Surviving The Evacuation Book 1: London

Surviving The Evacuation Book 1: London

by Frank Tayell


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Zombies. The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked, infected, and they died. Then they came back. No one is safe from the undead.

As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The British press was nationalised. Martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn't enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the United Kingdom were to be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, the Scottish Highlands, and in the Irish Republic.

Bill Wright, a Westminster insider and an advisor to a future Prime Minister, broke his leg on the day of the outbreak. Unable to join the evacuation, he watched from his window as the streets filled with refugees. He watched as the streets emptied once more. He watched as they filled up again, this time with the undead. Then the power went out.

He is trapped. He is alone. He is running out of food and water. He knows that to reach the safety of the enclaves he will have to venture out into the wasteland that once was England. On that journey he will ultimately discover the horrific truth about the outbreak, a decades old conspiracy, and his unwitting part in it.

This is the first volume of his journal. (73,000 words)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492861119
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/10/2013
Pages: 198
Sales rank: 487,198
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Surviving the Evacuation continues in Here We Stand 1: Infected & 2: Divided. There is an evil cabal at the heart of government. This is the story of Sholto and the collapse of America.

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Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a huge fan of first person stories of a lone individual's survival. Skipped over his inner musings but once he was on the move I did want to know his fate. Will probably buy the book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a typical zombie novel, but makes you use your imagination. The fact that the main character had a broken leg was interesting; it's hard to be all macho, kick ass when you are stumping around in a cast. Also, with few guns involved, he had to completely make do with what he had. When he savors his first cup of tea in weeks, I can almost taste it! Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book . Will read the second. Pretty interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth a read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I see a new author with lots of talent maybe a little green but Frank definitely knows how to spin a tale and keeps the pages turning. Overall I found a new series that I already know I will read to the end, as well as every scrap of paper or doodled sentence that has to do with surviving the evacuation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story showing one man's evolving survival Easy read although in no way too simple Enjoyed so much I'm continuing with the series
bookchewingbunny More than 1 year ago
Really good worth a read. Great story line different from your usual zombie books. Interesting character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost gave it three stars. It iz a little slow and light on action but it is well written and does not leave you hanging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this book is well written as far as grammar, it was too wordy. I literally skipped paragraphs just to get through. Not very exciting. Downright boring.
Midu More than 1 year ago
What I liked: the way the author chose to tell the story-journal of a survivor during a zombie infestation. It might be difficult to keep the reader interested but I had fun reading it. the gradual change in Bill's journal entries-he begins with believing that his MP friend would be sending a car for him to learning to fend for himself, once he realizes help won't be coming. the part about Sam & how it affected the way Bill reacted to the plight of other survivors. What I didn't like: the origin of the outbreak was just too expected or typical. I also think maybe the author could have kept that part for the next book. Fans of slow moving zombies & stories styled as journal entries should definitely give this one a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselvs and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
adragonwolf More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. This book was a joy to read, even if it was a zombie apocalypse, it was still a joy to read.  Not all may care for a journal format, but the author carries this off with aplomb, do not let it frighten you away.  The take on the zombies is interesting and adds to the story.   This is a series, but unlike many other indie authors that use the cheap hook of dropping a story without a conclusion so that you will be forced to buy their next book if you want to know what happens, Frank Tayell does not do this.  Sure, there is enough left unsaid to make you want to get the next book, but there is a conclusion.   I won't even get into the fact that this was a joy to read grammatically.  To be honest, after wading through many novels via KBR, I am half serious about implementing a condition that states I won't read the novel unless it was written by someone educated within the UK school system, or edited by someone who was.