Broken Stories: Stories from the Broken World Series

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Broken Stories is a compilation of short stories and novelettes that accompanies the Broken World series. From California to Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Colorado, listeners will get a glimpse at what other people went through before, during, and after the zombie virus outbreak.

Some of the characters featured in these stories have close ties to the main characters in the Broken World series, while others are brand-new. It’s an emotional, intense, and exciting look at how the zombie apocalypse has changed the world.

3 reviews for Broken Stories: Stories from the Broken World Series

  1. Carole Wooten

    I had a great time with this audiobook! I am a fan of Kate L. Mary’s work so I was eager to give this collection of stories a try. As a reader of her work, it was nice to see a few familiar characters and other characters that have been talked about but I also think that this would be a great place to start. I found this to be a very quick and enjoyable listen.

    This collection has a nice variety of stories. Some stories are longer while others are pretty quick but they all grabbed my attention and held it throughout the story. Usually, with short story collections, I have found that one or two stories will be more of a miss for me but in this collection, I found that I really enjoyed each of the stories. I liked the fact that these stories gave some insight into a few familiar characters without spoiling any of the full books in the series.

    This is the first time that I have listened to Kathleen Miranti’s narration and I thought that she did a great job with this collection of stories. There were a few stories that were pretty emotional and I think that she did a great job of conveying that emotion through her reading. I think that she had a very pleasant voice that was easy to listen to for hours at a time.

    I would recommend this book to others. I really enjoyed getting a chance to experience a wide range of experiences these characters were facing in the zombie apocalypse.

    I received a review copy of this audiobook from the author.

  2. Shan MC

    7 short stories that take place in the Broken World setting. All about people dealing with the zombie apocalypse. Each story was interesting, but I would’ve been fine without really reading any of them; I don’t think they add much to the overall world. Still some good stories though. Entertaining little snippets.

    Listened to this on Audible. Don’t like narration; too robotic/unnatural. She just sounded weird, but I finished the listen.

    1. When Karma Bites You in the Ass

    This one is about Roger and Cassie. They both live in a trailer park; separately, but know each other because she went to school with his daughter, when the zombie apocalypse starts they team up. They both are a bit gross and have their priorities wrong. He treated his family horribly, and she uses sex to get ahead. They work together to find fancier shelter, and survive the zombies. Despite not liking the characters, they do make for an interesting story. This one is a bit depressing, but the author did a good job showing the complexity of Roger.

    2. Until Death Do Us Part

    This one is about couple Sara and King; they’ve been together since they were kids, but their relationship isn’t doing so good. When the zombie apocalypse happens, they need to work together to survive. This one is heartfelt, but sad.

    3. The Escape

    This one is about Jane and Victoria. They were being imprisoned in the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, where the women have been raped and tortured. Luckily, they are about to be broken out of there, but they still need to make it out of there alive; zombies and bad guys are still on the loose. Good action in this one.

    4. Embracing the Insanity

    This story is about Brady from the book, The Sweetest Torment. This story was at the end of that audiobook, so I had already heard this one. It’s a longer version of the story he tells Regan in that book; about Him dealing with his wife dying at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.

    5. Thank You, Daddy

    This book mainly featured Blake and Emma, who were side characters in The Loudest Silence. This story was already featured at the end of The Loudest Silence audiobook. It’s about how Blake and Emma met at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, the trauma they’ve suffered, and how they found themselves with a group of survivors. It was a good backstory for Blake and Emma, but it’s sad because after getting their current story in the full book; I know things don’t quite go well for them. Still liked getting to know them more. Entertaining story.

    6. Starting Over

    This one is about Mike, who is a wall watcher; he watches for zombies and other dangers, in New Atlanta. We get some information about the CDC trying to find immune people to find a cure, and about the early stages of New Atlanta.

    7. Something Special

    This story connects with the previous story. This one is about Anna in Key West, who is hiding out from zombies and dangers with her young brother, Mikey, and her boyfriend, Vince. She finds out something unknown about herself, and they find themselves meeting a new group. Things take a crazy, sad turn.

  3. Mia Harper

    A gripping collection of short stories, giving a glimpse into their lives just after the virus, gave me taste for the rest of the series! Can’t wait to start the next book in the Broken World series. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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