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Resident Evil: Zero Hour (Resident Evil 0)

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BEFORE THE MANSION.BEFORE THE DISASTER.

EVIL IS BORN.

Sent to investigate a series of grisly murders in Raccoon City, S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team scrambles into action. On the way to the scene, Bravo's helicopter crashes. Although everyone survives, what they discover next is gruesome: an overturned military transport truck riddled with corpses -- and that's only the beginning of
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ebook, 359 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Titan Books (first published 2004)
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Robert
Jun 07, 2012 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
I never did play Resident Evil Zero; although I did own a Gamecube for a short time. The game cube was annoying to me; the stupid design of gamepad and the swapping of the little discs--I didn't keep the Gamecube long enough to own/play Resident Evil Zero.
I am a fan nonetheless of Resident Evil games. I was pleasantly surprised to hear of the existence of these novelizations of the games.

I had hoped for audio-book versions; but they don't seem to exist. So I bought book 0 and book 1 and decided
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Manuel Reyes
Sep 29, 2009 Manuel Reyes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is perfect for those who are familiar to the Resident evil series. The only reason I choose this book is that it is based off a horror video game, Resident evil. The main characters of this story are, Rebecca chambers a rookie medic of S.T.A.R.S, which her team was send to investigate the murders reported in Raccoon forest. The other main character is Billy a prisoner caught in the middle of this incident. The bravo team contained Edward, Sully, Enrico, Kevin, and Rebecca. The antagon ...more
Mara
Jun 29, 2010 Mara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I picked up Zero Hour just yesterday, I didn't expect too much of it, the book being a game novelization of the Resident Evil series. And in my experience game/movie novelizations are mostly disappointing affair. Yet, after the first few pages, I found myself hooked, unable to put the book down for the remainder of the day. I loved the main characters (Rebecca, who fans will remember from the games, and Billy and their interaction with each other. I cannot say they were terribly layered cha ...more
Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan)
Resident Evil: Zero Hour is based off of the prequel to the video game series. I really loved reading this story a lot. It truly brings life to the characters by illustrating everyone's thoughts and emotions as they fight through the terrifying circumtances. I enjoyed the intimate look into the minds of Billy, Rebecca and Wesker, which helped me define their personalities a lot better. I love it and I recommend it to any fan of the franchise.
Paula
Nov 28, 2014 Paula marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recién me entero que hay libros de este juego. Me acuerdo que cuando tenía 10 años o por ahí, intente jugarlo porque mi hermano se lo había comprado, pero cuando apareció el zombie que tenia una motosierra me asuste y me puse a LLORAR (bueno era chica) y desde ese intento fallido solo me divertía viendo a mi hermano jugándolo.
Ahora ya más grande me encantan las historias de terror sangrientas y de hecho The Walking Dead es de mis series favoritas así que tengo que leerlo.
Sileny
May 27, 2012 Sileny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Si sabes el ruido que hacen las teclas de una máquina de escribir mientras tienes la adrenalina por las nubes, si sabes como chirría una puerta al cerrarse detrás de ti, si buscas plantas para combinar y hacer medicinas más potentes, si cada vez que encuentras una caja con cartuchos para la escopeta sonríes feliz....Te gustará :P
♥Nora♥ (Angel)
Sin palabras, necesitó todos los videojuegos hahaha
Alexander
Jan 15, 2017 Alexander rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Residen Evil 0

Conociendo que se trata de la adaptación del juego del mismo nombre, lo jugué hace tiempo y realmente la pase muy bien en aquel entonces, me he decidido a leerlo simplemente porque quería expandirme mas en el universo de RE y mis deseos se cumplieron el libro es muy entretenido y fácil de leer prácticamente lo leí en dos días, un libro de terror mmm no tanto, ciencia ficción y suspenso si, para ser la adaptación es muy fiel, los capítulos son cortos y no hay historia de relleno va
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Anto Tilio
Jun 17, 2013 Anto Tilio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La historia empieza con el ataque sorpresivo al tren Eclíptico. Los pasajeros, en su mayoría trabajadores de Umbrella, se ven atacados por una lluvia de sangüijuelas más grandes de lo normal y con unos dientes terroríficos.
A continuación nos introducen al equipo Bravo de los STARS (los STARS son el quipo especial de la policía de Racoon City a los que le encargan trabajos que la policía común no puede resolver) que se dirige al bosque que rodea la ciudad donde se han reportado numerosas desapari
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Robert Beveridge
S. D. Perry, Resident Evil 0: Zero Hour (Pocket, 2004)

