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The Death Doll

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Didi was once the darling of the porn industry, baring it all for the world on the silver screen.

Then came the zombie apocalypse.

Two years later, she’s killing every flesh-eating corpse in her path to protect a group of unlikely survivors in northwest Iowa. Unfortunately, she hides a terrifying secret that threatens every life she defends. For nothing left on Earth that
Kindle Edition, 379 pages
Published September 30th 2016 by Brian P. White
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These aren't the droids you're looking for.

More specifically, they aren't the zombies I'm looking for. But they may very well work for you. In the interests of remembering and for other future readers, I'll elaborate.

It starts off with a farm couple hiding in their cornfield (such a good place to hide) as their house has been overrun by zombies. They were apparently doing reasonably well until they welcomed a pair of travelers into their house. The farmwife, Paula, is seething. Just as they're s
kartik narayanan
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Death Doll is a good start to a zombie series with a unique twist.

The author has chosen to make this book more about people and less about zombies. There are plenty of zombies, no worries there. It is just that the plot and the characters are what make this book tick along. And the zombies are like a backdrop to all that's happening; they are influential in the sense that their presence sets the context for the story and plot points. This is the sort of writing that makes a story based aroun
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
DNF @ 39%

Unfortunately, this one is just not working for me. The characters have been driving me crazy since the beginning of the book. I thought that if I listened a bit longer they might grow on me a bit but that hasn't been the case. I do like the work of the narrator. I think that I am just not the right reader for this book.

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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
****4.25 Mega Zombie Stars****

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I went through a fad where I read zombie book after zombie book until I found not one more book that I thought I would enjoy. I thought I wiped out all the books in the genre. Well, that is until Mr. White approached me to read and review The Death Doll.

I have to be honest and didn't think I was going to like this book at first but wow...was I wrong. I instantly was hooked and
Laura Thomas
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Death Doll takes place two years after the zombie apocalypse went down. Now, bands of survivors struggle to survive the desolation.

One band is lead by Didi. In her previous life she was a porn star and looks the part. Statuesque and voluptuous, don’t let her looks deceive you. She’s a force to be reckoned with. Her mission. Provide for the community and keep everyone alive, at all costs. And the costs are high. The zombies aren’t the only thing they have to worry about. Other survivors want
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not another zombie apocalypse book, right? This one is worth your time! I am always glad to find books that do things differently and this book does it for me. Didi was very different and I think that made to books more fun to read. If you like zombie apocalypse books, you have to check this one out! * I received this book from the author---this is my honest review*
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
My original The Death Doll audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

The Death Doll is an exquisite story that brings new heights the world of flesh-eating zombies and the apocalypse!  Didi was a beautiful Adult Movie Entertainer and she made quite an impression!  She was very well known!  Now she is known as Death Doll and is feared by many because of her ability to coldly dispatch humans and zombies alike.  But her career as an Adult Porn Entertainer is not her only s
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are a fan of the zombie horror genre and like your stories with a bit of an edge and on the mysterious side, I think you will find listening to “The Death Doll” worth your time and credit. The book in many ways is similar to others I have listened too in the zombie category, yet the author weaves in some new and different concepts making the book feel fresh and different. This book reminded me of another we have reviewed titled “The Last Zombie Ocean” by Michael John Grist. It appears tha ...more
Lo Potter
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Matthew Burroughs
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Death Doll by Brian P White is a horror survival thriller, tackling the subject of zombies. Being a “zombie” is fairly vague as sometimes it’s a disease, other times it’s the literal dead being brought back requiring a strange “double kill” from the survivors, lest they become part of the horde. For this one it appears to be caused by disease, but the crisis isn’t nearly as important as the life of the survivors. We join the story almost in a sense of “in progress” as a group of survivors th ...more
Chizelle  Otta
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it

Not the usual blood sucking, gore, neck biting zombie story.

Brilliantly written.

Death Doll is an exciting read, I must say. Though what I actually expected (the usual zombie apocalypse story) wasn't exactly what the author portrayed. There was more.

At first I thought, 'where are the zombies?'

The story begins with Paula's life two years after the apocalypse. Her point of view gradually spiralled interestingly with the introduction of the side characters and then the protagonist Didi. I had no i
Mike Foley
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombie
I have to admit the premise captured my eye right off but I was skeptical that it would be a generic zombie story. A former adult film star named Didi trying to save others during the apocalypse? I knew right then that it would be a social commentary on expectations and classism and that's only a part of what makes this book worth 5 stars in my opinion.
Besides the humble, snarky and badass heroine, the other characters are solid and enjoyable with good character growth. White introduces you to
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you are tired of the cliche zombie books, this is the book you want to pick up! No seriously.

Didi is amazing. She is kick ass and I really enjoyed reading about her. This book is fast paced and kept moving right along. It's not your typical zombie book. The writing style, the character development it's all really good. I like how things were thought out, you can tell that White actually thought about things and didn't just regurgitate what so many other zombie apocalypse books have done - co
Stacey Carroll
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Death Doll is a 245 page zombie thriller by Brian P. White. The main characters Didi, Paula, Isaac, Sean, Pepe and Rachelle are memorable. Through each page, you can see how they cope with their circumstances and the world and protect each other from the ongoing zombie apocalypse.

