Z-Minus 1

Z-Minus 1

by Perrin Briar

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BN ID: 2940151563994
Publisher: Perrin Briar
Publication date: 05/23/2015
Series: Z-Minus , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,561
File size: 179 KB

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Perrin Briar is an English author best-known for his Blood Memory series, black comedy Keeping Mum, and revenge tale Square. He was born in Huntingdon, grew up in Norfolk, graduated from Bournemouth, worked in London, and then chucked it all in to live in South Korea.

He has written for BBC radio, and worked in the production and development departments of the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

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Z-Minus 1 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about 150pgs. Good story, also funny at times. However the rest of the series isn't on Nook :(.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
Any time I am offered an audiobook for FREE, I am over it like bees and pollen! Yesterday I was offered the audio version of Perrin Briar's Z-Minus: A Zombie Novella. It is the start of a zombie series concerning a father, Chris and his daughter, Maisie. As a natural lover of the Z-pocalypse, I felt it my duty to listen to the three hour tale. I was walking when I listened to this audio, around 7am. I had to admit, I probably surprised people with the faces I made while listening. There were so many things wrong with this book, I wasn't sure if I was going to finish it or just delete it from Audible library! No joke, there are so many things wrong with our lead protagonist alone, that I was disgusted! Is this a sign of a horrible story, or a great storyteller? I won't offer up any SPOILERS, but I can say that I don't believe I'll be reading the rest of the books in this series. There's a handful of issues. First one was the reader, Kenneth Toles. I found several people under this name, so I couldn't place a link, but he was a cool narrator, just NOT for this book! It took place in London and the narrator had no accent! What's with that?! Then, there's the lead character, Chris. He wasn't real enough for me to enjoy. It may be the author's writing technique, but he carried no real emotions. He didn't panic when he saw his daughter dead and even talked to his dead wife about sleeping all day, though he clearly saw the gaping wound on the back of her neck! "Oh no, I've said too much- I set it up!" Okay, the thing is, there's a lot not quite right with this novella and it prevented me from enjoying it. I have to be real about it. I don't even know how to rate it. It wasn't scary. It wasn't horrifying and it wasn't gross, but there was a bit of funny. *For full review, visit www.areneehunt.com, under the Books! Books! Books! tab. **Audiobook available through Audible.com
Injoy-Life More than 1 year ago
Z-Minus: A Post-Apocalypse Trilogy by Perrin Briar is a dystopian book that is frightening because the premise is a possibility. This is book one of three in a series. I gave it five stars. Blair has a way with words that I like! Chris woke puzzled. He figured out he had been in an automobile accident & was able to extricate himself from the wrecked car. He walked across the road to the Clifton housing estate. "The houses were two-storey terraces with small gravel front gardens. They were built back to back, like boucers at a nightclub under attack. It was the kind of place where you wiped your feet off on the way out." He discovers his daughter & wife had been murdered. Even worse, they'd been turned into zombies. He escaped from the house & a neighbor told him that the gestation period for zombies takes eight hours. If you get infected you can become a carrier even before you turn into one. The only way to stop one is to destroy its brain. Later he discovered his youngest daughter Maisie was still alive. He didn't want to take her with him so agreed to take her to her grandmother's house. They went to a car dealership where the owner shot three zombies. "The zombies lay sprawled over the vehicle, their innards now outards, decorating the car." He bought a Porsche to drive Maisie to Grandma's house. On the way they found deserted, broken, bloodied cars all over the road. "They came to a pinch point. Two cars jutted from either side into the clear trail, leaving a narrow gap. Chris slowed & edged through it. The wing mirrors high-fived one another." Chris learned that if a person was infected, they had eight hours before turning. Things did not work out according to plan. I received a complimentary copy from Amazon. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one. It is nice to see deeply flawed individuals growing as the story develops. The subtle humor keeps it interesting without resorting to the level of ridiclousness that many authors fall back on in this genre
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of zombie books and this is one of my favorites
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, I really liked it!