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Empty Bodies

(Empty Bodies #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  1,281 ratings  ·  157 reviews
In a single moment, everything changes…

Hundreds of thousands of people suddenly collapse, leaving their friends and loved ones behind, terrified and confused.

Moments later, the fallen rise, and the survivors become the hunted.

***WARNING*** Empty Bodies is meant for mature audiences only. It features foul language and graphic descriptions of violence and death. Please p
Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published February 1st 2015 by Zellwood Press
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May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just As Sweet 🧟‍♀️

We are onboard for the zombie apocalypse viewed through the point of view of three heroes.

We have Will who is at the office when things go sideways. His journey is to get home to his beloved parents.

Next we have Jessica who’s working at her gym when the world goes to hell. She also have parents.

And finally, there’s Gabriel. He was on a flight home to his wife and daughter when his plane crashes. Except for a child, he is the only survivor.

Other characters are also here, filling
It happened in an instant. One minute all was well and the next, all Hell broke loose. Millions died only to rise again, and they are hungry for meat, live meat. The survival of those still alive is perilous and three people, unknown to each other, miles apart will each begin a torturous and terrifying quest to survive.

Zach Bohannon’s filled my craving for a good zombie read and once again proves that regular people, just like us CAN find the will to survive against all odds, including humans w
Marylin J. Shaikh
Mar 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Typos and poor grammar.

A limited vocabulary seriously hampers this book.
Also a lack of anatomical knowledge - when a bullet hits in the shoulder " just below the collarbone" there are no organs to miss.
It's "TRAITOR" not "Trader" and "Conscience" not "Conscious."
Small errors such as these ruin a book!
Just not a book that grabs attention......
Jason Thomas
I really struggle with giving lower reviews to independent authors. I believe in helping said fledgling community to thrive. After all, a mans got to earn a crust, right?

That said, apocalypse zombie fiction is not even a dime a dozen, more like a dime for several hundred. So if you're gonna throw your hat in the ring in that genre, it's not even about bringing your A game. It's about finding some tiny little nugget of originality and exploiting the crap out of it.

Think in terms of going out to b
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

Will, Gabriel, Dylan, Jessica, and Melissa are survivors of a mysterious virus that has turned others into zombies a.k.a. "The Empties". Will they be able to survive the zombies? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was a pretty amazing read! If you are fans of zombie fiction, you will enjoy this. Be sure to look for this book on Amazon and wherever ebooks are sold.
Brian Manville
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopia
In my opinion, if you're going to write a zombie novel, you're going to have to bring something fresh to the table. Not only is the zombie genre a well-worn path, it is a literary rut 3 feet deep and five feet wide. I will admit that this is a difficult task, and credit goes to Zach Bohannon for attempting to be different.

To start, he implies that the Rapture has happened, leaving behind soulless bodies that torment those remaining behind. As a Christian, I will admit that I'd never thought of t
Jennifer Collins
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bohannon's Empty Bodies is a fast-paced tale of a post-apocalyptic world where perceptions are constantly changing, characters are pushed from day-to-day-normality into survival mode, and strangers become the greatest confidantes. The book sucks readers in with page one, and as a new take on so-called zombies, it immediately turns into a fun and entertaining read. The characters are engaging, Bohannon's writing is well worth the time, and the story itself is frighteningly believable.

All together
Seby Bell
Apr 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting story but poorly written

I read the entire book but there were spots where I was left feeling distanced from the characters. The writing started off pretty good and gradually slid downhill, as if, perhaps the editor just gave up. The writing became stilted, the phrasing awkward. The book would be much improved by a good editor, but I'm still somewhat curious to see what happens next.
Aug 28, 2016 rated it liked it

Nothing new as for zombie books, but pretty exciting. Lots of action and violence. And, of course, your obligatory jerk that wants to rule what is left of the world. Good characters.
Apr 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
Horribly written

Easily one of the worst books I have ever read. Save yourself time and a headache and just skip this one, it is truly awful.
Hans Kerrinckx
May 29, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
What a bunch of bullshit, poorly written enervrend and no plot. Who is the fool: the writer or person (me) who bought the whole series (five books) at once. Good thing thery were only $ 1 / book.
Jan 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Poorly written wish fulfillment. Reads like it was written by a 17 year old.
David Delaney
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Zach has written a great post apocalyptic story with strong characters that are relatable and have depth. Whoever the reader out there may be, you're sure to find a character that best describes you. I found myself walking in the shoes of a number of the characters and this is the signs of a good book. The action is well paced throughout and the story keeps you interested in turning those pages until the end.

