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!!
Despite the fact zombies have been done to death, I kept reading. I had to find out the ending.
Yes. He paints a picture without becoming tedious. He keeps the action moving without loosing the reader.
Not sure. Books don't always translate well. It seems to lend itself well to the medium though.
The ending was unfinished. I would like something a little more final.
Couldnt put it down
I liked the compelling nature of the story, and the journal-style kept me listening for the next entry...and the next...
Jay Snyder's narration brought the characters to life for me. It wasn't long before I forgot about the fact that he was the narrator and accepted him as the voice of the protagonist
I wouldn't change the title. It's perfect
I wasn't sure i would like zombie books, but this one was an excellent indoctrination into the genre
The journal format took a little getting used to but...no big deal. I've had quite a few of these audio books now and some of them I didn't even finish, and may never finish. Not only did I finish this book but I couldn't put it down!! I listened to this instead of watching TV in the evening. Great book! This is one I will "read" over and over. I "bought" the sequel yesterday and I would have gladly paid for it!!! Can't wait to hear more!
Start from the 1st book u will not be able to stop
I have almost all the zombie books,
Many are great but this is the best.
Can't wait for new release later this year. Would
Love to meet Bourne.