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The Living

(The Immune #5)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  727 ratings  ·  53 reviews
The stand-alone sequel to David Kazzie’s bestselling IMMUNE series…

Thirteen years have passed since the Medusa plague wiped out nearly 99 percent of the world’s population and pushed humanity to the brink of extinction.

Climate change triggered by nuclear skirmishes in the last fevered days of civilization decimated agriculture and livestock, and the hardened survivors
Kindle Edition, 365 pages
Published May 8th 2017
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J.P. Cane
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, dystopian
The Living is a worthy follow up to The Immune. We leap ahead 13 years to find Rachel Fisher
surviving, but only that, in a community in Nebraska. With so much of humanity dead, food supplies dwindling, and crops failing, there is little to hope for. Especially since any babies that are born soon die, succumbing to the Medusa virus. But one child has survived--Rachel's son, Will. Now 11 years old, Will, for many, is special, a sign of hope that there is a future to be had. And that makes him very
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I needed more! I desperately searched for more books on this series! David Kazzie - I need more!
Ignored everything and read this straight through!
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved the first Immune books. I really liked Adam and was disappointed that he was killed off early in this book. Its a very depressing book of gloom and doom. Not much hope out there. I wasn't a fan of the ending of this book. I feel like there should be more. Maybe another book will come out. ...more
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review by 2shay..........

It’s thirteen years later, since the last page of The Immune. The world is more brutal than what we last saw. Much more. During the Medusa virus outbreak, several countries felt threatened by enemies, and launched nuclear attacks, causing a weather calamity. Crops failed, livestock and game died from lack of food. The food crisis is extreme. There are those who will kill for a single meal.

This is the world that Dr. Adam Fisher must navigate after rescuing his daughter, R
Tracy Neu
I give this book 2.5 stars. This book has a lot of problems. Its a hot mess, and really annoying. Did no one edit it, or even read it before publishing? The story isn’t bad. I enjoyed the four previous books, that’s why I felt I had to finish it. There are glaring errors and contradictions everywhere in this book. An example, they are in a car, driving from Lincoln, NE to Denver. The book states, the car goes no faster than 30 mph, so they drove 400 miles in 10 hours (page 253, I actually looked ...more
Aly Wayne
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Trying to like this more

This book finishes the Immune story. It starts 13 years after book 4 ends. We find out how Rachel is immune and has a child. This is where the story’s timeline falls apart. Better editing and proofreading could have made this a great finale to the Immune story. Timeline mistakes happen several times and change several characters backstory within single chapters. If you can ignore these glaring errors, it’s a great read. I wish they had taken the time to get these glaring
Laurie Cook
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Devil in the details

Sooo much post-apocalyptic realism here...I think most of us who wonder with secret longing about what life would be like in a world with far fewer people, imagine it to be an adventure, with less stress in many ways. This story is nothing like that. The authors clearly put a lot of thought into what such a world would be like and it is not pretty. This book was very enjoyable but be sure to read the Immune first.
Janet Kirsten
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book certainly lived up to being the sequel to The Immune Omnibus. After the virus almost totally destroys the world, those who remain, who are the "living" have to face so many more challenges than they originally thought. The heroine, who has the only child who appears to be immune to the virus and lives to be a young boy becomes a target and the Mom's struggle to keep him safe becomes a true struggle. Amazing author uses emotions about as well as any other author I've read. The ending, a ...more
Jennifer Ford
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the sequel to David Kazzie’s post-apocalyptic thriller The Immune. I really enjoyed this journey which begins a decade after the Medusa virus wiped out >90% of the population. Again, he shows the horrors that mankind inflict upon each other and the struggles that would be encountered by trying to survive in this dead new world. I had a hard time putting this book down and can’t wait for more from David Kazzie.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great follow-up to The Immune. In The Living, David Kazzie shows us how much pure grit and determination can count for in one person's quest to protect the one she loves. Recommended for readers of The Immune who want to know what kind of world developed in the wake of that story, as well as anyone looking for a story about someone fighting back against man's darkest impulses after civilization has fallen. ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Truthfully, I didn't actually completely finish this one, I've got about 25% left, but I've put the book down so long now that I've forgotten whats going on in it. I do know that I did enjoy it, I just got tired of that particular drama, the stuff that happened I wasn't ready for and didn't particularly want to happen, then I started reading a string of easy fluff happily ever after books and didn't feel like going back to it. ...more
♥ Marlene♥
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
So glad that there was another book with a kind of ending. This book begins 13 years after the events that happened in the other books and I again enjoyed it. A very quick and fun read.

