Way too many inconsistencies in this book. While the action and drama were pretty good, the scenarios that set them up were unbelievable and distracting. Career military officers that don’t know a thing about tactics, strategy or planning, let alone how to run a military op. People needlessly exposing themselves to blood when they know the virus is blood borne. And, characters consistently choosing the really bad options, it’s a wonder any of these people survived long enough to make it to the second or third book. (Which, by the way don’t get any better - actually worse).
If you’re able to completely forgo logic and common sense and avoid thinking “what would I do” (because it wouldn’t be what the characters in this book do), you might enjoy the listen. Otherwise, the incongruities are really distracting and hard to stomach.
A good story line. Interesting flow and character interaction. Runners vs. Shamblers
World War Z. Global response to the zombie apocalypse.
Wasn't what I expected. Seemed more like a war novel, which I don't care for
Just couldn't get into it,
I don't think the issue was the narrator..
The pacing was excellent, the characters where well detailed, in appearance and how they felt about things as well as their thoughts. The whole way through you are never sure who is going to make it through an encounter - it didn't feel predictable.
Kruger, unsure of spelling as its an audiobook!
His voices, how he remembered and kept them for every book in the Series. Very impressed.
I laughed in quite a few scenes. No tears, there isn't a lot of grief in these books, more determination to survive.
I love Zombie Apocalypse books and movies and this is a good one. It's not just one big Zombie munchfest, but has character stories that leave you wanting to know more about the people. I think the characters could have been way more developed and that would be the only weak area for me. The title says "Don't Cough". Read the book and you tell me why!
I love the part where Stiles is all alone doing recon and he stomps his boot on the floor and realizes the floor sounds hollow in some places in not in others. Then finds the door in the floor. What did he find? Not going to tell ya!! read it.
It was pure entertainment and a great way to pass the day while I worked. There was some humor and I would occassionally laugh and my co-workers would look at me like I was nuts, but whatever, at least they leave me alone to listen to all the great books I find here. This book was a little slow starting. It picked up ithe pace as it went along and then it was over and I was wanting more. The reader is extraordinary!! His voices for each character were great and how he kept them all straight like was as entriqueing as the book itself.
An entertaining story and a great bit of narration.
On a side note: was anyone else cracking up at Brewster? He reminded me of Corp. Hicks from Aliens.
I'm not sure if it was the weak character developement or maybe they were just so two dimensional and paper thin. I like the story, but there were times in it ....well lets just say the author didn't understand everything he was writing about. The characters didn't live up to their job titles. I listened to the book twice so it's not a total waste of a credit, I will most likely listen to the next book, after I am a story junkie. I love a story above all things, but do enjoy a good story with strong realistic characters.
Yes, This first installment kept me on the edge of my seat rooting for the good guys and cursing the bad guys!
That would be a spoiler! Can't do that!
I laughed and crie dthrough out the book. It is a rollercoaster when you get to know a character and then they are taken away by an infected. : (
Can't wait to read the next one.
Some reviews of this book have said it is a collection of cliques but I couldn't disagree more. Yes it is a zombie book but it has some fresh takes on the genre and had so much potential. That is the issue however, potential not quite realized. The author had a really good idea but didn't do all his research. This lead to plot lines that just stretched the reader credulity too much. It was entertaining but not enough that I can say I will finish the series.
No boring sections. It keeps going smoothly.
We're Alive and Walking Dead
Some cha. sound alike except for the main ones. I like the General.
They are several feel good for them parts