Zone One

Zone One

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan. Armed forces have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—aka Zone One—but pockets of plague-ridden squatters remainches While the army has eliminated the most dangerous of the infected, teams of civilian volunteers are tasked with clearing out a more innocuous variety—the "malfunctioning" stragglers, who exist in a catatonic state, transfixed by their former lives. Mark Spitz is a member of one of the civilian teams work­ing in lower Manhattan. Alternating between flashbacks of Spitz's desperate fight for survival during the worst of the outbreak and his present narrative, the novel unfolds over three surreal days, as it depicts the mundane mission of straggler removal, the rigors of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder, and the impossible job of coming to grips with the fallen world. And then things start to go wrong. Both spine chilling and playfully cerebral, Zone One bril­liantly subverts the genre's conventions and deconstructs the zombie myth for the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780307940957
Branch Call Number: Audio Download
Characteristics: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
digital,stereo,Digital recording
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Additional Contributors: Bennett, Beresford

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userok
Mar 03, 2016

Excellent audiobook of one of the few zombie novels I've ever been able to finish.

Zombies, except the original Night of the Living Dead movie, are generally a dreary topic, but this novel uses them as more of a back ground to interesting characters and story lines.

The audiobook reader does an excellent job creating just enough differentiation among characters to make it easy to follow, and yet the reader does not get in the way of the story telling.

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nitetraino
Dec 13, 2011

Only for those interested in virus diseases and zombies, which leaves me out. 2 of 10 stars

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