Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry
Narrator: Brian Hutchinson
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
Date Read: March 2015
Genre: Dystopian, YA
Reeling from the tragic events of Dust & Decay, Benny Imura and his friends plunge deep into the zombie-infested wastelands of the great Rot & Ruin. Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong journey through a fierce wilderness that was once America, searching for the jet they saw in the skies months ago. If that jet exists then humanity itself must have survived…somewhere. Finding it is their best hope for having a future and a life worth living.
But the Ruin is far more dangerous than any of them can imagine. They are hunted by fierce animals escaped from zoos and circuses. They must raid zombie-infested towns for food and medical supplies. They discover the very real truth in the old saying: In the Rot & Ruin…everything wants to kill you.
And what is happening to the zombies? Swarms of them are coming from the east, devouring everything in their paths. These zoms are different. Faster, smarter, infinitely more dangerous. Has the zombie plague mutated, or is there something far more sinister behind this new invasion of the living dead?
In Flesh & Bone, Benny Imura, Nix Riley, Lou Chong and Lilah the Lost Girl are pitted against dangers greater than anything they've ever faced. To survive, each of them must rise to become the warriors Tom trained them to be.
Publisher: Recorded Books, Simon and Schuster
Series: Benny Imura #3
Also by this author: Dead of Night, The Dragon Factory, V-Wars, The King of Plagues, Fall of Night br> br>
Also in this series: Fire & Ash
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Read/Listened for Fun (Hardcover/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Dang that epilogue–Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry made me cry—AGAIN!
Overall Thoughts:Jonathan Maberry is one of those writers that I adore. He writes stories that make you scream, laugh, and cry. Even though this is a YA series, the teenagers seem to have a better world view than the adults. There is a little angst but overall this is a world where you have people to root for. I would never survive the Zombie Apocalypse.
Narrated By Brian Hutchinson / Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
I really enjoy Brian’s narration of this series. He is great at hitting all the different emotions and character moments.
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