Positive:

A Novel

  • Read by: Nick Podehl
  • Runtime: 15.2 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 4.21.2015
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Genre: Fiction/Horror
  • 15.22 hrs4/21/2015Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 9780062394804

In the bestselling vein of Guillermo Del Toro and Justin Cronin, the acclaimed author of Chimera and The Hydra Protocol delivers his spectacular breakout novel—an entertaining, page-turning zombie epic that is sure to become a classic.

Anyone can be positive …

The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan’s hand marks him as a positive. At any time, the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster. His only chance of a normal life is to survive the last two years of the potential incubation period. If he reaches his twenty-first birthday without an incident, he’ll be cleared.

Until then, Finn must go to a special facility for positives, segregated from society to keep the healthy population safe. But when the military caravan transporting him is attacked, Finn becomes separated. To make it to safety, he must embark on a perilous cross-country journey across an America transformed—a dark and dangerous land populated with heroes, villains, madmen, and hordes of zombies. And though the zombies are everywhere, Finn discovers that the real danger may be his fellow humans.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome meets World War Z and I Am Legend in this thrilling tale that has it all: a compelling story, great characters, and explosive action, making Positive the ultimate zombie novel of our time.

Editorial Reviews

“Combining action and horror and featuring a sympathetic if naïve hero, this is a great addition to the zombie canon from Wellington. Finn’s journey has an epic scale that seems destined for movie screens. In this postapocalyptic world the horror arises mostly from the violent remnants of humanity.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“Wellington’s most ambitious book is also his best, written with a maturity and compassion indicative of a writer who’s found the story he was made to tell. Zombie groupies will eat this one up, but it should also be recommended to readers of all epic-scale fantasy, including Justin Cronin’s bestselling epic vampire novel.”

Booklist (starred review)

“If John Wyndham had written a zombie novel, it might very well have resembled Wellington’s clever apocalyptic thriller…Finn’s personal growth is plausible as he grapples with the ethics of survival, and the story displays an imagination familiar to fans of Wellington’s Chimera.”

Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

David Wellington is the author of several novels. His zombie novels Monster Island, Monster Nation, and Monster Planet form a complete trilogy. He has also written a series of vampire novels including 13 Bullets, 99 Coffins, Vampire Zero, and 23 Hours, and in 2009 began his Werewolf series, starting with Frostbite and Overwinter. His novels have been featured in Rue Morgue, Fangoria, and the New York Times.

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Reader Biography

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.

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