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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Enjoying it so far

I'm enjoying this new book, I like that he’s not as heroic as some of the other characters and being a single character story there is time to go into a lot of depth.

One star was lost as there is A LOT of talk about how it isn’t like the movies etc. etc. etc., that was Kevin’s thing, it worked for Keven, he was a geek, a thinker, a movie lover and I appreciate many people would probably have these thoughts but we cover this thoroughly in the first 12 book series and its just a bit boring to keep hearing it again from Evan, and it was regular enough for it to lose a star. The story in general is very enjoyable I just found those little comments really hard to listen to (plus I have been running/ driving a lot lately and so have binged the last 4 Dead books then these two new ones so possible I’m a bit more sensitive to it!).

Otherwise I've enjoyed the beginning again! I was just starting to get a little bored of the 'beginning' every time with the 'Snapshot' series so this was needed and it’s good to know we can follow the story as far as it goes, I like the discoveries of the reality of things, it is still fresh despite 'starting' in this universe for the 6th time!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Glad its not all over

I'm enjoying this new book, I like that he’s not as heroic as some of the other characters as being a single character story there is time to go into a lot of depth.

One star was lost as there is A LOT of talk about how it isn’t like the movies etc. etc. etc., that was Kevin’s thing, it worked for Keven, he was a geek, a thinker, a movie lover and I appreciate many people would probably have these thoughts but we cover this thoroughly in the first 12 book series and its just a bit boring to keep hearing it again from Evan, and it was regular enough for it to lose a star. The story in general is very enjoyable I just found those little comments really hard to listen to (plus I have been running/ driving a lot lately and so have binged the last 4 Dead books then these two new ones so possible I’m a bit more sensitive to it!)
Otherwise I've enjoyed the beginning again! I was just starting to get a little bored of the 'beginning' every time with the 'Snapshot' series so this was needed and it’s good to know we can follow the story as far as it goes, and enjoyed the little crossovers like meeting Steve at Book 1 of original Dead series point!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Great snapshot

I do enjoy starting things so to have a number of snapshots of the beginning is really enjoyable, for this one it’s not too repetitive as it could have been and I like the various twists.

I think the author did a good job with the lingo and cultural references, although we don’t all say 'bloody' that much, many of us say much worse! But the little touches such as 'bog roll' and the use of the word 'mate' I really liked. There was one thing I couldn’t work out, we can drink out of the taps here! And there was no mention of systems breaking down or anything and they were all looking for bottled water all the time but other than that it was spot on. I was hoping for slightly better accents following the ear trauma of the British accents from the main Dead series and I'd love to see better representation of the variety of British accents (most of us were not born with a plum in our mouth!) and I was excited that this was a way to do it but TW read it himself, I assume for budget reasons and did a good job with it.

Nice to see a female lead and not as you would expect (won’t say more to avoid spoilers).

Looking forward to more.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Really enjoyed this book series

I enjoyed this series, TW decided to keep it to 12 books which is a shame as it felt like there was a lot more these storylines could have given us. He doesn’t shy away from the horror of what could happen doesn’t go too far into realms you don’t want to wander into (like the Zombie Fallout series by Tufo) and he wasn't afraid to kill people off when their time was done.

I liked how differently it ended for each group. There was a constant sexist streak (which lost it a star) which is odd as there are stronger female characters 'doing' the action in the story but it seems like all the men think in a very sexist way, I guess the author thinks this is what would happen if there was a zombie apocalypse and maybe it would but as a woman it gets a bit boring hearing this over and over from every male character, that said there is interesting variety in how women are written which makes it all the more disappointing.

FYI typical bad British accents, so nothing new!

I enjoyed the spinoffs too, the 'Dead snapshots' are great, I like the attention to detail (the English one was pretty much on point re: lingo and culture) and I'm enjoying the new Dead series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Really enjoyed this book series

I enjoyed this series, TW decided to keep it to 12 books which is a shame as it felt like there was a lot more these storylines could have given us. He doesn’t shy away from the horror of what could happen doesn’t go too far into realms you don’t want to wander into (like the Zombie Fallout series by Tufo) and he wasn't afraid to kill people off when their time was done.

I'm enjoying the children storyline, different and original. Although a real consitant sexist streak is settling in (which lost it a star) which is odd as there are stronger female characters 'doing' the action in the story but it seems like all the men think in a very sexist way, I guess the author thinks this is what would happen if there was a zombie apoclpse and maybe it would but as a woman it gets a bit boring hearing this over and over from every male character, that said there is interesting variety in how women are written which makes it all the more disappointing.

FYI typical bad British accents, so nothing new!

I enjoyed the spinoffs too, the 'Dead snapshots' are great, I like the attention to detail (the English one was pretty much on point re: lingo and culture) and I'm enjoying the new Dead series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Really enjoyed this book series

I enjoyed this series, TW decided to keep it to 12 books which is a shame as it felt like there was a lot more these storylines could have given us. He doesn’t shy away from the horror of what could happen doesn’t go too far into realms you don’t want to wander into (like the Zombie Fallout series by Tufo) and he wasn't afraid to kill people off when their time was done.

