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As a prisoner in one of the most brutal facilities imaginable, Shane Bridge thought that he'd seen it all. Surrounded by murderers, rapists, gangstersand paedophiles, Shane had managed to survive his three years in one piece. With parole just around the corner, and his wife and daughter at home awaitinghis return, Shane has high-hopes for the future.When a new inmate is brAs a prisoner in one of the most brutal facilities imaginable, Shane Bridge thought that he'd seen it all. Surrounded by murderers, rapists, gangstersand paedophiles, Shane had managed to survive his three years in one piece. With parole just around the corner, and his wife and daughter at home awaitinghis return, Shane has high-hopes for the future.When a new inmate is brought in, carrying with him a deadly virus, Shane soon realises that his plans, his release, and his very survival are in jeopardy.With the virus spreading, turning guards and inmates into flesh-eating zombies, it's up to a few survivors to figure out how to escape the facility, how to get along......and how to stay alive....

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Number of Pages : 326 Pages
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  • BookLoversLife
    2018-10-08 01:25

    Shane is an average man. He's never been in trouble before but now finds himself in prison. One stupid action has caused him to spend time in jail with murderers, rapists, gangstersand paedophiles. He is up for parole soon and looking forward to getting back to his life with his wife and daughter. But when a new inmate arrives, bringing with him a deadly virus, it's up to Shane and a handful of survivours, to get out alive! I have to admit that the concept of an outbreak in a prison really enticed me. Despite reading a lot of Zombie books, I never gave any thought to what would happen in a place where you are locked up! This is a new aspect of the genre for me, and I totally loved it! Imagine having a Zombie outbreak happen but you are locked up in a prison, with no hope of escape!! That is exactly what happens to Shane. He has to navigate the locked rooms and find an escape before it's too late. I really liked Shanes character. He made one stupid decision but is paying the price. Despite his stint in jail, he wants nothing more than to put the past behind him and look after his wife and daughter. When the outbreak happens, his one thought is always of his family. That's what sees him through, and I admired his strength and tenacity.The plot was fast paced, though I would of liked a little more back story on the origins of the virus. It just kind of happens and we get no idea from where or how? I also wanted a little more of an in depth look at the characters. There are quite a few but we don't get a sense of who they are. Also the time it took people to turn to zombies changed all the time, some changed quickly, while others it took days. Now I know that maybe the virus progressed but it should of been explained more. Other than that, I loved the idea of the outbreak in the prison. Even with the things I wanted, the story kept my attention throughout, and I was rooting for Shane all the time.In all this is a action packed and addictive read. The setting was perfect and added extra tension. There were plenty of edge of your seat moments! I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to book 2! This is my first listen by Luke Smith, and thought he did a great job. Easy to listen to and follow, he held my attention throughout. *I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

  • Kaisersoze
    2018-10-01 03:49

    On paper, this looked like a great read from an author who had several books to his name. In practice, it was a little disappointing. The ingredients are all there: the prison setting, the sudden outbreak of a virus that turns its victims into zombies that hunger for the flesh of the living, and an ever dwindling group of characters that are trying to survive. The execution, however, lacked. Most of the characters are barely sketched in so their deaths elicit only minor reactions. Some also felt inconsistent, saying one thing one moment, and then five minutes later suddenly acting at odds with their previous proclamation. The biggest sin though is that Millard seems to change the rules about his zombies to suit the needs of the story. Some of the infected turn only after a day or so, but by late in the novel, the characters are seemingly turning within hours and then mere minutes. This would be fine if there was some kind of explanation offered or even hinted at, but there was none. Another example is that the zombies are portrayed as little more than animals through most scenes, but then a zombie POV is offered and - among numerous other examples of higher-order processing - he experiences gratefulness when his stomach literally slips out of him as it will mean more room for the flesh he craves. Simply put, if a zombie can feel something as sophisticated as gratefulness, how come his fellow zombies can't even operate a door knob? It just doesn't gel.In terms of his prose, Millard knows his stuff. His writing flows well and is easily palatable. And Dead Cells is certainly fast paced. I'm assuming this is a self-published work though, as there are the usual number of typos and missing capitals and incorrectly referred to character names for an independent work.All in all, this is one for serious zombie buffs only. It is part of a series, however, so perhaps some of these kinks are worked out in the latter books?2 Gore-Soaked Opened Mouths for Dead Cells.

