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An unstoppable curse. A dead man displaced from his time. How do you survive the zombie apocalypse when you started it?

Digby Graves, a deceased medieval peasant with delusions of grandeur, is trying to figure out how the hell he ended up in Seattle 800 years after his death. Also, why does he have necrotic magic coursing through his zombified body? Added to that is the fact that he made a terrible first impression the moment he woke up by lunging at the first person that came into biting range. 

Now, the curse he's unleashed is loose in the world. Digby has a target on his back and only fragmented memories of his death. He needs to survive long enough to put the pieces back together, learn what it means to lead the horde, and master his power over the dead. Digby might even find a few accomplices along the way, if he can hold off on eating them.

The end of the world is gonna get weird.

©2021 David Petrie (P)2021 Mountaindale Press

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amazing first book and so funny

this book had me on edge. had me laughing and was an all around amazing beginning to a series and I can't wait for more.

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Excellent

An excellent non human protagonist story. For the most part I enjoyed it, but there were a couple parts that were a bit too contrived. That is just nitpicking though as it us great overall.
Great performance.

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Did not like

Returned the book. It was so bad I wish I could leave zero stars . Waste of a credit

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  • Christopher
  • 2021-03-27

Finally, a Zombie Apocalypse written by an Author who graduated high school.

Granted this is as much GameLit as it is a Zombie book. However, in spite of having tried to listen to many of the Zombie books on Audible, only a handful could be said to be written by actual authors.

99% of what’s available on Audible in this genre is unedited, abysmally conceived, and poorly executed garbage, with plots so thin you could use them to jimmy a door lock.

So what a surprise it was when I found this book to be engaging, well written, and funny. Whether you’re a GameLit fan, or an apocalypse junky, or just a sci-if/fantasy enthusiast you won’t be disappointed.

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  • 2021-04-19

Great Concept and Story, Terrible Characters

This book has one of the most entertaining story concepts I've found in a while, and the first 3 hours are a delight to listen to. The only problem is the characters. And oh GOD are they a problem. On his own, the MC has a weirdly easy time figuring stuff out, but it's not that bad in the overall scheme of things. The real problem is the secondary MC, Rebecca, and what she adds to the story. Jesus Christ she's badly written, and it seems to be contagious to everything involving her.

[Minor spoilers ahead]

In her introduction, she commits blatant insubordination and goes partially rogue in the middle of an unknown, hostile, and incredibly volatile situation by commandeering para-military drones (Which have stupidly low security btw), and then DOESN'T get reprimanded, and instead, praised. She then proceeds to get recordings of the MC subtly using his powers, which is dumb, because it immediately puts the MC at a crippling disadvantage (Also, for whatever reason the author doesn't seem to assume the drones will record everything despite explicitly being scouts). Then, on the rooftop with our MC, she and him both proceed to have the dumbest, most illogical conversation I've ever heard, where in each party blatantly exposes highly sensitive and strategically critical information to each other, with NO solid reasoning (other than the meta-reason of catching the MCs up on what's going on).

This is DESPITE the fact that as the Zombie Progenitor (MC) and a Professional Military Operative (secondary MC), they are clearly enemies and should be deeply mistrustful of each other (Not just narratively, but it's also stated contextually). It's obvious from a strategic perspective that an informed military response to the zombie outbreak is the biggest threat to the MC, but regardless of this the author has him go on camera and basically spill all of his secrets to the military anyway. This puts him at such a colossal disadvantage (time displacement, doesn't understand his powers, up against the whole world, doesn't have surprise on his side, has all his weaknesses exposes) that the only way he can survive the night (never mind destroy the world) is through criminally incompetent antagonists and a good Deus Ex Machina or two.

This is conducted with some of the laziest dialog I've ever heard, and I'm really sorry for Travis Baldree that he had to read that out loud. The exposition was also very clumsy and straightforward (through this and before), as if the author couldn't be bothered to leave any of his protagonists in the dark about ANYTHING. Also, the secondary MC seems to have a compulsive need to speak all her thoughts aloud, to the point where she goes so far as to actively mute herself instead of just having an internal monologue.

