The First Days : As the World Dies

  • by Rhiannon Frater
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • Series: As the World Dies
  • 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies trilogy is an Internet sensation. The first two books, The First Days and Fighting to Survive, have won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. And AmericanHorrorBlog calls Rhiannon Frater "a writer to watch".
The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground. They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form.
Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy.


What the Critics Say

"One of the few zombie novels fueled by the power of feminine protagonists in an apocalyptic world gone wrong." (Harrisburg Book Examiner)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I cant believe somebody reviewed this book who doesnt like zombie stories and bought it by accident - how useless is that? I found this book very well read and easy to listen too. It isnt scary but I never thought it was meant to be. It is a story about people and how they react to an unreal situation and it interested and entertained me enough to buy the second book before I completely finished the first (so I could get right on to the next part of the story).
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- Amazon Customer

Mixed feelings

First a warning: as a new father I found the opening scenes so distressing I almost stopped.

Overall I was interested in the characters development and enjoyed the zombie apocalypse elements of the story. Occasionally I felt like I had accidentally strayed into a mills and boon which I personally found stylistically jarring.
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- Adrian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios