Synopses & Reviews
"In Roff's thriller, Dr. Robert Twombly documents the zombie apocalypse that has quickly overwhelmed planet Earth. Narrated by Stephen R. Thorne, the story unfolds via a series of ultrarealistic audio journal entries replete with hisses and cracks from Twombly that set the creepy mood from the get go. Roff's Twombly is confident, yet fragile, as he explains who he is and how he managed to escape infection. While many fans of the genre may expect a radio drama filled with gory sound effects and bloodcurdling screams, this production takes the high road and offers a simple yet incredibly haunting account of one man's greatest nightmare coming true. The result is an audiobook that is wonderfully understated and all the more terrifying because of it. A Chronicle Books paperback. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The year is 2011, and what starts as a pervasive and inexplicable illness ends up as a zombie infestation that devastates the world's population. Taking the form of a biologist's illustrated journal found in the aftermath of the attack, this pulsepounding, suspenseful tale of zombie apocalypse follows the narrator as he flees from city to countryside and heads north to Canada, where he hopes the undead will be slowed by the colder climate. Encountering scattered humans and scores of the infected along the way, he fills his audio recorder with descriptions and careful observations of zombie behavior, along with terrifying tales of survival. This "translation" of the popular graphic novel to audio, complete with "killer" sound effects, will keep fans on the edge of their seats right up to the very end.