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The Undead: Part 3

Written by: R R Haywood
Narrated by: Dan Morgan
Series: The Undead, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day.

At Tower Bridge, Howie, Dave, and their group of survivors take stock of the previous day's battle. After an initial confrontation between Howie and the turned Darren, Howie and his group beat a hasty retreat to Fort Spitbank on the south coast, where they prepare for the invasion of Darren and his army of undead. In a blistering finale to the first week of the Undead, Howie and his group fight their biggest battle yet.

©2012 R. R. Haywood (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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Good but not great

I will be purchasing the other books in this series. They are that good. But I do have questions.p

Why didn’t Howie kill zombie Darren back in Part 2 when he first met him? Seems to me he would have saved everyone a lot of trouble.

also, it’s getting a little hard to swallow that anyone can fight 100’s or 1000’s of undead with just an ax and a prayer. I get that this is part of the genre to have the reluctant hero that is charming, good at killing and beloved by his people, but to have a retail manager who is not used to physical activity suddenly start being able to swing an ax with no apparent side effects is truly amazing. We are only in week one and apparently the human race has moved beyond aches and pains.

Last, this story, while excellent at capturing the idiosyncratic nature of humans, does tend to veer towards the maudlin at times. Yes, we *know* Howie is a night manager, we *know* its bad, bad world .

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  • Tracy P.
  • 2018-11-07

WOW!

What an exciting, intense episode! This one was not lacking for anything... Humor, mystery, love, loss, and some righteous retribution, via a thrilling gore-fest of insane zombie slaughtering!

Thank you R R Haywood! What an amazing series!

Excellent narration, Mr. Morgan. . . Kept me on the edge of my seat. . . start to finish!

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  • Kat
  • 2015-04-05

Can't wait for the next one!

Another great installment in this unique series. Haywood does a very good job mixing the gravity of the story with some light-hearted humor. I especially like the "hive-mind" persona of the infection. It gives a fresh spin on the zombie genre and sets it apart from other series.

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  • A. Evans
  • 2015-04-26

Great zombie book

Well worth finishing each book in the series over a weekend was a delight. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good zombie series.

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  • Jenerator
  • 2016-02-17

funny and entertaining

very entertaining book. it actually makes my sometimes hour long commute enjoyable. I was super bummed when I finished the book in the middle of my drive and hadn't yet downloaded book 4.

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  • Arie T.
  • 2016-01-20

On the edge of my seat....

What did you love best about The Undead: Part 3?

I've listened to the first 2 books and they were good, without a doubt. However, I like this book for different reasons. Book 3 is more about the battle within oneself. Howie is battling with what's right and what's wrong. What feels right and what ...I guess, feels wrong.

By the end of this book, he finds his strength. The true strength that powers one even when he's on his last breath.

Any additional comments?

If you've started the series, keep going. It can only get better .....I think...

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  • John
  • 2016-01-08

Howie of the Dead III

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I've enjoyed this series and that Haywood keeps upping the skills of the zombies to keep things interesting. In the second and (this) third installment however it seems that it loses its way. One thing about zombies is that they are impersonal killers and here Haywood takes the easy route and makes it personal. This creates a reason for them to pursue and launch mass attacks on Howie and his survivors. This takes away from the randomness that is part of the horror of the situation. Those old enough will remember Jaws II involved a Shark seeking revenge for the death of the Shark in Jaws I. This is sort of the same thing and hard to buy into. Also, the main characters repeatedly engage in unnecessary hand to hand combat with the zombies (oh theres a group of Zeds, lets stop our armored caravan and fight them mano a mano). Overall a good series with just these few gripes.

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  • J. Crum
  • 2015-06-15

Great Series

What made the experience of listening to The Undead the most enjoyable?

The material is a great new twist on the zombie genre which is overplayed right now. Dan Morgan's voice work is great and is a huge part of what makes this work so well.

What did you like best about this story?

The infection, Mr Howie's drive and love for his sister, seeing Dave become more of a truly fleshed out character and one of my favorites in the entire series

What about Dan Morgan’s performance did you like?

How natural he makes it all sound. He has a "matter of fact" delivery on an entirely crazy subject matter while keeping it grounded in humanity as much as possible.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The infection is alive!

Any additional comments?

A great audiobook and if you love the zombie genre then this book is a nice refreshing change to it. It's a truly fun experience listening to this on my ride to and from work but the sign of a great audiobook is if I end up listening to it after my ride which for this one I ended up doing quite a bit.

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  • Morrighan NicSidhe
  • 2015-04-14

I love Dave!!!

I love Dave!!! Need I say more? He is officially my favorite character in this series. I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Eugenia
  • 2015-10-31

Think I've Had Enough

I never thought I would say that about a zombie apocalypse story. But this third book in the series, for me, was pretty terrible. I really enjoyed the first two, so I eagerly bought and listened to this one.

So many elements not to like: The cardboard manly men with their "fear the homosexual" banter. I mean here they are, fighting off hated zombies and the worst thing they could say to one another is that they are gay. I did not find that endearing or funny, no matter how realistic it might be for manly military men to engage in. But they blush at the slightest provocation, those being close proximity to a woman or a compliment. And they sure do love one another anyway. I mean, they'll lay down their lives for one another, but god forbid they are gay!

The constant, never-ending blowing up of zombies. I know there are hoards, but how many ways and times can one describe heads and brains blowing up? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy zombie gore, but this was so repetitive as to be numbing.

And the whole thing with Howie talking to his angry inner self and then yelling the lord's prayer at the zombie hoard. Sigh.

And TMI about all that weaponry. I got it. They have guns. They have explosives. Do we really need descriptions of how they work? Again and again?

And don't get me started on the infection scenario.

A big disappointment and the series stops here for me. I hope Howie and Dave win, but not sure I care.

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  • Jessie
  • 2020-08-10

well done

Thoroughly appreciate this writer. Wonderfully engaging roller coaster ride. I really hope there is another. Also, my daughter and I want this made into a show.