Dead Hunger: The Flex Sheridan Chronicle (Dead Hunger #1)
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Dead Hunger: The Flex Sheridan Chronicle (Dead Hunger #1)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  26 reviews
An epidemic that's turning humans into zombies has swept over the United States and quite possibly the world, and Flex Sheridan doesn't like it one bit.

In an effort to save his younger sister, Flex re-connects with perhaps the strongest woman he's ever known - Gem Cardoza, his former girlfriend. Together they take his six-year-old niece Trina, the only uninfected survivor...more
Kindle Edition, E1 edition, 272 pages
Published October 3rd 2011 by Dolphin Moon Publishing (first published October 1st 2011)
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Suzanne Robb
Generally I reserve the 5 star rating for books that blow me away in three different ways. This book did that and more.
I have read a lot of books in my time, from the Big 6 companies, to independent writers. Not surprisingly some of the best I have read comes from people with small presses.

When I read a book I look at three things -
1 - Characters, if you have good/great characters they can carry a story no matter what. In Dead Hunger the Flex Sheridan Chronicles, Shelman focuses on the main ch...more
Sue Julsen
Although not usually a fan of zombie books, Shelman's 'Dead Hunger' changed my mind. This is not your normal, run of the mill, "I saw that coming" zombie story. The well-rounded characters are not only exciting but extremely likable as they forge forward, not knowing what they will encounter next, who will survive and who might not, as they search for other uninfected humans in this new and frightening world.
Many nights I forced myself to put the book down...more
Amanda Felix
I am a zom-poc fan, don't deny it, don't make excuses for it. They are just plain fun to read but there comes a point when the subject is inundated with zombie novels/books/stories and they are all the same with the exception of a few, Mark Tufo, James Cook, Shawn Chesser come to mind. Eric Shelman can now be counted in those few writers I enjoy. The beginning of the series is told through the eyes of the main character, Flex Sheridan and the story begins rather quickly. He has called his little...more
My first Zombie book! I had no idea what to expect. I really enjoyed the book and the characters. I loved the playful relationship between Flex and Gem and also Flex and Trina. Flex is tough but also a softy. The end of the book made me tear up a little. It was a great book, the action, suspense, were balanced perfectly with Flex's sense of humour. I look forward to reading more books by Eric A. Shelman.
Tammy G.Beard
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can't wait to buy the next one!
I loved this series if I can give it more than 5 stars I would.
Very fun read lots of action
Dead Hunger is an action packed, heat packing, zombie killing, fast paced ride!

When Flex goes to check on his sister he walks into a horrific surprise waiting for him. I liked Flex’s character. He does what is right out of love and the simple fact that it’s the right thing to do. The atmosphere that Mr. Shelman creates while Flex is at his sisters house opened up the story to the fact that the whole world was about to change--being overrun with zombies. Mr. Shelman used Flex’s family to make me...more
Lorraine Versini
I needed a lighter read after crying my eyes out on my last book, and this was just what I needed. Had an absolute fab time!
I was looking for a bit of gore, and I found enough to satisfy me. But I was really surprised to find other really cool things as well, that made this read something different to the usual man vs. zombie gonna kill 'em all and there's not much else other than "brainssss" and bullets kind of thing. To be honest, I didn't care much about all the DIY and the guns and stuff, bu...more
Feb 28, 2014 Malik added it
I'm invested

I must say that I've been trying to find a series that has a good family affects to it. I've read two other series that has me invested so I was hoping this would too! guess what it did. I love that they consider themselves family and they just met but they also know that will not survive without each other! great start
Amy Flowers
I was a lucky winner of this book, and loved it!!!!! I was so sad when Flex had to take care of his sister! Charlie rocks!!!! This is going to be a series that I own in paperback and on my kindle. I recently purchased the kindle version of this, and have purchased the second and third books for my kindle. Love Flex, Gem, Hemp and Charlie!!!
Julie Ward
I did not think I could enjoy anything else about zombies. I was just dead wrong. Fantastic. I found myself crying on an airplane when I was reading. Lots of action, adventure and drama. Excellent.
Well that was a fast read! My first zombie book and I kinda liked it. I guess I better get the next one to see if I'll like it any better. It was kind of creeping thinking what if this ever happened. I gather zombies aren't particularly smart but these seemed to be developing some kind of communicative intelligence. At least enough to be able to "work" together to kill and feed. Shelman has a way with telling a story that makes me want to read the next Flex Sheridan Chronicle of Zombies. I thoug...more
I liked it alot but it really was just your average zombie apocolypse story. Nothing really new was brought to the table except for these zombies are thought to have some sort of awareness like they actually can think because of the way some of them acted but I can't really explain it further without spilling to much... I feel like the second book will be more entertaining as this first one mostly just sets the stage and puts the players on the field so to speak. I really liked the fact that th...more
I love Zombie based novels. I love the urgency of the books. I especially love when you can get involved emotionally. This is a good one. Flex and his crew are likable and though sometimes it all seems to fall into place a bit too easy - it's quite engaging and readable.

Now I HATE that all these type books are drug out over several series and usually I stop at one except for a few, and this one is in the category of when I get paid I will get all the rest because I am interested in seeing what d...more
My name is Amanda, and I am a book snob. This book had been popping up in my recommendations for months and I kept bypassing it, just because I was totally not feeling the artwork on the cover. There it was, day after day, until finally I just said what the hell.

Could I ever smack myself for waiting. The book was incredibly entertaining, and very engaging. Fun plot to follow and just overall enjoyable. I still snicker a little at the corny names, I mean really a genius called "Hemp"?

But I am ve...more
Shellie Brewer
This book was exactly what I thought it would, addictive,characters that you fall in love with. Incredible writing with gore and zombies and compassion and the struggle to stay alive. I do not know why but I can not get enough of these type of stories and this one does not let me down at all. I have started reading the second one and it already has me hooked too. LOVE IT...
Mary Ford
Not my cup of tea at all and I love zombie stories. Couldn't get into it since the characters and their way of speaking seemed more like teens than older adults and it just seemed like an average nothing special zombie story where the MCs become way too proficient way too fast....everything was too easy.
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Julie Jones
so yikes. SPOILER ALERT. OK I'm not excited about how evolved these zombies are but I do love the eye misting...that's just too freaky. I'm very excited to find that there are already three more for me to catch up on.
Love the series. I am on book 2 now. Not your typical 'zombie' books. You really get to know your characters and think, hmm... this could happen.
wow. they way he made the zombies have the ability to paralyze people is so effing amazing. great book. cant wait to read the rest
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A zombie story with both heart and a possible realistic scenario, what's not to love.
Wasn't too bad - but there was too much coincidence, and telling.
Karen Mccollin
it was a good read
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Eric A. Shelman was born in 1960 in Fort Worth, Texas. In his early teens, his widowed mother remarried a man named Ed Middleton, and his new dad moved the family to southern California. Eric used to write short stories that featured all of his friends as...more
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