Non-stop action from beginning to end
4.5 out of 5 stars
The United States is in for a surprise when billionaire and megalomaniac William DeKirk decides to unleash his prion enhanced zombies and zombie dinosaurs on it. Starting in major port cities and moving inward, the zombies and zombie dinos will begin to force the US back into the stone age and kill or convert almost everyone in their wake.
The narration for Jurassic Dead 2 was done by Andrew Tell, who does another fantastic job. His narration style really lends itself to this story — allowing the listener to dive deep into the story and become fully immersed. Tell is one of those narrators if I were an author, I would be knocking on his door to narrate my books.
Now that Chesler and Sakmyster have book one out of the way, they slam their feet on the gas and won’t let off for the entire second book. I’m glad that I had to work in between listening to this book, or I don’t know if I would have come up for air. The story really enticed me and I found myself sitting in my car after my drive home to listen to a few more minutes of it.
The plot was interesting. It allowed for a lot more action to take place along with a lot more carnage and destruction. The authors really make DeKirk out to be an incredibly hateable villain, and he is glad to fill that part. DeKirk is back for the second book and worse than ever. His character growth is an interesting tale to follow, along with all the ill-will he is trying to rain down on US cities.
Overall, Jurassic Dead 2 was a really enjoyable character-driven zombie-hybrid novel. I really found myself feeling for the characters throughout the novel, at times actually feeling pain when emotional things were happening to them. Chesler and Sakmyster really know what they are doing, and I will definitely be back for the third installment.
After the discovery of a dormant zombie virus in preserved Antarctic dinosaur specimens, billionaire visionary and megalomaniac William DeKirk proceeds with his plan to unleash a zombie-dinosaur army upon the world, starting with Washington D.C. The U.S. military struggles to prevent the contagion’s spread and to defend against the onslaught of prehistoric monstrosities as all-out war breaks out between the living and the dead.
However, DeKirk has even farther-reaching plans. Modifying the virus to allow for greater control, he intends to impart upon himself all the benefits of zombie-ism—near indestructibility, immortality and immunity to attacks of other zombies, including the dinosaurs, which he can now direct at will. Nothing can stop him from eradicating civilization as we know it, except possibly returning heroes Alex Ramirez and Veronica Winters.
The unlikely pair must rescue the one scientist who may hold the key to arresting the zombie apocalypse, a CDC expert trapped in a besieged Atlanta office. Can they secure the antidote and turn the tide before the plague reaches its full potential, or will the planet return to the dominion of its long-extinct masters and a new tide of undead humanity?
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Rick Chesler holds a Bachelor of Science in marine biology and has had a life-long interest in the ocean and its mysteries. A certified scuba Divemaster, when not at work writing he can be found diving, boating or traveling to research his next thriller idea. He currently lives in the Florida Keys with his family. Visit him online at rickchesler.com, facebook.com/rickchesler, or twitter.com/rickchesler.
David Sakmyster is an award-winning author who has nine novels published, including a series about psychic archeologists (described as “Indiana Jones meets The X-Files”) starting with the book THE PHAROS OBJECTIVE. He also has an epic historical adventure, SILVER AND GOLD, the suspense novels CRESCENT LAKE, BLINDSPOTS and N.D.E, and a forthcoming story collection, ESCAPE PLANS. His screenplay, Nightwatchers, has been optioned for production. Visit him at www.sakmyster.com.