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Tankbread [Kindle Edition]

Paul Mannering
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Ten years ago humanity lost the war for survival.

Now intelligent zombies rule the world. Feeding the undead of a steady diet of cloned people called Tankbread, the survivors live in a dangerous world on the brink of final extinction.

One outlaw courier must go on a journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Australia. Fighting his way into the very heart of the apocalypse in the desperate search for a way to save the last humans and destroy the undead threat.

His only companion is a girl with an extraordinary secret. Her name is Else, and she's Tankbread.

"A guts and glory joyride into very dark territory. Very nasty and lots of fun!"
--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of DEAD OF NIGHT and DUST & DECAY

"Sink your teeth into an Australia where the zombies are in charge--you won't be disappointed."
--Rocky Wood, author of STEPHEN KING: A LITERARY COMPANION

"A blast from start to finish. A breathless, country-crossing zombie epic--kind of like Mad Max colliding head on with Dawn of the Dead. TANKBREAD is a unique and very entertaining entry in the over-saturated zombie genre."
--David Moody, author of the AUTUMN and HATER series

About the Author

Paul Mannering is an award winning writer living in Wellington, New Zealand Paul has published dozens of short stories and radio plays in a range of genres across many different international markets. In 2007 he co-founded BrokenSea Audio Productions, which podcasts free audio drama each week to an audience of millions. Paul lives with his wife Damaris and their three cats. www.tankbread.blogspot.com www.brokensea.com

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4087 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Permuted Press (22 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BVRQN0W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #311,791 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent post apocalyptic zombie fiction 15 Mar. 2012
By Doug
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A well written piece with characters you get to care for and an excellent storyline.

It paints a good (if scary) picture of a world where we are no longer at the top of the food chain.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Zombie Horror 15 Oct. 2014
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‘Tankbread’ is the story of one man’s journey through a zombie apocalypse, as he finds out the truth about the food made to sustain the zombie population.

I knew I had to read this after I read the author’s excellent short story in the ‘At Hell’s Gates’ anthology. This book, like that short story, had a very original twist and was told in a highly engaging way. The tankbread character Else was brilliantly written; I was amused by her, sympathised with her and thoroughly enjoyed following her journey. The main character was also great, but for me Else totally stole the show, not long after she was introduced.

While entertaining, this is also a pretty dark and gruesome read. The tension was high virtually the whole way through, making it an edge of seat, nail-biter of a read. I was surprised by how it ended and will be reading the next book in the series very soon to see what comes next.

Overall this is an excellent take on the typical zombie apocalypse novel, well written, original and engaging. Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tankbread 4 Jan. 2014
By southcoastreviewer VINE VOICE
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Think Mad Max meets Resident Evil meets a little bit of Die Hard. That's what I got from Tankbread; and quite a bit more.

In Tankbread, Mannering introduces us to an Australia that is trying to survive after the ravages of a zombie epidemic. I'm not one for giving away plots in my reviews, and so I won't. But the stage is well set; it is hard to find an original setting and plot staging in the plethora of zombie novels around these days. Mannering has done this.

The Courier, our protagonist, is both the hero and anti-hero of our tale. He is physically and mentally capable and strong and has the metaphorical "balls of steel" (his fighting efforts were what reminded me of Die Hard); but he has a selfish streak which has been one of his most obvious and efficient tools for survival. When he comes across Else, he begins to question everything he has so far seen as he travels across the wastes of Australia to find a cure to the zombie menace.

Else reminded me very much of LeeLoo from the Fifth Element; frail, naïve and childlike but with an unnerving capability to learn and grow. Courier was also very much like Korben Dallas; he was just trying to survive. In Else, he sees that humanity might have a reason to live.

Mannering has crafted a great story with huge depth and page-turning action. His undead are credible as is the source of the zombie menace; there were some hints of Resident Evil towards the end but I shan't spoil it for you. You'll just have to read and find out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 20 Sept. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Couldn't put it down, and I don't usually like zombie anything, but the idea intrigued me and the book delivered.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horror shuffles in a terrifying new direction 27 Feb. 2012
By C
Format:Kindle Edition
To keep this a short and succinct as possible.

Wow!

This book had me on the edge of my seat and checking to make sure we had plenty of cans in the cupboard and the doors and windows were locked at the end of each nightly session!

The author has clearly spent a lot of time trying to expand on the accepted norm for post-apocolyptic tales.

The scenes are sharp and uncomfortable at times, stretching the readers moral boundaries. i cant think of the last time a book made me physically wince and this book did it regularly.

If you buy one zombie novel this month, I cannot recommend this enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 26 May 2014
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Huge fan of the ZomPoc genre and picked up Tankbread as a freebie for Kindle. Loved that it wasn't based around a group of survivors during the breakout and initial days thereafter but set a decade afterwards. Characters, main and supporting, are well written and descriptions are colourful in places. Reminds me of Mad Max meets World War Z. Highly recommended and off to see about the sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD 19 Mar. 2014
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YES GOOD STORY LIKED IT MORE PLEASE MUST GET THE 2ND BOOK SOUNDS JUST AS GOOD AS THE FIRST THANKS MR MANNERING
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent zombie book 18 Mar. 2014
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Loved this book as I love zombie stories and movies. A good twisted take on the zombie genre, a good page turner and most enjoyable read. Will be looking for more from this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A slightly different Zombie story
Not fantastically well written, but it grows on you. Some quite good ideas in the construction of the story, which goes at a good pace.
Published 10 months ago by PBiggles
3.0 out of 5 stars same old
Well written but this genre of story is all the same with the same ending.Is it me or is this avenue of horror worn out. Read more
Published 11 months ago by grabat
4.0 out of 5 stars Different take on Zombies!
Really enjoyed this book and look forward to the follow up. Has a very different take on any zombie books i've read, and i do like my zombies.
Published 20 months ago by Dorothy Cannon
5.0 out of 5 stars a balls to the wall, brains on the ceiling, tongue through cheek...
Tankbread by Paul Mannering
Mannering's debut novel brings a vision of the apocalypse set in the wastes of what was once Australia. Read more
Published 20 months ago by N. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Did not want to Reach the end !! WHY??
Because it meant giving up the characters and the story I was so into!!!Some of the fight scenes in this apocalyptic-zombie tale are amazing,the best I have read for a long... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Bluesarat
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Tankbread
Couldn't put this book down. Interesting characters that you get to know very well. The zombies are great too. Recommend to all that love the zombie genre.
Published 22 months ago by laney
2.0 out of 5 stars Was Ok
Sorry, I was not impressed with this book at all.
A shame as it started off quite promising but then became far too formulaic in its construction and descriptions of... Read more
Published on 24 Nov. 2012 by Angela
3.0 out of 5 stars A sturdy zombie end of days thing - not much new though :(
Well presented on Kindle and well proofed.

Had thought the story could have gone some interesting directions but it seemed to implode a bit :(

It's well... Read more
Published on 2 Nov. 2012 by Combat Wombat
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