Zombie, Illinois

  • by Scott Kenemore
  • Narrated by Pat Young
  • 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The sequel to the best-selling Zombie, Ohio, this explosive supernatural thriller from Scott Kenemore tells the story of three Chicagoans who have been thrown together by a bizarre, interconnected series of events during the first 24 hours of a zombie outbreak in the Midwest's largest city. A partnership is crafted between a pastor from Chicago's rough South Side, an intrepid newspaper reporter, and a young female musician, all of whom are fighting for survival as they struggle to protect themselves and their communities in a city overrun with the walking dead. Between the barricaded neighborhoods and violent zombie hunters, the trio encounters many mysterious occurrences that leave them shaken and disturbed.
When the mayor of Chicago is eaten by zombies on live television, and a group of shady aldermen attempt to seize power in the vacuum, these unlikely friends realize that they have stumbled upon a conspiracy to overthrow the city...and that they alone may be qualified to combine their talents to stop it.
Zombie, Illinois will delight devoted zombie fans and put readers in mind of some of the best recent works of supernatural horror. You will be left shocked, horrified, and craving brains! This audiobook will grab you from the first page and not let go until the riveting finale.

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Light zombie entertainment with a twist

The novel's main themes, zombies and Chicago politics, blend surprisingly effortlessly, and to amusing effect. The main characters are sufficiently original and make for an interesting team -- the sole woman is introduced in a somewhat obnoxious way that mostly defines her via a man, but "she gets better." The star and most well-drawn of the three is arguably the black pastor with the rough past and strange vice -- a likable clergyman, no small feat there!



All considered, the book is more humorous than grim. The zombie/politico blend moves the story along well enough, but the zombies very rarely feel like a real threat that can't be handled, or like the possible doom of humankind. Likewise, there is some gore, and some survival themes (running out of ammo, food, or batteries) are hinted at, but all in all, they seem a backdrop to the main theme of "how would zombies affect dirty politics."



The reader is competent.



"No regrets." :)
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios