I was a little hesiant to order this book but decided to take a chance. I loved it. The reader was great and very pleasent to listen to. I think I had the idea it was more about vampires, but it wasn't. The story was very interesting and I have since heard there will be 2 more books. Very happy about that.
The first couple of hours was good, it was full of action, and the premise was interesting. Then, that story went away and another took over. What great potential Amy had after her first introduction! And then....nothing. The thing that bugs me the most about this book is how all the action in the "second story" takes place in everybody's heads. We don't get to experience the action, but get it second and third hand within people's heads with all kinds of modifers and qualifers. Suspense? Ha!
I agree with everyone review that gave it 1 star, if there was zero star I would give that, it is totally idiotic and non-captivating, I finally gave up and went to the last 20 minutes of the story, then immediately erased it from my device and computer.
As I was listening I was mentally composing a review. It was good, but not great. I would rate it a 4. It has some great moments; the narration was excellent, but it was very drawn out. Then I got to the ending. That spoiled it.
I really liked this book, good storyline and character development. But I was also really glad when I got to the end. It is a long listen so be prepared, and I would not suggest listening to it in THREE DAYS like a previous reviewer. I listened to Kings "IT" right before this one (Another 40+ hours and an extremely great listen) so I'm not sure if I needed to just get to the end and that affected how I felt about the book.
If you enjoy Scott Brick, you'll enjoy the story as well. It will be really interesting to see where the author takes the story as he is commited to two more books on it as well.
Overhyped...way too long...once you move into the 100 year passage ...only one word can describe it...BORING!!!!
Who cares about these people...and ITS not a vampire story....SciFi yes but not a good one
This book could be a Stephen King book if it were a little more refined. All of the characters are well writen. The plot was great. (better infact than many of King's books) . This book can stand alone or become a series. It gives you an ending with a loophole for the next book.
Most "end of the world" books have only one way of life after the big event. This book explores a more realistic outcome of what could happen. You find your stenght and use it.
The sci fi part is new and old but well thought out and easy to follow. I think that it could have used just a bit more editing to improve the flow.
This will be short.
This was a looooong book but I NEVER lost my interest in the book. What an incredible story of survival and hope for the future. I have just finished and am now looking for another book by Justin. Not everyone will like it but I couldn't wait to get in the car to go to work so I could get back into the story to see what happens next.
This book was a chance that I took. I have several authors that I normally listen to, but my friend recommended this book. It has been the best book I have listened to in a long time!! The world changes right before your eyes and leaves you thinking, "Could this happen?" I recommend this for those who like a bit of military, with a bit of detective work, and sci-fi all rolled into one!!
Totally loved it!!!
Great character development, excellent pacing, ruthlessly bleak. If the Stand and the Strain had a baby, it would be this book. Perfect for summer, can't wait for the next installment.