Narrator: TW Brown
Series: DEAD: Snapshot #1
Published by May December Publications LLC on 25 September 2015
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Genres: Horror, Zombie Apocalypse
Source: Author, Submitted
The world of the Dead has come to your doorstep.
TW Brown's best-selling series is now unfolding around the world in cities and one-stoplight towns alike. The first stop is his very own Portland, Oregon.
Meet Ken Simpson, a retired police officer; Rose Tinnes, a newly divorced woman trying to get her life back in order; and Jason Edwards, a man recently paroled and looking forward to his freedom. These three people form the nucleus of an unlikely group who will struggle to survive as their city falls to the undead.
As the city of Portland, Oregon, spirals into hellish chaos, it is not just the walking dead that prove to be a problem. In a world suddenly stripped of any order, it might be the living that pose the greatest threat.
©2015 TW Brown (P)2015 TW Brown
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TW Brown’s DEAD: Snapshot — Portland, Oregon is unique. It has the flesh ripping walking dead roaming about eating people and it has the panicked masses doing their best to destroy, steal and kill. This series provides readers with the opportunity to be involved in the book by offering up the option to name of the villain, the hero and the town. TW Brown writes the novel but offers no guarantees that the hero or the villain will live long. A unique idea!
Portland, Oregon is well written. The main characters – Ken (ex-police officer), Jason (ex-convict), Rose (a soon to be single woman), and Juanita (a woman familiar with convicts as she has several in the family) all have their own story yet they come together and meld into one group working together to survive.
There is some humor – Ken always ragging on Jason; Rose whose sister was a “survivalist” now a zombie; and some of the locals showing ingenuity succumbing to their fate. It was a fast story to listen to with some drama, tragedy and a good dose of fun. How many times does someone expect to open a door and almost swoon from the lethal meth gases while fending off a nearly naked stripper zombie?
I enjoyed the book very much. I would love to submit information to TW Brown myself and watch how he unfolds the story. He is vivid in his descriptions and realistic in his connections.
This was a fun audio book. TW Brown did a good job of narrating. There were places where he stumbled over the words – sometimes in excitement of the impending action; other times I think it was his lack of training. His first attempt at reading his book was admirable but he does have a ways to go to master this hard skill. He did not do voices, but rather read it straight. I think this book would have benefited more from the use of different voices. His tempo for the most part was varied depending on the action, he never dragged or sounded bored or exhausted. I think TW needs to practice more with reading. It’s hard to explain but I expected more from his narration given he had written the book. I wanted to hear the characters voices as he had envisioned them in his mind. I know how I thought Ken, Jason and Juanita would sound but I wanted to ‘hear’ the meth folks voices as well as others. I think this would have added to the humor as well.
I could vividly visualize the story as it unfolded. There were times when Brown became excited and it was reflected in his narration; this was NOT a bad thing. I enjoy books that induce the narrator to become involved, in a non-campy way, reflecting their feelings.
Anyone looking for a fun, light listen with zombies – this is your book.
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