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Zombie Dawn: A Full Length Zombie Apocalypse Novel [Kindle Edition]

J.A. Crowley
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jack and his family search for safe, sustainable home after the zombie apocalypse. All they want is peace and quiet--and to eradicate every zombie they see--but the zombies keep coming. Turns out Jack has enemies--both zombie and human--who want him dead. Will Jack be able to create the ideal environment before they arrive? Zombie Dawn is an action packed, full length zombie apocalypse novel.

Also published in 2012-- "Zombie Dawn II: A Zombie Apocalypse Sequel." After a massive battle, Jack begins to believe that his wife and son might be alive and leaves the Farm to follow the zombie army and recover her.

Thanks for the great reviews!

Check out my new book: Pissed Off--A Tale of Violent Revenge. Imagine if you had a terminal illness--how would you handle it?

J.A. Crowley

Product Details

  • File Size: 543 KB
  • Print Length: 217 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GPJVN4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #533,556 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Yawn March 26, 2012
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I can't believe all the 5 star reviews. This thing contains all the excitement, tension, and heart pounding action of an algebra text book. The main character glibly dismisses the deaths of his family members, neighbors, and friends within mere seconds and just continues unemotionally with his mission of finding as many pretty little weapons as he can. There is no insight to a single personality in this book. None. The author seems more concerned with showing off his weapons knowledge and the ammo they used than trying to emotionally invest you in the story and it's character. 1/2 through, I was ready to delete because I don't really want a never ending lesson on guns and ammo. You know that .22's fire 22 caliber rounds. You know that AR 15's fire .223 rounds. That's obvious. I was more emotionally invested in the weapons than the paper thin, shallow characters.