I'm enjoying the children storyline, different and original. Although a real consitant sexist streak is settling in (which lost it a star) which is odd as there are stronger female characters 'doing' the action in the story but it seems like all the men think in a very sexist way, I guess the author thinks this is what would happen if there was a zombie apoclpse and maybe it would but as a woman it gets a bit boring hearing this over and over from every male character, that said there is interesting variety in how women are written which makes it all the more disappointing.

FYI typical bad British accents, so nothing new!

I enjoyed the spinoffs too, the 'Dead snapshots' are great, I like the attention to detail (the English one was pretty much on point re: lingo and culture) and I'm enjoying the new Dead series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Really enjoyed this book series

I thought this series was really well written, it took on a number of different perspectives and followed a number of groups, which I really liked however after much feedback TW cut down on this which I thought was disappointing, he also re-wrote the first few books following just one group each, these are 'Dead perspectives', 'Dead Vignettes' and 'Dead Geeks' I believe, so if you find lots of groups difficult to keep up with you might prefer these. He decided to keep it to 12 books which is a shame as it felt like there was a lot more these storylines could have given us. TW doesn’t shy away from the horror of what could happen and there is a lot of differences between the groups (which is why I'm unsure what others found so difficult about it, if they were all very similar it would have been confusing and boring but they are very very varied which I loved) but he doesn’t go too far into realms you don’t want to wander into (like the Zombie Fallout series by Tufo). I liked that it followed zombies on occasion too as well as groups of survivors and he wasn't afraid to kill people off when their time was done. FYI typical bad British accents, so nothing new!

I'm enjoying the children storyline, different and original.

I like the spinoffs too, the 'Dead snapshots' are great, I like the attention to detail (the English one was pretty much on point re: lingo and culture) and I'm enjoying the new Dead series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Really enjoyed this book series

I thought this series was really well written, it took on a number of different perspectives and followed a number of groups, which I really liked however after much feedback TW cut down on this which I thought was disappointing, he also re-wrote the first few books following just one group each, these are 'Dead perspectives', 'Dead Vignettes' and 'Dead Geeks' I believe, so if you find lots of groups difficult to keep up with you might prefer these. He decided to keep it to 12 books which is a shame as it felt like there was a lot more these storylines could have given us. TW doesn’t shy away from the horror of what could happen and there is a lot of differences between the groups (which is why I'm unsure what others found so difficult about it, if they were all very similar it would have been confusing and boring but they are very very varied which I loved) but he doesn’t go too far into realms you don’t want to wander into (like the Zombie Fallout series by Tufo). I liked that it followed zombies on occasion too as well as groups of survivors and he wasn't afraid to kill people off when their time was done. FYI typical bad British accents, so nothing new!

I like the spinoffs too, the 'Dead snapshots' are great, I like the attention to detail (the English one was pretty much on point re: lingo and culture) and I'm enjoying the new Dead series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Really enjoyed this book series

I thought this series was really well written, it took on a number of different perspectives and followed a number of groups, which I really liked however after much feedback TW cut down on this which I thought was disappointing, he also re-wrote the first few books following just one group each, these are 'Dead perspectives', 'Dead Vignettes' and 'Dead Geeks' I believe, so if you find lots of groups difficult to keep up with you might prefer these. He decided to keep it to 12 books which is a shame as it felt like there was a lot more these storylines could have given us. TW doesn’t shy away from the horror of what could happen and there is a lot of differences between the groups (which is why I'm unsure what others found so difficult about it, if they were all very similar it would have been confusing and boring but they are very very varied which I loved) but he doesn’t go too far into realms you don’t want to wander into (like the Zombie Fallout series by Tufo). I liked that it followed zombies on occasion too as well as groups of survivors and he wasn't afraid to kill people off when their time was done.

I like the spinoffs too, the 'Dead snapshots' are great, I like the attention to detail (the English one was pretty much on point re: lingo and culture) and I'm enjoying the new Dead series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Really enjoyed this book series

I thought this series was really well written, it took on a number of different perspectives and followed a number of groups, which I really liked however after much feedback TW cut down on this which I thought was disappointing, he also re-wrote the first few books following just one group each, these are 'Dead perspectives', 'Dead Vignettes' and 'Dead Geeks' I believe, so if you find lots of groups difficult to keep up with you might prefer these. He decided to keep it to 12 books which is a shame as it felt like there was a lot more these storylines could have given us. TW doesn’t shy away from the horror of what could happen and there is a lot of differences between the groups (which is why I'm unsure what others found so difficult about it, if they were all very similar it would have been confusing and boring but they are very very varied which I loved) but he doesn’t go too far into realms you don’t want to wander into (like the Zombie Fallout series by Tufo). I liked that it followed zombies on occasion too as well as groups of survivors and he wasn't afraid to kill people off when their time was done.

I like the spinoffs too, the 'Dead snapshots' are great, I like the attention to detail (the English one was pretty much on point re: lingo and culture) and I'm enjoying the new Dead series.

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