Devoured (The Hunger, book one)
Life isn’t kind to Lance York. A full-time job has eluded him for years, his wife loathes the sight of him, his bank accounts are empty, and his wealthy father-in-law revels in his failures. After he lunges in front of a car to save a sick and disoriented woman, Lance awakens in a quarantined hospital.
A devastating plague is spreading worldwide, driving those infected with it insane. Their bodies begin to mutate into horrors that have haunted mankind’s nightmares for centuries.
The world descends into chaos as the infected flee to the shadows, emerging at night to devour the remnants of civilization. With the help of an unlikely ally, Lance must navigate through the collapsing city of Pittsburgh, striving to escape the madness of the apocalypse that unfolds around them.
Consumed (The Hunger, book two)
Lance, and his companion Cass have survived the apocalypse. Much to their surprise, that was the easy part. They've fled the city, struggling to find food and shelter, fighting against the nightmarish infected and the militant living, willing themselves to endure through each day.
Ravaged (The Hunger, book three)
Lance York, a self-described loser in another life, has rediscovered himself in the midst of the apocalypse. Along with a cadre of other survivors, including the hardened, sexy Cass, Lance has taken refuge in a compound, struggling to survive the onslaught of monstrosities descending upon them each night.
The horrors that have devoured mankind are changing, their minds rebooting like a computer. Intelligence, the lone advantage of the humans, is returning to the infected. They ravage the compound with calculated, precise strikes, chiseling away at the defenses Lance and his friends have erected.
Could be better
The legendary Wayne June voices this novel, and unfortunately he falls short- mostly due to his acting on behalf of female roles. It’s almost like he is mocking girls on the playground. As a fan this single aspect was for me, and I hate to say it, cringe worthy.
The Hunger is too bad of an apocalyptic zombie novel series, but there seems to be something lacking that we’ve come to expect from similar comparisons like The Walking Dead and popular trilogy sagas. There are no surprises you didn’t see coming, there are no twists or devastation, and you don’t become attached to the characters. The plot doesn’t seem to flow too naturally and you start to read/listen not because you care but because you’re a reader and that’s what you do.
An OK buy if you like zombies scenarios.