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.
This novel was very long and there were times when I wanted to quit on it but in the end I perservered and was glad that I did. As others have mentioned it was something like The Stand which I loved but it goes beyond that story with what is clearly going to be at least a trilogy and could easily be 12 novels if he so chooses. It is a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs and is not predictable which for me was sometimes frustrating but if you want suspense and are patient read it. If you want a safe predictible read this is not the book for you. This story is not what I would call a happliy ever after story. Be prepared to have your heart ripped out on and off. Having said that it is a story of the human fight for survival and at times they win, but not always.
I really loved this book. It reads like a history book about a country's downfall and how the people survived and hopefully, will rise again. I also felt the narrators did a great job. I cannot wait until the second book comes out - I just wish it wasn't going to be a 2 year wait.