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What would you do in an apocalyptic event? How would your family and friends survive? Could you survive? Join two families on a journey through hell on earth as they try to save themselves and maybe mankind.A super virus has been unleashed on mankind. Our way of life and the modern day speed of travel spread the virus from the jungles of Africa around the world in days. ThWhat would you do in an apocalyptic event? How would your family and friends survive? Could you survive? Join two families on a journey through hell on earth as they try to save themselves and maybe mankind.A super virus has been unleashed on mankind. Our way of life and the modern day speed of travel spread the virus from the jungles of Africa around the world in days. Those it infects become feral attacking any not like them. No one knows what else this virus holds in store. Society breaks down in a matter of days and the lawless try to rule the land. Even appointed and elected officials differ little from the criminals. Blue Plague: The Fall, is the first book in a seven part series that tells the story of a group’s survival in this new world.Description taken from Amazon.com....

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ISBN : 15849278
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Number of Pages : 441 Pages
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The Fall Reviews

  • Jenessa David
    2018-11-19 09:12

    Somewhere, buried under a lot of other garbage, is a fantastic story. Somewhere, buried under some very awkward sentence structure/grammar use, rape jokes, the sentence 'Getting old sucked' that is repeated over and over as if the author couldn't think of anything more interesting to say, unnecessary insulting of anyone who doesn't agree politically with the author, pages upon pages of boring details being spewed at you, and truly awful characters, is a truly unique and interesting story. I loved the origin story and characteristics of this author's take on the zombie plague. The 'Blue Plague' is really fascinating. It's probably the best thing this book has going for it. Then there's the horribly awkward wording in some places. “By the time they made it to the hospital, they parked in the doctor's spot; yes, it did pay to have Mike in the family.” By the time they made it to the hospital? That's when they parked? The beginning of that sentence implies something happened on the way to the hospital, not what they did when they got there. This is just one example. Apparently, once society collapses, every single man in the world only wants to rape women. They don't care about trying to get supplies and attempt to survive the apocalypse, they just want to rape women. At least, that's the story the author presents. The main characters treat these rapists as the scum of the earth and execute them without hesitation. Now, I agree with this and wish it was legal in real life. However, when the main characters then turn around and start threatening to rape people themselves on numerous occasions, even as jokes, I take issue. “Alex, Bruce is going to rape Jim. I don't have a dick, so go rape him for me, please.” It seems incredibly hypocritical and someone needs to explain to the author that rape isn't funny. “Getting old sucked,” is thought by multiple characters over and over and over throughout this book. Okay, we get it already. I got to the point where I wanted to throw the book across the room each additional time I read that. We GET it. Move on. It probably isn't the best writing strategy to alienate half of your reader base for their political beliefs. This author LOVES to insult and judge liberals in the book. Apparently, we're all WAY too stupid to have any sort of contingency plan for any sort of disaster situation. I'm someone who has friends with all kinds of political beliefs, and I feel like adults should be capable of agreeing to disagree without resorting to childish insults. The author apparently does not. When taking creative writing classes in high school and college, the first rule we were always taught was “Show, don't tell.” It means to give details to your readers without simply listing things. It's about working those details into a story to keep it interesting. The author either never learned this or has chosen to completely ignore it, and the book suffers as a result. There are literally pages and pages of nothing more than details on guns that have been repeated multiple times over the course of the book. There are places where you can skip five pages ahead and have missed NONE of the story line, because it's just listing what guns they were carrying—which we already knew from thirty other places earlier in the book that mentioned it. It's repetitive, boring, and it's 'telling'. It displays a huge immaturity with the author's writing skill. Also, thank you for taking ten pages to tell me—separately--that all but one of the women in the group were still wearing bra and panties while they washed up. That's super important. Also, every single member of the family in the book is a giant, book-quality-sucking Mary Sue. They are all perfect, adults and kids alike, and everyone adores them. There's a twelve year old that perfectly handles a rifle in just two days and calls a complete stranger 'daddy' after watching her mother get raped and turn into a zombie—but now she's perfectly well adjusted and daddy loves her sooooo much. The two fathers in the family are somehow gun dealers/farmers/mechanics/a doctor-teacher and a nurse/preppers/marksmen/bodybuilders/you name it. All of the kids just LOVE all of the discipline and are absolutely perfect as well. All of the people they welcome into the family—the eldest son's new fiancee and a CDC doctor—are both absolutely perfect marksmen and farmers as well. Adults and children are better trained and behaved than the actual soldiers in the book. The sickeningly sweet perfection of absolutely every character (with the exception of Jim, who they threaten to rape) is boring and unbelievable. I kept wanting them all to be eaten by one of the 'Blues'--the zombies—but of course that would NEVER happen since they're all so perfect and awesome at everything ever. I give myself props for reading the entire thing—I paid for it, I was at least going to read it. If you're looking for a quality zombie apocalypse book that you probably haven't heard of, try Paul Antony Jones' 'Extinction Point' series.

