Audiobook Review: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater

Posted April 3, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 11 Comments

Audiobook Review: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon FraterSource: Audiobook Review, Kindle Purchase, Physical Book Purchase, Provided by Brilliance

Format: Audiobook

Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins

Date Read: January 2014

Genre: Horror, Zombie

Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick butt heroines and the men who love them. A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins—finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them. Fighting to Survive won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The first book in the As the World Dies trilogy, The First Days also won the Dead Letter Award and was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. Tor Books began bringing this series to a wider audience with the Spring 2011 publication of The First Days.

More Information:
Publisher: Brilliance Audio, Tor
Series: As The World Dies #2

Also by this author: The First Days, Siege, Dead Spots
Also in this series: The First Days, Siege

My-Thoughts Listened to the audio for the first time/Reread of the Story. I have updated my review with audio thoughts and 2nd time reading thoughts!

Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Kindle/Paperback/Brilliance)
Overall Rating 4.75
Story Rating 4.75
Character Rating 4.75
Zombie Gore—AWESOME!

Audio Rating: 4.25 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater also stood the reread test. Just as good the 2nd time around! Original Review What I Loved: When I started the book I was worried about the “middle book” syndrome but this book suffered from none of that! The characters were just what I remembered! I loved reading their survival story. Fighting to Survive was packed full of moments that made me cry, characters that made me cheer, characters that made me mad, and most of all I was mad at the end that I didn’t have book 3! That is actually a good thing….

What I Liked: The whole Hotel scene was done really well but boy did it floor me. I was just not expecting some of the things that went down. The other part that I liked I don’t want to go into—let’s just say the dealing with the past was done really well.

Complaints: No book 3 in my hands LOL

Updated Thoughts: Can I just say how glad I was I had the 3rd book this time around when I was doing the reread. Plus that whole hotel scene still a gutter! It will gut you people, gut you!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Cassandra Campbell /Running Time 12 hrs and 55 mins

I am totally invested in Cassandra’s narration. She is nailing the tough scenes (and there are a few). Her male voices are pretty good too (even my boy Juan). Good Job!

Final Thought:I really recommend this series to anyone who is riding the Zombie Craze. It is one of the better done series out there with a good combo of character development and zombie action.  

FTC Disclosure

Overall Rating
4.5 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
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11 responses to “Audiobook Review: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater

  1. Is this one part of her As the World Dies Trilogy? I have read all her other books and I keep putting off that series, I guess I am a bit chicken and now I am wondering about the hotel scene!

    • This is part 2. I think it is on the level of gruesome as Pretty when she Dies. There is some gore but honestly it is more about the people. Some of the people are TWISTED though.

  2. I keep meaning to read something by this author. So many of my blogger friends love her and she writes the greatest guests posts.