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- Print Length: 248 pages
- Publisher: Bobby Adair (July 17, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 17, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E4VT778
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1 Kindle Edition
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So as anyone knows I really enjoy zombie books and this one was no different. In Zero Day we are quickly introduced to the character Zed. The book starts off pretty fast and keeps up with the fast pace through out the whole book. We get our first encounter with a zombie within a few chapters. We aren't sure how at first the virus came to be but we hear from others that Zed encounters and what they learned from the internet. It seems some people are immune but what does that exactly mean? Zed while visiting his mother walks into a horrific scene and ends up getting bit by his step-father. When Zed ends up killing him days later the police tell him how he did it and Zed finds himself in a different world than what he started out in on a regular Sunday.
With the help of Murphy a guy he meets in jail they are on their own until Murphy gets bit as well and Zed tries to not only survive for himself but help Murphy as he doesn't want to leave him behind.
It is a race against trying to not get eaten, get killed from those that are uninfected to learning how to survive, escaping and it doesn't help when he puts himself in situations to save others and it puts him in even more danger.
Now Zed is a good character but for a degree in philosophy he at times didn't seem to bright, though why he wants to be a hero and save other survivors when he doesn't even know how to farm is beyond me.
At times things were repetitive such as him bringing up farming, and more farming. Yes we get you like farming and you want to farm because it is the end of the world but we don't have to be told a lot of times. So this is why it is a four.
If you are wanting something fast paced, full of zombies, not a whole lot of gore (to me anyways), then get this book. Where it ends will have you wanting to get book two if you haven't already.
The book is very OK. It's not bad, but it's not great either. The dialogue is decent at points, but is rather typical of the genre at times - sarcastic, joking at inappropriate times, etc. It doesn't destroy the story, but it doesn't contain a lot of the clever quipping of a book like, say, Breakers.
The story itself, is pretty typical of the genre. Character's world goes crazy, inevitable close brushes with the infected, and Night of the Living Dead style holding up and trying to keep the infected from attacking. Unfortunately, the tension of this type of scenario is diminished by some peculiarities of the virus that I won't delve into, and the fact that most of the characters are rather uninteresting or poorly fleshed out. As such, the fear of seeing a favorite character perish doesn't really crop up. Furthermore, the characters ability to scrounge quite a bit of weaponry defuses the tension as well. There is some bit of inter-personal conflict, but for the most part it's well foreshadowed and the reader can see it coming.
This is by no means a bad book, even if it weren't free. For someone who's read a lot in the genre though, it's not going to hold much new for you.
I'm going to start with my review of the narration for once, because it had a bigger than expected impact on my view of the book. The narrator's reading felt overly dramatic to me from the beginning, which considerably lessened the dramatic impact when it was warranted. I also found the narrators opposite gendered voices quite annoying and even almost mocking (although I do imagine that it's difficult for the average man to pull off a quality female voice that doesn't sound somewhat mocking. I imagine I will have this complaint about most audiobooks I listen to.)
Now onto the story. At times I found it difficult to pay attention because I was busy groaning inwardly at the overdramatic flair of the narration, so I'm pretty sure I probably missed some things. In spite of that, this was a pretty exciting start to a zombie apocalypse. While science isn't exactly my strong suit, the scientific explanations seem pretty reasonable and solid. The story was fairly action packed, as a good zombie apocalypse story should be. Also, there were some characters that really pissed me off, but they were supposed to.
Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it's an entertaining story, but the narration leaves a little to be desired in my opinion.
Reviewed on Just Another Girl and Her Books blog
Zed meets murphy when he is falsely arrested . When the zombies hit the town Zed and Murphy escape but once they escape jail their troubles are only beginning.
As usual Bobby Adair does not disappoint. He draws you in to his stories, has you rooting for the heroes. He taps ALL emotions and will have you giggling at times.
I highly recommend, especially for zombie/apocalypse lovers.
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Lots of typos in the book
I should contact the author and offer to
Proofread any new books for free