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The R33PR Virus (The Reaper Virus #1)

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  118 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Richmond burns once again but this time it is caused by a deadly virus, quickly dubbed the Reaper Virus, that is ravaging and reanimating all it encounters. This agent of the apocalypse breaks through the boundaries separating life and death while demonizing the afterlife. Havoc is ferociously wrought upon every corner of the globe by the infected hunger.

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Paperback, 268 pages
Published June 10th 2012 by KnightWatch Press
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Shana Festa
Mar 24, 2014 Shana Festa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
A new pandemic has emerged. The R1PR Virus shares similar origins to the H1N1 virus, but unlike its H1N1 brethren, the R1PR Virus mutates at an exponential rate. In a few short months, the virus undergone thirty-one mutations. Those infected with the R32PR Virus suffered circulatory issues resulting in thicker, darker blood, and black veins visible on their epidermis. The contagion levels have increased and the virus mutates one last time. Strain thirty-three, appropriately named the R33PR Virus ...more
João  Cardeira Jorge
Jul 18, 2014 João Cardeira Jorge rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hardcore genre fans!
Recommended to João by:
It pains me to say it, but “The Reaper Virus” is a massive disappointment.
The book starts out strong. The first chapters set up the “infection” and introduce the main character, Nathan, establishing him as an ordinary guy, a bit of a loser, under-achiever that for some reason is married to a wonderful woman and has two wonderful kids. Fair enough. Its a story about a regular man in a horrible situation. It has potential. Hes not Rambo, hes not Ash, hes just an overweight, middle aged guy like y
Mar 04, 2014 Kitty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book starts with a middle-aged, over-worked police dispatcher who over thinks everything and is seemingly bitter. As the story unfolds, the pace picks up and I was quickly sucked into the story. This is a zombie story and it has a ton of well written and appropriately gory action but I felt the book was more about the emotional deterioration of survivors and the drive that a regular person can find in himself to push on. The Reaper Virus follows the main character, Nathan, as he tries to get ...more
Sep 22, 2013 Mudpig rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Cant wait for the next installment. GO BARNES!
Edmund Wight
I won't rehash the plot, other reviewers have done that very well. What can I say, it's a zombie apocalypse novel. Don't take that wrong, that's not a bad thing. What I'm saying with that is that there's nothing unexpected in the overall milieu of the book. A virus turns people into ravening hordes and overwhelmed survivors struggle to stay alive in the new normal.
What I liked about this book is the protagonist. The central character is an everyman. He's out of shape, not a super hero, and s
Andrea Lubrani
Mar 19, 2014 Andrea Lubrani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulously thrilling, suspenseful, and realistic! You get absorbed in the main character, and cringe and gasp and yell out throughout the story!! A "Must-Read" for sure!!
Sep 11, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! It grabbed me right away with the way the virus that brings about the end of civilization is so completely believable and therefore scary as hell. What follows is from the point of view of such an average guy - a self-proclaimed fat-ass desk jockey. This is nothing like your typical 'hero' vs zombies story. All this poor, chubby bastard wants is to get back home to see his family. It felt like I was finding out at the same time as he was whether or not he would be able to adapt, ...more
First half of the book was rather slow and I even considered tossing in the towel. The second half picked up considerably to the point it almost seemed like a different book. Nathan and Phil, the friend he rescued, embarked on a journey to reach safety. Nathan continued his quest to find his family, a common plot line. (Spoiler...) The story takes a twist to the weird side when it is discovered that Phil had been bitten and was turning into one of the infected zombies. Nathan winds up disposing ...more
Michael Flanagan
Aug 05, 2014 Michael Flanagan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Reaper virus delivers a well-crafted story that delivers a memorable tale in a well-trodden genre. Why the book deliver nothing new with the tale of a man battling his way home through a city full of zombie. It does deliver it extremely well in a fast paced, engaging and brutal way.

I found myself drawn back to the book at every opportunity, as if reading it would help the hero make it home to his family. This for me is a sign of the author’s talent for realistic character development. I foun
Aug 01, 2012 Nicholas rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the best zombie novels i have ever read
Rachel Hilgenberg
Jun 03, 2016 Rachel Hilgenberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Journey

Wow, I liked the way the book was set up and I liked the characters, and storyline; however, SPOILER ALERT

I didn't like the ending. Now, I understand what his thought process was and I realize everyone can't live through a zombie apocalypse, but I felt bad for his wife and kids who waited for him only to have him get there and then turn. It makes me think they have no chance either and then I'm mad that she didn't get the kids someplace safe. I also realize this is a book and not real
Mar 31, 2016 JJ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio version. The narrator sounds like he's giving orders to troops throughout most of the story. His attempts to do other voices, especially female voices, is awful until he gets to a character named Phil at which point he suddenly seems to master the ability. The female voice issue isn't that his natural voice is too low, it's how he imagines feminine voices appear to sound. It's grating.

At some point in the story I either developed an appreciation or Stockholm syndrome typ
Keith Schincke
Jul 25, 2014 Keith Schincke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of just a man wanting to get home to his family.
Fairly well written and very engaging.
Jill James
Dec 30, 2014 Jill James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved that main character is ordinary guy desperate to reach his family.
Felicia A
YAYYYYYYYYYYYY! Another editing project is now a published book!
Jamie Eastman

I've read better, it seemed like even though there should have been a lot going on, it seemed more like a lot of nothing, but I've also read a lot worse so I guess it's sort of in between.
Feb 29, 2016 Nikita rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Unbelievably boring.
Tom Fritts jr.
Jul 29, 2015 Tom Fritts jr. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very well done! Main character was very human, and believable. Not everything came easy to him. Can't wait for the sequel!
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Nathan lives in Richmond, Virginia with his two kids and lovely wife. Whenever he can he is exploring creative hobbies of writing, photography and some graphic design. Nathan is a long time reptile enthusiast that enjoys dabbling in the many outlets of doomsday preparation. His first novel, THE REAPER VIRUS, came from the ongoing blog by the same title that is periodically posted at ...more
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