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Apocalypse

Toy Soldiers Series, Book 1
Written by: Devon C. Ford
Narrated by: John Lee
Series: Toy Soldiers Series, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The only thing worse than death is living in hell on Earth. 

Disorder and chaos ravage London when thousands are contaminated by the accidental discharge of an experimental bio-weapon. The disease robs its hosts of rational thought, giving them a singular desire - find more living flesh to infect. 

Cut off from information and senior leadership, one squadron of soldiers under the command of their senior NCO, Sergeant Major Johnson, finds itself forced to operate independently until the remnants of military and government command re-establish themselves safely at sea in the English Channel. 

The infected, however, have a different agenda. They gather into massive hordes, sweeping the countryside and leaving nothing alive in their wake. 

Don't miss this heart-stopping intro to a zombie thriller series about survival against all odds! You've never experienced the undead like this before.

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  • LisaKiernan
  • 2019-06-06

Loved it from the beginning

I loved this book when I read. The performance was amazing. Highly recommend on that alone.

Devon C. Ford has an amazing grasp of how to write a character that makes you care about them. I admit this quality and a stellar style keeps me reading. The stories creep up on you with DCF. One second you are wandering alone and scared, the next, you are facing a new challenge that makes you realize just how deeply you care about the character. DCF draws you in. You become one of the cast. Excellent reading/listening experience. Highly recommended for story and characters. One of the best zombie apocalypse books I have read lately.

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  • Frank Krajewski
  • 2020-01-20

don't like zombie apocalypse stories

bad storyline. I've heard a thousand stories like this one and don't want to listen to another one.

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  • N4shark
  • 2019-10-01

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT

Really enjoyed the book right from the beginning, great story and great characters. Enjoyed the narration too great pick for a narrator

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  • Scott Brady
  • 2019-08-27

Great story, relate able characters.

Well thought out story line containing characters you sincerely root for. Cannot wait for the next book.

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  • Dragon'sDen (el Jefe)
  • 2019-06-17

Such A Fine Brogue... But not a good book

The narrator does a good job, in fact, he alone is the brightspot in what is essentially a DOA, no pun intended, dropping with a thud—supremely dull and underwhelming story—in the Z-genre.

The author writes in platitudes, cliches, and stock characters vacuumed out of any WWII movie of the week drama or some you could even imagine were borrowed out of Dad’s Army.

Palmer (no worries, no spoilers) is as predictable as he is boring.

To convince myself I might be too harsh, I listened to passages of this book, then I listened to Wool.

I was right, which does me no favour, since I already bought this audiobook.

Wool takes (let’s be honest) relatively mundane events, but makes them exciting and interesting to discover where the plot will lead.

Apoc— does the opposite. It takes what should be a very interesting story and leadens it under the burden of stock sentences, characters, and beyond predictable moments, thus killing any suspense and enjoyment.

Apo— is like the kid trying to be cool around the campfire, holding the torch and making scary faces and a few howling noises, but lacking the wit and skill of a Stephen King or a Dean Koontz, or the power to suspend disbelief like a Max Brooks in the telling of a good story.

The narrator is top notch and extremely professional. There was one sentence and passage in particular where I could sense the narrator and me were simpatico and of one shared opinion.

I could sense he knew what he was reading was lame and weak, but he dramatised it with gusto. He never gave up on this story, and I admire his tenacity and gumption.

The prologue and some of the encounters with the Z’s are well-written and crafted. They were my favourite bits.

Unfortunately, the overall story was not remarkable or rememberable in any way, and especially not, when there are so many other much better books in this genre.

Sorry, I cannot recommend this book for the story, but I can give a thumbs up of approval to the narrator for a job well done.

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  • PurpleRoseGoldfish
  • 2019-06-14

Another fantastic work from Devon C Ford.

There was quite a bit to like about this audio book. Narration was top notch. The story had me remembering how I grew up in the 1980's, so the emotional connection was there. Overall pacing was great as well. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of apocalyptic fiction.

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  • GigiD.
  • 2019-06-09

Looking for books 2, 3 & 4

I enjoy TEOTWAWKI books & zombie thrillers.
I have listened to many of this author's other series as well and was excited to see this release.
Off to a great start, just not sure why when 4 books are available in print the entire series isn't presented but I will wait and buy them one at a time :)

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