Right now I can't tell you how infuriated I am with either Stephani Perry or Pocket Books. I'm not sure who to blame for this particular outrage. But the final (as of now, and since it's been seven years, I think we can safely say “final”) book in the Resident Evil novel series is a prequel, of all silly things, which means all the cliffhangers and unanswered questions we've been left with over the course of the previous six novels are left..
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Will Meeks
Jul 16, 2015 Will Meeks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This could be considered a prequel book, as this was also a prequel video game in the Resident Evil video game series. This is a book based on the events of Resident Evil Zero, a prequel to RE 1. It's because of events in RE Zero, that Chris Redfield and his team are sent to into the mansion in RE 1. Rebecca Chambers, side character in RE 1 with Chris Redfield's scenario, joins her S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) team to investigate the gruesome murders outside the town of Raccoo ...more
Tiffany DeBarr
As a huge fan of Resident Evil, I was stoked to receive most of the novelizations by SD Perry as a gift. While my friends were unable to get their hands on the prelude, Zero Hour, for my sister and I, she was kind enough to allow me to borrow it at my own leisure. Well, since summer has disbursed the busy life of this college student, I have finally had the chance to sink my teeth into the book.

While I have not played the corresponding game to this book particularly, I felt impartial to both Ms.
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Christina
Feb 02, 2009 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first R.E. book that I read. Has been my personal Favorite of the series! Lots of action and suspense! Another must read if you enjoy R.E.! Also it's the first book to read if you want a insight to the story of how the S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) get involved with the nightmare of the Umbrella Corp. A good book even if you have never played the game!
Antonio José
Mar 30, 2014 Antonio José rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritos, terror
Impresionante comienzo de la saga literaria de Resident Evil.

La historia ya la conocía, pues hace años tuve que enfrentarme a Marcus en la videoconsola, pero revivirla en mi mente gracias a las palabras de S.D. Perry, no tiene desperdicio.
Joshua Brown
This book was really interesting it had good puzzles in it. But, it sometimes got confusion when it would switch to other characters sometimes i would have to read a sentence over to figure out who was the book following. I would recommend this book to people who like the genre horror.
Mac Dubista Keso The Bibliobibuli v(=∩_∩=)
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Alicia Margarita
This book is so good it made me want to play the game again, but I chicken out midway finishing it. It's a very good alternative for us scaredy cats who love the series but cannot play the complete game themselves.
Alexander Seifert
I remember when Resident Evil 0 came out on the GCN in the wake of a stellar remake of the original game. Compared to the remake, RE:0 wasn't a very strong game. In many way, it added a few of the elements I came to loath about the later games, like an over-reliance on switching characters and no need to manage inventory (although at least in this game it's more believable, with items having to be dropped and grabbed and so forth).

That's the game, though. The book is probably a little better. Th
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Nikkie
Feb 19, 2016 Nikkie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
So I bought this book for two reasons. One, I had collected the series back in the day when I was younger and obsessed with all things video game culture, but then I went to college and ended my series collections with the Nemesis adaption. Two, one of my favorite Youtube channels, Two Best Friends Play, began running a series on Resident Evil Zero and it sparked a thought. The Let's Players themselves dubbed it best, this game has very little story. Like, REALLY little story. The game itself fo ...more
Quiet
Aug 06, 2016 Quiet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally read this last entry in the Resident Evil series of novelizations from Stephanie Perry, and boy was it a lot of fun.
I've a history with these books. The first entry, Umbrella Conspiracy, I read when I was 8 years old, and I fell immediately in love. There's action, zombies, secret passages and strange puzzles on every page in each of the 7 novels; not to mention a light, but well structured, narrative that masterfully presents action sequences without becoming bogged down in overt verb-u
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Colleen
Aug 06, 2015 Colleen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
So I read all seven of this series in about 6 or so hours spread over two days--i.e., fast reads all, on the schlocky side, but that's to be expected. Fun mindless reads. I'll have this review count for all 7, because really you could combine them all into one massive book and while hefty would flow a bit better. The only disconnect is the characterization of Rebecca between books #0 and #1, but that's to be expected since Resident Evil Zero came out after 1 did (in true RE universe fashion). In ...more
Alpha
Jul 22, 2011 Alpha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Zero Hour is the final book in the Resident Evil Series that S.D. Perry has written. Because of this little fact, there is no novelization for either Resident Evil 4 or 5 and the story stops right here. In all respects though, the last two games strayed away from Umbrella so the villains were new kinda. True Umbrella's shadow is still around but they no longer exist in those games.

