and ends with nChesser. For the record these users are:

Bill Dillard
Hal L
Cowboys #1
Andrew Paternoster

That's right, 8 of 22 reviews that give this book 5-stars are written by users who have only reviewed this or "Soldier On", another of Shawn Cheeser's novels. In all fairness 2 of the 1-star reviews were written by users who only reviewed this book, as was one of the 4-star reviews.

Why do I bother to bring this up?
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58 of 72 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just could not get into it... February 21, 2012
By MarkM
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I tried and tried to get into this book...but I finally gave up. This is the first Zombie book that I have not enjoyed. Aside from the punctuation and spelling errors which I tried to overlook...the book really lost me when it got to the part about the gang members. When one of them reanimated without actually being bitten by a Zombie...the book lost me. I re-read this chapter 3 times thinking that I was missing something...but I was not.
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100 of 129 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just plain bad February 12, 2012
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Why oh why did I pick this book? It is ruined by the author's political beliefs. I could not finish it because I read zombie books to escape the real world, not to be indoctrinated with partisan politics. I can read the newspapers for that. All I wanted was a FAIRLY decent zombie story so I could relax and 'get away.' Instead, I get political nonsense. The author is obviously anti- Obama. Dude, left-wing, right-wing, chicken-wing....we don't want to know unless a zombie is eating one!! Just write about zombies! Buyer beware.
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33 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You can skip this one May 26, 2012
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I'm about 30% through, and I don't think I'll be finishing it. I've read lots of zombie books over the past 2yrs or so, and only once in a while do I find one I just can't get into. This is one of them. The 'hero' is the typical ex-delta spec ops Rambo. He decides that since it's too dangerous to walk out of his house, he'll drive from Oregon to South Carolina to get his wife and daughter......right. A cross county trek in your import SUV during the zombocalypse?? Really?

The characters are dry and one dimensional. The 'action' is lame and predicable. I didn't even get to the political agenda part yet, and I don't care. I'm moving on to something better, and you should too.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Felt sloppy, clinically detached. June 29, 2012
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I love Apocalypse, Zombie, Pandemic stories amongst others, and just was so flat I had push and push to finish it. Being a man with military experience, this was such an obviously fabricated tale, with conversations you might overhear listening to a couple of kids playing with their G.I. Joes. The story never really developed any more after the first third of the book, and just wasn't enjoyable.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly awful. Try something else. August 8, 2012
By Squab
Format:Kindle Edition
Bought this book last night for something to read in a hotel room while on business travel. Turned out to be absolutely awful. The writing is high school freshman English (at best). Absolutely no plot development, no character development, just zombies eating people within the first five pages. I returned it for a refund after trying to get through the first few chapters. Please do yourself a favor and don't download it at all. I wasted 30 minutes of my life on this trash.
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27 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Trudge... July 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The title describes the reading experience. Unengaging characters, endless "product placement" type equipment descriptions, witless behavior on the part of the characters, thinly disguised political agendas, random military acronyms that have to be explained and then never used again, and execrable dialog all conspire to make this book a chore rather than a pleasure to read.

For example, our hero-- a Special Forces, Delta Force operative who left the military (and essentially abandoned his buddies, but let's not talk about that) in high dudgeon because the President (Bernard Odero, hmm, now who could that be a reference to?) started referring to terrorist incidents as "man made disasters" (No, really. That was his reason), and who has not even bothered looking for a job for a whole year since-- knows there is an infectious plague that causes zombism running rampant, and has seen increasing numbers of zombies trudging the streets of his neighborhood. So, what does our hero do? He decides to recon his neighborhood, for no particular reason, from the back of his trusty mountain bike rather than from the relative safety of his Toyota Sequoia (yes, the manufacturer and model are specified) with iPod Nano to offer soothing post-Apocalyptic tunage.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Characterization Gets A Head Shot From Author's Politics And...
It's virtually impossible to write a book that doesn't reveal something about the writer. And that's a good thing, as it allows readers to experience the world from a multitude of... Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Tigerflower
5.0 out of 5 stars love Hero's that survive Zombies
Chesser has done great job with Zombie books...I have read many including 'Z' & I feel her books are the best ,great reads..
Published 6 hours ago by 001341
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It has all the elements that make this a good zombie story. It has characters that one can relate to, edge of your seat tension, the military and... Read more
Published 1 day ago by LLMault
5.0 out of 5 stars And it's nice to read fiction where the technical info about weapons...
Outstanding read. And it's nice to read fiction where the technical info about weapons is correct. Good story, good character development.
Published 2 days ago by Douglas B.
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time and money
Hated this book, forced myself to get about half way into it before just giving up and letting it go. This book wishes it was the walking dead. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Glock Guy
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Terrible writing.
Published 11 days ago by James Whiteside
5.0 out of 5 stars I truly enjoyed this series
I truly enjoyed this series. From the first book to the latest. I recommend this series based on how the writers description and ability to keep the reader enthralled.
Published 13 days ago by ARowe
5.0 out of 5 stars The world turned upside down. The beginning
Looks like a lot of book killers who only gave one star on this book. I wonder if they read it at all? The book I read was one awesome read. Kudo's to Chesser. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Claudette
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK!
Excellent, well written story with a cast of sympathetic characters. A real page turner that will keep you interested until the very end.
Published 22 days ago by Soldat1971
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
I'm not sure how this book got so many 5 star reviews. Poorly written, his grasp of the English language alone is cringeworthy.
Published 22 days ago by Rhiannon Hollenbeck
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More About the Author

Shawn Chesser resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two children. He studied writing at Harvard on the hill(PCC Sylvania) many years ago. Shawn is a big fan of the apocalyptic horror genre. Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy and George Romero are strong influences. When not writing, Shawn spends the rest of his time doting on his two children and doing whatever his wife says. :)

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