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The Zombie Whisperer (Living With the Dead #4)

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Once a zombie, always a zombie?

Dave and Sarah are pretty happy in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana. They’ve done their part in saving the world (kind of) and now they’re settling in for a long life of killing straggler zombies. Well, they think that’s what they’re doing until a helicopter lands on their front lawn with old friends Nicole Nessing and Robbie “The Kid” on board
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Kindle Edition, 174 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by IGLA
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
omg..im just...

The ending DID not flow with all the 5 stars i had given the whole series.I know just dropping the rating all down to a ONE might be a bit harsh...but sadly i can't help it.This book was too unoriginal and too rushed to belong Jesse Petersen...I almost felt like i was re-reading breaking dawn but the zombified version...with lame characters and predictable a story line...


Sorry..just sorry.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Sarah and Dave have managed to find a safe place – inasmuch as anything is safe after a zombie apocalypse. They’re hold up, isolated, capable of defending themselves and well stocked up to face the coming year. They’ve even come to terms with Dave’s half-zombie nature and use it to their full advantage. The only problem is Sarah’s growing restlessness. After months of constant fighting for survival, the quietness of their lives is wearing on her.

That, and the fact she is pregnant. And, with Dave
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Amy at bookgoonie
Jan 03, 2013 Amy at bookgoonie rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, zombies, 2013-read
How about the ending to Eat Slay Love? The Wall. Family. Resistance. And Sarah going all Commando-Bad-Assy. I was so glad that they got some rest up in Montana. And if I could go back and tell them not to get on the helicopter I would. STAY! DON’T GO! But they both have that HOPE and SAVE HUMAN-kind thing going for them, so why stop now? I was totally amazed at how at-ease David fell into being a test subject. *scratches head*

This review is going to be hard, because at every turn there is a SPOI
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Jenn
Oct 19, 2012 Jenn rated it it was ok
It's hard to write an accurate review when you love the author but don't like the book. I loved the first 3 books in this series. I bragged about them to anyone who would listen, and even purchased them a second time when I got my Kindle. Jesse Petersen is a skilled writer, and the saga of Sarah and David was fun, kick-ass, and entertaining. Until this book, anyway.
The most glaring difference is the writing. Where is the sass and snark? Where is the fun in the midst of a zombie apocalypse? Wher
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Carolyn  Storer
Having read all the preceding books in this series, I was looking forward to reading the 4th and final book. After sadly being dropped by Orbit, the author decided to self-publish the ending to David and Sarah's story. I have read other reviews which stated that the series didn't really need another book, but I'd have to disagree. I'm really pleased that Petersen decided to publish a final book to what was a fun series.

I will say that The Zombie Whisperer wasn't as good as I had hoped but it did
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Becky
Jan 17, 2013 Becky rated it it was ok
I loved the first three books in this series (and the covers) so, I was excited when I heard there was a 4th book. I assumed the 3rd was the final book because I felt it had a nice ending without getting too "campy".

Now on to my review, I do not like the cover of this book, it doesn't match the others...which is annoying! I felt the story in this book was very forced. It seemed rushed and had no emotion behind it. I also felt it was a bit silly to have all the characters together (even character
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Lysa
Dec 15, 2012 Lysa marked it as to-read
Can't wait for this 4th installment to come out. The cover sucks though.
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Saving the world is hard enough with out the Zombies but Sarah and Dave are going to accomplish both.

Opening Sentence: We call it Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana.

The Review:

I was trepidatious about starting this book because the concept of zombies and romance was a tough pill to swallow. There are so many themes I don’t even blink an eye at when thrown into a romance but for some reason this concept was totally ICK for me, but Ms. Petersen made
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ElphabaNewlin
I'm a girl who likes a good zombie story. I'm also a girl who likes a good spoiled, snarky, protagonist of a female character. So it's really no shock that I liked the LIVING WITH THE DEAD series by Jesse Petersen. The series follows Sarah and David, a couple who were nearing divorce when the zombie apocalypse hit. Their adventures have taken them through zombies, mad scientists, cult leaders, crazy survivors, and almost to death and back. So when I heard that it hadn't, in fact, ended with EAT, ...more
Stephanie
May 25, 2016 Stephanie rated it really liked it
I found this series to be hilarious with the right amount of snarky and attitude. Since I listened to most of the books as an audiobook, I really liked the lady who did the reading. She definitely added the right tone for Sarah’s sarcastic attitude and Dave’s winning personality.

