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Publisher's Summary

Apocalypse: Disorder and chaos ravage London when thousands are contaminated by the accidental discharge of an experimental bioweapon. The disease robs its hosts of rational thought, giving them a singular desire - find more living flesh to infect.

Aftermath: Peter, alone by choice and oddly thriving, finds himself suddenly responsible for the life of someone other than himself. Elsewhere, other survivors stake their own claims to land and resources, but the inexplicable swarms of undead threaten to gather and dissipate constantly.

Abandoned: The virus spreads to every corner of the country while the combined forces of the naval fleet set sail for deeper waters and leave the UK to its fate. The few groups that remain are separated after a fateful battle for England, left to their own devices.

Adversity: As if flesh-hungry zombies weren't enough, a harsh winter strikes.

Adaptation: The apocalypse continues in the penultimate chapter of the Toy Soldiers series. Will anybody make it out alive?

Annihilation: Fleeing the seemingly unstoppable enemy, the survivors pin their hopes on a final attempt for freedom, but that means they must turn their backs on their home forever.

©2018, 2019, 2020 DHP Publishing (P)2020 Tantor

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Not a bad story but....

Not bad however far from good. The story itself was ok however I wasn’t moved by any of the characters, not even peter. John lee however leaves me constantly wondering what is going on with the story. He doesn’t pause for cadence and lacks feeling in the characters in the story. The book might benefit from different narration but with much better offerings from other books (ex. Mountain man) and various other books, why bother.
To sum it up, read the book your self and steer clear from books narrated be John lee.

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A very British zombie thriller.

I finally listened to the series after getting used to John Lee’s narration again. I found it weird that he was voicing a zombie series when I always think of him voicing things written hundreds of years ago or written to take place hundreds of years ago with a historical weight to it. So I listened to Pillars of Earth as a palate cleanser.

I can safely say now that John Lee was the right voice for this book. It was my own mental stereotyping that got my brain locked up. John Lee is a voice for mature novels. My brain couldn’t believe that any zombie book could be mature.

They are popcorn fiction. Listen to or read the Arisen series. Best popcorn fiction zombie military romp I’ve ever had the joy to listen to RC Bray act his ass off through.

But god damn it, this is an incredibly mature zombie series. This one wears a monocle and looks disapprovingly at me while sucking on a walnut pipe through a massive moustache.

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Good survival novels

This book is a really good survival novels. The narrator John Lee always does a great job.

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Slow start but worth it

The first 2 books were mostly character development. Things picked up in the third and took off.
It took getting used to John Lee's narration, as he seems more of the Pride and Prejudice type.
I was surprised at how much I didn't want the books to end.
Very good overall.

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Unexpected

I went in not expecting much. I'm glad to be proven wrong. Interesting take on the zombie shtick. Well written, and the narrator did a fantastic job.

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  • 2020-11-23

Great Multi Part series

I bought the whole series for a single credit and it was well worth every minute.
I highly recommend the story and author.

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  • 2021-08-27

Tell us yanks what you REALLY think of us! lol

Loved the story and writing style. I was especially impressed with the dynamic between the two children. Couldn't help but notice all of the jabs and velvet daggers towards the Americans though. The performer makes them all sound like hillbillies from the deep south- wearing dentures, not to mention they're all rude jerks. Maybe if the author read a little history, he'd remember that lofty Brits looking down their noses on Americans is what cost ya your colony in the first place! Cheers. :)

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  • Anders Andersson
  • 2020-12-13

Heart felt ride

It felt like the books were in three parts. The first building the setting, a little slow. The second full with suspence and the third a litte faltering. But it closed with a solid ending and left with the hope of more to come.

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  • Matt
  • 2021-11-18

Engaging, and well narrated. Worth the credit.

First off, the Narrator is British, which helps with a story set in the British Isles. He was able to give this listener a good variety of characters with realistic personas. The story had a decent mix of action and character development, intertwined so as to keep the story moving. There was also a good balance of regimented emotion and fear based emotion to be able to put oneself in a lot of the scenarios. Some light hearted moments and some heartbreak which is what a good story needs to keep it engaging. I myself was even uttering an emotional curse word or two when a couple of significant characters met their demise. Having lived in the US for about forty years now, I was even impressed with Mr. Lee’s rendering of several American accents. In summary if you are British or an Anglo file looking for a slightly different dystopian entertainment, this is for you. The story is nothing new, but then again, how many different ways can the dead come back to life as zombies in search of brains? Well worth the credit. Enjoy!

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  • mmchavez
  • 2021-01-22

could not really get into the book

I listen to a lot of apocalyptic, end of days, zombie books...A LOT and I'm always looking for a great story I can really lose myself in. I tried really hard to stay interested in this series, but I just could not. The most interesting thing in this series is Peter and how he, despite his tender age of about 8 or 9, has been surviving and caring for an even smaller child, but even that could not keep me interested enough to finish the series.

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  • Anthony
  • 2021-01-20

Solid zombie-pocalypse series

I like the setting of The late 80s, excellent mix of unique characters, it felt gritty and realistic. well, as realistic as a zombie series can be. I love that the author didn't waste time diving into bizarre and far-fetched explanations about how the virus occurred(Extinction cycle 🤮). it's a pretty straightforward story which I appreciate. zombies, soldiers, civilians, a few jerks thrown in the mix, it was great.

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  • 2020-12-01

refreshing

takes place in UK in the 90s, refreshing point of view and very entertaining

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  • DW
  • 2022-02-10

These characters inspired me every step of the way

I love Devon's books because the journey he takes us on is so vivid. His characters survive by doing the basics; getting food, finding shelter, water, and defending themselves. Peter and SSM Johnson are heros if the first degree. I could feel the feat and tension of the zombie threat in every chapter through the narration and dialogue.

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  • Nursewhite
  • 2022-01-23

wow

I enjoyed it from start to finish. Excellent peek into the military mind. I read reviews for this book before buying and not one of the negative reviews holds up after reading. This was the best.

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  • Joe O.
  • 2021-12-07

Hard To Listen To

I don’t know how much I may like the book itself, but the narrator is horrible. These reviews with 5 stars must really love how news anchors talk because that is what this dude sounds like. I kept waiting for him to tell me to tune in at 11:00. It’s so emotionless. Empty. Like he’s only reading the words, not actually performing for an audiobook. I’m not quite a quarter through and not sure I can finish it at this rate.

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