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Once a zombie, always a zombie? Dave and Sarah are pretty happy in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana. They’ve done their part in saving the world (kind of) and now they’re settling in for a long life of killing straggler zombies. Well, they think that’s what they’re doing until a helicopter lands on their front lawn with old friends Nicole Nessing and Robbie “The Kid” on boar Once a zombie, always a zombie? Dave and Sarah are pretty happy in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana. They’ve done their part in saving the world (kind of) and now they’re settling in for a long life of killing straggler zombies. Well, they think that’s what they’re doing until a helicopter lands on their front lawn with old friends Nicole Nessing and Robbie “The Kid” on board. They propose a dangerous plan: Dave and Sarah must return to Seattle and use Dave’s Superpowers to help with the final stages of a formula that will not only wipe out most of the zombies, but innocluate humans against the virus. Going back to Seattle was never in the plan. Especially since Sarah has a few secrets of her own that could change her marriage, increase the danger they’re facing and even alter the future they’re so desperately trying to save.


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Once a zombie, always a zombie? Dave and Sarah are pretty happy in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana. They’ve done their part in saving the world (kind of) and now they’re settling in for a long life of killing straggler zombies. Well, they think that’s what they’re doing until a helicopter lands on their front lawn with old friends Nicole Nessing and Robbie “The Kid” on boar Once a zombie, always a zombie? Dave and Sarah are pretty happy in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana. They’ve done their part in saving the world (kind of) and now they’re settling in for a long life of killing straggler zombies. Well, they think that’s what they’re doing until a helicopter lands on their front lawn with old friends Nicole Nessing and Robbie “The Kid” on board. They propose a dangerous plan: Dave and Sarah must return to Seattle and use Dave’s Superpowers to help with the final stages of a formula that will not only wipe out most of the zombies, but innocluate humans against the virus. Going back to Seattle was never in the plan. Especially since Sarah has a few secrets of her own that could change her marriage, increase the danger they’re facing and even alter the future they’re so desperately trying to save.

30 review for The Zombie Whisperer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)

    omg..im just... The ending DID not flow with all the 5 stars i had given the whole series.I know just dropping the rating all down to a ONE might be a bit harsh...but sadly i can't help it.This book was too unoriginal and too rushed to belong Jesse Petersen...I almost felt like i was re-reading breaking dawn but the zombified version...with lame characters and predictable a story line... Sorry..just sorry. omg..im just... The ending DID not flow with all the 5 stars i had given the whole series.I know just dropping the rating all down to a ONE might be a bit harsh...but sadly i can't help it.This book was too unoriginal and too rushed to belong Jesse Petersen...I almost felt like i was re-reading breaking dawn but the zombified version...with lame characters and predictable a story line... Sorry..just sorry.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Fangs for the Fantasy

    Sarah and Dave have managed to find a safe place – inasmuch as anything is safe after a zombie apocalypse. They’re hold up, isolated, capable of defending themselves and well stocked up to face the coming year. They’ve even come to terms with Dave’s half-zombie nature and use it to their full advantage. The only problem is Sarah’s growing restlessness. After months of constant fighting for survival, the quietness of their lives is wearing on her. That, and the fact she is pregnant. And, with Dave Sarah and Dave have managed to find a safe place – inasmuch as anything is safe after a zombie apocalypse. They’re hold up, isolated, capable of defending themselves and well stocked up to face the coming year. They’ve even come to terms with Dave’s half-zombie nature and use it to their full advantage. The only problem is Sarah’s growing restlessness. After months of constant fighting for survival, the quietness of their lives is wearing on her. That, and the fact she is pregnant. And, with Dave the father, who knows how much of the baby is human and how much of it is zombie? But visitors arrive with that rarest of commodity, hope. A chance, maybe to cure the zombie plagues, a chance to put the zombies down, a chance to restore the world to what it was. A chance that rests on Sarah and Dave – but it’s a chance that requires them to trust these people. And if there’s one thing the zombie apocalypse has been very clear on, it’s that there are very very few people out there you can trust. One thing I’ve always loved about this series is that it’s fun. It’s funny, it has a lot of lightness about it, it has a lot of snark about it. Yet it manages to balance that level of snark and fun with a full sense of the dystopia and fear that comes with it. Yes, the parties are getting a little more blasé about the whole zombie killing thing given how long they’ve been doing this, but there’s still always that edge of fear and worry. We have the dystopia, we have the end of the world feeling even while keeping that lightness and that fun about it. In this book it’s less due to the horrors of the zombies and far more down to the horrors of seeing their home, Seattle, in ruins and seeing what the zombie apocalypse has done to it. We have the wonderful combination of the heavy, dark emotion, the painful realisations that come with dystopia, the light and snarky fun and humour and the character growth with their loving, but not always smooth interactions and development as a couple. All three together in a wonderful combination. We even had a nod to the tragedy of what the zombies were – not just walking, empty monsters, but people, reanimated cruelly and driven by hunger and rage and pain. I was also impressed by Sarah and Dave’s interaction with the army guys. They are suspicious with good reason – one of the staples of this series and dystopians in general is that when law and order breaks down, people can become even more dangerous than the zombies. But that suspicion never completely overpowered common sense. It was well maintained, their trust is not easily for sale, but they could also be reached. It was, again, well balanced and very relatable. Read more

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amy at bookgoonie

    How about the ending to Eat Slay Love? The Wall. Family. Resistance. And Sarah going all Commando-Bad-Assy. I was so glad that they got some rest up in Montana. And if I could go back and tell them not to get on the helicopter I would. STAY! DON’T GO! But they both have that HOPE and SAVE HUMAN-kind thing going for them, so why stop now? I was totally amazed at how at-ease David fell into being a test subject. *scratches head* This review is going to be hard, because at every turn there is a SPOI How about the ending to Eat Slay Love? The Wall. Family. Resistance. And Sarah going all Commando-Bad-Assy. I was so glad that they got some rest up in Montana. And if I could go back and tell them not to get on the helicopter I would. STAY! DON’T GO! But they both have that HOPE and SAVE HUMAN-kind thing going for them, so why stop now? I was totally amazed at how at-ease David fell into being a test subject. *scratches head* This review is going to be hard, because at every turn there is a SPOILER. We spend a lot of time in Sarah’s head in Zombie Whisperer. She is dealing with a lot. She is trying to come to terms with strong protective feelings about her family, but isn’t willing to let go her need for a little adrenaline rush. Plus David is pushing CAVEMAN levels of protectiveness over Sarah. She isn’t sure if she is comforted or appalled by his behavior. I could sympathize with her. I think most women can. It is a hard balance giving yourself over to something bigger, but make sure YOU don’t get lost in the process. And in her case, EVERYTHING she has known is at a tipping point and could come crashing down on her and those she loves. This final book in the series was EPIC. Jesse gave us everything we’ve come to expect. SNARK. ACTION. And lots and lots of Zombies. Plus she upped the emotional ante. I CRIED. Tears totally fell from my eyes. Heart-wrenching things happen. She had me in full page-flipping mode and in the end I hated that it was over. This series has everything you need to cure what ails you. Lots of Laughter, Love, and Killing Bad Things.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    It's hard to write an accurate review when you love the author but don't like the book. I loved the first 3 books in this series. I bragged about them to anyone who would listen, and even purchased them a second time when I got my Kindle. Jesse Petersen is a skilled writer, and the saga of Sarah and David was fun, kick-ass, and entertaining. Until this book, anyway. The most glaring difference is the writing. Where is the sass and snark? Where is the fun in the midst of a zombie apocalypse? Wher It's hard to write an accurate review when you love the author but don't like the book. I loved the first 3 books in this series. I bragged about them to anyone who would listen, and even purchased them a second time when I got my Kindle. Jesse Petersen is a skilled writer, and the saga of Sarah and David was fun, kick-ass, and entertaining. Until this book, anyway. The most glaring difference is the writing. Where is the sass and snark? Where is the fun in the midst of a zombie apocalypse? Where are the bad-ass action scenes with our married duo? This installment felt forced. The dialogue was painfully stilted. Some of the characters lines read like bad soap opera meets after school special. The quirky similarities between popular zombie movies in the past books felt like borderline rip-offs in this. In the beginning of this novel, I honestly felt like I was reading fan fiction for The Walking Dead. And all of the characters from the first 3 books joining forces in this book... unnecessary and completely distracting. I don't even remember some of these characters, and no time was spent re-introducing someone you haven't read about since book 1. This series should have ended on book 3. This book did nothing for the series. That said, I look forward to reading more from this otherwise fantastic author.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Storer

    Having read all the preceding books in this series, I was looking forward to reading the 4th and final book. After sadly being dropped by Orbit, the author decided to self-publish the ending to David and Sarah's story. I have read other reviews which stated that the series didn't really need another book, but I'd have to disagree. I'm really pleased that Petersen decided to publish a final book to what was a fun series. I will say that The Zombie Whisperer wasn't as good as I had hoped but it did Having read all the preceding books in this series, I was looking forward to reading the 4th and final book. After sadly being dropped by Orbit, the author decided to self-publish the ending to David and Sarah's story. I have read other reviews which stated that the series didn't really need another book, but I'd have to disagree. I'm really pleased that Petersen decided to publish a final book to what was a fun series. I will say that The Zombie Whisperer wasn't as good as I had hoped but it did wrap up a few of the questions I was left with at the end of Eat Slay Love. We're back with Sarah and David a couple of months from where Eat Slay Love ended. They are up high in the hills, living day to day, fighting off any zombie stragglers and generally getting by. David, with his new zombie strength and immunity to zombie bites does most of the hard work, preferring to keep Sarah out of harms way. This doesn't go down particularly well with Sarah and so they have to compromise with Sarah shooting from the top of the house. One day a large pod of zombies descend upon them, and after dispatching all of them realise they were running from something. That something soon comes into view - a helicopter containing old friends. Sarah and Dave soon find themselves back in Seattle where it all began, along with many familiar faces, trying to find a cure to zombieism, dealing with Sarah's shocking, but potentially exciting news, and coping with Dave being poked and prodded by scientists like a lab rat. Although they know many of the people they are now working with, Sarah has some serious trust issues, issues that are proved right, albeit by the wrong people. I did enjoy this instalment. I jumped straight back into Sarah and Dave's story with ease, as though I hadn't had the eighteen month long wait since the last book. The Zombie Whisperer was a pretty short read, which was a shame, and because of that I did feel the ending was a tad rushed. There were also certain plot elements that really didn't need to be there. But as always there was quite a bit of snarkiness from Sarah, which I've always enjoyed, and it was nice to meet past characters again. The writing wasn't as tight as in the previous books, but I still really enjoyed Petersen's voice and really like her writing style. I find it very easy to read. The Zombie Whisperer is a fun read and wraps up Sarah and David's story nicely. It was really good to be back with these two characters and to see them getting an end to their story was satisfying, if a little bittersweet. I will miss Sarah and Dave.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    I loved the first three books in this series (and the covers) so, I was excited when I heard there was a 4th book. I assumed the 3rd was the final book because I felt it had a nice ending without getting too "campy". Now on to my review, I do not like the cover of this book, it doesn't match the others...which is annoying! I felt the story in this book was very forced. It seemed rushed and had no emotion behind it. I also felt it was a bit silly to have all the characters together (even character I loved the first three books in this series (and the covers) so, I was excited when I heard there was a 4th book. I assumed the 3rd was the final book because I felt it had a nice ending without getting too "campy". Now on to my review, I do not like the cover of this book, it doesn't match the others...which is annoying! I felt the story in this book was very forced. It seemed rushed and had no emotion behind it. I also felt it was a bit silly to have all the characters together (even characters that had no contact previously). It was strange to me that they'd all be hanging out at the same facility but without notifying Dave and Sarah for so long. I felt like this book was written just to be written. After reading it I would say, that in my opinion, a 4th book was not needed in this series. With that being said, I did read the first chapter of her new series which was provided at the end of the book and I am looking forward to reading that. Jesse Petersen has a way of making a story entertaining, funny and a bit out there all the same time :)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lysa

    Can't wait for this 4th installment to come out. The cover sucks though.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Katrina Marie

    This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & More This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & More

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie

    2.5 stars

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Chiapparine

    . I downloaded it from the Nook store on my tablet. My personal review of the book is as follows: I want to say that in my personal opinion the main storyline revolves around a surprise that I guessed was coming from around the middle of the second book in the series because of this I felt like the other stuff was just filler until information about the surprise or the surprise it's self was here and you could see how the characters dealt with/responded to it. For me personally I feel like this m . I downloaded it from the Nook store on my tablet. My personal review of the book is as follows: I want to say that in my personal opinion the main storyline revolves around a surprise that I guessed was coming from around the middle of the second book in the series because of this I felt like the other stuff was just filler until information about the surprise or the surprise it's self was here and you could see how the characters dealt with/responded to it. For me personally I feel like this might have been better as a novella although I can see how people could take it as a twist of a poplar book which is probably what the author intended (I can't really say what book it is without giving away the surprise because the title of the book gives it away). The last half of the book is why I am giving the book a 6 and a half out of 10.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jade Wilson

    this was a hard book to find. I read lots of books so I could have just moved on but I loved the series so much I knew I had to track it down. people had reviewed it(even if they didn't like it) so it existed somewhere. I finally found this on Kobo and paid for it even though I knew I couldn't spend much more money. I hope all this things together make you realise how much I loved this book. the end of a series is never the best because it's built up and you know there is no more. I still really this was a hard book to find. I read lots of books so I could have just moved on but I loved the series so much I knew I had to track it down. people had reviewed it(even if they didn't like it) so it existed somewhere. I finally found this on Kobo and paid for it even though I knew I couldn't spend much more money. I hope all this things together make you realise how much I loved this book. the end of a series is never the best because it's built up and you know there is no more. I still really loved this book I liked the ending and though it was what Sarah and Dave deserved. still awesome one of my favourite books so far this year.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    4.5 Stars Oh man, I have the warm fuzzies. That ending was a perfect Happy Ever After. I loved this final installment in the Living With The Dead series. I loved David and Sarah and their journey they went on over the span of 4 books. I can't say much more... I'm just so full of the gushies! Loved this book and highly recommend if you've read the other books.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    I LOVED this series. It's not particularly amazing but the humor and the sarcasm in the writing reeled me in. I looked forward to reading more and more and more. I got the Flip The Zombie book first and just had to read the rest. I could read ten more books of this, honest.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Andrewkc

    A good conclusion to this series of books , although the story lines became more and more far fetched with each book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Phillipa

    An enjoyable end to the series :)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dark Faerie Tales

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales. Quick & Dirty: Saving the world is hard enough with out the Zombies but Sarah and Dave are going to accomplish both. Opening Sentence: We call it Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana. The Review: I was trepidatious about starting this book because the concept of zombies and romance was a tough pill to swallow. There are so many themes I don’t even blink an eye at when thrown into a romance but for some reason this concept was totally ICK for me, but Ms. Petersen made me i Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales. Quick & Dirty: Saving the world is hard enough with out the Zombies but Sarah and Dave are going to accomplish both. Opening Sentence: We call it Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana. The Review: I was trepidatious about starting this book because the concept of zombies and romance was a tough pill to swallow. There are so many themes I don’t even blink an eye at when thrown into a romance but for some reason this concept was totally ICK for me, but Ms. Petersen made me into a Zombie believer. This story is the final in this series and I went into this book with no knowledge of previous actions, repercussions and results, but the story didn’t suffer from my lack of knowledge. Great props to Ms. Petersen for crafting a story that I could jump into in the final act and truly enjoy. There are moments that are obviously harking back to a previous incident, but as a reader they are more signs than dissertations that would have left me confused or just rushing to complete this book. Our story picks up with Dave and Sarah who have struggled to get to Montana to escape the apocalypse, zombies and people seeking to capture Dave. You learn very early in the story that Dave has become a human that has zombie characteristics but functions like a normal person. This twist on Zombie-ism was an enjoyable morsel of this story. That Dave has extra strength, smells brains and can walk amongst Zombies and not be injured is part of the charm. Now, Sarah is a snarky lady who is seeking to protect her family and for that I get her and her motivations. This is a woman who can shoot quips and isn’t afraid to take down a horde of zombies with barely a blink of her eye, but loves her husband dearly. Heck, I would so have her cover my back in a Zombie Apocolypse and know that she will get the job done. During the course of Dave and Sarah’s journey we meet a number of different characters that were featured in the other books such as Nicole Nessing and Robbie “The Kid”. The shared history between these characters plays out and even for someone that jumped in at the final portion of the play, I was able to enjoy the sharp and sometimes pointed moments that were lived through by Dave and Sarah. So what do I think of this book? It is a well crafted piece of fiction. I truly think it would have been that much better reading experience if I had the history and character development, but I thought it was a great afternoon read. I would suggest that if this review piques your interest that you would be doing yourself and the story a disservice not to start at book 1, Married With Zombies. Notable Scene: I nodded. “I get that. So was he the one who died?” She hesitated. “Yeah. Well, got turned.” I flinched. That was worse. “Sorry.” “It’s okay. I headed for Vegas at first, hoping to find my sister, but that didn’t work, obviously. Then I wanted to get to the East Coast and my parents, but…well, there aren’t many ways to get across that wall, are there? So I ended up back here. Like a salmon.” I laughed at the image, but said, “Go with a homing pigeon.” “Why?” she asked. “Because salmon die once they return to their home stream and spawn.” “Ah.” She saluted me. “Gotcha.” FTC Advisory: IGLA provided me with a copy of The Zombie Whisperer. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    ElphaReads

    I'm a girl who likes a good zombie story. I'm also a girl who likes a good spoiled, snarky, protagonist of a female character. So it's really no shock that I liked the LIVING WITH THE DEAD series by Jesse Petersen. The series follows Sarah and David, a couple who were nearing divorce when the zombie apocalypse hit. Their adventures have taken them through zombies, mad scientists, cult leaders, crazy survivors, and almost to death and back. So when I heard that it hadn't, in fact, ended with EAT, I'm a girl who likes a good zombie story. I'm also a girl who likes a good spoiled, snarky, protagonist of a female character. So it's really no shock that I liked the LIVING WITH THE DEAD series by Jesse Petersen. The series follows Sarah and David, a couple who were nearing divorce when the zombie apocalypse hit. Their adventures have taken them through zombies, mad scientists, cult leaders, crazy survivors, and almost to death and back. So when I heard that it hadn't, in fact, ended with EAT, SLAY, LOVE, I knew that I had to get my hands on the final book in the series, THE ZOMBIE WHISPERER. Much to my chagrin, it was only in digital format (side note: WHY? Did the other ones not do well enough to the publishers to just let Petersen finish out the series in print form? Because LAME if that's the case, these books are adorable and legitimately zombie mythos gold. End rant.). So I had to wait until I got an ereader. So armed with a Kindle and the Christmas spirit, I immediately downloaded THE ZOMBIE WHISPERER so I could finally finish out the adventures of Sarah and her half-zombie husband David. THE ZOMBIE WHISPERER picks up a few months after the end of EAT SLAY LOVE. Sarah and Dave have been living in Montana, waiting patiently for their good deed of delivering a potential cure to the Midwest Wall to come to fruition. Though that day has yet to come. However, they are approached by a few famliar faces via helicopter. Their friends Nicole and The Kid come to pick them up, saying that Dave's zombie hybrid DNA (which has all the benefits and none of the harm of zombieism) might be the answer to finishing off a way to innoculate the world's populace and kill off all the zombies once and for all. While Dave is all for it, Sarah is a bit hesitant. She doesn't want to trust many people in regards to her husband and his superpowers. And given the fact that she is hiding the fact she's pregnant with his potentially zombied baby makes her even more hesitant. Can they trust their old friends and help save the world? Or will there be repercussions for Sarah, Dave, and their unborn baby/zombie? I always liked the fact that these books were told from Sarah's POV. Sarah is not perfect by any means. She's snarky, a little bitchy, and a little pig headed when it comes to many things. But I've always liked her because she doesn't take shit from anyone and kicks ass while still being flawed. Sometimes her inner monologue comes off a little hokey, but overall I really like Sarah. And I also really like Dave, even if he's not as fleshed out because of that lack of inner monologue. They seem like a couple who has their legitimate ups and downs, and that was always refreshing. I liked the fact that so many characters from the past books all came back for one last hurrah. And while it seemed a little sloppy to suddenly do away with the first person perspective when it was convenient, I was able to forgive it because I enjoyed it regardless. i'm going to miss Sarah and Dave. But I'm happy that they got that one last adventure together.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I found this series to be hilarious with the right amount of snarky and attitude. Since I listened to most of the books as an audiobook, I really liked the lady who did the reading. She definitely added the right tone for Sarah’s sarcastic attitude and Dave’s winning personality. These books reminded me a little of Resident Evil with a dose of comedy and a little less on the bad-assery clothes. Plus I really liked how in the first book, you can see the falling out on Sarah and Dave’s marriage yet I found this series to be hilarious with the right amount of snarky and attitude. Since I listened to most of the books as an audiobook, I really liked the lady who did the reading. She definitely added the right tone for Sarah’s sarcastic attitude and Dave’s winning personality. These books reminded me a little of Resident Evil with a dose of comedy and a little less on the bad-assery clothes. Plus I really liked how in the first book, you can see the falling out on Sarah and Dave’s marriage yet when it came to fighting for their lives, they really came together to set aside their differences to survive. It’s good to know that they can prioritize correctly. The one thing that threw me off a little was the fact that in the first book when they were heading to their therapist for their counseling, they noticed that there weren’t any cars on a normally crowded highway and when they got there, the usual security guard was nowhere to be found. Everything just seemed off for them and they didn’t even realize zombies were about until they stumbled in on their therapist eating a fellow patient. My question is: how did they not know? I feel like news would’ve erupted with today’s technology if there were reports on someone eating someone else’s brains like the bath salt incident a few years ago in Maryland. It wasn’t until they got home and turned on the TV that they were like ohhhh, zombies! Did they not check their phones at all before or after their little therapist incident? I mean, sure the book was written back in 2010 but I’m pretty sure most people were checking their phones nonstop by then. I know I was. Anyways, that was really the only thing where I was like, seriously guys? Be a little quicker, okay? I loved the plot throughout the series – the crazy religious cult in a casino (I mean, really, a casino??), the mad scientist with the crazy experiments (I did wonder what happened to all of the bionic zombies afterwards…did Sarah and Dave kill all of them? The book didn’t really say…), survival camps that were prison-like and all the military action in the last 1.5 books. There were certainly a lot of action going on and there was never a dull moment. I came to really enjoy reading about the secondary characters especially The Kid and Nicole. They started off either a little annoying or too personal but they definitely grew on me. Even McCray with his English accent and drug addiction grew on me. I was a little sad and disappointed about Nadia but with these zombie apocalypses, I guess it’s bound to happen. Overall, I really enjoyed the series. I found it highly entertaining and went through all of the books super quickly. The little epilogue at the end was great too – it really concluded the books. I just wish there was a little more info on Little Z. Click here to view entire review: http://holedupinabook.blogspot.com/20...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Cantu

    All good things must come to an end, and I have to say that The Zombie Whisperer, the fourth and final book in Jesse Petersen’s Living With The Dead series, did a nice job at bringing it all to a close. It’s been a year since the zombie outbreak forced David and Sarah – a couple on the verge of divorce – to escape their home in Seattle. Since then, they’ve traveled the country fighting both zombies and a military that wants to slice and dice David in the name of science (since he’s al All good things must come to an end, and I have to say that The Zombie Whisperer, the fourth and final book in Jesse Petersen’s Living With The Dead series, did a nice job at bringing it all to a close. It’s been a year since the zombie outbreak forced David and Sarah – a couple on the verge of divorce – to escape their home in Seattle. Since then, they’ve traveled the country fighting both zombies and a military that wants to slice and dice David in the name of science (since he’s all “super human” now). The couple is stronger than ever, but now they must return home to Seattle and, hopefully, help bring an end to this zombie plague once and for all. Of course, for reasons that are made blatantly obvious within the first few pages of the book *rolling eyes at stereotypes*, the big bad government men have now set their sights on Sarah. These books have always been pretty light and funny (in a raunchy, sarcastic kind of way). They aren’t long enough to really get into the nitty-gritty details or spend too much time on character development, but that’s okay. It’s kind of like an action/comedy movie, you watch it for the laughs and explosions, not for a meaningful plot and deep characters. When it ends and the unlikely heroes ride off into the sunset and that’s that. I admit, I scrunched up my nose when it’s obvious that Sarah is in a condition (oh come on, it’s obvious within the first few pages and is unveiled quickly enough — I don’t think that’s too much of a spoiler). Maybe I’m just bitter for my own personal reasons, but I dread when characters get pregnant in books? Everything becomes about “the baby” until I want to puke, but Sarah and David maintained their individual personalities and I didn’t get that annoyed. I’d recommend this book for fans of the Living With The Dead series who want to know what finally happens to Sarah and David. Will they live happily zombie-ever-after? This is an especially good book to read when you’re between books as it’s short and light. I wouldn’t recommend these books for people who haven’t read the first three books (it won’t make sense).

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    I have mixed feelings about this installment in the Living With The Dead series... a series I really enjoyed for its balance of action coupled with snappy banter and surprisingly well developed characters. Like other readers, I was disappointed by how this installment was constructed as a quasi-greatest moments compilation; reuniting all of the supporting cast and bringing our heroes back to where our story began. That said, I also had to suspend by disbelief to accept the entire zombie apocalyps I have mixed feelings about this installment in the Living With The Dead series... a series I really enjoyed for its balance of action coupled with snappy banter and surprisingly well developed characters. Like other readers, I was disappointed by how this installment was constructed as a quasi-greatest moments compilation; reuniting all of the supporting cast and bringing our heroes back to where our story began. That said, I also had to suspend by disbelief to accept the entire zombie apocalypse scenario in the first place and since I’d already given a pass to the premise, I also can give a pass to reunion aspect of Zombie Whisperer. While I wanted to like this book as much as I had the earlier installments, I can’t honestly say that The Zombie Whisperer was a bad finish to the series or a bad book. Did this installment in the series manage to tie-up all of the loose ends in a manner that was coherent and contextualized? Yes. Was the ending consistent with the world the author had established in previous installments in the series? Yes. Did the author also contextualize the changes we saw in Sarah with the toned-down snark? Yes. Was the curtain call appearance of the entire supporting cast qualified with plausible explanation? Yes. Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with this book other than it just didn’t cover any exciting new ground and the prose wasn’t as edgy.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    I am so glad I finally got a chance to read The Zombie Whisper. By the end of the first chapter I realized just how much I missed Jesse Petersen’s style of writing. Most of all I missed the quick witted one liners between Sarah and David. The Zombie Whisper is the end of Sarah and David’s journey and is a fitting end. The two have gone a very long way since we first met them; the once near divorced couple is together and stronger than ever. Though now Sarah is keeping a big secret and David is ki I am so glad I finally got a chance to read The Zombie Whisper. By the end of the first chapter I realized just how much I missed Jesse Petersen’s style of writing. Most of all I missed the quick witted one liners between Sarah and David. The Zombie Whisper is the end of Sarah and David’s journey and is a fitting end. The two have gone a very long way since we first met them; the once near divorced couple is together and stronger than ever. Though now Sarah is keeping a big secret and David is kind-of-but-not-really-a-zombie. They’ve set up shop in Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana on their own, but are soon found by old friends. Now Sarah and David head back to the city they fled, Seattle, to help with the zombie cure. This goodbye novel wouldn’t be complete without appearances by characters from the previous books as well. Overall, I really enjoyed The Zombie Whisper and had to keep this review short to avoid spoilers. The quick wit of Sarah makes me wish she was my best friend and the relationship between her and David is something I wish I had. Jesse Petersen keeps the book funny and light and only getting serious when it’s called for. I’m sad to see Sarah and David go but in terms of a final book this was a great one.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mirasol Quisto

    This sequel was superb. I could somehow compare it to "As the World Dies" by Rhiannon Frater but this one was very very light and very fun to read. You could even read each book in two to three hours. Yes, one of those books-you-love-to-read-in-just-one-sitting :) Though you could easily foresee what will happen after each scene and the set-up wasn't original, you know Sarah getting pregnant by his half-zombie husband David and they have to deal with this General Keel who wants to take their Litt This sequel was superb. I could somehow compare it to "As the World Dies" by Rhiannon Frater but this one was very very light and very fun to read. You could even read each book in two to three hours. Yes, one of those books-you-love-to-read-in-just-one-sitting :) Though you could easily foresee what will happen after each scene and the set-up wasn't original, you know Sarah getting pregnant by his half-zombie husband David and they have to deal with this General Keel who wants to take their Little Zombie baby ( I know! sounds like Breaking Dawn mania freak thing ayt?) but I didn't find it exasperating. I actually like how it ends. Oops, sowe for those who rated "the ending was not so good" I guess we have different taste as to how the ending should be. All I can say is, this one has a quick yet relatable and fun ending :)

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shiza

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was a major disappointment. Why, you ask? Because Everything turned out bloody perfect! Now, before you go calling the men in white,let me tell you why I am annoyed. This series,atleast the 1st three books, had zombies,deaths,more zombies,unhappy endings,zombies,backstabbing crazy people and more zombies!These little incidents gave the essence of danger and maintained a touch of realism despite the zombies (or maybe because of them). However,when I flipped tgrough the pages of this book,I f This book was a major disappointment. Why, you ask? Because Everything turned out bloody perfect! Now, before you go calling the men in white,let me tell you why I am annoyed. This series,atleast the 1st three books, had zombies,deaths,more zombies,unhappy endings,zombies,backstabbing crazy people and more zombies!These little incidents gave the essence of danger and maintained a touch of realism despite the zombies (or maybe because of them). However,when I flipped tgrough the pages of this book,I felt like I was re-reading Breaking Dawn. A) Dave pulled an Edward Cullen kept insisting his wife ,who had defeated bionic zombies without zombifying unlike someone else,needs to be protected from zombies. B) Sarah goes through a transformation. C)The final face-off between the 'good' and'evil' ,left the wanna-be army stup..uhh zombified. D)Everyone 'good' gets a happy ending.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Gretchen

    A great end to the series, The Zombie Whisperer concludes the story of Sarah and David, which began in Married with Zombies with a zombie outbreak in Seattle. Appropriately enough, this novel returns the action to Seattle for a final showdown with the living and undead. A number of characters introduced in the previous 3 novels, and in the short stories, reappear to assist (or hinder) Sarah and David as they make a last attempt to save the world. But Sarah's hiding something important, and even A great end to the series, The Zombie Whisperer concludes the story of Sarah and David, which began in Married with Zombies with a zombie outbreak in Seattle. Appropriately enough, this novel returns the action to Seattle for a final showdown with the living and undead. A number of characters introduced in the previous 3 novels, and in the short stories, reappear to assist (or hinder) Sarah and David as they make a last attempt to save the world. But Sarah's hiding something important, and even David's enhanced zombie powers may not be enough to save them this time. Fast paced, snarky as ever, and tons of fun. I'm sad this is the last book in the series, but it's ending on a high note. Petersen never fails to amuse.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

    I liked it, but did I really like it? So I guess this is 3.5 stars... The final part of a series. I was a bit surprised at the plot. After the last book I expected something quite different -- an exploration of the plot bunnies left over at the end of that book, a venture into unknown lands beyond the wall... There was definitely the beginning of another full length novel there. Instead there was this -- fairly short, a rather hurried tie-up of any loose ends with a happy ending. Don't get me wron I liked it, but did I really like it? So I guess this is 3.5 stars... The final part of a series. I was a bit surprised at the plot. After the last book I expected something quite different -- an exploration of the plot bunnies left over at the end of that book, a venture into unknown lands beyond the wall... There was definitely the beginning of another full length novel there. Instead there was this -- fairly short, a rather hurried tie-up of any loose ends with a happy ending. Don't get me wrong, I liked the story and Sarah and David have grown on me. And I liked to be reunited with all the characters from the previous books and some of the short stories. But as a conclusion to the series it was a bit abrupt and unsatisfying.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    I really enjoyed this book. I am sad that the story had to end, but I like how everything was wrapped up. I like knowing what happens to all the characters that I have grown to know in a book. I don’t feel like the story was rushed or “campy”, like some of the other reviewers mentioned. It did feel a little shorter, but I read the first 3 in paperback, so I can’t really compare. I will agree that the cover is not as good as the other 3, but I also understand that this book was published differen I really enjoyed this book. I am sad that the story had to end, but I like how everything was wrapped up. I like knowing what happens to all the characters that I have grown to know in a book. I don’t feel like the story was rushed or “campy”, like some of the other reviewers mentioned. It did feel a little shorter, but I read the first 3 in paperback, so I can’t really compare. I will agree that the cover is not as good as the other 3, but I also understand that this book was published differently and there were probably some issues there. However it is not enough to detract from how good the actual story was.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    A silly fun brainless read to wrap up the Living with the Dead series. I liked this better than the third book in the series as that one felt like Petersen had a deadline looming so she had to finish quickly. There were plenty of snarky comments, back stabbing, brain bashing, and bad-assery to keep those familiar with the series happy. That said I found it rather farcical that they encountered every living person from the previous books including the military dude who took David at that wall, bu A silly fun brainless read to wrap up the Living with the Dead series. I liked this better than the third book in the series as that one felt like Petersen had a deadline looming so she had to finish quickly. There were plenty of snarky comments, back stabbing, brain bashing, and bad-assery to keep those familiar with the series happy. That said I found it rather farcical that they encountered every living person from the previous books including the military dude who took David at that wall, but you know it was all in good fun. I also could do without so much eye rolling from every single character.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    This one wasn't as good as the others in the series, in my opinion. It felt like everything happened way too fast, and it was really short. This could have easily been a full length book and been drawn out more. It was still a fun read, don't get me wrong, but I felt it went overboard on the winking at the reader bits that were in the other books. With this one being so short, it didn't work as well. Overall, it was a good read and I still liked the book, I just wanted it to be longer and slowed This one wasn't as good as the others in the series, in my opinion. It felt like everything happened way too fast, and it was really short. This could have easily been a full length book and been drawn out more. It was still a fun read, don't get me wrong, but I felt it went overboard on the winking at the reader bits that were in the other books. With this one being so short, it didn't work as well. Overall, it was a good read and I still liked the book, I just wanted it to be longer and slowed down just a tad so I felt like it was complete. I'd definitely recommend to anyone who likes tongue-in-cheek zombie books.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brian Nardini

    I really liked the first three books in this series, but this installment felt forced. I agree with others that it seemed arbitrary and distracting to bring back every major remaining character from the previous books. The plot and dialogue did not really measure up to the rest of the series either. For whatever reason, the writing was just not as good as the previous books in the series in my opinion. Not sure what happened here. If you are a fan of the series, you may still like this book. Overa I really liked the first three books in this series, but this installment felt forced. I agree with others that it seemed arbitrary and distracting to bring back every major remaining character from the previous books. The plot and dialogue did not really measure up to the rest of the series either. For whatever reason, the writing was just not as good as the previous books in the series in my opinion. Not sure what happened here. If you are a fan of the series, you may still like this book. Overall, it was a little disappointing for me.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Badseedgirl

    Good bye Sarah and David. I very much enjoyed your zombie killing travels around the western US. You made me laugh, you made me cry (Ok I may be taking a little poetic license here), you made me hope I do as well in the Zombie Apocalypse. I'm glad you stayed together and worked out all those pesky marital problems while being totally kick-ass zombie killers, And finally, I hope that you get your happy ever after in that dark corner of Jesse Petersen's brain, because you definitely have one in mi Good bye Sarah and David. I very much enjoyed your zombie killing travels around the western US. You made me laugh, you made me cry (Ok I may be taking a little poetic license here), you made me hope I do as well in the Zombie Apocalypse. I'm glad you stayed together and worked out all those pesky marital problems while being totally kick-ass zombie killers, And finally, I hope that you get your happy ever after in that dark corner of Jesse Petersen's brain, because you definitely have one in mine.

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