  • Thomas Watson
    2018-12-08 03:44

    Outstanding book!!! Of course I think that since it's my first ever published book.

  • Krissy
    2018-11-26 05:52

    DNF 35%I tried. I really did but this was just terrible. The writing was just a tiny step above terrible. The majority of the 35% I read was just a never ending reiteration of how badass this family is. There is not a single hint of a zombie apocalypse and yet this family was 150% prepared. It just wasn't normal. Two families meet, become besties, then decide to build this giant home together so they can live as one big happy family. All 4 adults are doctors. They have their own gym so they are all in perfect shape (even the kids). They are all avid hunters and own this ginormous cache of every type of weapon imaginable. Oh, yea, and they are all great marksmen. They built a giant fence around their huge property, have the best of the best security system (one of the kids is some kind of computer guru of course). They own a "back up" property in a different state. They have every type of vehicle imaginable. That includes some sort of armored vehicle that they built themselves just "for fun" because we all know how much extra time doctors have on their hands for that kind of hobby. They even have a huge supply of fuel they keep on their property for their vehicles. They also have almost a year of food saved. I'm talking about they went as far as buying so much they buried food supplies in their yard for safe keeping. Who does this kind of shit? There is more but honestly, after a while as soon as they went into another "this family is badass and here's why" scene I just skipped it. What fun is a zombie book if the characters are 150% prepared and is perfect in every single way?? I just couldn't read any more. I have so many more books waiting to be read so it's time to just cut my losses and move on. I gave it an honest try though. That's all I can do.

  • Steven Simpson
    2018-12-15 08:46

    Simply fantastic, this book is right up there with the Zombie fallout series by Mark Tufo, it doesnt have the same supernatural eliment but the main charactors Bruce and Mike are as hard ass as Michael Talbot.They are true survival experts and have been traing themselves and there family for this day all there live's. They new one day they would need all of there skills and hard work, but they didnt exspect it would be fighting Zombies and the dregs of society who prey on the weak and vulnerable.Give this book a go its a must read for any zombie fan!!!!

  • Gloria Picchione Snodgrass
    2018-12-09 03:03

    I absolutely loved this book cannot wait for the next one!!

  • chucklesthescot
    2018-11-28 02:44

    We start in Congo where spoiled rich boy Manny has only volunteered for the charity project because he fancies Ellen. Of course while the students are there the zombie virus breaks out and these silly idiots carry the infection back to America and two other members of the party take it to France. Despite the annoying Manny, I thought this opening chapter or two was interesting with a mixture of tension and action. Then we switch to Mike and Bruce who both work at the hospital and get all the excitement of their shift which seems to involve threatening patients and other members of staff. It goes into an info dump which then covers the next 80 pages, other than updates on the students, covering every detail of their history, how they bought a shared house for both families to live in to save money, their prepper routines, every martial art or shooting lesson the kids ever had, the men doing their buddy routines, the endless paragraphs of what the next project on the list was....jeez it just went really slow, over descriptive and downright boring!I am interested in preppers and their lifestyles and if I live in America on my own bit of land, I would probably be one, so it was not prepper stuff that I found boring. I've read some good prepper based zombie fiction. It was the way this one was written that trained the life force out of me as it droned on and on, when I just wanted to get to where the infection starts in the country. FYI it was pretty much 100 pages in before the infected kids land and start spreading which was way to long and I'd long since lost interest in the book by then.I don't believe this is a bad author-as I said, I liked the way the opening bit was written. I just think there was too much time between the action scenes and too much padding in the prepper parts. There was potential and the book may well get better but when a book is too slow to get to the point, I just lose interest in it and the series. A pity!