  • Amie's Book Reviews
    2018-09-19 02:38

    DEAD CELLSAuthor: Adam MillardType of Book: Audiobook - UnabridgedNarrator: Luke Smith Length: 5 hours and 52 minutesGenre: Zombie FictionRelease Date: March 13, 2015Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐ * I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review through Audiobook Blast. THE STORY:The premise of this novel is a zombie outbreak in a high security prison. Not a bad idea, but limited in scope. Despite that, I decided to give this audiobook a chance. The main character is a regular guy named Shane. Shane has a wife and young daughter, both of whom he adores. In fact, it is his devotion to his family that eventually lands him in jail. With the threat of being evicted and despite his diligent job-searching, Shane has been unable to provide financially for his family. In desperation and a misguided attempt to avoid receiving charity, Shane's pride overrides his common-sense and he does something supremely stupid and very illegal. Shane receives a three year prison sentence for his actions and the book begins when he only has three months left on his sentence. Shane is incarcerated in one of the nation's most notorious prisons and is constantly surrounded by murderers, rapists, gangstersand pedophiles. When a new inmate is brought in, carrying with him a deadly virus, Shane realises that his plans, his release, and even his life are at risk. The sick prisoner is carrying a horrible virus which quickly spreads throughout the prison, infecting both the prisoners and the guards. "With the virus spreading, turning guards and inmates into flesh-eating zombies, it's up to a few survivors to figure out how to escape the facility, how to get along."I expected more from this audiobook than I received. The author has taken some very large liberties with the story's logistics. For example: The warden's office does not have a lock. I find this simply ridiculous. Of course his office door would have a lock. I highly doubt that a high security facility would be lacking in such basic security measures. Not even a simple lock on the warden's office, and yet other areas require fingerprint scanning to enter. This makes no sense. I did enjoy listening to the narrator's voice, however there were some editing errors that distracted me from being able to be fully drawn into the story. There are at least three instances where the narrator repeats himself. This is both irritating and unpredictable. Another thing that bothered me about this audiobook was the inconsistency of the time it took for people to turn into zombies. Some inmates took hours or even overnight to change and yet others seemed to change instantly. If the author had offered some explanation for these variations it might have been more believable. Due to the issues listed above, I rate this audiobook as 3 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐

  • chucklesthescot
    2018-09-21 00:25

    Shane is thinking about the end of his armed robbery sentence where he will be released and get home to his family. His hopes soon end when a seriously ill new prisoner starts to infect other prisoners and spreads a deadly virus.This will be a short review as I felt that nothing about this book really worked for me. It is very disjointed, moving aimlessly between different characters that have little or no development along with flashbacks to previous events for Shane. There is no flow or cohesion to the plot. As for the characters, they were all criminals as the book is set in a prison where a virus starts to infect everyone. It was a parade of thugs and utter lowlives and the MC was a violent armed robber. Am I expected to care about these asshats and want them to survive? If that was the idea, I didn't feel anything but contempt for the lot of them. There was no decent character amongst them and I didn't care about them all dying so I lost interest quickly.The idea of a virus in a confined environment was good but I didn't like the prison setting. If it is being set in a prison, the characters must bring out empathy in the reader. Having the MCs as thugs and idiots did not greatly appeal to me. It would've worked better if the book had followed the prison officers trying to restore order instead of having them as the bullies picking on the poor criminals. It didn't work for me and I didn't finish it.

  • Kay Brooks
    2018-09-24 00:44

    I had this downloaded to my Kindle for a little over a pound: Bargain! From the start I was hooked. The characters are interesting, some are likeable, others I enjoyed hating. The main character, Shane, is developed so that you genuinely care about his safety and are with him every step of the way as he makes his way through the gory scenes within the prison. The ending was left on a cliff-hanger, which I hope means there might be a follow up novel! Product DescriptionAs a prisoner in one of the most brutal facilities imaginable, Shane Bridge thought that he'd seen it all. Surrounded by murderers, rapists, gangstersand paedophiles, Shane had managed to survive his three years in one piece. With parole just around the corner, and his wife and daughter at home awaitinghis return, Shane has high-hopes for the future.When a new inmate is brought in, carrying with him a deadly virus, Shane soon realises that his plans, his release, and his very survival are in jeopardy.With the virus spreading, turning guards and inmates into flesh-eating zombies, it's up to a few survivors to figure out how to escape the facility, how to get along......and how to stay alive.

