I couldn't stop listening to this book. I don't understand anyone who didn't find this book engrossing, thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Now I have to wait two more years for the sequel. Yes, there were some rough spots, but I think this book was all of five stars and if there were six, I'd give it another. Read it, you won't regret it.
Enthralling from beginning to end. Although I confess I'm a few hours away from the end right now. One of the most captivating books I've read in quite a while.
This is one of the best books I've read in years. I hate to say it, but if you liked "The Stand" from Stephen King, you'll love this one. Very good character developement, lots of mystery, some horror, some sci-fi, drama, you name it. Very long story - very good!
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
Do not be put off reviews stating the book changed in the middle. This book is over 40 hours in length, many authors would have us wait months or years for the continuing novel or novels and another $30-$40 dollars to conclude. Yes, most of the characters changed, but the direction of the novel did not, the story had to continue to move forward. Had the novel stayed in the time period where it was, it would have had to end. The conclusion of this novel was very well done, won't say anymore. On the narration, it seems as though Mr. Brick is trying too hard often over exagerating the words, even at times sounding as if he is singing some of the words. Read naturally Mr. Brick. To authors, because someone is popular does not mean they are a good choice for the narration of your fantastic novel.
Im a good listener
I think this is probably a good book, but it's not a very good audio book. The narrator doesn't seem suited to the book at all. There are large parts with no dialogue and his cadence is sleep inducing. It's probably a combination of the reading and the author being rather wordy and overly descriptive. If I were reading it there are parts where the ability to accurately skip ahead or skim would make the book a much better experience as the core story is pretty cool.
I'm really bummed out I spent both my credits this month on this. I feel obligated to finish it but listening to it is like when your wife is watching Housewives of Somewhere and you're on the couch pretending to watch with her while you pick at your fingernails or play games on your phone.
This story started out interesting and then got really boring in parts. I had a hard time finishing it because I just got so bored with some of the parts of the story. I would not recommend this book. I think the author needs some fine tuning.
Not the epic audiobook I was hoping for. I love to read all things post-apocalyptic (and I love Scott Brick), but this was more "As the World Turns" and less "The Stand". Characters and their problems are plentiful, but the excitement is not. When they make the movie version (because this thing is selling really well) it will have to be a 13-part miniseries on Lifetime, not the dystopian action flick I wanted.
On a scale from one to ten with ten being great I would give this a 5 only because it does capture your interest after you get half way through. If you decide to get this be prepaired for a lot of flash backs.
This book is soo frustrating. I can tell its exciting and well written, but as it goes on, I can't get past the awful narration. The reader has a tick- on every line, EVERY line, he drops the pitch of the last word. His voice carries an actorly dread throughout, which is wearisome and undermines the sections where that emotion is really needed. I end up approaching the book with dread and I'm not even past the first section. I doubt whether i will be able to finish it.
I have always enjoyed post apocalyptic novels but not this one. It was an incredible waste of time. As others have noted, the first third of the book was interesting and had great potential for a good read. I think I could even have overlooked the fact that it was about vampires. The author however abandons his characters and jumps 100 years into the future and turns the book into a question of how long the batteries will hold out. We are to believe that the armies of the world are defeated while this sad group of survivors hangs onto their medieval community. It is sooooo long and the narrator makes you feel every second with his monotonous style.