These books reminded me a little of Resident Evil with a dose of comedy and a little less on the bad-assery clothes. Plus I really liked how in the first book, you can see the falling out on Sarah and Dave’s marriage yet
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Wendy Cantu
Jul 16, 2013 Wendy Cantu rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the Living With The Dead series


All good things must come to an end, and I have to say that The Zombie Whisperer, the fourth and final book in Jesse Petersen’s Living With The Dead series, did a nice job at bringing it all to a close.

It’s been a year since the zombie outbreak forced David and Sarah – a couple on the verge of divorce – to escape their home in Seattle. Since then, they’ve traveled the country fighting both zombies and a military that wants to slice and dice David in the name of science (since he’s all “super
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Rachel
Jan 22, 2013 Rachel rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this installment in the Living With The Dead series... a series I really enjoyed for its balance of action coupled with snappy banter and surprisingly well developed characters.

Like other readers, I was disappointed by how this installment was constructed as a quasi-greatest moments compilation; reuniting all of the supporting cast and bringing our heroes back to where our story began. That said, I also had to suspend by disbelief to accept the entire zombie apocalyps
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Kayla
Jul 14, 2013 Kayla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am so glad I finally got a chance to read The Zombie Whisper. By the end of the first chapter I realized just how much I missed Jesse Petersen’s style of writing. Most of all I missed the quick witted one liners between Sarah and David.

The Zombie Whisper is the end of Sarah and David’s journey and is a fitting end. The two have gone a very long way since we first met them; the once near divorced couple is together and stronger than ever. Though now Sarah is keeping a big secret and David is ki
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Shiza
Jun 19, 2014 Shiza rated it it was ok
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Mirasol Quisto
Nov 30, 2013 Mirasol Quisto rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, zombies, e-book
This sequel was superb. I could somehow compare it to "As the World Dies" by Rhiannon Frater but this one was very very light and very fun to read. You could even read each book in two to three hours. Yes, one of those books-you-love-to-read-in-just-one-sitting :)

Though you could easily foresee what will happen after each scene and the set-up wasn't original, you know Sarah getting pregnant by his half-zombie husband David and they have to deal with this General Keel who wants to take their Litt
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Gretchen
A great end to the series, The Zombie Whisperer concludes the story of Sarah and David, which began in Married with Zombies with a zombie outbreak in Seattle. Appropriately enough, this novel returns the action to Seattle for a final showdown with the living and undead. A number of characters introduced in the previous 3 novels, and in the short stories, reappear to assist (or hinder) Sarah and David as they make a last attempt to save the world. But Sarah's hiding something important, and even ...more
Cathy (cathepsut)
Feb 03, 2013 Cathy (cathepsut) rated it liked it
Shelves: zombies, read-in-2013
I liked it, but did I really like it? So I guess this is 3.5 stars...
The final part of a series. I was a bit surprised at the plot. After the last book I expected something quite different -- an exploration of the plot bunnies left over at the end of that book, a venture into unknown lands beyond the wall... There was definitely the beginning of another full length novel there.
Instead there was this -- fairly short, a rather hurried tie-up of any loose ends with a happy ending.
Don't get me wron
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Judy
Jan 10, 2013 Judy rated it liked it
A silly fun brainless read to wrap up the Living with the Dead series. I liked this better than the third book in the series as that one felt like Petersen had a deadline looming so she had to finish quickly. There were plenty of snarky comments, back stabbing, brain bashing, and bad-assery to keep those familiar with the series happy. That said I found it rather farcical that they encountered every living person from the previous books including the military dude who took David at that wall, bu ...more
Tiffany
Dec 15, 2012 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
I really enjoyed this book. I am sad that the story had to end, but I like how everything was wrapped up. I like knowing what happens to all the characters that I have grown to know in a book. I don’t feel like the story was rushed or “campy”, like some of the other reviewers mentioned. It did feel a little shorter, but I read the first 3 in paperback, so I can’t really compare. I will agree that the cover is not as good as the other 3, but I also understand that this book was published differen ...more
Robin Conley
Mar 31, 2013 Robin Conley rated it liked it
This one wasn't as good as the others in the series, in my opinion. It felt like everything happened way too fast, and it was really short. This could have easily been a full length book and been drawn out more. It was still a fun read, don't get me wrong, but I felt it went overboard on the winking at the reader bits that were in the other books. With this one being so short, it didn't work as well. Overall, it was a good read and I still liked the book, I just wanted it to be longer and slowed ...more
Shannon
May 06, 2014 Shannon rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, zombies
Ok so I lied. I did decide to read the last book. And now I really wish I had just listened to the reviews. This book has so many things about it that pissed me off. Mystical pregnancy trope being the first and biggest (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php...). At first I was just pissed that our ass kicking heroine was reduced to baby carrier, but throw in the mystical aspect and it really ruined this book for me. It's also just not as good. The first three had gripping plots. This one not so ...more
Brian Nardini
Jan 09, 2013 Brian Nardini rated it it was ok
I really liked the first three books in this series, but this installment felt forced. I agree with others that it seemed arbitrary and distracting to bring back every major remaining character from the previous books. The plot and dialogue did not really measure up to the rest of the series either.

