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The Undead: Part 2

Written by: R. R. Haywood
Narrated by: Dan Morgan
Series: The Undead
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins

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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.

Part two - days four to six. With a plan to rescue Howie's sister from London, Howie and Dave travel to Salisbury army training barracks to find an armoured personnel carrier that will see them safely through the densely populated and infected towns that lead into the capital.

Howie takes charge of a group of young army recruits they find at the barracks and leads them into battle, killing swathes of the undead. They meet Big Chris, an enigmatic former soldier who is leading a hastily erected commune in London. Joining forces they agree to help each other, going first for valuable medical equipment.

But the cost of rescuing Sarah may be too much. One of their own, Darren, has been turned...it may be the end of everything for which the group has fought.

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

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  • mark aldridge
  • 01-12-15

The Undead: More bloodbaths

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This book reads like a video game, with the reader being shunted from one shallow victory to another, yet bizarrely it can be compelling stuff. Haywood takes us from one testosterone fuelled zombie encounter to another, with a boss level appearing at regular intervals. I listen on the way home from work when I want to put my brain on ice and give me something vicious to take on the other loonie commuters. The writing can get repetitious, with some gags that are unworthy of one outing, receiving several. How many times will the hero forget the acronym for APC? Repeat until funny? No. Repeat until the wordcount ticks over to justify releasing another instalment. As as for the 'banter' between the raw squaddies? That just takes Haywood's juvenilia to a new level.

On the other hand, Haywood's initiative in describing how the virus’ metamorphoses into a sentient, human baiting infection is original and clever. I've been switching between this, Fleming's Casino Royale and Dante's Divine Comedy which has made for some suitably odd drives recently. I have gone through the Undead Book 1 and am near the end of book 2. Will there be book 3? I don't know. Largely because I'm not sure how many more times I can listen to another visceral description of the hero cleaving another zombie through the head with his B and Q axe.

That said, my commute is pretty arduous and I can see me needing another instalment of 'Tesco Guy & Mute’ fairly soon.

I fear I am slightly addicted.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-06-17

fantastic zombie apocalypse

thought it was a fantastic zombie apocalypse sTory and the narrator put some much passion into the reading

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  • Peter thomason
  • 08-03-17

Brilliant.

This is such a great story and it's surprisingly well written. It's a bit laddish, so beware the gay jokes and casual sexism. I found myself rolling my eyes. But it's worth putting up with because the story is so good. Onto book 3!

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  • Helen Ingall
  • 18-04-15

the undead part 2

excellent cannot wait for book 3 good story with lots of detail and holds interest

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  • Danny
  • 25-03-15

Brilliant again!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes and I already have!!

What other book might you compare The Undead to, and why?

Dan Brown - WWZ - Very realistic to characters decisions.

Which character – as performed by Dan Morgan – was your favourite?

Dave

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, as i listened to the book wherever I drove!

Any additional comments?

Next one please??

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  • Shell
  • 27-12-18

Ok

I loved the first book but this one was just long unbelievable drawn out fighting scenes over and over. I found myself only continuing as I was drawn to the character of Dave above Howie. I then found out there is at least 10 books in this series and I can't justify using my one credit on this per month on this. The virus evolving and what it becomes isn't believable (as zombie stories go) and this put me off. The narration was excellent and I really enjoyed listening to it but not drawn in by the story as I did in book 1

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-09-17

Simply awesome

This series gets better as it progresses. I can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Alexander Sutherland
  • 09-03-17

Good all round book to continue on from Part 1

What made the experience of listening to The Undead: Part 2 the most enjoyable?

Enjoyable listen while I go out jogging. Doesn't make too much sense from the perspective of an intelligent thinking virus that works as some sort of "hive mind" controlling all the zombies at the same time (human and animal alike) but a fun idea! Does get a bit carried away with the fighting scenes and not much in the way of the hiding / suspense from Part 1 but still good nonetheless.

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  • The Reluctant Hermit
  • 18-10-15

Ok mate , yeah mate, splat, splat, splat

The premise was good....man and very strange but useful ex army friend try to reach London to save his sister from zombies. But it was just one zombie splatfest after another with a group of "mates" (and if I heard that word one more time I would have preferred dealing with a zombie) . The dialogue was poor, in between the splatfest so there was nothing to really get interested in. I missed some of it due to lack of concentration.

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  • Bob
  • 29-12-19

Well performed and enterttsining

Dan Morgan does a great job of performing this book. A good range of voices and speaks with an ideal cadence.

The story continues Howie and Dave's attempt to get to Canary Wharf. Now accompanied by some new army recruits. Again Morgan portrays individual characters.

Having said I enjoyed this audio book I will probably stop at this one before I spend all my credits on zombie books.