The dialogue would have to be completely redone, it was nothing but cliches and nonsense that the characters obviously thought were clever. Although all the characters were so ridiculously immature and flat themselves, it did make sense that they would all constantly spout this drivel.
I love zombie/post-apocalypse stories, and I particularly like when there is a new spin or more cerebral twists on the genre, but this fell flat and made me hesitant about getting any other similar books
It was an interesting set up. Adding politics to the zombie scene and not simply concentrating on nonstop gore should have gone a long way to add a new twist to the genre.
I love scientific detail, but I'm not a stickler for it--I'm more than willing to give a wide berth for poetic license. But the "science" in this seriously tested my patience. I have very little medical knowledge, but I'm pretty sure that the constantly changing strains of the common cold AND all the incredibly varied types of cancer are not going to all be miraculously cured with one fell swoop. To me it felt like the author was trying to say "look at me, I'm science-y, I put in a few Latin sounding words and created a convoluted medical history." And I could forgive a few odd slips un-science, but it happened over and over again, almost as often as the main character mentions her bad eyes.
overall its a good story and not what i expected. The doing the mens voices is distracting and the guy doing the girls voices is also weird and the only thing that really bothered me about the reading. Easily overlooked though.
Some of the description repetition gets annoying and takes the imagination away, i could get the idea of a characters emotion pretty quick but then they would keep explaining how a character was feeling.
worth listening too for sure.
Top ten, easily. The story itself is incredible, with really tight world building and a take on the zombie apocalypse that I've never encountered before. Paula Christensen does a fabulous job of bringing it to life.
George. It's not often that the POV character of a book written in first person appeals to me so much, but George was different. She was incredibly intelligent, devoted to the truth, and still flawed and human. I also liked having a lead character with a disability.
Most any scene involving Steve the bodyguard. I didn't expect to like that character so much, but by the end I just wanted to hug him!
Absolutely yes! I had to keep myself from listening to it at home as audiobooks are how I survive my work days. I managed. Barely.
The weak link in this book was Jesse Bernstein as the male narrator. His voice for Shaun wasn't awful, but whenever he tried to put on an accent I was cringing. If you can't pull off an English accent, PLEASE don't attempt one. Especially if someone is paying to hear it. Paula Christensen's dude voices were a little annoying, but nothing on the scale of Bernstein's accents.
I have already recommended this book to multiple friends. Really enjoyed the story and I keep thinking about it even though it's over. Looking forward to listening to the next one in the series!
Raising Stony Mayhall - its another good post zombie apocalypse book.
I love BOOKS!
Ok, so I finally bought this on audio, and now I can finish it.
I'm so glad I finally finished this book; it was indeed a struggle. I found myself daydreamin a lot, while listenin to it. I thought this was a Zombie book, and boy was I wrong. A book with only 2 Zombie scenes, isn't a Zombie book. This was a political book and I don't want to read about freakin politics in any book. I didn't like Buffy and yeah, yeah, yeah Georgia we know you have issues with your eyes. The Mason's are awful parents, and why adopt if you aren't gonna show them affection like a descent parent would. The word deadpan was over used. I almost bought the other two books, I'm glad I didn't. I will be takin 'em off my TRL.
Now, I need to listen to a real Zombie book.
Feed is a zombie book that is not about the zombies. It is about story. Feeds characters and plot suck you in and won't let you go. Its extremely original and is not the tired and tried zombie book.
The characters are believable and the humor is actually funny. The plot is amazing.
Even Zombies won't keep Georgia Mason from reporting the truth on the campaign trail.
Hardcore Journalists brave a zombie ridden world to cover an election... hmmm... I wasn't super excited about the story line at first, but upon reading it I was COMPLETELY SHOCKED. This book actually made me cry. I didn't like everything about it.. but I enjoyed it because it was different and it surprised me how lost I got into the book.
This is really not your usual zombie novel.
Set a couple decades after the zom-pocalypse, the story revolves around a brother and sister journalist team covering the campaign of a Republican presidential candidate. What struck me first about the book was the refreshingly believable way that the author portrayed the western world following a plague of this magnitude...it just keeps going. Apple turns to designing blood test kits as well as cellphones, Embassy Suites offer hermatically-sealed conference rooms for high-paying guests, and resturants only serve meals outside to patrons who have proper security clearances, but otherwise the survivors of this new world are more or less as you might expect the citizens of USA circa 2040 to be.
Now, there are plenty of the action-packed scenes of stumbling, face-gnawing gore that no zombie novel would be complete without, but mostly the story is focused on more mundane horrors. Mysterious "accidents" keep befalling the followers and families of the progressive-minded presidental candidate, and our young journalists are tasked with discovering who is trying to discredit -- and maybe assasinate -- our man. It's a thrilling mystery first, and a zombie novel second. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Also, I have to give props to Jesse Bernstein. His voice acting absolutely made the Percy Jackson series for me, and he brings it just as solidly with this project.
Richard Henry Valdez
I love the whole backstory of Kellis-Amberlee (the virus which causes zombies in this series) and the characters. It's been a long time since I was drawn into the characters.
I would compare it to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. There's a lot of Wheldon-like style and humor in it.
There are several great scenes. The opening in Santa Cruz with Georgia and Shaun fleeing a horde or zombies and a scene in the middle when a main character is bitten and amplifies. No spoilers from me here.
The world AFTER the zombies rose.
One great thing I loved in Feed (and the Newsflesh series in general) is that while this is a world with zombies in it, it's not really about zombies. The zombie rising happened 25 years before the story in the book and while there are a couple great scenes with zombies attacking our main characters, it's really a political thriller hidden inside a post-apocalyptic zombie story. If you expect to have cover-to-cover zombies in this book, I would suggest looking somewhere else.
This book was Fantastic, I signed on for a zombie story But ended up in a political thriller. You never know whats going to happen next.