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Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse [Kindle Edition]

Shawn Chesser , Monique Happy
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 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

Review

Trudge review by Terra King, horror and paranormal, eBook and film critic, Las Vegas, Examiner.com. 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: #4,611 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
211 of 256 people found the following review helpful
By ADR
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:

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DeusExMachina
Bill Dillard
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Andrew Paternoster
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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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57 of 71 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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99 of 127 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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31 of 39 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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23 of 29 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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42 of 56 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Zombies with a political agenda February 8, 2012
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The author has infused this book with personal politics. So, unless you're a far right winger, I would not recommend. Additionally the characters ability to escape with repeated fantastical solutions put MacGyver to shame. The narratives surrounding military characters and situations; bloats with a deep dive into jargon and acronyms. I read about 60% and moved on, I really didn't care if the characters escaped or saved the world. Time is too short to waste on bad books.
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10 of 12 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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply awful March 14, 2013
By muley
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If I had wanted to read a book written by a 4th grader, I could have read one written by my grandson. I cannot believe the reviews that indicated this was a book worth reading. It was so poorly written that I barely made it through the first few chapters. The characters are one dimensional, to say the least. The 'word painting' was unbearable. Honestly, the only redeeming facet of this was that it only cost .99 on Kindle. Readers, listen to me...I read labels, I read regulations, I truly understand unimaginative writing, and this doesn't even compare to a list of ingredients on a cereal box.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 8 hours ago by Glock Guy
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Terrible writing.
Published 10 hours 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 2 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 5 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 11 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 11 days ago by Rhiannon Hollenbeck
1.0 out of 5 stars TRUDG
THIS STORY IS A COPY OF AT LEAST FOUR OTHER ZOMBIE STORIES WITH ONLY THE NAMES CHANGED. IT WAS ALSO KIND OF HARD TO READ CAUSE THE BOOK KEPT LEANING SO FAR RIGHT.
Published 16 days ago by joe staniszewski
4.0 out of 5 stars A better Z Apocalypse
This Z apocalypse tells a more complete story than other books in this genre. The characters are more human and complete, Not just thrown in and then fleshed out.
Published 29 days ago by Brenda Gonzales
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, exciting series....
This is a terrific foray into the zombie apocalypse. Imagine if you were thousands of miles away from your family. What would you do? How would you get to them? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Erin Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved!
I really enjoyed this book. Action but not so much it over shadows the characters and their development. I loved some of the characters, liked some, and hated others. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stacey Fried
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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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