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The Scattered and the Dead Series: The First Four Books

Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
Written by: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
Narrated by: Christopher Boucher
Length: 37 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

More than 37 hours of post-apocalyptic survival.

With 99.7 percent of the Earth's population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. These are their stories.

This collection contains the first four volumes of the Scattered and the Dead series, audiobooks 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0.

Meet Mitch, a father infected with the zombie virus. His wife is gone. He has 24 hours until he turns. Can he make sure his kids are taken care of before time runs out?

Meet Travis, a 23-year-old wimp who ran away as his parents were murdered by raiders. Surrounded by towers of scavenged booze and pills, he only wants to numb the pain...until he happens upon the men who killed his family. Now, he has a choice.

Meet Erin. She's 16. Six months ago, she was worried about prom. Now, she worries about zombies and raiders and feeding an eight-year-old orphan.

Meet Baghead. Meet Ray and Lorraine. Meet Decker and Teddy and Fiona.

Meet the utterly lost who look for meaning in humanity's fading glow. Meet the scattered and the dead. Grab the audiobook bundle today.

©2017 L.T. Vargus & Tim McBain (P)2018 L.T. Vargus & Tim McBain

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Excellent journey.

very unique approach but really enjoyed the world created and the variety of stories. they all seemed to paint a world both scary and filled with hope at the same time.

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  • Melanie
  • NC, US
  • 2019-02-08

Tense, thrilling apocalyptic series

This is a great post-apocalyptic zombie survival series! I usually stick to authors that I know because I hate bad writing, so it took some convincing for me to try these new authors I had never heard of. I'm so glad I gave them a chance! I love their books and it's really cool how prolific they are, because I regularly have a new book to read. This series is deeply disturbing, complex, scary, exciting - everything you want in a story about the end of the world. I love the characters, and I love seeing them develop over time. This series has kept me up late on many nights already and I'm looking forward to more sleepless nights with them. I've started listening to the audio books now after already reading the books, and I love the narrators and the experience of getting the story in this format! And I'm getting more out of the story that I missed on my first reading. Great series!

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  • t.garcia
  • 2019-01-11

WOW!

The narration was stupendous. The words paint a picture of things you don't want to imagine but can't help but to see. The character interactions had me cringing, crying out and laughing. Since I listen during my commute I'm sure I looked the fool as I couldn't help but react physically to some of the scenarios. Once again, Tim and L.T have created a world I cannot wait to re-visit!

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  • mochajunkie
  • 2019-03-08

Weird

This series seems really all over the place. Maybe the original book flowed together better but the box set is weird. I paid for it so I listened to it all, but not sure if I’ll get the second box set.

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  • jackie brewer
  • 2019-01-02

Good post apocalypse series

These books are worth a listen. I enjoyed them, they are personable as well as unique.

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  • Phoebe
  • 2019-06-12

very relatable somehow

I love it. I'm not finished yet. I don't care for all the parts of the story, like, I could do without baghead. maybe I just need more back story on him. but I love Mitch. I really connected with him when he said he was having an existential crisis while ordering a big Mac. he really started as a sad man and through his struggle he became so relatable, as if he woke up and saw the hand behind the curtain. I loved the idea that it was all too little too late. there's the perfect amount of prose in here too which I was surprised to find in a zombie/apocalypse book. these books are stuffed full of excellent descriptive snippets akin to some really noteworthy writers like Gillian Flynn. the tone of the story sets the lighting for how dark and dirty the adjectives get. just enough metaphors. I'd love to hear more from both of these guys. typically, I just accept crappy writing smattered with personal opinions in these types of books because they're still great stories and something to distract me from the constant crushing of our garbage society, but these books are different. thoughtful. the various perspectives really lend a hand to feeling that these aren't just words splattered onto paper from one writers point of view and opinions and an easy story that goes where you want it to, it shows that these guys are writers in the truest sense of the word. to be thrust from rural Michigan in the shoes of a chip on his shoulder teenager spiraling into intentional addiction, to Pennsylvania where a father's Love and a ticking clock transforms him from an American to a human. a teenage girl- thrust into responsibility and motherhood, knowing she isn't ready and questioning her morality during difficult situations, all while actually doing the right thing. I really liked decker too, I didn't find him creepy, I found him lonely but so so likeable. as if his own crushing isolation had manifested the destruction of the world, not just as he knew it. that even staring death in the face, he couldn't work up the courage to approach the girl he liked. he was funny too. I guess what I'm saying is- these writers have serious range! excellent excellent excellent. can't wait for more.

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  • PickleJarz
  • Tucson, AZ
  • 2019-05-30

Well written and great narrator

I really enjoyed this series (books 1-4). It is a series of multiple storylines temporally unrelated, which keeps it interesting. There is certainly much less zombie action than most books in this genre and they seemed more like an after thought. The series would have been better without because the character development was so good. By the end of book 4 it was if I knew each of them. The Erin, Izzy, Marcus storyline was definitely my favorite but all storylines were great and the narration was top notch.

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  • Rebecca Lynch
  • 2019-05-14

Hooked!

I was quite impressed by this series. The author is very descriptive, the narrator is quite talented, and the story keeps you guessing. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!

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  • JMabie
  • 2019-03-28

Just Okay

It definitely was not a favorite. I didn't love most of the characters, which was a major reason I just wasn't that interested in the book. I didn't return it mainly because it wasn't horrible and I wanted to have something to listen to.
The series is comprised of journal entries, books 1 & 3, and multi-character points of view, books 2&4. Traditional zombie book for the most part, but focuses more on the darkness of societal collapse.

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  • Christine
  • 2019-01-15

Like no other!

This “Zombpoc” is like no other I’ve read, and I’ve read dozens.
The characters are great to follow along with and there’s always a tiny cliffhanger as you go along. Can’t wait for the next installment.
Most books from this genre are chock full of gore and this offers something so different. Survival and hope, blended in with terror and the raw exposure of human nature.

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  • Ada Lavin
  • BROKEN ARROW, OK
  • 2019-02-07

The beginning of a new world

These four books are the beginnings of a series of that tells the story of people rebuilding after an apocalyptic world. I really enjoy this wonderful series that takes us through the confusion and pain of people dealing with different stages of this disaster. We see and feel the emotions of different characters as this begins, a mother not wanting to infect her family, a father struggling to try to find a save place for his son's to live and hide during while he is dying. Most of all we hope with people learning to adjust to a new world. One where you don't know who you can trust anymore. And the strange new worlds we start building to reclaim our humanity.

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