"Awesome. Nuff said."
I have listened to this book more than once already. As a big zombie fan it is hard to find a really good zombie tale. There is some real tosh out there. Just because you put zombies in a story does not mean its good. You can't just tap into the cash cow of a genre that is zombies and hope that will carry it. This book on the other hand is a hoot all the way through. Great story and it is very detailed in things that happen and the people involved.
I'm not sure i could compare this book to any others i have read. If i had to i would say it is a as good a read as World War Z. (Book not film)
Does the other books from Day by Day count? i would listen to other books read by Jay Snyder because he does a really good job.
I could easily listen to this in one sitting.
if i could say anything to the author if would be "Keep up the good work and do more".
"Excellence in story telling and narration"
I have the book, but prefer to listen to Jay Snyder read those words to me.
Kill, the main protagonist. Its his diary after all that drives the story.
Hard to pick a Favourite, but the survival aspect really hit home.
All of the above, Fear, anticipation, dread and relief at the survival of characters. Nail biting stuff.
READ THE TRILOGY.
"the devils in the details..."
I really wasn't sure about the narrator at first his commentary plus th constant date n time referances was annoying.
not as good as Zombie Rules but as I got into the believable characters I started to get drawn in, overall enjoyable and I've already bought the next in the series.
Third listen and I still love it.
This book keeps you on the edge all the way
Not at all predictable as far as zombie books go.
Definitely worth a try
"one free book and i was hooked"
the series is in the top 5
I have not read any other zombie books so nothing to compare to.
the whole book blends into a amazing ride
buy it right now.
"Nice pace, And a good story"
The development of the story really holds you. And makes you think of how our life depends on things we know nothing about. You can feel the danger that would be part of every day survival if civilization fell.
Well worth a read/Listen
"Powerful and very interesting"
Great storyline and very good narrator
Story was set out very well lots to hold your interest was hard to stop listening will definatley get the next book to see how story carrys on
Didn't have a favourite as they were all equally good
If time allowed I would of
"A fantastic story to get your teeth into"
Up there with the best.
World War Z fans will find the diary format a treat as it really gets into the psyche of the main character and the Narrator is by far my favorite.
The lead character
It got me feeling anxious when the action kicked in, sad when morality struck and genuinely on the edge of my seat throughout.
Fantastic story with a great narrator. Jay Snyder really captures the gritty, unnerving atmosphere of the post apocalyptic world and the small group of survivors battling with the enemy and the will to stay alive. Recommend to any zombie fan!
"Diary format - very immersive."
Yes. I have done many times over the years since I downloaded it. Jay Snyder's performance was excellent, it felt as though he wrote the journal entries himself. He made the events come alive.
Not really applicable. Being a Journal it feels like an account. So to say you like characters is a bit much because its just the authors viewpoint being expressed you meet others but you only adopt his thoughts and emotions as expressed in his journal.
As said above - he does this book/journal justice. He makes it come alive. His tones in this performance have a sense of gravity and circumstance that makes it come alive.
Yes! Being a journal you need to devour it, to learn more of the world he inhabited.
Like Doomsday preppers? Like found footage movies? Like zombies? This book lets you live in that world in a way you just dont get in other zombie books.
"My favourite zombie book so far..."
I am a fan of the genre - post apocalypic/survival/Zombie so my review is probably a little biased...
I really enjoyed this book, I found the diary style worked well as it creates a pace and continuity to events which perfectly match this kind of story, after all most zombie stories unravell in days and weeks rather than months and years.
Also we get a real sense of the main characters state of mind as he writes in his diary, some times nothing much happens but he still writes it and that creates a believable world where there is always a sense of doom, forboding and risk but in which there is not a zombie round every single corner.
The characters that we meet as the story unfolds are interesting and I found myself really caring for happend to them, again the diary format is good for this.
I enjoyed the nitty gritty of survival portrayed here, the foraging for water, food, batteries, fuel, ammunition medical supplies etc becomes all important and the balance between needing those things and the risk posed in collecting them keeps the listener on edge.
The naration is clear and consise throughout, this book is about survival against the odds and doesnt get clouded by much else which for me is just perfect for a zombie book