I'm really sorry to put this book down, but it needed another draft before releasing so badly that I just can't continue.

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  • Jeremy Pierre
  • 2021-03-24

Resident Evil, Zombies, LITRPG all into one glorious package

First off let’s start with how this book literally kept me to the point were I refused to stop listening to it.

Our MC storms a castle, becomes a Mage, dies, becomes living dead, is woken by some scientists 800 years later, accidentally starts a zombie apocalypse, and now has to run by some zealots who want a new world order. Like can a guy catch a break. Their are twists and turns and a snarky system giving him updates.

Excellent flow to the book and character development. The flashbacks are nice to fill in the backstory and flush out the characters. As usual Travis did an amazing job with Narration. Definitely worth the credit and can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Jesse
  • 2021-04-06

Ravenous

I don't know if I started the LitRPG genre is essentially funny and well written or if I started with brilliance.

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  • Shopper
  • 2021-05-28

An Apocalypse to Die For

Laugh out loud fun, intense action, genuine scares - this end of the world has it all. Bring your darker sense of humor.
I'd love to see someone animate the scene from chapter 39, music included!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-05-07

annoying support character

The story is great except for the one support character that spends most of their time justifying their cooperate overlords and villianizing the MC. It's just distracting and annoying how much effort the author puts into justifying her and making the MC break himself to accommodate her. The author has no issues dismissing or killing other possible and better(literally EVERY other person he runs into/helps is more helpful and understanding). The parts without her in it are just so smooth and easy to follow, it's just a drag every time she comes in with her self-righteous, annoying, and needy self. OMG, Becky is annoying. I am not done yet, and maybe the character will make a 180 in the last 1/4 of the book, but I've had to stop the book and take a break from it a few times. Always because of this pointlessly annoying character's asinine negativity. Through the story, you can see how forced her presence is and it makes me dismissive of getting the next book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-03-30

litrpg/Zombie

this is a great book. the story and the mc is well written. I enjoyed this book and can't wait until book 2.

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  • Phillip
  • 2021-05-01

A really enjoyable zombie apocalypse LITRPG

I have only seen a few authors attempt a zombie apocalypse LITRPG story and of those all but the rare few involve a human gamer against zombies.

Most that try the zombie gamer route end up writing themselves in a corner since even a semi intelligent zombie could easily overwhelm a settlement. By gathering guns and explosives from overrun army bases and armored vehicles. So the issue is how does your gamer zombie not wipe put his enamies without making them constantly make bad decisions?

Well this author decided not to worry about that. They decided that the humans are not the enemy of the gamer zombie. In fact he has a soft spot for those he considers innocent of those that had been beat down by society. His enemy is a group with similar advantages that he has but with a much stronger military might that he has to constantly fly work to try and overwhelm.

That said his goal so far isn’t to overwhelm anyone. He wants to find a way to escape his pursuers and maybe become human again. All he wants is a bit of normalcy in his life, or should I say Unlife? That said what’s normal even mean for an 800 year old former peasant zombie Mage who spent 8 centuries in ice in the middle of a bustling city?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-07-14

A terrific book for the spooky minded

Ravenous caught my eye while looking at books. having an extra credit I decided to try. within the first few minutes I was heavily invested in this story and the characters in it. Digby Graves (haha) is a well fleshed out (sorry) character finding himself in a world that has moved on without him. I grew into if not liking or sympathizing then respecting his morals and how he takes everything from betrayal, power, and other things that happen to him.

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  • Steven Coulter
  • 2021-05-30

The narrator is incredible

This story has an incredible cast of characters. Digby and Rebecca play off each other hilariously. It’s amazing how Travis Baldree was able to bring every character to life and make them feel unique. This is my new favorite LitRPG.

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