Dead: The Ugly Beginning [NOOK Book]

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The unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity's fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive...some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just...The Ugly Beginning?

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Dead: The Ugly Beginning

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Overview

The unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity's fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive...some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just...The Ugly Beginning?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011157233
  • Publisher: May December Publications
  • Publication date: 9/16/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 173,026
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Every once in a while, a writer comes along that makes me stop a

    Every once in a while, a writer comes along that makes me stop and think. Some books just flow, and you find yourself reading and enjoying all the same, but some times there are books that have you living the story alongside the characters.
    TW.Brown is one of those writers.

    Frighteningly realistic, and disturbingly horrific, the characters both good and bad, all had me rooting for them. Well, nearly all of them.

    The story opens from several POV, and how the zombie outbreak starts for them. This is always my favourite part of zombie stories, so you can imagine how freaking pleased i was. The best part though, and in my opinion is absolute genius, is that you never know which characters are goign to live and which are going to die. I mean you literally get a full backstory, sob-story build a connection with the character, and then BAM TW Brown goes and kills them just like that. Some characters don't even last a chapter, but you feel the true horror and loss of them as if you had read a full book.

    I can't waiat to get started on book two, and am really excited to know that this is a series which is set to continue for quite some timme. It's already up to book six, with several mmore already in the pipeline.

    If you love old school zombie hooror, you will LOVE this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Good

    Enjoyed this book. Well written page turner. Interesting characters and as realistic as a zombie book can be.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Cant find

    Another one selling out to amazon,you want the series buy a kindle

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    I struggled to find an emotional connection.

    I never achieved full immersion and I tried. I'm a dog lover who has 4 rescue dogs ( one of them deaf) and it doesn't take much to make cry where dogs are concerned, but even when the dog was killed I had no connection. It isn't a bad book it just didn't hook me in.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    I grabbed this book from Amazon to feed my Zombie addition (ge

    I grabbed this book from Amazon to feed my Zombie addition (get it... feed?) and I saw it had good ratings. I was hoping to love it because I saw it was a series with several books already written, and I'm a sucker for series.

    Unfortunately, I didn't love it. The biggest problem I had with it was the overwhelming amount of characters in the book. The author bounced back and forth between different characters and groups and I just couldn't keep up. Then there were a lot of short incidents popping up throughout, usually having someone eaten by zombies. There was no connection to the rest of the novel, the incidents felt like the author had some neat ideas on how someone could die, so he threw them in there without having to kill one of his other myriad of main characters. With this many characters and having trouble keeping them straight, I didn't emotionally invest in anyone.

    Dead The Ugly Beginning had all the usual zombie fare. There were zombies, young and old, groups of zombies, hordes of zombies. Vehicles were stolen, they broke down, stores were ransacked. Gangs formed to do evil, degenerates took advantage of the mayhem, the military tried to set up safe zones, and scientists performed experiments on the infected.

    For diehard zombie fans, there's not much new here. But the writing is solid and if you can keep up with the cast, you might enjoy it. I can't say I'll be reading the rest of the series.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    If you have listened to the Zombie Fallout or the Blood Soaked s

    If you have listened to the Zombie Fallout or the Blood Soaked series and loved the comical side of the stories, you're not going to find much of that here. While there are funny parts Dead: The Ugly Beginning is definitely not a comedy. If you have listened to I, Zombie or the Timothy series and loved the brutality and gore, you're not going to find much of that here either. What you will find is a meticulously intricate and well thought out zombie apocalypse story, told from multiple points of view, with a plethora of different complex and interesting characters, that explores, in my mind, several realistic scenarios and situations. All that being said there were a few completely grotesque and disturbing parts that made my skin crawl with disgust. Brown is quite obviously a fan of George Romero and Stephen King as this comes out in the many references throughout and is not a bad thing. While the book started out pretty cliché and predictable and even a tad slow, I started to think that there wasn't going to be anything special here, but I was so wrong. Where this audiobook shines is, within a rather short period of time, when it became clear that Brown was shooting for realism, something that is missing from many of this genre. I could see myself and those that I know in the story trying to survive. I can only imagine where the rest of the books and soon to be audiobooks will take us, I can say that I cannot wait to plug in and forget all of reality.

    Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2011

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