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The Zombie Apocalypse doesn’t start in America, China or Europe. It begins in our own backyard; Sydney, Australia.

It’s 2019 and the annual Zombie Horde Parade is about to commence in Sydney. Instead of the usual cast of jovial participants in fancy dress, the Sydney City CBD is inundated by a horde of zombies flooding out from the underground train station in Hyde Park and
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ebook, 229 pages
Published January 23rd 2014 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Beau Johnston
Feb 14, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
When I wrote this story, I wanted it to be unique. Ignoring the fact that the book is about zombies, I’ve tried to keep the story as realistic as possible.

Sleep With One Eye Open is set in Australia, providing a rarely used background for my story. To keep things interesting I incorporated Australia's very strict gun control and gun ownership laws. This means the main character is unlikely to stumble across the caches of high-powered (and often military grade) firearms that appear in other book
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Pierre
First, the wildlife of Australia wants you dead!
Now the zombies join in the fun!

A survivalist guide to getting the hell out of Sydney, Australia, and traveling the Central Coast to find less deadly pastures, hopefully.

John is a survival and martial arts expert. He gets caught up in the outbreak in Sydney and he needs to get moving to save his skin. He will live through several adventures going north to find his family. Along the way, he explains a lot of what is needed to make it through the zom
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Colleen
May 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror, zombies
I've been trying to mix up the zombie repertoire--and the last two I read were set in Spain and Ireland, so in this one Australia got a bit more dangerous.

This looks self-published and there were formatting things that drove me nuts so maybe it's the printer's fault or something. Also a discovery! Periods following question marks officially drive me insane--I wasn't even aware that was a possibility. "....?". is an abomination.

Well how does Australia feature in my tropes checklist?

1) Police &a
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Frances Hampton
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombie
I had a hard time with one part of this book, which is where it lost a star. John, the hero of the book, didn't grasp the zombie attack in a totally believable way for me. Actually neither did the kids on the ferry. John is intelligent, he is a survivor because he has worked at learning to survive, he knows exactly what to get from the provision store. The kids on the ferry were in the zombie horde parade. This tells me they are zombie knowledgeable. Yet none of them grasped what was happening a ...more
Lisa
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, zombies
Wow. What an amazing twist on the classic zombie tale. Very similar in a lot of ways to Night of the Living Dead, in that it's just a man using his wits to defeat the ghouls.

The main character John appears at first glance emotionless and stolid, but as the book progresses you see more and more of his underlying goodness and morals.

Being set in Australia means the action feels very close to home, and also very believable which gives you extra chills up your spine. I can't wait to visit the places
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Ashlee Pilgrim
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great read. If anyone is keen on Zombies, how to kill/maim a zombie and how to survive a zombie apocalypse " Sleep with one eye open" is awesome. It's fast paced, action packed and is true with fight scenes and prepping. You won't find a fully automatic weapon of mass destruction at your disposal, just raw instinct. I loved following the lead character through the twists and turns of the first book (" Sleep with one eye open") and can't wait to see what happens in the sequel. Coul ...more
Ed Pope
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombie
A friend recommended this book to me because of the realistic way it is written. I loved reading it and recommend it to anyone who likes zombie stories. As well as being resourceful and clever; the main character is believable and likable.
Dave Smith
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombie, zombies, horror
This is the best zombie book I have read. The author's written a frighteningly realistic depiction of what would happen if the zombie apocalypse started in Australia.

This story actually made me feel uneasy and still plays on my mind.
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I have been an avid fan of horror stories since early childhood. It didn't matter if the story came from books, comics or movies, as long as it was dark. My favourite stories were the tales that sounded like they might actually be true. As I entered my teenage years, the local library and video store featured among my regular haunts.

Since my mid-teens, I have studied a variety of martial arts and
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