Now Zero Hour's hook is that it is based off of Resident Evil Zero which is the prequel to the first game or the Ma
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David Roberts
Apr 09, 2013 David Roberts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am reviewing the novel Zero Hour by Andy McNab which is a very good SAS thriller which I bought from kindle. Andy is an ex SAS soldier who has written war memoirs on his experiences but also writes great fiction which have lots of intricate details only and elite soldier would know. I've done several other posts on McNab books including Immediate Action & Seven Troop on this site which are worth reading. The plot to this book starts with Nick Stone helping in an operation where the Israeli ...more
Fernanda
Feb 13, 2017 Fernanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
He vuelto a la época donde los personajes eran horriblemente cuadrados y solo se movían en cuatro direcciones xD
Freezard
Aug 02, 2013 Freezard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perry just sold me on all of the Resident Evil novels with this one. I haven't played much of the game it's based on (RE0) since I didn't like it that much, so I was curious to see how a novelization would fare. It works surprisingly well because Perry adds a lot of atmosphere to the story with the dialogue and thoughts of Rebecca Chambers, whom I instantly fell in love with. She is featured very little in the games and so I learned a lot about her personal background as well as the S.T.A.R.S. d ...more
Biondy
"Resident Evil Zero Hour" adalah prekuel dari seluruh kisah Resident Evil. "Zero Hour" bercerita tentang Rebecca Chambers, anggota S.T.A.R.S (Special Tactics and Rescue Service). Setelah helikopter yang timnya tumpangi terpaksa mendarat darurat di hutan, Rebecca menemukan sebuah kereta api yang berhenti secara misterius dan memutuskan untuk menginvestigasinya. Di sana, dia menemukan zombie, mutan lintah yang dapat membentuk manusia, serta Billy Coen, seorang narapidana hukuman mati yang melarika ...more
Oscar Torrado
Dec 10, 2012 Oscar Torrado rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recomendados
Me gustó mucho, no soy fan de la saga de Resident Evil y mucho menos jugué el videojuego en el que está basado (pero vaya que si tengo ganas de hacerlo), pero SD Perry hizo un muy buen trabajo sobre todo al relatar los horrores a los que se ven enfrentado Rebecca y Billy, no sé si siguen el canon oficial de la saga, pero encontré Resident Evil: Zero Hour bastante adictiva.

Aunque el libro me gusto mucho y no puedo esperar a leer las siguientes entregas, sentí en muchas partes de éste como si estu
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Hief
Aug 05, 2013 Hief rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As my first video game adaptation read, I was definitely out of my comfort zone - the Resident Evil series is one that I grew up with, I find myself defensive against the threat of any adaptation (don't get me started on the films) - but thankfully, SD Perry has proven herself to be a great handler to the series.

The setting if fleshed out, descriptors make the horror sharper and the survival aspect more dire. Most of all, the characters are fleshed out, given a voice, given familiar ground for t
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Gem
Aug 22, 2011 Gem rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Resident Evil gamers.
It goes without saying that anyone who loves the Resident Evil games will get more out of this than those who don't. The book is easy-read and puts all of the cheesy charm from the game onto paper, laced with puzzles that Rebecca and Billy seem to solve all too easily. They know exactly what to do straight away, hardly any questions asked. If (like me) you find yourself going round in circles trying to complete some of the games, you will wonder where they managed to draw all of this magic intui ...more
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SD Perry (Stephani Danelle, by the way, though she prefers SD or Danelle) has been writing novelizations and tie-ins for most of her adult life. Best known for her work in the shared multiverses of Resident Evil, Star Trek, and Aliens, SD is a horror nerd and an introvert. Her father is acclaimed science fiction author Steve Perry. SD lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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