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The United States of America is falling before the armies of the dead. Leading the sole survivors of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division out of the overrun city of New York, Captain Phil Hastings heads for the safety of Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training facility deep in the woodlands of Pennsylvania.

Joining with other remnants of the military, government, and civilian communities, Hastings and his men must try to keep the tsunami of corpses from taking over the world and plan the resurrection of the nation.

But first, they have to outlast the ravages of the dead...and the living.

©2015 Immolation LLC (P)2017 Immolation LLC

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Great Book!

Once again RC Bray does an amazing job on narrating this book! Loved the spin on having an Infantry unit’s perspective of the zombie apocalypse. I was hooked on this book and couldn’t stop listening to it. Great character build up and a crazy spin on the tsunami of zombies! Can’t wait for the second book to he released on audible.

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Excellent!!

Another superbly written apocalypse/zombie book! RC as always brings this book alive like no other!

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Average zombie story but has its own unique takes

I really liked the story and it's unique takes but it's more or less another zombie story. That's just my opinion though. Despite that I really enjoyed the story and characters.

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  • M. Bowles
  • 2018-03-02

An "Arisen-ish" great listen, keep em coming!

What did you love best about These Dead Lands: Immolation?

The story started and progressed without unnecessary filler or character development. This is a fast pace, realistic and well developed listen with likeable and understandable characters who band together to defend against realistic (as flesh eating zombies can be) living and dead bad guys. In most stories I've listened to with over armed military survivors (except Arisen) there has always been over eager bad character/s who want to rule the world. This story has an over armed group of hard core military members who want to protect survivors without exception, or demands, even though I found myself wanting some survivors run over, beaten or eaten.This is an incredible beginning to what can be an outstanding series, please keep going, I am a fan!

What does R.C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

R. C. Bray is hands down the BEST at what he does. He could narrate paint drying and I would listen for hours. The only problem with his work is I do not want to listen to anyone else.

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  • Midwestbonsai
  • 2017-10-17

more than a shoot-em-up/eat-them zombie book

These Dead Lands: Immolation by Stephen Knight and Scott Wolf is a definite must-read for those who love the zombie genre.  But it’s so much more than that!  The authors bring in the humanity piece in a vivid and realistic manner.  Ballentine is a soldier who discovers his family has survived and does anything and everything to protect them once they are back in his world.  But in the midst of all his angst and fears, he still has a job to do as do the others.

The main characters are complex but personable; Ballentine, Guerra and Hastings never forget their mission or their humanity.  The others: Diana, the Asian stripper/call girl, Kenny the autistic orphan, and Devil Dog an ex-military old guy add more flare to the story engaging the audience.

I enjoyed the new ways in which Knight and Wolf describe fighting the zombies or "reekers" – makes me want to move next to a lumber mill!  The book was detailed a bit on the military weapons but I didn’t think it was overly so.  I will say, that Knight and Wolf do not go into great detail about some of the action scenes; for instance, what happens to the group of men they track down for their actions against Kenny … that was just missing.  I went back and listened to that passage two times before I realized I hadn’t missed it – they just hadn’t detailed it.  Neither good nor bad, but I think a better transition would have made it easier to follow.

Overall I enjoyed the book, I thought it was written in down to earth language; I never struggled with any of the terms.    This was more than a shoot-em-up/eat-them zombie book.  I appreciated the inner glimpses into humanity.  The bad guys didn’t get away with anything!

R.C. Bray, as usual, provided an excellent performance!  He owned the book using his “military” type voice that has a strength to it that is both riveting and mesmerizing.  His ability to assume different accents is amazing and well done.

There were no issues with the quality or audio production of this book.

Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

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  • Geoff Strebel
  • 2017-10-25

From one 10th Mountain guy to another...

This was one of the most enjoyable audio books I've ever listened too. I was attached to the 10th Mountain Division while in the NY Army National Guard and the banter, camaraderie, and humor was spot on. Some reviewers are getting down on the way some of the characters were written but that's because they were never in and don't understand that the depicted humor is out of love and respect, not malice. Watch out for the yogurt joke near the end, you may crash your car! I can't wait for the next book!