I want my 2.99 back and the 6 hours of my life wasted reading 1/2 of this thing. Don't waste your time folks. Go get a Mark Tufo and get sucked into a story and characters that are actually human and have depth.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst zombie Books ever May 24, 2012
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I wish I would have spent my dollar on a candy bar instead of this book. Absolutely no character development, I did not care if anyone died or not in this book. With all the weapons and ammo in this book no one should have died at all. Snickers satisfies, this doesn't.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ended strong, sometimes listy May 29, 2012
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i really did enjoy this book. the ending was really good and left me wanting more. my complaints are that there was not much character development, but often a list of who was with them so long that i lost sight of who was who and i just kind of skimmed through to get to the next obstacle. there were other parts that were listy, particularly whenever they found a new stockpile, they'd say "we found this and this and this and that. we rescued these ppl who could do this and this." those parts were often tough to swallow, again, because there wasn't much depth to them. but i really liked the new storyline of different grades of zombies. i liked the main character and how he thought. i am curious to see more about how certain zombies would retain knowledge and hatred and use that against humans. the author has put zombies on my brain and i like them there, as long as they aren't eating.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to the second book! May 26, 2012
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I thought this book was amazing, I didn't see the ending coming (I mean aside from the massive zombie attack) and it has me excited to read the next installation in this series. I agree with some of the other reviews where the author went into overdrive with the weapons and ammo, I'm a woman (albeit former military) and I really didn't care what the calibers and models were. I am more about the story and it was definitely delivered! The journey that the character and his family go on is one we can all connect to in one form or another, the sibling rivalry, the father who everyone secretly fears but abundantly loves, the mother who knew her husband better than anyone thought, it's all in this book. I admitt I jumped over a lot of the lengthy weapons listings that occurred multiple times and made the overall feel of that part feel too contrived. No one would find ammo that easily, certainly not that caliber; and claymore mines (a personal favorite from basic) I sincerely hope are not in people's hands out here in middle, south, east and west America. It was sometimes hard to envision what the authour was trying to describe when explaining kill zones in the cities. On the opposite end of the spectrum the zombies and the hierarchy, the human interaction with a new "species" was original and executed in great zest allowing me to feel the fear that is sometimes missing in other books of this genre. Despite some of my less that flattering comments the book was overall a well written and extremely well thought out novel. Bottom line...I am very excited to read book two!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply amazing March 18, 2012
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I have read many a zombie books over the past few years and this is easily the best. The writing is superb, the characters are intriguing, and it has left me with a feeling of wanting more. I can not wait for a second book. Congratulations on a job well done J.A. Crowley. I will be following everything you write from this point on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read March 14, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. The author did a great job on character development and made me really care about the people of this story. There MUST be a sequel, please do not let us down. So much is left hanging that I can't wait for the next one. I highly recommend this book to all zombie fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic, FULL-LENGTH zombie novel.. March 12, 2012
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J.A. Crowley did a great job on Zombie Dawn! I hope he is diligently writing a sequel! Zombie Dawn is a great read about a sudden zombie apocolype that this family seems already pretty well prepared for, but they certainly have their work cut out for them to survive. I highly recommend it at the great price of just $2.99! Keep writing Crowley :-)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars B O R I N G March 20, 2012
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I read the sample and wound up purchasing the book in hopes that it would get better. This reads like a high school essay and lacks any substance. I cared for none of the characters and really could have done without the extensive description of the guns that were being used. It was an okay effort but just not enjoyable by me. Maybe someone who is a survivalist would get some enjoyment from this novel but I wouldn't recommend it for horror fans. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen and just wound up wanting the zombies to come and eat everyone so the book would be over.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
just ok
Published 1 month ago by Sage Arellano
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was ok
Published 5 months ago by Norman Olguin
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!
What a fantastic read...mixes of all my favorite authors along with some major twists, which I hope to figure out in the next book. My shoulders were tense until the end.... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Deborah Zeman
2.0 out of 5 stars Cows chew cuds. People live in cul-de-sacs.
This book has so many problems I don't know where to start. So, let's start with cud de sac. People do not live in cud de sacs. They live in cul-de-sacs. Read more
Published 12 months ago by S. leigh Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Griping
I loved the fast paced chapters and the new z
ombies. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I could not put it down.
Published 13 months ago by marcia
2.0 out of 5 stars If someone was wreading a book and giving a factual summary of that...
This was written like someone is watching a movie, and then briefly summarizing what they see. "John went to the car, and moved it. A zombie reached in and bit him. Read more
Published 18 months ago by sam 1986
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced and entertaining
This book is fast paced and I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed learning about Jack and his family. The twist on the Zombies in this book is interesting and different. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars good read for the price
Liked the start of it. Had enough action. Provided the entertainment I sought. Was not to happy with the way it ended.
Published on February 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story
Great story. Great characters. It kept me up at night turning pages. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good zombie tale.
Published on February 2, 2013 by jollyxian
4.0 out of 5 stars A lesson in firearms and battle tactics!
This was a good story but for me there were several "problems". The first was the IN depth descriptions of every weapon used and what ammo was used in each weapon. Read more
Published on January 23, 2013 by JeWellen
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More About the Author

Hello Loyal Readers: Thanks so much for visiting. I appreciate that you take the time to read my books. And even a negative review is helpful as I seek to improve. So far, I've published Zombie Dawn I, Zombie Dawn II and Pissed Off: A Tale of Violent Revenge. It has been a lot of fun!

I hope that you will enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing. Some day I'll publish the third and final book in the Zombie Dawn trilogy; maybe redo and revise the entire thing.

My third book: "Pissed Off: A Tale of Violent Revenge" is just out. No zombies, but lots of outrageous characters and over the top violence. Sort of a fantasy of what someone might do if they had a really bad visit with their doctor, and decided to take action rather than rot away.

What about me, you ask? I'm a lawyer, with a great wife and kids. I hate cats. Love The Walking Dead. Big Steven King fan. Love Kindle, love the independent publishing movement.

Regards, J.A. Crowley

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Sequel Please
Working on it! Thanks, J.A.
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