  • Derek
    2018-10-13 07:44

    I feel a bit generous in giving this 3 stars. It wasn't terrible, and it was a fast enough read, but it wasn't great. The device of having a zombie attack/plague in a prison is certainly nothing new (Robert Kirkman did it in The Walking Dead years ago, just to name one off the top of my head), but it was an interesting take on things. The writing needs improvement, and they need to fire the editor (if they even had one) and find someone who will catch spelling errors. Also, the formatting needs to be improved - simply using an asterisk to delineate breaks in the narrative only works if it's placed correctly. When it blends into the rest of the type and I have to go back and look to see if I missed something telling me that a new part/perspective in the story is beginning, it's a problem. Overall the story held a good idea (if a bit trite, but how much can you do to make new and exciting zombie fiction, especially as a jumping-off point for a series?), so I'll err on the side of generosity.

  • Sinn
    2018-10-08 23:48

    Ich habe selten ein derart schlecht übersetztes Buch gelesen. Hoffe ich zumindest. Nicht, weil ich diesen Satz schon immer mal schreiben wollte, sondern vielmehr weil dadurch zumindest jenem Teil der Menschheit, der dieses Buch in einer anderen Sprache liest, einiges erspart geblieben ist.Die Story selbst ist dabei gar nicht mal so übel. Ich würde sie nicht als fundamental neu bezeichnen - aber sie steht vielen anderen Zombieepedemie-Geschichten nicht viel nach.Ich werde den zweiten Teil zwar nicht lesen, werde dem Verlag (der sich an und für sich auf eine spannende Nische konzentriert: Literatur, bei der man sich fragt, wer zur Hölle so etwas überhaupt schreiben kann) allerdings auch nicht fern bleiben. Die Übersetzung der anderen Bücher sollte aber definitiv besser sein...

  • Annie
    2018-09-18 02:45

    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **I like this book...it is creepy and disturbing...and I cant wait to listen to book 2!This story is mostly about Shane...he tried to rob a liquor store to help his family, and got caught...he is now in one of the worst prisons in his state...and avoiding sex offenders and murderers...he is lucky he has a big celly that watches his back...so when the infection breaks out and everything starts to hit the fan he has someone who can help him navigate this hell and possibly survive... really great story...I recommend for that zombie/horror fan....don't hesitate..well worth your time and a credit!!Thank You Audiobookblast(dot)com

  • Launa
    2018-10-17 05:47

    It was only OK. The characters simply aren't fleshed out enough to really care about them or even remember them. It's pretty fast paced with the typical amount of gruesome detail. Worst part about it was the constant use of British slang and obviously not American references in a story that takes place IN the USA with supposed all American characters. If the author is British, he should stick to what he knows or take the time to do proper research. This was insanely annoying.

  • Lisa
    2018-09-20 02:29

    Adam Millard managed to make this zombie story interesting by having a zombie breakout start in a prison. Without that, it would have been just another zombie story. The prison aspect forces guards and inmates to work together when two hours previously they would have jumped at the chance to beat the others down.I received a free copy of this audio book from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Dustin Schroer
    2018-10-13 03:30

    I actually really enjoyed this take on the zombie apocalypse. I also thought this was pretty origional. I don't really know of any other story that shows a zombie outbreak from the perspective of prisoners (yet). Yes The Walking Dead uses a prison as a refuge, but that's after the prison has already been overrun. It doesn't show us how the prison fell or what the prisoners went through.

  • Darren Dilnott
    2018-10-10 05:46

    If good ZA books were semtex, Adam Millard's Dead Cells would have blown me to minuscule spots of gore. It's always a treat to stumble across ZA, that doesn't try to be too clever, or too different, and offers up a welcome, traditional, home cooked splatterfest. With great characters, and buckets full of humour, Dead Cells shows what an immense talent Adam Millard is.

  • Rolando Gill
    2018-09-16 23:34

    The vocabulary was bollocks. I want to kick this book to the kerb. The colloquialisms were distracting. The story was not bad. Eh!

  • Colin Stewart
    2018-09-18 01:28

    Fairly standard zombie gore-fest. Nothing particularly interesting or original compared with other novels in the genre.

  • Sean C
    2018-10-16 03:47

    Not bad - well paced and didn't wander off from the plot. No explanation for the zombie apocalypse, but that's his call.

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    2018-09-27 23:34

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