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The Undead: Part 18

Written by: R. R. Haywood
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Series: The Undead, Book 18
Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Reeling from the events of the previous night, the team struggle to cope with the shock and pain. How can you win against something you can't bring yourself to fight? Do they use the nuclear option and risk it all? 

In the north, Cassie grows bored and pushes Gregori and the Boy on a course of action that will change everything, and the infection evolves into a terrifying opponent, pulling both sides into an ever-darkening game of cat and mouse. 

New characters hear the call to arms, and questions are answered. Who was the guy in the armoured van on Day One? Secrets are revealed, but the mystery only deepens. 

©2017 R. R. Haywood (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • bebe
  • 2018-09-01

Needs to wrap up

I am only half way through book 18, and I find for the first time that I am getting bored. Plus the "One Race", "He is Coming" and the Boy's control of the Zs is getting old, frustrating and irritating. So far the book has alternated between the Gregori story line and the Howie story line, even if about 5 days apart. Nothing major has happened. The infection is just playing a cat and mouse game with Howie. New characters have entered the story line and for the most part they are good characters. Even though Gregori is a bad ass serial killer, I have come to like him and hope he does the right thing when the time comes - kill the Boy! In the meantime, I feel that the story is treading water and the water is extremely muddy.

I hate Cassie and the Boy. I have come to dislike Marcy who is self important, selfish and cruel. I wish there was a better love interest for my favorite character, Howie. Other than Marcy, I love Howie and Dave and the rest of the gang, but am very disappointed in the narration by Joe Jameson. I thought I was going to get used to his performance, but he has progressively gotten worse. Dave is not Dave, the women have high screechy unlikeable voices, Cookie is not Cookie, etc. The only voices Jameson does well are Gregori and the Boy. I judge Jameson mediocre at best.

Haywood, finish it up already before you ruin a truly great series. You have already proven you can write other good series, such as Extracted, so wrap up The Undead and move on to other stories. The Undead will be enjoyed for many years to come and listened to over and over by the fans. By the way, I have both read and listened to the series and I like audible better, even after Morgan quit narrating, I still prefer audible to reading the story myself. I may revise this review by the time I get finished, but with 4 hours left to go, I am disappointed in this book, compared to the previous books, and am not as happy with the direction of the series. Previously I gave 5 stars to every other book in the series. This is the first time I have lowered the stars. I hate to have to do that.

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  • christie Harris
  • 2018-05-31

One of the Best Zombie Books so far!

Normally I can predict the ending of any book or movie within the first 20 or 30 minutes or first few chapters. But this story has me guessing all the way to the end I really hate that it is going to end . Anyone jonesing for a good zombie read here it us.

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  • PuckerFactor
  • 2018-05-29

The story gets better

First off, Joe Jameson knocks it out of the park with his narration. He has a huge range in character voices and accents and his delivery is so well paced. Just his range in female voices is totally believable and quite amazing.

If you've read or listened to the previous books you may have wondered where the story was going by parts 16 and 17. Part 18 (Day 22) begins to converge the separate story lines and adds a new twist with another towards the end of the book, I really look forward to Part 19.

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  • Colonelswife
  • 2018-05-27

LOVE this series !

Can’t recommend this series highly enough , if you are into apocalypse type stories . If you haven’t read one yet, give it a go- i only started reading zombie apocalypse books the last few months and am hooked . Much better than the walking dead I think .
This series has 18 books so far, (plus a side story book) so if you are just discovering this series, this will keep you busy for a while .
Also give the Extracted trilogy a go ! I love Time travel series (esp “The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor ) and the Extracted trilogy is excellent. RR HAYWOOD is now one of my new favorite writers .

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  • ebony rosales
  • 2018-05-18

Another EPIC chapter!!!

There’s sooooo much to say about this series and how fantastic it is, but in short, it’s Fu@!ing AWESOME!!!! If you are just browsing because this is a new release and your looking for something to try, THIS is it!!! Start from the beginning and work your way through. You will not regret it!! Part 18 is my new favorite day and after every one finished I say this but it’s true. It just keeps getting better and better and better!!! Also, if you need a fix in between books, come chat on FB with the living army page!! Lots of good time to be had!! Another smash hit Boss!!

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  • Cassandra C.
  • 2018-05-15

More than enough story but not near enough story.

OMG! What a ride! New characters, old friends, bigger adventures. No amount of praise does this series justice. Brilliantly complex!

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  • Felecia LeBlanc
  • 2018-09-28

Awesome series

Love this series can’t wait for the next book I hope it comes out soon so sad that it ended

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  • Jayme dahl
  • 2018-07-06

Excellent read!

Cant wait for the next Part!! Keeps you wanting more and more from this author!!!

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  • Michael Garcia
  • 2018-06-27

well that wasn't what i was expecting

i loved it!! just when u think it becomes predictable....it doesn't. To all those that read this..."Dave's not here, man" & is assimilated into the book! 😁

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  • T. Walker
  • 2018-05-12

MORE, QUICKLY, PLEASE! !!!!!

I don't know who I love more in this series ' incredible cast of characters. I do know that I want more, please!

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