Robert Kent – All Right Now: A Short Zombie Story (Read by Dwayne Colbert)

All Right Now

How far would you go to protect your newborn?

4 out of 5 stars

Follow a new father as he is thrust into a new world where the dead are walking around.  He must protect his infant from the zombies who are trying to kill him and Charlie.

The audio quality in this was a little iffy.  There were parts where the narrator would yell unexpectedly (especially at the beginning of a new chapter).  Now, I understand the author writing it as a yell – but when you’re listening to an audiobook at night I don’t like the volume to fluctuate so much.  The sound quality jumped around a bit (probably from recording a part, then going back to fix another part later). This won’t really bother some listeners, but will bother others.  The narrators voice was great though, Dwayne Colbert gave a nice gritty feeling to this dark tale.

The story was short and… well not really sweet.  But to the point.  I’m a fan of short fiction.  I like when an author can accomplish something this thought out and well versed in such a short amount of pages/time.  The main character (Charlie’s dad) is well explained in both his character and what compels him.

Zombie fiction is so hit or miss, but this story isn’t really about the zombies.  It was about a father who is doing everything he can to save his newborn.

This review was originally written and posted to AudiobookReviewer.  I was given a free copy of the audiobook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

bookdescription

How can you sneak past a horde of the dead with a screaming baby?

The day Charlie Macomber is born is the first day of the zombie apocalypse. When the hospital in Harrington, Indiana is overrun by reanimated corpses, Charlie’s dad must carry his son through the walking dead to safety. But when zombies roam the earth, can anyplace be safe?

A companion novella to ALL TOGETHER NOW: A ZOMBIE STORY, ALL RIGHT NOW features familiar characters and sets the stage for the novel.

WARNING
This novella is mean and nasty and intended for a mature audience. It is absolutely not appropriate for younger readers. ALL RIGHT NOW: A SHORT ZOMBIE STORY is a gruesome, repugnant tale featuring horrific acts of violence sure to warp young minds.

abouttheauthor

Robert KentRobert Kent is the author of the middle grade novel BANNEKER BONES AND THE GIANT ROBOT BEES and the young adult novel ALL TOGETHER NOW: A ZOMBIE STORY. He runs the popular blog for writers, MIDDLE GRADE NINJA, and lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he’s hard at work on his next book.

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Brian

I’ve loved reading since I was little when my dad would read me Dr. Suess books. Fast-forward a little and I noticed that he was always reading on his lunch breaks at work, and I wondered why.Then, I found a book that took me to another place and time, to another feeling,another sense of “being”.It was the first book that I ever fell in love with, and I’ve been chasing that feeling ever since.
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