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  • omar conger
  • 2017-10-17

Wow awesome book

So, my first thought: this story is very similar to the Arisen series by Michael Stephen Fuchs, but with a couple of key differences. 1. This zombie story takes place all in the US. 2. The military character personalities are very realistic and RC Bray does a FANTASTIC job of bringing them to life in a very realistic way. Either one of the authors is prior military or they did extension research and/or had access to some military personnel for reference. There were only a couple of things that bugged me about the overall writing of the book: the formality of radio communication was a little too formal, but towards the very end it did significantly improve. Another thing was that general military assets were not brought up that would certainly be brought up in real life... such as: status of NORAD, ability to use heavier aviation munitions (such as bombs). I mean the authors clearly covered the continuity of government and the succession of POTUS... so why not even mention the status of NORAD and the nuclear assets. The topic could have been brought up as a cliff hanger type deal.... but I digress. Fantastic book nonetheless. I sincerely hope that book 2 is not far in the future.

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  • Soldat1971
  • 2017-10-04

Missing a section.

It seems the audiobook is missing a section between chapters 10 and 11. One second they are rolling up on the bad guys and the next they are holed up in some farm house. Everything else is fantastic; story (except for the missing part), narration, etc.

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  • Zach Knox
  • 2018-10-04

Good bones;conservative misogyny kills the fantasy

Good concept and well narrated. Author knows about military and tactics - so assuming a veteran, in which case - TYFYS. That said, a story should allow you to get lost in it. In this case, the authors' personal biases serve only to jolt you out of the fantasy and that's bad. Women are mostly reduced to a stripper prostitute with big breasts, a demure wife and a one that is raped and left for dead. Rarely, you will be introduced to other women who make short and unmemorable appearances. The authors' go so far as to call women a "sex muscle". They don't help matters by constantly referring to Diana as "asian" and giving her so little depth that you care little about her or what happens to her. This "asian" thing goes off the rails when the soldiers complain about a restaurant being shut down by liberals because it's official name is "Chink's" Seriously - no one is naming a restaurant that and both liberals and conservatives should be offended that the authors' thought this funny and interesting enough to add as an element of their story. Lastly, the constant bashing of liberals and California - references to "liberal bullSh$t" only further serve to alienate half the potential reader base and do nothing to help the story which means it ends up hurting the story. Would love to continue the story, but this constant and jarring reality hits make it more of a troublesome chore than it is worth, and so, I will be moving on despite being interested in the outcome. I would encourage the authors to spend more time on character development (men and women) and making strong characters of both sexes along with back stories that make us care about them. Stop focusing on women as sex objects and throwing in unnecessary racist references. This will help fill in the space between the well thought out and well described battle scenes and make this a book and story-line worth spending money on. I enjoy RC Bray as a narrator and he is the saving grace on this flawed audio book.

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  • B.Alex
  • 2018-04-17

Not Over The Top

Enjoyed the family element to this story. Its not an over the top story line as in Arisen or Extinction yet still a nice straight forward approach to the military response break down and rebound to the ZA

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  • AB
  • 2019-04-27

very much a military theme

This was very much a military themed zombie book. it was good with lots of gun information and military jargon. The characters were very believable as being Army members. I didn't like the down play of the National Guard The book plays on the old National Guard with the weekend warrior thought process. The current National Guard is a patriotic, citizens first, highly trained trained fighting force. Overall I enjoyed the book.

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  • Brian Adler
  • 2017-10-28

great story, excellent flow and very enjoyable

loved this story, book had me from the beginning. this was a great military zombie book. But a Warning, if you commute and listen, pull over when the story gets to the "fruit on the bottom" part of the story. I laughed so hard almost had a accident.

can not wait to book 2

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-10-12

freaking awesome

the book was great top notch on the level with the arisen series loved it

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