Left Alive (#1)

Left Alive (#1)

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by Jeremy Laszlo
     
 

The world is dead. Plants gone. Animals gone. The air is thick with dust and ash. Water has turned to murky cesspools of death and decay. Life and Earth as we know it are gone—at least all the good parts.
It’s been almost a year since the first signs that we killed our planet began to arise. Order and humanity are gone now, replaced by vigilante

Overview

The world is dead. Plants gone. Animals gone. The air is thick with dust and ash. Water has turned to murky cesspools of death and decay. Life and Earth as we know it are gone—at least all the good parts.
It’s been almost a year since the first signs that we killed our planet began to arise. Order and humanity are gone now, replaced by vigilante justice and survival at all costs. Nine months since the quarantines were put in place. Six months since we realized it was too late, and just after that the governments of the world fell.
That was nearly seven billion people ago, and now Charles has decided it is time to pack up and leave in search of the one thing still worth living for—his daughters.
With rumors of roving bands of cannibals, and even zombies, he knows making the journey is a long shot, but he has to try. He promised their dying mother that he would keep them safe and has every intention of doing just that, come hell or hungry zombies.
In a soulless world filled with nothing but pain and death, will his determination be enough to see him through to the end?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045646796
Publisher:
Jeremy Laszlo
Publication date:
07/17/2014
Series:
Left Alive , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
15,334
File size:
316 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

I currently live in southern Louisiana with my wife and children, though I grew up in Michigan, graduating high school in Mason MI. I also spent time living in North Carolina, Florida, and California during my time in the United States Marine Corps. I have always dreamed of publishing my work, and seeing it on a bookshelf in a store, however with the huge shift to digital media I finally realized that the dream was in my own hands. I tell my children that they can live their dreams, and I believe in leading by example.

I enjoy writing across several different genres from poetry, to children's stories, to full epic fantasies. Creating new characters for my readers to connect with, new worlds for them to immerse themselves in, and new ideas to wrap their minds around is an amazing if not humbling experience. I hope that all my readers can take something away from each of my books, and enjoy reading them just as much as I have enjoyed putting them in print.

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Left Alive (#1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Injoy-Life 3 months ago
Left Alive #1, A Zombie Apocalypse Novel by Jeremy Lazlo is a future dystopian story. ***Adults only due to graphic violence and sexual situations.*** Order and humanity are gone now, replaced by vigilante justice and survival at all costs. It's a frightening book. I gave it five stars. "As we sat before our TVs watching men struggle against unspeakable odds, we secretly envied them." The narrator, Charles Duwain went to an isolated cabin his father had owned in Michigan. There he stayed with the exception of hunting for a few people for news. "'Times are desperate,' the man had said, keeping himself between me and his wife and daughter, as if I'd rape them or worse. They might have been pretty once, but pretty hasn't been around for a very long time. The world is colorless and unforgiving now. They looked half-starved and dying anyway. I took pity on them, but that was it. 'I hear rumors of men turning zombie, feeding off the living. That's just what we need, huh? Zombies to make this place worse,' he had said." His daughters are in Florida. He wrote the address where they were heading in Sharpie on his arm. Each time it started to fade he wrote it again. He decided to leave the caqwein and attempt to head toward where they were. The world is a haunted dead land with spires of deceased trees of a once mighty forest. They just haven't succumbed to gravity yet. "There's nothing to look at, nothing to listen to, and nothing to behold upon the road that doesn't evoke nightmarish feelings of dread and loss. Between obstacles my thoughts are consumed by the past. I think of the girls, Christmases together, birthdays, those special moments we had together." His jeep was stolen by a group of teenagers who had banded together. They beat him without mercy, took his food and weapons except for a pocketknife and left him unconscious. After he came to, he crept into a ditch on the side of the road to sleep. He needed to find supplies to clean his wounds. He decided to walk instead of taking another vehicle for someone else to steal. The ash trail from driving was like a smoke signal alerting anyone within miles. He broke into an abandoned Planned Parenthood to take care of his injuries. He slept curled up under the counter for the night. "I wonder if this plague is the world's attempt to abort us--its unwanted children. The irony is both amusing and sickening." The effort to survive takes incredible effort, focus and determination. The action is non-stop. It is a chilling post-apocalyptic traverse across a barren wasteland. Charles walks through the insanity of the changes of the world and through his own disturbing, grim psychological changes. Superb writing. Needs editing for typos, grammar and homonyms. Normally those would take away a star, but the storyline overcame them. "Though I may think good things and regret what I do, thoughts count for nothing. Thoughts are little more than dust in the wind, blown away without any consequence or meaning. I think back over the people I've killed and those I've left to die and I wonder how I'm supposed to continue on. I've compromised every moral I've had in a quest to rescue the most precious things in the world."
Anonymous 3 months ago
I have read several of his stories cant wait to read more!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Was good but am only giving it Three stars because it was One over those Cliff hangers don't like
rabbit1963 More than 1 year ago
like this story and I like his story Children of the After, but why doesn't Nook have more of the stories?! amazon does :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a story of strength and determination and just the right amount of scary details and hope. Another winner from this awesome author. Can't wait to read the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read !!!
224perweek More than 1 year ago
This is a very sad story in the way that this man has to survive. He is trying to get to his daughters and so far not doing so well. Nothing seems to go right for him. He is slowly losing his soul and becoming mercifulless. Is that even a word? LOL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This man knows how to write. This was a very good, well written series. I have read quite a few of Mr. Laszlo books and there is a little of everything in them. I like the fact that there was quite a bit of action and that makes for a good fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First person and start was not interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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