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Zombie Armageddon 1: The Unwashed Dead [Kindle Edition]

Ian Woodhead
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The few law-abiding citizens left alive, living in Breakspear Gardens, have locked their doors and shut the curtains on this Friday night. They dare not venture out after the sun goes down. The druggies, drunks and feral kids rule the streets in the roughest housing project in northern England. A place where anything can be had at a low price. The Neighborhood you never want to live in.

Tonight, the streets were quiet. Headaches, nausea and sickness are targeting criminals and residents alike. The untainted soon discovered the horror of their plight as their friends, family and neighbors began to die. And, be reborn!

A small group of desperate survivors battle their way through hordes of blood-crazed zombies, trying to reach help just beyond the boundary. Only to find soldiers at every exit, shooting anything that moved.

Can this dwindling group of terrified survivors avoid their recently dead friends, family and neighbours? They need to find another way out and fast, before the authorities’ weapons vaporise the area, transforming Breakspear into Hell on Earth!


Praise for The Unwashed Dead

For me, five stars aren't enough. Why? Because Woodhead's tale makes the kind of social commentary that made Romero king. Highly recommended - Dave Jeffery. Author of Necropolis Rising.

He creates a very subtle aura of dread and menace that explodes across the page when the zombie carnage hits full throttle – Chip Fehd –

Tightly written and fast paced, this creepy read is filled with wit, humor and tension – Christopher Beck. Author of Lonesome Night

This is good-value, home-grown zombie fiction - something fans have been screaming out for – Sean T Page. Author of The Official Zombie handbook (UK)

This story is the first book in the Zombie Armageddon series and continues with Walking with Zombies.

19 March 2013.
A new version has been uploaded that included two bonus chapters from the next stories in hte series - Walking with Zombies.

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  • File Size: 330 KB
  • Print Length: 138 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004U34WXE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #471,532 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another fine read by Ian. April 9, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Ian sucked me into his world, once again, with The Unwashed Dead. Tightly written and fast paced, this creepy read is fill with wit, humor and tension. The characters are real and so is their dialogue.
Was I left with questions after this read? Yes I was but, as the author seems to have plans for at least one sequel, I'm OK being left with questions for now.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars high-quality British Zombie fun April 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Review- First, the good news. In THE UNWASHED DEAD, Ian Woodhead has crafted a sharp and effective tale of a zombie uprising in an isolated and run-down British estate. The town is filled with people that aren't typical cardboard cutouts. These could be the residents of any small town in any country. It is nice to see some attention paid to creating characters that aren't a walking cliché. Where Woodhead really scores is in the tension department. He creates a very subtle aura of dread and menace that explodes across the page when the zombie carnage hits full throttle. I cringed at the scenes of zombies pulling unsuspecting people under cars where they could feed. As if I didn't have enough to be paranoid about, now I have something else to keep me awake at night. *shudder*. The kills are vicious and sometimes pleasantly unexpected, and the gore quotient is high without bordering on the unnecessary.
A few things nagged at me however. I cannot hold this against this author, but THE UNWASHED DEAD is a very British story. It took me awhile to finish the story as I found myself constantly stopping to look up words and phrases I was unfamiliar with. That isn't a knock against the story, but some American readers might have some of the finer points of the dialogue lost in translation. There were also a few instances of clunky narration that bogged that threatened to bog the story down. One point that I wish I had been clarified better was the issue with the Mercenaries. Who sent them? Why would the Government hire mercenaries to clean up a mess of that magnitude? Without better context, it seemed like they were just inserted into the story as an excuse to kill civilians.
Overall, THE UNWASHED DEAD is a high-quality entry into the Zombie canon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Estate of Doom April 27, 2011
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On a small British estate a nightmare erupts in the form of Zombie outbreak. Chaos ensues as the characters of this urban area struggle for their very lives, not only from the living dead but also from other characters which are just as menacing as the zombies.

Ian Woodhead weaves a tale of blood-cringing mayhem that will fascinate and delight all readers of zombie fiction and horror. His attention to detail in the character's demeanor and surroundings is captivating and almost lends insight into their "lives". As a reader you will enjoy the roller coaster of non-stop action and fast paced plot movement which never gives you a moment to put the book down!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars CALLING ALL EDITORS! CALLING ALL EDITORS! January 25, 2013
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I'm not in the habit of reading blurbs on book covers, but with this book I wish I did. Had I done so, the poorly written overview would've given me a good indication of what to expect regarding grammar and format. I'm a huge fan of zombie-themed books, so the minute I saw the words "Zombie" and "Armageddon" in the title, I didn't think twice to download it to my kindle when it was free on Amazon.

