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The Undead, Part 11

Written by: R. R. Haywood
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Series: The Undead, Book 11
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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A Message from The Author

Writing The Undead is a humbling experience. I am eternally grateful to the readers and listeners for the incredible support you always show.

Dan Morgan superbly narrated Parts 1 to 10, but unfortunately he was not able to continue. To my delight, the wonderfully talented Joe Jameson has now taken the series on. His range and skills are superb.

I am aware of the feedback about the voice of one of my characters, Dave. If this change has upset your listening experience then I can only apologise, but both Joe and I, and everyone at Audible, have listened to the points you made and take them very seriously. It is a wonderful thing to have such responsive fans, so willing to listen and work to make it better, plus the interactive nature of the series means you the listener can speak out and say what you like and don't like, otherwise how would we know?

We've got some cracking days ahead of us. Some real stonking rip-roaring storylines to come and both Joe and I can only hope you'll stay with us on this journey.

Take care,

RR Haywood.

It is the morning after the storm. Thick fog covers everything. In the stifling, claustrophobic atmosphere, Howie and his group head out for supplies.

Skirmishes and tense fights take place and there are messages left in blood at key sites: 'he's coming'. As the day progresses, Howie becomes increasingly darker in thought, and more demanding of his team. By the end of the day they have discovered a munitions factory, but can Howie hold it together?

©2016 R.R. Haywood (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Narration ruined book

Hate this audiobook. Absolutely hate it. The narrator is terrible. This is why I gave this book 1 star overall but 4 for story. The terrible narrative poisoned the entire story.

Voices make no sense in relation to characters. Paula sounds like an 80 year old. Roy a slightly younger, but more doddering codger in his 70’s.

What happened to Dan Morgan? Was he eaten by zombies?

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  • Tyler MacDonald
  • 2017-09-04

No. Just no.

I find Joe incredibly insulting in the way he portrays Dave and all the women. Thank you Mr. Haywood for a wonderful ride in the first ten books but unfortunately I won't be supporting the series anymore. The only thing more disappointing than Joe's narration is that I already bought the next two episodes before I heard this and I've wasted my money because I'm not going to listen to them.

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  • not happy
  • 2018-12-15

Miss Dan as Narrator!!!

I could not get into this book, mostly because of the way Joe's voice portrays everyone. He makes Dave sound like he is slow, and can not think fast. Dave is not slow. I feel like Joe thinks because Dave has ASD that he would talk slow and not think fast, but this is not the case. He also has Nick speaking very slow, and having severe dyslexia does not mean you think or speak slow. Very disappointed in the way he reads theses parts.

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  • ronda
  • 2017-05-10

please go back to narrator you had before <br />

this new one makes Dave sound dumb I will listen again if you do other wise I am done

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  • B M C
  • 2017-03-05

terrible narrator change

It was hard to get into this one. I made it about 5 minutes in (far enough to hear Lonnie's annoying voice) and then deleted it. I was told it got better and was convinced to give it another try. While the narration sucked the whole way through (can't believe the next few have him as narrator), the story was still good. Ughhh. He made Dave seem dim-witted. The narrator seemed to completely change his personality. I would suggest reading the rest of these and not listening. Listen to the preview before buying. Hopefully it has a clip of Dave and Lonnie. That in itself will be enough to convince you not to bother. I hate the idea of giving up on the series, though.

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  • kevin
  • 2018-08-04

new narrator is brutally hard tip listen to

I could barely finish this book due to the narrator turning every male character into what sounded like sleepy dull wits and every female sounds like screachy nit picking crows. the story was also obviously rushed and poorly executed. i'm going to give it one more try with part 12 but, if it doesn't get better, I'll be done with this series

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-06-19

The new narrator ruins it

Apologies in advance for being blunt, and I realize that others won't have the same opinion, but he's almost intolerable. He sounds like he has so much saliva in his mouth that he's spraying rather than speaking. I'm afraid he's going to drown himself! The only way i could tolerate his performance was to set the reading speed to 1.25, but the effect is still there (yuck!) He also ruins how kick-bu** Paula & Lani have become (and other female characters) by making the women sound like prudish old ladies. In agreement with others, he slaughters Dave's voice, which actually erodes Dave's character as we've come to know him. This is the 1st of any of R.R.'s books that I have awarded less than 5 stars--this installment was such a disappointment. Because I like this series so much, I'm actually going to try the next book, but if there is no improvement I'm going to buy the kindle book instead and let the automated voice read it...maybe I'll select the one with a British accent (lol). As for the plot, I don't want to give any spoilers, but suffice it to say that it's very pessimistic and depressing. I hope the next installment is better!

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  • Melody
  • 2016-10-30

WHY?!?! Did they change the narrator?!

I can't believe they changed narrators this far into the series!!! I'm only 3 minutes in and I'm already hating this guy.

I'm sure the story is a 5 but I just can't with the voice-switch..

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  • Chris
  • 2016-11-11

Different does not equal bad...

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I love that RR Haywood follows "a logical path" in some ways. It's predictable only to keep the story familiar and relatable. But then he adds the genius...he includes unexpected and realistic conflict between main characters! Its been like this for almost the entire series and I love it! *** Give Joe Jameson a chance *** Initially I was not happy with the change in narrator...then I read that Dan Morgan refused to continue this series. Joe Jameson stepped up to continue one of my favorite audio series of all time, so I felt that I owed it to Howie & Co. to start fresh and give Joe a chance. By the end of this book, I realize that Joe is an incredibly talented actor! His voices for EVERYONE are better! IMO, Dan Morgan's Dave was the only voice better...That said, Joe's "Dave" is far more realistic given who Dave is. We got used to Dan's more human sounding Dave, which made him so likeable. More great news: Joe is such a pro that he has taken the feedback and made some changes to Dave's voice going forward.

Please give Joe a chance and let the story continue!Ultimately, another great addition to the series! Enjoy!

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  • kgrayy
  • 2018-08-07

Why

I have loved this series Its incredible. But why would you change narrator after 10 books? I don't know if I'll be able to finish it..

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  • Stew81
  • 2017-07-18

Couldn't handle the narrator change *Updated*

This was probably a good story, I really liked the first books in the series but the new voices change the whole tone of the book and I couldn't finish it. I'd finish the series if the released it with the original narrator.

Update 11-18-2019. I listened to this series from the beginning again and gave this narrator another shot. By the end of the book I got used to the new voices. By the end of the next book (Part 12) Dave’s new voice didn’t bother me anymore and I just finished Part 19. I think the narrator change was probably a good thing. The author adds a lot of new characters and the narrator does a great job with them, every character has a unique voice that is easy to identify. Good job Joe Jameson! 5 Stars!

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