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Married with Zombies (Living With the Dead #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  5,521 Ratings  ·  879 Reviews
A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Meet Sarah and David. Once upon a time, they met and fell in love. But now they’re on the verge of divorce and going to couples’ counseling.

On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things: the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, D
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Published December 28th 2010 by Dreamscape Media (first published September 1st 2010)
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as an aside- i really hate that bee, and it would make the site look like one for doofy toddlers, not bookish adults. i can stand to lose to a hedgehog, but that bee has got to go down (LGM)

Opening Line: "David and I became warriors in the zombie plague on the first day, but I don't think that means we were front line soldiers or something."

Touted as “romantic comedy with…brains.” this was a fantastic, super fun read that had me laughing from page 1 and just didn’t stop. Alongside all the gore and zombie mayhem there’s also a well written, action filled, story here which I think anyone who’s been in a long term relationship or seen Sean of the Dead will be able to relate to. Follow
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness

Make requests, not demands.

example: “please” kill that zombie honey, I’m out of bullets.


OMG ! this book was absolulty fantastic !! and LOL defiantly hilarious !from the story's first intal pages to its very end..this book kept me entertained and laughing as i flipped through the adventures of our two humans DAVE AND SARAH against the apocalypse.

"The Couple who Slays together , Stays Together"

LOL true,who knew killing you brain-eating/marriage savin
As an unmarried person with many married friends, I have heard my share of lectures and seen my share of demonstrations about how to have a successful (or repair a broken) marriage. I get why you would have to talk about marriage lessons after you learn them because it really is an accomplishment to realize something about relationships. But I never realized until I read this book that it would be SO MUCH MORE FUN if they told their stories with ZOMBIES!!!! Yaaaaay! Not that I wish they had to f ...more
Veronica Morfi
Jun 01, 2015 Veronica Morfi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 1/5

DNF at 43%

This was not what I hoped for. It was boring and not as much fun as I thought it'd be. There were a lot of zombie attacks but still this wasn't really exciting. I didn't care about the characters or what will happen to them. I am kind of disappointed because this seemed like something I would enjoy (or even love).
Nov 16, 2010 Miriam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is nothing special about David and Sarah. Even their names are boring. In fact, I never remembered their names during the course of the book, I had to look them up for purposes of writing this review. They are vaguely middle-class but having financial difficulties (what twentysomething isn't?), don't have exciting careers, have no special secret backgrounds in martial arts, weaponry, or magic, and pretty much lack any noteworthy hobbies or personality traits. In short, they are an Everycou ...more
'...I never would have guessed that unlike therapy, unlike the self-help books that littered our apartment at the time, killing zombies would save my relationship.'

Sarah and Dave are having marital problems and have been attending marriage counseling once a week for the past 6 months. On the way to their weekly visit, their session ends up going far differently than the others: their marriage counselor attempts to eat them. After a momentary fight for their lives where their marriage counselor e
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Dear god, what have I read?! Horrific. Superficial Too Stupid To Live characters I don't care about, stumbling around blindly asking to be eaten.


Having loved the show Married with Children I impulsively decided I would love this too. However, I'm wondering now whether "zombies" and "comedy" can ever be a good mix in the post-Carry On world, and in the absence of Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead totally pulls off the ZomRomCom). And perhaps with this book by marketing it as a comedy excuses th
I came across this book few days ago and really liked the plot, so decided to read it right away.This book is humorous even with zombie plot,not in a Laugh-out-loud kind of way,but it has its funny moments. This book is exactly what I was looking for;light and funny.
I really enjoyed reading this book,the characters were really good and even the story was enjoyable.Overall It was a nice read.
Oct 13, 2010 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: supernatural, i-have
I was shocked by how good this book was! I would recommend it to anyone who likes zombie stories. It was humorous as well, which is always a plus.
Carolyn  Storer
'Married with Zombies' is such a fun book! The main characters, Sarah and David, are married, and while there is a zombie apocalypse unfolding around them, they still argue about the issues that had them in therapy to begin with, and because of these two characters, 'Married with Zombies' gives a slightly original slant on the usual characters offered in zombie fiction.

However, that's where the originality ends, this book is full of zombie fiction cliches, but you know what, I didn't care. This
Anzu The Great Destroyer
If I could hug myself and kiss the hell out of my brilliant little huge (because I’m freakishly smart) brain I would! Oh wait, I can actually do that. At least the hugging part. Kissing my own brain might be difficult unless I turn into a zombie somehow. But then maybe I would be tempted to eat my own brain. Is that considered making out with it or not?

Anyways, Married With Zombies was such a great book! Well.. not really sooo great, but pretty nice. More than nice. Great. Is a three-star ratin
Oct 27, 2010 Megan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Megan by: Caris
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Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
Who knew a story could be so disgusting and hilarious at the same time?

Married with Zombies was fast-paced, full of kick ass action and lots of humor, with two enjoyable characters that you'll cheer for until the very end.

Sarah and David's circumstances were highly amusing. Not because they were fighting for survival against hordes of zombies, but because they were a couple forced to work together to stay alive when they couldn't even decide on how to handle listening to music together in the ca
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Fun-filled zombie hunting therapy… need I say more?

Opening Sentence: David and I became warriors in the zombie plague on the first day, but don’t think that means we were front line soldiers or something.

The Review:

There are so many self-help books out there that they have their own section in bookstores. But how many couple self-help books use zombie killing to strengthen a marriage? This is the best book idea, EVER!

David and Sarah’s marria
Greta is Erikasbuddy
Mar 14, 2011 Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Zombie Lovers who want to laugh
What do you do when you can't get along with your spouse?

Go to marriage counseling, of course!!

