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Wayne Simmons, read by Michael Kramer. Tantor Media, unabridged, seven CDs, 8 hrs., $40.99 ISBN 978-1-4526-0939-3

When a particularly nasty strain of the flu mutates, millions of people are killed the world over. Soon, the dead start rising—and when those who’ve died come back, they’ve got a hearty appetite for human flesh. With the Zombie Apocalypse in full swing, Ireland’s Geri McConnell and other survivors must battle to live another day as the airborne contagion and hordes of zombies continue to run rampant. In this audio edition of the first volume in Simmons’s Flu series, narrator Michael Kramer delivers a pitch-perfect performance. His voice is low and weary, his tone thoroughly creepy. With deliberate pacing, the narrator takes his time with the story—heightening the book’s tension in a way that will make listeners squirm. Among the many zombie audiobooks published in recent years, this one manages to stand out from the pack. A Tantor paperback. (Sept.)