Narrator: John McLoughlin
Published by Self Published / Indie on 02 August 2017
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
Genres: Zombie Apocalypse
Source: Narrator, Submitted
When TJ, a small time Internet show host with his head in the clouds, met a strange green-haired girl in his secluded mountain town, he thought his luck was changing. Unfortunately, on her heels was a collection of sociopaths determined to destroy his hometown for the benefit of a deepweb gameshow's cameras.
And everyone in the town is an unwilling contestant.
Forced to live out his fantasies for unseen Internet viewers, TJ must play along so he can kill the bad guys, fight monstrous scientific abominations, get the girl, and save what remains of his burning town. Failing that, at least himself, his mother, and his collection of anime figures.
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TJ finds has always wished he was a zombie fighter. Overweight, cowardly, unemployed and living with his yoga mother, the closest he’ll ever come is to produce YouTube videos with a cheap Samurai sword in his backyard. That is until his sleepy little town becomes the heart of a zombie apocalypse created by wealthy voyeurs on the deep web.
Sunday is a 19 year-old super bad ass with green hair who comes to TJ’s rescue when reality comes to his door. She’s everything he is not and the two make an unlikely team, somehow keeping each other alive during the manufactured apocalypse.
Green Sunday is a satire on the many, many zombie stories. Impossible weapons, evil men on motorcycles, wealthy voyeurs, high-tech, low tech; it’s all there in a mish-mosh of mayhem and cartoon violence.
TJ is a likable character that the listener is hoping will survive, Sunday remains mostly a mystery. The biggest of course, is why she would choose to ally with such a hapless accomplice. If you like your zombie mayhem ridiculous and laced with satire, you might enjoy this one. The plot is pretty thin and the ending unsatisfying, but you’re paying for the ride on this one.
John McLaughlin performs the novel well. His voice is a pleasure to listen to and his characters are easy to discern. He gets out of the way, but moves the story along when the action heats up. Overall, an excellent performance with no complaints. The production quality is top notch as well.
The zombie genre is pretty crowded, so it is fun to listen to one that is at least somewhat different. Green Sunday is irreverent and doesn’t take itself too seriously. There is a lot to like about it, just don’t dig too deep past the two dimensional characters or logic of it all and you should enjoy the ride.
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