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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...more
ebook, 359 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Titan Books (first published January 13th 2004)
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Manuel Reyes
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
Robert
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...more
Mara
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
Neha
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.
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.....more
Anto Tilio
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...more
Christina
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!
Sileny
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
Trish
I found this book, shockingly, good in my opinion. I never had the chance to play this game fully; only seen snippets but I enjoyed it.

Sometimes it read like the video game was being spelled out to you. For example: "you never know when you might need a fire". Little things like that made it feel a little like a walkthrough.

Everyone knows the principle behind the Resident Evil games-corporations unethical experiments go wrong and havoc is released. This book is exactly that but with a little b...more
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.
Jan
"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...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....more
Freezard
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
David Roberts
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
Oscar Torrado
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...more
H.M.
So, those little inconsistencies that bothered me about the first in this series of novelization have been acknowledged by the author and they're completely understandable. There were a lot fewer of them this time, which was excellent, and yes I know I'm not reading these in order, but I don't really care. Resident Evil 0 is one of my favourites in the series and Rebecca and Billy are two of my favourite characters and I just absolutely love their dynamic and their chemistry – and that's been fa...more
Hief
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...more
Gem
Aug 24, 2011 Gem rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  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
Kati
A good, fast-paced book with non-stop action, likable heroes and scary monsters. A tie-in to the computer game Resident Evil and it follows the scenario of a game to the dot - unfortunately. How so? It's the same thing over and over again: open a door, find a monster, kill a monster, find a clue, move on - lather, rinse, repeat. Oh, don't get me wrong, the action never stops and Billy and Rebecca are locked up in a training facility full of zombies, after all, so the plot is pretty much what you...more
Antonio José
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.
Daniel Carrillo
Como fanático de Resident Evil, tanto películas como videojuegos, no podía dejar pasar la oportunidad de leer una novela basada en los mismos personajes y en la misma historia. Lo que más estoy esperando de ésta serie de historias es encontrar una línea de tiempo que una las distintas historias de los videojuegos y además agregar más tramas entre personajes. Eso pasó exactamente en este libro, y espero el próximo libro incluya más personajes además de Rebecca y Billy. Aunque me encantó la histor...more
Jr
Love the games. Love the movies. So of course when I found out there were books its like I died and went to my own little fan boy heaven.
Summer Gaddy
Great! Definitely my favorite book of the series of books based off of the Resident Evil games. Love it to every last detail.
Nadia
Walking corpses, Leech men, never-before-heard-of monsters...all in one book. Pretty exhilarating. Very detailed.
Ritz
Lo mismo: conspiración, traición, acción, suspenso, terror... entretenido si te gusta el género pero sobre todo si te gusta la saga Resident Evil, ningún aporte a la literatura contemporánea....

En Hora Cero, la precuela de la saga, aborda la llegada del equipo Bravo de los S.T.A.R.S. a los terrenos de la mansión Spencer, ese es el equipo que van a salvar el equipo Alfa en Conspiración Umbrella.

Totalmente prescindible este volumen, que desperdició totalmente al personaje-sanguijuela.

Protagoniza...more
Chris
Having not really played the game leaves me at a slight disadvantage, but having liked the other book in the series I’d thought I’d give it a shot.

I liked the way Rebecca and Billy interacted with each other and the way their friendship progressed over the course of the story. I can’t comment how accurate it was to the original game, and they got through some of the boss fights with minimal effort and ammo.

Since I found my self getting annoyed when I had to the book put down when I had to do lit...more
☣Lynn☣
3.5

Pretty damn sweet. Review to come later. It's now 2:50 am and I need to get some sleep. It was so worth staying up to finish this.
Fer
Es un libro que te emociona de principio a fin. Si te gustan los zombies, tópicos con respecto a armas biológicas y experimentación del genoma humano este es tu libro. Como su nombre lo dice es el principio de los principios así que en este caso no te debes preocupar sino sabes nada de nada sobre la saga de videojuegos RE.
Lo único que quede en desacuerdo fue con el final porque deja mucho a la imaginación.
Y en mi país no he encontrado la continuación así que sufro y lloro como Precious.
AndrewP
Mar 04, 2011 AndrewP rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Resident Evil fans
Shelves: horror
The last book in the series, but it's actually the first chronologically speaking, hence the designation as volume #0. I think there was a game called Resident Evil Zero and this must have been based on it.

It's the story of Rebbecca Chambers of the S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team and the events leading up to the original story in the mansion. Okay to read just for completeness sake but obviously based on a game and as a novel the various traps and puzzles do not make a lot of sense.
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Stephani Danelle Perry (credited as S. D. Perry in her works) is a novelist living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the daughter of writer Steve Perry.

S. D. Perry currently resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Myk, her two excellent children, Cyrus and Dexter, and their dogs. She mostly writes tie-in novels based on works in the fantasy/science-fiction/horror genres, including Resident E...more
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