This is book one in a series and I truly look forward to seeing what happens next!
Dec 25, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There's just so much wrong with this book.
I looked Bohannon up and he seems like an earnest guy putting his hours in at his craft, but he really shouldn't have published this. This is one if those books you write, share with your nearest and dearest, and put in a trunk while you move onto better things. Maybe you look back on it with a certain nostalgia when you're older and more successful. I really can't see how this could possibly be good for his career.
Aug 08, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombielovin
Terrible Terrible TERRIBLE!
I should have read the reviews on this one, they were right. I would give this less if i could. The author had plenty of time to go back and fix grammar and spelling but obviously chose not to. It made reading a challenge so I gave up. Anybody else, read the bad reviews, they are true.
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book with a lot of action! Doesn't pull a lot from Walking Dead which is a relief. I like that the characters have to make a decision within makes the characters more relatable. Highly recommend the book! I'm looking forward to reading Zach's next book, The Witness. ...more
Nov 02, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Empty Bodies is the first book in a zombie apocalypse series by Zach Bohannon. It centers around three main characters: Will, Jessica, and Gabriel. The book begins by briefly introducing these characters then gets down to the good stuff right away. People everywhere begin coughing, dying, then reanimating into what the characters call "Empties". This was a pretty typical zombie novel. There isn't really anything to distinguish it from The Walking Dead other than the method of infection. It's not ...more
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Just like the rest of the meh zombie apocalypse books.

Yet another zombie apocalypse book. The whole genre seems full to bursting with these tales, and we are at the point that none are original. Empty Bodies was written, well ok, nothing sparkling. The story itself was so run of the mill, and nothing that will make me pick up the next instalment.
Amy Webster-Bo
Oct 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing
i really liked the first book, i am hoping to read the other books in the series. and i hope they are just as good
Mark Heath
Jun 14, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Good start. to the series
Dec 03, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
***WARNING*** This book is NOT for the zombie aficionado.

Where to begin: This book lacked the attention to detail and depth and character development required to really draw you in to the characters. The women portrayed?...weak. Simple errors. The relative numbers of zombies did not correspond to the relative number of people that would have been around on a work day during the week. Not sure exactly how zombies can FLAY their arms in the air like college girls dancing at a nightclub (Bobby Fla
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to 'end of the world' stories, I have to read them. Whether it's pandemics, EMPs or zombies, I have no resistance. Over all, I really enjoyed this book. I don't usually nitpick books but I did have one little issue with this story. One of the protagonists in the story is trapped in an airplane bathroom. I know the author had to come up with a weapon for the character. But I can speak from experience that there's no room in one of those bathrooms. You're lucky if you can turn around ...more
May 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Empty Bodies wasn't bad, but it wasn't really good either. The novel has a goodly amount of grammatical/basic errors and sadly lacks the excitement that comes along with zombie-themed books.

There is a lot of overlapping in actions and thoughts by the characters that keep any of them from becoming individualized any further than their physical description. A few examples are; scraping their knees, vomiting a lot, crying and breaking down, and getting severe injuries but pulling through to fight.
Will Decker
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
This has to be one of the most poorly written zombie stories that I've ever read. The author miss-uses words, doesn't know how to develop characters, and makes numerous mistakes regarding weapons from putting a knife in a holster to using guns. It's like reading a story written by a second grader with a bit of imagination, but no experience in the delivery. I found myself laughing at times over the poor attempt to write an apocalyptic tale. No more by this author! ...more
Jane Balke Andersen
Did not finish.

The style of writing did not engage me. The writing is very pedestrian, lacks an interesting use of vocabulary, had grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. I couldn’t finish it. Giving up at 43%. I tried. I was interested in some of the characters and that kept me going for a while, but there’s nothing new or interesting being added to this zombie genre here.
Doreen Morelli
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A lot of Action

A quick read and a lot of people who have to make life or death snap decisions. It never ceases to amaze me how people handle themselves when terror and tragedy are added to the days "to do list". This novel lets you view it from the eyes of a child.
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was in the mood for a nice straight forward book without a lot of deep meaning. This fit the bill for a quick but satisfying zombie book. I liked it and will probably be reading the follow on when it comes out.
Colette Hayman
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Zach Bohannon what a writer!

I started reading this book at 11:00 pm intending only to read a couple chapters, well it's 2:39a.m. I read the whole book! could not put it down. Great story line looking forward to the next installment.
maryland farmer
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Good book

I am a fan of The Walking Dead and to me this book was a lot like that. I couldn't put it down.
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