Just a fun loving family guy! Obviously I am a zombie genre fan as well as post apocolyptic genre.
It was a different take on another zombie story. Don't get me wrong, I love zombie stories. It is nice to have a different take though.
I liked the fact that the story was basically a bunch of journal entries. It was a bit odd at first, and perhaps a bit disjointed until I got used to it. I quickly grew to love it though.
This is going to sound weird being that this is a zombie book, but I found his voice to be very "homey" and comforting.
I didn't have any extreme reactions. There were parts that had me chuckling for sure though.
One of the better books I have listened to so far. Highly recommended.
The story follows the lead character from a very personal yet detached perspective that made him and the plot more interesting.
There is a steady rise and fall throughout the book allowing for personal insight squeezed between constant action.
The pace and flow make sense. It was a realistic story in that people reacted to a truly apocalyptic event as would be expected.
The most memorable was the attempt of a group of lawless civilians to take over the missle complex for their own use. Break down of society and ever man for himself.
Actually nothing; I would be as interested if I read it as hearing it while driving.
I would recommend to others, but share regarding the format and cliffhanger ending.
first by him
Nicely done. You could hear the doom...
Adjust my prep planning to a longer timeline
I'll listen to the 2nd book just to get past the cliffhanger ending of the first one. I know, I know, the 2nd book will probably end the same, but it's like chocolate. You just have to have it.
I love a good zombie Novel and I'm a sucker for a great love story. I listen to as many scifi and romance as I can get a hold of.
By far my favorite zombie story and Bourne has me as a fan for life. If you love a great thought out zombie novel with a unique but realistic point of view than you will love this. Totally worth the credit.
Reader, writer, listener. Thank God for audiobooks!
Really engaging and interesting story. I feel like the characters were well developed and I want to know what happens next in the story! The narrator did a great job and I will def be picking up the next book in the series.
I LOVE haunting, atmospheric writing that plays in your head like a movie. I adore books of a mysterious, suspenseful and creepy nature. I am a big fan of Horror/Zombie/Apocalypse and other genres which center on Mystery and strong character development.
I came upon this audiobook after craving more of the well-done AMC TV show
His description of the undead is gruesome and enjoyably disturbing
Never heard Jay before but would absolutely look for his name in the future.
Despite the stereotypes of fans of the zombie/apocalypse genres, there is nothing
The Walking Dead TV series was the first thing that got me into the zombie genre. The Walking Dead was not at all what I expected and I had no expectations that this genre would be so gripping. Hungering for more, I dug into reviews of prominent zombie fiction authors looking for more great zombie stories that would hold over my new addiction until the new season of TWD started up again.
J.L. Bourne's 2 DBDA books kept showing up in the top lists. After listening to both DBDA books, and several others in the genre (Rise of the Governor- The Walking Dead, World War Z, & The Morning Star Strain); this 2 book series is unquestionably the best in this genre of stories! The others were good or outstanding, but nothing tops DBDA.
The only real disappointment in this series is finding out afterward that J.L. Bourne is still active as an officer in the military, thereby delaying or postponing his ability to continue writing full-time. God bless our military & I fully appreciate the sacrifices they make- but can't the Navy let Bourne have a 3 or 4 year leave of absence to write full-time?! I can't wait until Shattered Hourglass (the 3rd in this series) is published!!