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Day By Day Armageddon

Written by: J. L. Bourne
Narrated by: Jay Snyder
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Start intercept: Sporadic reports indicate chaos and violence spreading through U.S. cities. An unknown evil is sweeping the planet. The dead are rising to claim the Earth as the new dominant species in the food chain. Intercept complete.

In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

©2009 J.L. Bourne (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the critics say

"There is zombie fiction and then there is crawl-out-of-the-grave-and-drag-you-to-hell zombie fiction. Day by Day Armageddon is hands down the best zombie book I have ever read. Dawn of the Dead meets 28 Days Later doesn't even come close to describing how fantastic this thriller is. It is so real, so terrifying, and so well written that I slept with not one, but two loaded Glocks under my pillow for weeks afterwards. J. L. Bourne is the new king of hardcore zombie action!" (Brad Thor, New York Times #1 best-selling author)

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Very interesting and absorbing but...

I was captivated the entire time I read it to the end. There was no ending. I felt cheated.

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Story just ok.

I enjoyed this one but glad I got it on sale. I'll try volume 2 if it is on sale.

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  • Brandon
  • KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, United States
  • 2011-02-09

Freakin' AWESOME!

I've listened to a ton of audiobooks while I commute, and am a big fan of the zombie apocalypse genre. I've never written a review before, but this book was so great that I just had to write one. This book is a masterpiece. Also, the second book is probably better than the first in my opinion. I started listening to this story and was so consumed by the story that I didn't want to leave the car. I got my wife to start reading it, and even though she is skeptical about this genre, she was absolutely consumed by it as well. BUY IT!

35 of 38 people found this review helpful

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  • Cristy G
  • Bluffton, SC, United States
  • 2012-04-10

Narrator Jay Snyder is a perfect fit!

DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON is an end of the word zombie apocalypse story told in journal format reminding me of I AM LEGEND but only in a less...I don’t know, lonely maybe?...sort of way. I guess the difference is while Matheson’s first hand zombie account had a very isolated hopelessness about it, Bourne’s journal entries were full of humanity and hope. The protagonist, a military pilot, isn’t left hold up on his own to slowly lose his mind with only the dead to interact with. He does move and band with other survivors and even in the despair of the situation and in the face of immense loss he seems to keep his head up for the most part. So what could have easily played out as a very depressing read, considering the topic, DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON didn’t leave me feeling dejected. I found J.L. Bourne’s writing to be an easy read and I liked the “fight” and resourcefulness of our pilot. I was definitely drawn in enough to be interested in continuing on with the next installment.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Mike
  • China, MI, United States
  • 2010-01-15

Great book, interesting format

I love zombie books, and Day By Day Armageddon is the best one Ive read so far. Feels much more "real" than most other zombie books. It is written in a different format- all individual journal entrys. At first I thought it was a tad disjointed, but I really came to like it. The book does really leave off in the middle of the story (certainty waiting for a sequel) - but didn't leave me feeling dissatisfied as many books awaiting a sequel do.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Amanda H.
  • 2012-03-08

High standard for all zombie novels

Where does Day By Day Armageddon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This series (well the first two books) places among my top 5 must read Zombie books. Non stop action, logical, realistic, and very frightening. Must read for doomsdayers, die hard zombie fans, and survivalist.

What other book might you compare Day By Day Armageddon to and why?

J.A. Recht series (Thunder and Ashes, Plague of the Dead, and the upcoming The Survivors),

What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

Great performance

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes...fear and a sense of wanting to build a bunker in my back yard!

39 of 46 people found this review helpful

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  • MattofWar
  • 2010-01-07

Best Written Zombie Fiction Ever

DbDA is an outstanding read for anyone who enjoys zombie or end of the world scenarios. I perfer this over WWZ just bc of the feeling of despair you get and the amount of detail the main character puts into his journal. Its written as a journal and the narrator does a great job of reading it. Wow just Wow plus the squeal hits later this year.

29 of 34 people found this review helpful

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  • rob haight
  • 2010-01-20

Great book! More more more!!

After reading WWZ, plague of the dead, the strain, the cell, I was looking forward to this book. Really loved it but wish it was a little longer.

27 of 32 people found this review helpful

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  • Ron
  • Oregon City, OR, United States
  • 2010-12-06

A new twist to a great tale.

JL Bourne presents us with a realistic zombie tale (if there can be such thing as a realistic zombie tale) told from a unique perspective; excerpts from a survivors diary. This is such a fresh twist to the standard narrative coupled with a excellent edge-of-your-seat zombie story.

17 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • The Zombie Specialist
  • Secret Fortress
  • 2013-08-16

The Best Zombie Story Ever!

Would you listen to Day By Day Armageddon again? Why?

No but I would watch the movie!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Day By Day Armageddon?

Getting near the end not knowing it was a series and thinking 'oh no it is going to end!'

What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

Everything!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the main character hears of the family trapped in the attic

Any additional comments?

Please please will someone turn this into a movie.... six movies... then a TV series!

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Pedro Martinez
  • 2011-05-24

Intense

Excellent book, intense, kept me on the edge, was hooked from the first minute. All I have to say - What a rush! is the first time I listen to a zombie book, and I must say it did not let me down, as a matter of fact I was not able to put it down. Excellent book, and narration.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Carolyn
  • Wharton, NJ, United States
  • 2010-12-06

Loved It!

A great listen! This is a day by day account of the end of the world where the dead live at the expense of the living. The author had me on the edge of my seat. The narrator made the story real. Worth the buy if you are into the horror/living dead genre. Would love to see alot more by this author.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful