Zombies vs The Living Dead (Surviving The Evacuation #0.5) by Frank Tayell

Zombies vs The Living Dead (Surviving The Evacuation #0.5)

Alternate cover for this ASIN can be found hereThe outbreak began in New York. Within days the world descended into chaos as the infection spread to every corner of the globe. Across Britain, millions of people are told to leave the less defensible villages, towns and cities for the safety of one of the enclaves being established around the coast.For George Tull and the other residents of the Waverly-Price Retirement Home, evacuation is not an op...


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TitleZombies vs The Living Dead (Surviving The Evacuation #0.5)
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Release DateSep 26th, 2013
PublisherAmazon Digital Services, Inc.
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Zombies, Fiction, Short Stories
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Reviews Zombies vs The Living Dead (Surviving The Evacuation #0.5)

  • Christy
    2016-01-24
    George Tull is a 69 year old retiree who lives in a carehome with his bedbound friend, a bunch of grumpy residents, and a staff that doesn't seem to give two hoots about any of them. He nicknames the other residents "The Living Dead", an ironic tongue-in-cheek name given that the zombie apocalypse breaks out and the staff leave the pensioners behind to fend for themselves. This is a short story, just a little glimpse into a sensitive subject that...
  • Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
    2016-01-23
    Quick but really good set up for the series. My Thoughts: I don't know if you've ever seen the film Cockney's vs. Zombies but this story reminded me of it. In a nutshell the living dead are geriatric pensioners who are abandoned by their caretakers at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. This is a very short story but the character George and the actions he takes will stick with you right up until the bittersweet end. This story has no winners, no g...
  • 1000 Cutts
    2016-09-04
    Nice little prequel with a great little story of OAP's getting stuck in..
  • Arnis
    2014-10-05
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  • Michelle
    2016-01-03
    Great short story! I feel really bad for mrs. O'Leary though...
  • Jason Bradley
    2014-11-01
    I really enjoyed this! And wow...what a place to stop. Definitely reading on.
  • Brittani (Hope, Faith & Books)
    2018-04-12
    My review of Zombies vs The Living Dead can also be found here: Review of Zombies vs The Living Dead by Frank TayellI thought this was a nice little backstory into the old man we meet in book 3 of the series, George Tull. When the outbreak happens, he's actually living in a retirement home. Not the place you wanna be when this happens right? George is pretty much the only one doing anything. The employees are leaving the residents in the dark abo...
  • Brian's Book Blog
    2016-09-22
    What happens to senior citizens once the world ends. Well, the world has ended, but it is ending. Zombies are rising up and killing and infecting anything they can lay their hands on. Zombies vs. the Living Dead takes a look inside a senior home during the apocalypse. What would happen? How would the "living dead" survive a zombie attack?Tim Bruce provides the narration for this story and does a really nice job. I really felt like he was there wh...
  • Scott Norris
    2015-10-03
    the series gives a different perspective on the concept. no big heroes in grand quests, just average people, mostly on their own, dealing with the more mundane aspects of live as the apocalypse unfolds. That makes it interesting in a "not the same old thing" way, but this stand-alone - of a man in an old folks home - is like the pilot to a show that maybe didn't get picked up. If this story ends up merging into the larger series the author is pen...
  • Leandro López
    2016-02-14
    Not sure what to thinkThis short story added nothing to the main story, at least nothing to books one and two. And it's so short you don't get enough time to familiarize with the characters.
  • John
    2016-01-07
    Short story attached to the main series. Fairly good story but could have been more.
  • Tasha
    2016-12-02
    Adorable story of a zombie outbreak occurring in New York and how it affects the inhabitants of a retirement home in the U.K. Main character was loveable and eccentric. Adorable short story.
  • Linda
    2016-09-24
    A great, short story that's connected to the main series and it was free.
  • Mr Peter Heasman
    2017-12-28
    Nice tale from a new angleLiked this one - short and sweet and to the point. We possibly had some space for a little more character building, but that's a zombie pandemic for you - they ain't hanging about for their dinner! Fortunately, the zombies in this town are 'wanderers', giving our aged heroes half a chance (unlike the 'aggressive sprinters' we have met in 28 Days Later and Dawn of the Living Dead) - go on George, impale him/her/it!I will ...
  • Ann O'Nymos
    2017-09-11
    A short story about some characters that appear in book #3 of the Surviving the Evacuation series, so you can read it before book 3 or after. I have read it before and I don't know, it helped me a bit to see the main character as a nice guy which I otherwise maybe wouldn't have.I don't recommand it as the first book in the series! It's better to start with book 1 and Bill's journals, that way you get better into the story and the world described....
  • Doctor Doom
    2017-08-11
    Part of a series but good stand alone story with a good, but not conclusive, end. Good writing, no cursing [or very little- I may have missed something though I don't think so], interesting premise. I kept wondering why the other residents looked down on the main character and it was finally revealed about midway through [just seemed odd not to explain the first time their dislike was mentioned- not a big secret].
  • Carien
    2017-11-18
    This is a nice short read with zombies.George Tull is a character I could sympathize with and I cheered him on as he's trying to find out where all the staff is gone when a zombie invasion is imminent. He's resourceful and can kick zombie ass better than many younger guys could.For a short story there's a really decent story line and the suspense and action build up nicely towards the ending.All in all an entertaining read.
  • Evelyn LaDue
    2017-10-09
    WI really enjoyed the back story of George and Mary and how am older couple with their wisdom and knowledge might survive such an apocalyptic event and go on to be the leaders of one of the last strongholds of humanity. It takes incredible strength and spirit to pull this off. And shows shear guts and common sense can save the day when all else fails.
  • April Parrish
    2018-07-14
    This is my least favorite in this series. This could be my own fault because I assumed this would tell me how Tull got to Anglesey so I wasn't expecting it to end the way it did. Don't judge the series based on this novella, need to read the third book to find out more about Tull.
  • Lou
    2017-12-02
    2nd reading!I am reading this series for the second time as it was so good. This is like a nice little prequel before the main event, both of which I highly recommend if zombie survival novels are your thing.
  • wendy
    2017-07-27
    BrilliantA must read. Almost had me in tears . can't wait to read the next book. Keeping my hopes up for poor George!
  • Jason Masters
    2017-06-08
    A brilliant little novella introduction to the Surviving the Evacuation series. Will definitely read more
  • Cheryl Viner
    2018-01-22
    great prequel
  • anthony
    2018-05-06
    Gripping. Well written and enjoyable. Leads into the next books in the series. Worth a read for you zombie and end of the world lovers.
  • Jane Wynne
    2017-03-18
    A little short story setting up for the Surviving the Evacuation series. Not often you have a pensioner as a zombie killer...
  • Mark Gordon
    2017-03-07
    All I have to say is Frank Tayell writes the most addictive post apocalyptic books I know, better than The Living Army series. Highly recommended
  • Shana Festa
    2014-07-12
    Nutshell: Zombies and old people. It's Bubba Ho-Tep with less Elvis and JFK. Also, less laughs.Atmosphere: I like how slowly it builds up. Time is so important, and so inconsequential, the minutes and the seasons. Very calm and peaceful, rolling along with the apocalypse.Characters: 4 out of 5. I like how you can feel Dora's character a little even though she's dead. The "living dead" are written well as a class, as is the main character himself ...
  • Alison Fenwick
    2017-02-19
    A good readThis book was well written. Worth a read if you like books about zombies. I am going to download the rest of the books in the series
  • Kara Broadhead
    2016-01-30
    So , poor George has no family , his wife having died previously. He is now stuck in a rather dull nursing home , his only friend in there being Mrs O`Leary , who happens to be bed bound.In an interesting twist to normal zombie books this one focuses on how the elderly would fair after an outbreak. Which i quite enjoyed.George is one of the youngest residents at waverly price , hes also only using it as a "pit-stop" going to lern electronics at t...