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Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse [Kindle Edition]

Shawn Chesser , Monique Happy
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (368 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Through a combination of tight, well-structured plots and fully realized characters, Chesser has emerged as one of the top indie writers in the business."
- Joe McKinney, two time Bram Stoker Award winner, and best-selling author of the Dead World series.

62000 words. Approximately 250 pages.

For Cade Grayson, husband, father, and former Delta Force operator, that one warm sunny Saturday in July—later to be labeled Z-Day by some anonymous person probably long dead—began like all the others before, and none since.
With his daughter, Raven and wife, Brook, away visiting her parents in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Cade hopes his immediate future holds nothing but an easy chair, Mariners on the tube, and paring down a honey-do list a mile long.
But those hopes were quickly dashed and his life forever changed when news broke of a clash in downtown Portland between soldiers from the Oregon National Guard and hundreds of anarchist protesters suddenly turned violent and, by one anchor’s account, blood-thirsty and cannibalistic.
As the first waves of injured bystanders, Guardsmen, and rioters arrived at hospitals in and around Portland, it became apparent that a deadly new disease had been unleashed on the population.
Whether the virus was naturally occurring or an escaped lab experiment Cade hadn’t a clue, and he wasn’t especially concerned until he learned of its unprecedented virulence, unusual method of transference, and the fact that, according to the talking heads on the news, it brought the newly dead back to life, semi-mindless, and with an insatiable desire to feed on the flesh of the living.
Armed with this new information and now seeing the bigger cities such as Washington D.C., New York, and Los Angeles rocked by the rapidly spreading scourge, Cade ignores the volley of contradictory edicts drawn up by the White House and set into motion by FEMA and DHS, dusts off his tools of war, and loads his truck with supplies.
Unable to get ahold of Brook and Raven and unwilling to leave them at the mercy of some distant politician’s inability to hold the nation together, he begins an impossible 3,000 mile journey across a reeling United States with presumably millions of infected in his path and only one acceptable outcome: find Brook and Raven alive—or die trying.

Edited by Monique Happy
Monique Happy Editorial Services

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: 4007 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • 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: #12,099 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this seris 💥🔫💥🔫💥🔫 September 17, 2014
By charlie
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Shawn is a great writer and a great guy to chat with.This seris is awesome and I can't wait for more.Yhis seris gets better and better every book.GET YOU ONE....or 4 for you family and friends.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the military tactics are pretty spot on January 8, 2015
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These 1 star reviews are just ridiculous. I have read all the way up to Warpath and I have to say that as a former service member, the military tactics are pretty spot on, and the humanity the story brings is amazing. If your someone who only read the first book, the I say buy the second because every book just gets better as you go on. I have re read this series already and can't put it down every time. BUY THIS SERIES!!
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Stand Out Series July 10, 2012
By Greg G
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I have really enjoyed Mr. Chesser's series so far (finished book 3).

There are some things that really stand out that make this different than many of the books out there. First, Mr. Chesser can write intelligently about the things that are happening, or exist, in his stories. Prime examples are his understanding of firearms and military equipment. I don't know if this is through personal experience, or through research, but too often you see minor giveaways in this genre that take away from the believability (such as a military person referring to a magazine as a "clip").

Second, he takes the time to develop charactors who he has every intention of killing off ASAP. This means, not every major charactor survives, and that is what we expect from a zom-poc.

There was only one thing that had me thinking..."Oh, come on...", but that happened in book 2, so I'll not bring it up here.

It's a must read!
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read. October 24, 2014
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This was a good read especially for the price. I thought it was well written. This appears to be his first novel, but you wouldn't know that from reading the book. I didn't see any inaccuracies or anything that required me to suspend reality with the exception of people rising from the dead. But that is to be expected from the title of the book. If you like the zombie and/or the post apocalypse genre, you will like this book.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, the apocalypse is in rare form! September 22, 2014
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Awesome read, can't get enough of the Delta Tier 1 operators, or the Omega infected populace. Strikes a nice balance between heavy action and thoughtful introspection. Great read!
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trudge: HIGHLY recommended read! January 14, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
Excellent start for an excellent series. Chesser is highly knowledgeable when it comes to weapons and military tactics. Character definition and progression are top notch. The storyline is well written and fast paced. This is one of my favorite series. Think "24" meets the zombie apocalypse. Bravo!
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book. Started a little slow December 15, 2014
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Very good book. Started a little slow. Glad I did not pay attention to the negative reviews I read on it. This series is definately worth reading.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and enjoy. August 17, 2014
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I thought this was a great zombie book. I liked the main character Cade. I enjoyed following the story from Cade's side as well as what was going on with his wife/daughter in SC. I thought the political references were funny. I don't have many details to input as it has been awhile since I read it. But if you want a light, easy flowing, zombie read....check out this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If you enjoy the zombie genre
If you enjoy the zombie genre, read this immediately. Great story, characters and action. I didn't want to put it down. Don't get attached to any character in this book.
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I very much enjoyed the characters and I could see most of it ...
It was a very well done book. I very much enjoyed the characters and I could see most of it happening...right down to the treacherous forms of humanity. Buy it and read it... Read more
Published 8 days ago by tpharkman
4.0 out of 5 stars Trudge. by Shawn Chesser
Chester has authored a non stop action story that Will keep you emerged.The story runs and guns better than Rambo! I am purchasing the sequel. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Claire R. Gayder
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent series, very well written and edited.
Published 12 days ago by Japing
3.0 out of 5 stars Well-written, but unoriginal
Meh. This story has good pacing, decent writing, and even the editing is a cut above many indie books. But it's very typical zombie-apocalypse fare in every way. Read more
Published 12 days ago by David Shireman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
The story holds you throughout the book. Characters are easily relatable and memorable. Very easy and enjoyable read. The hero is Cade but don't count out his wife, Brook. Read more
Published 12 days ago by K. Neff
3.0 out of 5 stars This book will annoy military folks.
While overall, I haven't regretted buying and reading these books, there are a lot of things that bug me as I read them. Mr. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed!
I am so glad I found this series...the only drawback is the first book is included in my kindle unlimited-but no more. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Michele Reyes
2.0 out of 5 stars Lasted 1/3 of the book and then burned it
I've been on a Zombie craze for the past month and i've read many books about the Zombie Apocalypse and i'm always surprise by the inventiveness of the writers. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Trance Roberson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book. Well written. This is a must read series!
Published 1 month ago by Tim
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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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