Narrator: Jacqueline Nym
Series: Dead End #1
on 21 December 2017
Length: 5 hours 49 minutes
Genres: Horror, Suspense, Zombie Apocalypse
Source: Author, Submitted
Jenny Duncan works the evening shift at the local shop in the town of Lillington in the Midlands, UK. On Guy Fawkes night, during the bonfire celebrations, a virus sweeps through the town. Jenny finds herself trapped with three customers as the infected attack anyone they can find outside.
Then the dead start to rise, the power and communications are cut off, and a fire breaks out in a building nearby. The group of survivors must find a way out if they are to reach their families and safety.
It soon becomes apparent the virus has gone global, and safety is a difficult thing to find. The group must work together if they are to survive.
Dead End is the story of ordinary people living in the UK, with no special skills, trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. This is book one in the Dead End series.
©2017 Kady Monroe (P)2017 Kady Monroe
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Jenny, a convenience store clerk, is working late while 100’s of people are down the road watching the fireworks display. The night was slow and boring … until the dead made their appearance, now Jenny and three other survivors are left to figure their way out of the deadly zombie zone.
Kady Monroe, the author, gives us a very small glimpse of the zombie apocalypse in the UK. We learn that it has spread to the US but there are no public announcements, no military, and no one coming to the rescue. The small group of survivors has their hands full – convincing family what they saw was true, avoiding the dead and finding a safe place to wait it out.
Unlike most zombie books, we have Jenny Duncan as the “hero” and she’s ordinary – no superpowers, no special training – just a woman who is alone. Monroe develops her characters fully in the short listen and lays out a vivid image of each step of their journey. We see firsthand the greed, jealousy, fear, and doubt. The plot is well written and executed.
The narrator, Jacqueline Nym performed the audiobook did a very good job. She was soft spoken but that was how the main character was – she spoke softly and quietly. As to the other characters, I think she performed them well also. I thought she helped move the story along with her steadiness.
For the most part, this is a really good book. I enjoyed it, but what I didn’t enjoy was its shortness. I am curious to see where Monroe goes with this book – will keep it intense, yet light or will she move to the dark, bloody side?
There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.