Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout
Luckily its not very long because I just couldn't stop listening. Kept my interest up throughout and I just can't complain about anything in the book. It has thematic star wars sound effects including ship background ambiance sounds and blasters, not to mention wookie growls. Yes, Chewie is there with Han Solo too! Just amazing really and the narrator does an excellent job.
I am not even a Star Wars fan, and this would be my first book I've ever read or listened to about Star Wars. I got interested in it because of the zombies. The combination is really cool, but neither Star Wars nor Zombies get in the way of telling this scary and unique story. I thought the Star Wars setting would distract from the story, but it didn't t all. This book is about a scary infection that turned people into zombies. It just happened to do it in space, and that space was the Star Wars universe. While its not like any other zombie story I've read, it is creepy, gory, thrilling, bloody and everything like that.
I've never heard any other narrations by Sean Kenin, but he is stellar here. He uses an array of different voices, accents, and speech patterns so you always know which character is speaking. His natural reading voice is clear and pleasant. I will have to look for more of his work. Strong audio design continues beyond the narration, with licensed Star Wars music and sound effects used throughout for great ambiance.
Unfortunately, the story itself is uneven. While truly good at some points, it is often goofy and always predictable. In addition to being predictable, the author errs, in my opinion, by not providing enough survivors. The initial outbreak claims all but six characters, and two of them are protected by Hero Death Immunity - two canonical characters in a very questionable cameo. No matter how grim things seem for our survivors, there is very little dramatic tension since we know that, at worst, only four of them can possibly suffer any permanent consequences. A larger cast with no "untouchables" would have helped the story considerably.
I would recommend this book to a friend, but only on the condition they were a huge fan of both Star Wars AND zombies.
To start with, it's not a Star Wars book really. With the exception of a really bad part for Han and Chewie (just a terrible idea of putting them on there...he only did it to make it feel anything like star wars). The writing feels rushed; There's no real character development. He tried to put his own spin on a zombie virus and outbreak, kudos for that, but it was a terrible idea. The virus, the way it spreads, just everything about it was poorly thought out. Even if it wasn't a "Star Wars" book it would be just a bad, bad zombie book.
I think my least favorite thing about the book is the chapter name reading....The stupid guy yelling in the background the name of the chapter was just a horrible thing to do. I feel embarrassed for everyone involved that it's there.
I didn't want to finish the book. I shouldn't have finished the book but I spent the credit (wish I hadn't) so I did. I was going to get Red Harvest at the same time, really glad I didn't.
Sound effects really add to this story. You do not that added chill by reading alone!
Very gripping. You become very invested in this tale. You want the best to them. You find your self holding your breath and crossing your fingers for them!!
I have always loved reading, helping people to find a passion for these amazing books lead me to work in a local bookstore.
This book is pretty standard story quality for a Star Wars book. I cannot make it through this performance because of the constant background noise. I don't think it adds atmosphere so much as it distracts from the listening quality.
I have never read or listened to any of the books in the Star Wars universe and tried this one because I just wanted to use up my credits and it made a follower out me. The production quality including the narrators and effects were wonderful and the story was very good as well.
A fun new type of SW book that takes a different path from the normal Star Wars stories. Very entertaining and frightful! I wanted to listen to it again but chose not to, because I already know what happens. Please write more of this type of Star Wars horror novel!
With a smooth narration, excellent audio, and enthralling story, this Star Wars novel is one of the best!
Great way to read great books on the go. Love Sci Fi especially Orson Scott Card and Star Wars.
This book presented in an audio format heightened the tension and created a real sense of dread for the characters.
The overall story was good and there is an unexpectd cameo that makes perfect sense.
He made the terror seem real without goign over the top. The chapter intors in whispers and screams were really creepy.
I had to sop listening one night since I was driving in the dark because I got the creeps.
Excellent addition to Star Wars expanded Universe.
The story is not bad " zombie tail" the when it gets explaining the "what caused this to happen" you look at it like.. "Really.. is that really the way you are going to explain this?" If you hated the Force explanation of Microscopic entities that co-exist in everything.. but in some more than others.( midichlorians)
It was ok.. but if your looking for a zombie story with star wars appeal... you might be less impressed.
I think what got me most is after all the the through in HAn a CHEWIE!!! REALLY REALLY... I've read other books with that pair in the mix and it's been cool.. but now they are just being tossed in whenever.