The writing is not too bad, if you turn a blind eye to the astounding amounts of profanity, of which there's so much it would make a sailor blush. I might've actually enjoyed the story had I not been so distracted by the poor editing - or lack thereof. Really, it hurt my eyes. Don't expect much in the way of character development or world-building either. Hardcore horror fan that I am, I did enjoy the blood, guts, and chaos, but that's all there is to this book - straight-out zombie bashing, with no plot twists, at its finest. If you're new to zombie-themed books, I suggest you check out "Hollowland" (always free on kindle) by Amanda Hocking and/or "Solstice" by Donna Burgess. Those are two of the best zombie apocalypse books I've read and their excellent five-star ratings can testify to this.

Before this turns into a rant about authors not taking pride in their work though, let's move on. I think the author had a good idea for this story, but he didn't pen it well. Also, a professional editor can make a world of difference to this book. Despite the terrible editing, poor grammar, incorrect punctuation, and most of the characters using the f-bomb and other such nasty words in most of their dialogue, and elsewhere, the story itself was sort of okay. It's a quick read and I finished the book in less than a day. I recommend it to absolute die-hard zombie fans only, but rather wait until it's free for download again sometime. This is the first time ever I've given a book less than three stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well rounded fast read December 12, 2013
By rhl
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Good classic zombie thriller. The story starts off fast-paced . Character development was spot on. Each character has a certain display of plausible humanity. Plenty of Gore plenty of foul language to match the Gore so well balanced. Very gritty town where the story takes place in which gave credence to the stories atmosphere. The editing was perfect....words and sentences flowed together that helped this reader follow the story very easily and enjoyably.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars COULD NOT GET INTO THIS ONE August 23, 2011
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I could only get thru the first third of this one. I think this was written more for teenagers than adults. The characters (at least in the part I read) are airheads and seem to think they can go out and whack zombies in the head for fun. No one takes the zombie threat as a serious thing and think it is more like a game. Dialog is stilted and totally unbelievable. A few sentences mention the situation might be serious but the actions speak much louder than words. Situations are totally unbelievable.
I strongly suggest downloading a sample before spending money on this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars #1
I really liked this book. I've not read this author before, but I've been on his f.b. friends list for about a year. Mostly because he's charming and funny. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Lisa
4.0 out of 5 stars Love starting a new zombie series
I am always on the lookout for a new zombie series and its got to be one that holds my interest. Zombie Armageddon is definitely one to do this. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Veronica L. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly British
In this refreshingly British novel, Ian Woodhead welcomes us to Breakspear, a council estate in Bradford which is notorious for its thugs and robberies. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rebbie Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars loved this book!!
This book was set on a housing eastate in the north of England, and that made this zombie book so much fun because I'm sure I know some housing eastate s just like this one! Read more
Published 5 months ago by angie newton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!
If you haven't read any of Ian Woodheads novels, get them asap!! Can't wait for the next episode. Awesome read with great suspense and creepy as he'll.
Published 5 months ago by lana mize
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This is a surprisingly real portrayal of a Z apocalypse starting in a tough neighborhood/housing development. Read more
Published 5 months ago by hjharry
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to more!!
I'm a big fan of Ian Woodhead. He has a very unique writing style and, being from "across the pond" uses many terms and vocabulary I'm not always familiar with. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joline Novy
4.0 out of 5 stars great story line & characters
once you get past the trying to figure out some of the phrases used in this book it's a pretty great story! Read more
Published 6 months ago by MrsStephanie81
3.0 out of 5 stars An Ok Zombie book
This story takes place in Breakspear Gardens an estate / housing project in England. The whole book takes place over a Saturday night / sunday morning on the estate. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Robert L. Lepley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Zombie Story
Very entertaining! Well developed characters and a great story line kept me turning the page and left me wanting more when I finished this book!
Published 11 months ago by Angela D. Day
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More About the Author

Born in the 60′s, he managed to survive the decades that followed with minimum trauma. He lives in the north of England, the County of West Yorkshire, and is married with four children, four stepchildren and numerous pets.

He has been a writer for over two decades but has only recently decided to make a name for himself, with several novels and multiple short stories available. Ian writes mainly in the horror genre, but sometimes likes to add a helping of Science fiction and romance.

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