Why I have the need to read books like this while we are now in the coronavirus times where here in my country the restaurants and bars have been closed for a while and life is so different for many a people.
I know! Probably because I can now think it is not that bad. Look what could have happened! LOL
John Slater
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Living

I loved these two books by David Kazzie. It was nonstop action, and never lagged in the middle like some books. I would recommend it to anyone who likes post apocalyptic stories. The only thing I wish was different is that I would have liked an epilogue explaining what happened to Rachel and WilI. I give the book five stars because it really was an exciting book. I hope he writes another in this series.
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book

I love apocalypse books that don’t have zombies and this whole story from book one to this one has been incredible reading. I love the fact the author has wrote this book a decade after the virus wiped out most of humanity. It’s interesting to see how they were living/surviving. Brilliant book brilliant read. Highly recommend
Paul Madsen
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Post Apocalyptic tale worthy of your time

Rachel survives 13 years of brutal life raising her 11 year old son in world without other children. Other groups what her son but a mother much protect him and make tough choices along the way. This thriller and the rest of the story would make a great flick on the big screen.
Sara Bent
Nov 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Great read

These books were very good the “I cant put it down” kinda of book. The only thing I did not like was the views and disrespect of God. Also the swearing using Gods name and Jesus name. Otherwise extremely well written book. I give 5 stars even though the software only let me give one.
Doris Wood
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you for leaving out the zombies.

Very much enjoyed this series. Characters and story line were great. My favorite is there were no zombies. I love this genre, but every story depends on the zombies and gore. Thank you, Mr. Kazzie for proving that those two elements are not a necessary part of apocalyptic America.
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
End of series

This book was so depressing. Somehow it’s easier to read about a world wide plague than about the endless deaths of characters you’ve come to know. I liked the first 4 books much better.
Susan Tydings
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first 4-books I read in a special 500+ page volume, No sense of forcing myself to plod through the pages.It was packed with action.A horrific worldwide pandemic was wiping out society.I was captivatedh with the very first page of Immune. Even though the genre and storyline have been written about many, many times in the past 20 years, this seem to have a different mission, I was engaged with the author and really didn’t want for the story to end. I was excited to know that there was a sequel ...more
Sharon Abrams
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really good book, but I did not like the ending. Maybe leaving room for another book to be written? So many unanswered questions!

Such a good book but I didn't like the ending. Maybe leaving room f.or another book to be written? So many unanswered questions!
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I hope there will be more to come

Great book to fill out the last one because why would you want a happy ending? I enjoyed the grim reality within the story. And I could feel Racheal's all consuming maternal love for her son. Look forward to more.
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Don't really know why it took me so long to finish this. It's a really good story following Rachel and life after the outbreak. There is so many great twists to this story. Although the ending was a little bit open ended it gives you a chance to imagine what you want. ...more
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I just loved this series and David Kazzie does not disappoint in the sequel which is fast-paced with solid characters and lots of shocks and surprises, twists and turns. I wasn't really satisfied with the ending, but I'm hoping there will be more to the story to tie up the loose ends. ...more
Carol Reeves
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is the second book in a series that give me hope for the future of our world. Immunity to a worldwide plague that was manufactured by madmen and the resulting struggles of those who remain ends healthy proposals to go on.
Anne Markowski
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little slow in the beginning better quickly

The last book started many years in the future's once you caught up fast moving story you did not know which character was the good guy.
Tonya Love
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome series...

Very well written series, kept me turning pages that's for sure. Loved some of these characters and this story will stick with me for a long while. Thanks Mr. Kazzie, I really enjoyed your work.!
Hollie Lee
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harrowing tale

There was a lot of action in this book. It definitely will keep you flipping through the pages to see what happens next and what fate has in store for Rachel, Will and the others.
Ken Sircy
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great follow-up to the Immune

Really enjoyed this follow- up. Good continuation of the story and good character development. The action scenes are very easy to visualize as well.
Diane Van Dusen
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Enjoyed this book very much. I really hope there are more in this series to come. I particularly enjoy this genre and this series is one of the best. In fact would make a really great NETFLIX series.
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