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The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
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Apr 03, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011-read, kindlepurchase2011, physical-owned, signed-copy, 2014-read, audiobook
Read in January, 2014

Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Kindle/Paperback/Brilliance)
Overall Rating 5.00
Story Rating 5.00
Character Rating 5.00

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The First Days by Rhiannon Frater was even better the 2nd time around. I stand by my 5 and give it an additional "WTG" star for staying great on reread!

NOTE: I picked this up because of Ashley, The Bookish Brunette. She was right this book sticks with you and that is a good thing!

What I Loved: Realism! I wish there was a way to accurately describe just how realistic The First Days truly was. From the moment the story begins until the Epilogue, everything read like a true account of what it was to run into the Zombie Apocalypse. It brought up a million questions: What would you do? How would you react? Could you make it through? Could you do what was needed to survive? Each character (major and minor) gave you a glimpse into so many facets of surviving that sometimes you forgot this was a work of fiction. There were small fractions of humor mixed into the story but it was macabre and gut-wrenching overall. I was literally trying to read faster to figure out who was going to survive, how they were going to do it, and how this little society was going to grow. This was a read in one day book with very little "take a break" time.

Creepy Baby Fingers I swear that opening sequence is one of the best out there. It has always stuck with me but listening to it on audio made it just a little more horrifically brilliant.

Audio Thoughts:
Narrated By Cassandra Campbell / Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins

I am a fan of Cassandra and she does an excellent job with The First Days. I had to get over my preconceived notions of how Katie and Jenni sounded but I think that had to do with me having already the books. I do know as the series went on (I have listened to them all) now I hear both exactly the way Cassandra delivers them!

Final Thoughts I just loved every minute of this story.
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Kate I am totally heading over to Audible right this minute!

TheGeekyBlogger I love Cassandra but I haven't heard her do anything dark before. She so pulled this off!

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