Best Selling Author of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
I enjoyed every minute of the book. Bourne can really spin a yarn, but I found the plot quite flat. It was just a string of this guys experiences with no major revelations, and I felt the book ended very abruptly and early.
That said, I still really enjoyed reading the book. Glad there's a sequel!
I didn't really read these type of books, but I love science fiction and horror but in separate books...
But I decided to branch out and take a chance on a new genre...once I listened to the audio..I am now a big fan. It's a great pairing
It's in "journal" format, so you are basically listening to someone read a journal out loud. It's so boring. The character development isn't there. The story line just drags on and on. I love zombie novels, but this one falls so far short in my opinion.
He sounded depressed and his tone was monotonous.
Well, everyone else has said it as well, but I will repeat it. This book is amazing; Bourne's realistic take on a zombie apocalypse book really sat well. It's pretty much a journal, and the narrator does a pretty good job. There are realistic elements such as the Posse Comitatus and certain requirements when the military forces operate within the US borders. I really would like more of it, but that is a good thing.
SOLID. Inside the mind of a soldier in a very difficult situation. Do not listen read negative reviews. JUST GET IT. You'd might as well get both books right now.
So easy to relate to the thoughts and ideas of the characters. In my opinion, this is what a real person would feel and think in the event of such an apocalypse.
Can't really describe it but the performance is perfect. I hope this guy does the 3rd book also. Changing the reader would ruin it.
I cannot help but listen to these books over and over. Every person I have suggested these books to, has called in sick to work in order to finish them both. No matter what kind of stories you like... "these books are like crack". haha.
I would say, "Suspenseful, Intriguing, and Must_Read."
The lonleyness and desperation of the event.
I thought the auther did a very good job with the stoyline. I was envolved in the book the entire time and found it very difficult to put the book up, even though I knew I had too.
These two books so far are fantastic. I have listened to them twice now as they are fairly short and worth a second listen. The journal idea is a nice twist and the zombies are realistic and scary. I like the fact that the writer is active military and actually knows his weapons unlike some other writers who use the word "clip" when they are referring to a gun's magazine. Turns me off the book when the writer uses guns in their story but doesn't know jack all about them. I can't wait for the third installment!
This is a good story line but I am just not a fan of "diary" based books. That being said I really enjoyed the performance by Jay Snyder and I did connect with the characters. Overall a good listen.
Elizabeth, Artist, Alaska...
A brilliant addition to the zombie, post-apocalypse genre. Great story pace, good detail and character development. Excellent narrator---perfect for this story! I bought the sequel as a result, and can't wait for the third book! Not the goofy, 'unrealistic' version of zombie warfare. Details and descriptions lend a credibility to this novel.