While most zombie books are nothing but fight the zombies and survive, this book offers more. It shows you the inner thoughts and inner personal relationships between the characters as they cope and share and hide secre
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A copy of this book was generously provided by the author for an honest review.

Death Dolls is a unique novel about zombie apocalypse. Most zombie novels are mostly "concentrated" on the zombies itself than the characters. I love how the author talks about the characters back story- their hopes and fears creating well balanced characters that had life before the apocalypse and they didn't just stumble upon it. I'm not really a fan of zombie apocalyptic books because it's mostly about gore and b
Sarah Porter raymond
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m not a fan of the ‘Walking Dead,’ nor am I a fan of what could be classified as, the ‘Horror’ Genre. Imagine my surprise, when I found myself enjoying, “The Death Doll.” In fact, I couldn’t wait until I was able to pick up the book and continue reading. I laughed, I cried, and at times, I had to remind myself to breathe. If you are looking for a book that isn’t your normal “zombie,” read, I highly recommend reading, “The Death Doll.” You won’t be disappointed; in fact, you’ll be anxiously wai ...more
S.K. Gregory
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A group of survivors get help from a mystery woman called Didi during the zombie apocalypse but they soon discover they have bigger things to worry about. There was a diverse cast and some memorable characters it did take me a while to get to grips with the large cast, but it was a worthwhile read. I would recommend it.
Carrie Weston
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, Death Doll. I loved it!

Didi is special. Special enough to lead a band of survivors in an apocalyptic world infested with flesh eating zombies.

This book is a well written tale of adventure with a slight twist of horror and a deep underlining root of faith. I found this book a joy to read. It was interesting and full of twists.

This is no normal zombie book – I highly recommend it!
Nolcha Fox
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Death Doll is a whole new approach to the zombie apocalypse. Who knew a zombie could be a good guy, well, woman, who wanted to save survivors? And the apocalypse didn’t always bring out the best in the survivors. This book was packed with plenty of surprises, and was a study in what is really important in life.
Lance Lumley
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This book has a unique twist on the normal zombie characters, along with wonderfully written dialog among the characters that made this book very enjoyable. This is a book that fans of zombies/apocalyptic tales need to check out, especially if looking for a newer aspect of a zombie character. The book has mystery, some action, and plenty of banter between the characters that keep the pages moving.
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Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading the book Deathdoll . I am not ones for zombies but this had my interest . The writer Brian White gives you a seen from the other side . The fight within us .our faith,trust and love other. I recommend this one for your next read.
Apr 25, 2019 is currently reading it
Book is amazing really makes you imagination take off very different than other zombie books I've read, my daughter read it loved it I'm on chapter 8 can't wait for the sequal
Kathleen Kuenzle
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
And they say nothing interesting happens in Iowa. It does. Great read!
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an edge-of-your-seat zombie apocalypse book, but with a heck of a plot twist. Gear up for the a fighting for survival literally and otherwise. This book shows a cast of characters from all walks of like who clash terribly, and the reader is left wondering if the worst enemy are the zombies or those left alive. It's a great read if you are looking for high conflict, and high character development.
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book and I don't even like zombie books.
Mya Taylor
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Post-Apocalyptic Survival

Is there any room left for faith when the world as you know it has come to an end? As a huge fan of The Walking Dead, I was excited to read a new take on this genre. What I encountered was a well-written story about survival and one woman’s unusual plight to preserve humanity at all costs; to her own detriment. Gritty, desperate, and lovable characters pull you deep into the action and somewhere along the journey, God and their determination to survive—collide. You'll wa
Jeff Fuller
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Death Doll by Brian White (4 Stars) is an entertaining story. Very unique character and a very good and different story than the typical zombie stories I had read previously. It was well written, good character development, good plot development and not once did I have to scratch my head trying to figure out what was happening to this person or that person or what was happening here or there. Very clear. Good and easy to follow. Good interesting character particularly Didi who I feel is a fo ...more
Mary Bernsen
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was an awesome story, packed with action and a fresh twist on the zombie genre. A kick-ass heroine who's technically dead, but dedicated to protecting the living? Genius. I loved how she clung to her remaining humanity for dear life, yet was perfectly honest with herself about the struggle her unique position presented her with. She wasn't a martyr to her circumstance, she owned it. If the story had been solely focused on her, I think it would've been a total home run. To me, she was the on ...more
Angie Gallion
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Imagine my surprise when I started reading Brian White’s The Death Doll and discovered a zombie with a soul. Beyond that, I found a very well-thought-out and executed piece of apocalypse fiction. I was completely drawn into the much larger story White was creating, about faith and humanity and integrity. D.D. and Cody and their band of survivors have carved out a small piece of the world where humanity still exists. His characters are well rounded and complex and White does a nice job of leading ...more
Eric Barnum
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I just read The Death Doll. I love the zombie genre. If you watched The Walking Dead but grew tired of Rick's shenanigans or the pricks at Terminus and wondered, "Why aren't there any groups actually making it work?" then you'll enjoy White's take on TEOTWAWKI the Zombie Edition. This story follows a group of survivors, the rules they have for a community (which makes a lot more sense than how most of these come together courtesy of the Hollywood Trope-omatic), and how they cope with survival wh ...more
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