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ARISEN, Book Fourteen - ENDGAME Kindle Edition
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- File size : 2442 KB
- Publication date : November 11, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 758 pages
- Publisher : Complete & Total Asskicking Books (November 11, 2017)
- ASIN : B077CQMPHW
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #66,264 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My sincere thanks to the author for such detailed story - telling over the past few years. I can only hope that someone in Hollywood is paying attention. Arisen would make The Walking Dead seem like really bad re - runs. I'd love to see a trilogy on the big screen or an 8 year run on AMC.
The series may be set in the ZA but it is really about people stuck in an impossible position who ultimately do the things they do for love. I cannot recommend this series enough. So if you are reading this comment about this book, the last in the series, please do yourself a favor and start at the beginning. And when you are finished and come back to review this book, please stop by to say thank you...because you are welcome..
Do not miss this...It is worth more than the few buck per book you will invest...and it is truly an investment...
Thank you Michael. You've written one of the series of all time...
Top reviews from other countries
It combines heart-racing action, heart-stopping tension, heart-warming comradeship with a possibly heart-breaking denouement (no spoilers)! I’ve read a lot of zombie fiction and have no hesitation in stating that the plot lines here are unique, combining realistically drawn characters, peerless action and a driven narrative all leading to a definitive climax. Admittedly, this series might have hit my particular sweet spot for a number of personal factors and, like the author, have huge admiration for what they do and the type of person that it takes to perform consistently at that rarefied level. However, I have no doubt that, even without analogous personal experience, anyone will find this series thrilling and stimulating if you’re a fan of the genre.
I can honestly say I have loved every page of it. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the experience but I’ve laughed, cried, cheered and despaired as it’s unfolded. This work is truly a tour de force and I metaphorically doff my cap to the author for keeping me on the edge of my seat as it has progressed. The underlying theme of the story is that good eventually triumphs over evil and it is possible to commit and experience distasteful things but still retain one's humanity. Seeing the worst of people and people at their worst can be corrosive to the soul. Vicariously experiencing the characters in MSF’s books struggle with that dilemma but still prevailing in the end with their integrity and morals intact is validation of that world view.
At times the detail of weaponry and military tactics might be thought of as overly descriptive if you don’t have experience of that world but this enhanced it for me and gave it a gloss of authenticity. The ratcheting up of worst case scenarios that Alpha and the rest of the good guys continually find themselves in could get somewhat wearing after a while (can’t you let these guys catch one break fer Crisakes!) but, hey, this is the aftermath of a worldwide zombie apocalypse when balls are to the wall, so a little bit of suspension of disbelief is in order. I have to admit though, this is what gives it such a charge of adrenaline and if you suffer from high blood pressure, stay well clear if you don’t want your skull cap to pop like a Pringles tube!
Several months ago, after reading all that had been produced to date, I signed up to an email alert on the author’s website for advance notification of new releases in the series. Imagine my surprise when MSF responded in person! We corresponded back and forth a couple of times and I formed the impression that here was a man who was absolutely committed to his craft and who genuinely agonised over every word on every page, so that he could bring the story home for his readers. If you have followed his Twitter feed you will have seen first-hand how he suffers for his art. Having observed the apparently effortless flow of his prose this initially comes as something of a surprise but I imagine it must be the equivalent of giving birth and raising your child to adulthood, with all the worries, trials and tribulations that can entail. Sure, he’s not completely altruistic, after all the personal pride and satisfaction in creating a work such as this must be immense, along with the remuneration that accrues, but I have no doubt he does genuinely care about the experience it engenders in his readers. However, no sell outs for MSF. If it is necessary to drive the narrative to its conclusion, everyone and everything is expendable.
The only development that could possibly top this experience was learning a film/TV producer had taken an option to visually translate the concept to the screen. I know it’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time but this would knock spots off, for instance, ‘The Walking Dead’ and with those production values it would be an absolute slam dunk triumph. If this ever did happen I would be mentally salivating at the prospect!
I am genuinely sorry this series has ended but have absolutely no doubt that I will return to it time and again during the years that follow. For me, this is the ultimate accolade because if you believe the sum of a life is nothing if not a collection of experiences, why restrict yourself to doing the same thing over again unless it is life affirming in some way? This series educates, entertains and informs in equal measure and will provide you with the Operators’ credo for a successful life; resilience and resolve - when shit happens, adapt, overcome and move on.
I felt everything these guys/gals went through, I got angry, I laughed, and I cried in buckets. There's no emotion that this series can't get, even sometimes a little frustration... these are serious military men in the hardest of situations and you kind of expect the utmost profesionalism, but they show that humans are flawed and that being on the longest and most profound mission can make them do stupid things. I respected that and I enjoyed the fact that although we do want more from the men who serve, they are just people. :)
What made this series so special for me from the get-go was just how epic I could see it was, and that it gave me something I'd not experienced before in audio.
These books and this adventure I will savour for a long time. As an audiobook fan and a writer, I will come back to these for the moments I remember and I'll enjoy it again and again. (I do not do this, I usually don't re-read or listen, too much to experience in life for that) but for this guy, this series and for RC's performance, I'll be back!
Awesome job, I am a fan of both this writer and narrator for life. Thank you so very much for a years worth of amazing stories to take me away somewhere exciting! off to find a new series to gobble up now.... I'm not sure I will be able too :'( tears of sadness here... guys. loved it.
When Armageddon descends on Alpha, the last stand is coming and the only question is will any survive? Enjoy the ride!
If you're reading this review you're probably not a newcomer to the series - and most likely a 'convert'. What a fantastic & epic story. Terrific characters. I loved the military descriptions and when I look at "war films" on tv now I'm able to associate with a lot of the hardware on display. After all the Coronavirus issues of this year it was easy to associate the Zombie plague as a similar pandemic - and again you could see how such viruses could travel the world and cause devastation. I note that there are other books in the offing so will no doubt get them at some point. For now I've bought the two "D Boys" books and will run with them. I note that they have equally good reviews.