Audiobook Review: Z- Risen Books 1 & 2 by Timothy W. Long


Narrated by : Todd Menesses

Elsie Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


When the USS McClusky (FFG-41) was overrun by the dead, Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed, and Marine Sergeant Joel “Cruze” Kelly, were forced to abandon the ship, and take their chances in San Diego. Relying on military training, guts, and pure force of will, the two of them will face a nightmare world that is intent on killing them one bite at a time.

My Review

There’s no slowing down with this story, it’s a rollercoaster ride!


Navy machinist Jackson Creed has been floating through his Navy career doing the bare minimum, that comes to an abrupt end when a virus quickly overtakes the crew onboard the USS McClusky. Jackson has the good fortune to run across Marine Sergeant Joel Kelly and together they manage to make it off the ship only to discover San Diego hasn’t been spared the outbreak either, what a shocker!


Their only mission is to find supplies and stay alive, and try to make it north to Camp Pendleton, where Kelly hopes to meet up with fellow marines and Jackson knowing that Kelly is combat harden decides to hitch his fortunes to Kelly, especially since Jackson is no sharp-shooter in fact, he feels a lot more comfortable wielding a pipe wrench than a gun!


They meet many characters good and bad along the way, this book has it all humor, heartbreak, suspense, and a little romance, in other words, it’s perfect! This book ends without a resolution, as our intrepid zombie fighters have yet to make it to Camp Pendleton, luckily books 3 and 4 in the series are available on audio!

The audio quality is perfect and Todd Menesses narrates, I’m still in awe of his ability to voice so many different characters. He definitely has a part in making this audiobook a 5-star listen!

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