For whatever reason, the writing was just not as good as the previous books in the series in my opinion. Not sure what happened here.

If you are a fan of the series, you may still like this book. Overa
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Badseedgirl
Oct 15, 2013 Badseedgirl rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Good bye Sarah and David. I very much enjoyed your zombie killing travels around the western US. You made me laugh, you made me cry (Ok I may be taking a little poetic license here), you made me hope I do as well in the Zombie Apocalypse. I'm glad you stayed together and worked out all those pesky marital problems while being totally kick-ass zombie killers, And finally, I hope that you get your happy ever after in that dark corner of Jesse Petersen's brain, because you definitely have one in mi ...more
Dale
Jul 31, 2013 Dale rated it liked it
Shelves: zombie
I did like this book but i was missing the humor from the first books in this series. This book took a very serious turn and also brought back the relationship issues from the first book with the funny parts. I did not like that. The story however was decent. Not the most fleshed out plot but decent read. Bottom line easy read thats not terrible but lacks the humor appeal from the previous books in this series.
Ang
Feb 20, 2013 Ang rated it liked it
Well, how to rate this. I love Jesse Petersen's work. I loved the rest of this series. I was so excited to read this and even though I enjoyed it, it felt rushed. Especially in the end. There could have been so much more to this. Even the comical parts were lacking. Not that it didn't have the humor, it did, it just wasn't delivered like the other books. I still enjoyed the story. Just wish it had more juice to it.
Belinda
Jul 06, 2013 Belinda rated it really liked it
Tossing up between 4 & 4.5 stars for this. I love, love, LOVE this series! The interplay between the characters is hilarious and they are flawed in real world ways. The conclusion to this series sees Sarah and dave trying to enjoy the quiet life but that's never going to happen! We see the return of many characters from previous books which I found 'convenient'. Can they cure the zombie plague from outside the government wall?
Mikki
Jan 23, 2013 Mikki rated it really liked it
I have to say, I eagerly awaited this book. I absolutely loved the first three in the series so I figured this would be a slam-dunk for me. Unfortunately it was not so. It seemed shorter than the previous three books, almost rushed, in a way. I don't feel I can criticize too much because I have never poured my heart and soul into a work for public consumption, but, the book left me wanting a little bit more. Regardless, I am very much looking forward to her new book!
Jennifer Marsh
Jul 19, 2013 Jennifer Marsh rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Though I am so sad to see it end, it left me with a satisfied feeling which isn't always true with some book series I've read. I'll be moving on to her other books now. I love Jesse's writing style and snarky dialogue. I won't do any spoilers here, but I will say that this series is awesome and definitely worth the read!
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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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Other Books in the Series

Living With the Dead (4 books)
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