"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.
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
Loved this book, not what I usual listen to. The diary style of writing really works. Downloaded book two straight away.
"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
"A nice try but just falls short in the genre"
I like Zombies because they give us a great chance to look at humans surrounded by the inhuman, to look what happens to people without society's framework.
Bourne's book has some nice touches, there are hints of the wider back-story and he uses the diary-form well to play on the uncertainty of the main characters.
Snyder's drawling narration is also very well done, and I think fits the main character well.
But the audiobook drifted by and struggled to hold my attention. It all feels like the stuff that's gone before. It feels formulaic and doesn't have enough to hold my attention. Perhaps as part of a larger series it'll get there, but this first book hasn't done enough to make me care to find out.
If you love zombies, you could do worse. But I'm afraid one should be able do a lot better.