August Audiobook Review: Zombie Road: Convoy of Carnage

Run time  9hrs and 32 minutes, narrated by Eric A. Shelman
In David A. Simpson’s Zombie Road: Convoy of Carnage, we find ourselves introduced to a variety of nick-named truckers hanging out at a truck stop, right before the world ends. Well, not the entire world, that’s one of the fun and interesting elements of this book, but before we dive into that, we’ll tell you a little more about the main characters.

The protagonist of the story is Gunny, an ex-military man, who the book opens up with as he is being interviewed, presumably where the series ends, talking about how he survived. We quickly come to learn that the fall of civilization, to a very fast and ravenous form of zombie, was orchestrated by people with evil intent. The chaos starts almost immediately, with our group of truckers surrounded inside the truckstop learning how the rest of the country has fallen. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the country, we find Gunny’s wife and son trapped in even direr circumstances.

With the help of his friends and fellow truckers, Gunny prepare’s for the long journey to rescue them.

There’s a lot going on in the background of the story. Shadowy government organizations, an unexpected new president and a foreign power suspected of orchestrating the fall of humanity. Oh, and did I mention nuclear peril? It’s almost as if, even if they do survive the zombies, they can’t possibly survive all the other things that are going to destory them. All of these multiple elements really keep you on the edge of your seat and hungry for the story to continue.

What did I like about this story?
At first, I was getting whiplash from all of the truckers with nicknames. Everyone seemed to have one, but I quickly came to find and delight in the fact that each of those names came with a story of their own. Each made sense and made the characters not only memorable but also loveable.

I loved the fact the story was so action packed, pretty much right from the get go. The author makes light of the fact that zombies were impossible until they weren’t, something any modern zombie story needs to have is a little bit of self-awareness about the genre, and he does that well.

What didn’t I like about this story?
While I’m not generally a fan of fast zombies, they add to the action packed thrills of Zombie Road. Hordes of slow zombies wouldn’t be all that scary if they were getting mowed down by a semi, but fast ones, that don’t stop running, even after you’ve burned rubber down the road, well that’s some scary shit!

Aside from that, it did take awhile for the Convoy of Carnage to begin, but not without reason. You can’t just roll out and drive through this crazy world without a plan.

Narration: 
Eric A. Shelman, an author of Zompoc fiction himself, does a fabulous job of narrating the book, including adding little tidbits like making the radio communications sound like they are actually coming over the radio and giving each of the main characters a unique voice.

Conclusion: (Aka: Would I listen to more by this author?)
Absolutely. This book has been getting rave reviews for months and I actually moved it up on my listening schedule so I could find out what all the hype was about and it didn’t disappoint. The second book is out now and I’ll be listening to it soon and then I’ll be like the rest of Mr. Simpson’s ravenous fans and chasing his truck down the road screaming for him to finish book 3!

I give this 10 out of 10 stars, the first of the reviews I have done to earn that rating.

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(Daily Flash Prize for 2/1)

Mutation Z : Omnibus
By Marilyn Peake

When a Zombie epidemic is actually a biological weapon,
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(Daily Flash Prize for 2/2)

Frozen Stiff : A Zombie Novella
By John Grover

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Zombie Castle
By Chris Harris

It was intended to eradicate the common cold,
instead it eradicated most of the human race.

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Broken Dreams
By Rissa Blakeley

What if you discovered the man of your dreams was nothing but a liar,
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(Second Daily Flash Prize for 2/3)

The Zee Brothers : Curse of The Zombie Omelet
By Grivante

Orgasms, Chocolate & Zombies?
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(First Daily Flash Prize for 2/4)

Zombie Attack : Rise of the Horde Book 1
By Devan Sagliani

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(Second Daily Flash Prize for 2/4)

Aftershocks : A Collection of Survivors Tales
By Kristopher and Valerie Lioudis

Zombies quickly rule the land, but hope falls from the sky in the form of a mysterious flyer directing the uninfected to a sanctuary in New Jersey of all places. Aftershock follows several individuals as they try seperately and together to reach safety.

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Lockdown Book 1 of the AM13 Outbreak Series
By Samie Sands

Every attempt to contain the deadly AM13 virus has failed, leaving humanity on the brink of extinction. With the zombies multiplying and survivors struggling to make it to the sanctuary, Ethan, Alyssa, and Dr. Jones fight to fulfill their destinies. If they fail, their fate is sealed, and they will join the millions of others who have been Forgotten.

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Sons of Sludge
By Josiah Upton

Being a teenager is hard – being undead is even harder.
Zaul Jarreux is a Hybrid Reanimate, starting his first day of school among the living.

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(2/6 Flash Prize)

Speakeasy Dead
By Vicky Loebel

A Roaring Twenties Romantic Zombie Comedy:
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RUNNER-UP PRIZE PACKAGE #3 (Includes These 5 Books)

(2/7 Flash Prize #1)

A Place Outside The Wild
By Daniel Humphreys

8 years after Z-Day, a small community of survivors has endured.
When the military returns searching for one survivor in particular,
everything they thought they knew about the outbreak is called into question.

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(2/7 Flash Prize #2)

King of the Dead

By Kevin O. McLaughlin

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The Zee Brothers : Curse of The Zombie Omelet
By Grivante

Orgasms, Chocolate & Zombies?
Just an average day for Jonah, Judas & JJ,
The Zombie Exterminators!

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Follow Grivante on FacebookTwitter  & Instagram

Lockdown Book 1 of the AM13 Outbreak Series
By Samie Sands

Every attempt to contain the deadly AM13 virus has failed, leaving humanity on the brink of extinction. With the zombies multiplying and survivors struggling to make it to the sanctuary, Ethan, Alyssa, and Dr. Jones fight to fulfill their destinies. If they fail, their fate is sealed, and they will join the millions of others who have been Forgotten.

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And connect with Samie on FacebookTwitter & Instagram!

(2/8 Flash Prize #1)

Them : Invasion
By 
MD Massey

When a surprise nuclear attack forces Aidan from hiding,
he must rescue his aging parents while traversing a landscape populated by violent redneck looters,
rogue military factions, and an army of hungry undead.

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RUNNER-UP PRIZE PACKAGE #4 (Includes These 5 Books)

(2/8 Flash Prize #2)

Devour
By R. L. Blalock

An infection is spreading.
With every passing minute, more people are dying. More ferals are rising.
The city is devouring itself and Liv is caught right in the middle of it.

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(2/9 Flash Prize #1)

It Took a Zombie Apocalypse
By Jessica E. Subject

In this tale of forbidden love,
Missy must work with RJ in order to survive the zombie outbreak that plagues their small town.
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(2/9 Flash Prize #2)

Still Myself, Still Surviving (Gary’s Trilogy Book 1) 
By Marlin Grail

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(2/10 Flash Prize)

B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse
By Ellie Sutton

B is for Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse
A perfect blend of cute and creepy,
B is for Brains leads kids of all ages through a zombie infested alphabet.

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Broken Dreams
By Rissa Blakeley

What if you discovered the man of your dreams was nothing but a liar,
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Connect with Rissa on FacebookTwitter & Instagram!

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