  • Ralph Jones
    2018-11-28 05:09

    An excellent fast-paced apocalyptic story that hooks you in from the start. I will definitely get the next in the series. If I'm totally honest the book could do with a re-write, concentrating on dialog between the characters. I guess that this is a new author (although i could be wrong) and he is concentrating on correct grammar and English. Sadly people just don't talk like that and this detracts a little from character development. It wouldn't take much to correct this and make it a 5* book. Definitely worth a read though.

  • Jacqueline Driggers
    2018-11-23 10:13

    This is an excellent book, that I would classify in the thriller genre. The author, Thomas A. Watson, has done a masterful job of creating dynamic characters, and a suspenseful story. You need to add this book to your collection. You are truly missing out if you don't.

  • Trista
    2018-11-28 05:01

    I have read thousands of books and I did read this but it was terrible. All of the main characters are so perfect as to be unbelievable and uninteresting. I couldn't wait for it to end. I have no interest in the rest of the series.

  • Kelly Wade
    2018-11-19 09:51

    I have read this series twice and am back for a third go round.This is my favorite preppers series I have read and I have read quite a few. The characters are enjoyable and in depth.

  • Mary
    2018-12-06 06:58

    OutstandingLove this series. Rereading and can wait to get to book 7. It will be bittersweet, but so worth the time. The characters are great, gruff and passionate.

  • Vicki Jowers
    2018-12-02 09:01

    Great bookReally liked the book only part I didn't like was what they said about the Constables in Louisiana. I am one and the Constable is the chief law enforcement officer in their Ward they have more power than any other law enforcement officer. But because of the state has let the sheriff of each parish handle the whole parish by doing this they handle most of the law enforcement in the parishes

  • Jeanne Boyarsky
    2018-12-05 05:08

    I read a young adult book of this ilk and was curious what an adult one was like. The answer: much more violent and sexual with much more references to rape and cursing. The thought that went into how they would survive was strong. There were parts I liked and parts I disliked. The characters were developed well. There are a lot of them. I want to try book two but I hope there is a refresher on who they are!

  • Patty
    2018-12-06 07:09

    This book is so horribly written. What make me mad however that even though it plods along I am very curious as to how the rest of the series pans out. Dang it.

  • Veronica
    2018-12-02 04:51

    WORST BOOK EVER. Terrible writing and just so bad on every level. How does this book have over 4 stars?!

  • RJ
    2018-12-03 09:51

    The audio was terrible and the narrator not much better. I returned the book.

  • Sabrina
    2018-12-06 03:43

    An outstanding beginning to what promises to be an excellent series! This story follows two families as their lives on a remote farm in Louisiana are intertwined with the 'real world' as being doctors and nurses. Both families work together in their preparedness strategies for events that they hope will never happen....A horrible attack in the Congo leaves villages dead and only three American volunteers infected yet safe on a flight home. A virus is unwittingly unleashed on the east coast with their arrival....and it's spreading like wildfire.With the horror spreading, medical personnel are being recalled to their hospitals and the heads of the two Louisiana families, Bruce and Mike must head back to work, but as the virus continues to spread, they both decide that family and home is where they're needed most. Can they get back home? And what about survivors that are met along the way?This book was packed with action and had a lot of graphic language, but it was incredibly real! The situations and challenges would test anyone, and as a reader who is also an Army wife....let me tell you, sometimes vulgar language is the only way to get a point across! It was a clear account of what could happen with a complete societal collapse and the story kept me reading as fast as I could. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series (and whatever else this author has written). Very well done!

