This story has so many great ingredients - mad scientists, airships, a walled-off Seattle to prevent the spread of contagion. My only problem with it is the zombies. They aren't the mindless slaves of a mad priest or persisting in animation for more Starbuck's lattes, they just roam around wanting human flesh, even though they're dead from poison gas. I know this is standard movie zombie behavior, but I prefer my mythological beasts to make a tiny bit of sense in books. Still, it's well told.
Huntress of Dirty Socks
Good story, but I found the switch of narrators distracting. In some books it works well ("The Help" comes to mind) but not this one. There was just no reason to justify it.
Of the two narrators I found Wil Wheaton's reading preferable and I think I would've enjoyed it more if he'd read it all the way through.
Reading's reading (dang... I'm probably the millionth reviewer to use that phrase) makes Briar's personality too drained and dispirited to listen too for very long.
Drama teacher and Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan
The book gets an extra star just because of the flesh-eating zombies. Not a bad book, but it dragged a little too long. Well written with a great ending -- and a surprise that Wil Wheaton is a great narrator.