I like the narrator. I like the story. Really really good. I am even listening for a second time. Maybe a third. I have never done that to any other story. I like the second book too. It spoiled me for any other story. I tried to start other books and I couldn't get into them. The author has a facebook page and is writing #3. It's neat to follow his progress on facebook.
J.L.Bourne is the new king of the undead as far as I am concerned! He put alot of time, effort and love into this novel and its sequal and it really shows. Excellent development of his characters and the story telling is just out of this world. If you like the undead genre, this book AND "Beyond Exile" are a MUST HAVE!!!!
Well done! An excellent read and thoroughly enjoyable. Exciting and thought provoking.
Ready to start Beyond Exile tomorow.
This is not a very well written book. The narrator's speech waffles jarringly from hyper-descriptive and meticulous to brash and vulgar. This doesn't seem to be from the stress of the situation on the character, but just poor writing. I am led to believe this by the author's use of big words that add no extra meaning to the story and would not be something I would expect the narrator to say. For example, "I commenced to take..." instead of simply "I took...". There are many other examples.
There are many instances near the end of the story where the narrator fails to see obvious dangers or make simple connections between events which seems completely out of character. These instances feel like lazy plot devices to create suspense or drama; they fall flat.
The reader did a fine job. I would not be deterred from listening to another book read by him based off of this performance. I would not; however, read another book by this author.
Do not fall for the other reviewers' hype.
I didn't know what to expect with the "journal entry" reading of an audio book but I was very surprised. This was very well read and had me really caring for the characters. If you're a fan of the zombie world this is one you can't pass up. Highly recommend.
This is a very cleverly written, brilliantly narrated diary account of a post-apocalyptic zombie-ridden world where the United States population, almost all of it, are flesh-eating undead. It is scary enough to keep you riveted. I don't care at all whether any of the ideas are borrowed from another source. Ideas and concepts are borrowed all the time, This is uniquely scary with enough action and diversity to keep you at the edge of your seat. It does not get boring and all the characters are interesting and effective enough to hold your attention until the end. It ends abruptly but this is purely a set-up for the sequel. And he does it again in the sequel. As long as the author and reader are having a blast, the formula seems to work well.
I've read the book over & over, but when I heard they came out with the audio version, I had to purchase it! and when you listen to the narrator tell the story, it just grabs you, and gives you more of an insight, and takes you closer to the charactures! .. My son & I love listening to this on our morning drive before I take him to school, we can't wait for the sequel, and once again, I will read that over & over, and when the audio version comes out, you can bet that will be playing on our morning drive! .. Frank (A.K.A Godzilla1964)