  • Mawebre
    2018-11-25 08:50

    Part of this book were excellent , but I have to agree the cruelty was over-the-top .I enjoyed the book for the most part but I will admit that I just turn the pages when the behavior of our main characters became sadistic . I agree that Jim , spoiler here , deserve to be castrated . But if they were not going to castrated or kill him they needed to set them loose . As it was they all treated him like a junkyard dog . Girls can be tough , but they don't need to be taught to be inhuman . I couldn't put the book down because the story was very enticing but I didn't like Bruce by the end of the book . I guess at the end of the world liking someone is not as important as being protected by someone .

  • Carol Morrison
    2018-11-28 03:06

    Intriguing book and plotThis book actually starts out kinda dull. It's around chapter 3 that you start to get hooked. At this point if you keep reading your header for a strong disappointment. You should stop reading and find another book as you can't get volume two Survival. Book Two . Is unavailable unless you want to pay a lot of money for it. Hundred plus dollars. Totally sucks. Author has books 4,5, and 6 available. Authors problem won't read anymore of his books until he gets his [email protected]# together.

  • Janice Mickolas
    2018-12-14 10:07

    I must say that I enjoyed the first book in this series and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I liked this authors twist on the zombie plague, where it started and how it spread. This book is about two very well prepared families ready to face any disaster that should present itself. The two main characters, Bruce and Mike are tough yet compassionate. They are two men that I would want to be around if faced with a zombie apocalypse. Give this author a try I am sure you will be quite pleased.

  • PJ Lea
    2018-11-20 04:09

    Harsh, but stunning!This is truly not a book for the faint of heart. Gritty, realistic situations as the world falls apart, described in quite graphic detail. Bruce and Mike are fantastic characters, as are the rest of their family, and they are the type of people you would really want on your side. This story held me in its grip and refused to let me go, I would describe it as a stunning tale of survival.

  • Roger Dufresne
    2018-11-25 04:06

    Boy, I am getting so tired of these FANTASTIC READS, Yeah, right!!I can't believe my good fortune, in picking great books lately. Each seems better than the last. This book had so much action, I really 1st want to pt it Dow. I'm going to read another author's book before I take the ride and start the second in the series.Read it, you won't be disappointed.

  • Henrik Rostoft
    2018-11-29 08:05

    This was interesting. The heroes are a right wing survivalists wet dream. That is the best way I can describe them. Even though it was't very good, I just had to see what the author came up with. So it is not the worst zombie book written, as those you just page through hoping the author gets a just one unigue idea. Here the author at least has a few some interesting ways to deal with things.

  • Jackie
    2018-11-23 07:49

    Two families, a clan led by an ER Physician and a male ER nurse who are preppers, and x-military. The blue plague, man made, making zombies of 99 % of the population. The clan battles; raping/murdering bikers, the blue zombies, and then there is the goverment. Lots of guns and fighting.

  • Rebecca Larsen
    2018-11-21 06:53

    4 StarsAn intriguing plot and good character interaction. Although the dialogue could use some changes to include contractions and loose the formal feel of the dialogue. This one will hook you from the start, and leave you anticipating the next book.

  • PHYL
    2018-12-05 04:48

    This is one of the best Dystopian novels I have read. The author is brilliant, his characters are realistic. His 'zombies' are a bit different than the norm. In a good way. I recommend this book to all readers of this genre.

  • D.B. Crelia
    2018-11-16 07:55

    "Blew" PlagueNot for the "faint of heart" or apparently anyone with more than a fifth grade reading level. The supposed extreme violence isn't really that violent or even believable. It reads like a combination of a porno and an adolescent's retribution fantasy.

  • linda hawkins
    2018-11-18 08:12

    Unbelievably goodThis was an unbelievably good book. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I read until 5:30 in the morning it was so good. Next book in the series is now mine. Starts a little slow but once it picks up you won't put it back down.

  • MC Allen
    2018-12-08 05:13

    Holy running blue zombies!Wow! What a well written zompoc story. I'm off to read the next in the series. Mr. Watson impresses me with his storytelling skills.

  • Deirdra Halley
    2018-12-06 03:03

    Kicks ass. This is a super apocalypse scenario, action packed and humorous at the end of the world. What more could you want?