But what happens when your marriage counselor decides that you are on the menu and limps on over for a taste?

Ask for a lower rate?
Tell her that this is breaking your confidentiality contract?
Pop a mint?

Hell noes!! You kill her!!!!

The Plot
Sarah and Dave have been married for five years and are about to call it quits. They bicker all the time, they can't agree on anything, and just about every little thi
Mandi Schreiner
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I like zombie books so when I saw this available at BookExpo America, I picked it up right away. Many don’t share my opinion – or at least don’t like it when the hero or heroine is a zombie. I mean, if vital parts fall off, the romance is kind of over, yes? But Married With Zombies gives us two very mortal protagonists in the midst of a bad marriage and a zombie uprising.

The book starts off very cute when David and Sarah walk into their marriage counse
Dec 29, 2011 Kayla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled upon Married With Zombies by chance and am so glad I did! While I do like zombies (just not when their hungry for my brains), my best friend is much more of a zombie fan than myself. But after reading the description for Married With Zombies, I was very curious to begin reading. I told myself I’d read two chapters a night before bed, that quickly became 4+ on some nights. Over half of the chapters leave you wanting to know what happens next. So what’s so great about Married With Zombi ...more
Yolanda Sfetsos
Dec 30, 2010 Yolanda Sfetsos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
For me, nothing says Happy Holidays like getting stuck into some good ol' zombie fiction. So when I received this book the other day, I couldn't resist it. I got stuck into it right away and couldn't stop reading...

Sarah and David's marriage hasn't been good for a while now. Actually, they've been going to marriage counselling for six months already, but it doesn't seem to be making much of a difference. They're always bickering, and just can't seem to spend a single moment together without rese
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Sarah and David's marriage is on the rocks. Pretty much everything they do annoys the other, and resentment is building, especially on Sarah's side. She's also shelling out hundreds of dollars so they can see a marriage counsellor, Dr Kelly. As they make their way to her office one fateful Wednesday - 10th August 2010, to be exact - Sarah does notice that there's not much traffic on the road, and she does think it unusual that the security guard at the parking garage, Mack, is absent from his us ...more
Sep 09, 2010 Michael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
While driving to their weekly marriage counseling appointment, Sarah and David notice things are a bit unusual. There's little or no traffic in downtown Seattle, the parking lot attendant has vanished and their therapist is running late and gnawing on her previous appointment.

Turns out the zombie apocalypse has happened thanks to a fast-spreading virus that converts the bitten into zombies within ten to twenty minutes of exposure. Thanks to their mutual love of zombie films, Sarah and David are
Dec 08, 2010 Alins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sarah and David are your typical American couple with troubles in their relationship, but what's not typical is what they're about to endure: A zombie apocalypse started by an experiment gone awry at a university. Can these two put aside their "irreconcilable differences" to get out of the city alive? This is a charming tale with an awesome, strong female protagonist who is remarkably much better than her husband at zombie-killing!


A disclosure: I am both a romantic and a zombie-lo
Fiction State Of Mind
A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're ...more A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and
Fangs for the Fantasy
Sarah and Dave are attending marriage counseling to try and save their doomed relationship – not that it’s helping very much. But who would have thought that saving their marriage, would mean killing their marriage counselor?

To be fair, the counselor was trying to eat them at the time. A zombie outbreak has come to Seattle and before long, they’re outnumbering the living people. Faced with the shock of what has happened and then the desperate need to flee the city, Sarah and Dave have to come to
Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦
Jun 20, 2013 Bèbè ✦ RANT ✦ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Overall score: 100000000 amazing stars!!!

OMGGGGG! I absolutely freaking loved this!! Sarah and David are a couple that's on the point of getting a divorce. Everything about each other irritates them, they argue non-stop and have been seeing a therapist for six months in hopes of recovering their marriage.

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One day on their way to therapist's they noticed that there is barely any traffic and not a lot of people in sight. After they get into the office, the next thing they know is their therapist
Feb 18, 2011 Shelley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-release, zombies
I haven't had this much fun reading a book in a very long time. This is a terrific story that kept me laughing right until the ending, and the extra sectioin as well.

As we pick up the story, David and Sarah, who have been married only 5 years, are going to their weekly marriage counseling appointment. Once there they are met by the gruesome sight of Dr. Erica Kelly, their therapist, eating the couple before them the hated Wilson's. In a scene taken from Shaun of the Dead, David kills Dr Kelly wi
Paula  Phillips
Aug 13, 2011 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Couple who Slays together , Stays Together".

Vampires, Werewolves, Angels move over and make way for Zombies. Zombies it seems is the new supernatural creature to create a buzz and Im not exactly sure why as it's not like Zombies have ever been portrayed as hot , sexy and seductive like Vampires or Werewolves. When I saw this title all I could think about was the hit show Married with Children but it has nothing whatsoever to do with that. Married with Zombies takes us into the life of David
Jul 01, 2013 Jenne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a funny book! The quotes at the start of each chapter were so funny! What do you do when your marriage is slowly going down the drain, you're currently seeing a marriage counselor, and then one day said marriage counselor tries to eat you? I guess you do what Sarah and David do, you become the zombie butt kicking couple! I thoroughly enjoyed this and I highly recommend it for anyone who's in the mood for a light, quick, and entertaining read. Don't let the zombies turn you off either, it
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A Facebook application once told Jesse Petersen that she'd only survive a day in a zombie outbreak, but she doesn't believe that. For one, she's a good shot and two, she has an aversion to bodily fluids, so she'd never go digging around in zombie goo. Until the zombie apocalypse, she lives in the Tucson with her husband and two cats and writes snarky urban fantasy about monsters and zombies. Find ...more
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