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Among the Living [Paperback]

Timothy W. Long
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Book Description

16 Sep 2011
The dead walk. Now the real battle for Seattle has begun. When a gas leak causes the National Guard to forcibly evacuate the neighborhood, Lester isn't going anywhere. The former dope pusher has a new clientele... the kind that require him to deal lead instead of drugs. Mike, a newspaper reporter, suspects a conspiracy lies behind the chaos. He's driven to find the truth, even if it means dragging his beautiful co-worker into danger. Kate has a dark secret: she's a budding young serial killer. As society collapses, her skill in dealing death may be the one thing that can keep her alive. These survivors, along with others, are drawn together in their quest to find not only the truth behind the spreading apocalypse, but also to escape the madness they face at every turn.


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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Permuted Press (16 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1618680064
  • ISBN-13: 978-1618680068
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 811,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best zombie books 10 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a wonderful story with 4 completely different sets of people struggling to survive as the full horror of what's happening to their city slowly unfolds around them.

Each group reacts in their own way and I'm sure everyone could easily identify with at least one of them.

This book is very well written, very enjoyable and I have no hesitation in recommending this to all fans of the genre.

A very strong five out of five.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow 12 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Wow, that's pretty much what i thought after finishing this.
The writing is superb, descriptive and can be blood thirsty at times.
This book cover the start of a zombie plaque from the first one onwards, it follows several sets of survivors as the the situation slowly dawns on them. We see them making a transition from regular every day life to a zombie survival situation.
The characters thoughts and actions keep you reading and gives them depth. Even the characters that are only in for a short time get the same treatment.
It makes you think "what would i do?" as you get more and more drawn into the story.
This is one book i will be reading again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining story and well written 6 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the first book I've read about the undead and I'll certainly not be rejecting any more recommendations. I really enjoyed the story and by the end of the book, I couldn't put it down. I can't put my finger on why I've gone for 4 stars, rather than 5 but there was something not quite perfect for me - maybe it was slightly too long? The thing that amazed me was that there are a couple of characters you really shouldn't be cheering for and yet, ultimately, I found myself on their side(s).

Give it a go!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love love love 13 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I simply can not wait for the next in this series! Well written with well rounded interesting characters. I loved the plot and even the baddies! If your a fan of zombie stories then this book is a must for your collection!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of the zombie genre 4 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
In a genre already saturated, I found this to be one of the best.
Extremely well written, the characters were colourful and varied with their own backgrounds in the story.
The depiction of the outbreak of the illness was well presented with a scientist using an untested cancer drug.
This is highly recommended book to fans of the horror genre. Read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ...... Ok 17 Jun 2012
By Nev
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An average story in my opinion, the characters are reasonably well fleshed out, but lack depth, I can't say I found myself caring one way or the other if they survive. There are a few holes in the plot and one or two events that are just too convenient. I finished the story but purely because I paid for it, I will not be purchasing the next chapter.

All that said, for the price (1.99) I was not too disappointed, it killed a few hours and the writer can work well with words, you can "see" the world he is drawing you into, but it's not quite there yet. I have read worse at a higher price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars among the best 18 May 2012
By cudd
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
5 stars or this one nicely paced novel great characters plenty of gore.The drug dealers plight fighting the undead stoned you have to
smile at some funny moments this is one i will read again looking forward to the next chapter. would like to see his other novel [BEYOND THE BARRIERS] in download format also
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 8 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Easily the best Zombie book i have read in a long while, completely recommended. Very good story with likeable characters and plenty of room for a sequel, easy 5 stars.

Looking forward to the next one!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Among the Living
Among the Living is a US-based horror story, set in Seattle. This is a review of the unabridged audio version of the book.

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Published 25 days ago by zombielover
4.0 out of 5 stars Hit & Miss
I was recommended this book a while back and finally got around to reading it...

I LOVED how each chapter is told by a different character .. Read more
Published 6 months ago by James
2.0 out of 5 stars Below Average
Some of the characters are likeable - but at times indistinct. What lets this book down is a below average story. Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I have only been reading these type of books for a year or so now but I would definately say Mr Long is one of the best authors I have come across so far.
Published 10 months ago by weekaka
4.0 out of 5 stars very good!!!
didnt think there could be anyone who could do a zombie book other than Mark tufo however this is brilliant, I have already obtained the next in the series which is a true... Read more
Published 11 months ago by chrismckeever
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book it has a fantastic follow up too!
Timothy W. Long is a great guy i've had the pleasure to talk to him personally and interview for my blog (the horror nation)great book with creative characters and a unique take on... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dan wales
4.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Killing Fun
This book is quite unique compared to most zombie books, which seem to be increasing in popularity, the story follows four different individuals and you gain somewhat of a... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Thomas Colleran
5.0 out of 5 stars Great zombie action
This book surprised me. It takes its time to develop a plot but keeps getting better as you read on. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Cybertron
4.0 out of 5 stars Good zombie novel
Good story first one to read on my me kindle fire. Kept me entertained and interested. Good pace to the story and some interesting characters
Published 16 months ago by bw48714
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Struggled a bit to get into the first chapter but after that I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the Among the Dead. Shame I got to wait until January though! :-(
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