Title: Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection
Author: Don Roff
Narrator:  Stephen R. Thorne
Unabridged Length: 1 h, 41 m

Publisher: Audiogo

The year is 2012, and what starts as a pervasive and inexplicable illness ends up as a zombie infestation that devastates the world’s population. Taking the form of a biologist’s illustrated journal found in the aftermath of the attack, this pulse-pounding, suspenseful tale of zombie apocalypse follows the narrator as he flees from city to countryside and heads north to Canada, where he hopes the undead will be slowed by the colder climate. Encountering scattered humans and scores of the infected along the way, he fills his audio recorder with descriptions and careful observations of zombie behavior, along with terrifying tales of survival. This “translation” of the popular graphic novel to audio, complete with “killer” sound effects, will keep fans on the edge of their seats right up to the very end.

This was audiobook and yes, it worked well in audio form, that said, I’ve seen the physical book and they have pictures.  I like pictures. This wasn’t exactly what I expected, but this was done really well. This is first person action from Dr. Twombly’s point of view. We hear him talking and detailing what’s happened step by step. As he encounters others, we get to hear their voices as well. The author did a nice job of really infusing the story with emotions from the doctor.

The section where we are in the research facility became a little confusing, but I think given the nature of the story, it was intentional. As the doctor moved out into this world that is taken over by zombies, we get action and interaction with people and eventually he befriends a dog. I truly enjoyed the book. Nice take on the Zombie idea and brought it home being set in 2012.

 

Stephen R. Thorne did an excellent job in voices. Not sure he was the barking dog, but I got it. I like the way he read faster or slow, excited, breathing heavy as the story detailed. He brought it to life. Anyone who enjoys the whole Zombie idea will enjoy this first person take on the situation.

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